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Monte da Guia
Dive Locations In the Water

Scuba Diving the Monte da Guia Marine Reserve

On the island of Faial in the Azores is the Monte da Guia Marine Reserve, abloom with underwater flora and fauna.

Flores
Travel

Getting Outside on Flores in the Azores

The verdant islands of the Azores puncture the surface of the vast North Atlantic Ocean around 850 miles west of mainland Portugal. Flores is an undiscovered jewel among them.

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Dive Site: Princess Alice Bank, The Azores

If you’re looking for remote, out-of-the-ordinary dive destinations, the Azores archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean may fit the bill.

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Vobster Quay

Virgin Start-Up Backed Company Creating Artificial Reef at Vobster Quay

A Virgin Start-Up-backed company, ARC Marine, is creating an artificial reef at premier U.K. dive site Vobster Quay in 2017.
by Kathryn Curzon
using a compass underwater

Using a Compass Underwater

Many divers stop learning about underwater navigation after their first open-water course. But using a compass underwater properly is a vital skill.
by Marcus Knight
Snorkel When Scuba Diving

Should You Wear a Snorkel When Scuba Diving?

We’re not going to solve the age-old argument of whether you should wear a snorkel when scuba diving, but will offer a list of pros and cons to help you decide.
by Hélène Reynaud

Best Dive Sites in Scapa Flow

In the Scottish Highlands, a remote, sheltered stretch of water around the Orkney Islands is home to Scapa Flow, with some of the best dive sites in Britain.
by Guest Author Chris Vyvyan-Robinson