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For a different (and crowd free) take on a classic view – cross the Yamuna River at dusk to see the Taj Mahal glowing pink and reflected in the river.
Tom - Original Diver
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Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die
- Sudan. More pyramids than northerly neighbour Egypt and a miniscule fraction of the visitor numbers.
- California for sheer diversity of special things to see and do.
- Sao Tome & Principe, because it just sounds magical and unspoilt.
- Diving Neptune's Arm off the coast of Mozambique and generally considered the best dive in the world. It didn't disappoint and we were surrounded by white tip reef sharks and groupers the size of Minis.
Weirdest Travel Moment
- Chicken hearts in Brazil. Bleeurch.
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Bucket lists are for landlubbers. If you're a diver, and the ocean is your oyster, then you NEED to dive these spots, arguably the greatest dive sites on our blue planet.
Do you remember your first dive? I most certainly do. It was in the Bahamas, aged 16 and with - in hindsight - a distinctly cowboy dive outfit, but within five minutes of being down I'd seen a shark off in the distance, and after 20 minutes, a turtle considerably closer. As you can imagine,…
The remote island of Komodo in Indonesia is that rarity, a National Park and a National Marine Park. Famous for the unspoilt nature of the reefs and marine life below the surface of the crystal clear waters, the island of Komodo itself is home to the eponymous dragon and dramatic landscapes.
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We've been quiet for a while but now we're back.
A new film produced by a friend of ours at Dive in Style warns of the severe - and possibly irreversible - depletion of wild fish stocks in the world's oceans.
Good news from our friends at the excellent Turtle Inn in Belize.
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