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Making Friends with Manta Rays in the Maldives

In Maldives, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah6 Comments

So the other highlight of my Maldives dive trip besides the whale sharks was being able to see the majestic manta rays up close for the first time. I’d miss them previously in Malapascua, and I had seen various types of sting rays before this, but nothing is quite the experience of having a huge manta ray (or a whole school) just swoop by you, flapping their large wings and ‘flying’ through the water. Photos don’t quite do manta rays justice because you have to see them in action to truly appreciate them. Check out my video below on diving …

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Diving with whale sharks… finally!

In Maldives, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah10 Comments

Diving in the Maldives was epic mainly because… WHALE SHARKS! I’ve never seen them in the wild before this and I finally managed to see them on this trip! They really are as amazing as you might imagine – HUGE, though the first two we saw were not very big, babies by whale shark standards, but the last one we saw was pretty big at around 8m in length at least. The Maldives is a great place to see them – the waters in November are plankton rich, and while visibility isn’t as high because of that, that’s also prime …

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The sweet sound of silence – Bose QC20 earphones Review

In Review, Travel Gear by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

There’s a surprising amount of noise that you encounter in everyday life that you don’t notice until it’s taken away from you. That’s what the Bose QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® (QC20) headphones made me realize with its awesome noise-cancelling function. I had already seen it in action when I was invited down to the launch event previously, so I was really keen to see how effective they would be on the road. The nice thing about earphones is their compact size, especially when compared to bulky headphones. These QC20s came in a convenient padded carrying pack, though they take up …

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Diving in Paradise – a week in the Maldives

In Maldives, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah3 Comments

After a year of planning, waiting and anticipating, I can finally say that I’ve been scuba diving in the Maldives! And what an incredible week it was! The weather was a bit of a concern at first – the week’s forecasts were rather wet and our first day there was not promising at all with grey clouds and perpetual rain, this trip was not off to a great start; after all what is the Maldives without its cerulean blue waters and sunny green islands? Being cooped up in a rocky boat was not what I had in mind… But thankfully the …

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Weekend Wanderlusting: Maldives

In Maldives, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

And one more last trip for 2013 is in store! I’ve been anticipating this for ages – wanderlusting cannot begin to describe my excitement this week.   I’m headed up to… Maldives!   I’m going… What else, but diving diving diving for 6 full days! I’m headed up with Scubaddiction, same folks I was in Malapascua some time back, and a few who I also visited Manado with, and of course my usual dive buddy P. This trip has been in the works since somewhere around February 2013, so I can’t believe that the actual day is finally here! The …