Whale Watching 2019 (Take 2)

Before going further into my story – let me tell you, this trip did not happen. I did not go on this tour because it was cancelled. The weather in Sydney has been bad with strong winds so this trip did not happen. One of the things that I wanted to do before leaving Sydney…

Diving in Gold Coast

I have loved most of the scuba dives I have ever done so far. Some staff may not have been as friendly and good as others but generally they are fine. But there has been one scuba diving that I had done in Gold Coast which I did not enjoy. I had dived with Queensland…

Scuba diving in Netrani Island

Netrani Island is a small island, off the coast of the main land from Murdeshwara. The island is about 20 kilometres, a short boat trip from the main land. It is home to coral reef and is a popular diving site in Karnataka state. It is said that the visibility is around 15 to 20…

Diving at Tangalooma wreck

The Tangalooma Wreck, at Moreton Island in Queensland, is a great dive spot in Queensland. It caters for new and experienced divers. The dive spot is home for several shipwrecks and variety of marine life. And it has crystal clear water which makes the diving even more fun. Provider details: Name: Tangalooma Dive and Watersports Note:…

Diving in Dolphin Wreck (Brunei)

Brunei is famous for ship wrecks. It has many of the ships that have gone down and are spectacular sites for divers. While most of these sites are for advanced divers, there are some of them for open water divers as well. One such wreck is the Dolphin Wreck. This is a ship wreck that…

Scuba diving bucket list

As usual I am back with another list – a scuba diving bucket list. This is the list which I wish to maintain so it can guide me through ticking off some of the awesome diving sites around the World. I am still very new to diving (even though I have done about 15 to…

Whale watching 2019

As an yearly routine, I went for a whale watching tour this year as well. In Sydney, whale migration happens between the months of May and November. In the first part of the season, the whales are heading from south (Antarctica) to north (Queensland). And in the second part of the season, the whales head…

Diving in Amedee Island

My first dive after getting certified was at Amedee Island in New Caledonia. I was nervous. I was nervous because the expectation is that I would remember all the basic skills that I learned from my certification. This is a good expectation but the reality is a little different. Since scuba is something that I…

Scuba diving at Tulamben

If you are an amateur diver and are planning to do an introductory dive, then I recommend scuba diving at Tulamben in Indonesia. Tulamben is a small village in the north-east coast of Bali. The dive site is popular because of the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship.

Swimming with Seals

I find seals extremely cute. They are the puppies of the ocean. They are inquisitive and extremely playful under water. And my most favorite activity to do is to swim with these puppies. In Australia, there are plenty of places where we can swim with the seals. In NSW, it is in the Montague Island….

And they are back!

Yes, they are back! Yet again! My most favourite part of winter – the Humpback Whales <3 . Starting from mid May till mid October is the official whale season. And I couldn’t have resisted staying home or delaying my trip to watch my favourite mammals. This is the first trip with the many more…

Whale watching – 2017

I had posted a picture on Instagram a while ago: “I don’t care what anyone thinks of me. Except whales… I want whales to like me.” And I really meant it. I definitely want the whales to like me because I like them that much. And this is the reason why I go for whale…

Rafting on River Zanskar!

“Do you want to jump inside the water again?” asked my rafting instructor come guide come lead. My eyes lit up. I was excited. “What is the name of this river? The one we are rafting on?” I asked. “Zanskar”, he replied. “Let’s jump in Indus!” I screamed. He grinned and noded his head. We…

Finding Nemo in Langkawi

I was excited to see Nemo. I was jumping up and down with excitement. I had not seen Nemo even in Australia. Let me give you a little bit of background – Nemo is a baby clown fish in the movie – Finding Nemo. In the movie, Nemo is taken by a set of divers…

Swimming with dusky dolphins 🐬 

‘I can manage in the ocean’ I said. ‘I am not sure, the sea is moderate today and we are not letting any non-swimmers go inside the water’, one of the staff at Dolphin Encounter said. ‘Please, I really think this would be easy and I have done it once in the past. If you…

I love Bruce!

‘Call me immediately’, my mother had texted after seeing a picture I had posted on Facebook. I had forgotten that my mother was on my Facebook friends list. Angrily my mother had asked, “Are you going there to see a fish?” Fortunately, she had thought I was only going on a boat trip that would take…

Underwater working Post office

The first time I heard that there is an underwater working post office. “Really? That’s crazy!” I had thought and had ignored the idea thinking it was one of those hyped up not-so-true-kind of stories. But when I started researching on the things to do and see in Vanuatu, I stumbled upon the underwater post…

Snorkelling between tectonic plates

“What? Are you crazy?” “Why would you want to snorkel in the freezing cold water?” “Really, why?” “Are you mad?” These are the few questions I was asked by my family and friends. Snorkelling between the tectonic plates was never part of my Iceland itinerary. During my northern lights tour in Norway, I met few…

Whale watching – 2016

The whale watching starts every year from the month of May and lasts till November. This is one of the amazing attractions in Sydney. I went on the whale watching tours twice this year as part of my yearly visit. The whale watching tours were with two different tour companies. I loved the Thunder Jet…