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Check out the latest dive travel offers from our friends at UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel…

EGYPT

Freediving & Yoga with Emma Farrell onboard Whirlwind

This is a new, more relaxed itinerary in the Northern Red Sea for freedivers with Emma Farrell. Emma will be offering yoga morning and evening suitable for all levels even complete beginners.

RAID courses will be available during the week for an additional charge. Level 1 is mandatory for novices. All marine park fees are included and freediving sessions will be run for certified divers – please prebook courses and kit hire before travel. Flights are with Thomas Cook 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. All trips are fully guided with two expert guides plus Emma Farrell onboard to help you get the most out of this holiday. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs. Please let the team know if you have any dietary requirements.

Join Emma on this fantastic trip for only £1495. Only 4 places left 


SharkQuest in May for only £1195

Come face to face with pelagics in the Southern Red Sea and save £200 with this amazing early bird 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 two expert guides. Flights are with Thomson/Thomas Cook from Gatwick and transfers are included. At the end of the week, you will have a day use room and lunch at a hotel 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.

This holiday is suitable for advanced divers with a minimum of 50 dives and comfortable in the blue.


PHILIPPINES

Atmosphere resort in Dumaguete

SAVE £200 PLUS FREE ROOM UPGRADE (depending on availability) on selected dates. Discover macro, muck magic and the turtletastic Apo island with the brilliant team at Atmosphere resort.

Enjoy 7 laid back nights diving in the heart of Dumaguete plus 1 night in Manila. The unlimited diving package packs in up to 5 dives a day including night dives for 5 days, plus free nitrox and prepaid park fees. Your accommodation package includes 7 nights on a B&B basis in a deluxe suite (2 people sharing) – half board and full board upgrade plans available. You also have free internet access. Special dives (Apo island, mandarin, night dive and dives with the resident marine biologist), kit rental, spa services, land excursions are all paid in resort.

Flights are available with a number of airlines from a variety of regional departure points. Airport transfers are included. Excluded are any excess baggage charges and the Philippines departure tax (750PHP). Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal resort rates.

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


INDONESIA

Murex Manado from £1745

Save £250 on selected dates. Great value diving in Manado and, Bunaken Indonesia.

Over 15 boat dives, discover rich coral reefs and magical macro with the welcoming team from Murex Manado. Your holiday includes flights from Heathrow to Manado with Singapore Airlines, airport transfers and 7 nights garden view bungalow on a full board basis (2 people sharing). Local taxes are prepaid. Water, tea, and coffee are available free of charge. To pay locally are any drinks not included in your board basis, laundry, land excursions, Diving extras such as special trips to Bangka, private guiding, kit hire, courses and nitrox will all be billed in resort. UK passport holder can obtain a FOC visa on arrival.

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


CAYMAN ISLANDS

Visit the Cayman Islands and save £600!

Why dive only one of the Cayman Islands when you can do all three in one single stunning liveaboard cruise with the Cayman Aggressor with up to 5 dives a day!

Your Aggressor package includes 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) – cabin upgrades available. A 12lt tank and weights, soft drinks and a selection of local alcoholic drinks are included in your package. There are 5 dives a day on offer and 2 on the first and last days. All trips are fully briefed by expert guides. There is a $45 port fee per person to pay onboard ($108 for 10 night trip and $75 in 2018). Excluded are departure tax, nitrox, additional kit hire and any onboard souvenirs. Dinner on Friday night is not included. This holiday excludes international flights to Grand Cayman GCM. We are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures.

Book your spot now for only £1725 (exc. flights).


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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PADI Recognises EMEA Members with New Professional Development Excellence Award

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PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) has recently launched their new Professional Development Excellence Award in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), celebrating PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers (IDC)  that are championing creating more PADI Professionals, at all levels, during the previous calendar year.

“While becoming a PADI Five Star IDC Center is a prized accreditation amongst members, this exclusive rating comes with the responsibility of training the next generation of divers to become PADI Instructors,” explains Dave Murray, Managing Director for PADI EMEA.

“PADI’s commitment to a continuing education philosophy encourages divers to realise their dreams of a career as a PADI Pro, teaching others to do what they love – to scuba dive. This new recognition award distinguishes productive PADI Five Star IDC stores for the time and effort they dedicate to marketing and conducting the professional training needed to grow the scuba diving industry.”

