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Reefs, Walls and Critters in the VisayasBy Tim Rock

Darin You’ll most likely fly into Cebu and then make the short plane ride or ferry trip to Dauin via Dumaguette. In fact, when divers say they are going to Dumaguette, the capital city of Negros Oriental, they are really on their way to rusti...

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Getting Your Jig on in TerengganuBy Rie Miyoshi

The Malaysian evening sun was blazing on the horizon as we entered the choppy South China Sea. As the sun set, local Muslim fishermen completed their evening prayers on the roofs of their fishing boats. Aided by a full moon, the seasoned f...

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Formosa First DescentsBy Mike Harris

"I can see the confluence,” I yelled back to the other members of the team. Cheers rose from the other side of the swollen river. We had finally reached the end of the first descent of the Marishan Canyon after an epic seven days deep in ...

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Untouched YanbaruBy Rie Miyoshi

Hot tea and mochi is always a good idea after a windy hike. I had just descended Mt. Deisan Damui on an uncharacteristically chilly day in Okinawa. Although the 230-meter high karst cone took only 20 minutes to reach, I was on all fours for the majo...

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Chasing Glaciers in PatagoniaBy Aaron Jamieson

Patagonia is nature at its most extreme. Between the epic mountains and ancient glaciers is an enormous expanse of nothingness. Planning a route through this arid terrain seems as simple as joining the dots between distant petrol stations and hoping...

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Yuki-ItaBy Rie Miyoshi

Born and raised in Nagano, Atsushi Gomyo is no stranger to the mountains. He began snowboarding when he was 10 and climbed the professional snowboarding ladder in his early teens. In his 20s, he began riding for Gentemstick, the legendary powder boa...

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Follow Your HeartBy Rie Miyoshi

Courtesy of Daniel Rönnbäck The life of Scandinavian skier and artist Sandra Fransson is a mosaic of her lifelong passion for skiing and art, inspiration from the outdoors and the continuing legacy of her brother. Sandra grew up in a fam...

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Raja Ampat: Indonesia's Eco-Success StoryBy Tim Rock

“Raja Ampat may well be the hottest diving destination on the planet right now. And there’s good reason for this. The diving can be spellbinding.” Raja Ampat, with its incredible scenic island, teeming reefs, isolated and protecte...

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Reclaiming the Seas of SanrikuBy Bonnie Waycott

On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake in Japan's history triggered a massive tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region. Since the disaster, a group of volunteer divers has been collecting debris washed away by the colossal waves and helping ...

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The Roof of AustraliaBy Aaron Jamieson

It was almost midnight when we set out on skins from the tiny collection of lodges at Guthega, a “ski village” in Kosciuszko National Park. It was late winter, and the forecast showed a large storm rolling in. Teddy Laycock, our basecamp...

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Surf to TurfBy Rie Miyoshi

From the Hawaii surf to Keio’s stadium turf, David Stant is making waves in Japan.  It’s a rainy day at Keio University with a typhoon heading this way, but Keio Unicorns Coach David Stant couldn’t be more stoked. Af...

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Find Yourself in WakatobiBy Rie Miyoshi

  Off the southeast coast of Sulawesi is a quiet cluster of islands known collectively as Wakatobi. It’s not uncommon to have beaches and dive spots to yourself here. While the area is well known to divers and marine biologists, this I...

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Walking the NakasendoBy Michael Douglas

As the local population ages in Japan’s countryside, a way of life begins to disappear. Travelers returning to Japan’s historical highways, such as the Nakasendo, to catch a glimpse into the past before they are gone are discovering th...

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Wonders of WakayamaBy Bonnie Waycott

Bonnie Waycott dives Kansai, exploring the underwater world from Kushimoto to Oshima. The town of Kushimoto is located on the southern curve of Wakayama Prefecture. It is surrounded by the ocean while nestled between mountains and the sea. Vessels ...

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Fishing with Bears in ShiretokoBy Abdel Ibrahim

The forest was as pristine as one could possibly hope. We heard nothing but the tree branches rustling in the breeze and the flow of the Akan River just ahead of us. It was a perfect moment until the frightful thought of potentially encountering ye...

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North Sulawesi RevealedBy Rie Miyoshi

To describe Indonesia’s countless islands in one giant swoop is virtually impossible. They are as versatile as they are numerous. Bali often deservedly garners high praise, but many travelers never venture beyond the island paradise or neighbo...

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Yatsugatake CyclingBy Gardner Robinson

Paul Chetwynd’s cycling career has spanned more than two decades, from beginnings at the foot of Mt. Seymour on Vancouver’s North Shore, where freeriding was born, to the base of the Yatsugatake Mountains in southern Nagano, an outdoor p...

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Bali BelowBy Tim Rock, Yoko Higashide and Elaine Kwok

  Bali's exotic aura can be found beyond the legendary beaches and powerfull swell; the island’s mystique extends below into the ocean realm.   I was looking at the coral-encrusted remains of the engine room of a WWII-era Am...