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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.

Click here to find out more…


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.

Click here to find out more…


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.

Click here to find out more…


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.

Click here to find out more…


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).

Click here to find out more…


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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WIN a Bigblue Expandable Tray!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue Expandable Tray as a prize!!!

The Bigblue expandable tray (176mm-287mm) has fittings and screws to attach action and compact cameras. The base and handles are made from high grade aluminium with the handles having a neoprene grip. The package also includes clamps and adaptors for 1” ball and YS light fittings.

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 Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa has announced plans to host their 6th Annual fundraising event “HSASA 50hr Dive–A-Thon 2021” this year. But on what dates will the event take place?

Is it:

  • A) 15th – 17th October
  • B) 22nd – 24th October
  • C) 29th – 31st October

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue Extendable Tray March 2021

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports 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 www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com 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 14/04/2021. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Jeff chats to… Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez of Diveheart (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jim Elliott, Founder and President of Diveheart, and Tinamarie Hernandez who is the organization’s Executive Director.

Diveheart is a US-based, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

In their own words:

We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.

Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.

 

Find out more about Diveheart and their valuable work at www.diveheart.org.


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

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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