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Discovering The Art of Zen In Cyprus

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th October 2022

The gargantuan wreck of cargo ship Zenobia is regarded as one of the world’s best dives, but it doesn’t come without its hazards Words and Photography by Tobias Friedrich The Zenobia is considered one of the best wrecks in the world. And rightly so. You could make a hundred dives …

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Teenage Lessons from Tiger Beach

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd October 2022

By Jonathan Willis Multiple 12-foot, 1,500 pound tiger sharks approach us out of the blue, puppy-like, sniffing around looking for treats. This describes the scene at a well-known dive site called Tiger Beach, near West End, Grand Bahama Island, where I spent several days attempting to learn all that …

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The (not so) Silent World

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st October 2022

Since fall 2018, NOAA and the US Navy have been working with a number of scientific partners to study sound within seven national marine sanctuaries Words by Rachel Plunkett Have you ever travelled to a new city and noticed how different it sounds from home? Perhaps instead of hearing …

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Divescapes Scuba Conference 2022 – October 28-29th

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th September 2022

Canada’s biggest and best diving conference and exhibition is set to return in just over a month! Divers from across the Great White North will gather at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, for two days of dive shenanigans over October 28th and 29th. We at …

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Ode to Beauty 

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th September 2022

Words and Photography by Brandon Cole As a newbie, I got really excited seeing lionfish. Bold attitude and striking markings made it one cool fish. I’d bang on my tank and wildly gesticulate to attract other divers. Some buddies shared my enthusiasm. Others gave me withering glares before turning to look …

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The age of enlightenment – Diving cenotes and caves in Mexico

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th September 2022

Exciting and astonishingly beautiful, the cenotes and caves of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula have carved out a booming industry, and offer a truly unique perspective for divers Words and Photos by Natalie Gibb Flooded caves. For the uninitiated, they are the stuff of nightmares, conjuring visions of terrifying black tunnels …

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An Ocean Unmasked

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd September 2022

Words and Photography by Nicolas Winkler As summer approached the East Coast, the waters began to warm. With it, the critters and kelp that had retreated for the winter reappeared, while I made more frequent visits to the coast for dives, escaping the world above to witness the changing …

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Travel in A Constantly Changing Environment

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th September 2022

By Margo Peyton Despite constantly changing rules and restrictions, I have been travelling pretty much non-stop through the last year. I’ve successfully taken groups to St. Lucia, Bonaire, Roatan, Belize, the Galapagos, and the Turks & Caicos. If you are calm, adventurous, willing to go with the flow, and smart …

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Divers Confirm Discovery of Crashed WWII Bomber in Gander Lake, Newfoundland, Canada

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th September 2022

A team of divers (including DIVER magazine Editor Russell Clark, columnist Jill Heinerth and contributors Maxwel Hohn and Tiare Boys) supported by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), the Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador and Ocean Quest Adventures have confirmed the discovery of a WWII-era B-24 Liberator …

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Embracing the guiding path of water

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th August 2022

Filmmaker, freediver, and mentor to a new generation of indigenous storytellers, Len Morissette’s life has been guided by a deep connection to water Words by Jill Heinerth  When you are born in Saskatchewan and a member of the Mistawasis First Nation, “waves” usually refer to how wheat stalks and …

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Migration of Glacial Giants

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th August 2022

Photograph by Maxwel Hohn / Words by Roseanne Keatley A sure sign that a change of seasons has arrived in the north is the annual appearance of giant icebergs on the horizon, as they lumber down the coastline. These unlikely travellers migrate annually from the glaciers in Greenland, sailing across …

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Pee Breaks and Fluffy Rabbits

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th August 2022

By Margo Peyton & Holly Wakely Holly Wakely has been diving with Kids Sea Camp (KSC) since she was four years old. She is now 18. This year Holly decided to take a university gap year and intern with us at KSC. She was our first-ever Junior Dive Master and …

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Divers Report That Wakatobi Reefs Better Than Ever

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th August 2022

In the wake of pandemic closures, visitors who waited more than two years for the long-anticipated reopening of Wakatobi Dive Resort are returning to discover vibrant marine life and thriving coral. Following a soft reopening in May with a limited number of invited guests, the resort’s signature direct guest …

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Singles Market

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th July 2022

Words and Photography by Joe Platko Through part of the California lockdown, scuba diving was one of the few activities that was still allowed for residents. We were lucky, as during a unique one week diving window, a few friends and I were able to have a rare experience while …

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The rainbow at the end of the pandemic

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th July 2022

“Back to normal” means different things to different people. For Brandon Cole, a return to equilibrium means travel, diving, and encounters with wildlife big and small. After his slowest year in the last 30 for watery adventures, he is now more than ready to release the kraken in an …

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Covid on Vacation – is it just the flu or bad that I flew?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th July 2022

Mara Bohm, Kids Sea Camp Team Member and Dive Instructor As the travel industry returns to normal, we are encountering more guests catching COVID just before their vacation, leaving them laden with the difficult decision of what to do – go anyways? Cancel the entire vacation? Leave the infected family member …

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Whale hello there! Humpback whale behaivours

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th July 2022

As we dust off our dive gear and begin to travel, there’s a good chance you may come across some humpback whales. Here’s what you need to know about their behaviours…  Words and Photography By David Fleetham Humpback whales are found in all the world’s oceans and are often …

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Celebrate Sharks Every Week Worldwide

