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The Tropical North’s Best Dive Sites

Want to know the best spots to dive on the Great Barrier Reef? Deborah Dickson-Smith asked Master Reef Guides to choose their top 12...

Stunning Limestone Cliffs of Raja Ampat

The Limestone in the Raja Ampat Archipelago When visiting Raja Ampat, one of the most awe-inspiring moments is when you first encounter the limestone cliffs...

Jupiter’s Hole In The Wall Dive Site

Walt Stearn's pays a visit to Jupiter’s Hole-in-the-Wall dive site, one of the most-popular ‘technical depth’ locations in the area. Every destination has its ‘signature...

Wakatobi’s Resort – Dream Luxury Dive Vacation in Southeast Sulawesi

The best of both worlds The ‘dream luxury dive vacation’ often comes down to two primary preferences – land-based resort or dedicated dive yacht –...

Grenada – Shipwreck Capital Of The Caribbean

Shipwreck Central Grenada can quite rightly claim to be the ‘shipwreck capital of the Caribbean’, boasting a vast array of shipwrecks in depths to suit...

Bunaken National Marine Park – Superlative Siladen

Byron Conroy had always longed to pay a visit to the renowned Bunaken National Marine Park, but would it live up to his expectations? In...

Bahamas Shark Central Mind Blowing Creatures Divers Can Encounter Underwater

The Bahamas is one of the world’s top diving locations, famed for its dramatic walls and exciting drift dives, but what puts it firmly...

Egyptian Red Sea – Life In Soma Bay

Lawson Wood returns to the Egyptian Red Sea and samples life in Soma Bay, one of several new resorts which has become established in...

Diverse Langkawi

Langkawi, the other dive sites.... While most Malaysian divers have heard of the busy daytrips to Pulau Payar Marinepark in Langkawi, it is not as...

Bikini Atoll An Iconic Dive Destination

Aron Arngrimsson, founder of The Dirty Dozen Expeditions, waxes lyrical about Operation Crossroads and how it made Bikini Atoll an iconic dive destination, as...

Getting Trigger Happy at Wakatobi

Discover why the triggerfish on Wakatobi reefs are worth a look. Though often overlooked by divers, triggerfish are worth a closer look. You often...

The Underwater Topography And Marine Life In The Komodo National Park

Seasoned dive photo journalist Al Hornsby is left entranced by the underwater topography and marine life in the Komodo National Park, not to mention...

Diving HMS Hermes The First Purpose Built Aircraft Carrier

An epic journey, bureaucratic red-tape and engine problems couldn’t stop Mark Powell revealing in the chance to dive the world’s first purpose-built aircraft carrier. There...

The Underwater Delights Of Roatan

Roatan is a huge destination for US divers, and it didn’t take long for Stuart Philpott to see the attraction of this small Caribbean...

Deeper Into Darkness – Deep Inside The MS Zenobia Wreck

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before – Edgar Allan...

Finding The Wild In Mozambique

Mozambique’s picturesque coastal village of Ponta do Ouro promises lifetime memories both on the surface and underwater, as Al Hornsby reports. Being rather a fanatic...

Cayman Islands – A Tale Of Three Islands

The Cayman Islands are one of the top diving destinations in the Caribbean, if not the world. Mark Evans explains the attraction of these...

Indonesian Expedition – Komodo To Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat, Komodo, Alor, Banda Islands. No, this is not a bucket list of destinations I would like to dive over the next few...

The Diversity Of The Dominican Republic

David Jones is rather taken by the broad range of dive sites in this Caribbean giant, including colourful reefs, interesting wrecks and cave dives...
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There Be Dragons Here

Recognizable by their long, thin body, high dorsal fins and expanded anterior nostrils ribbon eels (Rhinomuraena quaesita) bare an uncanny similarity to a mythical...

Scuba Diver Issue 68 out now!

Click here for Scuba Diver Issue 68 There is now a small monthly charge to read the latest digital magazine. This mag will become free...

Wakatobi's Fascinating House Reef Regulars

Here is just a small sampling of what can be found on Wakatobi's House Reef. And as many divers and snorkelers who have experienced...

Muddy Hole – an extreme location freediving discovery

Marcus Greatwood specialises in freediving in remote, inaccessible areas, and on Kefalonia, he discovered a wondrous site affectionately referred to as ‘Muddy Hole’ I started...

