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Category: Travel

How to manage jet lag

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th October 2019

Our new dive travel column begins by tackling a problem that affects many of us By Fly & Sea  We all know that jet lag can be tiresome, but on a scuba diving vacation it can be downright dangerous. Crossing one or more time zones in your quest for …

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Oman: The new diving frontier of the Middle East

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th October 2019

Words and Photography by Scott & Lauren Johnson A back-roll off one of the Oman Aggressor’s two 22-foot (6.7m) tenders leaves me descending into the unknown and onto a previously unexplored site off Al Hallaniyah Island in Oman’s remote Hallaniyat Islands’ archipelago. The top of the seamount below me rises to within …

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10 reasons to take kids on a dive vacation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th October 2019

By Margo Peyton Family bonding: It is the perfect way to get them to disconnect from their virtual worlds and reconnect to each other and you. Today’s youth are stuck to their cell phones and rarely look up. Scuba diving is not only outdoors, it’s underwater, and in zero gravity! It’s a …

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Jill Heinerth’s 101 Expedition Tips – Preview

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th July 2019

  Jill Heinerth has spent a lifetime travelling the globe on expeditions and filming projects. In the Summer issue of DIVER she offers us her top 101 expedition tips to make your adventure more relaxed and earth-friendly. Here are a few of our favourites… Checklists: I’m a fan of …

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The Ancient Past: Now Open for Exploration!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th July 2019

By Ross J. Robertson If you ever dreamt of adding a bona fide ancient Greek shipwreck to your logbook, then read on! Banned since its discovery over three decades ago, the 2,400 year old Peristera wreck is soon to be open to recreational divers. “This was never going to …

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New Liveaboard Explores Sudan and Djibouti

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th July 2019

Aggressor Adventures are expanding their destinations to include a new luxury scuba diving yacht, operating in Sudan and Djibouti. From February 2020, Aggressor Adventures will begin offering seven, ten and eleven-night scuba charters departing from Port Sudan on the rather impressive 20-passenger Arabian Aggressor. Readers can take advantage of an …

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A quick dip beneath the White Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th July 2019

By Petr Slezak, Jana Hrebejkova If you are looking for a new adventure the White Sea will surprise you in every respect. Russia is a country that comes with a touch of unknown magic, with the White Sea being an important historical trade route between Europe and the Asian …

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Iceland: At the top of the world

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th June 2019

Tobias Friedrich explores a place where the laws of nature don’t apply, where mountains appear in monochrome and where continents move and lakes are alive… My journey begins in Reykjavík, the capital of the least populous country in Europe. It is cold, although the sun is shining. Even in …

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The great boot Düsseldorf 2019

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th February 2019

By Roger Lacasse   The Düsseldorf international boat show held its 50th edition in January 2019. Simply known as the “boot” (German for, and pronounced like boat), it is the world’s largest trade fair for all things related to recreational boating and watersports.  This was definitely a huge event, with …

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We Are Water

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd November 2018

  Text and Photography by Jill Heinerth The bright lights attached to the Betacam broadcast camera snapped to life and the news show’s producer exchanged a nod with the cameraman. A local translator deciphered the meteoric Spanish into broken English and awaited my response. I had just climbed 6,000 …

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The dive centre at the end of the universe

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th November 2018

Eric Vohr takes a private jet to explore Indonesia’s Eden – Wakatobi   Sometimes, you have to travel to the end of the world to find spectacular diving; Wakatobi Dive Resort is one of those places.  The name Wakatobi is a portmanteau of the four main Tukangbesi Islands in …

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Dealing with seasickness

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2018

There’s nothing worse than gearing up a boat dive only to have your tummy lurching within minutes of leaving the dock. Fly & Sea Dive Adventures are there with you… Choose the right destination Don’t choose a destination where you have to hit the open ocean in the middle of monsoon season …

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Obituary: Rest in pieces

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2018

By Jill Heinerth Sadly, the global community lost a stalwart pillar of strength when the B-15 iceberg, known to scientists as “Godzilla” passed away from natural causes. After 18 years adrift in the southern extremes of Antarctica, the final shards were reported as “no longer large enough to be …

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Welcome to the Maldives video

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2018

The Maldives Islands lie Southwest of India. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with …

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The Realm of Four Kings – Raja Ampat with Aggressor Fleet

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th November 2016

The Four Kings have produced a legacy of warm water, abundant sea life and pristine diving in the Indonesian paradise of Raja Ampat Text and Photography by Wayne Brown* (Printed in Volume 41 Issue 8, mistakenly under the name Wayne Hasson) Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an …

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50 fascinating facts about the ocean

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th December 2015

With over 72{c383baab7bef8067e8c9786a45d8006c492489841a98fe37723e304bb1ddd030} of the world’s surface taken up by ocean, there is a huge amount of ocean still to be discovered. Only 5{c383baab7bef8067e8c9786a45d8006c492489841a98fe37723e304bb1ddd030} of the world’s Oceans have been explored and even though it is such a small amount, given how much surface area these oceans cover, we …

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Alaska’s Prince William Sound

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2015

Text and Photography by Andy Murch Just after midnight on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef near Port Fidalgo, spilling more than 260,000 barrels of Alaskan crude oil into the pristine waters of Prince William Sound. Oil bled from the ruptured hull for three days until emergency …

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Destination Diving Meets Ecotourism

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2015

Text by Jean-Michel Cousteau Three flights from Santa Barbara, California, to Barbados, followed by a 45 minute single propeller plane ride to Union Island, a brisk 20-minute boat ride across the southern Caribbean’s turquoise water to a lush green mountain rising steadily from a seemingly endless ocean, I finally …

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New Scuba Dive British Columbia Video Released

