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Dive into Oman and save 25% with Dive Worldwide




DIVE WWEnjoy 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 or call +44 (0)1962 302087.



WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on (which you can read here), we reported via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to When prizes are supplied by third parties, is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 06/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Gear News

Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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