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Get away over Easter and beyond with blue o two



Project Shark: Maldives

Here are the latest offers from UK based liveaboard tour operator blue o two, including a few last minute Easter getaways in both the Red Sea and the Maldives:


M/Y blue Fin – Red Sea                                                                     

11 Apr – 18 Apr: Deep South £1295

18 Apr – 25 Apr: Daedalus & St Johns £1195

09 May – 16 May: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £999

16 May – 23 May: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £995

23 May – 30 May: North and Ras Mohamed  £1149

30 May – 06 Jun: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £1095

04 Jul – 11 Jul:  Strait of Tiran and North £1049

M/Y blue Horizon – Red Sea

02 May – 09 May: Project Shark: Simply the Best £995 – NO Manchester supplement!

09 May – 16 May: Project Shark: Daedalus & St Johns £1095

16 May – 23 May: Project Shark: Daedalus & St Johns £1095

06 Jun – 13 Jun: Simply the Best £1095

13 Jun – 20 Jun: Project Shark: Simply the Best £1199

M/Y blue Melody – Red Sea

18 Apr – 25 Apr: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £1095 – LAST male share

25 Apr – 02 May: Strait of Tiran & North £885

30 May – 06 Jun: Simply the Best £1195

06 Jun – 13 Jun: In Focus: Deep South with Saeed Rashid £1199

20 Jun – 27 Jun: Project Shark: Simply the Best £1199

27 Jun- 04 Jul: Simply the Best £1199

M/Y blue Voyager – Red Sea

18 Apr – 25 Apr: Project Shark: Simply the Best £1095

25 Apr – 02 May: Deep South £945

02 May – 09 May: Daedalus & St Johns £995 – NO Manchester supplement!

23 May – 30 May: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £1149

30 May – 6 Jun: RedTec: Extended Range £1449

27 Jun – 4 Jul: Deep South Borderlands £1199

NEW:  M/Y Red Sea Adventurer – Red Sea (Monday sailings May – Oct)

11 Apr – 18 Apr: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £1109*

19 May – 26 May: Deep South £899*

09 Jun – 16 Jun: Best of Wrecks £895*

16 Jun – 23 Jun: Brothers & Elphinstone £995*

30 Jun – 07 Jul: Deep South £999*


M/Y blue ‘Honors Legacy’

15 Apr – 23 Apr: Deep South (7 nights) £2395*

22 Apr – 03 May: Best of the Southern Atolls (10 nights) £1995*

02 May – 10 May: Simply the Best (7 nights) £1999*

09 May – 17 May: Pelagic Encounters (7 nights) £1675*

16 May – 25 May: Simply the Best (8 nights) £1999*

24 May – 01 Jun: Magical Maldives (7 nights) £1795*

31 Jul – 11 Aug: Best of the Northern Atolls (10 nights) £2475*

10 Aug – 18 Aug: Majestic Mantas (7 nights) £2265*

17 Aug – 28 Aug: Majestic Mantas (10 nights) £2260*

27 Aug – 07 Sep: Best of the Northern Atolls (10 nights) £2265                *


S/Y Truk Siren

4Feb – 14 Feb: Truk Lagoon (10 nights) £3145**

*Package price is subject to change due to fluctuations in flight prices. Final package price will be confirmed at time of booking.  **Excludes flights

To book or for more information contact the blue o two team now by calling them on +44 (0)1752 480808, email or visit their website:


Murex Bangka Announce New Oceanfront Cottages & Beachfront Dining



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Located on a private, palm-fringed, white sand beach and surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs that are bursting with colour and teeming with life, Murex Bangka Resort is a haven for scuba divers. A stay at Murex Bangka gives divers the opportunity to experience a virtually untouched, Indonesian tropical island paradise.

This stunning resort that harnesses solar power, is committed to sustainability and marine conservation – is now offering divers even more home comforts with the completion of its new Premium Oceanfront Cottages and a new restaurant offering exciting indoor and al fresco dining experiences.

NEW Premium Oceanfront Cottages

Murex Bangka Resort offers a duplex style and two detached Premium Oceanfront Cottages which are positioned close to the ocean and are just steps away from the beach.

These tastefully appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable indoor living and large verandas with outdoor seating. Double and twin bed sleeping configurations are available and all Premium Oceanfront Cottages feature large ensuite bathrooms with twin basins.

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As well as the detached cottages, the duplex option offers two more individual premium living spaces. For families and groups of friends, the two adjoining duplex cottages and the shared adjoining common living room area may be opened up – making this an ideal and generously proportioned for option for families and groups who prefer to stay closer together.

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  • Large verandas with ceiling fans
  • Ensuite ocean view bathrooms with hot water rainfall showers
  • AC throughout the night
  • Minibar
  • Dressing table/desk area
  • Ample storage
  • King size or twin beds with mosquito nets
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Ample wall sockets for charging accessories
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Shared common/living area (Duplex Cottages)

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New Beachfront Dining

After a day of diving, guests can now kick-back, relax and enjoy flavours from around the world in Murex Bangka’s new beachfront restaurant. As well as serving a la carte dishes from the inspiring menu, diners can enjoy both buffet and family-style offerings.

Dishes combine the freshest of local ingredients and include options for a range of dietary preferences and restrictions. Bangka’s new menu has been carefully curated with the assistance of an internationally renowned food and beverage consultant and there is a focus on combining traditional classics with more contemporary international plates.

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The new and impressive free standing main restaurant allows guests to dine just meters from the shore while enjoying beautiful beach and sea views. Three meals a day are on offer as well as an enticing selection of specialty coffees, teas, mocktails and cocktails. A wine menu is also available and a cold beer (or beverage of your choosing) makes for a perfect way to end the day while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Book Your Stay

If you would like to find out more about Murex Bangka or to make a reservation, contact: or take a look at the Murex Resorts website:

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Gear News

Oceanic+ Dive Housing Awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award 2024




Oceanic, a pioneer in scuba diving technology for over 50 years, announces that its Oceanic+ Dive Housing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Red Dot Design Award. This esteemed recognition underscores Oceanic’s commitment to innovation and excellence in product design.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned accolade, celebrating exceptional design quality and innovation across various industries. Each year, thousands of products from around the globe undergo rigorous evaluation by an expert panel of judges, with only the most outstanding designs receiving this esteemed award.

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing impressed the jury with its sleek and functional design, seamlessly integrating with both Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone devices to transform them into fully functional dive computers. This innovative product not only enhances the diving experience but also exemplifies Oceanic’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for divers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2024 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Oceanic+ Dive Housing,” says Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “This accolade is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in design and technology in the dive industry. We are immensely proud of our team’s hard work and commitment to innovation.”

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing joins the ranks of previous Red Dot Award winners, reaffirming Oceanic’s position as a leader in the dive industry. This prestigious recognition further solidifies Oceanic’s reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance in its products.

About Oceanic

Founded in 1972 by industry-pioneer Bob Hollis, Oceanic is a global dive leader committed to providing innovative, reliable, accessible and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. For over 50 years this philosophy has been woven into everything Oceanic does and is the foremost reason the company is considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand. Oceanic is one of Huish Outdoors’ premier dive brands. To learn more, please visit

Sea & Sea is the home of Oceanic and other leading diving brands in the UK. 

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