Flamboyant Cuttlefish footage from Malaysia

The flamboyant cuttlefish is pretty small - about the length of a hand - but its intense colours and spearing proboscis make it utterly mesmerising. This vid does a great job of showing off its colours, even more so...

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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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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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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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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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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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Zeagle Express Travel Bags

The bags comply with most airline carry on restrictions. The Slimline bag has a zippered outer pocket and is slimmer than a standard dive bag. The Express bag has an inner detachable zippered pouch and stowaway padded shoulder straps. Each...

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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 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 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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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 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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Protecting Fiji's great reef

Ancient fishing chants, many of which hadn't been performed in more than 50 years, and a lavish feast of local delicacies — clams, seaweeds, taro leaves, mangoes, guavas, coconuts and pineapples — were prepared over days for villagers and visitors...

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Improved Cave Diving Grotto opens in North Mariana Islands, Micronesia

The Saipan Tribune announces the re-opening of the Marpi Grotto, voted the send best cave diving spot in the world, by last years Travel and Dive awards. This is good news for those scuba divers who travel to Micronesia and...

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