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

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One-stop cenotes diving with Maya Blue

Maya Blue, a PADI 5* diving and freediving centre, has been set up in the small town of Xpu-Ha, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum in Mexico's Yucatan, to help scuba divers at all levels as well as freedivers and snorkellers to explore the "Mayan Underworld". Read more...

  • Sardines moving at full pelt, trying to get away from hungry dolphins.

Fly, Run, Dive

Where in the world can you ride out in a small boat and jump into the ocean to see dolphins, sharks and whales up close, all in the same day? It’s possible in South Africa when the greatest show in the ocean takes place. Read more...

Only women need apply

UK-based Luna, which describes itself as a "dive trip organiser and community creator", has been set up by divers Lucy Alfred and Ellie D'Silva for women "seeking a new adventure  in an inclusive, female-focused group". Read more...

Buddying up in Bonaire

With its absence of strong currents, Bonaire in the southern Caribbean is ideal for learning to dive, says Diverse Travel, while experienced divers and underwater photographer will be glad of typically 30m visibility and extended bottom-times. Read more...

Nirvana in Tubbataha

Remote Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Philippines contains 11 shark and 13 dolphin and whale species, and is a nesting ground for hawksbill and green turtles (not to mention its 600-plus fish and 360 coral species). Read more...

TIGER TIGER

If you enjoy the company of sharks, Tiger Beach in the Bahamas is the place to be in winter and spring, says BRANDI MUELLER Read more...

Two and a Half to Bandos

A two-year-old along for the ride was no bar to diving for Federica Squadrilli Carr, but her son was far from the only non-diver at one of the Maldives’ oldest resorts. Read more...

Faster to Socorro

“One fast, floating palace” is how the operator describes the Socorro Vortex, a repurposed Canadian Coast Guard vessel. The new liveaboard has been sailing to eastern Pacific big-animal hotspot Revillagigedo, aka the Socorro archipelago, since April.  Read more...

Sharkweek Mozambique

Sharkweek Mozambique with ScubaAddicts gives you the chance to visit what Oonasdivers describes as some of the best shark-diving sites in Ponta do Ouro.  Read more...

Light Show

MELISSA HOBSON wasn’t sure what to expect on her first fluo night-dive in Madagascar, but she was anticipating fireworks. Read more...

Elite yoga

Divers are being invited to join Jodie Roberts on board Emperor Elite from 14-21 September to dive the southern Egyptian Red Sea with the added appeal of yoga. Read more...

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...

Alor Aquamen

Fishers in southern Indonesia have developed freediving skills similar to those of the Bajau nomads LISA COLLINS had encountered previously in the north-west. On a liveaboard stopover she found her dives unexpectedly entertaining. Read more...

Turtle Surprise

NIGEL MARSH recently visited Indonesia’s tiny Gili Islands off Lombok, to find out whether it was diving business as usual after the earthquakes that rocked the region last year 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...

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...