Juanita Pienaar

Diving Mergui and the Burma Banks

With over 800 islands over 12, 000 square kilometers, the Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago are on many divers' bucket lists for the sharks, rays, fish, coral, and swim-throughs....

What Makes Sipadan the Best Dive Site in Malaysia?

The Mergui Archipelago, Maldives, Komodo, Raja Ampat – all have earned their titles as some of the best dive sites in the world. But Sipadan deserves a mention as well, and diver Juanita Pienaar knows why. ...

Laos: Waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau

The Bolaven Plateau just east of Pakse in Laos is perhaps most famous for its coffee, but for hikers who aren't afraid of heights, there are incredible waterfalls to be found. ...

Tanks and Zeroes: Wreck Diving in Papua New Guinea

There's no doubt that PNG is one of the most exotic destinations in Asia, but things get even more exciting under the waves; diving in Papua New Guinea is a WWII adventure in one of Asia's lesser traveled destinations....

Diving Barracuda Lake in the Philippines

Writer and diver Juanita Pienaar travels to Coron to experience the the strange rock formations and otherworldly thermocline of Barracuda Lake in the Philippines....
Juanita Pienaar

Juanita Pienaar

Juanita Pienaar is a citizen of the world, recently settled back down in her home country, South Africa, after spending time traveling and living in Asia and Africa. She has a passionate love affair with the ocean and loves to share that passion by teaching scuba diving. She is a yoga teacher and has recently discovered the joy and freedom of wearing yoga pants ‘out-and-about’. Juanita loses herself in the written and spoken word and is currently working on her first autobiographical novel, telling tales from the perspective of an expat-local.