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Blowing bubbles in Belize

Appeared in DIVER September 2013
Belize gets rave reviews from the worlds tourism opinion-formers, but would the diving live up to its billing MARIE DAVIES went to find out - photography by Marie and Captain JAY MARTIN

Yucatan road trip

Appeared in DIVER August 2013
Massed eagle rays in big currents, stony-faced crowds and an annoyingly compliant turtle - that's just the first stop on NIGEL WADE's week-long Mexican jaunt

Superheroes in Dominica

Appeared in DIVER June 2013
It's good to go on a quest, and LISA COLLINS had decided that the walking batfish would be her unholy grail in the Caribbean island of Dominica. But finding one wouldn't be a walkover

Ain't life Grand

Appeared in DIVER April 2013
A regular visitor to Grand Cayman, ALEX MUSTARD shares some tales from a recent visit to this classic scuba destination, bathed by the balmy waters of the Caribbean Sea

Grenada wreck guide

Grenada has to be a top choice for wreck-divers seeking a Caribbean holiday. Now, over and above the call of duty, JOHN LIDDIARD has managed to dive and review most of its metallic offerings - 15 in all - in a week. Here's his report

Peak condition

Appeared in DIVER January 2013
Our Caribbean island choice this year is St Lucia which, according to LISA COLLINS, is having some success in looking after its underwater world

Double D & the G-spot to Thunderdome!

Liveaboard-diving is hard to come by in the Turks & Caicos Islands, so DAN BURTON seizes the chance to visit some intriguingly named but under-explored dive-sites

The price of freedom

Appeared in DIVER October 2012
Weary of warmwater holidays ruled by the alarm clock and dive-centre schedules? Bonaire is the equatorial destination where you can do your own thing, says STEVE WEINMAN, who left the island with a (green) glowing feeling. Underwater photos: ZAC MACAULAY


Appeared in DIVER September 2012
The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a new book for divers who like to browse and recollect or dream. In this extract, its author LAWSON WOOD looks at Caribbean Mexico

Hammerheads & 400 lesbians!

Appeared in DIVER May 2012
LISA COLLINS wins a trip to remote San Salvador in the Bahamas, has all the luck with the hammerhead sharks and gets a proposition that gives her pause for thought! Main photograph by Mark Doherty

The colour of happy

Appeared in DIVER January 2012
The British Virgin Islands are a tropical playground of the super-rich and offer some fabulous wreck dives. And you shouldn't have to perform any Kate Winslet-style heroics to enjoy them, says LOUISE TREWAVAS. Main photography by LEONARDO OLMI

Tropical Tibbetts

Appeared in DIVER December 2011
Sunk 15 years ago, the former Russian warship Keith Tibbetts has deservedly established itself as a major diving attraction in the Cayman Islands. Somehow Stuart Philpott wangled a day on the wreck all to himself, but would his body take the pressure

Clearly blue

Appeared in DIVER November 2011
Divers visiting the Bahamas often follow well-trodden paths, but the outer islands to the south offer pristine conditions, sharks, reefs and limpid seas. JOHN BANTIN takes in three of these islands

Gardening leave

Appeared in DIVER October 2011
You may have heard that Cubas exclusive Jardines de la Reina is good, but as Stuart Philpott realised as he rolled into the water to join a saltwater croc, for adrenalin junkies there is simply nowhere in the Caribbean to match it!

Critter capital of the Caribbean

Appeared in DIVER July 2011
They almost had to force MIRANDA KRESTOVNIKOFF onto the plane when time came to leave St Vincent, the diving off this quiet island had been a joyous revelation. Underwater photos by Kay Wilson

Wall-to-wall exhilaration

Appeared in DIVER May 2011
The Kittiwake is the latest attraction, but the three Cayman Islands have a lot to offer divers between them, as Stuart Philpott finds out

Going, going gone!

Appeared in DIVER May 2011
It's taken a long time, but the ex-US submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake is now a Caribbean artificial reef. Stuart Philpott was in Grand Cayman soon after the sinking and has also been ...

Life on the wild side - Grenada

Appeared in DIVER March 2011
Already one of the Caribbean's foremost diving locations, ever since Grenada's Atlantic coast became accessible on a regular basis the island has offered twice the bang for your buck. STE...

Circling Cuba

Appeared in DIVER September 2010
The Caribbean's biggest island is like a number of dive destinations rolled into one, so an island tour is one way to sample the best of it. As any good diver would, Stuart Philpott tries...

Anything can happen in Cuba

Appeared in DIVER March 2007
As Cuba launches a range of budget-priced two-centre dive tours, Steve Weinman embarks on an island tour for a feast of bull sharks, caverns, wrecks, walls and surprises. Zac Macaulay bro...

Aruba - Isle of wrecks

Appeared in DIVER June 2010
Aruba is the forgotten ABC island so far as British divers are concerned, with Bonaire and Curaçao enjoying a higher profile - but with all its wreck assets it deserves more attention, s...

We're jammin

Appeared in DIVER January 2010
Something a little different? How about a week on a yacht, exploring the old pirate stomping grounds of St Vincent & the Grenadines? Stuart Philpott went along for the ride, ever-ready to...

Virgin wrecks

Appeared in DIVER October 2009
They're talking up next years Wreck Week in the British Virgin Islands, and John Bantin has been over to get a taste of what's to come. But it could be the animals that steal the show

Dolphins, sharks and Blue Holes

Appeared in DIVER January 2008
Grand Bahama offers classic diving opportunities, so why have its sites become so quiet? The only crowds are of big animals - what a chance! says John Bantin

Sculpture display in Grenada

Appeared in DIVER August 2009
Grenada conjures up impressive wrecks like the Bianca C, King Mitch and Shakem, and colourful Caribbean reefs. The Spice Island, however, also now offers an underwater sculpture park. Ela...

Postcard from Stingray City

Appeared in DIVER September 2001
At the risk of lovebites and becoming a stingray sandwich filling, Graham Sands turns bottom-feeder in the Caribbean

Valet diving on the BRAC

Appeared in DIVER October 2002
Cayman Brac offers divers healthy coral reefs and towering walls, great viz and what is always described as the only diveable Russian wreck in the Western hemisphere. The living is easy h...

From Speyside to Crown Point

Appeared in DIVER January 2009
Hammerhead sharks, manta rays, even a glimpsed whale shark - no, this isn't the Indian Ocean, its an island in the southern Caribbean that's full of surprises. Miranda Krestovnikoff took ...

A day in the life

Appeared in DIVER January 2009
It may be carefully orchestrated, but that doesn't stop Stuart Cove's Bahamas operation being fun, says Steve Weinman. Main photography by Paul Noakes

Grand time in Grand Turk

Appeared in DIVER October 2008
It's the sleepy capital island of the Turks & Caicos and it has a flavour all it's own - and some distinctive diving. Steve Weinman reports