Best day of my life!

There are very rare days in life where one feels that the whole World comes together to make their dreams come true. I have told many times, I love ocean and anything that lives under water. I love Mantas. I had seen two Mantas come by when I dived in New Caledonia. It was magical. They swam by very gently …

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Diving in House Reef (Maldives)

The water in Maldives is absolutely divine. It is warm and clear. And a perfect condition to have a relaxed dive. The last three dives of mine (Rottnest Island and Sesimbra) had taken a toll on me. I had thought I would never come out of the anxiety or panic I had during those dives. But after diving here in …

Diving in Sesimbra (Lisbon)

Sesimbra is about 40 minutes bus drive from Lisbon. It is a fishing town and most importantly a great town known for its dive throughout the year. The main disadvantage of the ocean in Sesimbra is that it is always cold and rough. As part of my Europe travel this year, I wanted to include some dives as well. While …

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 was to go watch the …

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 metres range. Murdeshwara is a …

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: Only Tangalooma Island Resort visitors …

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 sunk only 5 years ago. …

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 back from the north (Queensland) …

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 do not do on a …

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. How to reach 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 to come this year. I …

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 watching every single year at …

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 rafted for another 2 to …

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 say that your wet suits …

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 me to a place to …