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Local Intelligence 3

Eighteen dive professionals weigh in with descriptions of their personal favourite local dive-sites – and we apologise in advance if they make you want to leave at once… Read more...

Dive liveaboard savings with SSI training

Scuba divers around the world who enrol on SSI speciality courses are promised US $300 (around £211) in travel vouchers for a future Aggressor Adventures liveaboard holiday – if they book the training between 1 and 15 June this year. Read more...

  • Arrábida marine reserve.

Our European Tour – Part 3

In the next part of their European Tour Swedish film-makers Linn Venneberg and Mattias Granberg hit the Iberian peninsula. If you haven’t dived there, you might be in for a surprise… Read more...

  • On the wreck of the submarine M2.

Our European Tour – Part 2

Swedish film-makers Linn Venneberg and Mattias Granberg tour Europe in their campervan, initially diving on Sweden’s own west coast. Part 2: Time to head south-west and start crossing borders. Read more...

Our European Tour – Part 1

Two Swedish film-makers currently travelling around Europe for 15 months in a campervan with their two dogs to discover the continent both above and below the surface. Part 1: Slow start in Sweden. Read more...

Back in the Air… back in the Swim

The vaccination programme is well underway and it’s time to start thinking about shaking the moths out of your dive gear and checking the time left on your passport. Gill Flaherty offers her six top tips for planning dive travel in 2021. Read more...

Local Intelligence 2

As we plan back-to-reality overseas trips, dive-pros from all over the world pitch their favourite sites to visit – will one of them sway your decision? Read more...

Worldwide’s small-group trio

Dive Worldwide has introduced three group trips, each to a small resort where it’s hoped that the 6-10 guests will enjoy on land the type of bonding usually associated with  liveaboards. Read more...

Big Blue beckons in March

Pharaoh Dive Club owners Clare and Steve Rattle have been working and diving around the Egyptian Red Sea for nearly 30 years and run the popular Roots Red Sea centre which, as they fairly say, put the town of El Quseir on the map. Read more...

Lily on the bright side

“For the past year my staff have been whispering to me that we needed to part with our faithful RIB… it was time for a new, fresh boat with more options and possibilities.” Read more...

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...

Never mind the Threshers!

The words ‘Malapascua’ and ‘thresher shark’ have become inseparable, but it shouldn’t be the case, say Henley Spiers & Jade Hoksbergen – even without the whip-tailed wonders, this island would still be a world-class diving location. Read more...

World of Sponge

The decorative hallmarks of St Lucia dive-sites are its sponges – drop onto these scenic reefs and prepare for a rich slice of Caribbean marine life. Steve Weinman makes the most of his stay – and an irritable turtle adds to the merriment 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...