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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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Eau Canada: Row And Be Damned

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2021

Words and Photo by Russell Clark Discovery Passage is a remarkable stretch of water that lies between Vancouver Island’s Campbell River and the Discovery Islands just 1.2 miles (2km) opposite. It has some of the largest tidal swings in North America, resulting in rip-roaring currents that can reach up …

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Continuing Education with Your Kids

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th October 2021

By Margo Peyton Continuing diver education builds confidence, instills good habits and creates better, more responsible divers.  Taking a course as a family can be a fun way to spend time together, bond, and improve skills in the process! Here are a few suggestions for courses that are fun to …

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An Ocean Quest Like No Other

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2021

A love letter to Newfoundland, the Truk Lagoon of Great White North, a destination that will fast become your new second home Words by Russell Clark “Sit yer-self down lads, I just cooked some of me home made moose sausages.” The first words from local legend Rick Stanley are …

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Aggressor Adventures Celebrates 38th Anniversary with 25% Savings

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th October 2021

Aggressor Adventures, known for its thrilling adventure vacations for guests around the world with 40 unique itineraries in 19 countries, is celebrating its 38th anniversary! While much has changed since 1984, the brand’s commitment to adventure hasn’t wavered.  “Like every new company, we started small but today we are …

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Rediscovering Divers Paradise

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th October 2021

After visiting Bonaire for over twenty-five years, one author hadn’t expected to be returning as a father… Words and Photography by Andrew Jalbert In the early 1990s, armed with a recent degree in anthropology and a recreational scuba instructor rating, I set to work chasing the adventure I’d been …

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Travel tips: Be an ambassador for our planet

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd September 2021

By Fly & Sea  Divers share a deep connection with the ocean. Whether you love exotic dive adventures or spend your holidays diving closer to home, you can make a difference for ocean protection every time you make a dive.  Be an Eco-tourist Make informed decisions when choosing and visiting a …

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Be Prepared for your Next Liveaboard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th September 2021

By Margo Peyton Researching your next liveaboard dive trip? Be prepared to ask some tough questions. The tragic accidents that shook the liveaboard industry in 2019 served to remind us that there is no single set of standards that must be followed by all liveaboards around the world. Make no assumptions …

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Waterlust of a Canadian Artist

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th September 2021

Canadian Artist Grace Marquez captures the essence of what it is to be submerged Words by Robert Osborne Diving can be a very personal, almost intimate experience. Perhaps it’s the silence—the lack of chatter—that surrounds the activity; perhaps it’s because it’s such an all absorbing activity—no clutter from daily …

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Warm vs Cold Water: The Differences for Freedivers

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st August 2021

By Kirk Krack I’m often asked by students around the world if I freedive in British Columbia where I live, as most of my work and teaching is done globally and usually in more tropical destinations. This question is really about the temperature of the water and the tidal …

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Dreaming of Discovery

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th August 2021

Words and Photography by Jan Morton and Chris Straub  Gorgeous tropical reef dives are fine and dandy, but sometimes you just want to sink your teeth into a wreck… In 2014, through a combination of wanderlust and happenstance, Jan Morton found himself on Siquijor Island and fell in love with this …

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Basking in the glory of Ireland’s Atlantic

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th August 2021

Being in the midst of circling basking sharks is a rare occurrence, so did this underwater filmmaker witness a unique courtship event? Words by Ken O’Sullivan What an odd thing it is to want to swim with a shark in the sea. We humans, we’re usually close to the …

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Orcas: Sentinels for Ocean Health

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th August 2021

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis L41, a 43-year-old male orca from the Southern Resident L Pod is missing and feared dead. This is just one more blow to the endangered orca population in the Puget Sound region.  For whale researchers, whale enthusiasts and local residents of the Pacific …

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Underwater Wedding Destinations

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th August 2021

By Fly & Sea  Love is always in the air, but the most romantic weddings are in the water! If you’re thinking about tying the knot garbed in scuba gear and fins, here’s a rundown of the dreamiest destinations for getting married underwater. Because there’s nothing more memorable than …

