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Gift the give of a holiday this Christmas with Scuba Travel

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Stuck for what to get the diver in your life for Christmas? Why not treat them to Scuba Travel Vouchers so they can put them towards their next diving adventure. Choose from £25 or £50 denominations. Spend your gift vouchers on some of these fantastic special offers…

Maldives I 14 January I Orion I Best of The Maldives – £1425 (Boat only)

Encounter manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the popular Emperor Orion. This is a dive holiday in the Maldives to remember that hits all the seasonal hot spots of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Dive the many channels, drifts and pinnacles, encountering the reef residents as you go. The exact order of things is left deliberately flexible to ensure that no matter what time of year your holiday to the Maldives takes place, the breathtaking world underwater is unveiled in all its perfection.

As all diving takes place from the 19.8m tender dhoni that follows Orion, your liveaboard is pure living space. Your first port of call on board is the sitting area and reception room. Move forwards to the dining area with bar. Dive briefings usually take place here, as well as buffet meals. On the upper deck you will find the jacuzzi, a small shaded seating area Pull up a chair at the end of the day and chat over the day’s diving delights with fellow divers. Chill out in the sunshine on the wide fly deck sun loungers and mattress beds.

Package includes return Male airport transfers, 7 nights full board including a glass of wine with dinner, an average of 16 fully guided day dives and 1 night dive over the week, plus FOC nitrox

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Raja Ampat I 7 January I Mermaid II – Save £350, only £3895

Dive the wish list destination Raja Ampat with one of Scuba Travel’s hand picked liveaboards. This is the ultimate Indonesian dive adventure, packed with big fish to macro and mind blowing bio diversity. The Raja Ampat Discovery is the dream itinerary if you want to try something new. With so much still to be explored, you can witness new dive sites and undiscovered marine species. Photographers should make this a must see destination. Diving conditions can vary enormously from site to site so it is advisable to be an Advanced diver and comfortable with drift dive procedures.

Mermaid II easily accomodates 18 guests; the focus on board is not about opulent luxury, but rather on being dive friendly and comfortable as you cruise the big fish hot spots of Indonesia. She’s a sturdy steel hulled liveaboard. Her crew are experienced in both regions and the friendly welcome you receive on board is just one of the reasons many divers return to Mermaid II year after year.

Package includes return flights, 8 nights full board and 26 fully guided dives.

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Manado I 11 January I Bunaken Oasis – Only £2995

A stunning 5 star luxury dive resort with easy access to over 50 superb dive sites, the variety of diving at Bunaken Oasis resort is incredible. This is a purpose built luxury dive resort and as such, everything you need is right here on site. Choose between 3 boat dives per day or 2 morning boat dives and an afternoon spent exploring the house reef.

The team at Bunaken Oasis resort are all experienced dive professionals who have worked at some of the world’s most famous and finest dive resorts. Now they have come together to form a team dedicated to your dive satisfaction, whether you want a guide, a spotter, or to continue your dive education. Many visitors to Bunaken Oasis resort are photographers – the dive boats have large rinse tanks and there is a generous camera room on site.

Package includes flights, transfers, 7 nights full board in a traditional cottage, 3 guided boat dives a day, free nitrox and free house reef diving.

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Red Sea I 25 January I Mistral I Shark Quest – £1095

Shark Quest dives the southern Red Sea according to its seasonal best, including the Brothers or Daedalus. The goal? To see more sharks and rays. Dive fewer sites for longer for the most inspiring and exciting pelagic sightings possible. We all love the thrill of diving with the big fish but timing matters… What you can see, and where, in the southern Red Sea changes throughout the year. We trust the local knowledge and experience of our dive teams. Building on their know how and recent sightings, they will select one of the big marine parks to dive to give you the best chance of diving with pelagics.

Mistral is the very latest liveaboard in a long line of award winning vessels from Tornado Marine Fleet and her quality is evident from bow to stern.

This package includes return flights, 7 nights full board, 12L tanks and weights and free NITROX plus day use in a hotel on the last day.

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Red Sea I 17 February I Emperor Echo – an AMAZING £495 (Boat only)

What a fabulous price for this value Red Sea Liveaboard! Wrecks and Reefs is the itinerary for any diver wanting to see the best of the Northern Red Sea, no matter what experience level. With world class wreck dives and breathtaking reef dives every day, why not take a trip to the best of both worlds.

Emperor Echo is the latest addition to the Emperor Red Sea Fleet, built for those looking to ‘eat, sleep, dive… and repeat’; the communal areas are comfy and welcoming and all rooms are ensuite.

This package is Boat Only so does not including flight but is for 7 nights full board, 12L tanks and weights and free NITROX plus day use in a hotel on the last day.

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To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer, or purchase some Christmas gift vouchers for a loved one (or yourself!), call 0800 0728221, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com.

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WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!

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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 Scubaverse.com (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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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 06/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!

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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 – www.ndiver.com – 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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