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Category: Destinations

Diving in the Philippines

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th April 2020

The Philippines was named as the ‘world’s leading dive destination’ by the World Travel Awards (WTA) last year. This country is a gem for divers and offers the best diving experience for both beginners as versed divers. But why? 1. Coral Triangle The Philippines is in the center coral …

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The quintessential Coral Triangle experience at Anda

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th March 2020

Pack your bags and head to the world’s leading dive destination! Recognized as the world’s leading dive destination by the World Travel Awards, the Philippines offers an incredibly vibrant marine life scene for guests to admire. The Philippines has the highest concentration of coral reef life and a vast …

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Wakatobi Coral Reefs Receive Excellent Health Report

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th March 2020

Wakatobi’s Coral Reefs Receive Excellent Health Report, May Provide a Model For Future Sustainability A marine biologist reports that the reefs surrounding Wakatobi Resort show no signs of degradation or bleaching. Dr. Richard Smith performed much of his PhD research at Wakatobi in the 2009 time period. He recently …

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The 2020 Düsseldorf boot show

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th February 2020

By Roger Lacasse The Düsseldorf international boat show held its 51st edition in January. Simply known as the “boot” (German for, and pronounced like, boat), this nine-day event is the world’s largest boat and watersports trade fair. With 2,000 exhibitors spread over 17 halls, it attracted 250 000 visitors …

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In England this February? GO Diving show demands your attendance!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th February 2020

Our friends at Scuba Diving Mag in the UK have are about to open the doors to their second GO Diving show. Taking place February 21-23rd, the show is the UK’s newest, and most exciting scuba diving show open to the public and industry professionals. The GO Diving dive …

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Cruise Alor with a marine biologist

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st January 2020

An exclusive opportunity has arisen for a limited number of guests to hop aboard an Arenui cruise with Jose Castellano, a highly knowledgeable and passionate marine biologist. The Alor cruise (April 28 – May 8, 2020) has 4 cabins available, whilst the Alor-Komodo expedition (May 10-22, 2020) is down …

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Diving Queensland, Australia

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th December 2019

Australia doesn’t mess around when it comes to species, enourmous reefs, and impressive wrecks Words by Eric Vohr The Great Barrier Reef is so enormous it can be seen from outer space. At a staggering 1430 miles (2300km) in length, it is one of the best known and most …

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Domain of the Sea Lizard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th December 2019

Words and Photography by Steve Jones Sheets of shimmering silver wrap around me as I’m engulfed by a school of steel pompano so dense I cannot see the surface. The school parts as a turtle eases through the current towards me, followed by a squadron of eagle rays gliding …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The BIG Picture: Making Waves

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th August 2014

Text and Photograph by David Fleetham As a rule, waves can be tricky to shoot underwater. In the shallow surf zone it’s not unusual that you’ll take a bit of a beating in the quest for a worthy wave shot, but this image at the Molokini Marine Preserve near …

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American Freediver Ted Hardy Wins DejaBlueV Freediving Competition

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th May 2014

US Freediving is pleased to report that US Freediving athlete Ted Hardy, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, has won the prestigious DejaBlueV freediving competition. Ted complied the highest point total for all six competitive freediving disciplines completed within the competition. The weeklong competition allows athletes to contest for points derived …

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Guardian of the Reef Making Himself at Home at Northwest Point

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th May 2014

More than 750 divers have visited Cayman’s newest dive attraction since sculpture was sunkon April 12 Adela Gonzales White, Cayman Bottom Times Since his celebrated sinking on April 12, more that 750 divers, both visitors and locals, have visited Cayman’s newest dive attraction, the Guardian of the Reef.  The bronze …

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The Guardian of the Reef to be sunk April 12

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2014

After many months and a long journey from his birthplace in British Columbia the bronze sculpture, commissioned to mark Divetech’s 20th Anniversary, to be welcomed with a weekend celebration He has travelled thousands of miles to arrive in Grand Cayman, and on Saturday, April 12 the bronze sculpture Guardian of …

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Coming to a reef near you… we hope!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd April 2014

Photographs Courtesy Deep Ocean Technology A patented project by Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), the Water Discus Underwater Hotel is right out of the Jetsons. The futuristic accommodation is remarkable in appearance and design. The basic structure comprises an underwater disc and a topside disc, sized to client specifications, water …

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