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blue o two have some last minute spaces left for the Red Sea on M/Y blue Fin this Friday

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Project Shark: Maldives

UK based tour operator blue o two have some great deals on the horizon, including a few last minute spaces left for the Red Sea on M/Y blue Fin this Friday (24th January) from just £525 per person flying from Manchester (price based on Loyalty or BSAC discount).

Here are the details:

RED SEA

M/Y blue Fin – Red Sea     

24 Jan – 31 Jan: North & Ras Mohamed £595

31 Jan – 07 Feb: HAYAH Reef Clean-up £695

14 Feb – 21 Feb: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £945

21 Feb – 28 Feb: North & Brothers £897

28 Feb – 07 Mar: Best of Wrecks  £1045

07 Mar – 14 Mar: Brothers & Elphinstone £949

14 Mar – 21 Mar: Simply the Best £949

28 Mar – 04 Apr: Northern Wrecks & Reefs – £949

M/Y blue Horizon – Red Sea

14 Feb – 21 Feb: Best of Brothers £945

28 Feb – 07 Mar: Strait of Tiran and Brothers £895

07 Mar – 14 Mar: Best of Wrecks £949

14 Mar – 21 Mar: North & Ras Mohamed £949

M/Y blue Melody – Red Sea

21 Feb – 28 Feb: HAYAH Reef Clean-up £799

07 Mar – 14 Mar: Strait of Tiran & North £850

14 Mar – 21 Mar: Best of Wrecks £949

28 Mar – 04 Apr: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £949

M/Y blue Voyager – Red Sea

24 Jan – 31 Jan: North and Ras Mohamed £695

31 Jan – 07 Feb: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £806

14 Mar – 21 Mar: Northern Wrecks and Reefs £895

21 Mar – 28 Mar: Simply the Best £945

28 Mar – 04 Apr: Daedalus & St Johns £1091

MALDIVES

M/Y blue ‘Honors Legacy’

06 Mar – 16 Mar: Best of the Maldives (9 nights) £2228*

15 Mar – 23 Mar: Simply the Best (7 nights) £2089*

M/V Carpe Diem – Maldives

28 Feb – 08 Mar: Project Shark: Maldives with Nikki Weeden  (7 nights) £2180* – Last female share!

WORLDWIDE

S/Y Fiji Siren – Fiji Islands

04 Feb – 14 Feb: Lomaiviti & Taveuni Islands (10 nights)  £1895** (Last male share available!)

*Package price is subject to change due to fluctuations in flight prices. Final package price will be confirmed at

time of booking.

**Excludes flights

To book or for more info contact the blue o two team now by phone +44 (0)1752 480808, by email info@blueotwo.com or visit their website: www.blueotwo.com

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New from Fourth Element: the RF2 free diving wetsuit

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The team at fourth element have introduced their latest freediving wetsuit, the RF2. Streamlined and high-performance, this two piece 6/5/4/mm suit has been developed for freedivers who want to enjoy maximum freedom and ultimate warmth.

Lined outer panels around the core, arms and legs provide durability, a Glideskin across the shoulders and the hood maximises hydrodynamics. This hybrid freediving wetsuit offers cool and cold water freedivers the freedom to explore their limits in comfort.

Director of fourth element, Paul Strike said, “We’ve designed this suit with the consultation of professional freedivers, instructors and with the knowledge of freedive suit specialists. The RF2 brings together fourth element’s knowledge of thermal protection with freediving expertise at the top of the sport to create a high performance recreational suit.”

The suit is both comfortable and practical, being more durable than traditional smoothskin suits whilst retaining excellent stretch and form fitting design. The inner of the suit has a smooth cell Metalite coating; this provides extra warmth retention and is more robust than traditional open cell.

Daan Verhoeven, Freediving Cameraman said, “The RF2 is possibly the best off-the peg suit I’ve ever tried. As soon as I got in the water, I instantly forgot the suit. I was just comfortable and could move without anything pinching or water coming in.”

