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Check out these awesome 2015 dive holiday offers from Oonasdivers

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If you’re starting to think about where you’re going to go on your diving holiday next year, UK based tour operator Oonasdivers have plenty of options for you to consider.

Check it out:

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Sharm from £495

Book with a low deposit of just £100 per person*

Sharks Bay Umbi Village

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B and 10 boat dives.

14-21 Dec only £510 per person

8-15 Jan only £535 per person

25 Jan -1 Feb only £495 per person

1-8 Feb only £510 per person

8-15 Feb only £530 per person

22 Feb -1 Mar only £525 per person

8-15 March only £520 per person

18-25 Apr only £695 per person

9-16 May only £675 per person

13-20 Jun only £695 per person

4-11 Jul only £715 per person

12-19 Sep only £720 per person

17-24 Oct only £740 per person

*Valid for bookings made up to the 31st Dec. Excludes departures that are within 12 weeks of departure. A further £100 per person is due by the 7th February and full payment is due 12 weeks before departure. This may be paid in installments if preferred.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Marsa Alam from £760

Book with a low deposit of just £100 per person*

Marsa Shagra

Prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 5 days unlimited diving.

7-14 Jan only £760 per person

14-21 Jan only £760 per person

21-28 Jan only £760 per person

28 Jan – 4 Feb only £760 per person

Marsa Nakari – 6th Day of Diving Free

(Enter Scubaverse.com’s competition to win a diving holiday to Marsa Nakari here!)

Prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 6 days unlimited diving.

15-22 Apr only £895 per person

22-29 Apr only £895 per person

29 Apr – 6 May only £895 per person

*Valid for bookings made up to the 31st Dec. Excludes departures that are within 12 weeks of departure. A further £100 per person is due by the 7th February and full payment is due 12 weeks before departure. This may be paid in installments if preferred.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Hamata from £950

Book with a low deposit of just £100 per person*

Wadi Lahami – 6th Day of Diving Free!

Prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 6 days offshore RIB diving (up to 4 dives per day).

10-17 Jun only £950 per person

24 Jun – 1 Jul only £950 per person

15-22 July only £950 per person

*Valid for bookings made up to the 31st Dec. Excludes departures that are within 12 weeks of departure. A further £100 per person is due by the 7th February and full payment is due 12 weeks before departure. This may be paid in installments if preferred.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Liveaboards from £795

Book with a low deposit of just £100 per person*

Juliet | Freedom III | Blue Planet 1| Emperor Asmaa | Emperor Elite | Blue Seas | Blue Pearl

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 6 days liveaboard diving.

Emperor Asmaa – North & Wrecks from Hurghada

9-16 Jan only £810 per person

23-30 Jan only £795 per person

30 Jan – 6 Feb only £795 per person

Emperor Elite – South & St Johns

20-27 Feb only £995 per person

27 Feb – 6 Mar only £995 per person

13-20 Mar only £1090 per person

Freedom III – North & Wrecks (from Sharm)

7-14 Mar only £795 per person

MY Blue Pearl –  North & Brothers |  St Johns

13-20 Mar only £995 per person (North & Brothers)

24 Jun – 1 July only £1045 per person (St Johns)

26 Aug – 1 Sep only £1045 per person (St Johns)

16-23 Sep only £1045 per person (St Johns)

MY Blue Seas – Brothers | BDE | St Johns

29 Apr – 6 May only £1075 per person (Brothers)

12-19 Aug only £1175 per person (BDE)

23-30 Sep only £1095 per peson (St Johns)

MY Blue Planet 1 – North & Wrecks (from Hurghada)

8-15 May only £925 per person

MY Juliet – North & Wrecks (from Sharm)

9-16 May only £965 per person

20-27 Jun only £995 per person

11-18 Jul only £1025 per person

12-19 Sep only £995 per person

10-17 Oct only £975 per person

*Valid for bookings made up to the 31st Dec. Excludes departures that are within 12 weeks of departure. A further £100 per person is due by the 7th February and full payment is due 12 weeks before departure. This may be paid in installments if preferred.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Sea & Shore from £675

Book with a low deposit of just £100 per person*

Price includes flights, transfers, a 2 or 3 night mini liveaboard safari with 3 days liveaboard diving, 4 or 5 nights B&B at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving and 4 boat dives. FREE Nitrox.

Freedom V (3 nt mini safari) & Sharks Bay Umbi Village

Ras Mohammed & Wrecks | Ras Mohammed & Tiran

14-21 Mar only £675 (Ras Mo & Wrecks)

16–23 May only £750 (Ras Mo & Tiran)

20-27 Jun only £780 (Ras Mo & Wrecks)

19-26 Sep only £780 (Ras Mo & Tiran)

10-17 Oct only £750 (Ras Mo & Wrecks)

Freedom VIII (2 nt mini safari) & Sharks Bay Umbi Village

Mini Wreck | Mini Ras Mohammed & Tiran | Mini Tiran

21-28 Mar only £815 per person (Mini Ras Mo & Tiran)

18-25 Apr only £820 per person (Mini Wreck)

6-13 Jun only £805 per person (Mini Tiran)

4-11 July only £815 per person (Mini Ras Mo & Tiran)

5-12 Sep only £825 per person (Mini Ras Mo & Tiran)

17-24 Oct only £840 per person (Mini Ras Mo & Tiran)

*Valid for bookings made up to the 31st Dec. Excludes departures that are within 12 weeks of departure. A further £100 per person is due by the 7th February and full payment is due 12 weeks before departure. This may be paid in installments if preferred.

