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Diving in Oman – Watch Video

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The sultanate of Oman has been an insider tip amongst divers for quite a while. But only just recently, with what has been going on in Egypt, booking a diving holiday to Oman has become wildly popular. That’s not really surprising, considering the relatively short travel time from Europe and the enormous amount of marine life that is waiting for us divers there!

This video gives you a nice overview of what the diving is like along the eastern side of the Musandam Peninsula, located in the very north of Oman. Starting from the port of Dibba we spent 7 days cruising on the Red Dhow around the impressive rock formations, with not seeing any other dive boats for days! As long as you’re prepared to accept visibility that sometimes can be very poor (3-5 meters), this is a great location for a short diving get-away.

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Matthias, originally a banker from Switzerland, found his real passion when he started traveling the world in 2004 and discovered scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Very shortly after that he became a PADI Instructor himself and started passing on his passion to numerous students for several years in different tropical locations across the world. In 2011 he returned to Switzerland and started working in a marketing role for a dive tour operator. A former Underwater Videography student of Scubaverse's very own Jeff Goodman, Matthias films his underwater adventures with the purpose of showing people what wonders lie beneath the water's surface.

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Jeff chats to… Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Rowan’s film – Ocean Art and Facts – can be seen here:

Fourth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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NUPG Lockdown Best of…

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Usually the January NUPG meeting involves a guest judge coming to Manchester to talk through the very best images members had taken in the previous 12 months. However, this year, due to COVID19 restriction many of the members had not had the chance to dive. The NUPG committee decided to change the rules a little. So this year members judged a series of Best of the Century images online and were also invited to take part in a lockdown underwater bath tub category.

There were five categories for members to enter. Here are the winners of each…

British and Irish Close Up

Octopus in St Abbs Marine Reserve by Mike Clark

British and Irish Wide Angle

A Basking Shark off the coast of Cornwall by Nick Robertson-Brown

Overseas Close Up

A squid at night in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia by Ken Byrne

Overseas Wide Angle

Hammerhead Sharks in the Red Sea by Justin Beevor

Under Bath Water

Lockdown fun in the tub by Caroline Robertson-Brown

The next NUPG meeting will be held on Monday 8th February and the guest speaker is John Bantin.

For more information on the NUPG please visit their website by clicking here.

Header image: Lionfish hunting in the Red Sea by John Spencer

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