With the UK’s biggest dive show just around the corner, Scubaverse brings you an exclusive sneak-peak at what you can expect to see at DIVE 2016 from some of this year’s exhibitors.
STAND NUMBER: 890
Maldives specialists and experts in tailor made dive holidays to the world’s top dive destinations.
We’ve got some amazing trips to Socorro and Galapagos to tempt you with – two destinations that we know very well and are so popular due to their big animal encounters.
We are presenting two Exhibitor Seminars each day ‘Galapagos: the Enchanted Islands’ and ‘Diving with the Manta of the Maldives and Socorro’. Dr Anne-Marie Kitchen-Wheeler, who studied manta rays for her PhD, will be giving the talks and sharing with you her fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm for these beautiful creatures, as well as her first-hand experience of diving in the Maldives, Socorro and the Galapagos Islands.
French Polynesia is our newest destination, so come and ask us about diving in paradise … and find out about a special Red Sea trip that we’re busy planning! We will also have new Maldives Resorts to tell you about, some fabulous Show Offers and a ‘Name the Manta’ Competition for you to enter.
STAND NUMBER: 950
On 1st June 1987 Dive Master Insurance Consultants commenced its business as an independent insurance provider to recreational divers in the UK.
Early on we innovated many new insurance products for the developing recreational sports diver market and the associated dive trade. Today we also provide insurance to recreational dive professionals, underwater film & media, and underwater scientific & archaeological projects. Many of the underwater scenes you see on TV, web based media or films are insured through us!
However, recreational diving remains at the core of our business activities and we are probably the largest independent provider of recreational dive related insurance in the world. Our business is built on our reputation for reliability and integrity; we are the partner the dive trade relies on and our brand is respected by sports divers worldwide. As we approach our 30th Anniversary we’d like to thank you all for your custom and wish you safe and happy diving!
STAND NUMBER: 600
Atlantis Resorts – The Philippines
The Philippines, part of the renowned ‘Coral Triangle’, are home to some of the world’s greatest marine biodiversity… in particular the incredible array of corals. The Atlantis resorts, in Dumaguete and Puerto Galera, provide the perfect place to explore the region’s world-class diving with up to five dives per day offered at both resorts.
The Atlantis Beach Resort, Dumaguete is a boutique resort only 20 minutes from Dumaguete and set in lush tropical gardens packed with indigenous plants, trees and visited by exotic birds. Diving highlights in this area mainly focus on the incredible macro life found along the Negros coastline, with the Atlantis House Reef is a great site to begin your adventure.
The Puerto Galera Atlantis Beach Resort is situated on Sabang Beach, and features 40 rooms and suites offering maximum comfort and privacy. Dives range from shallow reef dives to channel dives with a plethora of marine life and some of the most diverse coral reef diving in the region.
STAND NUMBER: 232
Looking for expert advice, well-priced holidays and first hand reviews? Look no further. Visit the Diverse Travel team to book the holiday of your dreams to just about anywhere in the world.
Years of working with some of the best dive operators means you are sure of a seamless experience from your first conversation to your last dive. Enjoy the best itineraries and great value with Diverse Travel’s expertise in tailor- making holidays.
Why travel with Diverse?
- Tailor-made holidays from scuba diving to hotels to tours
- Honest, expert advice, well-informed recommendations
- Great value, fair prices, exclusive offers
- ATOL protected
Visit Stand 232 to find out more and check out the show offers.
STAND NUMBER: 730
Stand out from the crowd… Not anonymous units dispatched next day! A quality dry suit should be with you for years, as long as you take a little time to consider and discuss your options.
When buying an O’Three dry suit, your options are endless and our time afforded to you is limitless. You will not become a number, your dry suit will not be an anonymous unit, and we will support you for years to come.
Come and visit is on stand 730 and experience the difference in comfort, safety and longevity that a drysuit tailored to your needs can give you.
Our full range of suits will be on show, from our Port 10 workhorse to the Technical diver’s perennial favourite the Ri 2-100. We have suits to cover all types of diving and budget.
Our Base Layers, Hoods and Gloves will be on the stand for you to try on as well as the range of options you can apply to your new O’Three Drysuit.
STAND NUMBER: 230
Biggest fleet of Maldives liveaboards | Top service & value for money
When it’s Red Sea day boat diving, house reef or liveaboards, you get the best service at undeniably great value with Emperor. Getting your own flight? Emperor can help with hotel and diving packages giving you the complete holiday experience.
The Red Sea is the perfect year-round destination from the UK; we cover more ground (and sea) than most with centres in El Gouna, Marsa Alam and Sharm El Sheikh and an exciting liveaboard programme.
Our Maldives liveaboard fleet now offers SIX choices: Emperor Serenity (new for 2016), Emperor Orion, Emperor Voyager, Emperor Virgo, Emperor Leo and Emperor Atoll with some of the best value diving on a variety of routes. Read testimonials on Feefo and TripAdvisor for the full pleasing picture. Visit Emperor at Stand 230 to find out more, check out their show offers and enter a competition with the chance to win Red Sea diving.
STAND NUMBER: CV10
Caribbean Fun Travel are the UK dive specialist for the Caribbean, offering holidays to some of the best dive destinations in the world GRENADA – BONAIRE – CURACAO – ARUBA – SABA – ST. MARTIN.
