Some 30 years ago, the legendary dive-master Pak Condo Subagyo travelled on foot from his hometown in Central Java towards east Indonesia in search for the meaning of life. He chanced upon Komodo National Park, which is located within the Lesser Sunda and made a life-changing decision to base in Labuan Bajo and dive in Komodo National Park, day in and day out.
(KUALA LUMPUR, October 19, 2016) – Sony today launched a new 4K Action Cam and Full HD Action Cam that bring together all of Sony’s imaging expertise to deliver a great video experience. It will capture movies that users will be proud to share, save and keep to show future generations. The new 4K FDR-X3000R and full HD HDR-AS300R Action Cams contain a wealth of technologies that have never been seen in POV cameras. This includes Sony’s patented B.O.SS technology which has been rolled out across Sony’s premium Handycam® range and for the first time has been adapted for use in the Action Cam. FDR-X3000R 4K and HDR-AS300R Full HD Action Cam with Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ (B.O.SS) image stabilisation, even in 4K […]
Mabul Island Mention Mabul Island and visions of swaying coconut trees, idyllic water villages and fascinating marine life come to mind. And that’s just above the water. Located around 15 minutes by speedboat from the world famous Sipadan Island, Mabul is recognised as one of the best muck-diving (a term used to describe limited visibility dives at shallow sites with usually sandy bottoms) sites in the world. Mabul is a small oval shaped island fringed by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hectare reef. The reef is on the edge of the continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 25–30 metres deep. Mabul is also renowned for its amazing array of macrolife, making […]
Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has come up with a list of the seven best sites for diving in Asia-Pacific, including Malaysia’s own Kota Kinabalu. The list, which was based on in-country tourism expertise and customer review data, has noted Kota Kinabalu and its surrounding areas in Sabah as a much sought-after diving destination for both domestic and international travellers.
We could give you a million reasons why standards are key for the tourism industry, but sometimes all you need is one story to make it real. So here is the tale of one man, a small company, and a revolutionary standard that transformed one of the largest tourism activities worldwide: diving.