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

DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

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...

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...

Passage to Socorro

Accessible only by liveaboard, Mexico's Revillagigedo Islands, otherwise known as Socorro, are associated with unusually close-up encounters with giant Pacific manta rays, wild bottlenose dolphins, whale sharks and humpback whales Read more...

BVI gets back on its feet

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is keen for DIVER readers to know about its continuing recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma last September. Read more...