MT Haven: The giant of the Med

Kurt Storms explores the gigantic MT Haven, the remnants of a massive 334-metre-long oil tanker that lies in the depths of the Mediterranean off...

Scuba Diver Issue 67 out now!

Click here for Scuba Diver Issue 67 There is now a small monthly charge to read the latest digital magazine. This mag will become free...

Stunning Pom Pom Island Resort

Pom Pom Island Resort Malaysia’s Tucked Away Diving Retreat Kick your backlog of stress and emails out the window for a holiday at Pom Pom...

New discoveries on the Lusitania

Acclaimed technical diver and photographer Vic Verlinden has finally finished his epic five-year odyssey to publish Lusitania: The Underwater Collection, and here he gives...

Destination of El Quseir in Egypt

Stuart Philpott is a virtual regular at the off-the-beaten-track destination of El Quseir in Egypt, and here he sums up the appeal of this...

Slower Pace Of Life On The Island Of Grand Turk

In this article, the late - and dearly missed - Gavin Anderson enjoys a slower pace of life on the island of Grand Turk,...

Get Shots Of Big Fish And Other Pelagic Species

Stuart Philpott was on a mission to get shots of big fish and other pelagic species, and the team at Prodivers in the Maldives...

Luxurious Solitude Adventurer For An Epic Liveaboard Trip

After a week of fantastic critter-spotting in Lembeh, Byron Conroy and Lena Kavender head off on the luxurious Solitude Adventurer for an epic liveaboard...

Explore A Flooded Ice Cave High Up On A Glacier In Iceland

The Ice Cave Beckons Byron Conroy jumped at the chance to explore a flooded ice cave high up on a glacier in Iceland, but first...

Miranda Goes To Gozo

Miranda Krestovnikoff was ecstatic to finally head off for a diving holiday as a family, and found Gozo the perfect place for her kids...
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Snorkelling Wakatobi's reef systems

The coral walls and slopes of Wakatobi rise almost to the surface, creating ideal conditions for snorkelling. Guests have been known to spend entire...
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A fitting end at Wakatobi

After a full day of exploring the reefs of Wakatobi, there's no better way to relax than watching the sunset while enjoying a favourite...

Clowning around at Wakatobi

Clownfish – aka anemonefish – have been a favourite with divers long before Disney turned one into a movie star. You can find quite...

Divers get ‘flashed' at Wakatobi

When divers returned to Wakatobi Resort after two years of COVID-related closures, they were delighted to see that the corals and marine life were...

Diving Wakatobi ‘your way'

Novice, enthusiast or fanatic? Leader, follower or soloist? Whatever your scuba diving style and abilities, you are welcome at Wakatobi Resort. Thanks to the...
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The ultimate night dive location?

Wakatobi is known for spectacular over-the-water sunsets, but that spectacle isn't the end of the diving day. After dark, familiar sites take on a...

Stunning Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort Delightfully Enlarged and Upgraded Borneo Divers Mabul Resort (Borneo Divers), a pioneer dive operator of Sipadan Island, globally known as one...

Wakatobi's runway-to-reef service is back

Wakatobi has resumed direct guest flights flight from Bali to the resort's private airstrip. This cuts travel time to just 2.5 hours by eliminating...

Pelagian – world-class diving in first-class style

From its home base at Wakatobi Resort, the dive yacht Pelagian provides liveaboard adventures through the Wakatobi Archipelago and the muck-diving mecca of South...

Scuba Diving Perhentian Islands and Lang Tengah

Malaysia Scuba Diving, at the stunning Perhentian Islands & Lang Tengah Terengganu is formidable for its rustic charm, quaint fishing villages and picturesque offshore...

Meet Wakatobi's tiny cheerleaders

Wakatobi's reefs are home to some strange critters, and one of the most-endearing is the so-called pom pom crab. Pom pom crabs are clever little...

7 reasons why Wakatobi is a fan favourite

The wait is over, and Wakatobi Resort is once more welcoming divers and snorkellers to one of the world's most-celebrated diving and snorkelling destinations....

