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Dive into the latest liveaboard offers from blue o two

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Dive the Red Sea from just £999 and dive into the magical Maldives from just £1699. Plus save more than £1000 per person in the blue o two Summer Sale!

RED SEA

M/Y blue Horizon

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Northern Wrecks & Reefs – £1169 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

M/Y blue Melody

18 Aug – 25 Aug 2017: Any Southern Itinerary – £9995 (FULL CHARTER – BOAT ONLY)

25 Aug – 01 Sep 2017: Rocky, Zabargad & St. Johns – £1199 (MAN ONLY)

08 Sep – 15 Sep 2017: Deep South – £999

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Strait of Tiran & North – £1169 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

29 Dec – 5 Jan 2018: Northern Wrecks & Reefs – £1079 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

M/Y blue Fin

25 Aug – 01 Sep 2017: Strait of Tiran & North – £1199 (MAN ONLY)

08 Sep – 15 Sep 2017: Deep South – £999

15- Dec – 22 Dec 2017: Best of Wrecks – £1099

22 Dec – 29 Dec 2017: Any Northern Itinerary – £11495 (FULL CHARTER – BOAT ONLY)

M/Y Red Sea Adventurer

25 Aug – 01 Sep 2017: Northern Wrecks & Reefs – £1199 (MAN ONLY)


MALDIVES

M/V Sea Spirit

18 Aug – 26 Aug 2017: Central Atolls (7 Nights) – £1699

01 Oct – 08 Oct 2017: Central Atolls (7 Nights) – £11995 (FULL CHARTER – BOAT ONLY)

M/Y blue Voyager

01 Sep – 09 Sep 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £2095

28 Oct – 05 Nov 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £1995

05 Nov – 13 Nov 2017: Pelagic Encounters (7 Nights) – £1995

12 Nov – 20 Nov 2017 Pelagic Encounters (7 Nights) – £1995

20 Nov – 28 Nov 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £1995

19 Dec – 27th Dec 2017: Magical Maldives (7 Nights) – £2695 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

27 Dec – 07 Jan 2018: Best of the Maldives (10 Nights) – £2875 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR)

14 Jan – 21 Jan 2018: Pelagic Encounters (7 Nights) – £1995


FRENCH POLYNESIA

M/V French Polynesia Master

09 Aug – 19 Aug 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 Nights) – £3558 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

10 Sep – 20 Sep 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 Nights) – £3558 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

27 Sep – 07 Oct 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 Nights) – £3558 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

06 Dec – 16 Dec 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago (10 Nights) – £3558 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

27 Dec – 06 Jan 2018: Tuamotu Archipelago (Rangiroa to Fakarava) (10 Nights) – £5070 (CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS HOWEVER BLUE O TWO WILL CONTRIBUTE £450 PER PERSON TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS)

27 Oct – 03 Nov 2018: Fakarava and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (7 Nights) – £3750 (BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


FIJI

S/Y Fiji Siren

25 Aug – 04 Sep 2017: Beyond the Bligh (10 Nights) – £2820 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

09 Dec – 16 Dec 2017: Beyond the Bligh (7 Nights) – £2035 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


GALAPAGOS

M/V Galapagos Master

04 Sep – 11 Sep 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

11 Sep – 18 Sep 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

18 Sep – 25 Sep 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

25 Sep – 02 Oct 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 Nights) – £3410 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


INDONESIA

S/Y Indo Siren

10 Aug – 20 Aug 2017: Komodo National Park (10 Nights) – £2915 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

12 Sep – 22 Sep 2017: Komodo National Park (10 Nights) – £2915 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


MICRONESIA

M/V Truk Master

30 Jul – 06 Jul 2017: Truk Lagoon (7 Nights) – £1843 PLUS 6TH SPACE FREE! (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS) GROUP DEALS – BOOK FIVE SPACES AND RECEIVE THE SIXTH FOR FREE!  

*MINIMUM BOOKING OF 6 SPACES FOR SPECIAL GROUP OFFER TO APPLY TO THIS SAILING.

06 Aug – 13 Aug 2017: Truk Lagoon (7 Nights) – £1843 PLUS 6TH SPACE FREE! (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS) GROUP DEALS – BOOK FIVE SPACES AND RECEIVE THE SIXTH FOR FREE!  

*MINIMUM BOOKING OF 6 SPACES FOR SPECIAL GROUP OFFER TO APPLY TO THIS SAILING.

