Southeast Asia Pilot by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

Incorporating the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia… and more

Southeast Asia Pilot by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary
Southeast Asia Pilot by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

New! Southeast Asia Pilot – 4th Edition (2013)

From the Andaman Islands in India to Darwin, Australia… 244 pages with 533 stunning locations illustrating several recommended anchorages in each.

Updated Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Andamans and Singapore chapters.

Completely new Philippines (Palawan), Indonesia, Raja Ampat and Palau chapters.

Hundreds of detailed new charts with GPS anchorage positions, awesome photos and the latest cruising info.

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Southeast Asia Pilot by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

From the authors

This guide encompasses over three million square miles of some of the best cruising grounds in the world. From the Andaman Islands in the west, through the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea and further into the Pacific Ocean in the east. 30 degrees of Latitude and 28 degrees of longitude are described. This entire region lies north and south of the equator in tropical zones. We have also included small introductory chapters on the Philippines, Hong Kong and Palau.

This pilot book covers The Andaman Sea, which forms The Eastern Indian Ocean and The South China Sea, connecting via The Malacca straits, as well as the seas north and south of Indonesia.

Twelve countries are included: Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia and India’s Andaman Islands are all covered in some detail. Introductory notes on Palau and the Hermit Islands are included as potential stopovers from the Pacific.

All the information required to pass through or cruise and explore by yacht is presented in an easy-to-reference style. The authors have compiled the information over more than three decades of personal experience in the region and have invited a number of well qualified voyagers to update facilities and opportunities in these rapidly developing cruising destinations.

The best professionals have created detailed, helpful and accurate charts and a logical, easy-to-use, layout style. Combined with quality printing and a rugged, serviceable binding, the result is a volume that is on the bridge of every vessel plying these waters.

This part of Asia is continuing to develop rapidly and more facilities are being built to cater for the growing demands of waterborne visitors. New input is critical to the regular updating of the information within these pages.

The guide will be published every two-three years to ensure that sailors have confidence in the advice given.

The authors welcome comments, which can be e-mailed to: pilot@image-asia.com

Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary
Happy Sailing

With special thanks to Paul Johnson, Ian Hewett, Morgan Hayes, Captain Ed Shiels, Captain Jimmy Blee, Captain Mark Holroyd, Olly Wingate, Anil Thadani, Ricard Buxo and all our past readers who have sent us their valued contributions.

Andy Dowden Bill O’Leary Grenville Fordham Captain Jimmy Blee Paul Johnson Anil Thadani
Captain Ed Shiels Morgan Hayes Ian Hewitt Captain Olly Wingate Richard Buxo Mark Holroyd

ANCHORAGE SYMBOLS

Day Anchorage
Day Anchorage
Locations where anchoring is feasible but where the vessel should not be left unattended. Not recommended by the authors for overnight stops for various reasons.
Night Anchorage
Night Anchorage
Secure anchorages suitable for overnight stops, possibly only at certain times/seasons. Refer to the text for clarification.
Habitation
Habitation
Any form of dwelling or village. Does not imply shops or restaurants.
Water Supply
Water Supply
Indicates the availability of well water, fresh water streams and occasionally tap water. If the water supply is on a jetty or a marina, it is mentioned in the text.
Fuel Supply
Fuel Supply
Locations where diesel or gasoline can be bought in small quantities and carried in jerry cans — unless otherwise indicated in text.
Provisions
Provisions
Indicates populated areas ashore where shops or markets can supply a minimum standard of provisioning.
Restaurant
Restaurant
Covers all kinds of local restaurants from simple food stalls to international standard hotels.
Transport
Transport
Access ashore to local public transport of some kind.
Snorkelling
Snorkelling
Areas where coral growth and fish life are at a depth suitable for snorkelling. Water clarity is reasonable in good conditions.
Diving
Diving
Locations where coral, fish life, and underwater topography create an interesting dive site within easy reach of the anchorage.
Telephone
Telephone
In this issue we have dropped the telephone symbol from the anchorage ‘boxes’. Mobile phones have leapfrogged traditional landlines in many of the areas covered by this book. All but the really remote anchorages will have some form of cell phone signal, but it is impossible to keep up to date with the rapid developments in this respect. As a guide, if there is any form of habitation, there will usually be at least a basic cell phone signal.
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While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.

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