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Brotherly Luck

JOSS WOOLF takes a chance on behalf of others to undertake a more-adventurous-than-usual group liveaboard trip – but would she be taking the blame or enjoying the credit? Read more...

Espresso, sir?

Fresh coffee was the routine, and it arrived without fail after every morning dive, as one of the perks of being on board a true 5* liveaboard. Read more...

Bull-shark experience

Diving with bull sharks is one of a number of attractions between mid-November and March in Playa del Carmen in Caribbean Mexico, at sites such as Los Arcos and Moc Che. Read more...

Spawning & snapping

Calendar highlights at the Anse Chastanet resort in St Lucia include the dramatic annual coral-spawning event, which can be accurately predicted from what the moon is doing (22-24 August), and its Underwater Photography Week Read more...

A Match Made in the Maldives

Would the Maldives’ reputation as a premium global dive destination hold up during the ‘worst-weather trip’ of the season? MARIE DAVIES travels to the Indian Ocean archipelago to find out. Read more...

Emperor turns sideways

According to Emperor Divers Red Sea, most of its guests who have dived with sidemount when asked if they would ever go back to backplates reply: “Never!” Read more...

Two-island Hop

BETH & SHAUN TIERNEY specialise in liveaboard diving in the Coral Triangle, so how would a Caribbean jaunt match up to their expectations? Read more...

Freedom for snorkellers

Snorkellers complain that they are too often lumped in with scuba divers on dive-boats heading for sites that turn out to be unsuitable for them – or being called back after just over an hour because the scuba diving is finished. Read more...

MMF sets out MEGA plans

“Go deeper with a marine biologist as your dive-buddy” is the proposition from Mozambique-based charity Marine Megafauna Foundation for its “MEGA” scuba-diving expeditions for advanced divers, exploring the country’s southern coast and visiting dive-sites not generally available to the public. Read more...

The Run

It’s one of the planet’s greatest annual diving events, though you have only an outline idea of where to go and when to be there each day. Read more...

Southern Red Sea with Saeed

Leading underwater photographer Saeed Rashid has teamed up with Oonasdivers to offer a new residential workshop at Red Sea Diving Safari’s Marsa Nakari village in the southern Egyptian Red Sea. Read more...

Malta in sight

Malta’s reefs, wrecks, caves and calm waters offer some of the best diving in the Mediterranean for divers at all levels, with much of it shore-based, says Ultimate Diving, and we know from the DIVER Awards what a reader favourite it is. Read more...

40 Dives 40 Dishes

Salutay is owned by Al Wright, who was one of the UK’s first trimix divers, and his wife Freda, who is not only an accomplished trimix- and cave-diver but also a trained chef. Read more...

Stopover in Bintan

A few days to spare…what to do? LISA COLLINS went to explore the little-known island to which Singaporeans like to escape when they have time off. Read more...

Bombs at Bikini

For the good of mankind and to end all world wars, that was the premise: JESPER KJØLLER reviews the awful and awesome legacy of the USA’s Operation Crossroads. Read more...

In the thick of the action

There’s a new player in divers’ happy hunting ground of the eastern Pacific, now that Aggressor Adventures has added a 24th dive-yacht to its roster – in the shape of the 41m Socorro Aggressor. Read more...

Rock Stars of the Sea

Flowing arms, colour changes, dance battles and petite males disguised as females to trick their rivals – that's the courting behaviour of giant Australian cuttlefish. Read more...