Mike's London Dive Store Blog — Diving Holidays

When Should you do a Scuba Refresher?

When Should you do a Scuba Refresher?

More thorough than a check dive, a refresher is for divers who haven’t been in the water for seve...
by Cath Bates 12/08/21
Malta Stubborn wreck

Malta and Gozo – Best Wreck Dives

With Malta and Gozo on the government’s Green list for travel and a new wreck (the P33) being scu...
by Cath Bates 12/08/21
seaside family

How to Stay Safe at the Seaside

The first World Drowning Prevention Day was on Sunday 25th July. It was supported by the UN Resol...
by Cath Bates 29/07/21
manta rays

5 Best Manta Ray Destinations

Manta rays are part of the Mobulidae family, which also includes mobula or devil rays. There are ...
by Cath Bates 29/07/21
5 Best Thresher Shark Destinations

5 Best Thresher Shark Destinations

The Greek name for thresher shark is Alopias meaning fox. This stems from their oversized big eye...
by Cath Bates 04/07/21
5 Best Wreck Diving Destinations

5 Best Wreck Diving Destinations

Many shipwrecks have a spectacular past and continue to tell their stories in submerged retiremen...
by Cath Bates 24/06/21
Top 5 Diving Destinations for Families

Top 5 Diving Destinations for Families

It will soon be time to venture farther afield than the back garden for family activities. We can...
by Cath Bates 10/05/21
5 Best Whale Shark Destinations

5 Best Whale Shark Destinations

Seeing whale sharks (Rhincodon Typus) in the wild is an experience rivalled by no other marine an...
by Cath Bates 06/05/21
Lavish Dream Diving Destinations!

Lavish Dream Diving Destinations!

While imminent international travel has been scuppered by the dreaded virus, we have had plenty o...
by Cath Bates 19/02/21
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Cath Bates looks at what the future of dive travel might look like Read More
by Cath Bates 19/11/20
How To Choose A Reel And SMB

How To Choose A Reel And SMB

Maybe you’ve landed here after reading all about SMBs and reels in our previous blog or perhaps y...
by Alex Griffin 14/10/20
Antarctic Diving Expedition

Antarctic Diving Expedition

In 2017 The African and Oriental Travel Company started an association with the great polar diver...
by Tim Harrison 11/02/20