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Whirlwind, Hurricane, Bahamas, Cocos Islands and Malapascua…check out these offers from our friends at UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel.

Hurricane Shark Quest 9th of May

Join Hurricane this 9th of May on her first SharkQuest trip of 2019 for the opportunity to come face to face with Hammerheads, Oceanic whitetips Grey reef and Thresher sharks and experience some of the best reefs the Red Sea has to offer. May is the perfect time to encounter different shark species in the Red Sea,

Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Excellent guides and a second to none crew have helped her to win the prestigious “Liveaboard of the Year” award no less than 5 times (including 2016, 2017 & 2018).

Book your spot now for £1195


Wrecks and Reefs onboard Whirlwind on the 25th of May

The northern Red Sea in May is simply fantastic and even better with the Early Bird discount.

Dive the majestic Thistlegorm, The spectacular walls of Ras Mohammed and the astonishing reefs of Tiran onboard Whirlwind. But hurry up, only a few spaces left.

Whirlwind has everything you could want on board. The dive deck is one of the most impressive aspects with a camera table, 2 rinse tanks and plenty of space for all your dive kit. The saloon welcomes you with comfy sofas, an entertainment system and a well stocked bar. From sun up to sun down, Whirlwind is the perfect home away from home in the Egyptian Red Sea.

10% discount on Whirlwind 25th of May


The Maldives

Save £200 on the genuinely luxurious Scuba Spa and 25th of January and dive the Best of The Maldives.

This is a dive holiday to remember that hits all the seasonal hot spots of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Dive the many channels, drifts and pinnacles, encountering mantas, grey reef and whalesharks plus all the reef residents as you go.

ScubaSpa is undeniably more than just a dive boat. Every area is light, spacious and beautifully styled. There is always a sunny or shaded area, where you can find peace, quiet and tranquillity with the stunning backdrop of Maldivian islands floating past. Jump in the jacuzzi or take time out to relax at the spa. This is 300 square m of pure pampering space, offering massage, aqua therapies and beauty treatments.


Bahamas

Visit the Bahamas in February with this Fantastic offer

£600 off the Bahamas Aggressor

Diversity is the name of the game in the Exumas. The coral reefs are alive with marine life of all shapes, sizes and colours. Clouds of jewels, angelfish and butterfly fish swirl around the reefs whilst food-chain toppers like grouper and barracuda reside on the drop-offs and along the reef walls. Reef sharks and eagle rays are regularly seen. There’s even a wreck dive to complete this varied itinerary. Jump onboard and experience some of the best diving the Caribbean has to offer.


Cocos Island

Join the Okeanos Aggressor 2 on selected dates for a trip of a lifetime and save an amazing £1100 on this fantastic Cocos Island liveaboard.

If you love big fish encounters and plenty of drift diving, then Cocos is undoubtedly the place for you. Add to this the peaceful exclusion of journeying to a site few other tourists will visit and you have a dream destination that was surely created with diving in mind. Sharks, rays, turtles, tuna and barracuda all throng around the island, feeding and cleaning on the steep reef walls. The giant swarms of hammerheads are perhaps the most famous inhabitants of Cocos’ waters but there are also white tips, silver tips, Galapagos sharks. Manta, mobula, marble and eagle rays swoop in, feasting on the rich plankton upwelling from the deep.

Okeanos Aggressor 2 has been designed with 8 well appointed staterooms, each air-conditioned and with ensuite. There are also 2 suites if you want a bit more space and even more luxury. Okeanos Aggressor 2 also features all the standard perks of the Aggressor Fleet with plenty of space to relax and hang out in between dives.


Philippines

Dive with the magnificent thresher sharks of Monad Shoal with  Exotic Divers, in Malapascua and save £500 on selected dates.

Malapascua is so much more than threshers, you will have the opportunity to experience colourful reefs, sea snakes and superb macro life. Once you arrive in Cebu you will be picked up and taken by land and boat to Malapascua island. Your holiday package includes 7 nights in a deluxe room on a full board basis – optional room grades available. As standard your package includes 10 dives.

Book now from £1395


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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TRAVEL BLOG: Jeff Goodman Dives SOMABAY, Part 3

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Today we are diving one of the outer reefs from an inflatable. As we reach the bottom, a reef octopus eases its way into the cover of a small crack in the coral while displaying it’s incredible ability to change colour. They are arguably one of the most charismatic of reef dwellers and it is always exciting for me to simply hover and watch. I would have spent longer and waited for it to come and investigate me, but as dive time is limited we wanted to move on and find a turtle.

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The waters around Somabay are well protected and hold a rich variety of marine life. The reef edges are thriving colonies of coral and shoaling fish, while nearer the sea bed plenty of wildlife is still to be found.

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Then we located the turtles. They are very used to divers and so show little concern when slowly approached. In fact occasionally one will come over to see what you are doing. There is always huge excitement when diving with a turtle. The shear thrill of sharing a moment with another species.

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What a fantastic way to finish a wonderful few days diving and I would like to thank SOMABAY, ORCA DIVING and THE BREAKERS for making my stay such a good one.

I had a great time, with diving everyday either on the house reef or on one of the offshore reefs by inflatable or larger day boat. Orca diving provided high quality equipment and facilities while the staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The Breakers was right on the coast with nice rooms, good food and once again friendly staff making the whole trip a real pleasure.

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Soma Bay covers an entire peninsula and is home to several resorts as well as residential  compounds.

As well as scuba diving, Somabay caters for many other sports and activities, and so is perfect for families as well as individuals and/or groups. And of course there is always time to lay peacefully on the beach under the Egyptian sun.

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Book your next Red Sea dive adventure with SOMABAY! For more information, visit www.somabay.com.

Stay at the Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge when you visit! For more information, visit  www.thebreakers-somabay.com.

Find out more about ORCA Dive Clubs at SOMABAY at www.orca-diveclubs.com/en/soma-bay-en.

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TRAVEL BLOG: Jeff Goodman Dives SOMABAY, Part 2

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Day three of my trip to Somabay and we were spending the day on the Lady Christina and diving on the wreck of the Salem Express.

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Diving wrecks for me is always one of mixed emotions. The excitement of diving a wreck is more than often tempered by the thought of loss of life when she sank. The Salem Express was a passenger ship and a roll-on/roll-off ferry travelling from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Safaga, Egypt. Most passengers were of poor class travelling home from their holidays while around 150 people were returning home from their pilgrimage to Mecca.

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The ship struck a reef and sank within 20 minutes. Passengers were trapped below deck and the ship was filled with fear and panic.

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The wreck area is strewn with personal belongings from the crew and passengers such as a transistor radio and a flat iron for clothes. A diver at sometime has put them in a prominent place to be seen.

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Tragically only one life boat was launched while the others went down with the ship. More than 600 men, women and children lost their lives here.

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It’s a stark reminder that the sea can be unforgiving and so when we dive on such wrecks we should do so with humble regard.

Returning to the surface, shoals of fish are gathered under our boat and seem to be welcoming us back into the light.

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Back at the Breakers I sat in the dining area with a beer and a very good meal while my thoughts still remained with the day’s dive on the Salem Express.

Check in for part 3 tomorrow for Jeff’s last day of diving with Somabay on the off-shore reefs looking for turtles.

Book your next Red Sea dive adventure with SOMABAY! For more information, visit www.somabay.com.

Stay at the Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge when you visit! For more information, visit  www.thebreakers-somabay.com.

Find out more about ORCA Dive Clubs at SOMABAY at www.orca-diveclubs.com/en/soma-bay-en.

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