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Book a dive break to Mafia Island and save £85 per person with Dive Worldwide

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Mafia Island

DIVE WWDive Worldwide is offering a 10% saving on week-long stays at Mafia Island Lodge in Tanzania when booked by 31 July this year and taken between August 2016 and April 2017.  With its on-site PADI 5* dive centre, divers can explore the vibrant reefs of Chole Bay in the heart of the marine park.

Mafia Island Lodge is located on a sandy beach in Chole Bay on the south coast of Mafia Island. Some 40 comfortable air-conditioned, en-suite rooms, with their own verandah, overlook the Bay. The resort offers a wide range of activities including table tennis, volleyball, snorkelling, sailing, nature trails and an internet café and the main lodge has a relaxing atmosphere with a large open restaurant, bar with pool table and lounge area. July to September offers the coolest weather whereas October to March is the hottest time to travel. The resort is a great choice for groups, and snorkelling is also welcomed for all.

The on-site PADI 5* dive centre provides shore and boat diving as well as a wide range of courses, with instruction available in eight languages. Boat dives are offered daily in the sheltered, shallow waters of Chole Bay. Here, divers can enjoy some of the richest reefs in the world with a fascinating variety of hard and soft corals and diversity of tropical fish. A dream destination for photographers at the nearby shore sites of Nudi City and Frogfish Town, divers can expect to see seahorse, ghost pipefish, rays, octopus, gunards and other sea life living on the bommies, soft corals and sandy seabed. Larger marine life can be found at Kinasi Pass with its resident grouper, rays and schools of colourful fish. The diving highlight is undoubtedly the annual whale shark aggregation (between October and March) where small males can be seen feeding in the channel.

Outside the Bay, there are diving opportunities along Dindini and Juani walls where experienced divers can observe sharks and turtles. If conditions allow, it is possible to take a day trip to Southern Sandbanks where plenty of fish and rays can be seen on its gentle sloping reefs.

Special Offer Price

From £1,925pp based on 2 sharing (saving £85pp), including 7 nights half board accommodation, 8 dive packs with tanks and weights, 1 excursion (mangrove walk or village tour), return international flights from the UK and transfers.

Terms of Special Offer

  • Save 10% at the Mafia Island Lodge.
  • Valid for travel up between 1 August 2016 and 30 April 2017.
  • Book by 31 July 2016.

For more information, visit www.diveworldwide.com or call +44 (0)1962 302087.

 

Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Andrea Marshall of the Marine Megafauna Foundation (Watch Video)

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To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Scubaverse is sharing a series of videos that shine a light on some of the amazing women working in the world of scuba diving and marine conservation.

In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Andrea Marshall, co-founder, board member and principal scientist for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, about marine conservation and her work with Manta Rays.

Andrea is a passionate conservation biologist directing an experienced global team of Manta Ray researchers. She is a professional underwater photographer, technical diver and ocean explorer. A seasoned public speaker, educator and ocean ambassador, with on-camera experience. Andrea is also owner of Ray of Hope expeditions, an adventure-science travel company.

Find out more at www.marinemegafauna.org.


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

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Mermaid Minute #1: Meet Mermaid Linden (Watch Video)

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In this new series on Scubaverse.com we will be sharing Linden Wolbert’s video series ‘Mermaid Minute’.

The “Mermaid Minute” is an ocean educational web series for children.  Each action-packed episode explores one subject, creature or habitat about our oceans for 60 seconds.

Professional Mermaid Linden Wolbert is a real mermaid whose passion is educating children about the wonders of our oceans, swimming safety and ocean conservation as well as exploration and inspiring our world’s youngest ocean ambassadors.


Do you LOVE MERMAIDS? This is Episode #1 of the Mermaid Minute, the only ocean education web series hosted by a mermaid! Mermaid Linden created this for kids and anyone who LOVES OUR OCEANS!

See and learn more about Mermaid Linden here: www.mermaidsinmotion.com

Follow Mermaid Linden here:

www.instagram.com/mermaidlinden​

www.facebook.com/mermaidsinmotion​

www.twitter.com/mermaidsnmotion

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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