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You can have it all in Malta with Regaldive

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For those who happily settle for the ‘you can’t have it all’ line on their dive holidays, then it’s time to reassess says diving holiday specialist Regaldive. With no need to compromise on price, the distance travelled, above the water activities and below the water variety, Malta offers the all-round package for divers. Just three hours from the UK by plane and costing from just £323 per person for a seven night stay including flights, there’s every reason to plan a visit.

Best visited in the season between May and October, Malta and Gozo’s clear, calm waters and sheltered bays offer the ideal conditions for divers looking to enhance their skills. The islands’ diverse award-winning dive sites offer exciting and challenging dive opportunities. Divers can take advantage of the varying depths ranging from 12 to 50 meters, while those looking to explore something unique can explore the fascinating underwater topography or admire WWII wrecks and historical artefacts.

Above the water, the Maltese islands offer plenty to keep visitors entertained after an exciting days diving. Guests can make the most of the lively atmosphere in the cosmopolitan areas, or explore the ancient streets which hide more than 7,000 years of history. With sandy beaches, pretty coves, picturesque seascapes and ample walking and cycling routes, Malta and Gozo are particularly suited to those who want to make the most of their holiday.

For those looking to immerse themselves in history both above and below the water then the wreck diving hub of Malta is the ideal base. Seven nights’ at the Sands Apartments, located in the village of St. Paul’s Bay, cost from £323 per person. The apartments are ideal for travelling divers and are located just 100 metres from the dive centre. The cost includes flights, transfers and seven nights’ room only accommodation. A six shore dive pack costs from £162 per person, to include a guide, air tanks, weights, belt and road transport, if required. Dives may be spread over the course of a holiday or combined with a day’s diving in Gozo (additional supplement payable locally €25).

For divers wanting to get away from it all, the smaller and more tranquil island of Gozo combines stunning caverns and swim throughs, with a simple rural charm. Seven nights’ at the St. Patrick’s Hotel, located on Xlendi’s bay in Gozo, cost from £401 per person, to include flights, transfers and seven nights’ B&B accommodation. A six day shore diving dive pack costs from £79 per person to include air tanks, weights and belt.

For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.

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Murex Bangka Announce New Oceanfront Cottages & Beachfront Dining

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Located on a private, palm-fringed, white sand beach and surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs that are bursting with colour and teeming with life, Murex Bangka Resort is a haven for scuba divers. A stay at Murex Bangka gives divers the opportunity to experience a virtually untouched, Indonesian tropical island paradise.

This stunning resort that harnesses solar power, is committed to sustainability and marine conservation – is now offering divers even more home comforts with the completion of its new Premium Oceanfront Cottages and a new restaurant offering exciting indoor and al fresco dining experiences.

NEW Premium Oceanfront Cottages

Murex Bangka Resort offers a duplex style and two detached Premium Oceanfront Cottages which are positioned close to the ocean and are just steps away from the beach.

These tastefully appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable indoor living and large verandas with outdoor seating. Double and twin bed sleeping configurations are available and all Premium Oceanfront Cottages feature large ensuite bathrooms with twin basins.

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As well as the detached cottages, the duplex option offers two more individual premium living spaces. For families and groups of friends, the two adjoining duplex cottages and the shared adjoining common living room area may be opened up – making this an ideal and generously proportioned for option for families and groups who prefer to stay closer together.

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PREMIUM OCEANFRONT COTTAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • Large verandas with ceiling fans
  • Ensuite ocean view bathrooms with hot water rainfall showers
  • AC throughout the night
  • Minibar
  • Dressing table/desk area
  • Ample storage
  • King size or twin beds with mosquito nets
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Ample wall sockets for charging accessories
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Shared common/living area (Duplex Cottages)

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New Beachfront Dining

After a day of diving, guests can now kick-back, relax and enjoy flavours from around the world in Murex Bangka’s new beachfront restaurant. As well as serving a la carte dishes from the inspiring menu, diners can enjoy both buffet and family-style offerings.

Dishes combine the freshest of local ingredients and include options for a range of dietary preferences and restrictions. Bangka’s new menu has been carefully curated with the assistance of an internationally renowned food and beverage consultant and there is a focus on combining traditional classics with more contemporary international plates.

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The new and impressive free standing main restaurant allows guests to dine just meters from the shore while enjoying beautiful beach and sea views. Three meals a day are on offer as well as an enticing selection of specialty coffees, teas, mocktails and cocktails. A wine menu is also available and a cold beer (or beverage of your choosing) makes for a perfect way to end the day while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Book Your Stay

If you would like to find out more about Murex Bangka or to make a reservation, contact: reservations@MurexResorts.com or take a look at the Murex Resorts website: https://murexresorts.com/murex-bangka-resort/

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Oceanic+ Dive Housing Awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award 2024

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Oceanic, a pioneer in scuba diving technology for over 50 years, announces that its Oceanic+ Dive Housing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Red Dot Design Award. This esteemed recognition underscores Oceanic’s commitment to innovation and excellence in product design.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned accolade, celebrating exceptional design quality and innovation across various industries. Each year, thousands of products from around the globe undergo rigorous evaluation by an expert panel of judges, with only the most outstanding designs receiving this esteemed award.

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing impressed the jury with its sleek and functional design, seamlessly integrating with both Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone devices to transform them into fully functional dive computers. This innovative product not only enhances the diving experience but also exemplifies Oceanic’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for divers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2024 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Oceanic+ Dive Housing,” says Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “This accolade is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in design and technology in the dive industry. We are immensely proud of our team’s hard work and commitment to innovation.”

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing joins the ranks of previous Red Dot Award winners, reaffirming Oceanic’s position as a leader in the dive industry. This prestigious recognition further solidifies Oceanic’s reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance in its products.

About Oceanic

Founded in 1972 by industry-pioneer Bob Hollis, Oceanic is a global dive leader committed to providing innovative, reliable, accessible and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. For over 50 years this philosophy has been woven into everything Oceanic does and is the foremost reason the company is considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand. Oceanic is one of Huish Outdoors’ premier dive brands. To learn more, please visit oceanicworldwide.com.

Sea & Sea is the home of Oceanic and other leading diving brands in the UK. 

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