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Over the blue horizon

Appeared in DIVER February 2011
Most Mediterranean diving is done within 12-mile limits, but Gavin Parsons was recently the photographer aboard the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior as it surveyed reefs way offshore

Super grouper

Appeared in DIVER January 2011
Stuart Philpott samples the haven for marine life that is the Medes Islands on Spain's Costa Brava

Gorging on Malta's wrecks

Appeared in DIVER December 2010
So many wrecks, so little time- Stuart Philpott dives against the calendar and the weather to sample some of the finest metal in the Med

Awash with history

Appeared in DIVER April 2010
Come with us to Crete, an island where ancient relics are strewn generously about the seabed, and the fish try not to get in the way of the scenery. Max Eaton reports. Main pictures by Julius Glampedakis

Buceo Loco!

Appeared in DIVER January 2010
The Murcia region of Spain offers an exciting combination of wine, tapas and crazy wreck diving - though preferably not in that order, says Stuart Philpott

Small things on a small island

Appeared in DIVER January 2010
Gozo has long been popular with holidaying divers from the UK, but how many train a macro lens on its underwater inhabitants Gavin Parsons does, for one

Settling into a Sardinian life-style

Big friendly fish, wrecks, unique geology and a relaxed approach to diving - all this, and fine Italian food and wine. John Liddiard gets set to enjoy his time in Sardinia

A dive into the tuna vortex

Appeared in DIVER August 2009
How does it feel to be at the epicentre of 350 tonnes of big, fast-moving fish Diving the tuna pens of Malta is an activity unlike any other John Liddiard has experienced.

Rock steady

Appeared in DIVER July 2009
Its cool and rainy in Croatia in spring, so not unlike home then for John Bantin. The big question was, would he find enough diversions under water

The Full BLT

Appeared in DIVER April 2004

The Flying Fortress

Appeared in DIVER August 2004
When he first heard talk of an intact World War Two US bomber in the Adriatic off Croatias Vis Island, Daniel Frka paid scant attention. But a subsequent visit was to prove one of the highlights of his diving career

An Ibiza evening with Don Pedro

Appeared in DIVER September 2008
This ferry dive was no place for plastic ducks - John Bantin heads for Ibiza to photograph a massive new wreck in challenging circumstances

Whistlestop week on a dive tour of Cyprus

Appeared in DIVER March 2009
Five resorts, 19 dive sites, including one of the biggest wrecks around - and seven days to do it all in. So what sort of impression would Cyprus leave on first-time visitor Stuart Philpott

A taste for the inanimate

Appeared in DIVER April 2008
If you visit a Greek island like Lesvos, you may have to accept that diving comes a poor second to fishing, says Zac Macaulay. Still, theres more to life than fish!

Costa del Value

Great grooming sunfish and ejaculating sea cucumbers! Suzie Coombes has been working and diving (both at once) on Spains southern coast and reckons its seriously underrated

The Zenobia is no longer alone

Appeared in DIVER April 2008
For years Cyprus has been regarded as a one-attraction destination by divers, albeit that attraction was a great big wreck. But things are starting to change, reports John Liddiard

School of rock

Appeared in DIVER March 2008
The marine life may be limited at Oludeniz, but if its rocky topography that delights your heart, this Turkish dive location may be for you, says Gerald Rambert

Our man in Atlantis

Appeared in DIVER February 2008
Various parts of the planet claim the fabled sunken city as theirs, but the Greek island of Santorini has a stronger claim than most, says John Liddiard. He dives into a volcanic seascape with an eye out for clues

Its closer than you think

Appeared in DIVER January 2007
Diving in Murcia underlines just how Spain has changed - John Bantin finds plenty to occupy him under water just a few hours flight from home

In need of protection

Appeared in DIVER January 2007
A lot has been made of the opening up of Greece to leisure divers, but what is the reality TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff agreed to sample a different coast by taking her first diving...

Gozo's getting better all the time

Appeared in DIVER January 2007
With new wrecks to dive and an apparent resurgence of marine life, John Liddiard finds this Mediterranean island of Gozo even more fun to dive than he remembers it

Free-wheeling in the Med

Destinations dip in and out of fashion, but with their hidden secrets and artificial reefs these old favourites are on a roll, says David Oldale

Pots & Holes

Where does one of the worlds leading cave-divers go for a break Martyn Farr chooses a new diving destination in Turkey where he warmly recommends both its history and the chances it offer...

Gozo a-Go-Go

Who says the Med is dead Not Marjolein Thrower, who has been taking club groups to the Maltese island of Gozo for years and has yet to tire of its attractions

Viva España

This year were off to sunny Spain. Next month John Liddiard reports in full on new (to us) diving options south of Alicante, but for now he puts the case for the whole Hispanic package deal.

Riviera GEMS

Appeared in DIVER June 2006
Easy to access and big on creature comforts, the South of France offers something for everyone when it comes to wrecks, says Mike Busuttili

Unspoilt charm of VENTOTENE

Appeared in DIVER June 2006
A marine reserve off Italys west coast served by what is said to be the countrys oldest dive centre attracts the attention of Franco Banfi

Med Special 10 world-class DIVES

Appeared in DIVER June 2006
The Med is dead... oh, no, it isnt, says John Liddiard. Here are 10 dives encompassing the exciting, the spectacular and the exclusive to stand up against the best in the world. All are e...

Family matters in Turkey

Appeared in DIVER January 2006
Wondering why he wasn't travelling with wife and kids in tow (probably because he hasn't got either) Gavin Parsons samples a real family diving holiday destination in Turkey

Costa del Dive

Appeared in DIVER January 2006
Stylish Marbella is Spain's answer to St Tropez.John Liddiard was able to slip away from the high-flying party animals to enjoy some down-to-earth diving

Good morning, Crete

Appeared in DIVER March 2006
Diving has opened up in Greece and its islands recently, as the government sets its sights on raising more cash from diving tourism. Crete is an island of many attractions but how does th...

The Medas Touch

The Med's not dead. It's incred! Nuff said ...

Where Seahorses Roam - Diver Guide to the Maltese Islands

Diving photographer and writer Lawson Wood has a book out. So what's new? This one is a diving guide to those favourite Mediterranean haunts of British divers, Malta, Gozo and Comino - an...

Long Weekend - Med Ahead

With distance no object, Steve Weinman and friends dash down to the South of France for an ambitious weekends diving on Mediterranean wrecks

Med A to Z

With the Red Sea carrying all before it as Britain's favourite diving escape route, the Med has been feeling a little left out lately. Yet with all its developing marine reserves, artific...

Do you take this woman

Underwater weddings are all the rage at the statue of Our Lady of the Seabed, on the French Riviera (thats her, above). Jean Monot and Mike Busuttili review the areas numerous diveable se...

DC Carver Takes a Break

Ever wonder what television coppers get up to when theyre not nicking villains Mark Wingett, who plays DC Jim Carver in ITVs The Bill, gets away from it all in the most civilised way poss...