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Getting Off the Grid: Diving in the Gulf of Thailand

Thailand is the epitome of tropical bliss: a country steeped in rich traditions, with mouth-watering cuisine and boasting miles of coastline speckled with postcard-worthy beaches. Just off the coast, the islands are the country’s crowning glory. To the west, the Andaman Sea laps at the shores of the Similan Islands and strings of pearly islets […]

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Neutral Buoyancy, My Personal Journey

As part of this series dedicated to mastering the art of buoyancy, Claudia Perucchini tells us of her first experiences trying to find neutral buoyancy, and how she realized that it is the fundamental skill for relaxed, happy and safe scuba diving. Join us as we take a look at what neutral buoyancy is, what […]

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Diving with Sharks in Protea Banks, South Africa

  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 forays into the heart of the Pacific to far-flung paradises such […]

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Whales, Sharks and Wrecks: Diving Aliwal Shoal

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  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 try out new and heart-pumping experiences underwater. In fact, they absolutely […]

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Scuba Diving South Africa’s Sardine Run

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 all the way to Mozambique and then veer off into the Indian […]

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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 tranquillity, abounding natural beauty and some of […]

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Drift Diving in Vaavu Atoll, Maldives

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 largest marine reserve. Stretching across the Indian Ocean, the scattered islands of the Maldives […]

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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 true tropical paradise and some of the […]

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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, beauty and some of the best scuba […]

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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 divers encounters with marine life big and […]

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