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DIVER Award Winners at DIVE 2018



The annual DIVER Awards, now in their 21st year, are a quintessential part of the UK dive calendar. This year’s winners, voted for by readers of DIVER magazine, were presented with their trophies and certificates by TV presenter Monty Halls and DIVER Publisher Nigel Eaton on the DIVER Stage at DIVE 2018.

Here is the list of the DIVER Award winners:

DIVER Brand of the Year

  1. Apeks
  2. Scubapro
  3. Suunto

DIVER Product of the Year

  1. Suunto EON Core Computer
  2. Aqua-Lung Rogue BC
  3. Shearwater Perdix Computer

DIVER Tour Operator of the Year

  1. blue o two
  2. Scuba Travel
  3. Regaldive

DIVER Dive Centre of the Year

  1. Andark Diving & Watersports
  2. Maltaqua
  3. Stoney Cove

DIVER Liveaboard of the Year

  1. Hurricane
  2. blue Horizon
  3. Valkyrie

DIVER Destination of the Year

  1. Egypt
  2. Malta
  3. Maldives

DIVER Retailer of the Year

  1. Simply Scuba
  2. Mike’s Dive Store
  3. Andark Diving & Watersports

DIVER Newcomer of the Year

  1. TUSA BC0102 Soverin Alpha BC
  2. Garmin Descent Mk1 Computer
  3. Atomic BC1 BC

Congratulations to all!

For the full details and photos of the presentations, please see the December issue of DIVER magazine, which is on sale on Thursday 15th November 2018.

Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Andrea Marshall of the Marine Megafauna Foundation (Watch Video)



To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Scubaverse is sharing a series of videos that shine a light on some of the amazing women working in the world of scuba diving and marine conservation.

In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Andrea Marshall, co-founder, board member and principal scientist for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, about marine conservation and her work with Manta Rays.

Andrea is a passionate conservation biologist directing an experienced global team of Manta Ray researchers. She is a professional underwater photographer, technical diver and ocean explorer. A seasoned public speaker, educator and ocean ambassador, with on-camera experience. Andrea is also owner of Ray of Hope expeditions, an adventure- science travel company.

Find out more at

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Marine Life & Conservation Blogs

Mermaid Minute #1: Meet Mermaid Linden (Watch Video)



In this new series on we will be sharing Linden Wolbert’s video series ‘Mermaid Minute’.

The “Mermaid Minute” is an ocean educational web series for children.  Each action-packed episode explores one subject, creature or habitat about our oceans for 60 seconds.

Professional Mermaid Linden Wolbert is a real mermaid whose passion is educating children about the wonders of our oceans, swimming safety and ocean conservation as well as exploration and inspiring our world’s youngest ocean ambassadors.

Do you LOVE MERMAIDS? This is Episode #1 of the Mermaid Minute, the only ocean education web series hosted by a mermaid! Mermaid Linden created this for kids and anyone who LOVES OUR OCEANS!

See and learn more about Mermaid Linden here:

Follow Mermaid Linden here:​​

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email

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