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Book now for Christmas and New Year deals… yes, really!

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The glorious hot weather in the UK certainly makes it feel like Christmas is a long time away but did you know there’s just 188 days to go! As with most holidays in peak season, it pays to book early so if you fancy celebrating Christmas or New Year underwater, check out these special seasonal offers from UK Tour Operator blue o two before it’s too late. Book by 21/07/2017 to qualify!

RED SEA

M/Y blue Horizon

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Northern Wrecks & Reefs: was £1299, now £1169 – save 10%

M/Y blue Melody

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Strait of Tiran & North: was £1299, now £1169 – save 10%

29 Dec 2017 – 05 Jan 2018: Northern Wrecks & Reefs: was £1199, now £1079 – save 10%

 

MALDIVES

M/Y blue Voyager

19 Dec – 27 Dec 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights): was £2995, now £2695 – save 10%

27 Dec 2017 – 07 Jan 2018: Best of the Maldives (10 nights): was £3195, now £2995 – save 10%

 

FRENCH POLYNESIA

M/V French Polynesia Master

29 Dec 2017 – 06 Jan 2018: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 nights) – just £5070 per person – plus blue o two will contribute up to £450 towards your international flights*

*Flight Contribution Offer for French Polynesia is offered on a per person basis. blue o two will contribute up to £450 per person towards the costs of your international flights, when booking the above offer as a full package inclusive of flights directly through blue o two. The contribution is not transferrable, exchangeable, and must be redeemed at the time of booking.

All of the above special offers must be booked by 21/07/2017. Standard booking terms and conditions apply.

To book or for more info contact blue o two now on 01752 480808, email info@blueotwo.com or visit www.blueotwo.com.

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Breaking News: Captain charged in Conception boat fire tragedy

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According to reports in the international press today, it has been announced that the Captain of the dive boat Conception, which was completely destroyed by fire last year, resulting in the tragic loss of 34 passengers and crew, has been charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. 

The Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan was among five crew members to escape the blaze on board Conception, a dive boat operated by Truth Aquatics, which took place in the early hours of 2 September 2019 whilst the boat was moored offshore, close to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California.

The BBC reports that Mr Boylan has not publicly commented on the charges, and is expected to surrender to the authorities at a later date. According to the BBC, each charge of seaman’s manslaughter carries up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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