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Dive into the Azores with Regaldive for an all-round adventure



For adventurous types looking for a dive holiday and more, UK based diving holiday specialist Regaldive recommends a visit to the Azores. Home to nine exotic islands offering world renowned diving and exciting above-the-water activities, there’s plenty to keep even the most adventurous travellers entertained. What’s more, for those who don’t want to travel far, the islands are located just three and a half hours flight from the UK, making the Azores the ideal getaway for those with little time to spare.

Below the water, the Azores are famous for their labyrinthine tunnels, canyons and arches which have been etched out by ancient lava streams. Divers can hope to encounter at least 25 different pelagic species including blue and mako sharks, spotted, bottlenose and Risso’s dolphins, turtles, rays, and even whale sharks. Beaked whales, sperm whales, humpbacks and false killer whales can be spotted from the surface. Highlights include the bubbling hydrothermal vents and 100 metre MV Dori wreck off the coast of Sao Miguel; the challenging dive sites of Ilheus das Formigas and Dollabarat Banks close to Santa Maria; the well-known exposed site of Princess Alice Bank off Pico Island, and the intriguing anchor graveyard off of Terceira.

Once on dry land, divers can immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage and wide diversity of the islands. With each island having its own unique charm, days can be spent climbing volcanoes, cycling through picturesque landscapes, exploring gardens, relaxing in hot springs, learning about the islands’ maritime history, taking to the water on a whale watching trip, visiting cosmopolitan marinas, tasting delicious local produce and exploring World Heritage Sites.

Regaldive offers dive holidays on the islands of Sao Miguel, Pico, Terceira and Santa Maria.

A seven night stay at the Hotel Talisman on Sao Miguel cost from £641 per person, to include flights, transfers and seven nights’ B&B accommodation. A four dive dive pack costs from £114 per person.

A seven night stay at the Hotel Caravelas on Pico costs from £913 per person, to include flights, transfers and seven nights’ B&B accommodation. A four boat dive pack costs from £123 per person.

Seven nights’ at the Hotel Do Caracol on Terceira cost from £921 per person, to include flights, transfers and seven nights’ B&B accommodation. A six shore dive pack costs from £142 per person.

A seven night stay at the Hotel Colombo on Santa Maria costs from £946 per person, to include flights, transfers, seven nights’ B&B accommodation and 10 dives.

The Azores islands are well suited to twin centre island combinations and with flexible scheduled and charter flights available, Regaldive can plan your itinerary for the optimum Azores experience.

For further information or to book, visit or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.


Murex Bangka Announce New Oceanfront Cottages & Beachfront Dining



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Located on a private, palm-fringed, white sand beach and surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs that are bursting with colour and teeming with life, Murex Bangka Resort is a haven for scuba divers. A stay at Murex Bangka gives divers the opportunity to experience a virtually untouched, Indonesian tropical island paradise.

This stunning resort that harnesses solar power, is committed to sustainability and marine conservation – is now offering divers even more home comforts with the completion of its new Premium Oceanfront Cottages and a new restaurant offering exciting indoor and al fresco dining experiences.

NEW Premium Oceanfront Cottages

Murex Bangka Resort offers a duplex style and two detached Premium Oceanfront Cottages which are positioned close to the ocean and are just steps away from the beach.

These tastefully appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable indoor living and large verandas with outdoor seating. Double and twin bed sleeping configurations are available and all Premium Oceanfront Cottages feature large ensuite bathrooms with twin basins.

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As well as the detached cottages, the duplex option offers two more individual premium living spaces. For families and groups of friends, the two adjoining duplex cottages and the shared adjoining common living room area may be opened up – making this an ideal and generously proportioned for option for families and groups who prefer to stay closer together.

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  • Large verandas with ceiling fans
  • Ensuite ocean view bathrooms with hot water rainfall showers
  • AC throughout the night
  • Minibar
  • Dressing table/desk area
  • Ample storage
  • King size or twin beds with mosquito nets
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Ample wall sockets for charging accessories
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Shared common/living area (Duplex Cottages)

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New Beachfront Dining

After a day of diving, guests can now kick-back, relax and enjoy flavours from around the world in Murex Bangka’s new beachfront restaurant. As well as serving a la carte dishes from the inspiring menu, diners can enjoy both buffet and family-style offerings.

Dishes combine the freshest of local ingredients and include options for a range of dietary preferences and restrictions. Bangka’s new menu has been carefully curated with the assistance of an internationally renowned food and beverage consultant and there is a focus on combining traditional classics with more contemporary international plates.

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The new and impressive free standing main restaurant allows guests to dine just meters from the shore while enjoying beautiful beach and sea views. Three meals a day are on offer as well as an enticing selection of specialty coffees, teas, mocktails and cocktails. A wine menu is also available and a cold beer (or beverage of your choosing) makes for a perfect way to end the day while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Book Your Stay

If you would like to find out more about Murex Bangka or to make a reservation, contact: or take a look at the Murex Resorts website:

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Oceanic+ Dive Housing Awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award 2024




Oceanic, a pioneer in scuba diving technology for over 50 years, announces that its Oceanic+ Dive Housing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Red Dot Design Award. This esteemed recognition underscores Oceanic’s commitment to innovation and excellence in product design.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned accolade, celebrating exceptional design quality and innovation across various industries. Each year, thousands of products from around the globe undergo rigorous evaluation by an expert panel of judges, with only the most outstanding designs receiving this esteemed award.

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing impressed the jury with its sleek and functional design, seamlessly integrating with both Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone devices to transform them into fully functional dive computers. This innovative product not only enhances the diving experience but also exemplifies Oceanic’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for divers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2024 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Oceanic+ Dive Housing,” says Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “This accolade is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in design and technology in the dive industry. We are immensely proud of our team’s hard work and commitment to innovation.”

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing joins the ranks of previous Red Dot Award winners, reaffirming Oceanic’s position as a leader in the dive industry. This prestigious recognition further solidifies Oceanic’s reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance in its products.

About Oceanic

Founded in 1972 by industry-pioneer Bob Hollis, Oceanic is a global dive leader committed to providing innovative, reliable, accessible and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. For over 50 years this philosophy has been woven into everything Oceanic does and is the foremost reason the company is considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand. Oceanic is one of Huish Outdoors’ premier dive brands. To learn more, please visit

Sea & Sea is the home of Oceanic and other leading diving brands in the UK. 

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