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Crazy about SHARKS

Appeared in DIVER April 2006
There's shark-feeding and then there's shark-feeding. Mike Veitch experiences the extreme sort in Rangiroa
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Clyde by NIGHT

Appeared in DIVER April 2006
It surprised even veteran Clyde diver Mike Clark to be invited to dive a dredger wreck in the river after dark, but there was method in this madness
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An uncommon thief

Appeared in DIVER April 2006
Octopuses grow to awesome size in the Pacific North-west. Susan Crane had an interesting encounter with an acquisitive specimen while diving in Washington state
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Take my fins and pass the pass the pasta

Appeared in DIVER April 2006
The Seattle is just the most famous of the many wrecks accessible from Kristiansand, and this southern Norwegian idyll is just a ferry ride away from the UK, says Lars Stenholt Kirkegaard
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Fear and Diving in East Bali

Appeared in DIVER January 2006
Two outrages have transformed Bal'is image from romantic idyll to terrorist target, yet it has so much to offer divers, as Diego A Garcia reports
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Good morning, Crete

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 the diving stack up? John Liddiard finds out
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The coral kingdom of Wakatobi

The best coral reef in the world? Certainly Wakatobi has to be a candidate. This resort, the result of an enterprising Swiss-Indonesian partnership, is reckoned to be a place beyond bleached coral, incautious fin-kicks and typhoons. Martin Ornroth visits an island that mixes diving, the local community and eco-tourism in a prize-winning blend
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Get the Maybug

Divers arrive at the west landing on the Isle of May, a nature reserve in the Firth of Forth, where scenic archways and stacks are home to thousands of seabirds, while grey seals dart among shoals of pollack and saithe below water. There are wrecks in profusion too. Gavin Anderson finds it irresistible
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The Medas Touch

The Med's not dead. It's incred! Nuff said ...
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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 - and he has condensed it for Diver
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The Five Corners of Britain

North, south, east, west, which point in Britain offers the diving that's best? John Liddiard sizes up the form at the country's four extremities - but kicks off with a shameless pretender
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Med A to Z

With the Red Sea carrying all before it as Britains favourite diving escape route, the Med has been feeling a little left out lately. Yet with all its developing marine reserves, artificial reefs and recently revealed wreck and archaeological sites, coupled with short flights and economy fares, are we missing out on some close-to-home treats? We round up the Med, from Algae to Zenobia
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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 seabed curiosities
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Lucky Break

Many have tried and many have failed - to dive the fabled island of St Kilda off the Outer Hebrides. It happens only when the Atlantic weather gods permit it, but would they smile on Mike Clark
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Treasures of the West

Its getting late in the year, but as a trip to the Scilly Isles takes some planning, why not work it out over the winter months To tickle your palate, Mark Webster offers a guide to what ...

Easy Anglia

Are we too hung up on popular diving destinations such as those in the English Channel, to the extent of ignoring a massive concentration of comparatively undived wrecks in easily diveabl...

DC Carver Takes a Break

Ever wonder what television coppers get up to when they're not nicking villains? Mark Wingett, who plays DC Jim Carver in ITV's The Bill, gets away from it all in the most civilised way p...

Kas Registers

The Turkish coast with its many shipwrecks has been opened up to divers in the past year - and some of those wrecks are very old indeed. Barely developed resorts such as Kas and Kalkan ar...

The Ship With No Name

A huge 19th century steamship has been exerting a fascination on divers from its resting place off Kalkan in Turkey. Mark Ellen, Editor of WORD magazine, is one of those who has found its...

Tabarka Road

Steve Weinman samples a Tunisian resort claimed to fill a gap in the market - and finds it full of holes

Burrowers on the Coral Coast

Two years ago the Tunisian resort of Tabarka was feeling its way with British divers, says Steve Weinman - now its starting to look like a real Mediterranean contender

Conger Cavern

Give us a kiss! Craig Melvin and buddy bumped into a conger eel in a cavern in Spain. The eel did its best to evade the torch beam, but, luckily, a few shots in the dark produced some int...

A Fine Bet For Cool Fish

John Bantin believes the rich marine life of the Medas Islands should put them high on any divers To Do list.

Our Own Sunny Backyard

Ibiza nightclubs, chicken and chips, paella and sangria, Costa del Crime, the water in Majorca, Viva Espana - these are the enduring stereotypes of tourist Spain, and probably explain why...

Lavezzi Beyond

Midway between French Corsica and Italian Sardinia, John Bantin finds huge groupers flourishing among the rocks of Lavezzi and a plethora of wrecks within the borders of Italy

Stubborn After All These Years

His Majestys Submarine Stubborn saw action in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and miraculously survived one of the most intense depth-charge attacks of World War Two. In the proce...

Wreck Quartet

A string of deliberately sunk wrecks, often accessible from shore and placed so that whatever the weather youll always find a good dive - these are among the attractions that make Malta a...

Shore Thing

Diving the wrecks and reefs within reach of Maltas shoreline, John Liddiard finds a sneaky way to ensure that he gets more bottom time in which to enjoy the views than the other divers in...

Frutti di Mare

Southern Italy has much to offer the holidaymaker, as they say on those TV travel programmes, but did you realise that diving was on the agenda John Bantin has travelled down to Sicily, s...

Cheap (but very Cheerful)

Gavin Parsons takes a short break to rediscover Italy and is pleasantly surprised by the high-quality diving and the low-budget price. Might Portofino suit you next year?

The Second Sinking

Portofino might be a high-flying town, but it offers British divers the chance to enjoy budget-priced diving getaways. It has also now welcomed back a greatly missed underwater icon - no,...

Inside Story

Looking for a novel experience, Frank Allen dived the clear waters of a limestone cavern deep inside the Rock of Gibraltar, where he followed a line tied to a pillar, formed by the meetin...

Rock of Wrecks

Harbours can be dangerous places for boats, and the breakwaters in Gibraltar's have proved this many a time. John Liddiard goes exploring in this wreck divers' paradise

Around the Rugged Rock

A diver's holiday guide to Corsica and the Lavezzi Islands by Jonty Summers.