Blue O Two Flash Sale – 40% OFF 2019 departures – starts Monday!
Blue O Two are having their biggest sale of the year, with a massive 40% off all 2019 sailings in select destinations*.
This incredible sale starts at 9am GMT Monday 10th June 2019 but act quick! The sale will only last 3 days, ending at 5pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019.
Savings of 40% are available across 10 worldwide destinations including the Maldives, Thailand, Palau, Philippines, Indonesia, Truk Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, French Polynesia and the Solomon Islands & Papua New Guinea.
One of the highlights of the sale are the spectacular Solomon Islands & Papua New Guinea. Located on the Western fringe of the Pacific, the Solomon Islands comprise of 992 islands that remain relatively untouched by the influences of the modern world. Dive colourful, pristine coral reefs teeming with marine species, including a variety of sharks, abundant macro life, dolphins and turtles. Or, indulge your curiosity and investigate the WWII wrecks left after the battle of Guadalcanal.
Alternatively, dive into the clear French Polynesian waters and explore the coral atolls. With its towering green peaks and vivid turquoise lagoons, French Polynesia is an idyllic location to kick back, relax and enjoy the warm hospitality on board M/V French Polynesia Master. Tick this ultimate diving hotspot off your bucket list this year.
Visit www.blueotwo.com/specials to kick start your next unforgettable dive adventure.
All sale prices will be live on the Blue O Two website by 9am GMT on Monday 10th June 2019. The offices will be open 24/7 for the duration of the Flash Sale so there’s no excuse to miss out on these epic deals.
Terms and Conditions
*Red Sea, Galapagos, The Bahamas and Myanmar trips are NOT included in the sale. Limited sailings aboard The Junk (Thailand) included. Deals can be removed from the sale at any time without notice. Discount is applicable to the boat only space, flights are not included in the 40% discounted rate. The balance of the booking is due IN FULL at the time of booking and no refunds will be available for cancellations. Bookings made during the sale cannot be combined with any other promotional deals, Loyalty Club or BSAC discounts or kickback scheme. Standard free space policies still apply. Valid for new bookings made from 9am GMT on Monday 10th June 2019 until 5pm GMT on Wednesday 12th June 2019. Full terms and conditions apply. See the Blue O Two website for full package inclusions.
For further details on this amazing sale or to book your holiday today, please contact a member of the Blue O Two travel team by email email@example.com call 01752 480808, or visit their website at www.blueotwo.com
New 60m Reel and Dive Torch Combo from Northern Diver
Northern Diver have launched a new 60m Reel & Dive Torch Combo.
The innovative Northern Diver line reel has a unique design and it has been manufactured from a combination of anodized aluminium and synthetic polymers, to make it strong, lightweight and corrosion resistant. The free-flowing spool has a thumb operated spool-lock, to ensure controlled line deployment and a ‘sprung’ reel handle. Allowing the handle to extend whilst in use, if wearing gloves but springs back to half its length, for easy storage. Supplied complete with 60m (197’) of high-vis orange reel line.
The reel also incorporates an attachment point on the top and rubber fixing band allowing you to easily mount Northern Divers Varilux Micro Dive Torch. Ideal for hands-free directional light, ideal for lining out in reduced visibility (within a wreck). Other torches of a similar size to the Micro may be mountable but you should check dimensions first.
Check out https://www.ndiver.com/60m-reel-dive-torch-combo for more.
Marine Life & Conservation
Reefs Go Live returns for new season
CCMI brings the ocean directly to classrooms around the world through live-stream lessons from underwater
In 2018, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) launched Reefs Go Live, their innovative, flagship education programme that live-streams directly from underwater on the coral reefs in Little Cayman to students in classrooms around the world in real time. For the 2022 season, the four episodes of Reefs Go Live reached more than 107,000 viewers in 22 countries. CCMI’s Reefs Go Live team hopes to expand their reach with four new episodes and supplemental teaching resources to help integrate the material into classroom lessons.
Science Communications & Development Manager for CCMI, Beth Chafin, is excited to be part of another year of Reefs Go Live:
“Knowing we have an audience that spans the world, our team is energised as we plan and implement our Reefs Go Live season for 2023! We feel that creating a connection to the ocean and sharing the beautiful coral reefs of Little Cayman with others, both locally and abroad, is one of the most important ways to increase support for critical, timely issues such as marine protection and sustainability. At CCMI, we are fortunate to have these stunning reefs at our doorstep; not everyone is so lucky to be this connected to coral reefs, but healthy coral reefs are vitally important to everyone on earth. Bringing the ocean into classrooms and homes through Reefs Go Live allows us to share the work we do at the Little Cayman Research Centre, facilitate real-time interactions between viewers around the world and our experts in the field, and inspire the diverse audience to take positive action for the future of coral reefs.”
The first episode of 2023 will take place on Friday, 31st March at 10 am Cayman time (UTC -5h). The episode, ‘Finding Hope on our Reefs’, will feature what CCMI’s long-term monitoring of Little Cayman’s reefs shows us. The data from the annual surveys reveals important trends in reef health over time that reflect global threats and the benefits of strong local protection. Reefs Go Live hosts will explain why this annual monitoring is important and what the results tell us about the future of our coral reefs that we all depend upon. Viewers of each episode will be able to ask questions of the diver and participate in polls through the online platform to make Reefs Go Live an interactive experience.
Additional episodes for this year will run at 10 am (UTC -5h) on the following dates:
Thursday, 11th May: Adaptation on Coral Reefs
Wednesday, 24th May: Reef Resiliency & Restoration
Thursday, 8th June: World Ocean Day – 25 Years of Coral Reef Research
Registration for Reefs Go Live is free and is only required once to receive access to all episodes: https://donate.reefresearch.org/rgl2023.
Reefs Go Live provides an opportunity for students from all over the world to engage with the stunning ocean environment in its most natural format. As coral reefs around the world face unprecedented pressure, generating increased engagement with these precious ecosystems creates an opportunity to promote marine sustainability in a positive and fun way.
Reefs Go Live utilises streaming technology with underwater video and audio equipment to enable real time broadcasting from Little Cayman’s stunning coral reefs. Little Cayman, a Mission Blue Hope Spot, hosts one of the healthiest reef ecosystems in the Caribbean, which overall remains healthy and shows resiliency to climate change impacts. The broadcasts and education materials draw connections from CCMI’s current research conducted in Little Cayman to the national science curriculum and key ocean literacy principles, making CCMI’s work relevant and accessible to students and viewers of all ages, and emphasizing the relationship that we all have to coral reefs, no matter where we are.
Reefs Go Live is a free education programme that is made possible by the generosity of The Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation. To register for the broadcasts and teaching resources, please visit: https://reefresearch.org/what-we-do/education/reefs-go-live/
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