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Get into the Show Spirit with Regaldive



UK based diving holiday specialist Regaldive is getting into the show spirit early this year with the launch of some fantastic deals and discounts, valid from today. With limited availability across most resorts, low deposits and early bird flight savings on offer, it really does pay for divers to book early this year.

Save up to 30% on Red Sea Liveaboards

Divers can benefit from a huge 30% discount on Red Sea liveaboards journeying on the M/Y Elite, M/Y Superior and M/Y Asmaa on selected dates in 2014 and 2015*.

Regaldive’s Classic Cruise, departing on 20th March 2015 and journeying on the M/Y Superior, now costs from just £799 per person, including flights. Starting in Hurghada and sailing north, the liveaboard offers a perfect combination of reef and wreck diving. Divers can explore the famous horseshoe shaped reef of Shaab El Erg; discover the Giannis D, Thistlegorm, Carnatic, lentil wreck and tile wreck; visit ‘Shark Reef’ and undertake some night dives along the way. The price includes flights, transfers, full board accommodation, six days diving, guide, tanks, weights, Nitrox and Marine Park fees. For those who want to arrange their own flights, the package now costs from £429 per person, boat only.

To see the full range of Red Sea Liveaboard show offers, click here.

Save on Red Sea dive packs and courses

Regaldive customers, whether they are experienced divers or complete beginners, can benefit from savings on dive packs and dive courses with Emperor Divers and Orca Dive Clubs**:

Red Sea Dive Inclusive Packages from £145 per person

Regaldive is offering a range of great value Red Sea dive inclusive packages, costing from just £145 per person for selected dates in 2014***.

Seven nights’ at the Falcon Naama Star in Sharm El Sheikh cost from just £489 per person to include flights, transfers, seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and three days boat diving. The package costs from £145 per person without flights.

Seven nights’ at the Resta Club Marina View in Marsa Alam cost from £499 per person to include flights, transfers, seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and three days boat diving. The package costs from £155 per person without flights.

Seven nights’ at the Concorde Moreen Beach Resort in Marsa Alam cost from £679 per person to include flights, transfers, seven nights’ hotel accommodation on an all-inclusive basis and three days house reef diving. The package costs from £325 per person without flights.

Seven nights’ at the Zabargad Berenice Resort in Hamata cost from £699 per person to include flights, transfers, seven nights’ hotel accommodation on an all-inclusive basis and three days house reef diving. The package costs from £249 without flights.

Seven nights’ at the Wadi Lahami Azur Resort in Hamata cost from £789 per person to include flights, transfers, seven nights’ hotel accommodation on an all-inclusive basis and three days house reef diving. The package costs from £338 without flights.

Andreas Elia, Managing Director of Regaldive, commented “With such huge savings on offer, we’ve decided to launch our dive show discounts early this year so that divers have as much time as possible to take advantage of them.”

He continued, “Regaldive will be exhibiting at the Destinations Show in Earls Court this weekend, at the Outdoors Show in ExCel on 14th – 16th February, and at the London International Dive Show in ExCel on 15th – 16th February. These great offers aren’t just for people visiting the shows however. If you can’t make it, visit our website or give us a call on +44 (0)1353 659 999 for further information”.

For further information, or to book, visit or call +(0)1353 659 999.

*Offers valid for new bookings between 1st February and 4th March, 2014.

**Emperor Divers offer valid for departures between 15th February and 26th December 2014. Book by 24th February 2014. Orca Dive Clubs offer valid for departures between 15th February and 26th October 2014. Book by 28th February 2014.

***Offers valid for new bookings between 1st and 24th February, 2014.

Regaldive will be on stand AA80 at Destinations (Earl’s Court) from 7th – 9th February, 2014.

Regaldive will be on stand AT242 at the Outdoors Show (ExCel) from 14th – 16th February, 2014.

Regaldive will be on stand 410 at the London International Dive Show (ExCel) from 15th – 16th February, 2014.


Indo siren destroyed by fire



Indo Siren

Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.

Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:

During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.

All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.

We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.

We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.

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The healing powers of adaptive diving



PADI highlights how scuba diving helps enrich and heal lives

This International Disabilities Day (3rd December) PADI is reminding the world of the healing aspects that the ocean (or any body of water) can provide and how important it is for helping those with physical or mental challenges improve their wellbeing. From simply being within close proximity of it or diving beneath the salty surface for an underwater adventure, the ocean has the power to heal.

Regardless of your age, ability, or even limitations, the ocean can benefit us physically, emotionally and even spiritually. This is why PADI is on a mission to make those benefits accessible to all, with their Adaptive Techniques Diving Course in the hope that all of humanity can experience the full transformational power of the ocean.

