MARK EVANS: Grenada wrecks, reefs and other-worldly sculptures

Posted by - 26th June 2017

The Scuba Diver team is on assignment in Grenada, and after a false start – after a couple of minor delays, our flight on Friday got canned as the plane went ‘technical’, so we didn’t actually get to the island until Saturday afternoon – we got out on the water and bagged four great dives.

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Carpe Diem Maldives launches ‘Dive with a Purpose’ marine expedition

Posted by - 22nd June 2017

Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. are excited to announce a second marine conservation expedition in collaboration with Coral Reef CPR. From 10-17 September, up to 20 recreational divers can join Chief Scientist Dr Andrew Bruckner and his team of researchers as they conduct a crown of thorns starfish (COTS) removal, quantitative reef surveys, and data

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THE DIVE FILES: Lumbalumba Diving in Manado, Sulawesi

Posted by - 16th June 2017

First in a new series profiling dive centres, resorts and liveaboards right here in the UK and abroad.   Centre name: Lumbalumba Diving – Manado.   Location: Jalan Trans Sulawesi, desa Mokupa (25 minutes south of Manado on the main land).     Facilities: Dive resort with own accommodation, restaurant/bar, pool, dive centre.   Day

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Dive Worldwide joins Global Dive Alliance

Posted by - 15th June 2017

  The most-sought after dive trips and destinations on the planet are often booked up years in advance, putting them beyond the reach of most seasoned divers. Now, thanks to a brand-new Global Dive Alliance which includes the Hampshire-based tour operator Dive Worldwide, British divers can take their pick of the very best diving at the

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LAND SHARKS: A Mike Scott short story by Eric Douglas – Chapter 4

Posted by - 14th June 2017

The serialisation of Eric Douglas’ short story focusing on adventurous photojournalist Mike Scott concludes… Chapter 4 Approaching the warehouse door, Mike looked the building over. The warehouse was a steel frame construction with tin metal walls. The side he approached lacked windows and there was only one door facing the parking area. The building backed

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Santi ‘Find the Eagle’ expedition is completed

Posted by - 13th June 2017

On 10 June, the expedition Santi Odnalezc Orla 2017 was completed. The 21-day exploration of the North Sea resulted in the verification of 34 unmarked wrecks, one of which has most likely been identified as the wreck of the British submarine HMS Narwhal. Alas, team members failed to locate the position of the legendary Polish

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Face-to-Face: Up Close to Mother Nature by Al Hornsby

Posted by - 12th June 2017

Scuba Diver’s southeast Asia specialist and regular contributor Al Hornsby has been on the promotion trail for his new book, Face to Face: Up Close to Mother Nature, and he did a Q&A interview for the PADI blog with guest blogger Jo Walters.   Join Al Hornsby for an anthology of poignant, thrilling encounters with

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New catamaran dive boat plying Maltese waters

Posted by - 9th June 2017

The Leymor is the first purpose-built British diving catamaran to operate in Maltese waters, and it brings with it some of the comforts of home, including a dive lift. She is 12 metres long and was purpose-designed as a dive boat. Powered by twin 350hp Caterpillar engines, the catamaran has a cruising speed of 20 knots

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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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