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By Jacqui
On: 5th December, 2018

Dive Into 2019

  • Seychelles
  • Socorro Island
  • Iceland (inactive)
  • New Britain
  • Belize
  • Alor
  • Komodo

As the nights draw in, the temperature drops (we had a good run) and businesses start to compete for the best Christmas TV ad (move aside Elton, Waitrose's Stollen takes the crown), the festive season is upon us. So, naturally, we've decided to bypass all of that and look straight ahead to…

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By Jacqui
On: 23rd November, 2018

You MUST(andam) go to Six Senses Zighy Bay

  • Oman

I have long been a fan of Six Senses hotels and have always dreamt of being able to visit Six Senses Zighy Bay. The stunning photos of the mountains towering behind with a long stretch of sandy beach and, of course, that incredible barefoot luxury style that Six Senses do so well, put this…

Manta ray in maldives
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By Jacqui
On: 16th November, 2018

Beat the System

  • Grenada
  • Seychelles
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Gozo
  • Philippines

Question: do you consider yourself a canny operator (*taps nose and winks*)? Are you willing to buck the trend, go off-piste, roll the dice as it were? Well it's time to channel your inner wheeler dealer, à la Del Boy Trotter (perhaps without the dodgy gold medallions and morally ambiguous…

humpback whale and calf
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By Jacqui
On: 1st November, 2018

The Treasure Islands

  • Socorro Island
  • Mexico
  • Cocos Island
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos

What if we told you that Treasure Island was real? That hidden in the remote corners of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean lies an immense and intoxicating treasure trove. Okay, so there might not be booty but what those fabled buccaneers (read: we) did encounter was much, much better.…

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By Jacqui
On: 26th October, 2018

North America’s Best Diving In Socorro

  • Mexico

After hearing about the Revillagigedo Archipelago (best known as Socorro) a couple of years ago, I knew I had to go. So when I found myself in Mexico this June I jumped at the chance, which I quickly discovered was worth any sea sickness from the 24-hour voyage after I entered the water for…

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By Jacqui
On: 9th October, 2018

Use It Or Lose It

  • Iceland (inactive)
  • Egypt
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Mozambique
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Indonesia

Time flies, doesn't it? At the beginning of the year there's the resolution-fuelled vigour of dry January and flash-in-the-pan health kicks. Next up is nature's awakening in spring, followed by the rare but welcome heatwaves of summer (this year, anyway). And before you know it there's the…

liveaboard diving at sunrise
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By Jacqui
On: 26th September, 2018

The 10 Best Liveaboard Destinations

  • Socorro Island
  • Oman
  • Maldives
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Egypt
  • Palau
  • Cocos Island
  • Raja Ampat
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Chuuk Lagoon

It's aboat (sorry) time we let you in on a little not-so-secret-secret about liveaboards - liveaboard diving allows you to boldly go to where no day trip has gone before, setting sail to some of the most remote, pristine dive sites in the world. It's the crème de la crème of dive…

orcas la paz
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By Jacqui
On: 19th September, 2018

A Wild Encounter With Orcas

  • Baja California

For the last two years I have been lucky enough to travel across the world, diving in the crystal clear waters of Papua New Guinea in between being greeted by traditional 'sing-sings' in local villages; seeing amazing fish and coral diversity in Raja Ampat; diving in the cenotes of the…

The Arenui liveaboard
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By Jacqui
On: 4th September, 2018

A Warm Winter

  • Gozo
  • Oman
  • Egypt
  • Belize
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Grenada
  • Tanzania
  • Philippines
  • Raja Ampat

Winter might seem like a lifetime away but time has a way of creeping up on you. And when the nights get longer and temperatures start to plummet, we're here to give you that beacon of light that is a holiday. But with some of the best winter escape destinations filling up fast, organisation…

fish on coral reef in Raja Ampat
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By Jacqui
On: 30th August, 2018

New Kids On The Block

  • Alor
  • New Britain
  • Komodo
  • Seychelles
  • Raja Ampat

Regularly topping just about every 'top diving' list and hogging a number of world records for marine biodiversity, it's irrefutable that Raja Ampat, located in the bullseye of the Coral Triangle, is home to some of the best diving on earth. But the Coral Triangle is vast and varied, with a…