While many are more familiar with traditional therapies, diving, mermaiding or freediving, has changed the lives of those around the world by connecting with the water and enabled them to conquer mental or physical perceived limitations.

The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course is unique in that it’s a pro-level specialty designed to educate and empower PADI Professionals who wish to make scuba and freediver training more accessible.

Through classroom, confined water and open water workshops, dive professionals further cultivate their ability to be student-centered and prescriptive in approach when adapting techniques to meet diver needs. This hands-on training increases awareness of differing abilities and explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training divers with physical and mental challenges. PADI Pros learn to adapt course content to accommodate virtually any student diver.

PADI Members Helping those with Disabilities

This International Disabilities Day PADI highlights a shining example of a member who is championing teaching those with disabilities how to dive.

DiveHeart Empowers Individuals Worldwide Through Adaptive Scuba Programmes

DiveHeart, a PADI Dive Centre founded by PADI Scuba Instructor Jim Elliott in 2001, continues to revolutionise the world of adaptive scuba. Using zero gravity and adaptive scuba, DiveHeart aims to instil confidence, foster independence, and elevate self-esteem among individuals facing physical and cognitive challenges.

DiveHeart has established Adaptive Scuba programmes across North America and the Caribbean and reaches global destinations including Malaysia, Australia, China, Israel, and the UK. Through a combination of donations, grants, and strategic partnerships, DiveHeart ensures inclusivity by providing services to children, veterans, individuals with ALS, autism, and others, irrespective of their abilities or financial means.

A significant milestone in DiveHeart’s journey was the hosting of the inaugural Adaptive Scuba Symposium in 2009, held at the prestigious Our World Underwater event in the Midwest. This pioneering symposium attracted a diverse array of experts, including researchers, physicians, professors, therapists, adaptive dive professionals, and participants from across the globe. The event delved into the current state and the future of adaptive scuba, scuba therapy, the adaptive scuba market, the latest in adaptive scuba training techniques and the latest in scuba therapy research.

At the forefront of adaptive scuba initiatives, DiveHeart offers specialised training courses for certified scuba divers to become adaptive dive buddies. Every diver with a disability is paired with two dive buddies to form a cohesive dive team, ensuring a safe and empowering experience.

DiveHeart further hosts regular pool diving programmes catering to divers of all skill levels nationwide and organises immersive week-long adaptive diving trips to ocean locations like Cozumel, Roatán, and others at least three times annually.

Jim Elliot, the Founder and President of DiveHeart, a scuba diving instructor since 1997, recognised the transformative potential of adaptive diving for individuals with physical disabilities. Witnessing firsthand the holistic benefits encompassing physical fitness, emotional well-being, and mental health, Elliot embarked on a mission to make scuba diving accessible and empowering for all.

DiveHeart remains committed to breaking barriers and creating opportunities for individuals facing challenges, enabling them to explore the vast wonders of the underwater world while unlocking their true potential. For more information on DiveHeart and its impactful initiatives, visit

People Who Have Healed from Diving

For people with disabilities—whether they use a wheelchair, have a sight impairment or a neurological condition like cerebral palsy—scuba diving can be a fun activity that offers freedom and mobility in the weightlessness of the water. PADI’s Adaptive Support Diver specialty is a course designed to teach friends and family adaptive techniques for diving with a buddy who has a disability. Many students take the course to support a particular person in their life, and the instructor can work with them on the specific skills they require.

Ryan Chen: Diving to Heal the Mind, Body and Spirit 

Ryan is a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver who was in a tragic accident as a teenager that left him paralysed. He found healing and clarity through scuba diving with his dive buddy Kent Yoshimura – so much so that during one scuba diving trip he and Kent ended up creating their current company Neuro Gum – a collection of functional gum and mints that help you get energised, calm or focused that has now led him to be named on Forbes 30 under 30.

“Scuba diving was one of the ways I learned that I can do anything, I just have to do it differently,” Chen says, “Scuba diving is one of those things that can change your whole framework. There’s no cooler feeling than taking that first breath underwater. All of a sudden you have this superpower, to breathe underwater and explore.”

Scuba diving continues to be his physical and mental therapy he continually seeks out amidst his busy entrepreneurial life. Now, with Neuro a national success and leading wellness brand in the United States, Chen has kept up his diving, and remained close to PADI as an organisation. Neuro even has a collaboration with PADI’s coral reef restoration project coming up—a special pack of Neuro, with proceeds going to PADI’s non-profit foundation.

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