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Celebrate Diverse Travel’s new African portfolio with these incredible offers

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As announced on Scubaverse yesterday, UK-based Tour Operator Diverse Travel have recently expanded their African portfolio and opened a new office in South Africa. Here are some incredible new South Africa offers to celebrate!

South Africa | 9 nights | Aliwal Shoal Diving + Cape Town Explorer

Perfect for combining diving the famous Aliwal Shoal with two baited shark dives and discovering the delights of Cape Town.

Price: £1,720 per person based on sharing a twin/double room, including:

  • Return international flights to Durban return from Cape Town on Emirates (via Dubai)
  • 6 nights’ Full Board in twin/double room, Blue Ocean Resort, Umkomaas
  • 8 dives: 6 Aliwal Shoal reef dives (2-tank morning trips) + 2 Baited Shark dives
  • Round trip airport transfers from Durban King Shaka International Airport
  • One-way domestic flight Durban to Cape Town
  • 3 days’ Cape Town car hire (Avis VW Polo TSI B Plus + GPS)
  • 3 nights’ B&B, Suite, Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
  • Government taxes
  • Full ATOL Protection

Price does not include daily conservation levy of R114 (approx. £7).

These offers must be booked before 30 September 2017. 

Travel must take place before 31 December 2017.

See all Diverse Travel special offers here


South Africa | 9 nights | Aliwal Shoal Diving + Big Five Game Viewing at Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve

Tick that bucket list ‘must do’ and come diving in Aliwal Shoal then drive to see the Big Five Game and discover what makes South Africa so special.

Price: £1,860 per person based on sharing a twin/double room, including:

  • Return international flights to Durban on Emirates (via Dubai)
  • 6 nights’ Full Board in twin/double room, Blue Ocean Resort, Umkomaas
  • 8 dives: 6 Aliwal Shoal reef dives (2-tank morning trips) + 2 Baited Shark dives
  • Round trip airport transfers from Durban King Shaka International Airport
  • 3 days’ car hire (Avis VW Polo TSI B Plus + GPS)
  • 3 nights’ B&B in twin/double Luxury Tent, Falaza Game Park & Spa
  • 2 x morning guided game drive, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve
  • Government taxes
  • Full ATOL Protection

Price does not include daily conservation levy of R114 (approx. £7).

These offers must be booked before 30 September 2017. 

Travel must take place before 31 December 2017.

See all Diverse Travel special offers here


South Africa | 9 nights | Aliwal Shoal Diving + Great White Cage Diving, Cape Town

The best of both worlds; diving the iconic Aliwal Shoal and then onto the great magnet of South Africa, cage diving with great whites!

Price: £1999 per person based on sharing a twin/double room, including:

  • Return international flights to Durban return from Cape Town on Emirates (via Dubai)
  • 6 nights’ Full Board in twin/double room, Blue Ocean Resort, Umkomaas
  • 8 dives: 6 Aliwal Shoal reef dives (2-tank morning trips) + 2 Baited Shark Dives
  • Round trip airport transfers from Durban King Shaka International Airport
  • One-way domestic flight Durban to Cape Town
  • 3 days’ Cape Town car hire (Avis VW Polo TSI B Plus + GPS)
  • 3 nights’ B&B, Mountain Facing Room, Quayside Hotel, Simon’s Town (Cape Town)
  • 2 Seal Island Cage Dive Trips
  • Government taxes
  • Full ATOL Protection

Price does not include daily conservation levy of R114 (approx. £7).

These offers must be booked before 30 September 2017. 

Travel must take place before 31 December 2017.

See all Diverse Travel special offers here


South Africa | 11 nights |Aliwal Shoal + Ponta do Ouro (Mozambique) Shark and Big Fish Dive Combo + Big Five Game Viewing at Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve

 Shark and tiger shark dives, big fish dives, private game park and spa and guided game drive. Just wow!

Price: £2,499 per person based on sharing a twin/double room, including:

  • Return international flights to Durban on Emirates (via Dubai)
  • 4 nights’ Half Board in twin/double room at Scuba Addicts, Umkomaas
  • 6 dives: 4 Shark dives + 2 Tiger Shark dives, Aliwal Shoal
  • 4 nights’ Half Board in twin/double room at Scuba Addicts, Ponta do Ouro
  • 8 dives: 8 Shark & Big Fish Dives, Ponta do Ouro
  • 3 nights’ B&B in twin/double Luxury Tent, Falaza Private Game Park & Spa
  • 2 x morning guided game drive, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve
  • All transfers according to this itinerary (vehicle + driver provided)
  • Government taxes
  • Full ATOL Protection

Price does not include daily conservation levy of R114 (approx. £7) for Aliwal Shoal, R20 (approx. £1.5) Maritime Tax for diving in Ponta do Ouro Marine Reserve.

These offers must be booked before 30 September 2017. 

Travel must take place before 31 December 2017.

See all Diverse Travel special offers here


South Africa | 9 nights | Aliwal Shoal Diving + Big Five Luxury Game Viewing at Kapama Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

Just the name of Kruger National Park conjures magical images. One of Africa’s largest game reserves here are the Big Five; lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. And then the diving!

£2,599 per person based on sharing a twin/double room, including:

  • Return international flights to Durban return from Johannesburg on Emirates (via Dubai)
  • 6 nights’ Full Board in twin/double room, Blue Ocean Resort, Umkomaas
  • 8 dives: 6 Aliwal Shoal reef dives (2-tank morning trips) + 2 Baited Shark dives
  • Round trip airport transfers from Durban King Shaka International Airport
  • One-way domestic flight Durban to Nelspruit
  • 3 days’ car hire (Avis VW Polo TSI B Plus + GPS)
  • 3 nights’ Full Board in twin/double Standard Room, River Lodge, Kapama Game Reserve & spa in the Kruger National Park
  • 2 days of guided game drives (2 drives per day), Kapama Game Reserve
  • One-way domestic flight Nelspruit to Johannesburg
  • Government taxes
  • Full ATOL Protection

Price does not include daily conservation levy of R114 (approx. £7).

These offers must be booked before 30 September 2017. 

Travel must take place before 31 December 2017.

For more information or to book, call Diverse Travel on Freephone 0800 915 4436, email info@diversetravel.co.uk or visit www.diversetravel.co.uk.

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

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 Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

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

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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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 Beuchat 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 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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