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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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Family-friendly Destinations

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st April 2022

By Margo Peyton Teaching diving to your children can open them up to a new world of global possibilities and dreams, and make for an awesome vacation! Photo courtesy: Kids Sea CampIt’s time to start thinking about where you’ll take your family for a break once! Here are my …

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The Big Little Migration

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd March 2022

Sometimes the most incredible marine life encoutners aren’t in the ocean, they’re hiding under lily pads in remote Canadian lakes Words by Russell Clark / Photography by Maxwel Hohn   You may well remember seeing a couple of images we’ve previously published of tadpoles. They are always crowd pleasers, …

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Wakatobi Resort Announces June Reopening Date

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st March 2022

Wakatobi Resort will reopen for business on 02 June 2022. This announcement comes as Indonesia eliminates all quarantines for arriving international travelers and reinstates its Visa On Arrival program. A number of international airlines have resumed flights to Bali and as in years past, Wakatobi will offer their private …

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The Best Dives in Hawaii

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st March 2022

Words and Photography by David Fleetham & Tim Rock I moved to Maui in 1986 for a year or two, and never left. I have been fortunate to work as an underwater photographer and travel to most of our planet’s oceans, but I always look forward to coming back to Hawaii, …

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Top Five Shipwrecks of Underwater Photographer Steve Jones

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th March 2022

He’s photographed more wrecks than we can count. After several articles for DIVER, we gave the renowned UK photographer the challenge of finding his favourite five. Words and Photography By Steve Jones I’ve visited my fair share of wrecks over the years, so shortlisting five that have left the …

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Rocking Costa Rica

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th March 2022

Words by Jade Boudreau  What is a dive shop? To some it’s a business or a way to make a profit in the tourist industry, but for Rocky Boudreau of Rockdiver’s Costa Rica, it is much more. Diving is Rocky’s passion, and giving his clients the opportunity to explore …

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Feeding Shark Conservation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th March 2022

Shark feeding is a controversial practice, but is it as bad as we think, and can it actually benefit conservation? Words by Christina Zenato Shark diving is a growing market. Whether it’s to quench the human desire to come face to face with our fears, or to feed our fascination …

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Red Sea RE Aggressor – New Liveaboard from Aggressor Adventures

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th February 2022

Aggressor Adventures announces the addition of the Red Sea Royal Evolution (RE) Aggressor to its excursion lineup in Egypt. The new liveaboard joins the Red Sea Aggressor II and Red Sea Aggressor III, which offer diving throughout Egypt to Ras Mohamed and the Straits of Tiran, along with the …

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Panama: 2 oceans in 1 day

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th November 2021

By Ian Stalker Rene Gomez’s clients can dive in the Caribbean Sea shortly after their last bite of breakfast and then do some sub-surface exploration in the Pacific before their first mouthful of dinner. Panama City-based Gomez heads ScubaPanama, which enables people to dive in the two massive water …

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