Dive Travel Features

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...

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...

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...

  • 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...

  • On the E Russ wreck.

Frozen in Time – part 2

In the second and final part of his three-country exploration of the Baltic Sea and its uncanny powers of wreck preservation, WILL APPLEYARD continues his diving in Finland – with Estonia planned to provide the grand finale Read more...

Sardinian Surprise

The Med had been a bit of a blind spot for Lisa Collins – and it’s possible that she has now been a tad spoilt by her first experiences there. Read more...

A Diver’s Dilemma

An experienced diver, CHARLIE THISBY enjoyed her first liveaboard experience in the Red Sea recently, but an unforgettable underwater encounter left her in two minds about how to follow it up. Read more...

Service Ethics

Who’s your new buddy? A bout of traveller’s bad luck threatens BRANDI MUELLER’s trip to Belize, but she knew that Aggressor Fleet would do all it could to break through the voodoo and get her out diving! Read more...

Frozen in Time

In the first of a two-part wreck exploration of the Baltic Sea, with its uncanny powers of preservation, WILL APPLEYARD visits Sweden and Finland Read more...

Getting my Magic Eye in

A trip to Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean gave MELISSA HOBSON the chance for some practice in detecting the tiniest and best-camouflaged sea-dwellers – plus one that was hard to miss. Read more...

Sharm El Sheikh

The Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, situated at the southern point of the Sinai, has some of the world’s most celebrated diving attractions around its shores. Read more...

Whirlwind Impressions

Every trip to Spanish Mediterranean locations leaves WILL APPLEYARD that bit more impressed with the diving potential, especially for mini-breaks from the UK. Read more...

Saba Dance

An unspoilt diving experience on lofty Saba in the Dutch Caribbean – but there’s far more to it than just the underwater experience. Gin comes into it… Read more...

Holy Spirit

They told HENLEY SPIERS that sea lions, mobula rays and whale sharks were guaranteed. The Sea of Cortez was a place he had to check out Read more...

A Haven for Hardware

Aqaba continues to stake its claim as an underwater playground for metal-loving divers. SAEED RASHID enjoys preview diving and photographing a score or more of attractions. Read more...