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Here’s the latest dive holiday offers from our friends at UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel:

EGYPT

SharkQuest on 9th May for only £1095

Come face to face with pelagics in the Southern Red Sea and save £300 with this amazing offer. Dive with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Hurricane. Avoid long transfers with a direct flight to Marsa Alam. Dive the famous Daedalus Reef, Brothers Islands, Rocky or Elphinstone dependant on the best shark activity – night diving is prohibited in some of these areas so expect around 18 dives in total. All fees, 12 L tank & weights and FREE NITROX are included in your package.

All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Includes flights from Gatwick, transfers and a day use room and lunch at a hotel on the last day while you wait for your flight home. This holiday is suitable for Advanced Divers with a minimum of 50 dives and comfortable in the blue.

Click here to book your place!


 Book before the end of April and save £255 on this Wrecks and Reefs trip on 15th June

Sail away this 15th June on the ever popular, award-winning Whirlwind for only £1095. This is a classic itinerary in the Northern Red Sea with up to 22 dives over the week. Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). All marine park fees, 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package. Flights are with easyJet from Gatwick and transfers are also included. At the end of the week, you will have day use of a hotel and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home.

Wrecks and Reefs is the ideal itinerary whatever your experience level. A popular route for those new to the Red Sea, the varied depths across dive sites suit all abilities – from novice to tekkie. Visibility is crystal clear and the warm blue waters are perfect for even the longest dive times. Few other dive destinations can offer the same quality and quantity of top dive sites. This itinerary will fill your log book with both wrecks and reefs that are envied the world over.

Book your place for £1095!


MALDIVES

15th September – visit the Maldives and save £100

Wind your way between Male and Baa atolls, cherry picking the highlight dive sites and including snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay on board the exceptional Carpe Vita. From May 2019 enjoy a relaxing three dives a day with the Carpe Vita team including one or two night dives. All diving is from a dhoni tender, with 12lt tank and weights are included and free recreational nitrox. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) – cabin upgrades available. Tea, coffee and drinking water are included in your package. All trips are fully guided.

Soft and alcoholic drinks, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs are payable onboard. The green tax has been prepaid. Please let your travel consultant know if you would like to prebook any diving courses on board or have any dietary requirements. This holiday excludes international flights to Male airport transfers. Scuba Travel are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Transfers operate at fixed times.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking

Click here to reserve your place onboard Carpe Vita!


INDONESIA

On 24th May, go critter crazy in Bali for £1595 including flights

Save £300 when you dive Tulamben and the incredible critter dives of Bali with the team from Scuba Seraya! Your Bali adventure includes 7 nights in a maisonette on a full board basis (excluding drinks). Enjoy 10 boat dives in the morning (Tulamben region) plus unlimited, unguided shore diving for 5 afternoons. Flights are typically from Heathrow but Scuba Travel can book most major scheduled airlines including regional departure options. UK passport holders no longer need to pay for a visa on arrival in Bali. Excluded are local marine park fees, additional dives, special trips, nitrox or any meals or drinks outside of your full board package.

Click here to book your Bali adventure!


PHILIPPINES

31st May  – save £300 at Malapascua Exotic Dive Resort

Thresher sharks are not the only great diving you will discover with Exotic Divers in Malapascua – reefs, sea snakes and macro life all await in these azure waters. Once you arrive in Cebu you will be picked up and taken by land and boat to Malapascua island. Your holiday package includes 7 nights in a deluxe room on a full board basis (twin share) – optional room grades available. As standard, your package includes 10 dives. Please do ask your travel consultant if you would like to prebook additional diving. The local marine park fees are 150php per day. Special day trips are organised and subject to a small supplemental charge paid locally. Flights are typically with Cathay Pacific, Singapore or Emirates airlines On leaving Cebu airport there is a terminal tax of approx $10 – this must be paid in local currency at the airport.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking

Click here to book your place!


CARIBBEAN

Explore the islands of Saba and St. Kitts and save £600 on 29th June

A unique voyage through some of the most exclusive Caribbean islands onboard Caribbean Explorer 2 – dive St Kitts and the remarkable Saba Island with up to 5 dives a day! You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin). Local, social servings of alcohol are included, along with soft drinks. A 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package with up to 5 dives a day on offer (except first and last day). All trips are fully guided with expert guides. The last night Friday dinner is not included in your cruise. The crew will help with reservations and recommendations. Payable locally are the departure tax, fuel surcharge $80, park fees $115, nitrox $150 per week, optional land tours, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs. Please let your travel consultant know if you would like to prebook any courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

This holiday excludes international flights to St Kitts SKB. At the end of your trip, you need to fly St Kitts from St Maarten. Scuba Travel are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

Don’t miss this great opportunity, click here to book your place!


PACIFIC

30th May  – save £1300 and dive the remote pelagic playground Cocos onboard Sea Hunter.

Your trip of a lifetime starts as you arrive at Cocos Island (approx 30-36 hours journey). Here you will enjoy 3 exciting dives a day plus 3 must-see night dives. Your liveaboard package is based on a twin share cabin (full board including soft drinks). All trips are fully guided and include 12lt tank, weights and free Nitrox. During the trip, an excursion will be made to the island. The Cocos Marine Park fees $490 must be prepaid and will be added to your holiday before travel. Onboard, there is a mandatory search & recovery charge of $35, along with additional drinks, kit hire, souvenirs and tipping. Transfer in San Jose are included from the list of approved hotels. There is a departure tax on leaving Costa Rica (approx $35).

This holiday excludes international flights to San Jose Costa Rica (SJO). Scuba Travel strongly recommend you add a night in Costa Rica before and possibly after your liveaboard, depending on your flight times. These can be added to your booking, with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking

Book this once in a lifetime trip here!


 To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer call 0800 0728221, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com

Competitions

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

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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 Scubaverse.com (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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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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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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