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It’s DIVE 2019 this coming weekend and Scuba Travel have some great value holiday offers to tempt you…

RED SEA DIVE SHOW SPECIALS

The Egyptian part of the Red Sea is home to some of the most famous dive sites in the world. Regardless of whether you’re looking to dive the colourful reefs of Ras Mohammed and impressive wrecks on the northern itineraries, or head south and enjoy exhilarating pelagic encounters at The Brothers or Daedalus, the astonishing hard corals of Fury Shoal or the pristine reefs of St. Johns…. Scuba Travel offers an exclusive range of Egyptian liveaboards from the Tornado Marine fleet so they can offer you not only outstanding diving but also the surface side comforts that suit you.

Click here to see Scuba Travel’s fantastic Red Sea Show Offers or call the team on 01483 411590.


MALDIVES DIVE SHOW SPECIALS

Diving in the Maldives has never been more affordable than with Scuba Travel’s handpicked selection of boats for all budgets, with year-round departures. From open plan traditional style boats to modern, luxurious liveaboards, there’s a trip for you. They’ve got great options for individuals or groups looking for their next adventure. Or if you prefer elegant living with world-class diving, then step on board their high-end liveaboard holidays.

Carpe offers 3 great boats in the Maldives: Carpe Diem, Carpe Vita and Carpe Novo. Each one offering a unique experience and fantastic diving.

Click here to see all the Carpe Fleet offers or call Scuba Travel on 01483 411590.

From the traditional Maldivian style Emperor Atoll to the brand new Emperor Explorer. Emperor Maldives has the perfect liveaboard for you.

Click here to see all Scuba Travel’s Emperor Maldives offers or call the team on 01483 411590.


PHILIPPINES DIVE SHOW SPECIALS

The Philippines is a destination on every diver’s list. Great macro life, coupled with pristine reefs filled with nudibranch, mandarin fish and pygmy sea horses, awaits you. For the shark lover, threshers are regularly seen in Malapascua, and Whale sharks at Tubbataha and Oslob. If wreck diving is your preference, Coron offers superb dives on the Japanese Imperial fleet. Regardless of your dive preference, the Philippines offers something special.

Scuba Travel has a range of offers to some of the best dive regions in the Philippines.

Click here to see all the Philippines show deals offers or call the Scuba Travel team on 01483 411590.


PACIFIC DIVE SHOW SPECIALS

The Pacific offers some of the best diving in the world. Explore the wrecks of Truk Lagoon or the incredible sites around the Galapagos.

With so many high octane destinations to choose from, you will find something to look forward to for sure!

Click here to see all Scuba Travel’s Pacific show offers or call the team on 01483 411590.


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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TRAVEL BLOG: Jeff Goodman Dives SOMABAY, Part 3

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Today we are diving one of the outer reefs from an inflatable. As we reach the bottom, a reef octopus eases its way into the cover of a small crack in the coral while displaying it’s incredible ability to change colour. They are arguably one of the most charismatic of reef dwellers and it is always exciting for me to simply hover and watch. I would have spent longer and waited for it to come and investigate me, but as dive time is limited we wanted to move on and find a turtle.

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The waters around Somabay are well protected and hold a rich variety of marine life. The reef edges are thriving colonies of coral and shoaling fish, while nearer the sea bed plenty of wildlife is still to be found.

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Then we located the turtles. They are very used to divers and so show little concern when slowly approached. In fact occasionally one will come over to see what you are doing. There is always huge excitement when diving with a turtle. The shear thrill of sharing a moment with another species.

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What a fantastic way to finish a wonderful few days diving and I would like to thank SOMABAY, ORCA DIVING and THE BREAKERS for making my stay such a good one.

I had a great time, with diving everyday either on the house reef or on one of the offshore reefs by inflatable or larger day boat. Orca diving provided high quality equipment and facilities while the staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The Breakers was right on the coast with nice rooms, good food and once again friendly staff making the whole trip a real pleasure.

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Soma Bay covers an entire peninsula and is home to several resorts as well as residential  compounds.

As well as scuba diving, Somabay caters for many other sports and activities, and so is perfect for families as well as individuals and/or groups. And of course there is always time to lay peacefully on the beach under the Egyptian sun.

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Book your next Red Sea dive adventure with SOMABAY! For more information, visit www.somabay.com.

Stay at the Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge when you visit! For more information, visit  www.thebreakers-somabay.com.

Find out more about ORCA Dive Clubs at SOMABAY at www.orca-diveclubs.com/en/soma-bay-en.

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TRAVEL BLOG: Jeff Goodman Dives SOMABAY, Part 2

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Day three of my trip to Somabay and we were spending the day on the Lady Christina and diving on the wreck of the Salem Express.

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Diving wrecks for me is always one of mixed emotions. The excitement of diving a wreck is more than often tempered by the thought of loss of life when she sank. The Salem Express was a passenger ship and a roll-on/roll-off ferry travelling from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Safaga, Egypt. Most passengers were of poor class travelling home from their holidays while around 150 people were returning home from their pilgrimage to Mecca.

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The ship struck a reef and sank within 20 minutes. Passengers were trapped below deck and the ship was filled with fear and panic.

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The wreck area is strewn with personal belongings from the crew and passengers such as a transistor radio and a flat iron for clothes. A diver at sometime has put them in a prominent place to be seen.

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Tragically only one life boat was launched while the others went down with the ship. More than 600 men, women and children lost their lives here.

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It’s a stark reminder that the sea can be unforgiving and so when we dive on such wrecks we should do so with humble regard.

Returning to the surface, shoals of fish are gathered under our boat and seem to be welcoming us back into the light.

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Back at the Breakers I sat in the dining area with a beer and a very good meal while my thoughts still remained with the day’s dive on the Salem Express.

Check in for part 3 tomorrow for Jeff’s last day of diving with Somabay on the off-shore reefs looking for turtles.

Book your next Red Sea dive adventure with SOMABAY! For more information, visit www.somabay.com.

Stay at the Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge when you visit! For more information, visit  www.thebreakers-somabay.com.

Find out more about ORCA Dive Clubs at SOMABAY at www.orca-diveclubs.com/en/soma-bay-en.

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