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Check out these Summer Sale savings from blue o two

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Dive the Red Sea from just £999 and explore the magical Maldives from just £1699. UK-based Tour Operator blue o two are giving you the chance dive some incredible destinations around the world and save more than £1000 per person in their Summer Sale. Don’t forget for this month only, the magical Maldives is featured as Destination of the Month. For all bookings taken on board either M/Y blue Voyager or M/V Sea Spirit for all remaining 2017 departures, guests will receive FREE nitrox for the duration of their liveaboard holiday, plus a FREE bottle of wine per person on arrival.
Check out the deals below!

RED SEA

M/Y blue Horizon

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Northern Wrecks & Reefs – £1169 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

M/Y blue Melody

18 Aug – 25 Aug 2017: Any Southern Itinerary – £9995 (FULL CHARTER – BOAT ONLY)

25 Aug – 01 Sep 2017: Rocky, Zabargad & St. Johns – £1199 (MAN ONLY)

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Strait of Tiran & North – £1169 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

29 Dec – 5 Jan 2018: Northern Wrecks & Reefs – £1079 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

M/Y blue Fin

25 Aug – 01 Sep 2017: Strait of Tiran & North – £1199 (MAN ONLY)

22 Sep – 29th Sep 2017: Brothers & Elphinstone – £999 (MAN ONLY)

15 Dec – 22 Dec 2017: Best of Wrecks – £1099

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Any Northern Itinerary – £11495 (FULL CHARTER – BOAT ONLY)

M/Y Red Sea Adventurer

25 Aug – 01 Sep 2017: Northern Wrecks & Reefs – £1199 (MAN ONLY)

22 Sep – 29 Sep 2017: Best of Wrecks – £999 (MAN ONLY)


MALDIVES

M/V Sea Spirit

18 Aug – 26 Aug 2017: Central Atolls (7 Nights) – £1699

01 Oct – 08 Oct 2017: Central Atolls (7 Nights) – £11995 (FULL CHARTER – BOAT ONLY)

M/Y blue Voyager

01 Sep – 09 Sep 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £2095

15 Oct – 22 Oct 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £1995

28 Oct – 05 Nov 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £1995

05 Nov – 13 Nov 2017: Pelagic Encounters (7 Nights) – £1995

12 Nov – 20 Nov 2017 Pelagic Encounters (7 Nights) – £1995

20 Nov – 28 Nov 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £1995

19 Dec – 27th Dec 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £2695 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

27 Dec – 07 Jan 2018: Best of the Maldives (10 Nights) – £2875 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

14 Jan – 21 Jan 2018: Pelagic Encounters (7 Nights) – £1995


FRENCH POLYNESIA

 

M/V French Polynesia Master

10 Sep – 20 Sep 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 Nights) – £3558 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

27 Sep – 07 Oct 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 Nights) – £3558 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

06 Dec – 16 Dec 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 Nights) – £3558 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

27 Dec – 06 Jan 2018: Tuamotu Archipelago (Rangiroa to Fakarava) (10 Nights) – £5070 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS HOWEVER BLUE O TWO WILL CONTRIBUTE £450 PER PERSON TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS) 

27 Oct – 03 Nov 2018: Fakarava and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (7 Nights) – £3750 (BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS) 


FIJI

S/Y Fiji Siren

25 Aug – 04 Sep 2017: Beyond the Bligh (10 Nights) – £2820 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

09 Dec – 16 Dec 2017: Beyond the Bligh (7 Nights) – £2035 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


GALAPAGOS

M/V Galapagos Master

04 Sep – 11 Sep 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

11 Sep – 18 Sep 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

18 Sep – 25 Sep 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

25 Sep – 02 Oct 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


INDONESIA

S/Y Indo Siren

12 Sep – 22 Sep 2017: Komodo National Park (10 Nights) – £2915 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


MICRONESIA

M/V Truk Master

06 Sep – 16 Sep 2017: Truk Lagoon (10 Nights) – £2028 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


PALAU

S/Y Palau Siren

21 Aug – 28 Aug 2017: Palau Islands (7 Nights) – £2344 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

01 Sep – 11 Sep 2017: Palau Islands (10 Nights) – £3255 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

12 Sep – 19 Sep 2017: Palau Islands (7 Nights) – £2344 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


PHILIPPINES

S/Y Philippine Siren

19 Sep – 29 Sep 2017: Malapascua & The Visayas (10 Nights) £2371 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

To book or for more info contact blue o two now on 01752 480808, email info@blueotwo.com or visit www.blueotwo.com.

