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The Art of Critter Capture

'Capturing Critters in Lembeh' is the biggest underwater photography event in Indonesia’s Lembeh Strait, according to tour operator Oonasdivers, and is attended by divers from all over the world. Read more...

4-star Maldives resort offers top diving

A 4-star ‘superior’ island resort offering 116 villas “with vibrant, trendy and colourful interiors fused with tropical Maldivian designs”. That’s how Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts describes its OBLU Resort on Helengeli Island. Read more...

Sali Army

A mighty army of tiny critters, that is, at a near-virgin site in up-and-coming Halmahera. JOHN LIDDIARD reports Read more...

Marlin Hunt

Think you’ve seen it all under water and ready for new thrills? HENLEY SPIERS found a hot contender in the new-thrills category recently, off Mexico’s Pacific coast Read more...

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...