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

DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

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...

Sharkweek Mozambique

Sharkweek Mozambique with ScubaAddicts gives you the chance to visit what Oonasdivers describes as some of the best shark-diving sites in Ponta do Ouro.  Read more...

Elite yoga

Divers are being invited to join Jodie Roberts on board Emperor Elite from 14-21 September to dive the southern Egyptian Red Sea with the added appeal of yoga. Read more...

Up on Indonesian walls…

Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort & Spa in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, has become the third offering from Best Boutique Collection, which already promotes dive resorts in the Philippines. Read more...

Cage nights with jumbo squid

Diving in the Sea of Cortez with Humboldt squid, the smaller cousin of the Pacific giant squid, is a real one-off experience, and it’s being offered on the liveaboard yacht Nautilus Gallant Lady. Read more...

Harmoni coming next year

Under construction and set to launch in July 2020, the 48m Emperor Harmoni will be Emperor Divers Indonesia’s second liveaboard, and is said to be one of the few in the region to have two engines. Read more...

Three weeks to spare?

Triton Bay is a diving hotspot just south of Raja Ampat in West Papua, and Divequest says that, with few liveaboards reaching the area, you could be one of very few divers to experience rare wonders – from whale sharks to flasher wrasse and the walking shark that was discovered only in 2008, the year the bay was declared a marine protected area. Read more...

Attractions of Solitude

Solitude Liveaboard & Resorts consists of two boats and two resorts, with one of each located in Indonesia. Its 36m aluminium-hulled catamaran Solitude Adventurer offers various itineraries from Raja Ampat to Komodo, with “a multitude of special trips” in between. Read more...

Siren call

Up to 20% off a trip on the Indo Siren liveaboard to Komodo island, a World Heritage Site since 1991, is the Indonesia proposition put forward by blue o two. Read more...

High on Gangga

Gangga, located on the tip of Sulawesi, north of the Manado coast, is a small island that Ultimate Diving says is perfectly positioned to access the Bangka Archipelago, Bunaken National Marine Park and Lembeh Strait. Read more...

‘Critter-crazy’ savings

Diving the Lembeh Strait is something all divers should try at least once, says UK tour operator Oonasdivers, and it’s the boutique NAD Lembeh Resort in North Sulawesi that it wants to bring to your attention. Read more...

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...