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th July 2022

Every summer, Aggressor Adventures travel agents see a surge in the number of vacationers interested in fulfilling one exhilarating travel wish—to scuba dive with sharks. The buzz is driven by an annual television programming frenzy focused on shark encounters, shark sightings, and shark evolution. Not only do divers want …

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How to prepare for a shark diving trip

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2022

By Cristina Zenato It’s time to start thinking about the next scuba diving trip. Sharks are on the list; we have heard about the amazing locations and incredible encounters with the unique and magnificent species we have been dreaming about it for many years, and we are ready for …

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Freediving in Epic Greenland

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th June 2022

Today the world’s largest island is being rediscovered – not by vikings, but by divers who travel to the Arctic in search of encounters with modern giants: whales, glaciers, and icebergs Words and Photography by Tobias Friedrich Greenland is unique. The landscape is stunning—so too, the freezing cold and silence. …

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The Forests of the Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th June 2022

Photography by Maxwel Hohn / Words by Roseanne Keatley Life is thought to have evolved in the ancient seas, long before it was able to colonize land. Little is known about the first plants, but it is thought that they must have been closely related to some of the larger …

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Twin Peaks

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th June 2022

Words and Photography by Jill Heinerth In 1992, Editors Valerie Grey and Joe Prosser published the NSS Cave Diving Manual, which guided my education as a cave diver. Even before my first training class began, I knew I would seek out the location on the back cover of the book. …

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Two weeks are better than one

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th June 2022

By Margo Peyton Two week diving vacations are the best way to heal from a long year of work—or a long, tiring year stuck at home during a pandemic. I have made a business out of dive vacations with Kids Sea Camp—we are experts in taking time off! Along …

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Cayman: The Test of Time

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th May 2022

As we reminisce about our love for dive travel, we got hooked on the many memories forged in one of the world’s most popular destinations. So why are the Cayman Islands a favourite for so many? Words by Drew McArthur Imagine turning up for your first ever scuba lesson only …

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Choosing a shark diving operator

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th May 2022

Words by Cristina Zenato As a firm believer that “one size does not fit all”, I’ll start my first column in DIVER by highlighting some of the considerations a diver should take before embarking on a shark diving trip. I’ll start with picking the operator.  As divers, we are …

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The good, the bad & the ugly

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th May 2022

Words and Photography by Jill Heinerth With travel opportunities shut down by COVID-19, we are all trying to find ways to stay excited about diving. As much as I long for a warm, tropical dive hovering over a Caribbean reef, I have to admit that I have recently found …

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10 Tips For Teaching Kids To Dive

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th May 2022

Words By Margo Peyton Every child moves at his/her own pace. While these tips can help you teach children to dive, individuality is much more important than when teaching adults diving. Photo courtesy: Kids Sea CampI’m sure you had a teacher you can easily think of, who you loved and …

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Soft-shell crab anyone?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd May 2022

Words and Photography by Brandon Cole Clinging to a sponge-covered piling under Australia’s Blairgowrie Pier, giant spider crabs hope to avoid being eaten by predators patrolling the sand below. Each winter, tens of thousands of crabs with legs spanning 16 inches (40cm) march from deep water into the shallows of …

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Expanding skills in Bonaire

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th April 2022

Words by Tom Levine Many people like me have been snorkeling all over the world and figured that was good enough – quick, simple and feels like flying. I decided to investigate the possibility that my smug notions were off the mark. What better place to be stripped of one’s …

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DIVER interview: Joanna Mikutowicz

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th April 2022

Joanna Mikutowicz – Dive Instructor/ Dive Shop Owner How long have you been diving? 23 years now. I was certified in 1997. What made you want to become a diver? I have always loved being on and in the water but it was originally my dad who convinced me to …

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EDSBC – exciting new exploration project launched in Canada

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd April 2022

The Exploration Diving Society of British Columbia has officially launched. The EDSBC is a diverse group of experienced and multi-disciplined underwater explorers discovering new diving opportunities for freedivers, non-technical divers, and technical divers. Like most great ideas, this one started at a coffee shop with a group of people discussing …

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Great white sharks in Nova Scotia – everything you need to know

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st April 2022

Have you heard about the recent sightings of great white sharks in Nova Scotia, Canada? These incredible animals are becoming more frequent in the area, but fear not – there is no need to panic, this ain’t Amity Island! Dr Chris Harvey Clark shares science-based tips on how you …

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A New Perspective

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th April 2022

Photography by Maxwel Hohn / Words by Roseanne Kealtey Winter in the coastal region of British Columbia can bring harsh conditions for marine life and photographers alike. The gusting winds, driving rains, and unpredictable seas can create numerous challenges when filming, and any opportunities need to be fully utilized as …

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The Wonder of BC’s Discovery Passage

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th April 2022

Wrecks, walls, and worms all feature prominently in British Columbia’s high octane, highly adventurous Discovery Passage Words and Photography by Russell Clark As Editor of DIVER magazine, one of the first questions I get asked by people is “where’s your favourite place to dive?” I think the question is a little …

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Diving Under the Dock of the Bay

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th April 2022

Words and Photography by Tiare Boyes  Docks are easily overlooked historical markers, reflecting the individual communities that have used them. They have provided an essential link between land and sea, as well as shelter for mariners. Docks also have provided an important place for social connection between isolated neighbours. …

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Download the free DAN travellers guide

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th April 2022

Divers Alert Network has published the latest edition of its Travelers Medical Guide. Created to help divers, boaters, and adventure travelers recognize and manage various travel-related illnesses and injuries, this digital guide explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner. “DAN members are active explorers, and they …

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