Oonasdivers | South Africa from £1395

Shark Diving South Africa – Scuba Addicts Lodge

Price includes flights, transfers, 6 nights B&B and 10 Shark Dives.

24-31 Jan only £1395 per person

7-14 Feb only £1395 per person

7-14 Mar only £1395 per person

25 Apr – 2 May only £1395 per person

30 May – 6 Jun only £1395 per person

5-12 Sep only £1395 per person

10-17 Oct only £1395 per person

ScubaAddicts Sardine Run

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B, 5 days Sardine Run Diving and 2 dives Aliwal Shoal.

21-29 Jun only £2430 per person

2-10 Jul only £2320 per person

Oonasdivers | Caribbean | Tobago from £965

Toucan Inn, Pigeon Point

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B and 10 dives with weights and cylinders.

6-13 Jan only £990 per person

13-20 Jan only £990 per person

3-10 Feb only £990 per person

17-24 Mar only £990 per person

21-28 Apr only £965 per person

28 Apr – 5 May only £965 per person

Blue Waters Inn, Speyside

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B and 10 dives inclusive of equipment.

3-10 Feb only £1395 per person

10-17 Mar only £1395 per person

21-28 Apr only £1395 per person

Oonasdivers | Sudan from £2475

Royal Evolution

Price includes 14 nights full board (13 nights onboard and 1 night hotel either before or after your trip), 12 days liveaboard diving with weights and cylinders and the Egyptian Visa. Sudanese visas and taxes are payable locally in Euro.

25 Feb – 11 Mar only £2550 per person

11-25 Mar only £2475 per person

25 Mar – 8 Apr only £2475 per person

8-22 Apr only £2945 per person

20 May – 3 Jun only £2850 per person

Oonasdivers | Malta & Gozo from £625

Dive Malta with Maltaqua

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights self catering at the Sands Apartments and 10 dives.

2-9 May only £660 per person

6-13 Jun only £680 per person

5-12 Sep only £710 per person

3-10 Oct only £625 per person

Discover Gozo with Calypso Divers

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B at the Calypso Hotel and 10 dives.

18-25 Apr only £675 per person

9-16 May only £675 per person

6-13 Jun only £695 per person

19-26 Sep only £720 per person

10-17 Oct only £650 per person

Oonasdivers | Canary Islands | El Hierro from £670

Dive El Hierro with Shane Gray

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights self catering and 10 dives.

9-16 Mar only £670 per person

23-30 Mar only £670 per person

Oonasdivers | Cyprus from £795

Dive Cyprus with Latchi Watersports

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B at the Souli Beach Hotel and 10 dives.

3-10 May only £795 per person

7-14 Jun only £795 per person

Oonasdivers | Maldives | Liveaboards from £1605

Emperor Atoll

Price includes flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 17 dives.

30 Jan – 7 Feb – Sharktastic only £1605 per person

22-30 May – Pelagic Magic only £1720 per person

29 May – 6 Jun – Pelagic Magic only £1645 per person

5-13 Jun – Pelagic Magic only £1645 per person

12-20 Jun – Pelagic Magic only £1645 per person

19-27 Jun – Pelagic Magic only £1645 per person

 

For more information or to book, contact the Oonasdivers team now by calling +44 (0)1323 648924, email info@oonasdivers.com or visit www.oonasdivers.com.

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In a video produced exclusively for Scubaverse, Jeff Goodman reviews the Luna 2 AI Dive Computer from Scubapro.

For more information about Scubapro products, visit www.scubapro.johnsonoutdoors.com.

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Dive the richest reefs in the world with the pioneers of Raja Ampat 

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Papua Diving Resorts are the pioneers of sustainable tourism and diving in Raja Ampat. Our award-winning resorts are PADI Five Star and were the first exclusive dive resorts in the heart of the Dampier Strait. Where lush jungle meets clear, warm waters and the richest reefs on earth, let yourself embrace an escape like no other. 

With over 30 years of operation in Raja Ampat and award-winning commitment to the people and environment of Papua, Papua Diving Resorts’ experience and impact are unrivalled. This makes us the natural choice for ocean enthusiasts.

Our founder, Max, has been diving and exploring Raja Ampat since 1990, discovering the dive sites the area is so famous for. Paying tribute to his family, Max named a few of the dive sites after his wife and children, including Melissa’s Garden and Mike’s Point, as well as coming up with quirky names like Chicken Reef and Sardine Reef because of his experiences while diving there for the first time.  

