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.

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I cannot believe I am a PADI certified Open Water Scuba diver now!

I am a PADI certified open scuba diver. And this posts aims at providing as much information about the certification I have done.

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. View this post on Instagram Three more days to go.. Can't wait!! Waiting to see a great white.. I love the power this shark holds! 👍🏻 #raksaustraliadiaries #raksadelaidediaries…

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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…

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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…

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The Big Blue World, Corals, Fishes and the Sharks

Who would not want to dive in the Great Barrier Reef? That’s probably on every traveler’s bucket list visiting Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the World’s largest living structure with about 3000 individual coral reefs and 900 islands. It stretches over 2300 kms and is on the North Eastern side of Australia, off coast…

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