Whether you want something last minute, or fancy Christmas in the Red Sea, there is something here for you!
Resta Grande Resort – 26th September – ONLY £795 (inc flights)
So we have finally said goodbye to our summer but the sun is still shining in Egypt and you could be lying on your lounger next week at the lovely Resta Grande resort for just £795. The resort combines two things we love: cracking value all inclusive and beautiful reef diving. The hotel features include a private beach, a variety of bars and restaurants, 3 pools and full health suite. This fantastic price includes 7 nights full board, return Gatwick flights and transfers and a minimum of 3 days diving. Departs Wednesday 26th September – last 2 spaces.
Emperor Atoll – 7th October – Maldives Seasonal Sensations – only £995 (exc flights)
If you like the idea of diving the Maldives from a small traditional boat which is full of character, at an affordable price, then Emperor Atoll could be for you. The Maldives Seasonal Sensations itinerary wends it way between Male and Baa atolls, diving the east side of the atolls, on sites that are at their seasonal hottest for sharks, manta and gorgeous coral reefs. Make this time of year stand out for all the right reasons. Though the visibility is often decreased, the increased plankton means it can be the best time and place in the Maldives to see manta rays and whalesharks… more than making up for the reduced viz.
Price includes 7 nights full board, up to 17 dives including 1 night dive, airport transfers and FOC nitrox. This is a boat only price but competitive flights can be quoted.
Murex Resort – Manado – Go Diving 2nd November – from £1745 (inc flights)
Great value diving in Manado and, Bunaken Indonesia. Discover rich coral reefs and magical macro with the welcoming team from Murex Manado. With only 15 bungalows spread around the landscaped gardens this resort offers a relaxing stay for everyone and the Spa and Infinity pool are perfect places to recover from your days’ diving.
This boutique resort is perfectly situated so you can enjoy the best of both diving worlds – Bunaken national park and the dark Manado sands. Stunning walls meet abundant critters; a fantastic mix of muck and reef diving, including an easy house reef.
Christmas in The Red Sea – Whirlwind – 23rd December – only £1595 (inc flights)
How about spending Christmas diving in the Red Sea? You could spend 7 fantastic nights on a full board basis, with up to 3 dives a day on the lovely Whirlwind. You can book this until 30th September for the amazing price of only £1595 which includes return flights from Gatwick, transfers and fully guided diving.
Mistral – 10th October – last few spaces – only £1195 (inc flights)
Sail on the lovely Mistral for your next Red Sea liveaboard; she is renowned for her comfortable layout and super speedy engines.
Simply the Best is the perfect Southern Red Sea itinerary. Come face to face with big fish at famous Brothers Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone. Look into the blue for sharks, manta and dolphins as you drift along pristine drop-offs. Enjoy 7 nights full board, including flights to Marsa Alam, giving more time diving and less time travelling. Also includes airport transfers, up to 18 dives and FOC Nitrox.
Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse’s November 2022 Underwater Photo & Video Contests
Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.
If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. December’s photo and video contests are now open.
Tips for… Refreshing Skills
A hugely important subject, and one that should be considered by any diver regardless of your training level. Just like anything, sometimes life gets in the way, we get sidetracked and before you know it, it’s been 2 months out of the water. It may not seem like a lot, but we naturally start to forget things when they are not used. We slow down our actions as we are out of practise and have to think a little more in order to retrieve the information to help make decisions.
There’s nothing wrong with this of course, we cannot always be diving! But it is important that we refresh before getting straight back into it. We obviously conduct a lot of refresher courses here at the dive centre, but we are also realistic, knowing that not everyone will want to pay to refresh their skills with an instructor. That’s also fine too, just be sensible.
Our tips for this would be the following; some will likely seem a little common sense… but it’s always good to have a reminder right?!
First off, when getting back to diving, choose a buddy that you usually dive with or someone that has a higher level of competency in diving. This will give you the reassurance in the water and not have to be worrying about the others person whilst getting back into it yourself.
Secondly, choose a site that you know. Don’t be jumping straight in having seen an amazing new site that you want to try out… that can wait for another time. You have already had a break in your actual diving, without having to then also consider navigating and a new dive plan.
Next, try to leave out the brand new equipment. It’s great that getting back into diving you have decided to buy yourself a new drysuit, fins and BCD, but it all might be a little bit much. Let’s concentrate on just getting back into the water and then move onto those new additions. This kind of change can make even the best of divers anxious.
Last but not least, there’s nothing wrong with staying shallow. Our first dive to get back into it, does not need to break our dive depth record. Stay shallow, enjoy the marine life at this depth, and keep the dive nice and easy. Practise those skills if you would like to, make sure you know where all your equipment is positioned and get comfortable. The ocean isn’t going anywhere… there’s always tomorrow to get in for another!
Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com
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