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Grandma, You’re a Badass!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th July 2021

By Margo Peyton There is something special about this generation of grandparents. They are adventure-spirited, filled with wisdom, and enjoy outdoor fun with their grandkids. We looked to our parents when we were young children, trying to navigate the way of the world: learning how to ride a bike, drive a car …

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Wildly Underrated – South Australia

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th July 2021

Words by Heather Creech A rich mix of marine life diversity, stunning colour and killer capuccinos make the South Australia a diver’s dream Serene and regal, Adelaide stands near the edge of the Southern Ocean, bordered by miles of pristine sand beaches on one side and some of the best …

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To Submerge and Protect

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th June 2021

Words by William Nadeau Specialized in technical, commercial, public safety diving, and underwater investigavite procedures, the RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team always gets their man In 1959 a Conservation Officer and his pilot were flying to La Loche, Saskatchewan in a Cessna 180 when something went wrong. The plane crashed …

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A chilly reception

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd June 2021

Words and Photo By Russell Clark My summer vacation this year was taken in Newfoundland, diving in water ranging from 2°C to a whopping 4.5°C (35-40°F). You can keep your 3mm wetsuits, your factor 100 sunblock and your post-dive Bellini’s. I’ll take an iceberg any day. 10,000 years in …

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Hotels on the ocean

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st June 2021

By Fly & Sea  Choosing your next trip is no small task, here are some reasons why liveaboards are a popular option  Some vacationing divers are happy to squeeze in a couple of 2-tank dives on their trip, while others are all about scuba diving and they want to …

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Addressing and alleviating fears

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th June 2021

By Margo Peyton As a dive instructor specializing in teaching children, I’ve encountered many situations where kids are keen to go diving, but have certain fears. Here are some of my tips on how to address those fears and resolve the problems so little ones can enjoy diving. Ears Blowing …

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Freedivers of the next generation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th June 2021

By Kirk Krack and Mandy Rae Krack Being water people, it was always a given that our child would grow up in and around the water. But would she grow to love it and be as comfortable in it as we are? So far, she does. What a relief! …

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The Dark Side of Wakatobi

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th June 2021

Words by Joseph Frey Nighttime fluoro diving offers an entirely new perspective to the stunningly beautiful and pristine reefs of the famous Coral Triangle  With the planet’s coral reefs dying off due to human activities and few healthy reefs left to dive on in the Caribbean region, divers have …

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Lionfish – from predator to pendant

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th March 2021

Text by Ian Stalker Lionfish that venture into Dominica waters may end up on a journey that transforms them from predators to prey to pendants. Lionfish are native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans but were introduced into Caribbean waters inadvertently or otherwise and have become a major problem …

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How one turtle became a popular children’s book – Ella’s Adventure

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th February 2021

Christian Miller sat down with DIVER to talk about his new book Ella’s Adventure.  Did you always want to become a children’s book author? No, this was absolutely not on my radar, ever. I am considering myself a story teller, but more through art, photography or filmmaking. But it …

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In Pursuit of Killer Whales: the Kapr Divers’ Expedition to Norway

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th January 2021

Divers share a collective passion for the underwater world and a mutual fascination with the wondrous creatures of the sea. Perhaps it’s swimming with dolphins off the sunny coast of California they dream of, or diving side by side with whale sharks in the warm waters of Western Australia. …

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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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TADPOLES: The Big Little Migration

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th September 2020

Inside the current issue of DIVER (Fall 2020) you’ll see a lovely four page feature by our regular columnist Maxwel Hohn, all about the incredible journey of the western toad tadpole. Maxwel has been capturing footage of the tadpoles for four years, accumulating in this mini nature documentary, noq …

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Guide: British Columbia’s Pavilion Lake – Earth’s early lifeforms

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th September 2020

Words and Photos by Eduardo Baena Located on Highway 99, halfway between the towns of Lillooet and Cache Creek, British Columbia’s Pavilion Lake offers a unique opportunity to observe one of the largest known colonies of freshwater microbialites, a type of stromatolite. These calcareous structures resembling rocks were formed …

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