DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

Grenada has been steady

Grenada has to date remained a viable destination for UK divers. It boasts the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, the Bianca C, many other good-quality wreck dives, coral reefs and a wealth of marine life. Read more...

Want to winter in Malta?

Malta remains on the British government’s no-go list for non-essential travel and a two-week quarantine is required on return for anyone who does go - but what if you feel it’s essential for you to go and work from there for an extended period this winter?  Read more...

For that Dorset staycation

Bournemouth Beach Lodges re-opened in early August after lockdown with every other of the 24 self-contained seafront houses welcoming guests at any one time - and they could provide a base for divers holidaying in east Dorset in family or group bubbles. Read more...

Hop to Spanish hotspot

Spain was on for UK divers, then off - we hope it will soon be on again. Among the most highly rated mainland diving locations are the Medes Islands, and Ryanair serves the Costa Brava from many UK regional airports. Read more...

For women only: art and diving

US diver and photo-journalist Brandi Mueller has an all-female outing up her sleeve in Saba in the Dutch Caribbean, where her guests can go scuba-diving by day and get creative with nightly art sessions in a “relaxing atmosphere”. Read more...

Brandi in Truk

Brandi Mueller is hosting a deep wrecks week on the Truk Odyssey liveaboard from 4-11 July, providing the chance to dive the lesser-visited deep wrecks in the 45-70m range (as she described in the January issue of DIVER). Read more...

Oonasdivers bets on combinations

There is a growing trend for travellers to combine diving holidays with cultural breaks, relaxing beach stays and sightseeing tours, according to tour operator Oonasdivers. Guests get better value for money and more variety by spreading the flight price, it reckons. Read more...

Why 10 beats 7

Emperor Maldives is encouraging guests to buy some extra time to explore what it says are two of the most popular itineraries in the Indian Ocean atoll aboard the Emperor Explorer. Ten nights means more dives and more flexibility, it says, and that’s difficult to argue with! Read more...

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...