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Dive holiday offers from Scuba Travel

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

Egypt

Simply the Best onboard Hurricane for only £995

Flash Sale only 2 spaces at this price!

This 6th June dive the fabled Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone with the most experienced team on board the stable, steel-hulled Hurricane. Avoid long transfers with a direct flight to Marsa Alam. 12 L tank & weights and FREE NITROX are included in your package. Flights are with Thomson from Gatwick and transfers are included. At the end of the week, a day use room and lunch at a hotel is included while you wait for your flight home. The only costs not included are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs. Please let Scuba Travel know if you would like to pre-book any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

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

The stunning image at the top of the page was taken by in house photo pro – Mario Vitalini, a couple of weeks ago in the Red Sea. See it for yourself and join the Scuba Travel team in the spectacular Red Sea.

Scuba Travel has handpicked its range of modern Red Sea liveaboards. They believe you deserve outstanding diving as well as onboard creature comforts. Find your perfect weekly departure at an affordable price. Scuba Travel’s Red Sea liveaboards are run to the highest safety standards by friendly, experienced crews. Discover their award-winning liveaboards for an Egyptian diving holiday that will exceed expectations.
See our latest Red Sea availability here


Wrecks and Reefs onboard Cyclone this 15th June Only £995

Sail away on the ever popular,Cyclone. 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. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, nitrox, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs.

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


This 7th September, Carpe Novo for £2195 including flights from Heathrow

Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the sublime and spacious Carpe Novo (new in 2016). Visiting North Male, Ari, Vaavu and South Male, Carpe Novo offers 3 dives daily (except for on the day of arrival and day before departure) including one or two night dives and all diving is from a dhoni tender, with 12lt tank, weights and Nitrox included. Accommodation in a standard cabin on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) – cabin upgrades available. Tea, coffee and drinking water are included in your package. Excluded are alcohol, fruit juice, soft drinks, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs. Please let your travel consultant know if you have any dietary requirements.


This holiday includes international flights to Male from Heathrow and airport transfers. Transfers operate at fixed times. Scuba Travel offer flights from other regional airports in the UK. Ask your travel consultant for a competitive quote.

Book your place for £2195

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


This 13th July, experience Oman onboard the Oman Aggressor for only £1895 exc. flights

A truly magical itinerary for divers that love reef diving and abundant biodiversity. You have 7 nights in a deluxe stateroom on a full board basis, including all soft drinks and a limited selection of local beer and wine with your evening meal. There are master cabin and suite upgrades available. Over a 7 night trip, you can clock up an impressive 25 dives. 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package. There is a USD200 Port/Marine Park fee per person to be paid on board. Excluded are the Oman entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. Dinner on Friday evening is not included, although the crew will assist with recommendations and reservations. Transfers will be pre-booked but have to be paid for locally in cash USD35 per person per way – the transfer time will be advised locally.

This holiday does not include any international flights to Muscat airport MCT. Scuba Travel is 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.

Book your place for £1895

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


This 28th June, dive Moalboal and Pescador Island from Kasai Village and save £300.

Your package includes international flights, 7 nights in a pool view room on full board basis (optional room grades available) and 15 boat dives and local transfers.

Please do ask your travel consultant if you would like to pre-book additional diving. Special day trips or blackwater dives are organised and subject to a small supplemental charge paid locally. Flights are with Cathay Pacific airlines via Hong Kong but Scuba Travel can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departures. You will need to pay a departure tax when leaving the Philippines (approx 750php).

Book your place for £2145

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


Save £300 – 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 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.

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


This 7th July, save £1300 and dive the famous Blue Corner, German Channel and Peleliu on board the Rock Islands Aggressor.

Your trip starts on arrival in Koror (ROR). Your Aggressor liveaboard package is based on a twin double cabin (full board) – a deluxe cabin upgrade is available. Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine are included. All trips are fully guided by 2 expert dive guides and include 12lt international valve tank and weights. There are usually 4 dives a day and 3 night dives during the trip. At the end of your trip, you will return to Koror. Dinner on the final evening is not included but the crew will be able to assist with reservations and recommendations. All transfers are pre-booked but must be paid for locally approx $15 each way. Excluded are park fees (total approx $240), departure tax ($50), green fee (approx $10), additional kit hire, nitrox and any souvenirs.

