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Grab the last few Tech and Wreck spaces on Marine Quest trips



Scottish diving specialists Marine Quest have some last minute spaces for their popular Technical and Wreck diving weekends and weeks over the coming months.

Based in picturesque Eyemouth, on the approaches to the Firth of Forth, Marine Quest offer a feast of world-class diving right on the doorstep, including breathtaking scenic sites, technical dives, and over 100 historic wrecks. The team operate two modern, spacious dive boats and run first-class B&B accommodation at The Harbourside dive lodge.

Current Availability: Technical Diving

20th – 24th August: 55m Wrecks (4 days diving & accommodation)
Exmouth, Burnstone, Fortuna, U-12.
B&B and lunches included
4 spaces
£470.00 or book individual days as required

17th – 21st September: Submarine week
HMS H11, K4, K17, J6, U12, U74, U714, U1274, U1020 – 50 – 70m
B&B and lunches included
4 spaces

28th – 30th September
Unknown & Undived Long Weekend (70m max)
1 space

19th – 21st October
HMS J6 Weekend Centenary Weekend
Max depth (70m)
1 space

1st – 4th November
HMS G7 Centenary Long Weekend
Deeper wrecks (90m)
1 space

8th – 13th November (Diving Friday – Tuesday)
Remembrance Week: HMS Pathfinder & HMS Ascot Centenary
Depth 65m
4 spaces

Current Availability: Shallower Wreck & Scenic Diving

17th & 18th August (Friday & Saturday)
Scenic diving

8 spaces each day (book 1 day or both)

25th 26th & 27th August – Bank Holiday weekend
Scenic weekend

6 spaces each day (book 1 day or all 3)

31st & 1st September (Friday & Saturday)
Scenic diving

6 spaces each day (book 1 day or both)

2nd September
U-74 (42m) plus Glanmire (31m)

1000 ropes off
3 spaces

2nd – 7th September
45m Wreck Week

2 dives per day
5 spaces – £545.00

To book or to find out more, please contact Jim and Iain on 01890 752444 or 0778 0823884, email or visit


Mares & SSI launch new promotion



SSI expands financial support to SSI Members worldwide. 

2020 has been an unusual and challenging year for the entire world, especially the diving and travel industry!  To weather the crisis, SSI immediately jumped into action to help Training Centers and Professionals around the world.  

In response to COVID-19, SSI launched the No Water, No Problem Campaign, put Final Exams online, and held hundreds of Webinars to train Professionals on how to use distance learning to teach the dry Specialties online. The FREE SCIENCE OF DIVING promotion resulted in SSI Training Centers worldwide register over 50,000 FREE DIGITAL KITS, funding more than $3.5 MILLION IN RETAIL VALUE. Additionally, SSI introduced an aggressive DOUBLE PRO REWARDS incentive to help SSI Professionals compensate 2020 Renewal Fees and reduce those for 2021. Currently, the WE WANT YOU Crossover promotion aims to fill the industry need for instructors and strengthen the entire SSI Professional community.

Now, in conjunction with Mares, SSI is launching the GO DIVING – PROTECT YOURSELF. OWN EQUIPMENT Promotion, which includes a FREE SSI EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES DIGITAL KIT. This new campaign strives to motivate divers worldwide to go diving and buy equipment. Look for more information on this next retail support campaign within the next few days.

“These are just a few examples of how we have supported and are continuing to support our Training Centers, Professionals, and divers worldwide. To provide even more economic security and help in business recovery, WE WILL NOT INCREASE PRICES FOR 2021. While travel was restricted and some key resort areas completely locked down, SSI mainly focused on supporting domestic markets with retail-driven incentives. Now, in this next re-opening phase, we need to shift gear and assist resort markets that have no local diving community and are 100% dependent on the traveling diver. Therefore, SSI will grant certain special conditions and delayed payment options to specific resort markets which have been locked down for longer than six months or suffered from closed borders,” stated Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO.

Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO, explains further, “To financially support these needed investments which directly benefit SSI Members and to protect the health of our valuable members and staff, we will forego all 2021 Trade Shows over the next 12 months. Despite international uncertainty, every time we experience one of these events, the entire SSI Network emerges stronger and more resilient. Be assured, SSI is your trustful partner within the Diving Industry!”

For more information about SSI visit their website by clicking here.

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Photo Gallery: Shark Diving in The Bahamas



In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they look at Shark Diving in The Bahamas.

The Bahamas offers some of the very finest shark diving experiences in the world. The islands have protected sharks in their waters creating one of the first Shark Sanctuaries in the world. Several species of shark can be seen and photographed, with each island offering a different type of shark diving, making this destination the perfect place for a multi-island, multi-shark trip of a lifetime.

Great Hammerhead Shark diving in Bimini

Bull Sharks in Bimini

Tiger Shark off Grand Bahama

Oceanic Whitetip Shark off Cat Island

Nurse Shark off Abaco

Caribbean Reef Sharks off New Providence

Lemon Sharks off Grand Bahama

For more images from The Bahamas and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.

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