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The Scuba Travel team has been out diving, now it’s your turn!

May and June have been really busy months in the Scuba Travel office: Martin went to the Red Sea, Caroline to Malapascua, Sue to the Galapagos, Angela just landed back from Papua New Guinea, Mario flew to Lembeh on Wednesday and Melissa is home from Coron. The Scuba Travel Team don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk and dive the dives!

And don’t forget to keep an eye out on social media for the “Lembeh Gulen Shoot Out” photo competition, where Mario is part of the Lembeh team. Go Lembeh!

Siladen Resort and Spa, Indonesia – Save £300, from £2195 inc flights from Heathrow

Luxury dive resorts don’t need to cost the earth. The boutique Siladen Dive Resort & Spa in Manado sits on 300m of white sandy beach in the heart of Bunaken national park and prides itself on the 5 star experience at a price that you can afford.

This is a hidden oasis of perfection that effortlessly combines dive escapism with serious eco-friendly credentials. While away the hours underwater with over 50 dives sites in world famous Bunaken only a short boat ride away. And when the diving is done, soak up the breathtaking sunsets from your beach lounger facing the Manado Tua volcano.

Your holiday to Siladen includes flights from Heathrow to Manado with Singapore Airlines, airport transfers, 7 nights in a garden view villa (full board, two people sharing) and 17 air boat dives. Local taxes are prepaid.

Check out the latest availability here…


Oman Aggressor  – 21st July, only £1550

A fantastic introductory offer to dive the hot new region in Oman. Diving highlights are undoubtedly the opportunity to see the resident population of humpback whales but the islands are a paradise of untouched dive sites where whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, reef sharks and big balls of reef fish wait on pristine, unspoilt reefs.

Guest feedback so far has been fantastic. The guests love the boat, crew and food! Plus, abundant marine life. Reports of snorkelling with baby whale sharks, spotting humpbacks, swimming with dolphins and diving with huge shoals of fish!

Click here to find out more…


Leo, Best of the Maldives – 21st July, £1050

Leo is a stylish boat with contrasting wooden decor throughout the entire vessel (including the cabins) and bright, generous communal areas. The main deck is great for socialising with a large lounge with sofas, licensed bar and jacuzzi. The sun deck is perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset after a day in the water.

The Best of the Maldives does just what it says on the tin – you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a single week of sublime liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls. Dive the many channels, drifts and pinnacles, encountering the manta, whalesharks and reef residents as you go.

This package includes 7 nights full board, approximately 17 fully guided dhoni dives, 12 tlr tanks and free Nitrox, transfers from Male airport, 7 nights on board on a full board basis, tanks & weights. Flights are not included in the price.

Click here to find out more…


Scuba Travel Staff Favourite – The Philippines

Jim used to live there, Melissa was there last week, Caroline and Mario recently came home from there and Martin was there last year. The Philippines continues to excite the Scuba Travel Team and it just keeps on getting better and better, with some amazing offers this summer.

  • Puerto Galera – 14th July – £2145 – Save £450
  • Aiyanar – 14th July – £2395 – Save £300
  • Malapascua – 6th July – £1795 – Save £200

The Philippines are sure to please any diver into macro life. This, coupled with pristine reefs filled with nudibranch, mandarin fish and pygmy sea horses, makes for a destination on every diver’s list. And for the days in between dives, there are a host of eco-tours and excursions that will keep even the most demanding traveller satisfied.

Click here to discover the Philippines…


Hurricane, Simply the Best – This summer from £1250

Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea – and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious “Liveaboard of the Year” award no less than 5 times (including 2017 & 2016).

  • 4th July – Daedalus Rocky St Johns – £1350
  • 11th July – Simply the best – £1350!
  • 1st August – St Johns – £1250
  • 8th August – Simply the best – £1350!
  • 22nd August – Simply the best – £1295!
  • 29th August – Simply the best – £1350!

Your holiday includes flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam, all fees, 12L tank & weights and FREE NITROX.

Read more about Hurricane here…


To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer call 0800 0728221, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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The Philippines wins World’s Top Dive Destination Award!

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Congratulations to the Philippines for being recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards!

The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Read more about diving in the Philippines in our latest publication Philippines Dive Adventures.

The magazine is a guide to the best diving in the Philippines. It features: Anilao, Bohol, Cebu, Dauin, Puerto Galera, Tubbataha and much more…

With 7,641 islands, the Philippines has it all! Let the Dive Travel Adventures and Scubaverse Media Team take you on an incredible tour above and below water in the World’s Leading Dive Destination – download your FREE copy here!


To find out more about visiting the Philippines visit the Department of Tourism website by clicking here.

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