After Bali I spent two weeks in Taiwan. The first week was spent in and around Taipei, which includes many great spots to visit, including Ximen, Taipei 101, Taipei Zoo, Tamsui and Jiufen.
We drove to Tulamben today, which is a couple of hours north of Sanur in Bali. Just a short swim from the restaurant on the shore is the wreck of the Liberty, which was sunk by a Japanese sub in 1942 and is a great dive.
Traveling from Bali to Taipei I have a one day stopover in Kuala Lumpur. I mostly rested, venturing out after dark to take a couple of shots of the famous towers.
On our first day of diving with Bali Aqua we boarded a boat off Sanur beach and cruised for 40 minutes out to Nusa Penida. We did our first dive in the fascinating Crystal Bay before heading east to the Manta cleaning station.
I spent a week in Bali on a dive trip recently. I had a rest day between dive locations and wanted to see the sights. After a bit of haggling I secured a car, driver and guide for 600K Rupiah, which was a pretty good deal for 12 hours of exploring.
Cook Island is a small rocky island surrounded by a marine park of Fingal Head, near the NSW and Queensland border. It is a popular site for scuba diving and snorkeling as there are usually a few turtles about.
Camp Cove is a small protected bay near Sydney's South Head, north of Bondi and east of Double Bay. It's a great spot for a night dive, calm water with an easy sandy entry and exit. Last Saturday Rich and I geared up in the right side carpark and hit the water just after dark.
After 5 nights in Kota Kinabalu, we boarded an Air Asia flight to Penang. The trip took around 2 hours, plus another thirty minutes in a taxi looking for our hotel in Georgetown. We stayed at The Chambers Hotel, which was the old Chambers of Commerce building converted into boutique accommodation. This is a theme in Georgetown, where many of the …