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Brand new flights into Marsa Alam & reduced transfer times in the Red Sea – now available!

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UK-based Tour Operator blue o two aim to make their guests’ liveaboard experience even better so next year, they are delighted to announce that guests will now be able to fly directly into Marsa Alam to join their flagship vessel M/Y blue Horizon at her southern departure point in Port Ghalib. What better way to start a southern Red Sea liveaboard experience?

This new flight option from blue o two will help to reduce transfer times down to the south by almost four hours; Port Ghalib is situated just a short 10-15 minute drive away from Marsa Alam airport. Accessing those spectacular southern Red Sea itineraries aboard M/Y blue Horizon has never been easier.

Photo: Dray van Beeck

Direct flights into Marsa Alam will be offered from April 2018 onwards including a fantastic new departure airport option with Birmingham in the summer months; this is a great central airport with fantastic amenities, easily accessible from both the south and north of the UK.

The new programme for M/Y blue Horizon also includes a range of departure days and the 2018 schedule is as follows:

Winter Schedule

  • 5th – 19th April 2018 – Trips aboard M/Y blue Horizon will depart on a Thursday from Port Ghalib

The following direct flights will be available on a Thursday:

  • London Gatwick (LGW) to Marsa Alam (RMF)

(Flights from MAN may be available into HRG if preferred, but transfer time to Port Ghalib will take approx. 4 hours and a flight/transfer supplement may also apply)

Summer Schedule

  • 30th April – 22nd October 2018 – Trips aboard M/Y blue Horizon will depart on a Monday from Port Ghalib

The following direct flights will be available on a Monday:

  • Birmingham (BHX) to Marsa Alam (RMF)

(Flights from LGW, MAN and NCL may be available into HRG if preferred, but transfer time to Port Ghalib will take approx. 4 hours and a flight/transfer supplement may also apply)

To ensure that the same superb experience that guests have come to know and love is delivered, the new flights into Marsa Alam will still include the VISA Meet & Greet service, plus transfers into Port Ghalib. Guests will also receive Last Day Hotel Use at The Marina Lodge in Port Ghalib, including access to the beach, pool and luggage storage to help bring your holiday with blue o two to a perfect conclusion before a short transfer back to the airport.

Photo: Dray van Beeck

Over the years, blue o two have always endeavoured to listen to feedback from guests, and they are confident that the brand new Marsa Alam flights, significantly reduced transfer times and departure airport options will allow their divers to enjoy yet another level of improved and diverse service in the Egyptian Red Sea.

For full details on the brand new schedule for 2018, please contact blue o two’s travel team on +44 (0) 1752 480 808 or divingholidays@blueotwo.com, or visit www.blueotwo.com.

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WIN a Bigblue Expandable Tray!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue Expandable Tray as a prize!!!

The Bigblue expandable tray (176mm-287mm) has fittings and screws to attach action and compact cameras. The base and handles are made from high grade aluminium with the handles having a neoprene grip. The package also includes clamps and adaptors for 1” ball and YS light fittings.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa has announced plans to host their 6th Annual fundraising event “HSASA 50hr Dive–A-Thon 2021” this year. But on what dates will the event take place?

Is it:

  • A) 15th – 17th October
  • B) 22nd – 24th October
  • C) 29th – 31st October

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue Extendable Tray March 2021

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  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 14/04/2021. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Jeff chats to… Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez of Diveheart (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jim Elliott, Founder and President of Diveheart, and Tinamarie Hernandez who is the organization’s Executive Director.

Diveheart is a US-based, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

In their own words:

We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.

Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.

 

Find out more about Diveheart and their valuable work at www.diveheart.org.


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

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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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