Islands Hopping Indonesia & Malaysia

This past July we had the unbelievable opportunity to attend our friends Holly & Gilles' wedding on Gili Meno, a tiny tropical island near Lombok in Indonesia. I've travelled South East Asia before but hadn't made it as far south as Indonesia, so along with not wanting to miss our friends wedding, I wanted to go explore some new islands and try and get in as much scuba diving as possible while there.

One of the best things about this trip was the number of friends who managed to make it across with us, and it's safe to say that we really made Gili Meno a home away from home the 4 nights we were there.

Our route took us 32 hours from Edinburgh via Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur and Denpasar to our first destination Ubud, among the rice fields of central Bali. after a few days there we went to the Gili Islands for around 8 days split between the islands, before RĂ©ka and I said goodbye to our friends and set off for the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia for some more diving. An almost perfect 3 weeks away and about as perfect a wedding as anyone could wish. Truly magical.

Below the photos is a video I made of our diving. Nothing fancy, some shaky gopro work, but they were some of the best dives we've had. I made a 4K version that's 11 minutes long as well... maybe one day I'll upload that too.