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

DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

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...

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...

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...