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Papua Diving Resorts is also just a stone’s throw away from the famous Cape Kri, world record holder of most reef fish species counted on a single dive. In 2012, ichthyologist Dr. Gerry Allen counted 374 different reef fish species on a single dive at Cape Kri. In an interview, he said: 

“One of my favorite places to dive in Raja Ampat is Cape Kri near Sorido Resort… I didn’t even have to look for fish. They found me! The survey was the highest species count I’ve ever tallied on one dive, 374 distinct species in 90 minutes!” 

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Our dedicated team will make sure you see the best of Raja Ampat as we take you on incredible trips to the Fam Islands, Mushroom Islands and Manta points, just an hour away from our resorts. Experience Raja Ampat’s super reefs in a whole new light by joining the fluorescent dive and blackwater dives around Kri Island. Or simply enjoy a relaxing sunset and night dive where you can be sure to see the elusive mandarin fish and famous walking shark. 

With Papua Diving Resorts, guests get the chance to experience the Last Paradise at the very first dive resort in the area. Here, qualified and experienced staff are committed to giving guests the best Raja Ampat has to offer through Papua Diving Resorts’ quality service, food, and excursions. 

OUR RESORTS 

Papua Diving Resorts provides two world-class options to stay on Kri Island: the more traditional Kri Eco Resort, and upscaled boutique Sorido Bay Resort.  

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Sorido Bay Resort is our luxury boutique option 

Perfect for those who want a touch of luxury, Sorido Bay Resort is a collection of 9 charming bungalows with spacious rooms and ensuites, each with Wi-Fi, AC and fan and a veranda that overlooks a vibrant house reef. The private resort faces the Papuan sunrise, basking the island in a warm glow for a beautiful day in Indonesia’s Crown Jewel.

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Indulge in community-style meals at the sea-view restaurant that overlooks the turquoise waters of the house reef and Sorido Blue Hole beyond. If you’re lucky, you might spot a pod of dolphins or even whales with your morning coffee or afternoon tea.  

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Kri Eco Resort is where paradise meets sustainability 

Looking out over the dark blue waters of the Dampier Strait and distant mountain ranges, Kri Eco Resort is a cluster of authentic Papuan-style water bungalows built from locally sourced materials with 3 room types to choose from, two of which have communal bathrooms.

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The 13 cottages come with Wi-Fi, electric fans for still nights, and direct access to Kri’s vibrant house reef. The over-water sun deck area faces the Papuan setting sun, creating the picture-perfect spot for bright orange sunsets. With a more in-touch-with-nature feel, Kri Eco Resort bungalows allow guests to fully enjoy the cool sea breeze and natural beauty paradise has to offer. 

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Regardless of where you stay, you can be sure to experience the rich biodiversity of Raja Ampat. Enjoy looking down from our jetty into the crystal-clear waters of the house reef, where you can spot stingrays, blacktip reef sharks, moray eels and sea snakes, and if you’re lucky even some dolphins and dugongs swimming by.  

The resort grounds are also rich with land creatures such as monitor lizards, cuscus, even kingfisher birds and sea eagles. Embrace your adventurous side and take a kayak out to the sandbar that appears during low tide, or a hike through the jungles that sit between the two resorts.  

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Wherever you choose to book with us, guests at Papua Diving Resorts can enjoy the community coming together on a shared passion, sharing stories with divers and adventurers alike during mealtimes and excursions.  

CONSERVATION 

By staying at Papua Diving Resorts, you become part of the effort to protect this beautiful yet fragile environment. From offering schooling and sustainable employment for indigenous people, to boosting shark populations, Papua Diving Resort’s aim is to leave this world better than we found it. 

Providing education and training to the local indigenous Papuan villagers is a part of our mission at Papua Diving Resorts, through which they can take the skills and knowledge and apply it to their livelihoods.

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When Max arrived in Raja Ampat, he found a community that depended on shark and ray finning to provide for their families. To encourage a more sustainable approach to earning a living, Max employed and upskilled the locals through teaching them boatbuilding, woodworking and guiding guests to experience all that Paradise has to offer.  

Creating partnerships with locals in the nearby villages, Max sought to provide one-of-a-kind guest experiences to see and photograph the Red and Wilson Bird of Paradise, seen only in Raja Ampat. Aligned with our mission at Papua Diving Resorts to protect nature and empower the local people, a portion of our proceeds go back to these local partnerships. 

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As leaders in conservation and pioneers of sustainable tourism and diving in Raja Ampat, Papua Diving Resorts offers guests an unforgettable opportunity to experience the best of Indonesia’s Crown Jewel. Located at the heart of the Dampier Strait, we invite you to explore the rich biodiversity of the area, both above and underwater. 

BOOK NOW 

Email: info@papua-diving.com  

Website: papua-diving.com  

Instagram: @papuadivingresorts  

Facebook: Papua Diving Resorts 

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