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

DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

Just select your Atlantis

The buzz around the diving in the Philippines continues, and Ultimate Diving is offering seven nights at the Atlantis Dumaguete or Atlantis Puerto Galera including return flights from the UK from £1895pp. Read more...

Bahrain: more than a plane

The Dive Bahrain underwater theme park is set to add two tugboat wrecks at either end of its centrepiece Boeing 747 airliner, sunk last year as a diver attraction off the Persian Gulf island. Read more...

Sudan smorgasbord

Sudan is “a wonderland of pelagic fish, dolphins and most importantly, sharks,” according to Red Sea Explorers. “Schooling hammerheads, oceanic whitetips, silky, tiger, thresher sharks – it’s truly a smorgasbord!” Read more...

Buddy’s 40 years in Bonaire

On 19 August next year Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire, which scored heavily in the DIVER Awards in 2019,  celebrates its 40th anniversary – and is planning various festivities and special offers throughout 2020. Read more...

Somabay for New Year’s Eve?

“Escape the hustle and bustle of the city this New Year’s Eve and head to Somabay.” That’s the proposition from the 5* destination on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera, which promises “guaranteed sunshine and a whole host of parties and gala dinners to enjoy” as well as a wide range of activities including excellent diving and snorkelling. Read more...

Indonesian insight

Coralia is a new timber sailing boat built for Papua Explorer in Sulawesi by the Konjo tribe, which is said to have been shipbuilding for centuries and to blend ancient techniques with modern design and safety features. Read more...

Ever-eastwards

The team behind Indonesian initiatives Dive into Lembeh and Dive into Ambon have just opened their third day-diving operation, Dive into Raja Ampat. Read more...

Dive and chat in Cozumel

The Cozumel Scuba Fest in the popular Mexican resort runs from 27 November to 1 December and consists of diving the “Scuba Fest Route” in the mornings (two dives a day for four days), expert presentations on current topics such as coral-reef threats, a scuba exhibition and cocktail events each evening. Read more...

The Art of Critter Capture

'Capturing Critters in Lembeh' is the biggest underwater photography event in Indonesia’s Lembeh Strait, according to tour operator Oonasdivers, and is attended by divers from all over the world. Read more...

4-star Maldives resort offers top diving

A 4-star ‘superior’ island resort offering 116 villas “with vibrant, trendy and colourful interiors fused with tropical Maldivian designs”. That’s how Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts describes its OBLU Resort on Helengeli Island. Read more...

One-stop cenotes diving with Maya Blue

Maya Blue, a PADI 5* diving and freediving centre, has been set up in the small town of Xpu-Ha, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum in Mexico's Yucatan, to help scuba divers at all levels as well as freedivers and snorkellers to explore the "Mayan Underworld". Read more...

Only women need apply

UK-based Luna, which describes itself as a "dive trip organiser and community creator", has been set up by divers Lucy Alfred and Ellie D'Silva for women "seeking a new adventure  in an inclusive, female-focused group". Read more...

Buddying up in Bonaire

With its absence of strong currents, Bonaire in the southern Caribbean is ideal for learning to dive, says Diverse Travel, while experienced divers and underwater photographer will be glad of typically 30m visibility and extended bottom-times. Read more...

Nirvana in Tubbataha

Remote Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Philippines contains 11 shark and 13 dolphin and whale species, and is a nesting ground for hawksbill and green turtles (not to mention its 600-plus fish and 360 coral species). Read more...

Faster to Socorro

“One fast, floating palace” is how the operator describes the Socorro Vortex, a repurposed Canadian Coast Guard vessel. The new liveaboard has been sailing to eastern Pacific big-animal hotspot Revillagigedo, aka the Socorro archipelago, since April.  Read more...