RTW diving in Ko Phi Phi

The day before my island/snorkel tour, I had visited a dive shop on Tonsai Bay. Happily, their logistics meant that I was perfectly fine to dive with them with a still-healing sprained ankle, so I booked a trip with two dives for the day after the snorkel tour. The dive shop prepped all our dive gear…

RTW hiking and diving on Magnetic Island

Well, to be honest, mostly what I have done in the past few days is lie on the beach and enjoy. But I did do some hiking! And spent a day diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef! There is a short walk from Picnic Bay to the top of the Hawkins Point hill lookout that was…

RTW diving and kayaking from Airlie Beach

Well, my good weather luck failed finally, after five months of sunshine. It rained most of the time I stayed on Airlie Beach, most vexingly when I was on a full day kayaking trip. Oh well, I was due some rain. I had arrived to Airlie from Bundaberg on a night bus, which went as…

RTW manta rays at Lady Elliot Island

From the moment I realised manta rays existed, I wanted to see them. Over time, this desire morphed into swimming with them, and this was the main reason why I got my Scuba diving license in Monterey. And a few months later, this last weekend, my dream came true!! Given that I was booking my…

RTW Scuba PADI open water course

I’ve said for years that I will get a diving license before I get a driving license, and that is actually now true. There is so much to see underwater, especially on a round the world trip that covers some of the most popular diving sites, that I couldn’t let this opportunity pass me by. As…