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Breaking News: The Holiday Place Plc ceases trading, The Scuba Place Ltd on the up!



A statement from John Spencer-Ades, Managing Director of The Scuba Place Ltd:

For almost 10 years, The Scuba Place has been providing amazing diving holidays across the Globe under the umbrella of The Holiday Place Plc. On May 29th, The Holiday Place Plc ceased trading, and is now in the hands of Receivers.

The holidays that Customers booked through The Scuba Place were fully protected under ABTA  (84059) and ATOL (3101) Protection schemes, and as such, all monies paid by Customers are safe. The official notification and guide on what to do can be found here: the CAA website.

The Scuba Place have now re-launched as The Scuba Place Ltd, and are now an independent partner of Major Travel Ltd, an ATOL and ABTA bonded Tour Operator since 1974.

John Spencer-Ades, Managing Director of The Scuba Place Ltd says:

“ For the last 5 days and nights, we have been working all hours to protect our customer base – those who are overseas have been fully supported, informed and assured of a safe return, and these took first priority of course.

Those Clients who were due to be travelling in the next fortnight have again all been contacted and supported through their options – whether to travel or not, and how to claim refunds under the bonded protection schemes. And those individuals and groups that have more long term future bookings, again we have under our new licensing agreement, supported them and where possible, absorbed their bookings – we will be honouring all of the dive holiday bookings we made prior to the collapse of The Holiday Place Plc.

We wish to send out a huge thank you to our Clients who have demonstrated nothing but support for us in these challenging times – not one individual has cancelled their booking, and have trusted us to deliver their travel –  and to our partners in the many resorts we operate in who have supported us fully and without exception.

Looking to the future, we are now well situated as an independent business to grow and build on our success.”

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Take an immersive dive below the waves off the Welsh coast using 360 VR: Common Spider Crab (Watch Video)



A week-long series from Jake Davies…

Below the waves off the Welsh coast, there are a range of species and habitats that can be seen. However, you don’t have to venture too far from the shore to see them or don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Using 360 videos provides an immersive feeling of being below the water and encountering many species and habitats from diving one of the most important habitats and species that aren’t often seen whilst diving. For more of an experience of being below the waves, the VR videos can be viewed using a VR headset.

Take a VR dive just off the shore and explore what can be found within the shallow waters of a sandy beach. Fish can be founding cruising amongst the seaweed and numerous crustacean (Crabs, lobster, prawns, shrimps) species can be found walking around the seafloor. Common Spider Crabs (Maja brachydactyla) are one of the largest crabs species found along the coast and during the early summer, they aggregate in large numbers to moult which allows them to grow.

Follow Jake aka JD Scuba on the YouTube channel @Don’t Think Just Blog.

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Join Me On My Commute To Scuba Diving Key Largo! (Watch Video)



Sunrise was so beautiful the other morning, I wanted to take a time lapse of my drive from home in South Miami to Key Largo before morning dives with Horizon Divers.

I thought you might enjoy taking the ride with me! Silly I know! But here’s 2 minutes of chill!



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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

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