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

Walindi Resort, Kimbe PNG

June 28, 2017

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Walindi Resort sits on a plantation one hours drive from Hoskins airport in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. The property in on the shores of Kimbe Bay. Anyone who is anyone comes here to dive. The promise of “gin-clear” waters, a smorgasbord of aquatic life and few tourists makes this journey more of […]

Papua New Guinea

June 27, 2017

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Marauding cannibals, city car-jackings, tribal warfare and gender violence. Papua New Guinea (PNG) does not have a great reputation as far as the rest of the world is concerned. But it’s a country I’ve long had a fascination with and I’m finally here, if only for a week.  PNG is four hours from Fiji. It’s […]

Sharks, Sharks, Sharks!!!!!

June 25, 2017

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WARNING: This means you Mum! Sit down, breathe calmly and remember I’m writing this post dive, so I survived.  If you had said to me a year ago, “How do you fancy doing a baited shark dive with 30 plus apex predators in Fiji? You descend down a mooring line in a current. Crouch next […]

Nature at its best – The Garden Island of Taveuni

June 20, 2017

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It’s been an incredible week here in Taveuni. The island is far from cheap and is unsurprisingly filled with honeymooners and surprisingly impoverished American and European students all volunteering and wearing inappropriate clothing more suited to Ibiza.  Trying to stay here on a budget has been a challenge. Diving has been my biggest splurge but […]

Diving The Great White Wall, Fiji

June 14, 2017

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The Great White Wall is described by many as one of the must-see dive sites in the world. I first heard about it last spring while I was in Istanbul. An American woman on the news planning desk asked me if that was the reason I was going to Fiji. This led to internet research […]

Goodbye SavuSavu hello Taveuni

June 13, 2017

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Across the water from Vanua Levu lies Taveuni. The garden island is famed for the famous and rare flower Tagimaucia, found growing high in the mountains. It’s also a place divers come to stay and visit the rainbow reef and the world famous Great White Wall. I’m here for week. I packed up my life […]

Dive Master certification day – The final hurdle

May 30, 2017

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“You know Asha, this is not a true picture of what the ocean is normally like,” said my instructor Big D looking at me with a stifled smile. My worried face was reflected back in his mirrored faux Ray Ban aviators. “Errrrm what do you mean?” I asked awkwardly pulling at my rash vest and […]