British Columbia spear fishing trip write-up

I make a few dives with the spear gun and soon find myself drifting along the wall in the current. Some fish cross my path, but now that I am hunting, I don’t seem to find the fish as...

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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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Palau Digital Shootout 2006 pics

The Palau Digital Shootout 2006 is going on right now in, um, Palau. If you, like me, were not fortunate enough to be able to attend, you might want to head over to Wetpixel, where Eric Cheng is posting daily...

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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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Snorkeling with sperm whales

Hughes and some friends traveled to the Azores specifically to observe and record behavior of sperm whales, the largest of the toothed whales. Lucky for them, the guide found a group of five whales, dominated by a 36-foot-long female, 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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Mike Veitch's shark photography 101

Different sharks require different lenses. An 18 foot Great White attacking a baited tuna carcass mere inches from your cage requires a wide angle lens. But what about the reef sharks encountered on an average dive in the tropical Pacific?...

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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 Great Barrier Reef

Ty begins his trip diving the most well-known site on the Great Barrier Reef — Cod Hole on Ribbon Reef #10. From there, he moves on to Osprey Reef, where he sees several hammerheads circling, as well as a pod...

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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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Weedy Sea Dragon coverage

As well as a very thorough and evocative write-up, Jane has some truly spectacular photos of these amazing creatures which are so hard to find because they blend in with seaweed so perfectly (hence their name). Honestly, it's enough to...

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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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Thinking about scuba diving with a rebreather?

An overview of rebreather world, an internet forum focussed on rebreather diving, but in addition to the usual forum type content, rebreather world also has plenty of articles and resources for scuba divers interested in rebreathers. Via ScubaGeek...

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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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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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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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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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