Peter Hughes knows a thing or two about live-aboards, and he has a spot in the DEMA Hall of Fame to prove it. In 2011, Hughes received the DEMA Reaching Out Award for helping to evolve the live-aboard diving industry over the past three decades. That same year, after spending more than 25 years building his former live-aboard company, Peter Hughes Diving, Inc., the 40-year scuba diving veteran threw all of his expertise and energy into a new live-aboard venture, the DivEncounters Alliance
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Arenui combines the luxury of near-constant personal attention with the romance of a wooden sailing ship.
“Have you ever seen this little guy?” she asks. “I’ve been through every book, and it’s not in any of them.”
News photos displayed devastation from dynamiting in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, but live-aboard operators say the damage is limited.
There are a lot of deadbeat dads in the animal kingdom, but an exceptional few ocean species swing the other way entirely. These standup fathers go above and beyond to birth their young amid the bustle and danger of the oceans.
Divers spot an aircraft wreck; jumping sharks; and the colors of Indonesia.
Scuba Dive Asia is offering special early-bird discounts to 125 of the planet's best dive destinations — and the dive travel deal is only available to readers of Scuba Diving Magazine.
The company’s six live-aboards in Southeast Asia will provide two different PADI rebreather scuba courses using the Poseidon MKVI.
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