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blue o two launch new ‘TrukTec with Ahmed Fadel’ itinerary

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blueotwo_LOGO_Hi_Res_2013_CMYKUK-based dive tour operator blue o two has announced the launch of a brand new Micronesia itinerary, ‘TrukTec with Ahmed Fadel’.

Hosted by blue o two’s expert dive guide, Ahmed Fadel, this exclusive technical 10 night package will be held on board M/V Truk Master in 2017. Guests are offered the opportunity to dive a multitude of fantastic wrecks and reefs along with the chance to share knowledge and learn more about technical diving with practical based workshops and talks led by Ahmed.

Diving amongst an expansive collection of wrecks closely packed into a coral lagoon, Truk Lagoon was previously one of the largest naval bases in Japan and the launch site of the Pearl Harbour attack in 1941. The 1944 US retaliation ‘Operation Hailstorm’ resulted in the loss of 61 ships which had been left anchored in the lagoon, thus Truk Lagoon becoming the dream wreck diving destination.

Highlights of the trip include a signature dive of Truk Lagoon where a variety of engine parts, propeller blades and fuel cells will be found, as well as a bow gun encrusted with corals and outer wreckage immersed in sea fans, soft corals and anemones. Divers can explore the 80ft Betty Bomber, surrounded by schooling fish and witness one of the most famous reef dives in Truk, Shark Island, a fantastic cleaning station for reef sharks.

Whether you are a recreational diver looking to begin your technical training or a technical diver wanting to progress, Ahmed will be on hand and is able to teach a huge range of courses (courses must be pre-booked as there are a limited number of places available). You do not however need to be a technical diver to enjoy this trip – many of Truk’s wrecks are within recreational dive limits.

This trip offers the perfect opportunity to progress your training and share knowledge with fellow divers, while enjoying some of the best diving that Micronesia has to offer.

For more information about this fantastic new itinerary, or to book your place today, visit the blue o two website – www.blueotwo.com or contact the blue o two travel team on +44 (0)1752 480808 or email info@blueotwo.com.

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about liveaboards and training with SSI (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager at Mares, about the complete experience for all aspects of diving with Mares, their liveaboard adventures with the purchase of liveaboard.com, and the Mares/SSI combination.

Last in a series of four videos.

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.


For more information, visit www.liveaboard.com, www.divessi.com and www.mares.com

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Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s December 2020 issue

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DIVER aren’t calling it the Christmas issue because that’s all up in the air but their theme is full of cheer – underwater treasures to be found in our own backyards!

  • Be The Champ! Special: An extended 100th edition of Alex Mustard’s revered monthly column – with the cream of underwater photographers contributing their own pearls of wisdom.
  • Gun Sites: Two tales of individual divers’ exciting weapons hauls – in Cornwall and in Portugal
  • Treasuremen of Bermuda: Story behind one of the most valuable shipwreck treasures ever recovered
  • Wreckful of Ming: Tech divers discover a thrilling cargo of porcelain south of Phuket
  • Dad Found It: Our correspondent dives a sunken Roman city in southern Italy 50 years after her father discovered it
  • Deep Giants: A marine biologist tends her gorgonian garden – in the 100m zone
  • Road Trip 2: The dive tour of Europe continues as our long-term trippers have fun in summertime UK
  • Timepieces: They might not be necessities but diving watches are still prized accoutrements – here’s a guide to 25 of the latest
  • Twilight Zone: Experience the highs and the lows of Curaçao – with the aid of a submersible

Download your copy of the December 2020 edition of DIVER here!

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