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Check out the latest diving deals from Scuba Travel including NEW Oman Aggressor

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It seems our predictions of Spring were a little out of sync with Mother Nature… so if you are looking to escape the UK weather, take a look at the latest dive holiday deals from our friends at Scuba Travel and book yourself some sunshine!

Royal Evolution I Sudan Deep South I 19 April I Save £250, only £1645

The Sudan Deep South itinerary is serious about sharks. For a short window each year, the conditions in the deep south of Sudan are perfect for pelagic sightings. And by pelagics we mean the chance to dive with hammerheads, silkies, tiger sharks and even manta. Do you lust for adventure and the thrill of a lifetime? Then this is your dream Sudan itinerary.

Royal Evolution is a sleek, stable vessel that excels in Red Sea diving. Between the two sundecks and enormous saloon there is always a peaceful corner for relaxing. The bar and jacuzzi form the social hub and at the end of your day, the cabins all have aircon, ensuite, fridge and TV for your comfort.

Trip includes flights from the UK, transfers, full board and fully guided diving.

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Just Launched! Mike Ward Escorted Trips 2019 I Whirlwind I 11 May or 21 September I Only £1295

For those of you who missed out on booking Mike’s 2018 trips which are now full, Scuba Travel has just launched two Northern Red Sea trips for 2019. Escorted by leading wreck expert Mike Ward, discover the secrets behind the iconic Red Sea Wrecks. Mike has accompanied over 50 trips with Scuba Travel and what he doesn’t know about the Red Sea Wrecks isn’t worth knowing!

Whirlwind is a favourite Red Sea liveaboard with Scuba Travel guests and it boasts a well deserved reputation for comfort and attentive crew.

Trip includes return flights from either LGW or Manchester, 7 nights full board and up to 21 fully guided dives.

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NEW Oman Aggressor I Hallaniyat Islands I 17 or 24 March I Save £750, only £1845 boat only

Scuba Travel is super excited to introduce their latest luxurious liveaboard, the Oman Aggressor. Book now to discover the thrill of diving in this hot new region. Diving highlights are undoubtedly the opportunity to see the resident population of humpback whales but the islands are a paradise of untouched dive sites where manta, rays, reef sharks and big balls of reef fish await you on pristine unspoilt reefs.

The Oman Aggressor is a whopping 45m liveaboard with a range of cabins all boasting aircon and ensuite bathrooms. For relaxation after your dives, you have the choice of the large sundeck with shade, a jacuzzi and bar, or the spacious saloon area. There is also a complete photo video centre for any photographers on board.

Trip includes 7 nights in a deluxe stateroom on full board basis incl. soft drinks and local beer and wine with your evening meal, and up to 25 fully guided dives.

Introductory offers also available in April (Hallaniyat Islands) and in May / June (Daymaniyat Islands).

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Scuba Seraya, Bali I 17 March – £1695

Discover the opulent reef dives of Bali at this premier dive centre. Based in the Tulamben area of Bali you are moments by boat from the famous Liberty wreck and rich reefs. There is also easy beach entry for divers to explore a great variety of critters just in front of the resort.

This intimate relaxed resort with only 12 bungalows is sprawled amongst tropical gardens on its own private beach. The resort also boasts a freshwater pool and beachside massage service for  chill out days and the beachside restaurant offers a tasty array of International and Asian meals.

Trip includes return flights, 7 nights full board, 10 guided dives and unlimited unguided house reef diving.

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Carpe Vita, Maldives I Seasonal Sensations Itinerary I December 1 I Save £350 – £2495

Wend your way between Male and Baa atolls, cherry picking the dive site highlights and including snorkelling at Hanivaru Bay in search of manta and whalesharks. Dive the east side of the atolls when these sites are at their seasonal hottest for sharks, manta and gorgeous coral reefs.

Carpe Vita goes above and beyond the usual Maldives liveaboard and has plenty of space for everyone, including a large lounge area and an expansive deck with jacuzzi and sun loungers.

Trip includes return flights, 7 nights full board and up to 4 fully guided dives per day.

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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.

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Back2Basics #9: What’s the best frame rate to film underwater?!

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Matthias Lebo’s Back2Basics video series will guide you through the basics of underwater videography, equipment and maintenance. Whether you are just starting out or already taking underwater videos, this 12 part series will provide invaluable tips and improve your skills and knowledge.


In today’s “Back2Basics” episode we talk about different frame rates for filming underwater and what frame rates I would use in different scenarios and why.


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Visit www.matthiaslebo.com for more!

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World Rivers Day: Go with the flow during these river Drift Dives 

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Going with the flow is something we’ve all had to get better at doing this year. And becoming a PADI Drift Diver lets you take those skills to the next level, and just in time for World Rivers Day which is celebrated this Sunday 26 September. 

Drift diving can be both relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers or use ocean currents to glide along safely. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. 

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can start your journey at home with the PADI Drift Diver eLearning course and then complete the specialty course with your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort.  

EXCLUSIVE: WIN a PADI Drift Diver eLearning course – click HERE to be in with a chance to win one of two eLearning courses from our friends at PADI to celebrate World Rivers Day!

Once you are certified as a PADI Drift Diver, you are ready to explore rivers, amongst other currents, all over the world. Here are some of the most remarkable river dive sites across the globe for you to seek adventure in. 

1. Valle Verzasca, Switzerland 

See a whole new side to Switzerland while doing a drift dive through the Valle Verzasca, which has some of the clearest diving in all of Europe. It is both an ideal place to learn to drift dive and still offers plenty of adventure for the more experienced divers. Exploring Valle Verde can be arranged through a range of PADI Dive Centres in the region and combined with mountain lake dives in the area as well. 

2. Rainbow River, Florida 

The clear, shallow and warm waters of Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida make it the perfect drift dive location for scuba divers, snorkelers and freedivers alike. PADI Dive Centres in the area can help organize pick up and drop offs so that you can drift down one of Florida’s most outstanding waterways. 

3. St Lawrence River, Canada

Drift diving in the St. Lawrence River can provide access to thousands of shipwrecks, including the RMS Empress of Ireland. Plus, the riverway is known to have surprisingly warm temperatures of up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and have friendly visitors that include salmon, beluga whales, Greenland sharks and grey seals. If you plan it right, you can even dive between the two countries of Canada and the United States. 

4. Waikato River, New Zealand 

Zip by boulders and rainbow trout during a drift dive through the Waikato River on a guided dive with a PADI Dive Centre in the area. While the river water is likely to be a bit chilly, the drift dive ends at Hot Water Stream, where you can warm up and relax in a natural hot spring. 

5. Local Rivers Inspired by other PADI Drift Divers 

You don’t have to venture far to seek adventure with a drift dive. As Youtuber Scuba Jake explains on PADI’s recent Dive Stories Podcast, there is always something to discover beneath the surface—with rivers offering some of the most unique dive sites in the world. All you have to do is look below the surface and go with the flow. Your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort can give you additional insight on the best places near you.

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Egypt | Simply the Best Itinerary | 14 – 21 October 2021 | Emperor Echo

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. Great value for money and perfect for small groups of buddies with a ‘Book 5 and 1 dives for FREE’ offer all year round.

Price NOW from just £1175 per person based on sharing a twin cabin/room including:

  • Flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox

Subject to availability.
Alternative departure airports available at supplement.

Email info@diversetravel.co.uk to find out more!

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