We're back with a bunch of fun and interesting dive-related stuff for you. So pop the kettle on and make a nice soothing cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate to enjoy as you peruse the contents of this, the June 2013 Dive The World newsletter. What do we have in store?
Well if you want to know what marine creature inspired the alien in the movie ... er ... 'Alien', get clued up on the relationship between smoking and diving, learn about diving in Sudan, and step on board a Maldives liveaboard then you are in the right place. Mask, weightbelt, fins? Check. Ok, 3, 2, 1, go! ...
• What's coming up: Where are exciting things happening in the next few months in the world of scuba?
• Smoking and diving: Lots of divers smoke. Why is that? How does that affect them when diving, if at all?
• Intrepid (or is that decrepit?) reporter Sheldon Hey invites us to join him on a week in the Maldives on the Carpe Vita Explorer
• You don't know anything about the amazing creature that is the moray eel. Keep feeling fascination!
New Dive Destination: Sudan
Introducing this excellent new destination - Sudan - just like diving in Egypt but with more fish, more sharks, more diverse dive sites, fewer boats and fewer people! What's not to love? Find out more about the diving in Sudan.
Liveaboards operate either directly from Sudan, or from Egypt and cover both Egyptian and Sudanese waters. Have a look at MS Royal Evolution and MY Andromeda. More boats coming soon.
More Amazing Destinations and Liveaboard Boats
We are always adding new destinations but we have recently started another feature: listing the schedules, prices and trip details for liveaboards beyond our 'usual' destinations. Now, through Dive The World, you can check and book liveaboard trips in these amazing destinations:
If you are thinking about planning your next diving adventure but don't know where to start, then let us help by giving you some tips on where in the world exciting things are happening. Where are the best diving conditions in the coming months? Where can you guarantee encounters with manta rays or whale sharks or hammerhead sharks? Don't just choose blindly. Let Dive The World guide you to the very best of the underwater realm: What's Coming Up
Smoking and Diving
Why do so many divers (especially dive professionals) smoke? Does it have any effect on people's ability to dive? Does it increase the risk or severity of decompression illnesses? In this fascinating article we look into the 'why', 'how' and 'so what?' of combining: smoking with diving
Maldives Dive Trip Report
Nowhere on earth looks more like a tropical island paradise than the Maldives. Flat calm surface conditions, tiny islets ringed in atoll formation in the Indian Ocean as the sun shines down and twinkles off the clear blue water. Delightful! Then you go diving and ... ooh mama! We send one of our own intrepid reporters on this covert mission to seize life on the: Carpe Vita Explorer Dive Trip Report
Creature Feature: Moray Eels
So you think you know about the humble moray eel? Think again. There is more to this big, slimy, gaping reef dweller than meets the eye. Find out how it inspired Hollywood, learn all about its bizarre sexuality and don't go feeding them underwater, or else.