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InDepth guide - diving the Maldives
The Maldives may be one of world’s most popular dive destinations, but it is also one of the most unpredictable. The reefs here can throw up all manner of surprises, the trick is being in the right place at the right time.
If variety is the spice of life then a trip to the waters of South Africa is just the thing for divers looking for diverse underwater encounters…
At the heart of the classic Maldives holiday is a fine balance between rel axing in the resort and experiencing the power of the currents out in the passes. Charles Hood reports on the newly refurbished resort island of Kandooma
With invigorating currents and beautiful reefs, Pemba in Tanzania is an excellent dive destination. What better way to discover it than from a sailing yacht. Debbie Powell reports…
Run, sardine, run
Every year, from the end of May through to the start of July, the eastern coast of South Africa plays host to one of the largest migrations on the planet. The unexplained phenomenon of the Natal sardine migration has become a major event on the...
Diving in Mauritius
Mauritius: how does it shape up?With its lush vegetation, sandy coastline, and coral-circled lagoons, Mauritius might as well be a purpose-made luxury holiday destination. But does that necessarily make it a divers’ holiday of a lifetime?
Diving in Musandam, Oman
Cheeky Dives: MusandamEveryone loves a cheeky dive, those sneaky spells in the water where you manage to slip away from the family holiday for a bit of personal ocean time. Graeme Gourlay heads to Musandam near Dubai for a relaxing getaway
Dive guide to the Maldives
It’s not all doom and gloom for the marine environment. Visiting three resorts in the Maldives, Neil Hope finds plenty of grass-roots conservation work is being undertaken by dive centres – and enjoys some spectacular diving as well.
The land of endless coastMozambique offers world-class diving along 3,000km of seemingly endless coastline. DIVE investigates.
South Africa & Mozambique
InDepth: South Africa and MozambiqueGavin Anderson takes a closer look at diving in south Africa and Mozambique
INDepth - Maldive Islands
One of the world’s top diving spots, the Maldives has an abundance of resorts to choose from, but which is best for you? Paul Critcher visits two islands to find out how to pick the perfect resort.
No one can predict what the currents are going to do in the Maldives, but those who guess closest will get the best dives.…
MV Sea Spirit
The best way for a diver to experience the Maldives is from a liveaboard. Paul Critcher discovers that things have got even better with the launch of a new boat……
The dive centre is well run by two Dutch couples with many years’ experience in the Maldives.
South Africa - The Adrenalin Test
Billed as an adventure destination, South Africa has big-animal encounters both on land and underwater – but which is the most exciting? Simon Rogerson conducts an unusual test to see which experience delivers the best thrills
Monty's awfully big desert adventure in Oman
Eager to experience the vastness of the desert, Monty Halls heads for Oman’s Musandam to live out his fantasies and enjoy some dives in a unique setting.
The resort is on the northern edge of South Male Atoll, and the Laguna dive boats are in easy reach of the southern sites on North Male Atoll as well as those around them.
Your dives in their hands
Is being a dive guide in the Maldives the perfect job? Lots of great diving on world-class reefs, five-star accommodation and food, and you even get paid. Of course, you have to put up with the punters.
The reefs and islands of East Africa offer some exotic diving with strong currents and varied fish life. Charlotte Boan reports…
This resort in North Male Atoll offers no-holds-barred, full-on luxury with no expense spared.
For intrepid globetrotter Monty Halls, a journey into Mozambique was an opportunity to live it large – big country, wide beaches and best of all, huge fish.
Every year, millions of sardines head north along the east coast of South Africa in search of food. Known as the ‘Sardine Run’ this annual event is a stunning spectacle, attracting a host of animals – such as sea birds, dolphins, whales and sharks – …
South Africa is as rich underwater as it is on land - an exotic mix of sharks, dolphins and seals. National Geographic photographer David Doubilet spent a month photographing this dramatic seascape, from migrating sardines to jackass penguins....
The springs that time forgot
To dive in the freshwater springs of Mount Gambier in South Australia is to plunge into another age, when giant predators lurked in these eerie waters....
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