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Exclusive offer from Camel Dive Club for Scubaverse Readers



WARNING: Extremely limited availability!

Want to join our friends Camel Dive Club & Hotel for some superb winter diving? Find out more about their offer for Scubaverse readers here, and get your exclusive booking code at the bottom of the article:

Hotel Stay & Diving Packages

Dive, Eat, Sleep, Repeat – Stay and Dive with us at the best rate EVER!

 Solo traveler                       Buddy team (per person) 

    349 Euro                                     304 Euro                  

  • 7 nights at Camel Hotel 4* with delicious breakfasts
  • 5 days/10 dives package
  • Return airport transfers
  • FREE Nitrox (for Nitrox certified divers)

Diving Only Packages

 3 days/6 dives      123 Euro 

 5 days/10 dives    195 Euro 

Packages include:

  • 2 guided dives per day, 12lt tanks & weights
  • Free 12lt Nitrox tanks (for Nitrox certified divers)
  • Complimentary transfers to/from any hotel in Sharm

We offer:

  • We are the ONLY operator in Sharm guaranteeing a scheduled SS Thistlegorm trip once a week (weather permitting)

These offers are only valid for arrivals from 6th November – 25 December 2018 AND from 10th January – 20th March 2019 inclusive. Limited availability. Not applicable to bookings already confirmed.

To take advantage of this amazing deal, email quoting Promo code: VERSEBOOK to take advantage of our Autumnal SPECIAL OFFERS, valid only for Scubaverse readers!

For more information about Camel Dive Club & Hotel you can visit their website by clicking here.


Breaking News: Captain charged in Conception boat fire tragedy



According to reports in the international press today, it has been announced that the Captain of the dive boat Conception, which was completely destroyed by fire last year, resulting in the tragic loss of 34 passengers and crew, has been charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. 

The Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan was among five crew members to escape the blaze on board Conception, a dive boat operated by Truth Aquatics, which took place in the early hours of 2 September 2019 whilst the boat was moored offshore, close to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California.

The BBC reports that Mr Boylan has not publicly commented on the charges, and is expected to surrender to the authorities at a later date. According to the BBC, each charge of seaman’s manslaughter carries up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!



As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on

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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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