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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...

Deeper into Truk

The wrecks of Truk in standard diving depths are well-documented, but what if you’re lucky enough to be there in a technical capacity? Brandi Mueller reports. Read more...

Best Red Sea Dive Sites

The Red Sea is known as one of the most perfect destinations for divers in the world. You can visit and experience one of the most beautiful coral reefs globally with diverse marine lives. Whether you want to have a peep into history or try those jetpacks of your dream, there is something for everyone. Read more...

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...