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Explore and enjoy – at DIVE 2018!



In-hall presentations, mini-theatres, two pools and zones dedicated to UK diving, overseas travel, technical diving, underwater photography, skills development and much more will be on hand for scuba divers of all levels to explore and enjoy at DIVE 2018.

The impressive line-up of diving presenters at this year’s show – which takes place over the weekend of 27/28 October at the NEC Birmingham – includes Monty Halls, Doug Allan, Christine Grosart, Tom (The Blowfish) Hird, Paul Rose, Mark Powell and Rich Walker. Topics covered will range from cave exploration to adventure diving and encounters with big marine life.

A major draw will be underwater photography and film-making – on the main show stage, in the dedicated PhotoZone Theatre, and at exhibition stands offering the latest cameras, underwater housings and accessories.

DIVE 2018 visitors will also have the chance to vote for their favourites from a stunning range of images in the BSoUP Prints Competition Gallery.

Of significant interest will be the Tek Deck, with expert presentations designed to appeal both to existing technical divers and to anyone thinking of extending into more ambitious diving.

Dive Show favourite Monty Halls will be talking about his hit Galapagos TV series

In-water opportunities will feature strongly at DIVE 2018.

The Try-Dive Pool will offer that first sampling of what could lead to a lifetime of diving pleasure, with experienced supervisors on hand to ensure that safety rules. For advanced divers, the Tek Pool will enable visitor to try out gear including rebreathers.

And expect a certain number of mermaids in the pools from time to time this year – coach Marcus Greatwood says that the current popularity of mermaiding is proving a great help in attracting more people to the sport of freediving.

When it comes to dive gear, the New Products Showcase with offer an important overview to help visitors pinpoint products that merit further investigation when touring the many retailer, manufacturer and distributor stands.

And a wander round the show hall will reveal travel-themed hotspot such as the Caribbean Village, the Asia-Pacific Showcase and, of course, the British Isles Experience with its popular bar providing the ideal place to catch up with diving friends old and new.

Admission to DIVE 2018 costs £14.50 on the day – but only £9.50 if you book online in advance. Children under 14 with an adult go free, and there are special offers for recently-qualified BSAC divers and BSAC Instructors.

Don’t delay – order your DIVE 2018 tickets here today!


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

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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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