Features

  • Streamline cut optimising glide
  • 5mm comfort, flexibility and warmth
  • Open cell interior, lined exterior
  • Smoothskin outer hood and shoulders for extra hydrodynamics
  • Beavertail closure
  • Supratex seat panel for extra durability

RF2 Hooded Jacket and Leggings are available in sizes S – XL.

RF2 Hooded Jacket 6/5/4mm RRP: £229.95 GBP / €275.00 EUR

RF2 Leggings 5/4mm RRP: £149.95 / €179.00 EUR

Find out more at www.fourthelement.com

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Parineeti Chopra teams up with PADI to create Ocean Change

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PADI® is thrilled to announce an exceptional PADI AmbassaDiver™: Indian actress, singer and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Parineeti Chopra.

“A PADI AmbassaDiver is someone who is passionate about using their force for good to encourage others to protect our blue planet,” says Kristin Valette Wirth, Chief Brand and Membership Officer. “We could not have found a more respected and authentic partner as Ms. Chopra, a long time ocean lover, to advance our shared mission of saving the ocean. She is unmatched as a shining example of how to protect what you love – and inspire others to do the same.”

Chopra, who has always loved the ocean, experienced the magic beneath the surface in 2013 when she took her first breath underwater in Bali. As soon as she surfaced from that dive, she was hooked – and protecting the ocean became very personal for her, receiving her PADI Open Water Diver certification later that year in Palau. Since then, she has inspired others around the world, from her family and friends to fans in India– to try scuba diving so they can join her in seeking adventure and saving the ocean.

“The first time I came up to the surface after diving, I was crying because it was such a life-changing experience,” says Ms. Chopra. “It is now something I can’t live without. I make sure I do a diving trip every three months despite my work schedule because it is my form of meditation. And it is the place I am immensely passionate about protecting.”

“We are all equal underwater and all speak the same language. Over the years I have seen the changes that have taken place beneath the surface. During my time as a brand ambassador for Tourism Australia, I witnessed the bleaching and damage that has occurred to the Great Barrier Reef.  I was so sad to see this and am now committed to being a diver with a purpose. I have also seen first-hand how marine reserves, like the ones in Sipadan, Malaysia and Palau, prove how valuable marine protected areas are. As a PADI Diver, I want to make sure that our entire blue planet gets the protection it deserves.” continues Ms. Chopra.

With over 67 million social media followers and having recently starred in the Netflix movie The Girl on the Train, Chopra joins an elite group of celebrity influencers determined to take personal action and create real change for healthier oceans. Spending nearly all her free time diving around the world, Chopra shares her love for the ocean with her fans, as diving is an important part of her life that allows her to return to nature and reset. She will work with PADI to encourage others to experience the beautiful world underwater as PADI Divers and join her in helping to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean.

“PADI created the AmbassaDiver programmeme to support extraordinary divers who dedicate their lives to illuminating the path that leads from curiosity, exploration, and discovery to understanding, stewardship and action. Ms. Chopra is playing a very important role in ocean conservation, lighting the way for others to become divers themselves and mobilising communities worldwide to seek adventure and save the ocean with her,” continues Valette Wirth.

Ms. Chopra has big plans for 2022 – including becoming a real-life PADI Mermaid and taking part in citizen science projects during her dive trips around the world. Follow Chopra’s dive adventures, projects and hands-on conservation efforts with PADI on her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about Chopra and the rest of the PADI AmbassaDiver team visit www.padi.com/ambassadivers.

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A luxurious dive resort in the heart of Lembeh Strait. Enjoy refined services while exploring the rich waters of Indonesia.

The resort is nestled around an ocean front deck and swimming-pool (with pool-bar) which is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at the end of a busy day of critter-diving.

All accommodation is full board and includes three sumptuous meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet meals and in the evening dining is a la carte.

Book and stay before the end of June and benefit from no single supplements in all room types!

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – book and stay before end of June 2022

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk.

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