Bali, the island of the Gods is a rare paradise for scuba diving enthusiasts looking for something different. Bali is a dream place for all the senses: bright greens of the rice terraces, the vibrant music of the gamelan – a traditional xylophone, the sweet fragrance of the frangipani flower, the mouth-watering babi guling – suckling pig, or the deep relaxation a Balinese oil massage. Everything is an invitation to take the road and discover each corner of it while exploring some the finest scuba diving sites in the world. This Indonesian island gathers everything an adventure diver could dream of: colourful coral reefs, encounters with huge fish, cave diving, using traditional Balinese boat, muck diving or even technical diving. Want know where to dive in Bali? Here's our ULTIMATE in-depth guide.
Our Girls that Scuba contributor Jennifer has just come back from a dive trip in Barbados and as an Open Water diver she completed her most challenging and beautiful dives yet. From diving with sea turtles, learning about lionfish hunting to navigating through shipwrecks, there are some truly incredible experiences on the coral island of Barbados for beginner and advanced divers alike.
Aqaba, the southernmost part of Jordan in the Middle East, is a bustling ocean town, known only to those who give Jordan a chance and visit to see more than just Petra. Sitting on the Red Sea it is home to some world-class diving and is a lot less crowded than some touristy diving towns in Egypt or Israel. Diving here really surprised me, and I’m sure it will you too. Warm waters, amazing visibility, big and small marine life await. Here are our favourite dive sites in Aqaba, Jordan.
Sharm el Sheikh is one of the best dive destinations in the world; The Red Sea, pristine coral, abundant marine life, big animals, small animals, warm water and vis for days! Thousands upon thousands of divers visit Sharm each year; and don't the dive centers know it; there's one on most corners. So who the hell should you dive with while you are in Sharm when there are so many choose from? Here at GTS we know the ropes, we've been diving in Sharm for years, so we've split it into categories for you to help you choose easier!
Here's the thing girls (ok, and boys, I'm letting you in on this one) I'm struggling to describe to you my time onboard Scuba Scene last month. On one hand, I want to light up your imagination with stories of dancing with dolphins and midnight dives, and on the other, I want to be a kid and totally show off about the complete and utter luxury of the boat. Maybe I can do both? Forgive my boasting, it's just this trip blew any expectations of a scuba dive liveaboard out the water.