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Blue Planet 2 inspired holidays
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By Jacqui
On: 16th November, 2017

Coral Reefs

  • Tufi
  • Southern Red Sea
  • Taveuni
  • Pemba Island
  • Raja Ampat

We were particularly excited for this week's episode of Blue Planet 2, which took us underwater to explore the most diverse marine ecosystems: coral reefs. Despite covering less than one percent of the Earth's surface, these submarine cities support a staggering 25 percent of all marine…

Bobtail squid Blue Planet 2
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By Jacqui
On: 9th November, 2017

The Deep

Oh Attenborough, you never cease to amaze us. Last week's Blue Planet was a valuable lesson in marine life intelligence (read: they're smart), this week you've gone all intergalactic… but underwater. Apparently we know more about Mars than the depths of our own seas and, to labour our lack…

marine life diving vacations
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By Jacqui
On: 2nd November, 2017

One Ocean

  • Baja California
  • Southern Red Sea
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Mozambique
  • Komodo

A man stands in solitude at the front of a ship, peering over the horizon pensively. Jack? Waiting for Rose? Thankfully this isn't Titanic and the only 'I'm flying' scene was from the marine life (bird-eating fish, anyone?). Sir David Attenborough and his dulcet tones have returned to take…

Adventure holiday in the Yucatan
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By Jacqui
On: 2nd November, 2017

Diving The Cenotes Of Mexico

  • Yucatan Peninsula

Diving in Mexico's cenotes is rather different from your average dive. Formed when soft limestone collapses, cenotes are essentially sinkholes connected by a labyrinth of secret underground caverns. Why is diving them so special? Aside from the pure thrill of cave diving, the water is so…

Scuba Dive Asia
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By Jacqui
On: 25th October, 2017

Don't Miss The Boat...

  • Raja Ampat

We love to plan. In fact, we have a rather large, rather worn map hung with pride in our office. We like to cover it in post-it notes scribbled with recommendations, draw frantic highlighter lines across its vast oceans and riddle its landmarks with pins as we argue over the best places to…

Gas mask chuuk lagoon scuba diving
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By Jacqui
On: 23rd October, 2017

Halloween Dive Sites

  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Micronesia
  • Socorro Island
  • Northern Sulawesi
  • Mozambique

It's nearly that time of year again, the last hurdle for commercialised companies before we're bombarded with miles of tinsel, advent calendars and Mariah Carey on repeat. As shops burst at the seams with Halloween tack, this year we invite you to forget trick or treaters, terrible costumes…

Azores holiday viewpoint
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By Jacqui
On: 17th October, 2017

The Undiscovered Dive Sites Of The Azores

  • The Azores

When people think about diving in the Azores, inevitably the stars of the show are the offshore sites where you are bombarded with mobulas, manta rays, blue sharks and all manner of predatory species. But what happens when the sea isn't perfectly flat-calm? I went to visit early in June to…

Combination holiday city break and diving Europe
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By Jacqui
On: 12th October, 2017

Cool Combos

  • Tanzania
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Belize
  • Guatemala
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Lisbon
  • The Azores

Like jeans and a white t-shirt, gin and tonic, toast and marmite (discuss), some things are just better together. Never is this more true than with travelling; some combinations just work, from mixing critters with culture, history with hammerheads or safari with scuba. Because let's face…

Baby seal diving
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By Jacqui
On: 4th October, 2017

Winter Dive Escapes

  • Tanzania
  • Mexico

As we wave goodbye to summer and the familiar grumbles on winter weather begin to take form, we're strong believers in escaping to pastures new to beat those troublesome winter blues. So we've taken up the role of exploring thousands of pristine beaches, staying in the most luxurious hotels…

Bucket list diving with marine life in Bali
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By Jacqui
On: 26th September, 2017

Blue Planet II

  • Rangiroa
  • Yap
  • Socorro Island
  • East Bali
  • Galapagos Archipelago

Who has seen the latest teaser of Blue Planet II? We certainly did, and its given us goosebumps. 20 years after the original series, our favourite naturalist David Attenborough is back and better then ever, taking us deeper than ever before and featuring even more aquatic animals in their…