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Check out these Easter specials on dive holidays from Scuba Travel

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UK-based dive tour operator Scuba Travel are offering some great Easter deals on a selection of their upcoming dive holidays.

Here are the details:

Red Sea Relaxed / Whirlwind / 21st May / £995

A very rewarding, and more liberal alternative to the usual wrecks and reefs itinerary. Allowing you to see the best sites at different times of the day, this has proven to be a big hit with all level of dives.

Some sites during the week will be “Open Deck”. Once you’re initially briefed, you will stay for the day or longer and you can dive whenever you want. So from about 05:30 in the morning until 19:30 in the evening you have the usual four dives, but the dive times are up to you and your buddy.

7 nights full board, Up to 21 dives over the week. All flights, marine park fees 12 ltr tanks and weights are included in your package. Plus day use of a hotel and buffet lunch before your flight home.

Find out more about this trip here.

Totally Wrecked / Whirlwind / 2nd April / £1195

Dive the classic Red Sea wrecks as well as Safaga. Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). This is wreck-tastic itinerary diving the incredible Northern Red Sea wrecks all week with up to 21 dives over the week. All marine park fees, 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights from Gatwick and transfers are also included.

Totally wrecked delivers iconic Red sea wreck dives day after day as well as time exploring Safaga’s lesser known wrecks. Dedicate your week to wreck diving at it’s best.

Whirlwind offers 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices – just one of the reasons UK divers keep going back to this superior liveaboard. She has a well deserved reputation for the quality of finish on board, her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and she has all the award winning hallmarks of Tornado Marine fleet (from the decor to the tasty food). Discover how effortless diving can be when your liveaboard has been designed by divers for divers.

Last 2 spaces – save £200.

Find out more about this trip here.

Seven Southern Atolls, Maldives / Liveaboard Leo / 2nd April / £2145 (Save £550)

Leo is a one of a kind luxury liveaboard in the Maldives, fully operated by the outstanding Constellation Fleet. Just like her sister ships, Orion and Virgo, Leo strikes the perfect balance between relaxing surface side and adrenalin pumping dives underwater.

The Seven Southern atolls is an action packed pelagic adventure in the Maldives filled with speedy drift dives, manta, sharks and even a wreck dive in some of the Maldives’ least visited atolls.

After landing in Male 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. Leo dives the seasonal hot spots with an average of 3 dives a day and all diving is from a dhoni tender. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights are included in your package as well as FOC nitrox. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides

Find out more about this trip here.

Scubaspa Maldives / From £1995 (including flights)

Scuba Travel are now offering a Maldives liveaboard with a difference – SCUBASPA.

Take all the benefits of a safari boat and add to it a sumptuous on board spa and yoga services. This is an unforgettable holiday of a lifetime on board a luxury vessel. Whether discovering the divine world underwater or enjoying daily treatments in the sumptuous spa, you will receive the finest and very best from both worlds.

Floating in a sensuous and romantic ambience of light and space, beautifully styled in every detail, you will discover many places on board to socialise and relax. In addition to the usual diving services, make time to relax at the spa. This is 300 square metres of pure pampering space, offering massage, aqua therapies, Ayurveda and beauty treatments. In the restaurant there is fine dining with an international flair. The chef proudly presents fresh produce with the finest wines, whilst delicious refreshments are in constant supply throughout the day from the two bars on board.

The Scubaspa experience will remain with you long after your journey home.

Find out more about this trip here.

To find out more about Scuba Travel, visit www.scubatravel.com.

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Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse’s November 2022 Underwater Photo & Video Contests

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Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s November 2022 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s November 2022 Underwater Video Contest is, click here.

If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. December’s photo and video contests are now open.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s December 2022 Underwater Photo Contest, click here.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s December 2022 Underwater Video Contest, click here.

Good luck!!!

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Tips for… Refreshing Skills

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A hugely important subject, and one that should be considered by any diver regardless of your training level. Just like anything, sometimes life gets in the way, we get sidetracked and before you know it, it’s been 2 months out of the water. It may not seem like a lot, but we naturally start to forget things when they are not used. We slow down our actions as we are out of practise and have to think a little more in order to retrieve the information to help make decisions.

There’s nothing wrong with this of course, we cannot always be diving! But it is important that we refresh before getting straight back into it. We obviously conduct a lot of refresher courses here at the dive centre, but we are also realistic, knowing that not everyone will want to pay to refresh their skills with an instructor. That’s also fine too, just be sensible.

Our tips for this would be the following; some will likely seem a little common sense… but it’s always good to have a reminder right?!

First off, when getting back to diving, choose a buddy that you usually dive with or someone that has a higher level of competency in diving. This will give you the reassurance in the water and not have to be worrying about the others person whilst getting back into it yourself.

Secondly, choose a site that you know. Don’t be jumping straight in having seen an amazing new site that you want to try out… that can wait for another time. You have already had a break in your actual diving, without having to then also consider navigating and a new dive plan.

Next, try to leave out the brand new equipment. It’s great that getting back into diving you have decided to buy yourself a new drysuit, fins and BCD, but it all might be a little bit much. Let’s concentrate on just getting back into the water and then move onto those new additions. This kind of change can make even the best of divers anxious.

Last but not least, there’s nothing wrong with staying shallow. Our first dive to get back into it, does not need to break our dive depth record. Stay shallow, enjoy the marine life at this depth, and keep the dive nice and easy. Practise those skills if you would like to, make sure you know where all your equipment is positioned and get comfortable. The ocean isn’t going anywhere… there’s always tomorrow to get in for another!


Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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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. Price NOW from just £1195 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 Booking deadline: Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price. Alternative departure airports available at a supplement. Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk. More Less

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