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Book by 31 December for these great value post-Christmas getaways

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Book yourself a post-Christmas getaway from these fantastic diving holiday special offers from our friends at UK-based Tour Operator Diverse Travel. Book by 31 December 2017!

Red Sea: Marsa Alam 5* Resort + Diving

Marsa Alam is perfect for learning to dive and for the more experienced diver. Explore the shallow wreck near shore, enjoy the house reef, snorkel with dolphins, dive with turtles or even an occasional dugong. Combine this with a stay at the 5* Sunrise Marina Resort and you have the recipe for a perfect diving holiday!

From just £695 per person based on sharing a twin/double room including:

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Marsa Alam
  • 15kgs baggage allowance
  • 7 nights’ accommodation at Sunrise Marina Resort
  • All Inclusive meal plan
  • 5 days’ boat diving, up to 2 guided day dives a day
  • All transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

Valid for travel on certain dates between January and March 2018

Booking deadline: 31 December 2017

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


Red Sea: Emperor Asmaa January Offer

Designed with divers in mind, Emperor Asmaa offers genuine value for money for divers looking to explore some of the best sites the Red Sea has to offer in a more intimate atmosphere.

Price from just £875 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Return economy class flights from London to Marsa Alam
  • 20kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

Valid for travel on certain dates in January 2018

Booking deadline: 31 December 2017

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


Red Sea: Emperor Echo February Offer

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer.  Great value for money and perfect for small groups of buddies with a ‘Book 5 and 1 dives for FREE’ offer all year round.

Price from just £885 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Return economy class flights from London to Hurghada
  • 20kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

Valid for travel on certain dates in February 2018

Booking deadline: 31 December 2017

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


Red Sea: Emperor Elite March Offer

Emperor Elite takes you to the most iconic of dive sites in the Red Sea in comfort.  Dive the famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea, Fury Shoals and the remote St Johns, Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone.

From just £1095 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Return economy class flights from London to Hurghada
  • 20kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

Valid for travel on certain dates in March 2018

Booking deadline: 31 December 2017

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


Maldives: Emperor Atoll January 2018 offer

This traditional liveaboard is perfect for small groups of friends and families.  Dive the famous sites and experience the majestic mantas, night dive with sharks and, if you’re lucky, a whale shark or two! Personal service with just 12 divers.

From just £1870 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Return economy class flights from London to Male
  • 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee
  • 6 days’ diving – total of 17 dives (incl. 1 night dive), guide, cylinders & weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island (weather allowing)
  • Malé city tour (on request)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

Valid for travel on certain dates in January 2018

Booking deadline: 31 December 2017

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


Maldives: Emperor Serenity – 2018 Offer

A luxury contemporary liveaboard built to hotel standards, Emperor Serenity takes you to the most iconic dive sites of the Maldives.  Spend your days diving these wonderful atolls and your evenings relaxing with a cocktail watching the sun go down.

From just £2025 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Return economy class flights from London to Male
  • 30kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee
  • 6 days’ diving – total of 17 dives (incl. 1 night dive), guide, cylinders & weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island (weather allowing)
  • Malé city tour (on request)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

Valid for travel on certain dates between January and May 2018

Booking deadline: 31 December 2017

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


Maldives: Emperor Orion – 2018 Offer

Always a firm favourite with guests, she looks even more the part now with a ‘facelift’ both inside and out and is brighter, lighter, fresh and ready to sail those magical Maldives dive sites.  Book your place now!

Price from just £1895 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Return economy class flights from London to Male
  • 30kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee
  • 6 days’ diving – total of 17 dives (incl. 1 night dive), guide, cylinders & weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island (weather allowing)
  • Malé city tour (on request)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

Valid for travel on certain dates between January and May 2018

Booking deadline: 31 December 2017

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


Fiji: Volivoli Offer | Book 7 nights, pay for only 5

Volivoli Beach Resort | Fiji | 2 nights FREE

PLUS 2 FREE dives

PLUS FREE Nitrox*

Fiji has so very much to offer from the diving to nature, beautiful beaches and welcoming local people. Here lies a perfect blend of white sandy beaches, coral reef, a sunny year-round climate and that friendly Fijian hospitality and culture.

A pearl of Fiji, Volivoli Beach Resort is tucked away on the northernmost tip of Viti Levu and promises guests a welcoming relaxed indulgence. Being just a short boat ride from the enticing dive sites of Bligh Waters the Resort is family-run by the Darling family who have over 20 years’ experience of diving in these waters. Probably one of the best locations in Fiji for a diving holiday, Volivoli Beach is home to Ra Divers, a fully certified PADI and SSI Dive Resort with over 18 years’ experience.

