Category Archives: Dive Sites

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Anchor Damage

As a dive school, our top priority always seems to be to get people into the water and bring them back happy and safe. But, as a reef ecologist, and really just as any aquatic life enthusiast, there’s also a greater responsibility we don’t always think about. We need to protect the ecosystems that support […]

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Komodo: Dragons and Mantas

The dive options in the Republic of Indonesia are endless. The country consists of 17,500 islands, harbouring awe inspiring tropical beauty and endless biodiversity above and underwater. With such a wealth of dive options, I found myself overwhelmed with making a decision on where I should venture for my next dive vacation. Upon further research, […]

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Bunaken Marine Park, Indonesia

Among the highlights of diving in Indonesia is Bunaken National Marine Park. Located near to the 400,000 strong city of Manado, on the tip of northern Sulawesi, Bunaken Marine Park offers divers and snorkelers the chance to witness some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Roughly 20,000 people inhabit the park and […]

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The Strange World of Muck Diving

Sometimes more experienced divers begin to get a little bored of the pretty corals and the colourful reef fish, and start looking at the smaller, stranger things that inhabit our oceans. If this sounds like you, then you really need to head out and try some muck diving! Although it may not have the most […]

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Historic Wrecks of Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow is a sheltered body of water on the coast line of the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It is around 120 square miles, and is considered one of the world’s great natural harbours. It is relatively shallow, with the sandy bottom not being deeper than 60 metres at any point, and the average depth being […]

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World Class Dive Sites – Silfra

Although most people consider the best diving to be in the tropics, there are many exceptions. In fact many of the top rated dive sites around the world are found in colder waters. Colder waters offer a completely different diving experience to diving in the tropics. A big difference is that it is less about […]

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Mapping Dive Sites

Mapping dive sites can be a challenging but rewarding experience, and is a good way to expand your own navigation skills. It is also a great way to “re-explore” dive sites that you may have been to over and over again. Good quality maps of dive sites are highly useful tools and if you have […]

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Careless Reef. Hurghada, Egypt

We had an early morning to encompass a 3 dive day and return before sundown. There are not many things I will easily awake for at 4:30am, but the hopes of being the first set of bubbles in the water is one of them! The marine ecosystem is just beginning to pulse with life. We […]