Travel2018-07-26T10:55:46+01:00

TRAVEL

Elpida, the new hot site for Cyprus

Oonasdivers has teamed up with Cyprus Diving Adventures, a PADI 5* dive-centre in the village of Pissouri, to arrange recreational and technical diving across the island along with a wide range of accommodation. Read more...

  • The Bomb Shelter’s exit hatch.

Prison Break

If you enjoyed Will Appleyard’s recent Frozen In Time features about diving Baltic wrecks, here’s a coda to those adventures, as he takes time out to explore the former Soviet prison of Rummu in Estonia. Read more...

The Call of the Minkes

The Ribbon Reefs are a special Great Barrier Reef dive-destination at any time of the year, says NIGEL MARSH. But they are extra-special in June and July when visited by dwarf minke whales. Read more...

On the Cilento Coast

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is well-known to tourists, but further east lies the Cilento Coast, where Italians spend their summer holidays but few foreigners reach – and even fewer divers. Read more...

  • Jungle Gym is full of schools of fish, seafans, sponges and soft corals.

Weather Windows

LISA COLLINS plans a six-day dive trip to Florida, but with the weather gods conspiring against her, how many dives would she manage to get in? 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...

  • On the E Russ wreck.

Frozen in Time – part 2

In the second and final part of his three-country exploration of the Baltic Sea and its uncanny powers of wreck preservation, WILL APPLEYARD continues his diving in Finland – with Estonia planned to provide the grand finale 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...

Sardinian Surprise

The Med had been a bit of a blind spot for Lisa Collins – and it’s possible that she has now been a tad spoilt by her first experiences there. Read more...

A Diver’s Dilemma

An experienced diver, CHARLIE THISBY enjoyed her first liveaboard experience in the Red Sea recently, but an unforgettable underwater encounter left her in two minds about how to follow it up. Read more...

Service Ethics

Who’s your new buddy? A bout of traveller’s bad luck threatens BRANDI MUELLER’s trip to Belize, but she knew that Aggressor Fleet would do all it could to break through the voodoo and get her out diving! Read more...

Frozen in Time

In the first of a two-part wreck exploration of the Baltic Sea, with its uncanny powers of preservation, WILL APPLEYARD visits Sweden and Finland 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...

Getting my Magic Eye in

A trip to Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean gave MELISSA HOBSON the chance for some practice in detecting the tiniest and best-camouflaged sea-dwellers – plus one that was hard to miss. Read more...

Sharm El Sheikh

The Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, situated at the southern point of the Sinai, has some of the world’s most celebrated diving attractions around its shores. Read more...