Indian Ocean2018-07-26T11:30:38+00:00

Indian Ocean

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...

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...

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...

Alor Aquamen

Fishers in southern Indonesia have developed freediving skills similar to those of the Bajau nomads LISA COLLINS had encountered previously in the north-west. On a liveaboard stopover she found her dives unexpectedly entertaining. Read more...

Turtle Surprise

NIGEL MARSH recently visited Indonesia’s tiny Gili Islands off Lombok, to find out whether it was diving business as usual after the earthquakes that rocked the region last year 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...

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...

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...

Don’t Miss Mactan

Divers might know Mactan as the site of Cebu international airport. But as they dash straight on to famed spots such as Malapascua, Dauin and Moalboal, they’re missing a trick. Read more...

Where The Whale Sharks Are

When Stella Diamant arrived in Madagascar a few years ago, little was known about the island’s whale-shark aggregations. Her recently published study, which shows that the country is a feeding hotspot for juveniles, could put it on the map. Read more...

All Creatures Great and Small

CATH BATES heads for Malapascua for a series of early starts to see the famous thresher sharks, and finds that technical diving gives the world-famous location a whole new dimension (and it already had quite a few!) Read more...

Indian Ocean Oasis

He’s starting to specialise in being present when pristine Indian Ocean atolls open to the public – now MARK HATTER gets in at the start in Astove Read more...

Smaller Side of the Maldives

MAX EATON finds himself on an eco-resort island notably lacking in the pelagic promise for which the Maldives is famed – and is surprised to find how much he Read more...

Ambon Inside And Out

JOHN LIDDIARD goes to Indonesia to savour the contrast between the muck-diving in Ambon Bay and the reef-diving outside it Read more...