Travel2018-07-26T10:55:46+01:00

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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...

Ultimate builds Red Sea portfolio

In Egyptian Red Sea location Marsa Alam, known for its shore-diving and access to Elphinstone Reef, UK tour operator Ultimate Diving has added the 4* Sunrise Marina Resort Port Ghalib, which has an Emperor Divers centre close by. Read more...

Indonesian insight

Coralia is a new timber sailing boat built for Papua Explorer in Sulawesi by the Konjo tribe, which is said to have been shipbuilding for centuries and to blend ancient techniques with modern design and safety features. Read more...

Ever-eastwards

The team behind Indonesian initiatives Dive into Lembeh and Dive into Ambon have just opened their third day-diving operation, Dive into Raja Ampat. 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...

Dry-ish Run

WILL APPLEYARD and his partner Ana undertake a Croatian diving road-trip, though for long periods it looks set to be no more than a Croatian road-trip! Read more...

Dive and chat in Cozumel

The Cozumel Scuba Fest in the popular Mexican resort runs from 27 November to 1 December and consists of diving the “Scuba Fest Route” in the mornings (two dives a day for four days), expert presentations on current topics such as coral-reef threats, a scuba exhibition and cocktail events each evening. Read more...

Never Mind The Season

Liveaboard diver Mark B Hatter had enjoyed a Red Sea itinerary in summer and, despite initial mild thermal shock, was also braced by a complementary winter experience. Read more...

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...