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Diving Truk is growing more popular says Diverse Travel

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Tailor-made holidays to Truk (Chuuk) are on the up as more divers look to tick this bucket-list destination, says UK tour operator Diverse Travel.

With some of the best WWII wreck diving in the world, it’s hardly surprising that more divers are looking to add this to their diving collection. The area is a memorial to the ships and aircraft that sunk in the natural lagoon, some deep and some shallow so giving all levels of diver the chance to experience a lifetime adventure.

Nestled in the South West Pacific, here are sunshine days and a wondrous delight both above and below the water. This was once a WWII Japanese stronghold where the Americans destroyed more aircraft and ships in a two day attack than any other during the war. Today these wrecks, over 60 ships and 250 airplanes, still carry their cargo, guns, ammunition and explosives now covered with corals in warm, clear waters.

With all the wrecks lying in the sheltered lagoon, guests can choose to dive from a liveaboard or resort no matter what the level of diving. Truk is also the perfect destination for technical divers with many dive centres offering tech services.

This is a great chance to combine it with a visit to Micronesia and the opportunity to snorkel at Jellyfish Lake in Palau, dive with the mantas of Yap and enjoy the warm water, lavish corals and flourishing marine life.

The best time to go is any time of the year with water temperatures between 28-29ºC.

Liveaboard prices are from £2795 per person for a 10 night package based on twin share including return flights from London Heathrow to Truk via Manila, accommodation, 7 nights on board, dives and transfers.

Resort prices start from £2550 per person for a 12 night package based on twin share including return flights from London Heathrow to Truk via Manila, 10 nights in Blue Lagoon Resort with breakfast and 9 days’ diving with three dives a day and transfers.

“Truk Lagoon has long been considered the Holy Grail of UK wreck enthusiasts, myself being no exception,” explains Jim Yanny, Diverse Travel’s owner. “So when I was finally privileged enough to dive Truk I have to admit that I was extremely excited; by then it had almost gained mythical status. It has to be seen to be believed, and given the increase in the number of clients booking to go there, now is the time to follow that dream.”

For more information visit www.diversetravel.co.uk, contact on Freephone 0800 915 4436 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk.

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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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 Scubaverse.com (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

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

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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.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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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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