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Shark Quest, liveaboards, Red Sea, Maldives, Bahamas and a last minute place on a photo workshop in Indonesia…. check out these offers from our friends at UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel.

Mario’s Shark Quest – Red Sea Hurricane – 22nd November £1355 (including flights)

Dive the Southern Red Sea according to its seasonal best, with a quest to see sharks and rays. Dive fewer sites for longer with the most experienced team who will judge where the best pelagic action is at the time of travel. Photo Pro Mario Vitalini will be on board, alongside Mike’s Camera Kit Expert to share tips and offer advice on underwater photography equipment and techniques

Your seven days will be on a full board basis, aboard the ever popular Hurricane. At 36m there is bags of space and no detail was overlooked when she was built. There are plenty of places to relax after a day’s diving including sun loungers and a jacuzzi on the upper deck, and an airconditioned saloon with bar and TV. This package also includes direct flights to Marsa Alam, transfers to the boat, fully guided diving and Free Nitrox.

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Red Sea Aggressor II – Save £900 this December from £945 (excluding flights)

Dive the incredible Northern Red Sea with up to five dives per day; fill your log book with iconic dives sites, diving world class wrecks and breathtaking reefs every day. The stable Red Sea Aggressor is a spacious liveaboard which is built and powered for safety, comfort and stability. This luxurious boat has everything you will need after your day’s diving including a large sun deck, jacuzzi, bar, plentiful and varied menu and a photo / video centre.

This price does not include international flights but covers seven nights on a full board basis including tea / coffee and a glass of wine / beer with your evening meal, and up to five fully guided dives per day.

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Emperor Serenity, Maldives – 25th November only £1550 (excluding flights)

Get away before Christmas on this sleek contemporary liveaboard where fine accommodation and excellent service are standard. Get all the thrills of big fish in the Maldives with the Best of the Maldives Itinerary, diving the classic sites that make the Maldives so famous. This trip will focus on the hottest sites around Male and Ari Atolls where there are pelagics a plenty and your sightings could include mantas, sharks, and even whalesharks.

This boat only price includes return transfer from Male airport, seven nights full board, up to 17 fully guided dives and FOC nitrox.

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Moreen Beach Hotel – 24th October – Last 2 Spaces only £1145 (including flights)

Last two spaces at this welcoming hotel right on the sea front and with Orca Dive Club on site. This superb value all inclusive resort overlooks 800m of white sandy beach built on wide lush gardens. The family friendly resort has fantastic on-site facilities including a house reef, and access to the varied dive sites around Marsa Alam with the expert team at Orca.

For pre and post diving activities there is plenty to choose from at this Hotel, including four fabulous swimming pools, a variety of restaurants, comprehensive list of treatments at the Spa and a private beach.

Package includes return flights to Marsa Alam, transfers, seven nights on an all inclusive basis and five dives.

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Martyn Guess Photography Workshop, Bali – 24th October only £2295 – 9 nights (including flights)

LAST MINUTE BARGAIN!! Drop everything and head to Bali!  Last room in the resort available for Martyn Guess Scuba Travel Photography Workshop – £2295 inc flights and nine nights departing 24th October. Macro mecca off the beach – this place is heaven!!

Bali is an amazing and relaxed place, and Scuba Seraya is a fantastic and well-run diving resort right on the beach. Martyn Guess will give hands-on instruction through evening group image reviews and underwater instruction for those needing it. Martyn says: “The house reefs – Seraya Secrets and Noisy Reef – are probably the best that I have dived, with excellent macro subjects to photograph. The first early morning dive on the Liberty wreck is superb wide angle and the reefs at Ahmed blew me away! This trip to Bali has been planned to visit Bali at its seasonal best.”

Package includes return flights, airport transfers, nine nights on a full board basis (excluding drinks) 10 boat dives plus five afternoons unlimited, unguided shore diving, Plus three full days diving at Ahmed (wide angle).

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Bahamas Aggressor – 27th October save £700 only £1545 (excluding flights) 

Want to discover the Caribbean this autumn? It’s time to go exploring on the stable and welcoming Bahamas Aggressor. Warm, turquoise, crystal clear waters and drop-offs close to shore make these islands a diving dream. Mysterious blue holes and caverns, shipwrecks and vibrant living reefs, soaring wall dives and thrilling shark encounters all await both novice and experienced divers.

With just 14 guests, this comfortable boat features a roomy, air-conditioned salon and dining area, sundeck with a hot tub and a photo centre. The food on board is varied and plentiful, and evening meals are freshly prepared by the chef.

Holiday excludes International flights to Nassau; includes quad cabin only, full board including soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks, and up to 27 expertly guided dives.

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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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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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