Maz and Alex make a humanitarian trip to the Care organization. (Tioman, Malaysia, July 2006)
Maz and Alex make a humanitarian trip to the Care organization. (Tioman, Malaysia, July 2006)

Maz and Alex, from the UK to NZ

#Tioman #Malaysia

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:

  Malaysia: Peninsula and Borneo - July 2006

Maz and Alex are a couple of English eco-lovers and diving enthusiasts, whom I had the pleasure to meet again in Tioman. They are on a humanitarian trip (18 months, 65,000 km and 26 countries) for the Care organization.

The world of divers is very small!

In the center, I am told that today I am going to dive with an English couple who are working for the humanitarian association Care.

Christophe, the French instructor, does not remember their names. Toni, the dive master Spanish, do not know any more. Jeffree, the Malaysian who holds the center Eco-Divers can just confirm that the English come from Perhentian, like me. (Yes, I know, it's a bit like the Spanish inn, the dive shops in Asia!) As for me, I think I already know the English couple in question ...

Maz and Alex make a humanitarian trip to the Care organization. (Tioman, Malaysia, July 2006)
Maz and Alex make a humanitarian trip to the Care organization. (Tioman, Malaysia, July 2006)

When I was at Perhentian Kecil, a few days earlier, I did my BA, diving the very last day. It was Saturday the 8th, I think. That day, Maz and Alex had come to dive shop tell us about their adventure, dubbed Overland-Underwater.

A journey of 18 months, 65,000 km, across 26 countries, combining land routes and dives for the benefit of Care: each dive center that hosts them back 10 to 20% of the recipe of the day to the humanitarian association. The more registered divers, the more money! They had made the day's outings with us and we had spent the evening together chatting around a few beers (and between divers, what do you think we're talking about?).

A few minutes later, no mistake: it's good Maz and Alex that I see land! We fall in the arms. It's so nice to find famous faces! The exit of the day, particularly beautiful, on the site of Soyah Island (two wrecks + the reef) will be even more pleasant.

Underwater, they too are cold ... It reassures me. Even seasoned divers like them, with a thicker suit than mine, are iced up by resurfacing.

Finally, I discover they are my bungalow neighbors! They too have landed at Mawar Chalets, right next to mine. The world seems really small at times. And of course, where do they plan to go next? You'll never Gess. AT Sipadan, of course.

Here is the address of their site: www.overland-underwater.com. Maz is like me, to the fluff in keeping the newspaper online! They tell the story of their trip, put their photos and videos on the site.

Small party between divers, one evening, in Tioman. (Malaysia, July 2006)
Small party between divers, one evening, in Tioman. (Malaysia, July 2006)

  Malaysia: Peninsula and Borneo - July 2006

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