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Category: Destinations

Aggressor Adventures Celebrates 37 Years with 37% off!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th November 2020

After 37 years Aggressor Adventures are celebrating with special customer offers and by doubling down on its commitment to the environment.  Aggressor Adventures tackled the COVID-19 pandemic with customer first practices. In an effort to provide a safe and healthy return to travel for both their customers and personnel, …

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Family-friendly Destinations

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th November 2020

By Margo Peyton At the rate 2020 I shaping up, we’ll all need a holiday come 2021! Start thinking now about where you’ll take your family for a break once the World opens up again and it’s safe to travel. Here are my top family-friendly dive destinations you should …

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Being in quarantine was never so much fun!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th September 2020

By Sander van der Zwan Like in the rest of the world, people in the Philippines have to stay home as much as possible. Bohol however, is COVID-free, so we’re free to go around the island. If you can choose between staying at home, or staying at a 4* …

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Cayman and the Virus

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd June 2020

By Drew McArthur In West Bay Grand Cayman, local divemaster Ragime Powery is aboard Divetech vessel Atamyway. His job is to turn the engine over to prevent it from seizing and generally make sure everything still works. The captain who used to take out dive charters twice a day, …

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Cayman Islands honours World Oceans Month

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th June 2020

Caymanian Ocean Champions Launch Essential Experiences and Observe Marine Sustainability to Preserve Future Memories in the Cayman Islands for Years to Come As a leading Caribbean destination, the Cayman Islands knows a thing or two about maintaining the beauty and diversity of the ocean environment across all three of …

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The Depths of Little Cayman

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th May 2020

Words and Photos by Drew McArthur If you’re a diver who has ever travelled for a scuba vacation then you’ll appreciate that the whole operation can be quite a task. Making sure the gear is in good working order, lugging it from door to door, ensuring you haven’t forgotten …

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Return to the Kittiwake

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th May 2020

One of diving’s most iconic artificial reefs, Grand Cayman’s Kittiwake, is revisited by one of its former crew members Words and Photography by Drew McArthur A naval vessel is much more than just a place of work and a roof above the heads of the people who serve on …

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The most romantic dive resorts in the world

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th May 2020

Ready for romance? Experience one of these world-class most romantic dive resorts and create incredible memories with somebody special. Pristine settings, luxurious accommodations, and all the one-of-a-kind moments a couple could ask for – romance goes above and beyond at these exceptional properties. Here are Fly & Sea Dive …

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Long haul flight survival

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th May 2020

Spending hours inside a metal tube at 30,000 feet with hundreds of other passengers is not the best way to start a vacation. Fly & Sea Dive Adventures ease the pressure… Take Vitamin C There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination and not being able to dive …

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The Cayman Islands – 3 Islands to explore but each so different!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th April 2020

By Neil van Niekerk As a professional diver with over a decade just guiding the Cayman Islands, I learned a few pointers… The Cayman Islands offer a vast array of options in diving, catering from 8 year old Bubble Maker experiences in hotel pools, to breathtaking swim-throughs filled with …

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Planning a family dive holiday

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd April 2020

By Margo Peyton Thinking about planning a family dive trip? I’ve been planning dive travel professionally for the best part of 30 years and I am intimately acquainted with the detail and effort involved in making it everything you want it to be. My clients are like extended family. …

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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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