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GoGoGo Tobago and save £225 with Regaldive



There’s never been a better incentive to escape the spring showers thanks to UK based diving holiday specialist Regaldive. For a limited time only*, the dive operator is offering a minimum of £100 and maximum of £225 saving per person on all Tobago departures between May and September 2014. The offer applies to all hotels including the new five-acre Grafton Beach Resort which was added to Regaldive’s portfolio just this week. With seven night Tobago holidays now costing from just £648 per person including flights, there’s never been a better time to GoGoGo Tobago.

Offering something for all divers, Tobago has a well-deserved reputation for some of the most spectacular drift diving in the Caribbean. Its proximity to South America places the island in the path of the Guyana current, which feeds the area with nutrients from Venezuela’s Orinoco River. This attracts an explosion of marine life and results in outstanding hard coral formations, including what is purportedly the world’s largest brain coral at Kelleston Drain, off Speyside, and immense barrel sponges. Divers exploring the Caribbean coast are in for a treat with more sheltered reefs, huge plate coral colonies and the wreck of the Maverick.

All departures between 1st May and 30th September 2014 are discounted by £100 per person. Divers can save an additional £75 on 9th July departures, or an additional £125 on 16th July departures.

For those on a budget, seven night stays at the Toucan Inn cost from just £648 per person for a limited time only. The Toucan Inn is one of Tobago’s most popular hotels and is located just a short walk away from the bars, restaurants and water sports facilities. The price includes return flights, transfers and B&B accommodation.

Alternatively, for those looking to sample the new Grafton Beach Resort, seven night stays currently cost from just £701 per person including discount, to include return flights, transfers and B&B accommodation. The resort is located above the palm-fringed stretch of beach known as Stonehaven Bay on the Caribbean coast and benefits from an onsite dive centre, freshwater swimming pool, games room, shopping arcade, various bars and restaurants and the use of the sports and spa facilities at the neighbouring Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort.

Over in Speyside on the Atlantic coast, seven nights’ at Nabucco’s Resort currently cost from £845 per person, to include return flights, transfers and B&B accommodation. The resort is located on the edge of Speyside village and commands fabulous views over the bay towards the Goat Island, former residence of Ian Fleming, and the island of Little Tobago.

Also located in the Speyside area is the Blue Waters Inn. For a limited time only, seven night stays currently cost from £794 per person, to include return flights, transfers and B&B accommodation.

A five day dive pack at any of the above resorts costs from £237 per person when diving with Extra Divers, to include two boat dives per day, air tanks and weights. The contrast between the two Atlantic and Caribbean coasts makes Tobago an ideal twin centre destination and Regaldive can arrange for dive packs to be split between both sides of the island for the best all-round diving experience.

For further information, or to book, visit or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.

* The offer is valid until 31st May 2014, so get in there quick to take advantage.

Gear News

New from Fourth Element: the RF2 free diving wetsuit



The team at fourth element have introduced their latest freediving wetsuit, the RF2. Streamlined and high-performance, this two piece 6/5/4/mm suit has been developed for freedivers who want to enjoy maximum freedom and ultimate warmth.

Lined outer panels around the core, arms and legs provide durability, a Glideskin across the shoulders and the hood maximises hydrodynamics. This hybrid freediving wetsuit offers cool and cold water freedivers the freedom to explore their limits in comfort.

Director of fourth element, Paul Strike said, “We’ve designed this suit with the consultation of professional freedivers, instructors and with the knowledge of freedive suit specialists. The RF2 brings together fourth element’s knowledge of thermal protection with freediving expertise at the top of the sport to create a high performance recreational suit.”

The suit is both comfortable and practical, being more durable than traditional smoothskin suits whilst retaining excellent stretch and form fitting design. The inner of the suit has a smooth cell Metalite coating; this provides extra warmth retention and is more robust than traditional open cell.

Daan Verhoeven, Freediving Cameraman said, “The RF2 is possibly the best off-the peg suit I’ve ever tried. As soon as I got in the water, I instantly forgot the suit. I was just comfortable and could move without anything pinching or water coming in.”