16 Aug – 26 Aug 2017: Truk Lagoon (10 Nights) – £2070 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

06 Sep – 16 Sep 2017: Truk Lagoon (10 Nights) – £2070 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


PALAU

S/Y Palau Siren

02 Aug – 12 Aug 2017: Palau Islands (10 Nights) – £3255 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

13 Aug – 20 Aug 2017: Palau Islands (7 Nights) – £2344 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

21 Aug – 28 Aug 2017: Palau Islands (7 Nights) – £2344 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

01 Sep – 11 Sep 2017: Palau Islands (10 Nights) – £3255 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

12 Sep – 19 Sep 2017: Palau Islands (7 Nights) – £2344 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)


PHILIPPINES

S/Y Philippine Siren

06 Aug – 16 Aug 2017: Malapascua & The Visayas (10 Nights) £2371 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

19 Sep – 29 Sep 2017: Malapascua & The Visayas (10 Nights) £2371 (SUMMER SALE – BOAT ONLY, PACKAGE EXCLUDES FLIGHTS)

To book or for more info contact blue o two now on 01752 480808, email info@blueotwo.com or visit www.blueotwo.com.

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Frontline workers honoured with free dive trip to Yap

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The remote island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia is among the few places in the world that remains free of Covid-19 thanks to its ocean border and a strict travel ban that has kept its residents safe.

Nonetheless, Yap has been affected, too. As one of the world’s premier, award-winning destinations for divers, this paradisiacal location in the western Pacific Ocean has had no outside visitors to its rich shores and reef for nearly a year. But while there may be no virus, the island hasn’t been cut off from the economic impact experienced around the globe.

Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers by A. Tareg

That didn’t stop Bill Acker, CEO and founder of the Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers, from doing something, though.

Last March, soon after the island went into lockdown, Bill began to realize the effect of the virus on daily life beyond the island. “Yes, we are closed, have no divers, had to send our employees home and prepare for difficult times,” he said. “But we’re lucky in that we have, for the most part, avoided the human suffering and death this pandemic has caused.”

Thinking about the problems faced by his family business, they paled when he compared them to those endured by the healthcare workers who have been fighting selflessly around the clock for months on end for the well-being and lives of others.

“One evening, while checking the news online, I saw pictures of frontline workers who were tending to desperately ill and dying people when families and friends could not be with their loved ones. It was heartbreaking,” he added.

The next day, a meeting was held with the resort’s staff and Bill invited suggestions for ways they could do something to honor healthcare workers. The result was the idea to award twenty divers who are working on the frontline to save other’s lives during this pandemic while risking their own, with a free week at the resort.

Manta ray, Manta birostris, gliding over a cleaning station in M’il Channel, Yap, Micronesia by David Fleetham

Divers around the world who had been guests at Manta Ray Bay in the past were invited to submit the names of candidates for the award by December 31, 2020. “We received nominations for 126 individuals from as far away as Germany, the U.S., Australia and Canada,” he said. “It was not easy choosing the winners but our committee of staff members took on the job and selected the 20 finalists.”

“While trying to choose the people to reward for their hard work during this Covid-19 crisis,” Bill added, “by reading the nominations we saw that every one of the nominees was doing things above and beyond the call of duty. Sadly, we don’t have the finances to offer over 100 free weeks in Yap, but we do want to recognize the contributions all of them are making to our world. So, we are offering the rest of the nominees a free week of diving in Yap which includes room, hotel tax, airport transfers, breakfast, diving and Wi-Fi.  The only requirement is that they travel with at least three other people and stay in two rooms or more.”

“We do not yet know when Yap will open its borders,” said Bill, “but when it does, we will welcome these important guests to Yap to relax and dive with the manta rays and the other beautiful denizens of the ocean surrounding our island home. They are the true heroes of this devastating, historic time and we look forward to honoring them with a well-deserved dive vacation.”

Watch out for our exclusive trip report from a healthcare worker from the UK who is one of the 20 to have been awarded this amazing dive trip!

For more information on Manta Ray Bay and Yap Divers visit their website by clicking here.

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Dream Dive Locker Build Out. Part I: Demolition (Watch Video)

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It’s finally here! Time to start building the greatest dive locker the world has ever seen! Part I: Demolition! #dreamdivelocker

This is the first of a series of videos showing the evolution of building out my dream dive locker. My dream dive locker needs to be dive gear drying and storage, dry storage, workshop, office, editing suite, You Tube studio and classroom. That’s a lot of functions for a small space!

The first step is planning out the space and demolishing the laminate flooring. Then I taped up the walls to get a feel for the space. We have a lot of work to do!

But finally we will have a purpose built space to house all of our dive equipment! Subscribe to our channel to follow our progress! 

Thanks for watching, Team!

James


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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk to book your spot!

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