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd April 2015

The Dive Industry Association of British Columbia (DIABC) announced the online release of a new video promoting scuba diving in Beautiful British Columbia. Funded in partnership by the DIABC and Destination BC, and produced by BC’s own SeaproofTV, the video is an exciting 3 minute look at the Canadian …

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Annual Shipwrecks Symposium May 2, Ontario

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th April 2015

The Niagara Divers’ Association will present its 21st Annual Shipwrecks Symposium on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This one-day symposium on shipwrecks will feature multimedia presentations with internationally renowned speakers from both the United States and Canada. $44 CDN / US up to January 26, 2015; $49 CDN / US …

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Archaeology and Navy divers team up to explore Erebus

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2015

Divers are set to revisit the sunken Franklin ship HMS Erebus in the arctic over the next week or so in an ambitious joint operation that will pair up Parks Canada Underwater Archaeology Service and Royal Canadian Navy Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic and Pacific) divers in the first under …

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Adopt a manatee for Valentines Day

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th January 2015

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and what better gift to get your loved one, than a manatee. Ok, so not a manatee per se, that would be cruel. But an adopted gentle giant they you can follow, support and love! Whether you’re buying for your wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, …

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Expedition Hollis: Truk Lagoon

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th December 2014

US gear manufacturer Hollis, have announced a partnership with Canada’s Sea the World Adventure Travel, with their first expedition to Truk Lagoon now taking bookings for 2016.  Divers will get the chance to join Hollis Ambassador, Bill Coltart, aboard the luxurious S/Y Truk Siren for a ten day wreck diving expedition. Divers …

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Hammered on Bimini: Getting shark-faced in the Bahamas

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st November 2014

Text and Photography by Andy Murch You would think that a large, globally occurring species like the great hammerhead would be a relatively easy shark to encounter but until a couple of years ago that simply wasn’t the case. Shark diving operators in the Bahamas and elsewhere raved about …

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Red Sea Rush – Exploring the Egyptian coast with the Aggressor Fleet

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th November 2014

The brand new Red Sea Aggressor cruises down the southern Egyptian coast to dive sites remote and iconic, and they do it in style Text by Michele Westmorland When I told friends and family here in the United States I was headed to Egypt to dive the Red Sea, …

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Ocean Acidification Crumbling the Shells of the Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th November 2014

Text by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Jaclyn Mandoske If there is one thing we know from the history of life on Earth, it is that the oceans are resilient and relentless. Nearly four billion years ago the first raindrops fell from our cooling planet, accumulating in low basins and forming …

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Adventures In Iceberg Alley

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2014

Text by Polina Reznikov A thunderous crack shatters the dive, sending a shock wave through the very core of me. Instinctively, I glance at my buddy, Darryl. We’d been instructed what to do and immediately dive down, fining hard. In deeper water we level out, pushing away from the …

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The Skelligs

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th November 2014

From a depth of 105 feet (32m) the surface shimmered in light. The vista was stunningly clear, an expansive panorama washed in a watercolour blue that recalled diving somewhere decidedly warmer. Before me there were bold swaths of colour so richly saturated they seemed more psychedelic than from the …

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Florida’s Shipwrecks: Museums in the Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th October 2014

Underwater archaeological preserves reveal history of this sunny, seafaring state Text by Franklin H. Price For a landmass almost completely surrounded by the sea, it’s no big surprise that maritime history figures prominently in its story. It’s certainly true of Florida, southernmost of the continental United States and with …

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The Great Escape: The Turtle Hatchlings of Little Cayman

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th October 2014

Volunteer payoff as turtle hatchlings high tail it for the sea On a quiet Little Cayman beach this July 5th, a small group of excited – and lucky – turtle watch volunteers witnessed the hatching of the island’s first turtle nest of the season. It was a rare event …

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Eau Canada: Night Flight

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th October 2014

Hitchin’ a ride on the Red-eye Medusa By Jett and Kathryn Britnell Named for the telltale ‘red eyespots’ ringing the base of its tentacles, the Red-eye medusa (Polyorchis pencillatus) is one of the prettiest jellyfish in British Columbia’s Emerald Sea. These ocelli are actually tiny light-sensitive receptors that help …

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Cayman Divers Restore Damaged Reef

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th September 2014

In the waters off George Town, Grand Cayman, a group of approximately 50 volunteer divers led by local dive operators, and guided by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DOE), are working tirelessly to repair a coral reef severely damaged by a cruise ship anchor in mid-August. Working in …

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Dubai Underwater Theme Park

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th September 2014

A city of grand scale attractions, Dubai is now planning an Atlantis-like sunken city theme park for SCUBA divers and snorkelers in the shallows off its World Islands development. Los Angeles-based Reef Worlds is behind the design for two sites now on the drawing board under the working title …

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Australia’s Marine Superhighway

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th September 2014

Ocean inhabitants traveling Australia’s marine superhighway have made this rest stop a dive site that doesn’t disappoint at any time of the year Text by Lilla Clare Just 1.73 miles (2.8km) off the eastern-most point of the Australian continent, there’s an unassuming little outcrop called Julian Rocks.  By chance …

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From the archives: Back in the 50s – Nitrox and Rebreathers, so what’s new?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd September 2014

Originally Published for DIVER April 1995 By Phil Nuytten So there I was, right at the edge, one foot actually in the water.  I kneeled down to pull on my fin and lost my balance.  Just a little.  My knee moved forward and down, perhaps six inches, no more.  In …

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The Cave That Changed The Game In Russia

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th September 2014

In Orda of priority it’s No.1 Text by Bogdana Vashchenko / Photography by Victor Lyagushkin  – The Orda cave revolutionized cave diving in Russia. In every respect it’s a ‘dream’ compared to other sumps in the Russian Federation, and it also claims some bragging rights on the world stage. Extending more …

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