DIVER TRAVEL NEWS

Pelagic hunt in Baja California

The Marlin Hunt, set for 20-30 October this year in Baja California, Mexico, is led by professional underwater photographer and regular DIVER contributor Henley Spiers, who was knocked out by the spectacular experiences there he described in the magazine a year ago. Read more...

Diving into ancient history

Greece is open, though not yet to UK travellers at the time of writing, but if an air bridge makes the way clear later this summer the Peristera shipwreck, which was discovered in the early 1990s, will be the first ancient wreck to be opened by the government to the public,  from 3 August to 2 October. Read more...

Those big animals await

Amos Nachoum and Amanda Cotton of the Big Animals expeditionary force have been making plans to get diving again towards the end of 2020, and if you’ve saved enough by spending months at a time without going out much you could consider booking. 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...

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...