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What the Muck?  The low down on muck diving…

What the Muck? The low down on muck diving…

What Is “Muck Diving”? Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies at the bottom of many dive sites – a frequently silty, muddy or “mucky” environment. Other than muddy sediment, the muck dive substrate may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tyres and other man-made garbage. History of Muck Diving: […]

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Diving The SS Carnatic Wreck – Red Sea

Diving The SS Carnatic Wreck – Red Sea

One of our favourite dives in the Red Sea is the SS Carnatic, the oldest of the four famous wrecks of the Abu Nuhas Reef. We’ve written about it before here so won’t bore you with all the details again. It simply is a beautiful dive – the way the light filters through the portholes, […]

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Six Great Reasons Why You Should Dive Lembeh Strait!

Six Great Reasons Why You Should Dive Lembeh Strait!

If you mention Lembeh to any serious underwater photographer, their eyes will come over all misty and distant.  Many diving places claim to be the best, but very few get even close to Lembeh for critters. This is the best place to go critter hunting! No more than a few breaths go by between one […]

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Scuba Travel:  Diving in Manado

Scuba Travel: Diving in Manado

Manado is situated on the western coast of the northern tip of Sulawesi in Indonesia.  A fabulous diving destination in its own right, it is also a 30 minute boat ride from the Bunaken Marine Park which is an area of outstanding marine diversity. With many wonderful sites to choose from, the Bunaken Marine Park […]

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Scuba Travel Bucket List:  Lembeh Strait

Scuba Travel Bucket List: Lembeh Strait

If you’re anything like me, you lap up every single television programme about the underwater world. The ones that fascinate me the most are those that feature the weird, wonderful and rare creatures not often found… Creatures such as the flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, stargazer, mimic octopus and the blue ringed octopus… One of the […]

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2014 Red Sea Livaboard Safari – Trip Report

2014 Red Sea Livaboard Safari – Trip Report

An action packed, fun-filled week diving the breathtaking wrecks and beautiful reefs in the clear blue water of the Northern Red Sea as well as the desolate Brothers Islands further South. After an 8 hour flight from JBG to Cairo and then flying over the turquoise and indigo Red Sea with its reefs and islands, […]

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Preventing Delhi Belly and Pharaoh’s Revenge: Preventing Upset Stomachs Whilst Travelling

Preventing Delhi Belly and Pharaoh’s Revenge: Preventing Upset Stomachs Whilst Travelling

I will never forget my first trip to Egypt in 2005.  The diving was awesome, the crew on the boat fantastic, the food really tasty and the experience was out of this world – one that I will never forget. I will also never forget the terrible stomach bug I got just as we arrived […]

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How to Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip

How to Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip

Packing all your camera equipment for a diving holiday can be quite daunting and rather stressful. Anyone who’s travelled before will know how roughly checked in luggage is handled.  Just look at the scratches, scrapes and bumps (and heaven forbid, cracks in hard shell cases) that are waiting to surprise you on the carousel upon […]

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Important Customs to Know When Travelling in Egypt

Important Customs to Know When Travelling in Egypt

Egypt is a melting pot of different cultures, some dating back to the time of the Pharaohs. This mix has given Egypt a very colourful and fascinating culture and to ensure you have the very best experience whilst visiting, it is important to show respect by being aware of the culture and local traditions.    […]

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2014 Mozambique Dive Trip – Customer Review

2014 Mozambique Dive Trip – Customer Review

Our first (and definitely not our last) dive trip to Ponta do Ouro with Indigo Scuba was excellent. Everything was organized for us and well planned. The accommodation was good and the food was a real treat. We had such a nice group of people which made for good conversations and lots of laughter. The […]

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