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Surviving the Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps offer not just breathtaking beauty, but also danger of a domestic kind???

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Gunung Padang

I have been to Indonesia so many times that I have lost count. It started with the disastrous “Lost Christmas”, many years ago. Indonesia has provided me with a variety of travel stories, being the country where I learned to scuba dive; checked out a bunch of volcanoes; tried a hand at surfing and saw […]

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Blackout

Freediving is the art of going underwater while holding your breath. Unlike scuba, there is no breathing apparatus to rely on; one has to have the level of physical conditioning required to perform the dive. I picked up freediving with my trainers Chris and Michelle. Chris would talk up the purity of the experience: “No […]

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Muck diving in Lembeh

I was on a scuba diving trip in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The first part of the trip was spent on the island of Bunaken, including my best New Year celebrations ever. Part 2 was to be spent on the island of Lembeh, known for its muck diving. At the port of Bitung, I found myself a […]

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The Ride to Moni

My vacation was ending in just a few days and I was heading to my last stop: a volcano named Kelimutu. I had wanted to see the three famous crater lakes that were reputed for their distinct, striking colours. It was 4PM and I was about fifty kilometres from my destination, a village named Moni […]

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A good dive

Back in 2015, I was scuba diving off the island of Nusa Penida near Bali in Indonesia. Nusa Penida is famous among divers for the massive ocean sunfish, locally known as “mola mola”. The sunfish is the largest bony fish in the world (i.e. aside from sharks and rays, it is the largest fish). The […]