This is a BOAT ONLY holiday. The cost does not include any international flights. Scuba Travel is 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. You are strongly recommended to have at least 1 night in Palau before and after your liveaboard dates in case of any flight delays or baggage issues.

Click here to book your next Palau holiday

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


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

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Book Release: Diving the Thistlegorm – The Ultimate Guide to a World War II Shipwreck

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Diving the Thistlegorm is a unique in-depth look at one of the world’s best-loved shipwrecks. In this highly visual guide, cutting edge photographic methods enable views of the wreck and its fascinating cargo which were previously impossible.

This book is the culmination of decades of experience, archaeological and photographic expertise, many hours underwater, months of computer processing time, and days spent researching and verifying the history of the ship and its cargo. For the first time, Diving the Thistlegorm brings the rich and complex contents of the wreck together, identifying individual items and illustrating where they can be found. As the expert team behind the underwater photography, reconstructions and explanations take you through the wreck in incredible detail, you will discover not only what has been learned but also what mysteries are still to be solved.

Find out more about:

  • One of the world’s greatest dives.
  • Incredible ‘photogrammetry’ shows the wreck and cargo in a whole new light.
  • Meticulous detail presented in a readable style by experts in their respective fields.

About the authors:

Simon Brown is an underwater photographer and photogrammetry/3D expert who has documented underwater subjects for a wide range of clients including Historic England, Wessex Archaeology and television companies such as National Geographic Channel and Discovery Canada. Jon Henderson is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh where he is the Director of the Underwater Archaeology Research Centre. With specific research interests in submerged prehistoric settlements and developing underwater survey techniques, he has directed underwater projects in the UK, Poland, Greece, Italy, Egypt, Jamaica and Malaysia. Alex Mustard is a former marine biologist and award-winning underwater photographer. In 2018 he was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for “Services to underwater photography”. Mike Postons pioneered the use of digital 3D modelling to visualise shipwrecks, as well as the processes of reconstructing original ships from historic plans. He has worked with a number of organisations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Historic England and the Nautical Archaeological Society.


About the book:

  • Release date 25 November 2020
  • Limited run of Hardbacks
  • RRP £35
  • ISBN 978-1-909455-37-5
  • 240 photo-packed pages
  • 240 x 160 mm

Available to pre-order now from Divedup.com, Amazon, online, and from retailers.

Check back on Scubaverse.com for a review of the book coming soon!

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Deptherapy’s Dr Richard Cullen becomes a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

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Dr Richard Cullen, Chairman of Scuba Diving Rehabilitation Charity Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education, has been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society is a prestigious Fellowship that is open to those who demonstrate a sufficient involvement in geography or an allied subject through publications, research or professional experience.

Paul Rose, Deptherapy’s Vice Chair, and a world renowned explorer, author, broadcaster, who is a former Vice Chair of the RGS said: 

“This is a huge achievement by Richard. His Fellowship is richly deserved, and a direct result of his steadfast commitment to preserving our oceans through Deptherapy’s very powerful ‘Protecting Our Oceans’ Programme.  I know the top team at the RGS are looking forward to welcoming Richard into the Society.”

The RGS was founded in 1830 to advance geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions, as well as by advocating on behalf of the discipline and promoting geography to public audiences.

Paul Toomer, President of RAID, said:

“I have been close friends with Richard for many years and his passion for our seas, even at 70 years of age, is undiminished.  Deptherapy are the world leaders in adaptive scuba diving teaching and are our much valued partners.  Taking UK Armed Forces Veterans who have suffered life changing mental and/or physical challenges and engaging them in major marine biology expeditions, is to most of us beyond the realms of possibility.  The skills these guys have to develop is just awesome.  This is a great honour for Richard, a great honour for Deptherapy, and also for us as their partners.  The diving world must come together to celebrate and acknowledge Richard’s achievement.”

Richard joins some distinguished Fellows of the RGS.  Former Fellows include Ernest Shackleton and many other notable explorers and geographers.

Richard said:

“I am both honoured and humbled to become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. When I was invited to apply for a Fellowship, I was, which is very unusual for me, lost for words.  I hope it will allow me to take our message of Protecting Our Oceans to a larger audience and to further develop our programmes.  The Fellowship is a recognition of the charity’s work to raise awareness of the plight of our oceans.  The credit belongs to a group of individuals who have overcome massive challenges to let alone qualify as divers but now to progress to marine biology expedition diving”.

For more information about the work of Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education visit www.deptherapy.co.uk.

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