Author: Asha Tanna
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A male chimp in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda photo ©Asha Tanna 2012

The Philippines

November 10, 2019

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The last time I was in The Philippines was 2017 where I happened to get my diagnosis. It’s a bitter sweet memory. The island hopping and diving really helped me process and handle what was a cataclysmic shift in my life as I went through all the tests. I was alone, scared and pretty spaced […]

Moving on….

November 10, 2019

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It was very hard to leave Koh Tao. By the end of my eight month stint I had found my tribe and established a routine. I love the food, culture and general vibe in Thailand. It’s a beautiful country and I’ve fallen in love with different disciplines of yoga ( Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga) thanks […]

7SEAS – one man

July 16, 2019

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Sergiy Tovkus has had many guises in his life, but the ocean is something he’s always been drawn to since childhood. The Ukrainian freediver packs a statuesque figure, lean and muscular he looks every bit the dive professional. But his love of water goes beyond duck dives and breath holds. He’s a passionate advocate of […]

Mabul and Sipadan

May 1, 2019

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“Your dive gear has been left in Semporna,” came the reply after the radio response ended. I squinted at the manager. I could feel the exasperation building. “WTF,” I let out under my breath. “I specifically asked the woman at reception this morning, “Is everything on the boat?” and she told me “Yes, yes take […]

Borneo

May 1, 2019

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I’ve taken ten days off work. Suicide for freelancers some might say. But I need a break. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from three years of living in different countries, is you have to have a change of scenery to survive Island living. I love what I do, and I want to keep it […]

Nice as PIE – not quite….

April 17, 2019

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I left Thailand in January and headed to Sulawesi in Indonesia for ten days. It was a trip I was hugely excited about because it would be my first proper taste of macro diving. Scouring the sea bed for small critters with my nose pressed up to the black sand. These are the underdogs of […]

Mikko Paasi – A Knight Of The Thai Kingdom

April 15, 2019

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When Mikko Paasi got the call about a dangerous rescue operation in Thailand he was thousands of miles away in Malta. A tech diver specialising in cave and wreck exploration he was part of a niche group of divers that were the only hope for 12 young boys and their 25-year-old coach, trapped deep inside […]