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FEATURES

  • The Bomb Shelter’s exit hatch.

Prison Break

If you enjoyed Will Appleyard’s recent Frozen In Time features about diving Baltic wrecks, here’s a coda to those adventures, as he takes time out to explore the former Soviet prison of Rummu in Estonia. Read more...

Ghostbusters UK

More and more divers are diving for a purpose, but when it comes to ghost-gear clearance you really have to know what you’re doing – as CHRISTINE GROSART does. Read more...

The Call of the Minkes

The Ribbon Reefs are a special Great Barrier Reef dive-destination at any time of the year, says NIGEL MARSH. But they are extra-special in June and July when visited by dwarf minke whales. Read more...

Shrimp Hunt in Swanage

JACK PERKS is best known as a freshwater diver but a recent sea dive in Dorset offered the chance to pursue a different rare quarry – a snakelocks anemone shrimp. Read more...

The Gear of the Year

Our DIVER Testers select their favourite kit from the past 12 months, ask a selection of divers for their equipment wishes, and muse on what the New Year might bring… Read more...

The Unsung Reef

Australia’s corals grab the headlines, but the country’s kelp-dominated temperate reefs are at least as important and imperilled. Now they’re finally getting the restoration focus they deserve. Read more...

Nudi Collector

RICHARD ASPINALL is a nudibranch-fancier, and he doesn’t care who knows it. Satisfying his craving for new species is matched only by his need to capture their images to best effect… Read more...

A Shot in the Dark

Where once divers studied reef- or bottom-dwelling lifeforms, with the odd glance into the blue in hopes of spotting passing pelagics, on a blackwater dive you explore by night in open ocean. Read more...

  • Following the guideline to the shaft

Delving Beneath Albania

Diving at a location where few have dived before is every diver’s dream. For VIC VERLINDEN, the Viroit cave is such a place – and Albania a diving attraction in the making. Read more...

Big Picture

This well-written guide, sized for portability, can only boost their chances of correctly identifying that pinniped or cetacean. Read more...

Functional Slugfest

This one is all about the pictures, because the accompanying text is minimal. Still, fair enough, how far can you get into describing individual sea-slug species? Read more...

Scubapro Galileo HUD

Overall, judged purely as a dive-computer, the Galileo HUD is the business. Add the Head Up Display, and it’s genuinely the best dive-computer I’ve ever used. Read more...