Travel blog on traveling South-East Asia on a budget!


‘She Can’t Swim’

Diving on Koh Tao, when you can’t swim!

The Essential Item to Pack for Backpacking SE Asia

I’m baaaack! I know it’s been radio silence for a long time on this travel blog, but that’s because Lionel and I haven’t been traveling. We’ve been settled on Koh Tao now for a while, and this month was actually… Continue Reading →

Hard Day at Work

When you make a bubble ring off your fiance's head. #uwproblems #diving #islandlyf A photo posted by emma.o (@elko.em) on Mar 15, 2016 at 4:57am PDT


Awesome new work shirts designed by the ever so talented Lionel Kobi. #getsome #gettingsome #gotsome @saireecottagediving #kohtao A photo posted by emma.o (@elko.em) on Mar 13, 2016 at 10:17pm PDT Stop thinking about it, and do it. Get Some. Get… Continue Reading →

The Diving on Koh Tao

Here’s a look at the diving from 2015 on Koh Tao with Sairee Cottage Diving. Filmed, and edited by yours truly! Enjoy! F***, I love my life.

We are the worst people…

…at blogging. But that’s because we’re having too much fun diving! I’m making no apologies right now. We did set up this blog to inform our family and friends of what we’re up to, and where we are, and it… Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Still Diving…

… Still loving it.

Excuses To Not Travel

We come across a lot of people who after hearing that we just decided to pack up and leave home to travel South East Asia, tell us that they wish they could do it. I then give them a list… Continue Reading →

365 Days Later

We left Melbourne one year ago today! Booyah! To be honest, before we left we had only taken out a six month travel insurance plan. We’ve had to extend it month by month since! We’ve been very lucky that we… Continue Reading →

Mapping A Dive Site

Lionel and I went to ‘map’ a dive site a few weeks ago. We were given a dive site called ‘Twins,’ so called because there is a shallow and a deep pinnacle, and it’s also bordered by two small islands… Continue Reading →

Studying Hard, or Hardly Studying…

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