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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.

Competitions

WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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beuchat-logo-1-300x58.jpgFor this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

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 that Mexico is to host the first annual Cancun International Boat Show and Marine Expo this year. But when is the event due to take place?

Is it:

  • A) 9th – 11th July
  • B) 16th – 18th July
  • C) 23rd – 25th July

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

Beuchat Air Light Bag February 2021

Competition
  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat and their families or employees of Suunto Diving UK and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 07/04/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

  • The following fields are optional, however if you fill them in it will help us to determine what prizes to source in the future.

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Miscellaneous Blogs

Jeff chats to… Jill Heinerth – underwater explorer, author and presenter (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jill Heinerth.

Jill is one of the world’s premier underwater explorers, and the first person to dive inside iceberg caves. According to filmmaker James Cameron, “More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has gone right here on earth.”

An acclaimed polar explorer, cave diver, author, speaker, filmmaker, and climate advocate, Jill is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She is the inaugural recipient of the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration and Canada’s Polar Medal.

Jill leads expeditions into extreme environments to advance scientific and geographic knowledge. Her projects have been broadcast on the CBC, BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel, and television networks worldwide. Jill was announced as the recipient of the William Beebe Award from the Explorer’s Club and was inducted into the International Scuba Divers Hall of Fame in fall 2020.

Her bestselling book INTO THE PLANET – My Life as a Cave Diver  has drawn acclaim from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and O Magazine. Heinerth details her journey into the extreme world of underwater cave exploration, where she has had to overcome fear in order to go where no one has gone before.

Find out more about Jill and her work at: www.intotheplanet.com


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Competitions

Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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