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Check out these last minute Winter dive holiday deals with Scuba Travel



Christmas is over, so it’s time to start planning your diving for 2017 – and UK-based tour operator Scuba Travel have some wonderful options for you if you want to get things started early.

Here are the details:

Maldives / Carpe Novo Liveaboard / 13th January / Only £2275 / Save £550

After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) – cabin upgrades available. Tea, coffee and drinking water are included in your package. Carpe Diem dives the seasonal hot spots with an average of 3 dives a day and all diving is from a dhoni tender. A dive may be exchanged for a chance to snorkel with manta or whalesharks. A 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Sri Lankan although Scuba Travel is able to book a variety of scheduled airlines. Depending on your itinerary you may require a 1 way domestic flight – your ticket will be given to you locally. Excluded are the Hanivaru entry fee (20 USD p/p for 45 minutes of snorkeling), alcohol, fruit juice, soft drinks, nitrox, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. All on board payments are subject to a 12%GST locally. Let Scuba Travel know if you would like to prebook any diving courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

Find out more about this trip here.

Red Sea / Cyclone Liveaboard / 21st January / Only £850 / Save £100 

Cyclone is a true Red Sea classic liveaboard that easily meets the high standards of Scuba Travel’s modern Red Sea liveaboards.

Beat the winter blues with a trip to the Red Sea this January for some winter sun and stunning diving. Cyclone will be setting sail from Hurghada and traveling north to visit some of the most iconic dive sites in the Red Sea.

Find out more about this trip here.

Indonesia / Bunaken Oasis Resort / 13th January / Save £900

Once you arrive in Manado you will be picked up and taken to the resort. Your standard package includes 7 nights on a full board basis in a traditional villa (2 people sharing) including free laundry service. As standard your package includes 3 boat dives/day, with free nitrox, and unlimited house reef diving (subject to surface supervision). Flights are with Singapore airlines from Heathrow via Singapore but there is also a Manchester departure option with the airline. UK passport holders can obtain a free visa on arrival into Manado. There is a Bunaken National Park entrance fee will be payable locally 150000IDR

Find out more about this trip here.

Philippines / Kasai Village / 2nd February Only £1895 / Save £200

Dive Moalboal and Pescador as well as more than 30 dive sites and an awesome house reef. Once you arrive in Cebu you will be picked up and taken by land and the Kasai Village resort. Your standard package includes 7 nights in a pool view room on an full board basis – optional room grades available. As standard your package includes 18 air dives. Please do ask your travel consultant if you would like to prebook additional diving. Special day trips are organised and subject to a small supplemental charge paid locally. Flights are with Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Singapore airlines, including regional departures. You will need to pay a departure tax when leaving the Philippines (approx 750php).

Find out more about this trip here.

To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer, call 0800 0728221, email or visit


WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!



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 (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

  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to 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 When prizes are supplied by third parties, 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)



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.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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