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Escape the rain and the snow with Scuba Travel



Escape the rain and the snow with these hot and sunny special offers. And if you still need to buy the diver in your life a Christmas present, why not treat them to Scuba Travel Vouchers so they can put them towards their next diving adventure. They might even take you along too!

Red Sea: Hurricane I Extra £50 off bonus for 2018 Bookings

Hurricane has won Liveaboard of the Year for the last two years runnng. She’s a very special boat, with a superb crew and captain onboard, getting you to the right place at the right time for the best sightings. She has now headed off for an extended dry dock and Scuba Travel are looking forward to welcoming her back to the fleet on 22 February 2018.

The planned maintenance includes new updated bathrooms throughout, new airconditioning system in the saloon and an update in cabins, more sun loungers and beanbags, as well as the standard dry dock procedures of replacing carpets, repainting etc…

Book to travel on Hurricane from today until 31 December 2017 and receive an extra £50 Christmas bonus. This is available on top of your loyalty discount, and on top of any current offers (not available for group bookings.)

Click here for further information on Hurricane.

Maldives: Orion I Best of the Maldives I 7 January – Save £300, only £1450 (Boat only)

Start 2018 on the wonderful Orion in the Maldives. And dive into the New Year on some of the best dive sites in the Maldives.

At 39m from bow to stern, Orion is a generously proportioned liveaboard. She runs a range of seasonal itineraries, covering all of the hot spots that make the Maldives such a mecca for scuba divers. It’s a relaxed atmosphere on board as you sail between the picture perfect islands and atolls that make up this island nation. This is a BOAT ONLY holiday with return Male airport transfers and does not include any international flights. Scuba Travel are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures.

Please ask your Scuba Travel consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option.

Click here to find out more…

Indonesia: Dive Bali and save up to £300 – Scuba Seraya 

Scuba diving in Bali is an experience you will never forget! Bali is sometimes overlooked in Indonesia, but diving here is a must for anyone that loves opulent reef diving; and Scuba Seraya has built a reputation as the area’s premier dive centre. Stay here and you dive world class sites such as the Liberty Wreck (regularly in the top 10 wreck dives of the world) as well as critters galore.

Scuba Seraya sits next to world class dive sites, and as such, this really is a diver’s resort. But you do not have to forgo your creature comforts! There is a freshwater pool and beachside massage service for those chill out days. The beach is for the exclusive use of guests. The restaurant is right by the sea, and serves freshly prepared Indonesian and Western meals. The whole atmosphere at Scuba Seraya is understated elegance. Relax and forget about the world as you dive from your very own corner in paradise.

Click here to find out more…

Sudan: Dive Sudan and save up to £350 I February and March 2018 – from £1545

Royal Evolution stands out as a Red Sea liveaboard that operates one of a kind itineraries diving Sudan. The outstanding diving is matched by the boat herself, yet the advantages of being on board are not just limited to your comfort… Royal Evolution is also one of few steel vessels in the Red Sea making her incredibly stable. Her powerful engines cope easily with the distance between remote dive sites.

See more of the Red Sea than ever before with one of the most attentive boat crews in the Red Sea. Dive the very best, classic dive sites in Sudan – Sha’ab Rumi, Sanganeb and the stunning Umbria wreck – Sudan North is guaranteed to impress!

Click here to find out more…

Red Sea: Mistral Shark Quest I Save £100 I 25 January – only £1095

Come face to face with pelagics in the Southern Red Sea with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Mistral. Dive the famous Daedalus Reef, Brothers Islands, Rocky or Elphinstone dependant on the best shark activity – night diving is prohibited in some of these areas so expect around 18 dives in total.

Dive fewer sites for longer, for the most inspiring and exciting pelagic sightings possible. Enjoy the thrilling Red Sea with fantastic wall dives. Price includes 7 nights full board, Nitrox and direct Marsa Alam flights from Gatwick.

Click here to find out more…

To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer, or purchase some Christmas gift vouchers for a loved one (or yourself!), call 0800 0728221, email or visit


WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

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 via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

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

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 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 Liquid Sports 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 06/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Gear News

Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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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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