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The rainbow at the end of the pandemic

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th July 2022

“Back to normal” means different things to different people. For Brandon Cole, a return to equilibrium means travel, diving, and encounters with wildlife big and small. After his slowest year in the last 30 for watery adventures, he is now more than ready to release the kraken in an …

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Covid on Vacation – is it just the flu or bad that I flew?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th July 2022

Mara Bohm, Kids Sea Camp Team Member and Dive Instructor As the travel industry returns to normal, we are encountering more guests catching COVID just before their vacation, leaving them laden with the difficult decision of what to do – go anyways? Cancel the entire vacation? Leave the infected family member …

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How to prepare for a shark diving trip

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2022

By Cristina Zenato It’s time to start thinking about the next scuba diving trip. Sharks are on the list; we have heard about the amazing locations and incredible encounters with the unique and magnificent species we have been dreaming about it for many years, and we are ready for …

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Freediving in Epic Greenland

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th June 2022

Today the world’s largest island is being rediscovered – not by vikings, but by divers who travel to the Arctic in search of encounters with modern giants: whales, glaciers, and icebergs Words and Photography by Tobias Friedrich Greenland is unique. The landscape is stunning—so too, the freezing cold and silence. …

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Cayman: The Test of Time

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th May 2022

As we reminisce about our love for dive travel, we got hooked on the many memories forged in one of the world’s most popular destinations. So why are the Cayman Islands a favourite for so many? Words by Drew McArthur Imagine turning up for your first ever scuba lesson only …

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Choosing a shark diving operator

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th May 2022

Words by Cristina Zenato As a firm believer that “one size does not fit all”, I’ll start my first column in DIVER by highlighting some of the considerations a diver should take before embarking on a shark diving trip. I’ll start with picking the operator.  As divers, we are …

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Expanding skills in Bonaire

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th April 2022

Words by Tom Levine Many people like me have been snorkeling all over the world and figured that was good enough – quick, simple and feels like flying. I decided to investigate the possibility that my smug notions were off the mark. What better place to be stripped of one’s …

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The Wonder of BC’s Discovery Passage

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th April 2022

Wrecks, walls, and worms all feature prominently in British Columbia’s high octane, highly adventurous Discovery Passage Words and Photography by Russell Clark As Editor of DIVER magazine, one of the first questions I get asked by people is “where’s your favourite place to dive?” I think the question is a little …

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Download the free DAN travellers guide

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th April 2022

Divers Alert Network has published the latest edition of its Travelers Medical Guide. Created to help divers, boaters, and adventure travelers recognize and manage various travel-related illnesses and injuries, this digital guide explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner. “DAN members are active explorers, and they …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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