Where many Brunei residents decided to go abroad for the long weekend, I opted to explore my own country. The sweetener was being able to visit a reclusive gem in the Belait district. Longhouse? Hiking? Waterfall? You had me at Teraja!
15 divers and hours later… one piece of trash recovered from the Panaga Beach waters. Read up more on the real struggles of my Saturday morning.
With the plethora of tourist places in Southeast Asia, it is easy to overlook Brunei as a possible dive destination yet the dive scene among the locals and expats in Brunei alone is gaining considerable traction.
As a Bruneian citizen who also spent half her life growing up abroad, I believe that I can help balance out facts and preconceived notions by answering some questions that I usually get about Brunei and diving in this Sultanate. I will continue to do my best to acquaint readers with the country, first with its underwater gems and the dive community.
Come and join the (inter)national cleanup happening this coming weekend along Brunei’s coast and major waterways.
Be prepared to have your assumptions tested when you meet this femme fatale – Mina. She knows how to pose for the camera and kicks just as much ass with her impressive list of qualifications and marine conservation efforts.
An overdue introduction to visiting freediving instructor and Italian merman, Stefano.
My first September 2017 dive turned to be a milestone of all sorts: certified AIDA 2 and successful fun dives at 3 notable diving locations in Brunei.