Dive Worldwide add three new dive destinations for 2018
With Scuba Diving rising in popularity, UK-based Tour Operator Dive Worldwide is adding three new destinations to its programme to excite travelling divers. Newly introduced are: St Helena, an untouched divers’ paradise in the South Atlantic, newly accessible thanks to the completion of its airport; Lanzarote, a sunshine island perfect for year-round diving; and Norway, a land of mystery, wrecks, and unusual marine life.
Known as the ‘Galapagos of the Atlantic’, the remote island of St Helena offers one of the world’s last remaining pristine diving locations. Until recently, the island could only be reached by postal ship making it expensive and inaccessible, but the advent of a new flight service from Johannesburg has opened up St Helena to the adventurous diver. Here, the waters teem with marine life, with over 750 species to discover. The highlight though is the aggregations of whale sharks between December and March each year – a recent phenomenon that has attracted the attention of scientists the world over.
Price: from £2,795pp sharing, including 8 nights’ accommodation, transfers, 5 day-10 dive pack, tanks and weights and return flights from the UK.
With year-round sunshine, interesting marine life and offering excellent value, Dive Worldwide considers Lanzarote to have the finest diving in the Canary Islands. This new trip, ideal for recently-qualified divers or families (children from 10 years), is based among the fascinating volcanic landscapes in the south of the island. Divers will see volcanic reefs, swim through small caverns, and have the chance to visit Museo Atlántico, an ethereal collection of underwater statues and sculptures.
Price: from £1,195pp sharing, including 7 nights’ all-inclusive accommodation, 5 day-10 dive pack, tanks and weights, transfers and return flights from the UK.
Perfect for groups or dive clubs, this new trip to the fjords of Norway, uniquely offered to the UK market by Dive Worldwide, offers wreck diving, bizarre marine life and otherworldly kelp forests. Based on the mighty Sognefjord, guests will spend three days diving among the chilly, yet clear, waters. They will visit some of the 30 wrecks in the area many of which were sunk during WWII, and see unusual marine life including thorntail stingrays, wolf fish and monkfish. The holiday ends with an included tour of Bergen, a charming and colourful city two hours’ down the coast.
Price: from £1,595pp, based on a group of 8, including 4 nights’ FB accommodation, 3 day-9 dive pack, tanks and weights, Bergen city tour, transfers and return flights from the UK.
For more information visit www.diveworldwide.com or call 01962 302087.
Freediver Ruth Osborn sets new National Record
British freediving athlete Ruth Osborn has set a new National Record in Free Immersion, breaking one of the longest standing freediving records.
The 15 year old record of 81m was set by Sara Campbell on 21st October 2007.
On 18th May 2023, at Freediving World in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Ruth Osborn set a new British National Record in Free Immersion diving to 82m in tough conditions with a dive time of 2 minutes and 53 seconds.
Ruth’s dive is the second deepest dive ever done in competition by a British woman.
You can see a video of the record breaking dive here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsbYy31PVQN/
Congratulations Ruth from everyone at Scubaverse!
New Fins from Scubapro
Continuous development and innovation have always been a top priority for Scubapro. The new Seawing Supernova high performance fin, introduced at boot 2023, is currently revolutionising the dive fin market.
Now, Scubapro is implementing its new innovative two-piece design to another fin model – the new S-Tek Fin. Furthermore, the company is launching the Gorilla version of the GO Sport in two colours and four new colours of the popular GO Travel Fin!
NEW – S-TEK FIN
A new addition to Scubapro’s S-Tek line of technical diving equipment, the S-Tek Fin is a purpose-built, next-gen technical diving fin providing maximum power when needed and featuring the innovative two-piece design like the Seawing Supernova.
NEW – GO SPORT GORILLA in Black & Orange
While identical in design to the GO Sport Fin, the Gorilla features a slightly stiffer blade and heavy-duty bungee, providing that extra umph for experienced divers manoeuvring through demanding conditions.
NEW – Available in black & orange.
NEW – GO FIN in 4 new colours
The GO travel fin combines the benefits of an open heel fin, with the comfort and barefoot freedom of a full foot fin. The GO is lightweight yet virtually indestructible, plus it is a fast and nimble performer in the water. The popular leisure fin is now available in the new colours blue, yellow, pink, and turquoise.
More information available on www.scubapro.com.
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