My site, www.Divehappy.com is a personal guide to scuba diving in South East Asia and Australia edited by me, Chris Mitchell, a freelance scuba journalist. I'm also a PADI Speciality Dive Instructor (#629614) although I don't do much instructing anymore. I'm currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.
I'm currently a Field Editor for Scuba Diver AustralAsia magazine and a regular contributor to Asian Diver magazine. I also contribute occasionally to USA dive magazines Scuba Diving and Sport Diver.
Besides Divehappy, I also edit www.Travelhappy.info, a website about travel in Thailand and South East Asia and www.SpikeMagazine.com, a long running UK books website.
In a remote part of Indonesia's Banda Sea lies the still active volcano Gunung Api, or "Fire Mountain" - and below its lava-encrusted shoreline the volcano is home to hundreds of highly venomous sea snakes that hunt in packs and show little fear of human"
In November 2008 four World War II planes and six helicopters were sunk off Bang Tao beach in Phuket to create an artificial reef. We went and had a look..."
Scuba diving is not the cheapest of sports to pursue, but if you're diving in Asia, there are plenty of great dive spots that won't break the bank to explore."
Manta Rays are one of the most incredible encounters you can have while scuba diving. Here's where to go in Thailand to have the best chance of seeing them for yourself."
Thailand is where I've lived on and off since 2004. The diving here is relatively cheap and great, particularly on the west coast in the Andaman Sea. Here is a quick overview of diving in Thailand to help you decide where to visit."
This is Part 2 of my Burma diving liveaboard trip report in January 2009."
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the water... it is. Rumours about there being great white sharks in Thailand are greatly exaggerated."
"Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, growing up to a staggering 15 metres in length. yet they are completely harmless to humans and one of the most amazing underwater sights for scuba divers in Thailand."
Thailand has so many world class dive sites, it can be difficult deciding which ones to visit. Here's a quick overview to help you make your choice."
Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands have become one of the most famous places to go diving in all of Asia thanks to the area's pristine coral reefs and incredible diversity of marine life."
Ocean Rover is one of Asia's most famous diving liveboards, which has just relocated from Thailand to Indonesia under new management. I joined a 10 day trip around Sulawesi's Sangihe archipelago to see how the Ocean Rover is taking to its new home."
This is my trip report of a Burma scuba diving liveaboard on the MV Jazz in January 2009."