Phuket builds underwater statue park

We thought we'd seen everything, but oh no: Phuket Diving Park, as the site is now known, features sculptures including Thai demons ( yak ), traditional decorative arches, a sala, two elephants and a giant pearl oyster. Over time...

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Diving Oil Rig Grace

Oil platform Grace has had a checkered history and was the source of a large oil spill in it's early years. Now the company that owns it has opened it to divers for PR purposes and to publicize that...

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Diving in Tonaki-jima, Okinawa, Japan

We headed west off the dive boat (towards open sea) and followed the bottom until we reached a rock outcrop. There was some beautiful coral around there, along with some very big fish. The visibility here was even better than...

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Dive the Maltese Islands

In Malta a dive is of exceptional quality - at 20, 30, 40m, every ripple could be spotted on the surface, and underwater life went on. Octopuses scurried over the reef. Morays with their ever-opening and closing jaws eyed us...

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Diving Tioman Island, Malaysia

The sixth dive was done at Chebeh, a rock formation a bit far away from the main island of Tioman. Went in at 1501hrs to a depth of 16.1m. Swam through the caves… literally understood what does it mean by...

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Guide to the Great Barrier Reef

Divers are generally united around one thing: that the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the finest places in the world to dive. That said, it's a hard place to reach (it's on the other side of the...

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Diving Dolphin Reef

The Dolphin Reef is loacted in Eilat, Israel. It sits at the country's southernmost point and is a unique ecological site. Visitors to Dolphin Reef have the chance to meet and watch dolphins in their natural habitat. Via DiveNews...

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Dive Honduras' Bay Islands

Years ago I was passing through Central America on a long, long trip back from Chile and making my way to Los Angeles. Along the way, I saw many of our planet's Central American countries, but very few of them...

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Survey of World's 100 Best Dive Sites

Divers visiting the SCUBA Travel web site have voted the Yongala (Australia) the best dive site in the world. It has nearly double the number of votes as its runner-up, the Thistlegorm (Red Sea)...The Yongala is a shipwreck in Queensland...

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Working as a PADI divemaster in Vietnam

Anna Marie Davis has written a great article over at the excellent travel/work/volunteer website Transitions Abroad about her experiences as a PADI Divemaster in Vietnam. Davis decided to do her PADI Divemaster course in Nha Trang with Rainbow Divers, and...

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Diving Roatan, Honduras

Roatan’s underwater visibility is outstanding. The variety of soft and hard corals is immense and vibrant, and there are two fine wrecks to dive just offshore. Wherever you swim, the variety of fish is astounding, from bitty coral-banded shrimp to...

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Diving Tobago

Sometime ago some curious soul in the world who had read my blurb on Tobago being featured in Go World Travel was interested in knowing if Tobago had some decent dive spots. After picking the brains of a few underwater...

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Dive Site Directory reviewed

If you’re on the hunt for some dive site information, then you might want to check out the aptly named dive site directory. Begun by Clare and Matthew Slightam as a free source of reference for the diving community, it’s...

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Diving the Coral Sea

Is there a better dive spot near Australia that exceeds the beauty and excitement of the Great Barrier Reef? Some diver's think the Coral Sea does just that. Both locations were among the earliest of the world's exotic diving destinations....

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Diving Krakafat, Witu Islands, Papua New Guinea

The top of the sea mount lies at around 25 metres. It’s about the size of a football pitch, fairly flat, and slopes steeply at all sides down to hundreds of metres. The whole of the reef top is covered...

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Diving with Humpback Whales in Tonga

The most memorable and exciting part of our trip was seeing a humpback whale mother and her calf while snorkelling, for the first time. We ended up seeing the whales under water every day of our trips, 7 days in...

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Diving in Costa Rica

The dives ranged from about 60 feet to 85 feet with mild to moderate currents. One thing that all divers will notice here is that the diving in Costa Rica is very different from the usual Caribbean reef diving. The...

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Diving Mauritius

The republic lies 855km to the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and is comprised of the largest island in the group, Mauritius, and includes the Agalega Islands, St Brandon and Rodrigues; these islands, along with the French island...

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Diving in Bali, Indonesia

Since the bomb on 12 October 2002, the number of divers visiting Bali has fallen dramatically. Bali at the moment, therefore, guarantees uncrowded dive sites and a warm welcome from the struggling dive operators and tourist industry. Bali lies in...

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Diving the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man, with its extremely diverse and plentiful marine life, offers excellent diving. The waters are clear and nurture teeming communities of plants and animals.The island is situated in the Irish Sea, between Britain and Ireland. It is...

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Diving with dolphins in the Bahamas

One of the all time favorite marine animals for many is the dolphin. Previously, the closest one can ever get to a dolphin is at the various marine theme parks like Sea World. Then a few dolphin research centers started...

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Diving Chumphon Pinnacle off Koh Tao, Thailand

There's a big outcrop called Barracuda Rock where sharks are often to be found. cruising by at 25 metres and below. They are big, fearsome looking sharks, some of them a couple of metres long, bigger than a man -...

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Ever Wonder What the Diving in Kona is Like?

Steve owns a dive charter operation in Kona, Hawaii called Wanna Dive. In addition to diving, being married, and running a business, he somehow finds time to blog about the diving in and around Kona. What immediately struck me about...

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Diving Yap and Palau

We are lying belly-down, a few inches above the top of a wall, holding onto rocky knobs and ledges to steady ourselves in the surge. The site is called Vertigo, appropriately, and we are gathered in a semicircle, facing the...

