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Dive into the Red Sea

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The Red Sea is a constant in the top spot on the list of most diver’s favourite destinations. Consistent warm, clear waters year-round, a fantastic range of dive sites, and superb corals and marine life make Egypt one of the most popular dive destinations worldwide… But the Red Sea also offers plenty of other tempting dive spots: Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia to name a few, just waiting to be discovered by you.
Read on for some of our highly recommended dive destinations and enjoy your next dive travel adventure taking in the underwater magic of the Red Sea…

Aqaba Adventure Divers – Aqaba, Jordan

Tel: +962 7 9907 8450
Email: info@aqaba-diving.com
Web: www. aqaba-diving.com

Our Resort has something for everyone! Whether you’re an experienced diver, a beginner looking for adventure or just in need of some relaxation, bring the whole family and enjoy the fun and friendly atmosphere.

Aqaba Adventure Divers rests on a quiet hillside and provides a magnificent view over Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia surrounding the Red Sea, Spend the morning exploring one of the many beautiful sites of the Aqaba marine park guided by a member of our experienced dive team.

In the afternoon, after enjoying some lunch, take some time out and relax around the pool, or challenge our team to a game of pool. Then as the evening draws in, order a coffee or Hubble bubble (water pipe) while watching the breathtaking views of the Red Sea sunset. Don’t want to go home? No problem, stay the night in one of our 15 poolside rooms where you can get a good night’s sleep before starting it all again tomorrow!

There are many things that make Aqaba the best place to go diving in the Red Sea. The diving along the shores of Aqaba, South Beach, is as good as you can find it anywhere in the Red Sea; there are extensive efforts into coral preservation and restriction on fishing which helps to assure that divers will meet lots of fish, crustaceans, octopus, turtles and everything you wish to see. The local dive centers are very active in clean up dives and often the guests participate, this shows the involvement of both the local dive industry and the guests.

Facebook: @aqabaadventuredivers |   Instagram: @aqaba_adventure_divers


Saeed Rashid: Wrecks of Aqaba at the NUPG meeting (Watch Video)

This Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) meeting saw another top-notch guest speaker take to the virtual stage. Saeed Rashid joined the group to talk about diving in Aqaba and in particular the wreck photography opportunities this unique destination offers…

Read more HERE… 


Roots Red Sea – El Quseir, Red Sea, Egypt

Tel: +20 106 554 0900
Email: info@rootsredsea.com
Web: www.rootsredsea.com

Roots Red Sea is a small friendly resort aimed at scuba divers, snorkelers and those who want a quiet, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. Roots Red Sea is managed by British owned and run Pharaoh Dive Club who have an unsurpassed reputation for friendly helpful staff delivering great personal service.

Owners Steve and Clare have vast experience of the Red Sea having been working in the region for over 30 years. Their simple mantra is to deliver the holiday the guest wants and treat everyone the way they would like to be treated themselves; it is certainly a winning formula. There is a distinct no problem attitude and nothing is too much trouble for the team.

El Quseir has the reputation of providing the very best shore based diving in the Egyptian Red Sea. Diving all around El Quseir is extremely varied with a myriad of pristine coral gardens, challenging wall dives, offshore ergs, sea grass meadows and extensive cavern systems.

Whether its Learn to Dive in the Red Sea, shore diving, boat diving, camel safari diving, cavern diving, technical diving, rebreather diving, wreck diving safaris, unlimited house reef diving, or any other diving activity in the Red Sea, look no further. Pharaoh Dive Club at Roots Red Sea is the ideal location

There is something for every diver with options for shore diving, zodiac diving or hard boat diving. Further afield there are even opportunities to take excursions to visit world renowned sites such as Elphinstone and the Salem Express.

Special Offer

Roots Red Sea is offering Scubaverse readers a special bonus when they book a package for travel any time in 2022. Simply quote ref ‘DAVE SAID’ to receive a 50% discount on any course taken during your stay at Roots.

