Diver Travel News2018-08-01T18:45:32+01:00

DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

Big blue dates

Freediving with blue whales, the world’s largest animal, is reckoned to be a tough act to follow. Amos Nachoum’s Big Animals operation is running trips off San Diego in California this summer, locating the whales using a scout plane, then meeting them from the 12m dive-boat Humboldt. Read more...

Beachcomber dive packages

If you’re looking for a diving holiday in Mauritius, Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa is set on a white-sand beach on the sheltered west coast between the capital Port Louis and Grand Baie, with all rooms ocean-facing. Read more...

Explorer Ventures expands into Red Sea

The Explorer Ventures liveaboard fleet has added a new vessel, and it’s operating in the Red Sea. The 41m Grand Sea Explorer joined the fleet in January and offers a 7-night itinerary through the Brothers Islands, Daedelus Reef and Elphinstone Reef marine park sites from US $1895pp. Read more...

Inspired by Blue Planet Live?

For those inspired by BBC One’s current Blue Planet Live broadcasts, Dive Worldwide is offering divers trips to the Bahamas and Australia to see  some of the underwater attractions featured in the programmes. Read more...

Citizen science in Galapagos

Galapagos Shark Diving founders Jonathan Green and Jenny Waack actively support conservation through their Galapagos Whale Shark Project and were involved in the shooting of Blue Planet II. Read more...

Legends and first steps in Red Sea

Oonasdivers has introduced a British-owned Red Sea safari boat called Legends to its roster with groups in mind, and is offering whole-boat group-charter prices for everyone from mixed abilities to CCR technical teams from £995pp. Read more...

Back to Burma

The Phinisi liveaboard is returning to Burmese waters for the first time since December 2009 with 7-night and a 10-night itineraries covering the Mergui Archipelago and offering to take  divers to the best parts of these scenic islands. Read more...

Emperor: new centre, new boat

Underlining its commitment to the Maldives, Emperor Divers has opened a second dive-centre there, at the new 5* You & Me Resort in Raa Atoll, which lies north-west of the capital Male. Read more...

Bull-shark experience

Diving with bull sharks is one of a number of attractions between mid-November and March in Playa del Carmen in Caribbean Mexico, at sites such as Los Arcos and Moc Che. Read more...

Spawning & snapping

Calendar highlights at the Anse Chastanet resort in St Lucia include the dramatic annual coral-spawning event, which can be accurately predicted from what the moon is doing (22-24 August), and its Underwater Photography Week Read more...

Emperor turns sideways

According to Emperor Divers Red Sea, most of its guests who have dived with sidemount when asked if they would ever go back to backplates reply: “Never!” Read more...

Freedom for snorkellers

Snorkellers complain that they are too often lumped in with scuba divers on dive-boats heading for sites that turn out to be unsuitable for them – or being called back after just over an hour because the scuba diving is finished. Read more...

MMF sets out MEGA plans

“Go deeper with a marine biologist as your dive-buddy” is the proposition from Mozambique-based charity Marine Megafauna Foundation for its “MEGA” scuba-diving expeditions for advanced divers, exploring the country’s southern coast and visiting dive-sites not generally available to the public. Read more...

Southern Red Sea with Saeed

Leading underwater photographer Saeed Rashid has teamed up with Oonasdivers to offer a new residential workshop at Red Sea Diving Safari’s Marsa Nakari village in the southern Egyptian Red Sea. Read more...

Malta in sight

Malta’s reefs, wrecks, caves and calm waters offer some of the best diving in the Mediterranean for divers at all levels, with much of it shore-based, says Ultimate Diving, and we know from the DIVER Awards what a reader favourite it is. Read more...

In the thick of the action

There’s a new player in divers’ happy hunting ground of the eastern Pacific, now that Aggressor Adventures has added a 24th dive-yacht to its roster – in the shape of the 41m Socorro Aggressor. Read more...

Bubble-free on Bloody Bay Wall

The depths of the seemingly bottomless Bloody Bay Wall in  in the Cayman Islands will be a special attraction when Grand Cayman-based dive-centre Divetech holds its rebreather event Innerspace 2019. Read more...

Be an Argonaut to Cocos

Cocos Island is home to around 30 species of coral, 300 species of fish and 27 endemic fish species including the rosy-lipped batfish. Not to mention lots of sharks. Read more...