Top Five Technical Dives in Chuuk Lagoon

The dive community widely regards Chuuk Lagoon (also called Truk Lagoon) as one of the world’s best places for wreck diving. Few places in the world offer such an abundance of wrecks in such a concentrated area. The conditions are near-perfect as well, with year-round warm water, little to no current, and generally good visibility….

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A Guide to Keeping your Best Underwater Images (and Deleting the Rest)

Photographers often shoot thousands and thousands of images, thanks in part to affordable, spacious memory cards. This means we can instantly learn from our mistakes and take our photography to the next level far faster than in the days of film. There is, however, a downside to this new photographic freedom — we end up…

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Famous Women in Diving: Dr. Andrea Marshall

Dr. Andrea Marshall, also known as Queen of Mantas, is best known for her dedication to protecting manta rays and other marine megafauna. She is the co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF), as well as one of the world’s leading authorities on manta rays. Here, we chat about how she became involved in conservation…

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Night Diving in the Azores

When the light begins to fade in the vast Atlantic, a multitude of critters and creatures begin to appear in your torchlight. Some are miniscule; others vast, but the bounty of life here is limitless. As your senses sharpen in the pitch black, you never know what you may encounter next when night diving in…

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Introduction to Branching Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Corals grow in several unique forms, but none are more recognizable than branching species. Coral branches can be long and dedicated or thick, robust fronds. But all branching corals have one thing in common — they create complex three-dimensional habitat, home to 25 percent of all tropical fish. The most abundant genus of branching corals…

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Becoming a PADI Master Instructor with Beth Sanders

Written by Kayleigh Relf In anticipation of PADI’s Women’s Dive Day on 21 July 2018, it is with pleasure that we recently interviewed Beth Sanders, PADI Master Instructor and Sales and Marketing Specialist at Camel Dive Club in Sharm el Sheikh. Beth is a passionate dive who has been living […] The post Becoming a…

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Saving the Dugongs of Si Kao

Si Kao, in the southern Thailand region of Trang, is a coastal town around an hour’s drive south of Phuket. And it’s famous for its dugong population. In fact, dugongs are the main tourist attraction here, but sadly, their numbers are decreasing. So, locals have decided to do something about saving the dugongs of Si…

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4 Spectacular Fun-Dive Spots For Freediving in Dahab, Egypt

This laid-back Egyptian town on the east coast on the Sinai Peninsula is a freediver’s paradise. Home to the Blue Hole, a world-renowned training ground for pro freedivers and those that want to ‘go deep’. It also boasts some of the most spectacular underwater scenery in the world, much of […] The post 4 Spectacular…

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Scuba Diving in the Desert

When we think of the ideal dive destination, tropical islands and swaying palm trees often pop to mind. We seldom think that desert destinations could offer good diving, but they can — if you know where to look. Here’s our roundup of the best scuba diving in the desert. Eilat, Israel The southern Israeli port…

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