Enjoy big savings at the luxury beachfront Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Resort & Spa with Dive Worldwide this summer on bookings made before 30 June.
Oman’s relative proximity to the UK makes it ideal for divers looking for a good value diving holiday. The Sultanate of Oman is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman, both attracting an abundance of marine life in their nutrient rich waters. Enjoy untouched reefs and copious marine life with plenty of healthy corals and large pelagics such as devil rays, leopard sharks and grouper on the dive sites around the Fahal Islands. It is also common to see dolphins, turtles and whales off the coast. Wreck enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Al Munassir wreck.
Guests opting for the Explore Muscat break stay seven nights at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Resort & Spa, a luxury, modern resort featuring three hotels and a comprehensive array of facilities. Among them are: a range of restaurants and cafés, shops, bars, a Cool Zone kids’ club, adventure zone, mini golf, three pools (a lazy river connects two of them), fitness centre, tennis courts and activity centre. The resort also features the secluded turtle beach and the Turtle Care Project employing a dedicated ranger to ensure the safety of the nests as well as raise awareness among the guests and local communities.
Included is a five-day/10 dive package with the onsite dive centre, which leaves time spare to enjoy the facilities, or to take a day trip to explore the desert, wadis or remote villages locally.
Terms of Special Offer:
- Save 25% at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Resort & Spa.
- Valid at Al Waha, Al Bandar & Al Husn hotels.
- Valid for travel up to 30 September 2016.
- Book by 30 June 2016.
From £1,495pp sharing (saving £185pp), including 7 nights’ B&B accommodation, return international flights, return airport transfers, five-day/10 dive package, and tanks and weights.
For more information, visit www.diveworldwide.com or call +44 (0)1962 302087.
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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