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Dive into the depths of Somabay and enjoy an unparalleled scuba experience




SomabaySomabay, Egypt’s best kept secret, is fast becoming known as the Red Sea’s premier diving location. Offering beginner and advanced divers alike the chance to explore some of the rarest, largest, and most beautiful corals in the Red Sea; this is a must visit destination for all aficionados.

For beginners, Somabay offers an array of PADI diving courses and the world famous house reef is accessible via a 420 meter long jetty that stretches out into the ocean. Here, divers can expect to see an abundance of marine life including emperor angelfish, stingrays, frogfish, clownfish and trigger fish, without leaving the peninsula.

For the more experienced diver, there are many hidden mysteries buried within the Red Sea that are waiting to be explored. One of the most renowned, the Salem Express, lies on the floor of the Red Sea at 29 metres, providing an eerie yet exciting diving experience. With much of the structure of the ship still intact, it provides an incredible opportunity for experienced divers to explore a 20th century wreck.  Located just off Port Safaga, near the Hundman Reef, the Salem Express is easily accessible and just a short boat ride from Somabay as are other popular sites including Hal Hal, Shaab Shehr, The Tubyas and The Gamuls.


As an added bonus, guests who visit Somabay this summer will also have a free dive introduction and benefit from a 50% discount on all additional dives with the Somabay Summer Experience.

Somabay is conveniently located 45 kilometres from Hurghada International Airport which receives a large number of direct flights from the UK. Just a four-hour flight from Central Europe, these luxurious accommodations, dazzling beaches, clear blue skies and refreshing sea waters of Somabay are within easy reach – with no jet lag!

Dive at Somabay with The Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge

Nights: 7

Airport: Gatwick

Resort: Somabay

Hotel: The Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge

Board & rating: Half Board 4*

Prices from: £675 per person (based on a September departure)


All offers include return flights, airport tax, 20kgs baggage per person, private transfers +airport meet & greet (based on 2 sharing a twin/double bedded room).

Prices are subject to availability and may change without notice.

Call now on 020 3384 0023, email or visit for more details.


WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on (which you can read here), we reported via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

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Gear News

Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



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 – – 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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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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