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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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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 Gift in the Journey

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st May 2020

The memoir of an eco-traveler, by Cindy Leacox. In this article I share the many gifts that naturally come with scuba diving as well as the gifts of giving back regarding volunteering time to projects that enrich the oceans and those of us who live on land like ReefCI. …

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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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Aggressor Adventures Announces New Assistant Operations Manager

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th April 2020

Aggressor Adventures have announced diving industry veteran Jeff McNutt as its new Assistant Operations Manager. Jeff’s responsibilities will span staff recruitment and training, purchasing and quality control. “We are thrilled to have industry pro, Jeff McNutt, joining our Aggressor Adventures team,” notes Aggressor Chairman and CEO Wayne Brown. “Jeff …

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Building a Liveaboard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th April 2020

CEO and diver Wayne Brown had a blank slate when he designed the Cayman Aggressor V, so what goes into making a luxury liveaboard? Words by Wayne Brown When I started thinking about designing and building our next generation liveaboard, I wanted to start with a clean slate. This …

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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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Luxury Private Yacht with Soneva

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st April 2020

As social isolation heads in to another week, you’d be forgiven to take some time to day dream about upcoming adventures. Soneva offer insanely luxurious and ‘beyond bespoke’ experiences. Take a minute out of your busy day vacuuming for the twelth time this week, and imagine what things could …

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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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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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