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Check out these Indonesia, Red Sea, and Maldives Dive Holiday Deals from Scuba Travel

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UK-based dive tour operator Scuba Travel have got some fantastic dive holiday adventures to offer you – check them out:

Introducing Emperor Raja Laut / From £2185 excluding flights

Emperor Raja Laut is a distinctive, hardwood schooner, sailing the stunning seas of Indonesia. Built by one of the area’s premier boat builders in 2005, she is perfectly adapted to the island hopping nature of dive liveaboards in Indonesia. Itineraries include the areas of Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda. She really lives up to her name “King of the Sea”. Emperor Raja Laut comfortably accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins, all below decks. There are 3 double bed cabins and 3 twin bed cabins, each with ensuite, mini safe, individually controlled air-conditioning and fan.

Includes shared cabin, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, 1 cocktail party on a local island (weather permitting), tea, coffee and water, 3 dive guides 12 ltr air fills, weights and local airport transfers. Flights are not included.

Find out more about this dive holiday here.

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Discover Bunaken Oasis / Various dates / Prices start from £2995 including flights

Enjoy this 5 star stunning dive resort on Bunaken Island. The resort itself is set amid tranquil gardens; meander between the spa and freeform infinity pool. At the end of each relaxing day, the multi-level cocktail bar is the place to be before you make your way to dinner. The restaurant is right next door. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, with mouth-watering gourmet Asian and western cuisine and fantastic sea views. There’s no need to compromise here. It’s time to kick back and enjoy your stay at Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort.  Fabulous diving with 50 superb dive sites around Bunaken and neighbouring islands plus the stunning house reef.

Includes flights, transfers, 7 nights traditional cottage (2 people sharing) full board, 17 boat dives and free nitrox, free house reef diving.

Find out more about this dive holiday here.

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Whirlwind Liveaboard / Red Sea Relaxed with Emma Farrell / 2nd September / Last 3 spaces / £1495 including flights

Not all dive holidays are restful! That’s why Scuba Travel created the Red Sea Relaxed™ itinerary, a very rewarding, but more relaxing alternative to the more usual scuba diving itinerary. Do as much or as little as you like! Enjoy a mix of on board activities: diving, snorkelling, yoga and freediving. Achieve mindfulness in the sunshine and scenery in the stunning Red Sea. Take advantage of the open dive deck policy, visiting fewer locations over the week, for a Red Sea liveaboard with less rushing about. This is your holiday done your way and escorted by the lovely freediver Emma Farrell.

Includes return flights, full board, 12ltr tanks, fully guided dives, plus morning and evening yoga and a try freediving course with Emma Farrell

Find out more about this dive holiday here.

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Serenity Liveaboard / Best of the Maldives / 9th September / Only £1895 / Other dates also available with great savings

The Best of the Maldives is an ideal itinerary for any first time visitor to the Maldives. Divers should be comfortable with drift diving but no minimum number of dives is required. All diving is made from dhonis to give precision entry and exits points. Night diving is limited to sheltered moorings but well worth jumping in for. With so many excellent and remarkable sites in and around North – South Male Atolls and the Ari Atolls, the Best of the Maldives is a route that can be dived time and time again. Surely no one can tire of the jaw dropping diversity and life on display. From the tiny creatures that thrill macro lovers to the elegant and inspiring big fish, there more than enough to keep you coming back for more.

Includes return flights, transfers, full board, all guided diving , tanks and weights.

Find out more about this dive holiday here.

To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer, call 0800 0728221, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com. You can find the latest summer specials at www.scubatravel.com/lastminute

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about liveaboards and training with SSI (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager at Mares, about the complete experience for all aspects of diving with Mares, their liveaboard adventures with the purchase of liveaboard.com, and the Mares/SSI combination.

Last in a series of four videos.

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


For more information, visit www.liveaboard.com, www.divessi.com and www.mares.com

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Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s December 2020 issue

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DIVER aren’t calling it the Christmas issue because that’s all up in the air but their theme is full of cheer – underwater treasures to be found in our own backyards!

  • Be The Champ! Special: An extended 100th edition of Alex Mustard’s revered monthly column – with the cream of underwater photographers contributing their own pearls of wisdom.
  • Gun Sites: Two tales of individual divers’ exciting weapons hauls – in Cornwall and in Portugal
  • Treasuremen of Bermuda: Story behind one of the most valuable shipwreck treasures ever recovered
  • Wreckful of Ming: Tech divers discover a thrilling cargo of porcelain south of Phuket
  • Dad Found It: Our correspondent dives a sunken Roman city in southern Italy 50 years after her father discovered it
  • Deep Giants: A marine biologist tends her gorgonian garden – in the 100m zone
  • Road Trip 2: The dive tour of Europe continues as our long-term trippers have fun in summertime UK
  • Timepieces: They might not be necessities but diving watches are still prized accoutrements – here’s a guide to 25 of the latest
  • Twilight Zone: Experience the highs and the lows of Curaçao – with the aid of a submersible

Download your copy of the December 2020 edition of DIVER here!

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