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FEATURES

Where Scallops Dwell

Dredging for shellfish is a scattershot method that ruins fragile eco-systems. Havens such as the protected area of Lyme Bay illustrate what we stand to lose, says WILL APPLEYARD. Read more...

The O2 Rebreather Miracle

MARTIN STRMISKA dives HMS Perseus in the Greek islands, and in a state of mild nitrogen narcosis relives the incredible events of some 77 years earlier Read more...

Two-island Hop

BETH & SHAUN TIERNEY specialise in liveaboard diving in the Coral Triangle, so how would a Caribbean jaunt match up to their expectations? Read more...

The Run

It’s one of the planet’s greatest annual diving events, though you have only an outline idea of where to go and when to be there each day. Read more...

40 Dives 40 Dishes

Salutay is owned by Al Wright, who was one of the UK’s first trimix divers, and his wife Freda, who is not only an accomplished trimix- and cave-diver but also a trained chef. Read more...

Stopover in Bintan

A few days to spare…what to do? LISA COLLINS went to explore the little-known island to which Singaporeans like to escape when they have time off. Read more...

Bombs at Bikini

For the good of mankind and to end all world wars, that was the premise: JESPER KJØLLER reviews the awful and awesome legacy of the USA’s Operation Crossroads. Read more...

DIVER Awards 2018

If so many recipients of the DIVER Awards are the same familiar names from year to year, the consistency over time of the voting serves to underline the main purpose of these most prestigious accolades. Read more...

Preconditioning Techniques

In other sports, preconditioning strategies such as warming up, passive heat maintenance and prior exercise are used to ensure that athletes perform as well as possible on game day. Read more...

Rock Stars of the Sea

Flowing arms, colour changes, dance battles and petite males disguised as females to trick their rivals – that's the courting behaviour of giant Australian cuttlefish. Read more...

Allergic to Latex

Statistics indicate that 1 to 6% of the general population is allergic to natural rubber latex, and in rare cases, reactions can be so violent that they are fatal. Read more...

Tropic of Cancer

Does the south still capture the frontier spirit and diving quality found in the north in the 1980s? DAVID C WRIGHT spends a loosely planned month finding out. Read more...

Don’t Miss Mactan

Divers might know Mactan as the site of Cebu international airport. But as they dash straight on to famed spots such as Malapascua, Dauin and Moalboal, they’re missing a trick. Read more...