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Explorer Ventures Fleet in Red Sea and Maldives expansion

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Expanding into new waters, the Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet adds an incredible itinerary in the Red Sea, and a new yacht in the Maldives. Known for excellence in service, Explorer Venture’s latest liveaboards Grand Sea Explorer and Emperor Explorer are specifically designed for luxury. These contemporary vessels will provide tranquil cruising throughout two of the world’s most exotic diving destinations. Red Sea departures are already available for 2019, and departures in the Maldives launch this August. Explorer Venture’s growing fleet is now comprised of 8 liveaboards in 7 destinations worldwide.

The Grand Sea Explorer joined the fleet this January. At 134 feet (41 meters) in length, she is the epitome of luxury. Intended for pampering guests, she provides a level of service found nowhere else in the Red Sea. The Grand Sea Explorer’s 7-night itinerary takes guests through the Brother’s Islands, Deadelus Reef, and Elphinstone Reef Marine Park sites. Divers can expect a technicolor reefscapes and sightings of thresher sharks, whale sharks, mantas, oceanic whitetips, and hammerheads. Rounding out this new Red Sea itinerary is a must-do land extension to sightsee the pyramids in Cairo.

This August, Explorer Ventures, in partnership with Emperor Maldives, will launch the brand-new Emperor Explorer in the Maldives. Offering modern and spacious accommodation, the 138-foot (42 meters) yacht accommodates 26 guests in 13 contemporary cabins. On Emperor Explorer, guests will not only dive on the abundant coral reefs of the central atolls, but also have the opportunity to observe the world’s largest known population of reef manta rays. Whale sharks are seen year-round, and special itineraries allow you the chance to see elusive thresher sharks. 7 & 10 night trips are available for individual & full charter bookings.

To learn about Grand Sea Explorer, Emperor Explorer, or read more about Explorer Ventures other destinations worldwide, visit www.explorerventures.com.


Source: www.divenewswire.com

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Jeff chats to… Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Jo’s film – An Evolving Story – can be seen here:

Fifth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Stephan Whelan

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Next in a new series of podcasts shared by our friends Gemma and Ian aka The BiG Scuba Podcast…

Ian and Gemma chat to Stephan Whelan.  Stephan is the Founder and Publisher of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans and led him to become one of the leading figures in the diving media industry.

Stephan got bitten by the diving bug early in life. His first scuba experience was a try-dive when he was eight years old on a family holiday in Europe, and from that moment, he was addicted. He learned to dive properly with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) as soon as he could at school and then did his BSAC Assistant Instructor when he turned 16. By the time he was heading to university in 1996, he was hooked on teaching and diving as much as he could.

By the time he started studying at university, he decided to have a go at flexing his web-design skills by publishing some of the stories he had built up about various ‘challenging’ students and dives he had encountered, and so deeperblue.net (as it was known then) was created. He published numerous personal stories until 1998 when other writers began enquiring about contributing to the site with their tales, and it was at this moment he decided to make it more like a magazine format and began asking for volunteer helpers. He got a couple of editors on board, and plenty of writers began contributing.

DeeperBlue.com (or DB as it’s become to be known) is now one of the most-popular diving websites in the world and has grown to publish over 9,000 articles covering all sorts of topics like Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy, and Diving Travel all the while keeping over half-a-million passionate divers from the diving community connected every month through the forums, large social media following, mobile app, and recently launched podcast.

WEB: deeperblue.com

FB: facebook.com/deeperbluedotcom

IG: instagram.com/deeperbluegram

Twitter: twitter.com/deeperblue

YouTube: youtube.com/deeperbluevideo

App: deeperblue.com/app/

Podcast: deeperblue.com/podcast/


Find more podcast episodes and information at www.thebigscuba.com and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk to book your spot!

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