DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

A slice of Madeira

Portugal and the Azores have been on and off the all-clear list but the Portuguese island of Madeira has stayed green-listed for a while now, if we dare to tempt fate. Read more...

A new career in Belize

Volunteer travel organiser GVI is offering a Belize Diving & Marine Conservation Internship.  It would take you to the small tropical island of Ambergris Caye, near the Belize Barrier Reef (the world’s second-largest). Read more...

Galapagos: a year soon passes

An expert-led trip in prime whale shark season is in prospect with Sofia Green Iturralde of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project on board Aqua Galapagos. There is time for current uncertainties to settle down because it departs in September 2022. Read more...

Dive liveaboard savings with SSI training

Scuba divers around the world who enrol on SSI speciality courses are promised US $300 (around £211) in travel vouchers for a future Aggressor Adventures liveaboard holiday – if they book the training between 1 and 15 June this year. Read more...

Worldwide’s small-group trio

Dive Worldwide has introduced three group trips, each to a small resort where it’s hoped that the 6-10 guests will enjoy on land the type of bonding usually associated with  liveaboards. Read more...

Big Blue beckons in March

Pharaoh Dive Club owners Clare and Steve Rattle have been working and diving around the Egyptian Red Sea for nearly 30 years and run the popular Roots Red Sea centre which, as they fairly say, put the town of El Quseir on the map. Read more...

Lily on the bright side

“For the past year my staff have been whispering to me that we needed to part with our faithful RIB… it was time for a new, fresh boat with more options and possibilities.” Read more...

Grenada has been steady

Grenada has to date remained a viable destination for UK divers. It boasts the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, the Bianca C, many other good-quality wreck dives, coral reefs and a wealth of marine life. Read more...

Want to winter in Malta?

Malta remains on the British government’s no-go list for non-essential travel and a two-week quarantine is required on return for anyone who does go - but what if you feel it’s essential for you to go and work from there for an extended period this winter?  Read more...

For that Dorset staycation

Bournemouth Beach Lodges re-opened in early August after lockdown with every other of the 24 self-contained seafront houses welcoming guests at any one time - and they could provide a base for divers holidaying in east Dorset in family or group bubbles. Read more...

Hop to Spanish hotspot

Spain was on for UK divers, then off - we hope it will soon be on again. Among the most highly rated mainland diving locations are the Medes Islands, and Ryanair serves the Costa Brava from many UK regional airports. Read more...

Pelagic hunt in Baja California

The Marlin Hunt, set for 20-30 October this year in Baja California, Mexico, is led by professional underwater photographer and regular DIVER contributor Henley Spiers, who was knocked out by the spectacular experiences there he described in the magazine a year ago. Read more...

Diving into ancient history

Greece is open, though not yet to UK travellers at the time of writing, but if an air bridge makes the way clear later this summer the Peristera shipwreck, which was discovered in the early 1990s, will be the first ancient wreck to be opened by the government to the public,  from 3 August to 2 October. Read more...

Those big animals await

Amos Nachoum and Amanda Cotton of the Big Animals expeditionary force have been making plans to get diving again towards the end of 2020, and if you’ve saved enough by spending months at a time without going out much you could consider booking. Read more...

Join Socorro manta expedition

The Revillagigedos are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean that lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico and include Socorro. They attract schooling hammerhead, tiger, and silky sharks, dolphins, jack and barracuda, whale sharks and famously manta rays. Read more...