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Exclusive Tobago offer from Regaldive and Extra Divers

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There’s never been a better time to visit Tobago. With spectacular drift diving, outstanding coral formations and nutrient-rich waters that explode with marine life, Tobago is fast becoming one of Regaldive’s most popular destinations. Add to this the contrasting choice of Atlantic or Caribbean diving, renowned Caribbean hospitality and a range of great value resorts and flight options, and Tobago really does tick the perfect holiday box for every diver.

Regaldive guests booking their 2015 holiday before 30th June 2015 can save up to £100 off Tobago holidays when diving with Extra Divers and staying at the Nabucco’s Resort Speyside Inn. This attractive and popular divers’ hotel is located at the edge of Speyside village and offers amazing views across the water to the nature reserves of Little Tobago and Goat Island. Guests looking for more luxury should consider the beautiful boutique hotel Blue Waters Inn, also close to Speyside, and they can still benefit from 10% saving on five day dive packages when diving with Extra Divers.

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Guests staying in Speyside will find themselves right in the thick of the best Atlantic diving action. The concentration of over 20 excellent dive sites just a few minutes boat ride from Speyside has made Tobago’s reputation as a dive destination. Kelleston Drain / Little Tobago Drift is a favourite dive on the island and offers one of the best chances of seeing Manta Rays, as well as a close-up view of what is considered to be the world’s largest brain coral. Similarly, the reef at Japanese Gardens is packed with corals, swirling reef fish and sponges of all types and is named after its numerous sea whip corals which resemble bonsai trees. This exceptionally pretty site is a justifiable reward after a thrilling passage carried along by the brisk current through a crevasse at the so-called Kamikaze Cut.

Regaldive guests diving with Extra Divers will benefit from the team’s many years’ experience on Tobago and can also dive some of the highlights of the Caribbean coast with Extra Divers sister operation at the other end of the island. Dive packs can be split across the two centres and Regaldive can offer 10% saving on diving packages at Extra Divers Black Rock which is located at the Grafton Beach Resort on Stonehaven Beach, a short drive from the tourist hub of Crown Point.

Tobago has not developed as rapidly as some other Caribbean islands and divers looking for a laidback and unspoilt destination will find much to enthral. The island offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy spectacular natural wonders above water, as well as below, with lush rainforests, picturesque waterfalls and incredible birdlife. With new flight options* and resort developments, there’s no doubt that tourism to Tobago is on the up… just be sure to book a holiday there soon to catch the magic.

For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659999.

*Virgin Atlantic has resumed flights to Tobago from London Gatwick Airport since March 2015. Departures are weekly between March and October, and twice weekly between October and March. Flights to Tobago are also available from the UK with British Airways.

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Mares & SSI launch new promotion

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SSI expands financial support to SSI Members worldwide. 

2020 has been an unusual and challenging year for the entire world, especially the diving and travel industry!  To weather the crisis, SSI immediately jumped into action to help Training Centers and Professionals around the world.  

In response to COVID-19, SSI launched the No Water, No Problem Campaign, put Final Exams online, and held hundreds of Webinars to train Professionals on how to use distance learning to teach the dry Specialties online. The FREE SCIENCE OF DIVING promotion resulted in SSI Training Centers worldwide register over 50,000 FREE DIGITAL KITS, funding more than $3.5 MILLION IN RETAIL VALUE. Additionally, SSI introduced an aggressive DOUBLE PRO REWARDS incentive to help SSI Professionals compensate 2020 Renewal Fees and reduce those for 2021. Currently, the WE WANT YOU Crossover promotion aims to fill the industry need for instructors and strengthen the entire SSI Professional community.

Now, in conjunction with Mares, SSI is launching the GO DIVING – PROTECT YOURSELF. OWN EQUIPMENT Promotion, which includes a FREE SSI EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES DIGITAL KIT. This new campaign strives to motivate divers worldwide to go diving and buy equipment. Look for more information on this next retail support campaign within the next few days.

“These are just a few examples of how we have supported and are continuing to support our Training Centers, Professionals, and divers worldwide. To provide even more economic security and help in business recovery, WE WILL NOT INCREASE PRICES FOR 2021. While travel was restricted and some key resort areas completely locked down, SSI mainly focused on supporting domestic markets with retail-driven incentives. Now, in this next re-opening phase, we need to shift gear and assist resort markets that have no local diving community and are 100% dependent on the traveling diver. Therefore, SSI will grant certain special conditions and delayed payment options to specific resort markets which have been locked down for longer than six months or suffered from closed borders,” stated Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO.

Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO, explains further, “To financially support these needed investments which directly benefit SSI Members and to protect the health of our valuable members and staff, we will forego all 2021 Trade Shows over the next 12 months. Despite international uncertainty, every time we experience one of these events, the entire SSI Network emerges stronger and more resilient. Be assured, SSI is your trustful partner within the Diving Industry!”

For more information about SSI visit their website by clicking here.

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Photo Gallery: Shark Diving in The Bahamas

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In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they look at Shark Diving in The Bahamas.


The Bahamas offers some of the very finest shark diving experiences in the world. The islands have protected sharks in their waters creating one of the first Shark Sanctuaries in the world. Several species of shark can be seen and photographed, with each island offering a different type of shark diving, making this destination the perfect place for a multi-island, multi-shark trip of a lifetime.

Great Hammerhead Shark diving in Bimini

Bull Sharks in Bimini

Tiger Shark off Grand Bahama

Oceanic Whitetip Shark off Cat Island

Nurse Shark off Abaco

Caribbean Reef Sharks off New Providence

Lemon Sharks off Grand Bahama

For more images from The Bahamas and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.

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