Facebook: @RootsRedSea


The Scuba Place (and MV Big Blue) – Hurghada, Egypt

Tel: +44 (0)20 3515 9955
Email: reservations@thescubaplace.co.uk
Web: www.thescubaplace.co.uk

Big Blue is the brand new, standard-setting Red Sea Safari vessel sailing in and out of Hurghada and Port Ghalib on Southern itineraries.  Huge cabins, huge dive decks, huge dive platform and of course, a real focus on delivering the very best diving. British owned and operated means excellent standards, particularly when it comes to safety, food and service.

Nitrox is included for all charters, and Big Blue can cater for recreational, technical and rebreather divers.

A maximum of 24 passengers means there is space in abundance – even for sidemount, twin-set and CCR divers.

Itineraries include the favorites such as Northern Wrecks and Reefs, Brothers and the North, Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone and the Deep South, and then there is the exclusive 3 Wars Wreck Safari, diving 17 wrecks in one week, and venturing up into the Northern Suez. Bolt on Ras Mohammed and Tiran too on our Northern Safaris – they really pack a punch! Custom built itineraries are standard for full charters too – you tell us where you want to go, and we deliver!

FREE NITROX on all full charters comes as standard!

Facebook: @thescubaplace |   Instagram:  @the.scuba.place


Scuba Diving & Marine Life: Hawksbill Turtle, Red Sea (Watch Video)

Scubaverse Underwater Videographer and Editor-at-Large Jeff Goodman takes us on a tour of some of his favourite marine life in this video series…

Watch more Red Sea marine life videos HERE


Emperor Divers – Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, Egypt

 Tel: +20 (0) 122 737 2126
Email: info@emperordivers.com
Web: www.emperordivers.com

Emperor Divers offers the best and most convenient location for diving in Marsa Alam.

Located directly on the Port Ghalib marina jetty, we provide the finest service in the Marsa Alam area with a range of trips from shallow wrecks and bays to world-class Elphinstone.

Our fleet of day boats are moored right on the marina and we provide complimentary transfers from a number of hotels in the area. So, because of our perfect location, you can enjoy easy diving from your first day in a venue which is great for both learners and experienced divers.

Emperor’s standard boat diving includes two dives per day with guide, tanks and weights, and the sites we will take you to offer excellent corals, great visibility and a chance to see sharks, dugong, turtles and dolphins.

Marsa Alam is one of three Red Sea destinations we offer, with dive sites and a fleet of boats also based in Sharm el Sheikh.

Image: Frogfish Photography

We regularly update our website with special offers so visit www.emperordivers.com to see what is available or sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive deals. You can also call us on +44 (0) 161 504 2822 where you will be given the personal touch to help you plan and book your perfect Emperor Divers holiday.

Facebook: @emperordiversofficial |   Instagram: @emperordivers_


Camel Dive Club & Hotel – Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Tel: +20 69 360 0700
Email: info@cameldive.com
Web: www.cameldive.com

The One Stop base for your perfect diving holiday in the Red Sea.

Camel Dive Club & Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh is a PADI five-star Instructor Development Dive Resort located in the heart of Na’ama Bay, just five minutes’ walk from the jetty from where dive trips depart.

Spend your days diving, snorkeling with our team of PADI professionals, and relaxing on our custom-built dive boats. Return to dine in our Italian inspired restaurant, enjoy our evening divers’ gatherings, and watch the stars from our rooftop bar. Retire in the comfort of our boutique hotel, wake refreshed and ready to do it all again.

We run daily boat trips to Tiran, Ras Mohammed, wreck excursions like Thistlegorm, Dunraven and Million Hope, as well as night dives and shore dives from the house reef. We offer a complete range of PADI diving lessons.

Here we have everything under one roof for your perfect Red Sea diving holiday.

Dive & Stay Special Offer

Dive back into the holiday scene!

Offer includes:

  • 7 nights at Camel Hotel, including breakfasts
  • 5 days guided diving (two boat dives a day, tanks and weights)
  • Free nitrox (two 12lt tanks per day, 32%)
  • Airport transfers

556 Euro per person sharing a double room.

764 Euro in a single room.

Valid for bookings until 30 June 2022. Limited availability. Contact us at info@cameldive.com mentioning the promo code ‘SCUBAV22’ to get a special price.

