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Head to DIVE 2017 for first class photo & video inspiration



DIVE 2017 is just a matter of days away! If you’re a Diver who uses a camera or camcorder, you’ll want to make the PhotoZone a key part of your visit and indeed, you might find it hard to drag yourself away…

Head to the PhotoZone for the latest camera gear and specific advice, whether on hardware, software or technique. The PhotoZone will be packed with experts all weekend ready to offer one-to-one guidance and solutions to your photo and video needs. Set yourself new targets or simply enjoy the views of all the images on display. And don’t forget to vote – all visitors are invited to contribute to the judging of the annual British Society of Underwater Photographers’ Print Competition.

This year’s photo & video talks are on the nearby Centre Stage and the mission of all the speakers is to both inspire and inform your underwater image-making. Get your morning off to a great start at 9.50am with photo pro Mario Vitalini who shares his stress-free packing tips in The Travelling Photographer: kit essentials Within the Weight Limits. Scubaverse’s very own UWP Editors Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown present The Bigger Picture at 11.10am – a guide to travel and wide-angle photography that is sure to get you champing at the bit to book your next dive trip.

In the afternoon on Saturday, star billing goes to Alex Mustard & Martin Edge at 2pm as they reveal previously Unseen Images, discuss experimentation and how to create exciting new work. Be sure to get your seats early for that one! Martin returns at the same time on Sunday for a solo presentation entitled Shots in the Shallows – exploring the pros and cons of shallow-water environments for underwater photographers.

Other speakers on the Centre Stage include Paul Colley, David Diley, Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield, Keith Hiscock, Ellen Kuylaerts, Jane Morgan, Saeed Rashid and Richard Smith. Take a look here for the full line-up.

Have you got your DIVE 2017 tickets yet? Book in advance and save money. Advance tickets cost just £9.50 (plus booking fee), saving you £5 per ticket. Booking in advance also entitles you to one FREE Show Guide (worth £2.50) per ticket order. And remember, Under 14s accompanied by an Adult go FREE!



WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on (which you can read here), we reported via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to When prizes are supplied by third parties, is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 06/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Gear News

Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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