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Dive Worldwide launches new Learn to Dive Group Weeks in Malta



Specialist operator Dive Worldwide has introduced for 2019 a new small group Learn to Dive holiday to Malta. Departing on either the 16 June or 8 September 2019, and with a maximum group size of 8, each holiday will join together like-minded individuals as they complete their PADI Open Water course.

Learn to dive in Malta

Offering year-round sunshine, excellent value and calm seas with great visibility, Malta is one of the best locations in the world to learn to dive. On these new small group departures, budding divers will learn how to safely descend the depths and enjoy the social side of diving too. Highlights of the week’s course will include spotting colourful parrot fish, amberjacks and grouper, exploring swim-throughs and caverns and a special final night group dinner.

The group stays in the Sands Apartments located in the village of St Paul’s Bay, specially designed for divers. Each apartment is well finished and roomy with a fully equipped kitchen and access to the basement wet room for storing equipment. It’s just a five minute walk to the seafront promenade where you’ll find shops, restaurants and bars as well as the old Roman swimming pools in Sirens Bay, a safe place to swim.

Price: Dive Worldwide offers the small-group Learn to Dive in Malta holiday from £825pp sharing, including  7 nights’ accommodation, group dinner, transfers, full PADI Open Water Course (tuition & all equipment) and return flights from the UK. Depart 16 June or 8 September 2019. Group size 8.

For more information visit the Dive Worldwide website by clicking here or call them on 01962 302087.


WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

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 that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

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

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat 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 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)



How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

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