Facebook: @cameldive.sharm  |   Instagram: @camel_dive_club


Top Five Snorkeling Sites in Sharm El Sheikh

One of the best things about Sharm el Sheikh is that not only is it a short flight from Europe and the UK, it also boasts some of the best marine life in the world combined with 30 metre plus visibility. Sharm is already well known for top-class diving and year-round sunshine but there is also a plethora of sites that are ideal for snorkeling…

Read more HERE…


Al-Haddad Scuba – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 56 020 7606
Email: reservations@haddadscuba.com
Web: www.haddadscuba.com

Al-Haddad Scuba is the leading scuba diving company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and offers the ultimate experience for all levels of diver. We are an SSI Instructor training center and offer a wide range of courses from Open Water to Instructor level, including specialties such as Deep, Wreck, Boat, Shark, Night, and many more.

We offer a professional and safe experience for all our divers. Our facility and its staff have trained and guided more than 5,000 divers in the past 11 years and your enjoyment and safety while you are with us are our top priority.

We are the only boat trip provider offering daily trips in Jeddah, where you can discover amazing dive sites such as Coral Garden, Sea Pools (AKA Jeddah Maldives), Nemo Garden, Giant Garden, and multiple wrecks. We also offer shore diving day or night, and dive trips to Rabigh, a small town nearby with beautiful untouched reefs and amazing corals that are teeming with marine life. And with other activities such as snorkeling, water skiing and sightseeing, you will always get the best experience with Al-Haddad Scuba.

Special Offer

Scubaverse exclusive boat trip is 370 SAR (99 USD) instead of 440 SAR (117 USD).

Facebook: @haddadscuba  |   Instagram: @haddad_scuba


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Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse’s June 2022 Underwater Photo & Video Contests

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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.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s June 2022 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s June 2022 Underwater Video Contest is, click here.

If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. July’s photo and video contests are now open.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s July 2022 Underwater Photo Contest, click here.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s July 2022 Underwater Video Contest, click here.

Good luck!!!

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Tips for… Navigation

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Not the most fun of topics we guess, but pretty important for any diver! Now we are sure that there are some of you out there that steer away from the navigation side and are quite happy to follow along at the back. But if you are one of those divers and the reason is because you think that it is ridiculously hard.. we want to give you a few basic tips to help you!

Now using a compass may look scary but actually there is not much to it. First rule to remember… North is North under the water as well as on land… it doesn’t change! So, with that in mind we can use that pretty easily under the water to at least give us a point of reference whilst we are diving, even if you are not leading it. Knowing the direction that you are going and how deep you are is a good reference and will help you to become more confident. Get into the habit of taking a ‘bearing’ – fancy word for direction – on the surface before going under and check the bearing as you are diving.

Knowing which way is left and right – well, when going right, the numbers increase, and when going left, the numbers decrease… easy! Starting off with turning left and right 90 degrees will start to get you into the habit of making turns. Try not to use complicated numbers when you first start off, nobody likes maths at the best of times, let alone trying to add 273 to 32 under the water! Keep it basic.

Last but not least, navigating is not all about using a compass. If you are not a fan of it and want to keep your dives simple, there is nothing wrong with natural navigation. There are some amazing sites around our coastline that are perfect for this – harbour walls, piers, open sea coves, all allow the point of reference to be followed on one side of your body on the way out and the opposite on the way back. You can also check that you are going the right way on your return as the depth will start to decrease. This is a great way to start building your confidence with navigating if you are new to it, and what is even better, lots of marine life love to congress around these rocky areas!

Other aspects to consider to throw into your natural navigation bag are picking some land marks during your dives. If there is something notable that doesn’t move (fish are not highly recommended!) take a note of this and use it as a reference and pick another. On the return journey, you can use these ‘markers’ to find your way back to the starting point. A nice and simple way to find where you are going.

So, give it a go in a nice shallow bay area and see how you get on… practice makes perfect!


Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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