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Putting the fun into Funchal

Appeared in DIVER July 2016
WILL APPLEYARD has three days' diving to decide what he makes of Madeira - but is he old enough to make the most of the Atlantic island?

Hanging Out In Mid-Atlantic

Appeared in DIVER May 2016
MORTON BJORN LARSEN is impatient – it's the waiting he finds hard to take.
But when blue sharks are in prospect, however stinky the chum is, you just have to bite the bullet!

Lanzarote switch

Appeared in DIVER April2016
When your holiday plans are upset even before you start, your instinctive reaction is likely to be unfavourable. What you need is a positive outlook – KAREN WILLIAMS reports from the Canaries

Diving the edge of the old world

Appeared in DIVER April 2015
GAVIN PARSONS pushes the boundaries by venturing to El Hierro, the Atlantic island once thought to mark the end of the world

Goodness gracious, great balls of seaweed

Appeared in DIVER November 2014
Marine biologist CLAIRE GOODWIN joins a Seasearch survey of Irelands Kenmare River

The Island of Eternal Spring

Appeared in DIVER August 2014
...and powerful winds. NIGEL WADE gains first-hand experience of how the Canary Island of Fuerteventura got its name, and gets to fight a cephalopod.


Appeared in DIVER April 2014
LISA COLLINS gets more of an eyeful than she bargained for when she visits the fleshpots of Lanzarote

Dreams of Roncadores

Appeared in DIVER January 2014
It's just four hours from the UK, warm, rarely blown out and there are fish to spare. Just watch out for the submarines. STEVE WEINMAN reports from Gran Canaria

In Cork & Kinsale with the Addicts

Appeared in DIVER October 2011
The weather looks grim as JOHN LIDDIARD makes his way to southern Ireland for a week exploring WW1 wrecks he hasn't dived before, but he is in for some pleasant surprises

Quick on the trigger

Appeared in DIVER September 2011
JOHN BANTIN visits the mid-Atlantic Azores to see what it has to offer beyond the blue sharks of Pico on which DIVER reported in February - and faces a challenge from a tantalising quarry

Tapas diving in Gran Canaria

Appeared in DIVER February 2010
On a four-centre tour of Gran Canaria, John Liddiard gets a real flavour of the tasty mix of diving on offer at this year-round destination

Lone wolf & sole lemon

Appeared in DIVER January 2008
Dont knock the rock - the volcanic Atlantic island of Madeira boasts an assortment of interesting underwater celebrities, says Steve Weinman

Market forces in the Algarve

Appeared in DIVER June 2008
ANCHORS LINE THE BEACH behind us, a ghostly testament to a long-gone fishing fleet. A mile out, Salvador had just finished his dive briefing. We were about to finish kitting up when he looked over to the beach and then turned to us: Don't expect to see any fish or lobster down there, they're all in the market...

The race is on to Cape Verde

The Atlantic islands of Cape Verde have been touted as the next big dive destination for a few years now. John Bantin visits the island of Sal to find out if its true

Falklands life in the Jasons

Appeared in DIVER August 2009
Marine biologist Claire Goodwin heads south to the unexplored Jason Islands in the Falklands, for thrills, chills, undiscovered marine life - and an awful lot of mutton

Bermuda - Reaching for the remote

Appeared in DIVER August 2009
You may not think of Bermuda as a remote island but it is - official. It also has a lot of wrecks, and very kempt coral reefs. Andy Blackford spends a week there

Treasures of Donegal

Appeared in DIVER January 2009
An imagination-grabbing liner is one of the many wreck attractions of Donegal - and the reef-diving is formidable too, says John Liddiard

Why should surfers have all the action

Appeared in DIVER August 2008
John Liddiard heads for the Canary island of Fuerteventura and, yes, there is always somewhere to dive out of those infamous winds

Whirlwind Canaries

We wanted to cover the Canary Islands - but which one? Could John Liddiard cope with diving more than one, we wondered? The project slowly grew until, in a rush of insanity, he agreed to ...

Tenerife in the ROUND

Appeared in DIVER July 2006
They say diving in Tenerife is varied and rather fine. But who are they? And who better to report on that claim than our whirlwind-tour specialist, John Liddiard

Fish and rocks

Appeared in DIVER January 2005
Our best-kept-secret recommendation this year is a rock that once marked the end of the known world. John Bantin reports.

Concealed Bermuda

Appeared in DIVER July 2004
Bermuda may have its strengths as a diving destination, but they're not the ones put forward in its brochures, says Brendan O'Brien. He reckons the island is keeping its real treasures to...

It's the Window Cleaner

Cleaning algae off the windows of a massive new tank at the Bermuda aquarium is a bit like painting the Forth bridge. Volunteer divers, like the one pictured here, are on the job every da...

In Dublin's Fair City

Appeared in DIVER September 2002
Ireland's capital city makes a good destination for a long weekend city break, but did you realise that you could also get in some useful diving within sniffing distance of the Guinness B...

Were All Going on a Trimix Holiday

Appeared in DIVER May 2002
Qualified mixed-gas divers in search of a vacation with a little more depth might argue that nobody caters for them. They would be wrong, as Leigh Bishop explains - and he claims its wort...