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Coral Reef, Bali
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By Tim
On: 9th January, 2014

Raja Ampat coral reefs

  • Raja Ampat

Sitting in grey london surrounded by packing cases as we move out of our dream home seemed to me to be a good time to remember something uplifting. That would be Raja Ampat and Si Datu Bua.

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By Tim
On: 27th November, 2013

Ultimate Liveaboard Diving in Raja Ampat

  • Raja Ampat
  • Indonesia

Finally I have found my way to the very peak of Dive in Style experiences. Having visited so many places and so many boats over the past 10 years, diving in Raja Ampat and on board Si Datu Bua, finally I made it to the absolute top, the very Everest of what I had dreamed about when I set out…

Raja Ampat Beach Forest, Indonesia
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By Tim
On: 25th September, 2013

Unbelievable Diving in Raja Ampat

  • Raja Ampat
  • Indonesia

I will confess to being a bit over enthusiastic when it comes to expounding the wonders of diving in Raja Ampat (The Four Kings) but frankly I don't really care. I am writing this blog supposedly about the best coral, and while Raja Ampat is right up there at the very pinnacle, you cannot…

Coral, Pemuteran, Bali
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By Tim
On: 17th September, 2013

Scuba Diving in Bali & Lombok

  • Bali

We are great fans of Indonesia and have covered some of the best diving spots in the archipelago over the last few years including north and south Sulawesi, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Kalimantan, Komodo and more. However, we had not experienced much of scuba diving in Bali and Lombok first-hand…

Shoal of rays, Maldives
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By Tim
On: 27th August, 2013

Honeymoon Maldives Diving

  • Maldives
  • Central Atolls
  • Northern Atolls
  • Southern Atolls

Honeymoon Maldives diving holidays are some of our favourites. Tim Simond, author of Dive in Style, shares his tips for the best honeymoon Maldives diving holidays. I cannot think of another destination that is so entwined with honeymoon. The Maldives just seems to be at the top of…

Male Atoll, Maldives
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By Tim
On: 31st July, 2013

Low Cost, Maldives Low Season Diving

  • Maldives

Here Tim Simond, best-selling author of Dive in Style, gives his tips on Maldives low season diving for less.

Bazaturo Beach, Mozambique
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By Tim
On: 20th May, 2013

Top 10 Diving Beaches

  • Australia
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines
  • Tanzania
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives

Tim Simond, author of Dive in Style, presents his top 10 beaches worldwide. Not only are they stunning but all sit next to world-class diving so you can spend your mornings in the depths and your afternoons on the sand.

Azores Sperm Whale
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By Tim
On: 15th October, 2012

The Azores - the mid-Atlantic magnet for marine life

  • Portugal
  • The Azores

Jamie Watts is the marine biologist leading our first Expert-Led Journey in the Azores from 7 to 14 September 2013. Jamie writes regular marine biology features in Diver magazine, and guides and leads expeditions all over the world.

Hawksbill turtle in water
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By Tim
On: 15th May, 2012

Who’s Even Heard of Karimunjawa?

Last stop on Dive in Style author Tim Simond's trip around Indonesia was the remote Karimunjawa archipelago. Here he tells of his experience.

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By Tim
On: 10th May, 2012

The Best Diving in the World? Part I

  • Raja Ampat

He's having quite a trip round Indonesia. Here is Tim Simond's report from Raja Ampat. He loved it so much we have split this into two blogs!