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Have you got your ticket to the London International Dive Show 2014?

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With LIDS 2014 now in partnership with three other key outdoor shows, the 15th & 16th February at ExCel is set to be a bumper weekend, with something for every diver….and more.

You can buy a single ticket just for the London Dive Show or a four-show ticket which also gives you access to the Telegraph Outdoor & Adventure Show, the London Bike Show and the Triathlon Plus Show, all of which are also on at ExCel over the same weekend.

LIDS organisers are also offering special single Dive Show ticket deals for new BSAC divers and instructors.

Check out the various LIDS ticket prices and offers….and make the 15th & 16th of February 2014 a weekend to remember!

London International Dive Show 2014 ticket offers

1. LIDS 2014 TICKETS (LIDS SHOW ONLY)

Single show tickets are £9.50 bought in advance or £12.50 on the door. Buy your advanced single show ticket online

Under 16s now get in free when accompanied by an adult. (Previously under 14s)

2. NEW FOR 2014 – FOUR SHOWS-ONE TICKET PRICE OFFER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH TELEGRAPH OUTDOOR & ADVENTURE SHOW, THE LONDON BIKE SHOW AND THE TRIATHLON PLUS SHOW

£16 in advance (£20 on the door) – entitles ticket holder to access LIDS plus the other three shows at ExCel on day of attendance.

If you have purchased a LIDS day ticket, you can upgrade to the four shows ticket for £15 on the day.

More information and to buy your multiple show ticket.

3. FREE LIDS TICKET FOR NEW BSAC DIVERS – applies to single LIDS ticket only

Newly qualified Ocean Divers who qualified on or after 01/03/2013 can claim a free LIDS 2014 ticket!

Ocean Divers will need to show their BSAC Qualification Card and Qualification Record Book at the LIDS 2014 ticket kiosk on the day to qualify for a complimentary ticket. They will be given a complimentary ticket which they will need to fill in their contact information on the back. The complimentary ticket will then be collected on entry to the show.

Alternatively to save time at the show your new divers can download a voucher here.

Please note: this free ticket offer is applicable to the single LIDS ticket only.

4. BSAC INSTRUCTOR 2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

BSAC instructors can buy the 2-4-1 offer in advance via an e-ticket and save time at the show.  More details and to book.

Input 2 tickets where it says ‘How Many Tickets?’

Input BSAC 2-4-1 in the Promotional Code box

Promotional Code: (applicable id required for entry)

They will be charged ONLY £12.50 for 2 tickets – they will then have to show ID at the entrance to the show.

BSAC Instructors can still get the offer on the door – they will need to show ID at the ticket kiosk to be eligible for the 2-4-1 offer. They will be given one paid ticket and one complimentary ticket which they will need to fill in their contact information on the back. The complimentary ticket will then be collected on entry to the show.

Please note: this offer is based on the full on the day LIDS ticket price of £12.50 and not the online advanced price or the four shows for the price of one ticket offer.

For more information on the London International Dive Show 2014, click here.

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May the 4th be with you!

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May the 4th be with you

Oyster Diving have recently been given exclusive access to offer scuba diving courses and fun dives at Mercers Lake, a beautiful lake near M25/Gatwick in the UK.

Oyster have just launched their own dive boat ‘The Blue Pear’ to explore various parts of the lake. Divers can glide around the underwater woodland, see lots of fish and decent visibility. Out of the water divers set up in the purpose built kitting up area, unwind in a warm shower, and off-gas in the café & licensed bar.

may the 4th be with you

To celebrate the start of the summer season, AquaSports and Oyster Diving have teamed up to host a Star Wars-themed open day on the 4th May.

Guests will be able to enjoy discounted tasters of various watersports including Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Canoeing and Sailing. Oyster Diving will be joined by Apeks and possibly other dive manufacturers to display their latest products. Demo gear will be available for qualified divers and Oyster’s sales support team will be on hand for customers with any questions.

may the 4th be with you

Divers wishing to get in the water will need to book in via Oyster Diving’s website where you can also choose to hire any equipment. Non-divers and well behaved dogs are very welcome!

As well as the watersports there will also be music, food and a licensed bar. The fun starts at 10am and finishes around 4.30pm.

Please come along, wear your finest Stormtrooper or Princess Leia outfit and enjoy the fun!

For more details contact: mark@oysterdiving.com

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Leading UK-based shark conservation charity, the Shark Trust, is delighted to announce tour operator Diverse Travel as a Corporate Patron

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Corporate Patrons provide a valuable boost to the work of The Shark Trust. The Trust team works globally to safeguard the future of sharks, and their close cousins, the skates and rays, engaging with a global network of scientists, policymakers, conservation professionals, businesses and supporters to further shark conservation.

Specialist tour operator Diverse Travel has operated since 2014 and is committed to offering its guests high quality, sustainable scuba diving holidays worldwide. Working together with the Shark Trust will enable both organisations to widen engagement and encourage divers and snorkellers to actively get involved in shark conservation.

Sharks are truly at the heart of every diver and at Diverse Travel, we absolutely share that passion. There is nothing like seeing a shark in the wild – it’s a moment that stays with you forever!” says Holly Bredin, Sales & Marketing Manager, Diverse Travel.

We’re delighted to celebrate our 10th year of business by becoming a Corporate Patron of the Shark Trust. This is an exciting partnership for Diverse and our guests. We will be donating on behalf of every person who books a holiday with us to contribute towards their vital shark conservation initiatives around the world. We will also be working together with the Trust to inspire divers, snorkellers and other travellers to take an active role – at home and abroad – in citizen science projects and other activities.”

Paul Cox, CEO of The Shark Trust, said:

It’s an exciting partnership and we’re thrilled to be working with Diverse Travel to enable more divers and travellers to get involved with sharks and shark conservation. Sharks face considerable conservation challenges but, through collaboration and collective action, we can secure a brighter future for sharks and their ocean home. This new partnership takes us one more valuable step towards that goal.”

For more information about the Shark Trust visit their website here.

For more about Diverse Travel click here.

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