Category: Dive Travel

Anything related to dive travel

Insuring Against Swine Flu

Dear Fellow Divers, This is the first of our blogs and every few days or so, a number of diving writers with important opinions will have something to say: John Bantin, who spends a dozen or more weeks a year…

Sinking in a Sea of Luxury?

For the past year we’ve been based in Indonesia working as consultants for Conservation International’s Indonesia Marine Programs, specifically in diving’s newest hotspot, Raja Ampat. With all the liveaboards here or coming here, we’re seeing an explosion of luxury — but is this what you, the real diving-public want? …

The Weighty Matter of Flying with Dive Gear

A friend was a board director of British Airways. I asked him if he could give me a letter to show at the airport check-in, telling his staff to look after me and to waive excess-baggage charges. He said it was more than his job was worth to do that, and that I’d do better to make friends with someone who worked at the airline’s check-in desk.

That encapsulates the problem of travelling with dive and underwater photography equipment. It’s a totally hit-and-miss system unless you are prepared to pay up. You take your chances and hope the check-in staff will be lenient …