abundance of fish
In the last issue, we introduced you to the “summer range” of the most interesting diving destinations. Now it’s winter season, which means it’s time to stock up with practical knowledge. So, in what warm seas does a diver “wet the gills” in winter?
Perhaps the Maldives is the second most popular after Egypt winter destination for divers. Continue reading
Another pile of cobblestones hidden under water often awaits the diver and his agent in the language barrier. Unfortunately, there were cases when a diving course booked in advance remained unclaimed, and, despite all sorts of pantomimes of foreign instructors and a choice of 5-6 European languages of varying degrees of “flapping”, tourists returned home with nothing. We have already written that in the absence of a Russian-speaking instructor at the resort, it is recommended to start a course in your hometown: it is much easier to learn the theory in your native language, and the first practical exercises in the pool will help the diver navigate international terminology and find a common language with a foreign instructor. Continue reading
Which of the divers does not know this cherished “mantra”: “Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai” ?! This is the Mecca of diving tourism since the days of Cousteau! True, the popularity of the resort makes the hotels keep a fairly high cost of accommodation. Scuba divers there are waiting for the meeting with the famous turtles and their offspring, a silver whirlwind of barracudas and hundreds of unprecedented fish of all colors and shapes. Sipadan Island itself has been declared fully protected since January 2005, and living on it is prohibited. Continue reading