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Diving the Galapagos islands

Some consider the Galapagos the premiere spot for seeing large marine fauna. Seeing pelagic species so close to shore is more common in the Galapagos than most any dive site in the world. Like the animals on land, the animals...

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Diving Coron Bay, Philippines

There's a whole website dedicated to the wrecks and their maritime history at CoronWrecks.com - an excellent piece of research. I found some general info about Palawan at Wikipedia and Palawan.com, and a good overview of all the dive sites...

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A different Florida Keys

Although the beaches on the Keys are few and small -- the one at Bahia Honda State Park is the major exception -- the islands have a Caribbean feel. Their underwater reefs offer excellent snorkeling and, along with shipwrecks, great...

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Tarutao Islands, Malaysia

Tarutao Islands, on the Andaman Sea close to the border with Malaysia. Described by Lonely Planet Guide as “one of the most beautifully isolated and pristine costal areas in Thailand.”Designated by UNESCO as an ASEAN Heritage site, the park consists...

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Dive Roatan in Honduras

Here's a piece of the Caribbean we don't hear about too often, but with new once a week flights out of Miami and Houston, the tiny island off the coast of Honduras should be attracting more visitors in no time....

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Ningaloo Reef Australia

With its beautiful lagoons and teaming marine life, Ningaloo Reef is Australia's paramount snorkeling and shallow diving site. Furthermore, at approximately 260-km (160 miles) long, it is the world's most extensive fringe reef. Located off Australia's west coast, the reef...

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Diving in Canada - in winter

There's still some brave souls who scuba dive up here in eastern Canada (Ontario and Quebec) during the winter and I'm not one of them. These are the scuba divers who do ice diving. I can just imagine the looks...

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Whale Sharks In Thailand: Where To See Them

Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, growing up to a staggering 15 metres in length. yet they are completely harmless to humans and one of the most amazing underwater sights for scuba divers in Thailand.Whales sharks are...

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Diving the HMS Warrior II, English Channel

We left the harbour bright and early at 8:30 looking forward to a good dive on the Warrior II, a ship which has an interesting story, and which met her end in 1940 being sunk by a fleet of 50...

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Diving Burma

Burma is an unforgettable paradise - if you stay 30 meters below the sea surrounding the Mergui Archipelago. Todd John enjoys exceptional scuba diving in a country otherwise indisposedA s dusk begins to fade into night, the scuba boat Faah...

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Ice Diving in Austria

Check out this great piece about ice diving in Austria. Despite freezing air temps and occasional reg failure, diving in Attersee Lake – where an underwater forest now rests – actually sounds kinda fun. But the real ice diving comes...

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Coral Bay, Western Australia

Coral Bay is known for the beautiful sandy lagoon that is situated a mere five minutes walk from our accommodation. The beach is very fine white sand and it very gradually gets deeper. This makes it ideal for children and...

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Man Jumps in Water with Great White...Willingly!

I heard about this story on the news this morning, and I was instantly captivated. Apparently, a group of tourists and shark-tour-guide Jimmy Hall encountered a 17-foot-long great white shark about three miles off the coast of Hawaii . Hall,...

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Mayan Riviera - Diving Cozumel & Cenotes

I've been seriously slacking lately on the photo gallery, but my recent post on Cozumel prompted me to get off my duff and upload my photos from Mexico. This album is made up of photos mostly from Cozumel, but a...

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel

Cozumel is located in the western Caribbean, 12 miles off the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula, about 45 miles south of Cancun. The island is approximately 30 (48km) miles long and 10 (16km) miles wide. Famed for its numerous...

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Scuba Diving World Map launched at Scubageek

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just look at a map and see whether there is any scuba diving information about the place you are interested in? Imagine the ability to immediately see whether there are any dive...

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Welsh dive site under threat

Divers in Wales believe the demolition of a wooden jetty near Caernarfon is set to destroy an important marine habitat and popular dive site.Trefor Pier was originally built in the early 1900s to load locally quarried stone, and is...

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The Red Sea in Egypt for Scuba Diving - An Exotic Dive Trip for any Diver

One of the most exotic dive trips any scuba diver can take is to the Red Sea in Egypt. There are two main areas for scuba diving in Egypt. One is at Sharm El Sheikh and the other at...

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Diving In mexican Caribbean post Hurricane Wilma

I have an expensive holiday booked to the Riviera Maya next March and am concerned about the damage to the coral reefs and the coast line caused by Hurrican Wilma. Has anybody visited there since the hurricane hit who...

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Scuba Diving Vacation Vanuatu

Vanuatu must be one of the most beautiful places in the world for a Scuba Diving Vacation, and there is something for everyone.... Read more at scubadiving.mindsay.com....

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The Dive Boat of the Future?

Tamarack Lake Electric Boat Company recently began manufacturing The Loon and is taking orders for spring. The Loon isn’t your ordinary twin-hulled party boat, however: it’s topped by a custom-built, 738-watt solar-panel canopy. And if it’s overcast? You can plug...

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Need some dive inspiration?

This story goes hand in hand with why we originally began Dive Inspitrations. This guy is simple amazing. If you think you are having a bad day, then may we suggest you read the entire article. Foot and mouth...

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Dive...Naked?

Interestingly, in addition to running dive trips in Nevada’s Colorado River, Neptune Divers Scuba Center offers a unique $25 specialty course called Naked Underwater Divers of America. Imagine the look on the divemaster's face when you present him with your...

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Dive the Colorado River

Always on the lookout for unique dive destinations, this morning I found this trip report of diving near Ringbolt Rapids, in Nevada’s Colorado River. With currents as strong as 10 knots, this 60- to 70-foot dive is largely for more...

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