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New to the already impressive portfolio of Maldives liveaboards, Carpe Diem is a 35m high-spec liveaboard accommodating 20 guests in 10 ensuite, air- conditioned cabins over three decks. The boat is escorted by a diving dhoni (tender) and small speedboat making diving even easier for guests, getting to dive sites quickly and flexibly. The local dive team of three has an abundance of experience and cater for any experience although, to get the most from the trip, the Advanced Open Water qualification is recommended. Carpe Diem offers a standard three dives a day. The spacious dive deck has fresh water…

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Emperor Explorer is due to set sail on her first Maldives adventure this August and she’s right on schedule. As a thank you to the local people who helped build this 42m liveaboard to the highest of standards, Emperor Maldives hosted an afternoon on board Emperor Explorer for the team and their families. “There is a great pride from everyone who has been involved in the build; from design to the finished boat and her successful sea trials, we all feel a strong attachment to her already,” explains Alex Bryant, Managing Director, Emperor Maldives. “To achieve such a big project on…

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Appreciating the little and large things in life is important and the same can be said for scuba diving. Whilst diving with manta rays and sharks is thrilling, are some of the best animals also the smallest? Go Indonesia diving and decide for yourself, immersing in a world of tiny critters and ocean giants. Where Can You Dive in Indonesia? Indonesia is a macro and megafauna diver’s paradise, with no shortage of dive destinations to choose from: Lembeh Strait, the ‘muck diving capital of the world’, has over 60 dive sites and a whole myriad of macro creatures in the black sands.…

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For dive buddies looking to celebrate their love or spend a honeymoon on the ocean, there are plenty of luxurious liveaboards and remote white-sand destinations to choose from. Here are our top 4 liveaboards for couples and honeymooners: Scubaspa Ying, Maldives Nothing says honeymoon like diving the Maldives and the Scubaspa Fleet has two premier luxury liveaboards offering spa treatments, 6 full-time spa therapists, and fine dining. The Scubaspa Yingand Scubaspa Yangliveaboards offer year-round dive safaris to the central atolls of the Maldives, where divers can enjoy diving in warm, turquoise waters with whale sharks, manta rays and more. There are plenty…

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They dream of the perfect dive vacation. Diving at remote dive sites with perfect visibility, warm waters and more marine life than they could ever imagine in one place. They want a liveaboard that is more than just a dive platform and someplace to eat and sleep. They want something comfortable, even luxurious, but not stuffy and snobbish. Someplace as suitable for a bottle of local beer as it is for a bottle of imported Champagne. It needs to be modern with all the comforts of home, but still maintain the feel of an era long ago past. They see themselves…

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Mark the date – June 22 – 29, 2019 Steve Lewis will be guiding tours on four WWII shipwrecks and in the historic Bell Island Iron-ore Mine, in Newfoundland. (You can also dive without a guide if you have the appropriate experience.) You take a 45 minute boat ride to reach these ships, and there are four ships with depths ranging from 60’ to 160’ within two square miles of each other to see. (SS Lord Strathcona SS Saganaga, Rose Castle and the PLM 2) These wrecks are fully intact and up right which makes for some great diving. About this exhibition Seven nights and five days…

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Emperor Divers has a super-saving Spring Sale open for bookings taken until 28 February. This is an ideal opportunity to make 2019 the year to dive the Red Sea, the Maldives, complete with Emperor’s new flagship liveaboard, Emperor Explorer, or Indonesia on Emperor Raja Laut.• Red Sea from €829 / £739 on Emperor Echo. Saturday sailing and totally refurbished.• Maldives from €1239 / £1099 on Emperor Atoll, so popular with small groups.• Indonesia on Emperor Raja Laut from €2460 / £2189. Elegant and limited to 12 guests.• Dive Marsa Alam and El Gouna: 5 days’ boat diving for €225 / £200 Red Sea Resort diving: 5 days / 10 dives for €225 / £200. Last chance to…

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Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield has joined forces with Emperor Divers to lead two Red Sea liveaboard trips offering relaxed flexibility and personal advice on photo, video, processing and production. At the forefront of underwater photography and travel for many years, Duxy brings with him a light-hearted take on the diving world and how it has changed the way we now take underwater photographs and video. He combines his time helping people to choose and use cameras, housings, strobes and lenses, escorting trips and running workshops around the world. Each itinerary has been specifically tailored to provide fantastic photographic opportunities with the bonus of Duxy’s knowledge.…

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Emperor Divers has a super-saving Spring Sale open for bookings taken until 28 February. This is an ideal opportunity to make 2019 the year to dive the Red Sea, the Maldives, complete with Emperor’s new flagship liveaboard, Emperor Explorer, or Indonesia on Emperor Raja Laut. Red Sea from €829 / £739 on Emperor Echo. Saturday sailing and totally refurbished.Maldives from €1239 / £1099 on Emperor Atoll, so popular with small groups.Indonesia on Emperor Raja Laut from €2460 / £2189. Elegant and limited to 12 guests.Dive Marsa Alam and El Gouna: 5 days’ boat diving for €225 / £200 Red Sea…

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Diverse Travel is offering a fabulous 10% off all its worldwide holidays when you book from NOW until 25th January. SAVE 10% off ALL holidays from the Maldives to the Red Sea to Indonesia and all destinations on the Diverse Travel website. Now for the upfront bit … 10% Offer; Terms & Conditions The 10% saving is valid for new 2019 holiday bookings only. The offer runs from now until 25th January 2019. 10% Offer exclusions: Diving only, accommodation/boat only bookings Dive packs and dive course elements of the package Bookings made through a third party i.e. travel agent, dive centre…

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