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Red Sea Live aboards: Endemic Marine-life You’ll Find when You Dive

The Red Sea has a huge number of endemic species – some experts say as many as 20% of 1100 species living here are unique to this location. It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact figures, as new species are discovered each year and our understanding of the global distribution of marine-species is still […]

How to become a PADI Divemaster

The first stage in PADI’s professional scuba diving program, a Divemaster qualification could help to fulfil your dreams of spending your summer at a scuba-centre in Malaysia, leading dives in a Caribbean resort, or finding a position on a Red Sea liveaboard. But what exactly does the training involve, and where could it take you? […]

Becoming an Assistant Diving Instructor

If you wouldn’t mind having a Maldives Liveaboard as your office, or living on the shores of the Red Sea for a few seasons, then why not consider training to be an Assistant Diving Instructor? A natural progression from Divemaster status, Assistant Instructor is the first stage in the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), which […]

Red Sea Liveaboard: What to Expect

Thinking about, or already booked, a Red Sea Liveaboard holiday? Here’s a taste of what to expect on-board and underwater: About the Red Sea: The Red Sea’s best-known diving area is concentrated around the ‘Egyptian Riviera’, but this Indian Ocean inlet stretches for almost 1,400 miles, from Somalia to Jordan, visiting countries such as Sudan, […]

Rescue Diver: Holiday Qualification

Whether you want to learn something new whilst on your Maldives diving holiday, fancy upgrading your skills on a long-weekend in the Mediterranean or are simply looking for your next big challenge, the Rescue Diver course is one of PADI’s most exciting and rewarding qualifications, and will help you to become a safer diver, a […]

Red Sea or Maldives Diving Holiday?

Red Sea Diving holidays and Maldives Diving holidays have a reputation for offering some of the best scuba experiences on the planet. But how can you choose between the two? Online reviews are all well and good, but if a certain resort doesn’t meet a guest’s individual tastes, or if they happen to visit during […]

Red Sea Divers: Buying your own scuba gear

The great thing about scuba diving is that you don’t need to own your own kit in order to enjoy the sport. With most dive centres hiring out well-maintained gear as part of a dive package, even some of the most addicted divers often choose not to buy their own. However, owning even a few […]

A Guide to Diving Maldives’ Atolls

The Maldives consists of almost 1,200 islands, which form a necklace-like chain of 26 atolls, spread out over 35,000 square miles, but only 200 of these islands are inhabited. Scuba diving is the most popular tourist activity in the Maldives and, whilst tourist resorts can be found on 99 different islands, many divers choose to […]

A Guide to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts

Manta rays and squirrel fish, whale sharks and hammerheads, coral gardens and canyons, world-famous wrecks and submarine sinkholes…booking a dive trip to the Red Sea is a bit of a no-brainer, but with so many resorts to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Each resort has its own special charm, […]

Taking Great Underwater Photos

Minute molluscs, gigantic gorgonians, rusting wrecks, stone-grey sharks, kaleidoscope corals… there’s no doubt that the underwater world presents some of the most spectacular scenes on the planet, but catching it all on camera is another matter entirely. And, whether you’re preparing for a week-long Red Sea Liveaboard or are planning a couple of shore-dives on […]

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