Okay, first off, "us" is really just me - Michael Holland. I've lived in Bangkok, Thailand since 1992, and have been writing on-line travel guides such as Asia for Visitors and others for more than 10 years. I started this site soon after first learning to dive. It's what I do.
Why SEA Undersea?
Why start another web guide to dive sites? Good question. There are several good web sites around, with some detailed information about the dive sites, but they tend to skip over some important details, like how to get there. Web sites for dive operators make it clear how to get to sites, but they also tend to tell you only about the sites they visit, which is fair enough.
From my point of view, as a travel writer and newbie scuba diver, none of the available sites really pulled together everything I wanted to know. So, it seemed to me that there was an opportunity here to create a site that married the wealth of travel information I already have for many major diving destinations with information about dive sites and operators in these places. The goal is to create a one-stop-shop site that not only gives you good ideas about what dive sites might be best for you, but can also provide guidance on which operators go there, how to get there, where to stay, and so on.
Other Travel Guides by the Author of SEA Undersea
SEA Undersea is not my first site. It's part of a family of travel sites for Southeast Asia that includes:
- Asia for Visitors
- The most comprehensive on-line travel guide to Southeast Asia, covering Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Asia Airports Guide
- What's the departure tax in Phnom Penh? Is there a left luggage service in Bangkok? What airlines fly to Krabi? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the Asia Airports Guide.
- the POSH Guide
- Southeast Asia is full of luxurious accommodations and fine restaurants that don't cost a fortune. Find them in the POSH Guide.
SEA Undersea Privacy Statement
"Your privacy is important to us." blah, blah, blah... If you're reading this, you either have waay too much time on your hands, or you're a lawyer. In any case, we really do care about privacy - we don't like getting thousands of junk mails a day either - so, here's the legal low-down for this site:
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