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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...

El Gouna

An hour away by boat from the Red Sea’s famous wreck haven of Abu Nuhas, El Gouna is a self-contained tourist town built on 10km of coastline with access to more than 40 excellent dive sites. Read more...

Siren call

Up to 20% off a trip on the Indo Siren liveaboard to Komodo island, a World Heritage Site since 1991, is the Indonesia proposition put forward by blue o two. Read more...

High on Gangga

Gangga, located on the tip of Sulawesi, north of the Manado coast, is a small island that Ultimate Diving says is perfectly positioned to access the Bangka Archipelago, Bunaken National Marine Park and Lembeh Strait. Read more...

‘Critter-crazy’ savings

Diving the Lembeh Strait is something all divers should try at least once, says UK tour operator Oonasdivers, and it’s the boutique NAD Lembeh Resort in North Sulawesi that it wants to bring to your attention. Read more...

Big blue dates

Freediving with blue whales, the world’s largest animal, is reckoned to be a tough act to follow. Amos Nachoum’s Big Animals operation is running trips off San Diego in California this summer, locating the whales using a scout plane, then meeting them from the 12m dive-boat Humboldt. Read more...

Beachcomber dive packages

If you’re looking for a diving holiday in Mauritius, Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa is set on a white-sand beach on the sheltered west coast between the capital Port Louis and Grand Baie, with all rooms ocean-facing. Read more...

Explorer Ventures expands into Red Sea

The Explorer Ventures liveaboard fleet has added a new vessel, and it’s operating in the Red Sea. The 41m Grand Sea Explorer joined the fleet in January and offers a 7-night itinerary through the Brothers Islands, Daedelus Reef and Elphinstone Reef marine park sites from US $1895pp. Read more...

Red Sea Liveaboards

Liveaboards are the ultimate way to experience the best of the Egyptian Red Sea, and are a great choice for those who want to get the most diving out of their holiday time. Read more...