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Category: Travel

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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There is no better time to enjoy Cayman’s wonderful world of sponges

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th February 2020

As if the Cayman Islands didn’t already offer an amazing diving experience, fantastic sponge life is another reason to take a dive vacation here in 2020. Divers who jump into any dive site in the Cayman Islands these days will witness sponges at the peak of their life cycle …

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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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“Have camera, will travel “- Anilao, Philippines

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th January 2020

Photos and text by Janice Crook I had to cajole my dive buddy and spouse, John, into coming with me on this trip.  He was philosophically opposed to losing his dive buddy to a new camera obsession and going back to a place that we have already been.  This …

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Winter Travel

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th January 2020

Planning a dive vacation this winter? Be prepared for tackling some inevitable delays… By Fly & Sea  Some of us love to get away in the winter, heading to sunny climates to escape the onslaught of the wind, rain, and snow. Winter is often the ideal time to book …

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  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th December 2019

However, there are countless activities to do in the Maldives, some involve chartering a liveaboard and donning your wetsuit, while others won’t even get your toes wet. There’s something for everyone on this archipelago of 1,192 islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Experience the Liveaboard of a …

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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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Do dive crews deserve a tip?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd December 2019

Words by Drew McArthur / Photography by Jim Catlin What better way to end a pleasant day’s diving than by hitting a bar and ordering some vacation food? While you’re there, why not kick back with an adult beverage, too? The bar staff of whatever establishment you care to decompress …

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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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How to manage jet lag

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th October 2019

Our new dive travel column begins by tackling a problem that affects many of us By Fly & Sea  We all know that jet lag can be tiresome, but on a scuba diving vacation it can be downright dangerous. Crossing one or more time zones in your quest for …

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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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Jill Heinerth’s 101 Expedition Tips – Preview

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th July 2019

  Jill Heinerth has spent a lifetime travelling the globe on expeditions and filming projects. In the Summer issue of DIVER she offers us her top 101 expedition tips to make your adventure more relaxed and earth-friendly. Here are a few of our favourites… Checklists: I’m a fan of …

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Dealing with seasickness

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2018

There’s nothing worse than gearing up a boat dive only to have your tummy lurching within minutes of leaving the dock. Fly & Sea Dive Adventures are there with you… Choose the right destination Don’t choose a destination where you have to hit the open ocean in the middle of monsoon season …

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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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