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FEATURES

Beyond the Yellow Train

This underworld dive isn’t everybody’s cup of tea – it’s in an abandoned mine in which the workers were long ‘kept in the dark’ about the risks of their labours, though the supervisors’ gas-masks and protective suits might have given them a clue! 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...

1918

It’s the final year of World War One, but the destruction of shipping continues through to November. Read more...

Wildlife Wonder

The first of the 100 shortlisted images for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 were revealed at the start of September. Read more...