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‘Climate Aware’ Diverse Travel introduces new carbon offsetting scheme

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UK Specialist Dive Tour Operator Diverse Travel is now a ‘Climate Aware’ company, partnering with leading climate and sustainable development expert ClimateCare to deliver a programme of positive environmental and social change.

Diverse Travel’s new carbon offsetting scheme is part of the company’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of their operation and develop sustainable travel solutions for their clients. By launching the scheme, Diverse Travel is taking a positive step towards achieving its ultimate aim of Climate Neutral company status.

Under the new scheme, Diverse Travel is committed to offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions from its operations. Working with ClimateCare, a founding member of the International Carbon Offset Alliance (ICROA), means that Diverse Travel can act immediately to compensate for their environmental footprint whilst also implementing a long-term strategy for more sustainable travel.

The company is taking active steps to reduce emissions internally, whilst offsetting those that are unavoidable by supporting the Climate+Care portfolio of sustainable development projects. These projects achieve positive environmental and social change in communities around the world: reducing emissions, tackling poverty, promoting energy independence, and improving health and wellbeing.

Primary school staff and pupils in rural Kenya are trained on how to use the school filter to gain access to safe water as part of the Aqua Clara Project. Photo – www.climatecare.org

Diverse Travel is also inviting its clients to ‘be part of the change’. Anyone booking a holiday with Diverse Travel will soon be offered the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions associated with their trip. By making a small, voluntary payment to offset the emissions associated with their trip, divers can help to minimise the environmental impact of their travel and actively help improve the lives of communities worldwide. Initially, packages with Emperor Divers will be eligible for the scheme but all Diverse Travel holidays are planned to follow in the near future.

“Increasingly we are aware of the fragility of our world and the team at Diverse Travel believe it’s time to take action. We are excited to launch the carbon offset scheme by partnering with ClimateCare. Working with them allows us and our clients to take full responsibility for our carbon footprint. As part of our wider programme of environmental responsibility, we are taking positive actions to both tackle climate change and improve people’s lives in the destinations we work with,” says Holly Hawkins, Product and Marketing Manager, Diverse Travel.

ClimateCare’s Director of Partnerships, Robert Stevens, explains: “We work with forward-thinking organisations to turn their climate responsibilities into positive outcomes. Our trademark Climate+Care approach helps organisations take a smart approach to addressing their environmental impacts by offsetting their carbon emissions through projects which also support sustainable development.”

For more information visit www.diversetravel.co.uk or call 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk.

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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!

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This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – www.ndiver.com – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Should I Switch Scuba Diving Training Agencies For 2021? (Watch Video)

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Thousands of Dive Instructors are out of work, due to Covid-19. Many will not return to scuba diving. And this has the dive training agencies very worried.

For the first time in my career, instead of the usual ‘don’t forget to re-new your membership!’ emails, the main Dive training agencies are aggressively pursuing dive instructors and trying to convince them that life will be better if they cross over to their agency.

I decided to pick up the phone and call around the different agencies to get their best offers. It didn’t go well….

Thanks for watching! D.S.D.O, James


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