PADI’s EMEA Professional Development Excellence Award recognises members for reaching specific milestones based on the number of PADI Pro certifications they issue annually. It also provides an extra layer of credentials in their “Pro Development Status” to potential Divemaster and IDC candidates, along with any other prospective Pro-level customers and prospective employees.

The first awards were distributed earlier this year, with 12 PADI Five Star IDC Centers receiving the Platinum Award. This means that they have issued a minimum of 100 PADI Professional certifications from Divemaster to IDC Staff Instructor, which include 30 Core Professional certifications and 70 Continuing Education Instructor level certifications.

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The 2025 PADI EMEA Professional Development Excellence Award is already underway and renewed PADI EMEA Five Star IDC Dive Centers and Resorts are automatically eligible. Stores that reach the recognition levels during 2024 will receive their award in the first quarter of 2025.

For more information about the award and to see the full list of award recipients visit here.

About PADI 

PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) is the largest purpose-driven diving organization with a global network of 6,600 dive centers and resorts, 128,000 professional members, and more than 30 million certified divers to date. Committed to our blue planet, PADI makes the wonder of the underwater world accessible to all, empowering people around the world to experience, explore and take meaningful action, as Ocean TorchbearersTM, to protect the world beneath the surface. For over 50 years, PADI is undeniably The Way the World Learns to Dive®, setting the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while evolving the sport of diving into a passionate lifestyle. For divers by divers, PADI is obsessed with transforming lives and, with its global foundation, PADI AWARETM, creating positive ocean change. Seek Adventure. Save the Ocean.SM  www.padi.com

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Introduce family to the wonder of the oceans with new family weeks from Regaldive

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Regal Dive, the diving holiday specialist, is offering Learn to Dive and Family Weeks this summer to encourage divers and those new to the sport to spend some time in the water together, learning and developing their diving skills. There are multiple itineraries on offer providing affordable diving certification, including a range of liveaboard trips which are designed to be inclusive – so that even those who would prefer to simply snorkel are still guaranteed a good time.

ITINERARIES IN THE MALDIVES:

MV Keana: Family Week, perfect for snorkellers, beginners and children.

Spend 10 nights in a Maldivian paradise exploring warm turquoise waters for exciting marine life and beautiful corals, all with a highly experienced diving team on hand. The MV Keana takes guests on an adventure around the remote atolls, home to manta rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins and whale sharks. The vessel accommodates up to 18 guests in comfortable upper deck cabins and features an outdoor bar and dining areaThere is a sundeck to soak in the views of the ocean and pristine white beaches of the surrounding islands.

Price: A 10-night trip on MV Keana costs £3,015 per adult, with children under 11 costing £2,735, including flights, departing 8 August 2024.

AMBA: Liveaboard Diving Beginner’s Tour, Family fun between Male and Vaavu Atoll

Take advantage of a variety of courses and family rates on this week-long beginner’s tour. Guests will complete a diving theory course prior to embarking on AMBA, allowing for the possibility to complete up to four courses whilst aboard, including the Open Water certification. Once certified, guests can explore the Vaavu Atoll, which has the thrilling possibility of shark encounters. More experienced divers can hop aboard the Dhoni to access some of the area’s more challenging dive sites.

Price: A 7-night trip on AMBA costs from £2,400 per adult, with children 11 and under costing £2,210. This price includes flights. Departing 13 August 2024.

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DIVING RESORTS IN THE PHILIPPINES:

Atlantis Puerto Galera & Atlantis Dumaguete Family Weeks

The Atlantis Dive Resorts is offering a range of exceptional deals for family groups this summer. The Family Week special offers include free stays, free meals, free diving places for children (one free child per paying adult). Puerto Galera Resort, in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, offers accessible diving, diverse coral reefs and exotic marine life. Dumaguete, in the Visayas region, is home to a diverse range of macro species, including ghost pipefish, flamboyant cuttlefish, and various seahorses and octopuses. The resort also grants access to the Dauin Marine Sanctuaries and Apo Island – one of the finest diving destinations in the Philippines. Both hotels are situated in stunning beach-front locations with tropical landscaped gardens and thatched-roof bungalows.

Price: A 7-night stay Atlantis Puerto Galera costs £3,593 per adult and £1,375 per teen, including flights. A 7-night stay at Atlantis Dumaguete costs £3,895 per adult and £1,475 per teen, including flights.

Family week deals at the Atlantis Dive Resorts are available on selected dates in July, August, November and December 2024.

For more information visit www.regal-diving.co.uk.

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