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Fancy getting away from it all? UK-based tour operator Oonasdivers have some very tempting dive holiday offers for you to take advantage off.

Here are the details:

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Sharks Bay Umbi Village | Sharm el Sheikh from £450

Just 10 minutes away from Naama Bay but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle, Sharks Bay is located in a picturesque bay with everything on site – its own private jetty, dive centre, boats, restaurant, Bedouin café and 3 types of accommodation. Combine this with their friendly, personal approach and this makes it the perfect resort for your next diving holiday.

November 2015

07 – 14 Nov only £555

14 – 21 Nov only £500

21 – 28 Nov only £490

28 Nov – 05 Dec only £485

December 2015

05 – 12 Dec only £485

12 – 19 Dec only £485

January 2016

02 – 09 Jan only £450

09 – 16 Jan only £465

23 – 30 Jan only £475

30 Jan – 06 Feb only £450

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B and 10 boat dives. Single supplement applies.

For more information on these itineraries click here.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Marsa Alam from £795

The popular and unique villages of Marsa Shagra and Marsa Nakari in the southern Red Sea offer unlimited and unguided diving on their beautiful and diverse house reefs. From either village you can also dive the breath-taking sites of Elphinstone, Dolphin House Reef and many more.

Marsa Shagra

Definitely the most well know of Oonasdivers’ Marsa Alam destinations, Marsa Shagra is located just half an hour from Marsa Alam airport. Shagra boasts one of the most beautiful house reefs in the Red Sea region.

October 2015

07 – 14 Oct only £825

14 – 21 Oct only £865

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 5 days unlimited diving.

Marsa Nakari

A smaller, quieter and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra, Nakari is situated a further half an hour down the coast. Another fantastic house reef and a more personalised service. Expect the silence and serenity of the desert atmosphere and the world-renowned beauty of the Red Sea reefs.

October 2015

07 – 14 Oct only £795

14 – 21 Oct only £835

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 5 days unlimited diving.

For more information on these itineraries click here.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Liveaboards from £670

One of the best ways to see the most awe-inspiring dive sites of the Red Sea. Liveaboards offer everything a diver needs – comfort, relaxation and lots and lots of diving.

Emperor Asmaa – FREE Nitrox

Offering genuine value for money, Asmaa is a popular liveaboard drawing diver’s back time and time again. Completely refurbished in January 2015, Asmaa offers comfortable accommodation in 10 twin bed cabins, 4 of which are upper-deck.

October 2015

14 – 21 Oct – Fury & St Johns only £995

January 2016

01 – 08 Jan – North & Wrecks only £670

08 Jan – 15 Jan – North & Wrecks only £685

15 – 22 Jan – North & Wrecks only £715

22 – 29 Jan – North & Wrecks only £745

29 Jan – 05 Feb – North & Wrecks only £755

Juliet

One of the few smaller liveaboards left in the Red Sea. Juliet takes a maximum of just 14 guests. At 28m this means more space, more flexibility and more personal attention to you.

Her amazing and attentive crew will guide you to the very best dive sites in the northern Red Sea. Juliet is a great option for small groups and clubs.

November 2015

21 – 28 Nov – North & Wrecks only £890

28 Nov – 05 Dec – North & Wrecks only £885

December 2015

05 – 12 Dec – North & Wrecks only £785

12 – 19 Dec – North & Wrecks only £785

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 6 days diving.

For more information on these itineraries click here. 

Oonasdivers | South Africa from £1250

Shark Diving South Africa – Scuba Addicts Lodge

Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most magnificent creatures…… SHARKS.

January 2016

23 – 30 Jan only £1250

February 2016

20 – 27 Feb 2016 only £1250

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 6 nights B&B and 10 Shark Dives.

For more information on these itineraries click here.

Oonasdivers | Maldives | Liveaboards from £1690

Explore one of the world’s best scuba diving destinations in comfort and style. Join one of Oonasdivers’ popular Maldives liveaboards and pick the itinerary that suits you.

October 2015

09 – 17 Oct – Emperor Voyager (The Best of the Maldives) £1755

16 – 24 Oct – Emperor Atoll (The Best of the Maldives) £1750

November 2015

27 Nov – 05 Dec – Emperor Atoll (The Best of the Maldives) only £1760

27 Nov – 05 Dec – Emperor Voyager (The Best of the Maldives) only £1835

December 2015

04 – 12 Dec – Emperor Atoll (The Best of the Maldives) only £1690

04 – 12 Dec – Emperor Voyager (The Best of the Maldives) only £1760

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board, 17 dives and FREE Nitrox.

For more information on these itineraries click here.

Oonasdivers | Caribbean | Tobago from £1035

Fancy a diving holiday with a difference? Sample the true Caribbean in Tobago – soak up the island’s warm atmosphere whilst diving in the colourful waters. Perfect for non-divers too.

Blue Waters Inn

Tobago’s best kept secret, Blue Waters Inn is perfectly located in Speyside. Access the top dive sites whilst enjoying the beauty of your surroundings.

October 2015

02 – 09 Oct only £1185

09 – 16 Oct only £1165

12 – 19 Oct only £1155

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B and 10 dives including full equipment.

