Best Dive Sites In Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands aerial view

Remote and truly beautiful, Solomon Islands is a diver’s dream destination. Part of the Coral Triangle, with a staggering diversity of marine species, coral, and dive sites, it somehow remains one of the least dived areas of the world. As the country is relatively new to tourism, The Solomons are often called ‘the South Pacific […]

Diving Thailand in COVID. Reef Renaissance?

Diving with The Junk in Thailand a turtle coming up for air

For most of 2020 and the first half of 2021, many countries around the world have been in lockdown. Governments have been restricting people’s international movements. All the while, The Phinisi and The Junk have been diving Thailand in COVID relatively undisturbed. Is there a positive effect to all this? What Happened In The Early […]

Is This Thailand’s Best Dive Site?

Soft coral on dive site Richelieu Rock in Thailand

The Similan and Surin Islands offer some of Thailand’s finest diving and certainly deserve to be on your bucket list. Tucked away nearly 10km east of the Surin Islands is Richelieu Rock. Certainly it’s spectacular, but is it Thailand’s best dive site? The Junk’s own Renske Lauterbach makes her case. This large solitary limestone seamount […]

Bikini Atoll and the Marshall Islands

Diving Bikini Atoll and Marshall Islands with a CCR

Bikini Atoll is in the Marshall Islands and is likely on the list of least visited places on earth. It’s certainly one of the least visited places that people have actually heard of. Luckily for you, Master Liveaboards now have 2 vessels operating there, for a while at least. This makes it easier for you […]

Solomon Islands Diving. What you need to know.

Solomon Islands diving - Master Liveaboards

If you’re reading this then you’ve probably been to a number of memorable diving destinations already. You’ve probably also ticked off a few of your bucket list dive spots. But as we all know, the bucket list keeps growing. There will always be that one spot that you need to see that hasn’t hit the […]

Best hairstyles for diving

Best hairstyles for diving

We know what you think…but no, this is no joke. Choosing the best hairstyles for diving is a very serious subject for anyone who scuba dives! There is NOTHING more annoying than having strands of hairs floating in front of your mask. Especially when it’s right at the time that whale shark shows up. Or […]

May The Fourth Be With You

May the fourth be with you

We are nerds. We probably need to get that out of the way early… divers are nerds. Just think how long you can speak about things like dive computers, decompression, underwater cameras. Close your eyes, take a breath, and embrace the nerdiness. And May the fourth be with you! The ultimate nerd arena is, as […]

Where do hammerheads go when we’re not watching?

Where do hammerheads go?

A small swim for a hammerhead but a giant leap for marine research. For the first time ever, scientists have found out where hammerheads go. They have documented, in near real-time, details of the migration of a critically endangered pregnant scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini). The shark journeyed from the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador to […]