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Go Red Sea liveaboard diving with blue o two this weekend for just £645 per person – including flights!



UK dive tour operator blue o two have a crazy last minute deal for this Friday – flagship M/Y blue Horizon sailing the wonderful Brothers & Elphinstone for just £645pp including flights from the UK! Hammerheads, threshers, grey reef and white tip reef sharks have all bee spotted at Brothers just this week, so why not treat yourself? You know you want to.

Here’s a reminder of some of the other great deals blue o two currently have on offer:

M/Y blue Fin – Red Sea

27 Sep – 04 Oct: Best of the Red Sea – £1145 (last male share)

08 Nov – 15 Nov: Strait of Tiran and North – £895

15 Nov – 22 Nov: Best of Wrecks – £895

22 Nov – 29 Nov: Best of Wrecks – £995

M/Y blue Horizon – Red Sea

13 Sep – 20 Sep: Brothers and Elphinstone – £645

20 Sep – 27 Sep: Northern Wrecks and Reefs – £845 (No Manchester supplement)

18Oct – 25 Oct: Project Shark: Simply the Best – £1249

29 Nov – 06 Dec:  Brothers and Elphinstone – £845

M/Y blue Melody – Red Sea

27 Sep – 04 Oct: North and Ras Mohamed – £1095

11 Oct – 18 Oct: Strait of Tiran & North – £1095 (No Manchester supplement)

18 Oct – 25 Oct: Northern Wrecks and Reefs – £995

01 Nov – 08 Nov: Strait of Tiran and North – £995

22 Nov – 29 Nov: Simply the Best – £995

29 Nov – 06 Dec: Simply the best – £845

M/Y blue Voyager – Red Sea

06 Sep – 13 Sep: Strait of Tiran & North – £695

20 Sep – 27 Sep: Northern Wrecks and Reefs – £845 (No Manchester supplement)

25 Oct – 01 Nov: Simply the best – £1195 (No Manchester supplement)

01 Nov – 08 Nov: Northern Wrecks and Reefs – £1099

08 Nov – 15 Nov: North and Brothers – £895

M/V Carpe Diem – Maldives

22 Nov – 30 Nov: North Male – Ari – Felidhu – South Male – £1999*

28 Feb – 08 Mar: Project Shark: Maldives with Nikki Weeden – £2295*

S/Y Fiji Siren – Fiji Islands

04 Feb – 14 Feb: Lomaiviti & Taveuni Islands (10 nights) – £3013**

*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 info contact blue o two now on 01752 480808, email or visit their website


Palaemon Divers shortlisted for top Business Award



North West-based Dive Centre, Palaemon Divers, has been shortlisted for Leisure and Tourism Start Up of the Year with Start Up Awards 2023.

Palaemon Divers is delighted to be named a finalist in the Awards which celebrate Start Up Businesses and what they have brought to the economy within three years of their launch.

Palaemon Divers was started by Leanne Clowes in the midst of COVID lockdowns. Leanne walked out of her well paid corporate sales job with no savings after a redundancy in a previous role and spending the majority of the year before COVID to follow the dream! After the redundancy and COVID, life struck just a little differently and the pull to become a full-time dive instructor became impossible to ignore!

So with that… notice was handed in, no savings, nothing physical to start being a full time dive instructor other than personal kit at the time – oh and the fact, Leanne was actually an Assistant Instructor at the time and hadn’t attended the instruction exam at that point as there had been none going on through COVID obviously!

However, the first Instructor Exam that was happening out of COVID was booked onto – no pressure at all with no full time job, no money as a back up, mortgage and bills to pay…

Leanne started freelancing as an instructor in the North West using various outdoor locations for training, and the business snowballed and quickly gained its first physical dive centre in January 2022 along with finding their own private in-water training facility at Princes Dock in Liverpool. Since then, 100s of new people from Liverpool and further afield have been introduced to the amazing sport of scuba, and experienced the abundant life under the surface of the dock itself.

In a time of no travel to outside your area or abroad, Palaemon Divers found something new and exciting to introduce the city of Liverpool to those who spend five days a week in the office looking down at the dock and not really being able to appreciate what the dock actually means to Liverpool!

It became apparent during 2022, that although Liverpool was fantastic, more growth was on the cards which came in the form of a second location, Palaemon Divers – Warrington. The second dive centre is an ex micro brewery in Warrington with a central location close to the M6, M62 and M56, spread over two floors which includes a classroom, workshop, compressor and a floor dedicated to retail.

The efforts in building this business have not gone unnoticed with the shortlist for Startup Awards, and also another shortlist which will be announced in the next month.

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Gear Review: Quilted Polar Hat from Otter Watersports (Watch Video)



In a video shot exclusively for, Jeff Goodman reviews the Quilted Polar Hat from leading drysuit manufacturer Otter Watersports.

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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. Great value for money and perfect for small groups of buddies. Price NOW from just £1195 per person based on sharing a twin cabin/room including: Flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with 23kgs baggage 7 nights in shared cabin 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees Free Nitrox Booking deadline: Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price. Alternative departure airports available at a supplement. Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email More Less

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