The good news is that during 2017 Caribbean Fun Travel will add St. Lucia, Barbados, the Bahamas, Antigua, St. Kitts, Turks & Caicos and Tobago to our holiday destinations – places snorkellers and divers can enjoy. We are family team and have visited the accommodation we offer. Local knowledge is the vital element of our tailor-made holiday itineraries and we have spent some time finding the best options for divers. All accommodation is offered based on our personal recommendation supported by real customer feedback.
We can find the best accommodation to suit your personal preference and budget. Our holidays are ATOL protected.
Booking with Caribbean Fun Travel is easier – cheaper – safer.
STAND NUMBER: 724 A & B plus Scuba Travel TALKS stand
Great holidays don’t happen by accident. Scuba Travel are the undisputed dive experts.
There’s a holiday waiting for you at stand 724 A&B with our unmissable show offers! We’ve hand picked our dive centres, hotels and liveaboards to create award winning holidays. No matter what your budget or underwater passion, we’ve got you covered.
Dive with the best in the Red Sea, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Galapagos, Cocos, Socorro, the Caribbean, Fiji and Truk! Win a trip on board ScubaSpa. Maldives. Diving’s biggest names will be giving talks on our dedicated stage, just behind our stand. Win huge holiday vouchers at the tombola after each presentation.
STAND NUMBER: 524
Safari Diving Lanzarote is a family friendly English owned dive centre, located directly on the beach which is the main shore entry point for the whole island.
The only dive centre to have been awarded the Quality Award by the government of Lanzarote. Daily (7days a week) shore and boat dives, and twice weekly night dives, which means we can offer you the most dive sites – all at the same price! FREE diver deals and discounted rates for groups, universities, clubs, etc– you can use your own instructors to complete training or ours. FREE dive deals for all divers.
It is possible to dive without our guides – although they know the sites well and give you a fun and interesting dive. We can store your equipment or very good standard full or partial equipment hire if required. We can assist with accommodation and flights from most UK airports regularly.
Check out our webpage or email us for further information – we respond quickly! Visit us at this years Birmingam dive show, you can find us at stand 524 where we will be making a special announcement!
STAND NUMBER: 810
Thinking about moving to closed circuit?… or simply curious as to what it’s all about? If so, three things not to be missed at DIVE 2016… a visit to the AP Diving stand… catch a talk by leading Inspiration divers Mark Powell or Paul Rose… and have a dip in the try-dive pool with an AP Inspiration CCR.
AP are rebreather pioneers with almost 20 years production pedigree. The Inspiration CCR, first developed back in 1997, is now in its 7th generation and is the most widely used unit in the world.
The AP team of designers, divers and engineers will be on hand and happy to answer your questions, general or specific… and to demonstrate all the latest in the ongoing AP product development programme.
We are also running our regular Free Prize Draw and all are welcome to come along and sign up.
Take the first step of your next big challenge… with the people who started the rebreather revolution.
STAND NUMBER: 942
ALKIN Compressors were established in 1990 and our production activities take place at our 16500m2 site in Izmir, Turkey.
Our products appeal to different sectors, we offer fast, high quality service and our recognition in the international markets has been rising. Around 85% of our production is accounted by exports to 96 countries, such as UK, Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Spain, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Japan, China, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, S. Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, S. Africa, etc. Ask about our NEC Birmingham Dive Show specials.
STAND NUMBER: P8
We are underwater photography specialists with 25 years of experience.
As suppliers of a wide range of equipment, Cameras Underwater offers friendly advice with expert knowledge on every aspect of underwater photography. We sell cameras, housings and strobes, as well as optical and other accessories to all parts of the diving and photographic industries.
We will be showcasing the Gates housing for the Sony AX100 at DIVE 2016. Depth rated to 137 mt / 449 ft, this is the perfect small video solution for the deeper diver. Gates makes some of the best underwater video housings in the world, and their housings have filmed some of the most iconic videography of the past few years; you’ll have seen them in the hands of people like Doug Allan and Hugh Miller on the shows presented by David Attenborough. Also on display will be examples of aluminium SLR and compact housings, including Subal SLR housings and the 100m depth-rated Recsea housing for the latest Canon compact camera.
We will also be displaying ranges of lightweight aluminium ball-arm systems that allow you elegantly and efficiently to attach lighting systems to your housing.
Visit us at stand P8.
STAND NUMBER: 516
With 45 years of experience, Maltaqua offers the highest standards in Diving and Diver training. Maltaqua was Europe’s first PADI centre and Maltaqua first BSAC Centre of Excellence.
Maltaqua offers a complete range of training programmes from beginner to instructor level, including refresher, referral, specialty and technical courses. With excellent facilities, services, packages, as well as outstanding teaching and Instructional standards, Maltaqua offers the very best in diving experience whatever your requirements.
If you are looking for a winter getaway check out our great offers on web site.
DIVE 2016 takes place at the Birmingham NEC in the UK on the weekend of the 22nd – 23rd October. You can purchase tickets here.
Find out more about 2016 at www.diveshows.co.uk.
Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados
In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.
Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.
For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.
Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)
Introduced by Jeff Goodman
Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.
A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.
CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.
Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts
Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.
During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!
Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.
For more information about the CCMI click here.
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