Travel dates: Until 31st March 2018

Call Diverse Travel on Freephone 0800 915 4436 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk


For more information or to book, call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002, email info@diversetravel.co.uk or visit www.diversetravel.co.uk.

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Get moving with the new RAID DPV training programs

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The thrill of speeding through the water behind a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) is an experience that really gets the blood racing. Using a DPV provides divers both immense fun and the means to achieve goals that would be impossible without their use.

RAID is proud to announce the new two-tier DPV training program with certifications for DPV and Advanced DPV.

Why DPV and why now?
Recreational and technical divers are using DPVs to access sites that would be difficult to reach and explore using traditional propulsion methods; to help propel large amounts of heavy equipment; to increase the safety of dives in areas of strong current; or just for the pure exhilaration of shooting through the water at speed and performing underwater acrobatics.

By extending your capabilities and extending your range, using a DPV opens new vistas for exploration and fun.

DPV
This certification option is aimed at the recreational diver who wishes to learn how to use a DPV to enhance their diving by using mainly natural navigation.

Advanced DPV
This certification option is available to anyone who is familiar with longhose configuration, has logged a minimum of 20 dives and is certified as Navigation specialty divers.

This certification option is aimed at the slightly more experienced diver with preexisting navigational training and diving on a single, twin or sidemount setup with a longhose. Although this level is slightly more challenging, the more advanced navigation exercises provide an important base for more complex types of DPV diving within a team.

PREREQUISITES
You must:

  • Be a minimum of 12 years old.
  • Be certified as RAID Open Water 20, Junior Open Water or equivalent.

Just visit www.diveRAID.com to put some extra dash into your dives.

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Marine Life & Conservation

Beers raise cash for ocean clean-up

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The Driftwood Spars Brewery, a pioneering microbrewery based on the North Cornwall coast, is donating a percentage of all profits from its Cove range of beers to Fathoms Free, a certified charity which actively cleans the ocean around the Cornish peninsula.

Each purchase of the small-batch, craft beers – there are four different canned beers in the Cove range – will help generate funds to purchase a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and fund retrieval dives; every brew will raise the equivalent cost of a fully-funded dive. 

Fathoms Free is a Cornwall-based charity whose day-to-day mission involves dives from their fast-response specialist vessel to recover ghost fishing gear; abandoned nets, pots, angling equipment and other plastic causes severe damage to the marine environment and the death of countless seabirds, seals, dolphins and other sea life.

The campaign to raise funds for an ROV is a new initiative which will take the clean-up work to a new level; the highly manoeuvrable underwater vehicle will be used to scour the seabed, harbours and remote parts of the coastline for abandoned fishing gear and other marine litter.

Project Manager Natallia Paliakova from Fathoms Free said: “Apart from helping us locate ghost gear underwater, the ROV will also be capable of recording underwater video which is always great for raising awareness about marine pollution issues.”

She added: “We are really excited to be partnering with The Driftwood Spars Brewery and appreciate the proactive support of Mike and his team in bringing the purchase of an ROV a step closer to reality.”

Head Brewer Mike Mason personally approached the charity after their work was featured on the BBC 2 documentary, ‘Cornwall with Simon Reeve’.    

He said: “As a keen surfer I am only too aware of the problem of marine litter and had heard about Fathoms Free, but seeing them in action prompted me to find a way of contributing. The scale of the challenge is scary, but the determination of organisations like Fathoms Free is inspiring.”

Photo by Beagle Media Ltd

Photo by Beagle Media Ltd

The Driftwood Spars Brewery was founded in 2000 in Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes; the microbrewery is just a few steps away from it’s co-joined brewpub, The Driftwood Spars; both pub and brewery are well-regarded far beyond the Cornish cove they call home. 

You can hear the waves and taste the salt on the air from the door of both brewery and pub, and the rough seas along the rugged North coast often throw up discarded nets and other detritus; Louise Treseder, Landlady of The Driftwood Spars and a keen sea swimmer, often collects washed up ghost gear on her daily beach excursions.     

Louise commented: “This is a great partnership to support a cause close to our hearts – I know the money we raise will have a positive and lasting impact. The Cove range was inspired by our unique surroundings and the artwork – by local artist Jago Silver – reflects that. Now donations from each purchase will contribute towards the vital ocean clean-up taking place right on our doorstep.”

The Cove range can currently be purchased online here, and is available in good independent bottle shops in Cornwall.

To find out more about Fathoms Free visit their website here.

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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk to book your spot!

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