  • Streamline cut optimising glide
  • 5mm comfort, flexibility and warmth
  • Open cell interior, lined exterior
  • Smoothskin outer hood and shoulders for extra hydrodynamics
  • Beavertail closure
  • Supratex seat panel for extra durability

RF2 Hooded Jacket and Leggings are available in sizes S – XL.

RF2 Hooded Jacket 6/5/4mm RRP: £229.95 GBP / €275.00 EUR

RF2 Leggings 5/4mm RRP: £149.95 / €179.00 EUR

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Marine Life & Conservation

Parineeti Chopra teams up with PADI to create Ocean Change



PADI® is thrilled to announce an exceptional PADI AmbassaDiver™: Indian actress, singer and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Parineeti Chopra.

“A PADI AmbassaDiver is someone who is passionate about using their force for good to encourage others to protect our blue planet,” says Kristin Valette Wirth, Chief Brand and Membership Officer. “We could not have found a more respected and authentic partner as Ms. Chopra, a long time ocean lover, to advance our shared mission of saving the ocean. She is unmatched as a shining example of how to protect what you love – and inspire others to do the same.”

Chopra, who has always loved the ocean, experienced the magic beneath the surface in 2013 when she took her first breath underwater in Bali. As soon as she surfaced from that dive, she was hooked – and protecting the ocean became very personal for her, receiving her PADI Open Water Diver certification later that year in Palau. Since then, she has inspired others around the world, from her family and friends to fans in India– to try scuba diving so they can join her in seeking adventure and saving the ocean.

“The first time I came up to the surface after diving, I was crying because it was such a life-changing experience,” says Ms. Chopra. “It is now something I can’t live without. I make sure I do a diving trip every three months despite my work schedule because it is my form of meditation. And it is the place I am immensely passionate about protecting.”

“We are all equal underwater and all speak the same language. Over the years I have seen the changes that have taken place beneath the surface. During my time as a brand ambassador for Tourism Australia, I witnessed the bleaching and damage that has occurred to the Great Barrier Reef.  I was so sad to see this and am now committed to being a diver with a purpose. I have also seen first-hand how marine reserves, like the ones in Sipadan, Malaysia and Palau, prove how valuable marine protected areas are. As a PADI Diver, I want to make sure that our entire blue planet gets the protection it deserves.” continues Ms. Chopra.

With over 67 million social media followers and having recently starred in the Netflix movie The Girl on the Train, Chopra joins an elite group of celebrity influencers determined to take personal action and create real change for healthier oceans. Spending nearly all her free time diving around the world, Chopra shares her love for the ocean with her fans, as diving is an important part of her life that allows her to return to nature and reset. She will work with PADI to encourage others to experience the beautiful world underwater as PADI Divers and join her in helping to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean.

“PADI created the AmbassaDiver programmeme to support extraordinary divers who dedicate their lives to illuminating the path that leads from curiosity, exploration, and discovery to understanding, stewardship and action. Ms. Chopra is playing a very important role in ocean conservation, lighting the way for others to become divers themselves and mobilising communities worldwide to seek adventure and save the ocean with her,” continues Valette Wirth.

Ms. Chopra has big plans for 2022 – including becoming a real-life PADI Mermaid and taking part in citizen science projects during her dive trips around the world. Follow Chopra’s dive adventures, projects and hands-on conservation efforts with PADI on her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about Chopra and the rest of the PADI AmbassaDiver team visit

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A luxurious dive resort in the heart of Lembeh Strait. Enjoy refined services while exploring the rich waters of Indonesia.

The resort is nestled around an ocean front deck and swimming-pool (with pool-bar) which is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at the end of a busy day of critter-diving.

All accommodation is full board and includes three sumptuous meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet meals and in the evening dining is a la carte.

Book and stay before the end of June and benefit from no single supplements in all room types!

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – book and stay before end of June 2022

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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