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Around the world Christmas

Appeared in DIVER December 2008
If youre one of those divers who never strays far from home and family during the festive season, do you ever wonder how your buddies might be spending their's Colin Mac Andrias finds out.
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Get yourself some takeaway buddies

Appeared in DIVER January 2008
Wish you always had the same buddy, someone who cares about you and shares your interests Wish your partner didnt complain whenever you wanted to go diving Sign up your family, says JOHN BANTIN
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Fidget Bones diary

Appeared in DIVER January 2008
Long-haul flying can be stressful for divers, as Anne Butler finds, but its all in a good cause
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Fly-dive for pennies

Appeared in DIVER January 2008
Kicking off our holiday special issue, chavs do it, families do it, even people with two homes do it, lets do it, lets fly low-cost! Gavin Parsons find out where budget airlines can take a diver
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Montys diary 5: Indonesia

Appeared in DIVER February 2007
He went in search of sunfish for his Great Ocean Adventures TV series but, being Monty Halls, he had to suffer a certain amount of pain first. Even the end-of-trip celebrations hurt
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Montys Diary 4 Tonga & Malapascua

Appeared in DIVER January 2007
You cant book wildlife by the hour, but Monty Halls is hoping that humpback whales and thresher sharks will turn up for the TV cameras on the latest legs of his Great Ocean Adventures expedition
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Packing for travel

Appeared in DIVER January 2007
By way of introduction to this months selection of 2007 holiday ideas, and with swingeing restrictions on airline baggage allowances ever in mind, John Liddiard shows us how to pack for a dive trip while staying within a 20kg limit reports
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Montys diary 3 Scotland

Appeared in DIVER December 2006
Busy recording another batch of his Great Ocean Adventures TV programmes, Monty Halls heads from Brazil to Tonga, as you do, via the Isle of Mull
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How to pick the perfect buddy

Make the wrong choice of liveaboard dive buddy and you could be facing the holiday from hell. If you cant find the ideal companion, you should at least know who to avoid. Mike Ward presents his own handy selection guide
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Montys diary 2 Mexico and British Columbia

Appeared in DIVER November 2006
Terror squid, wolf-eels and giant octopuses - Monty Halls reports on two more legs of his latest globetrot, filming his TV series Great Ocean Adventures
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Montys diary 1 Newfoundland & Brazil

Appeared in DIVER October 2006
Travelling the world preparing the next series of his Great Ocean Adventures for Channel Five, Monty Halls files the first in a series of exclusive reports for DIVER on what he is finding
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Shifting Sands

Terrorism and tourism - two worlds in conflict. Ever since 11 September 2001 travel patterns have changed, as certain regions are considered unsafe and fares fluctuate to reflect demand. Yet divers still want to go where the diving is good and bargains are to be found, says John Bantin
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THE HOLIDAYMAKERS

We dont expect you to sympathise, but its a tough life being a travel operator and having to check out exotic diving locations. Thats what they claim, anyway, so Brendan OBrien followed them to the Cayman Islands to observe their activities
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Extreme as you want it to be

Appeared in DIVER August 2006
We marvel at tales of outlandish underwater feats, and something in most divers whispers that what we want, if not to get our adrenalin pumping, is at least to get it sloshing about a little more. Brendan OBrien looks at ways in which we can all tap into extreme diving
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med special 10 world-class DIVES

Appeared in DIVER June 2006
The Med is dead... oh, no, it isnt, says John Liddiard. Here are 10 dives encompassing the exciting, the spectacular and the exclusive to stand up against the best in the world. All are easily accessible to the UK divers, so long live the Med!
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New directions 2006

Appeared in DIVER January 2006
Where will you go to do your diving this year The specialist travel trade, always keen to second-guess its customers, has its ideas - and Diver has a few of its own. Steve Weinman reports
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You want it all - DIVER Holiday Guide 2005

Convenience, value, individuality and more of the same (only better) - that, we are told, is what increasingly sophisticated travelling divers demand of their holidays. Brendan O'Brien asks the specialist tour operators for their diving hotspot predictions for the year ahead
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Storm warning

Worried about getting caught in a hurricane Concerned that youll find yourself on one side of a country when all the underwater action is on the other Its just a matter of working round world weather patterns - let John Liddiard be your guide
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Where to find divebags

Taking your dive gear on an aeroplane is a bit of a lottery and unexpected charges for overweight baggage have marred many a holiday. The veteran of a thousand flights, John Bantin can he...

IN-FLIGHT BAGGAGE

Taking your dive gear on an aeroplane is a bit of a lottery and unexpected charges for overweight baggage have marred many a holiday. The veteran of a thousand flights, John Bantin can he...

The family that dives together

Commercial training agencies push to expand the diving market by lowering the age of entry. Family-friendly facilities are trumpeted by overseas resorts. Half of Diver readers have childr...

Probably the BEST DIVE CENTRE in the world

Appeared in DIVER December 2004
What goes to make the perfect dive We asked you to share your ideas with us in an online survey, and Monty Halls has combined these with his own aspirations to form a scenario that will m...

On an eco trip

Appeared in DIVER May 2005
To the cynical consumer, spending £2500 to live in rough conditions and work hard for 10 weeks might not seem much of a deal. But for the idealistic diver, eco-holidays are an adven...

Hippo Horror!

You can't always believe what the locals tell you when you dive somewhere farflung and exotic. Joanne Cunningham was assured by people who knew Lake Tanganyika that its hippos never attac...