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Get moving with the new RAID DPV training programs

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The thrill of speeding through the water behind a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) is an experience that really gets the blood racing. Using a DPV provides divers both immense fun and the means to achieve goals that would be impossible without their use.

RAID is proud to announce the new two-tier DPV training program with certifications for DPV and Advanced DPV.

Why DPV and why now?
Recreational and technical divers are using DPVs to access sites that would be difficult to reach and explore using traditional propulsion methods; to help propel large amounts of heavy equipment; to increase the safety of dives in areas of strong current; or just for the pure exhilaration of shooting through the water at speed and performing underwater acrobatics.

By extending your capabilities and extending your range, using a DPV opens new vistas for exploration and fun.

DPV
This certification option is aimed at the recreational diver who wishes to learn how to use a DPV to enhance their diving by using mainly natural navigation.

Advanced DPV
This certification option is available to anyone who is familiar with longhose configuration, has logged a minimum of 20 dives and is certified as Navigation specialty divers.

This certification option is aimed at the slightly more experienced diver with preexisting navigational training and diving on a single, twin or sidemount setup with a longhose. Although this level is slightly more challenging, the more advanced navigation exercises provide an important base for more complex types of DPV diving within a team.

PREREQUISITES
You must:

  • Be a minimum of 12 years old.
  • Be certified as RAID Open Water 20, Junior Open Water or equivalent.

Just visit www.diveRAID.com to put some extra dash into your dives.

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Marine Life & Conservation

Beers raise cash for ocean clean-up

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The Driftwood Spars Brewery, a pioneering microbrewery based on the North Cornwall coast, is donating a percentage of all profits from its Cove range of beers to Fathoms Free, a certified charity which actively cleans the ocean around the Cornish peninsula.

Each purchase of the small-batch, craft beers – there are four different canned beers in the Cove range – will help generate funds to purchase a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and fund retrieval dives; every brew will raise the equivalent cost of a fully-funded dive. 

Fathoms Free is a Cornwall-based charity whose day-to-day mission involves dives from their fast-response specialist vessel to recover ghost fishing gear; abandoned nets, pots, angling equipment and other plastic causes severe damage to the marine environment and the death of countless seabirds, seals, dolphins and other sea life.

The campaign to raise funds for an ROV is a new initiative which will take the clean-up work to a new level; the highly manoeuvrable underwater vehicle will be used to scour the seabed, harbours and remote parts of the coastline for abandoned fishing gear and other marine litter.

Project Manager Natallia Paliakova from Fathoms Free said: “Apart from helping us locate ghost gear underwater, the ROV will also be capable of recording underwater video which is always great for raising awareness about marine pollution issues.”

She added: “We are really excited to be partnering with The Driftwood Spars Brewery and appreciate the proactive support of Mike and his team in bringing the purchase of an ROV a step closer to reality.”

Head Brewer Mike Mason personally approached the charity after their work was featured on the BBC 2 documentary, ‘Cornwall with Simon Reeve’.    

He said: “As a keen surfer I am only too aware of the problem of marine litter and had heard about Fathoms Free, but seeing them in action prompted me to find a way of contributing. The scale of the challenge is scary, but the determination of organisations like Fathoms Free is inspiring.”

Photo by Beagle Media Ltd

Photo by Beagle Media Ltd

The Driftwood Spars Brewery was founded in 2000 in Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes; the microbrewery is just a few steps away from it’s co-joined brewpub, The Driftwood Spars; both pub and brewery are well-regarded far beyond the Cornish cove they call home. 

You can hear the waves and taste the salt on the air from the door of both brewery and pub, and the rough seas along the rugged North coast often throw up discarded nets and other detritus; Louise Treseder, Landlady of The Driftwood Spars and a keen sea swimmer, often collects washed up ghost gear on her daily beach excursions.     

Louise commented: “This is a great partnership to support a cause close to our hearts – I know the money we raise will have a positive and lasting impact. The Cove range was inspired by our unique surroundings and the artwork – by local artist Jago Silver – reflects that. Now donations from each purchase will contribute towards the vital ocean clean-up taking place right on our doorstep.”

The Cove range can currently be purchased online here, and is available in good independent bottle shops in Cornwall.

To find out more about Fathoms Free visit their website here.

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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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