Diverse Travel adds Indonesia liveaboard Raja Laut to worldwide choice

Posted by - 9th June 2017

  Literally just launched, Diverse Travel has a special introductory offer on the new Emperor Indonesia’s MY Emperor Raja Laut debuting this September. Emperor Raja Laut is a beautiful traditional Dutch schooner-style sailing yacht and has spent much of the last 12 years sailing around Southeast Asia and is now under the renowned Emperor Divers’

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New Emperor Indonesia set to launch

Posted by - 8th June 2017

Emperor Divers is excited to announce the birth of Emperor Indonesia and the launch of MY Emperor Raja Laut in September 2017. Raja Laut, which means King of the Sea in Bahasa Indonesian, is a beautiful traditional Dutch schooner-style sailing yacht built in south Sulawesi in 2005. She has spent much of the last 12

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WHAT’S NEW: Scubapro Galileo G2 (SRP: £665-£899)

Posted by - 6th June 2017

  In 2007, Scubapro’s ground-breaking design of its Galileo dive computers changed the diving world forever. The Galileo won awards for its design – and the hearts and minds of its legions of fans through incredibly easy menus, intuitive usability and technology that made diving easier and more fun. Loaded with computing, navigation and personalisation

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Pioneering wetsuit designer Jack O’Neill has died aged 94

Posted by - 4th June 2017

Jack O’Neill, who opened a humble surf shop in San Francisco in 1952 that went on to spawn one of the world’s biggest surf and watersports wear brands, has died aged 94. O’Neill – instantly recognisable thanks to the patch he began wearing in the early 1970s after an accident with a surf leash left

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Deptherapy team herald most-successful training programme yet

Posted by - 31st May 2017

A team from scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy has recently returned from their largest-ever and most-successful programme yet. 14 wounded-in-service veterans, all suffering from life-changing mental and/or physical injuries, took part in the Deptherapy programme in May at Roots Red Sea, El Quseir, Egypt. Six veterans successfully completed the PADI Open Water Diver course, with

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Raja Ampat cruise ship disaster firm hit with £350 million fine

Posted by - 30th May 2017

The British operator of the cruise ship which destroyed swathes of pristine reef in the diving hotspot of Raja Ampat in Indonesia when it ran aground in early March has been slapped with an immense fine that equates to £350 million. The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry based the level of the fine to

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Maldives mantas and whalesharks love Emperor Maldives liveaboards

Posted by - 19th May 2017

So far this year, Emperor Maldives has reported a large number of sightings of whalesharks making their casual, gentle, relaxed way to the back of the boats as they moor for night-time. Not unusual, but certainly gratifying for the guests aboard these spacious liveaboards. And the manta have been around in abundance for both divers

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Author Eric Douglas releases latest Mike Scott thriller

Posted by - 17th May 2017

  Take a thrill ride to the Florida Keys in the latest adventure from thriller author Eric Douglas, The 3rd Key: Sharks in the Water. This full-length novel includes ancient history, modern intrigue, treasure hunters and mysterious religious orders set against the backdrop of Key Largo, in the Florida Keys, both above and below water. “Mike Scott

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