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Diving with Sharks in Protea Banks, South Africa

 

  ©Photo by Sandro Lonardi Dive Butler’s staff have dived in some truly enviable places. All in the name of research, you understand. There have been trips to the twinkling blue seas of Raja Ampat, with their colourful corals and schools of pretty iridescent fish. There have been …

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Whales, Sharks and Wrecks: Diving Aliwal Shoal

 

  ©Photo by Sandro Lonardi As part of a series of interviews with Dive Butler’s team of vastly experienced divers, we sat down with Barbara Cesario, personal assistant to managing director Alexis Vincent, to chat about her recent trip to South Africa. Dive Butler’s team aren’t afraid to …

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Scuba Diving South Africa’s Sardine Run

 

©Photo by African Dive Adventures Every June along South Africa’s coast, a sense of anticipation hangs in the air and sea. Locals, tourists, birds and ocean predators await one of the planet’s most spectacular shows: the great sardine run. Billions of sardines head north along the cold currents …

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Diving into the Maldives in North Malé Atoll

 

  Superyacht Diving In North Malé Atoll  The Maldives first opened up as a diving destination in the 1970s, the 1,190 islands and 3,000 coral reefs creating a vast, unexplored paradise both above and below the twinkling turquoise water. Today, it is a haven for those in search of …

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Drift Diving in Vaavu Atoll, Maldives

 

Hammerhead Shark image courtesy of Nick Fenley Drift Diving in Vaavu Atoll Maldives The Maldives is a magnet for whale sharks and manta rays, hammerheads and turtles. Drawn here by the rich and bountiful waters, they come to feed in what may, one day soon, become the world’s …

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Meet the Giants of the Deep in Ari Atoll

 

Maldives Series Part 3 When it comes to superyacht destinations, few places on the planet can compete with the Maldives. The country is a maze of tiny, low-lying islets spread right across the Indian Ocean, creating the perfect playground for superyacht owners and charters in search of a …

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Maldives Series Part 2 – Discover the Perfect Balance in Lhaviyani Atoll

 

Maldives Series Part 2  The high season in the Maldives brings with it a sense of post-monsoon calm. The waters are bath-like, the air balmy, and the marine life abundant. It is also the high season for superyachts, who venture to the Indian Ocean in search of serenity, …

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Maldives Series Part 1- Serene Beauty Above and Below the Waves in Baa Atoll

 

Spanning more than 56,000 square miles of Indian Ocean, the Maldives’ 1,200 (mostly uninhabited) islands create one of the richest and most diverse cruising grounds for superyachts anywhere in the world. The scuba diving possibilities are endless, with the pristine reefs, great drop offs and low-lying atolls offering …

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Diving with Sharks in French Polynesia

 

by Samantha Wilson When Blue Planet II drew to a close, we were left reeling. The acclaimed BBC natural history documentary series has once again astounded us, bringing to life the characters that inhabit our vast oceans. One of the standout moments of the series took place in …

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Experiencing the Thrill of a Personal Submersible Dive

By Barbara Cesario

 

Impressive image of the Super Yacht Sub in action - thanks to Joachim Blomme. U-Boat Worx invited Dive Butler to experience some of the fascinating shipwrecks around Malta in their Super Yacht Sub 3 Submersible. I was lucky enough, and very excited, to enjoy this opportunity and share …

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