How To Get Padi Open Water Scuba Diver Certified on a Budget

Tommo Fun

Diving is not a budget activity. However, it is a lot of fun, so as a budget traveller, is there a way to get certified safely and cheaply? The answer, of course, is that it all depends on your definition of cheap! We like to find a balance between the best quality experience and the cheapest price. Diving, done incorrectly, can be somewhat dangerous. When you are getting certified you …

Is it Ethical To Swim With Whale Sharks?

Megsy Fun

Is feeding migratory animals in order to keep them in one area for tourists a serious moral and environmental concern? The Philippines has many attractions on offer: white sandy beaches, stunning coral reefs, and the rare opportunity to swim with sharks… ok it’s whale sharks so there is no element of danger to be had, BUT it’s still a super cool experience. As with many sea creatures the whale sharks …

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How to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands in 2 days.

Tommo Fun

This week we’re at Airlie beach – gateway to the southern part of the Great Barrier reef and to the millionaire’s island paradise of the Whitsunday Islands! Australia is not quite as budget friendly as other countries, but there are always workarounds, you’ve just gotta get smart! Being on the one year work and travel visa means I am entitled to get a job… and that’s why I’m here, I’ve …