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Check out the latest dive holiday deals from the Scuba Travel team

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Check out the latest dive holiday deals from UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel:

Easter week Whirlwind special – save £450! 11th April Northern Red Sea. £1245pp incl flights 

Whirlwind has to be one of our favourite Red Sea liveaboards, from the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet. This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices, with weekly departures in 2019 from May to October. (April to November in 2020) She is one of the most popular boats in the fleet, and it’s easy to see why. From the moment you step on board you can tell this liveaboard has been designed by divers for divers. Her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and make the diving effortless.

Whirlwind is a generous 36m from bow to stern and at 8m across, there is ample space for all 20 guests. There are 10 cabins in total, all with twin beds, en suite, air con and safe. Fancy a view as you sail? There are 4 cabins on the main deck which are pre-allocated at the time of booking with no additional surcharge. On request for full charter bookings, an additional 11th twin cabin can be opened up.

Click here to email Scuba Travel and receive more information about this amazing liveaboard. Dive the reefs of Tiran, Ras Mohammed, and the incredible Thistlegorm

Click here to book this great trip!

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


Join Hurricane on 30th April 2020 and dive Daedalus, Rocky and St.Johns. Now only £1195 including flights!

Winner of the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 liveaboard of the year Hurricane is a powerhouse in the Southern Red Sea.

Daedalus, Rocky and St Johns is a week of diving that is as varied as it is enjoyable, with a new dive site just begging to be explored at every stop. Walls, shallow caves and softly draped pinnacles are all on the menu.

Spring is probably the best time of the year to dive the southern Red Sea. The water is cool and the marine life is plentiful. Hurricane will be fresh out of her yearly drydock so do not miss the opportunity to dive from this amazing liveaboard when she is at her best.

Click here to email Scuba Travel and receive more information about this amazing liveaboard. Dive Daedalus, Rocky and St. Johns. Admire the beautiful coral walls and have the chance to come face to face with hammerheads, mantas and other pelagics.

The first trip of 2020 is on 30th April. Don’t miss out!


Best of the Maldives on 10th May – sail onboard Emperor Serenity for only £1225!

Only 2 spaces, save £370! Get all the thrills of big fish in the Maldives on board the exceptional Emperor Serenity liveaboard. Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary – dive the seasonal hot spots from a dhoni tender with an average of 17 dives (including 1-night dive). You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) – upper deck cabin upgrades available. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner. Include 12lt tank and weights, as well as free recreational nitrox.

This holiday is excluding international flights, with return Male airport transfers. Scuba Travel is able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Flights will incur a small booking fee. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Transfers operate at fixed times.

Click here to email Scuba Travel and receive more information about Emperor Serenity on 10th May.

Click here to book your place!

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking

Check out Melissa’s blog: Fancy a warm winter getaway with lots of diving?


Murex Manado. Book by 24th March – from only £780 per person plus international flights!

Great value diving in Manado and, Bunaken Indonesia. This offer includes 10 boat dives – discover rich coral reefs and magical macro with the welcoming team from Murex Manado. Your holiday includes 7 nights in a deluxe cottage on a full board basis (2 people sharing). Local taxes are prepaid. Water, tea, and coffee are available free of charge. To pay locally are any drinks not included in your board basis, laundry, land excursions. Diving extras such as special trips, private guiding, kit hire, courses and nitrox will all be billed in resort. There is a one-off Bunaken national park fee (IDR 150,000 per diver/snorkeler). UK passport holders can obtain a FOC visa on arrival. Return airport transfers in Manado are included.

This holiday excludes international flights to Manado but includes airport transfers. Scuba Travel is able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Transfers operate at fixed times.

Email Scuba Travel and receive more information about Murex Resort and diving in Bunaken

Click here to book your Murex Manado holiday!

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


Spring getaway – 2nd May onboard Turks and Caicos Aggressor, only £1920 pp excluding international flights!

Turks and Caicos offers outstanding wall diving with plenty of chances for pelagics from the comfort of your Aggressor liveaboard. After landing in Provo 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. Full board includes water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and social servings of local beer and wine. There are 5 dives a day on offer and 2 on the first and last days. All trips are fully briefed by expert guides, who are also in water providing assistance, photography and videography. Excluded are the departure tax, bed tax, Nitrox, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs. Please let the Scuba Travel team know if you would like to prebook any courses on board or have any dietary requirements.  This is a BOAT ONLY holiday. The cost does not include any international flights to Providenciales PLS.

Scuba Travel is able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Depending on the airline schedule, you may require an overnight hotel en route. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

Email Scuba Travel and receive more information about Turks and Caicos Aggressor.

Click here to book your place!

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer call 01483 411590, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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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 Scubaverse.com (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

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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 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 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 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)

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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.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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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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