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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...

Local Intelligence: The Dives

Pre-lockdown we asked 16 pro divers from around the world to share their favourite local dive-sites with DIVER readers. Their colourful accounts will make you long to experience these dives. Read more...

Join Socorro manta expedition

The Revillagigedos are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean that lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico and include Socorro. They attract schooling hammerhead, tiger, and silky sharks, dolphins, jack and barracuda, whale sharks and famously manta rays. Read more...

European cave-training in 28°C water!

The Scuba Murcia dive-centre  in southern Spain says it has been working closely with PADI and TecRec instructor Simon Townsend to become the only PADI dive centre in Europe to be able to offer the PADI Tec Full Cave Diver course. Read more...

Booking ahead with no deposit

With travelling divers naturally reluctant to pay deposits on holidays they can no longer be sure will go ahead because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one long-established dive operator was early to announce that it had taken steps to remove the risk. Read more...

Ultimate builds Red Sea portfolio

In Egyptian Red Sea location Marsa Alam, known for its shore-diving and access to Elphinstone Reef, UK tour operator Ultimate Diving has added the 4* Sunrise Marina Resort Port Ghalib, which has an Emperor Divers centre close by. Read more...

The dive-centre behind the mask

The dive-centre at Amun Ini Beach Resort in Anda, Bohol, claims to be the first in the Philippines to offer diving with full-face masks, and is providing PADI Speciality training in their use. Read more...

Cebu is just the start

The African & Oriental Travel Company has been branching out all over the world but a liveaboard itinerary in the Philippines is a one-off for the tour operator that’s set for this December. Read more...

The magic of island-hopping

Philippines island-hopping will bring you unparalleled variety and diversity, from sumptuous reefs and world-class wreck diving, whale sharks in the morning and pygmy seahorses in the afternoon. Read more...

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...