Chic Boutique

Introducing you to the unique, intimate and stylish Chic Boutique. Located in Pigeon Point you are just minutes from the best dive centre in the area, Undersea Tobago, who will guide you to explore the stunning underwater world.

October 2015

02 – 09 Oct only £1095

09 – 16 Oct only £1075

12 – 19 Oct only £1035

January 2016

11 – 18 Jan only £1095

18 – 25 Jan only £1095

25 Jan – 01 Feb only £1095

For more information on these itineraries click here.

Oonasdivers | Sudan | Royal Evolution from £2530

Embark on an adventure into the pristine Sudanese waters. Join one of the most sophisticated liveaboards in the Red Sea for her extended 13 day cruise.

November 2015

25 Nov – 09 Dec – Abington Reef, Shaab Rumi & Umbria Wreck only £2530

February 2016

24 Feb – 09 Mar – Abington Reef, Shaab Rumi & Umbria Wreck only £2600

Prices are per person and include 14 nights full board and 12 days diving.

For more information on these itineraries click here.

Oonasdivers | Canary Islands | El Hierro from £665

Dive El Hierro with Shane Gray

El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands, with an extraordinary and captivating landscape both above and below the water. This trip is fully guided by Shane Gray, a well-known figure in the Irish diving community, and his wife Ollie.

November 2015

09 – 16 Nov – Dive El Hierro £670

23 – 30 Nov – Dive El Hierro £665

February 2016

22 – 29 Feb – Dive El Hierro £710

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights self-catering and 10 dives.

For more information on these itineraries click here.

To find out more or to book, contact the Oonasdivers team now by calling +44 (0)1323 648924, email info@oonasdivers.com  or visit www.oonasdivers.com.

Photo: Gavin Parsons

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Frontline workers honoured with free dive trip to Yap

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The remote island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia is among the few places in the world that remains free of Covid-19 thanks to its ocean border and a strict travel ban that has kept its residents safe.

Nonetheless, Yap has been affected, too. As one of the world’s premier, award-winning destinations for divers, this paradisiacal location in the western Pacific Ocean has had no outside visitors to its rich shores and reef for nearly a year. But while there may be no virus, the island hasn’t been cut off from the economic impact experienced around the globe.

Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers by A. Tareg

That didn’t stop Bill Acker, CEO and founder of the Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers, from doing something, though.

Last March, soon after the island went into lockdown, Bill began to realize the effect of the virus on daily life beyond the island. “Yes, we are closed, have no divers, had to send our employees home and prepare for difficult times,” he said. “But we’re lucky in that we have, for the most part, avoided the human suffering and death this pandemic has caused.”

Thinking about the problems faced by his family business, they paled when he compared them to those endured by the healthcare workers who have been fighting selflessly around the clock for months on end for the well-being and lives of others.

“One evening, while checking the news online, I saw pictures of frontline workers who were tending to desperately ill and dying people when families and friends could not be with their loved ones. It was heartbreaking,” he added.

The next day, a meeting was held with the resort’s staff and Bill invited suggestions for ways they could do something to honor healthcare workers. The result was the idea to award twenty divers who are working on the frontline to save other’s lives during this pandemic while risking their own, with a free week at the resort.

Manta ray, Manta birostris, gliding over a cleaning station in M’il Channel, Yap, Micronesia by David Fleetham

Divers around the world who had been guests at Manta Ray Bay in the past were invited to submit the names of candidates for the award by December 31, 2020. “We received nominations for 126 individuals from as far away as Germany, the U.S., Australia and Canada,” he said. “It was not easy choosing the winners but our committee of staff members took on the job and selected the 20 finalists.”

“While trying to choose the people to reward for their hard work during this Covid-19 crisis,” Bill added, “by reading the nominations we saw that every one of the nominees was doing things above and beyond the call of duty. Sadly, we don’t have the finances to offer over 100 free weeks in Yap, but we do want to recognize the contributions all of them are making to our world. So, we are offering the rest of the nominees a free week of diving in Yap which includes room, hotel tax, airport transfers, breakfast, diving and Wi-Fi.  The only requirement is that they travel with at least three other people and stay in two rooms or more.”

“We do not yet know when Yap will open its borders,” said Bill, “but when it does, we will welcome these important guests to Yap to relax and dive with the manta rays and the other beautiful denizens of the ocean surrounding our island home. They are the true heroes of this devastating, historic time and we look forward to honoring them with a well-deserved dive vacation.”

Watch out for our exclusive trip report from a healthcare worker from the UK who is one of the 20 to have been awarded this amazing dive trip!

For more information on Manta Ray Bay and Yap Divers visit their website by clicking here.

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Dream Dive Locker Build Out. Part I: Demolition (Watch Video)

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It’s finally here! Time to start building the greatest dive locker the world has ever seen! Part I: Demolition! #dreamdivelocker

This is the first of a series of videos showing the evolution of building out my dream dive locker. My dream dive locker needs to be dive gear drying and storage, dry storage, workshop, office, editing suite, You Tube studio and classroom. That’s a lot of functions for a small space!

The first step is planning out the space and demolishing the laminate flooring. Then I taped up the walls to get a feel for the space. We have a lot of work to do!

But finally we will have a purpose built space to house all of our dive equipment! Subscribe to our channel to follow our progress! 

Thanks for watching, Team!

James


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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

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. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk to book your spot!

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