More of Green Island

A lighthouse at the NW corner of the island. Although we spent most of our time on or below the surface we did have some down-time.  Since you shouldn’t dive within 24 hours of flying we had a full day to scoot and walk around the island and its deserted beaches. Green is located off…

Shhhhhh….let’s keep this place a secret

Thanks to its remoteness it probably will remain off the beaten path except for a few thousand weekend visitors from around Taiwan.  With a permanent population of around 3000 it’s a relatively uninhabited small island.  It takes about 40 minutes on a scooter to make it around the 18 km coastal loop on Green Island.…

Independence Day Dive

Happy Fourth of July to everyone at home! The Taiwan dive season generally goes from mid-May through September. For the brave and well insulated you can extend those times. Today we headed over to the northeast coast and found some interesting little creatures to share the water with. The water temperature was comfortable yesterday (28C/82F),…

Lankayan Experience – Part II Under the Sulu Sea

I was a very bad husband and missed our anniversary and all I could do was come up with this message. Lankayan sits in the southeast corner of the Sulu Sea. The waters just off the beach are probably in the upper 80’s.  Even at 65 feet below the surface the water is still 84…

Borneo and Lankayan Island

We’ll fly into Kota Kinabalu, and then take a little puddle jumper over to Sandakan. From Sandakan we jump on a small boat for the 90 minute ride to Lankayan Island. (worldatlas) Tomorrow morning I’m off for a new adventure. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that diving has become…

Getting around in the Philippines

Getting around the Philippines can be fun, a lot of fun.  You’ll see plenty of two, three and four wheeled vehicles everywhere.  Some of my favorites were the Jeepneys.  The Jeepneys are used to carry everything from produce, see the banana load below, to people to pigs.  The owners take great pride in the outer appearance…