Raja Ampat Dive Sites Mayhem

Local Guide to Raja Ampat Dive Sites #05 Mayhem On the western edge of the Dampier Strait, just off the coastline of Gam Island, you...

Adopt a Dive Site

Meridian Adventure Dive Resort - Adopted a Dive Site In 2016 PADI launched a ground-breaking initiative as part of their marine conservation efforts, Adopt a...

Wakatobi – on the House

The wait is over, Indonesia is open to travellers, and Wakatobi Resort is once more welcoming divers and snorkellers. Guests from around the world...
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Magnificent Minke Whales

One for the bucket list! Minke Whale Adventure with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions The Great Barrier Reef is the only location where minke whales seek...

Diving the Japanese Cargo ship of Sabah

Diving the Japanese Timber Cargo Ship at Silam bay Sabah, Malaysia The Timber Wreck is a large 60m long cargo ship. In the early 1980‘s...

World Class Scuba Diving of Sipadan

Sipadan’s secrets for Scuba Diving success What makes a world class dive site like Sipadan? Usually it is location, location, location – but nowadays protection...

5 ways to max out Wakatobi diving

Wakatobi Resort has earned a reputation as one of the world’s top diving and snorkelling destinations. Its pristine reefs, idyllic small-island location, and five-star...

Wakatobi Resort announces June reopening date

Wakatobi Resort will reopen for business on 3 June 2022. This announcement comes as Indonesia has eliminated all quarantines for arriving international travellers and...

Pearl Farms Local Raja Ampat Attraction

Local Raja Ampat Attraction Pearl Farms - The South Sea Pearls While most will associate Raja Ampat with a paradise of white beaches, blue waters,...
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Dive Guide to Indonesia

Scuba Diver Editorial Director Mark Evans teams up with liveaboard company Aggressor Adventures to present a whistlestop tour around some of the top diving...

Raja Ampat Dive Sites Mikes Point

Local Guide To Raja Ampat Dive Sites: Mikes Point Between the islands of Gam and Mansuar in the Dampier Strait of Raja Ampat, an area...
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Guide to the Bahamas

Editorial Director Mark Evans presents a whistlestop guide around the Bahamas, and showcases some of the top diving areas this country has to offer.

Raja Ampat Dive Sites Sauwandarek Jetty

Local Guide To Raja Ampat Dive Sites #02 Sauwandarek Jetty Located in the southwestern part of the Mansuar Islands in Raja Ampat, you find a...

Diving the Wreck of the Ex HMAS Brisbane

Wreck diving, Ex HMAS Brisbane Trip Report The Ex-HMAS Brisbane is a decommissioned guided-missile destroyer, scuttled in 2005 about three nautical miles off the sunshine coast. In...

Top Raja Ampat Dive Sites Part 1

Local Guide To Raja Ampat Dive Sites #01 Melissa’s Garden Melissa's Garden will often feature as one of the top dive sites on lists and...

A Travellers Guide to Raja Ampat

Meridian Adventure Dive a Travellers Guide to Raja Ampat While all divers know Raja Ampat as one of the best diving destinations in the World,...

Raja Ampat in the Off Season Part 1

Meridian Adventure Dive Presents Raja Ampat in the Off Season Part 1 While Raja Ampat offers incredible diving experiences year-round, most divers prefer to visit...

Big Cuttlefish The Raja Ampat Creature Feature Series

Meridian Adventure Dive present The Raja Ampat Creature Feature Series: Big Cuttlefish Raja Ampat is rightly known as the most biodiverse marine ecosystem in the...

Fiji a Guide to the Best Diving

­Beauty and the Beast a guide to the best diving in Fiji Diveplanit Travel’s Deborah Dickson-Smith normally plans a dive trip to Fiji every year,...

Spring Country – North Florida’s Fountains of Youth

Scuba Diver’s US/Canada Editor-at-Large Walt Stearns waxes lyrical about the attraction of North Florida’s cave country

P47 Thunderbolt Plane Wreck

Raja Ampat P47 Thunderbolt Plane Wreck Raja Ampat is known as the most diverse ecosystem in the world, with thousands of marine species found in...

Magical Sarawak

Discover the Magical Diving Spots of Sarawak Sarawak’s long coastline harbours one of the state’s best-kept secrets. Unknown to many, Sarawak is a diving haven with...

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