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First flight to St Helena

24 February 2018
The African & Oriental Travel Company has taken what it says is the first-ever group of recreational divers to St Helena by air. Using the new air service provided by SA Airlink, the divers were said to have come from around the world to meet in Johannesburg and fly on to the ultra-remote Atlantic island, where they dived with Sub Tropic Adventures.

Business as usual in BVI

23 February 2018
BVI Dive Operators (BVISO) of the British Virgin Islands, hard-hit by last September's Caribbean hurricanes Irma and Maria, has posted a diving-recovery report.

£1947 Solomons saving!

20 February 2018
A saving of £1947 per person for a dive trip from 27 April-7 May on board M/V Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands is currently on offer from blue o two.

Save 30% in Bali!

16 February 2018
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort & Spa in Bali, dive holiday specialist Werner Lau is offering up to 30% discount off accommodation prices for bookings placed up to 15 March 2018.

Making savings in Mauritius

27 January 2018
Planet Dive says it is offering "super savings" of 35% for a stay of at least seven nights at the Heritage Le Telfair hotel on the Indian-Ocean island of Mauritius throughout 2018.

Tobago split

25 January 2018
Divers can combine Caribbean with Atlantic diving by choosing to base themselves in Tobago, says Regaldive, thereby benefitting from a choice of 60 dive-sites.

Regaldive's giant winter sale

04 January 2018
A discount of 10% off most diving holidays and liveaboard trips around the world is currently on offer from dive tour operator, Regaldive. Divers can also benefit from many other special offers, including dive pack offers, free extra nights and room upgrades. Red Sea dive pack offers include buy-one-get-one-free.

Learn afloat and celebrate in the Maldives

24 December 2017
Here's a way for scuba beginners to hit the water with a bang - PADI Open Water Diver certification can be combined with a liveaboard trip with Carpe Diem Maldives for one week from 1 July or another from 26 August next year, and moving from reef to reef while training is expected to provide an inspirational start to any diving career.

Ferox offers way into restricted Malpelo

23 December 2017
From next year it is only going to be liveaboards from Colombia that are licensed to take divers out to the formidable Pacific sea-mount of Malpelo, and only one such vessel will be permitted inside the protected area at a time.

Euro-Divers hits Lanzarote

22 December 2017
Swiss dive-centre chain Euro-Divers Worldwide has been going for more than 40 years now, and its centres can be found in the Maldives, Egypt, Thailand, Mauritius, Indonesia, Croatia, Japan and Oman.

Booking now for Scapa centenary

21 December 2017
The skipper of the Invincible liveaboard Ian Trumpess says he has been getting a lot of enquiries about bookings for 2019 - and that's because his patch is Scapa Flow, and that year will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the German High Seas Fleet, an event that has attracted hordes of divers to Orkney in the intervening years.

The romance of sail in Indonesia

20 December 2017
The liveaboard Emperor Raja Laut ("King of the Sea"), which covers the rich Indonesian waters of Raja Ampat, Komodo and Banda, is a traditional Dutch schooner-style sailing yacht built from tropical hardwood and with only 12 berths.

'Save 20% off Maldives accommodation before 22 December'

17 December 2017
Book at the luxury Maldives resort of St Regis Vommuli before 22 December and get 20% off your accommodation and US$100 food and beverage credit per adult per day.

Mozambique Xmas special!

7 December 2017
Stay at the Diamonds Mequfi resort in northern Mozambique over Christmas and get up to 25% off your accommodation.

Carpe Diem goes ashore

27 November 2017
Carpe Diem Maldives is expanding its operations to include a pool-villa resort in the northern Raa Atoll alongside its three liveaboards.

All you can dive in Grenada

26 November 2017
True Blue Bay Boutique resort has partnered with Aquanauts Grenada to create an all-inclusive package designed to give divers the opportunity for optimum exploration of the 20 reefs and 1...

DSA opens up East Kalimantan

25 November 2017
UK-based tour operator Dive Safari Asia is championing a less-dived corner of Indonesia, East Kalimantan in Borneo.

Touchdown on untouched St Helena

24 November 2017
Dubbed the "Galapagos of the Atlantic" (there are several "Galapagos of's" around the world!), the remote island of St Helena offers one of the world's last remaining pristine diving loca...

'Save up to 25% on our liveaboards'

23 November 2017
"Save up to 25% on a wide range of liveaboard diving holidays" - that's the message from dive tour operator blue o two, whose "blue Friday" sale runs from today to 6.30pm on Monday 27 No...

'Win a diving package worth £3500!'

13 November 2017
Dive holiday specialist Regaldive has joined forces with Mike's Dive Store to launch a free-to-enter draw for a diving prize package worth £3500.

Planning ahead for lone divers

12 November 2017
Ultimate Diving is launching two solo-diver weeks, the idea being that single divers don't have to worry about paying supplements to enjoy the sort of dive-trips that room-sharers expect.

Into the Solomons & Papua New Guinea

11 November 2017
blue o two and its partner Master Liveaboards have added the waters around the 992 Solomon Islands and the 600 islands of Papua New Guinea to their range of joint offerings - and say that...

Saeed shares the magic

10 November 2017
Underwater photographer Saeed Rashid is hosting coaching workshops at Magic Oceans in Anda in the Philippines from 28 June next year, with seven-night (£2295),10-night (£2895)...

Echo in Egypt

9 November 2017
Emperor Echo, sailing from Hurghada and Marsa Ghalib, has just arrived to boost the Emperor Red Sea fleet of liveaboards to four.

Inspired by Blue Planet II

8 November 2017
With the BBC's Blue Planet II informing conversations among divers at the moment, tour operator Dive Worldwide has sensibly looked to provide access to some of the mouth-watering diving l...

Last call for shootout

7 November 2017
Five-day/four-night special accommodation & diving packages are being offered at various resorts in Anilao in the Philippines to encourage overseas competitors to enter the fifth Anilao ...

Coming up - Project Shark: Fiji

27 October 2017
Looking ahead a year or two, blue o two has come up with a Project Shark: Fiji itinerary for 2019.

Check out the prizes in Manado shoot-out

27 October 2017
The centrepiece of the Celebrate the Sea Festival, which takes place next spring in popular diving destination Manado in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, is a photo-shootout competition, and th...

Sumbawa, east of Java

26 October 2017
UK-based Dive Safari Asia has come up with an unusual group tour that combines remote diving off Sumbawa Island in eastern Indonesia with a cultural side-trip to Java.

Christmas in the Maldives!

25 October 2017
Book your dive holiday to the Maldives by the end of October for travel between 20 December and 8 January and you'll get 40% off your accommodation when staying in the Overwater Pool Vill...