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Head to the Bahamas and take advantage of a great fly free offer from Dive Worldwide



DIVE WWDiscover unspoilt reefs in the Bahamas, enjoy topside at a relaxed pace and take advantage of this great Fly Free offer to the Out Islands offer from Dive Worldwide, which is available between now and 31 October 2016.

Anyone booking a flight-inclusive holiday before 30 June 2016 with a minimum stay of four nights at one of three participating resorts receives ONE FREE return internal flight ticket from Nassau. Alternatively stay for seven-nights or longer and receive TWO FREE flight tickets.

Each of the 700 islands in this tropical paradise exhibits its own character, the product of a rich history and a culture unique to the individual islands and their people. Formed mainly of flat coral and protected by the world’s third largest barrier reef, the archipelago has something for everyone.

The free flights offer is available when staying at any of the following three resorts featured by Dive Worldwide:

Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros

The largest Bahamian island, Andros, is home to 140 miles of barrier reef and lies next to the ‘Tongue of the Ocean’, a 2,000 metre deep oceanic trench. Small Hope Bay Lodge an all-inclusive family-run resort with a well-equipped dive centre and a friendly informal atmosphere, is built around a central coral and Andros pine lodge. Guests relax into the low impact lifestyle that comes with no dress code. A 10-minute drive from Andros Town airport, the 21 cottage-style rooms are located directly on the beach.

Stella Maris Resort, Long Island

Hardly touched by tourism, Long Island is quiet and unspoiled, with endless beaches and great diving, a one hour flight south of Nassau. Located off the beaten track, Stella Maris is an elegant resort offering panoramic ocean view rooms and villas in a relaxed Out Island atmosphere. Diving here is renowned as one of the best locations in the Bahamas. The on-site PADI affiliated water sports centre operates daily boat dives to both the calmer Caribbean Sea and the more rugged, unexplored Atlantic coast, where the marine life is larger and the topography more dramatic.

Riding Rock Resort, San Salvador

Located on San Salvador in the south east of the archipelago, this purpose built, friendly resort, with a beautiful white sandy beach on the doorstep and excellent facilities, has been welcoming divers and water sports enthusiasts since the 1960s. Located in the marina complex, the dive centre is SSI and PADI affiliated. The 50 plus dive sites are teeming with marine life from nudibranch, crabs and shrimps to barracudas, stingrays and many shark species including the scalloped hammerhead. There are swim-throughs and caverns to explore, and with visibility at an average of 40 metres, underwater photographers will be in their element.

Sample Price: from £1,895 (saving approx £200pp on free flight offer) based on 2 sharing, including return flights from the UK, domestic flights, 1 night B&B in Nassau, 7 nights’ full board at Riding Rock Resort, 16 dives (tanks & weights) and all transfers.

Offer details

Valid for travel from 01 July 2015 to 31 October 2016.

Book 4 to 6 nights for x1 ‘Fly Free’ ticket.

Book 7 nights+ for x2 ‘Fly Free’ tickets.

Limit of two ‘Fly Free’ offers per booked room. Maximum, of 2 rooms.

Offer valid for participating Out Islands resorts only.

‘Fly Free’ flights are roundtrip from Nassau only. Holiday package must include international flights.

All passengers must be booked on same flights and itinerary.

Book by 30 June 2016.

For more information or to book, contact Dive Worldwide by visiting or call 01962 302087.


Tourism Fiji celebrates Open for Happiness Campaign (Watch Trailer)



As international borders reopen to the world this week, Tourism Fiji launched the first video piece in it’s Open for Happiness campaign. The team celebrated this at an event at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, where they unveiled some of the content to crew who worked on the production as well as tourism stakeholders.

Tourism Fiji is delighted to partner with award-winning actress, comedian and producer, Rebel Wilson, the new Ambassador of our global reopening campaign.

Ms. Wilson has fond memories of visiting Fiji as a child and returned to share her love of a destination that offers so much to visitors and is largely vaccinated.

She was joined by a talented pool of Fijian cast and crew to shoot Tourism Fiji’s Open for Happiness campaign in the Mamanuca Islands, where she also sampled a range of experiences.

“Rebel is a talented actress and demonstrates a unique ability to bring her own style of heartfelt humour to the ad that Tourism Fiji is creating,” said Brent Hill, CEO of Tourism Fiji.

“We’re delighted to have her as an ambassador who resonates with Fiji and our key tourist markets; Australia, North America, New Zealand and Europe.”

Rebel hiked, did yoga, stand up paddleboarding, scenic helicopter tour, spa treatment, cocktails and visited a popular sandbar.  She was seen stepping out in some local designer wear from Samson Lee and Zuber and enjoyed the hospitality of Vomo Island Fiji.

Her destination highlights of Fiji were shared with her fanbase, including 10.3 million followers on social media platform Instagram, and helped amplify Fiji’s allure as a holiday destination that has now safely reopened to international travellers on December 1st.

Filmed in Fiji over the course of last month, the campaign is the result of the collaborative work of several local partners including activity providers, talented singers, entertainers, videographers, local actors, and extras on set.

“This campaign would not have been possible without the support of our industry stakeholders, and we’re pleased to showcase a global star such as Rebel and the talent of local cast and crew,” said Brent Hill, CEO of Tourism Fiji.

Rebel also enjoyed a sunset cruise featuring a live performance by talented local artist, Apakuki “Kuki” Nalawa and shared snippets across her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels.

“With all that’s happened over the last two years, tourism has been badly affected and the entertainment industry has been hit hard by this as well, – the live performance was an eye-opener, a breath of fresh air and gave us all hope that things will get better,” Mr Nalawa said.

“It’s so encouraging to witness a Hollywood actress and her media team enjoying not only the beauty that our country has to offer but also recognising the level of talent we have.”

Tourism Fiji’s Open for Happiness campaign with Rebel will be used into 2022. Further video clips will launch over the coming weeks.

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Announcing the Winners of the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2021



DivePhotoGuide (DPG) and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winning images and videos in the 2021 edition of the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition. Once again, hundreds of photographers and filmmakers from dozens of countries competed in what has become known as the “World Championship” of international underwater imaging events.

Created by DPG and Wetpixel, two of the largest online resources for underwater shooters, the competition invited submissions to five image categories and a video category, with entries evaluated by a panel of illustrious industry experts and award-winning photographers: Florian Fischer, Imran Ahmad, Jennifer Hayes, Mike Bartick and Stephen Frink.

This year, Martin Broen received the “Best of Show” prize for his 1st place in the Black and White category. The image, a jaw-dropping capture of the pristine stalactites and stalagmites in a Mexican cenote, earned Martin the top cash prize of $1,000. The 1st place winners in the other categories were Julian Hsu (Macro Traditional), Sander van der Heijden (Macro Unrestricted), Enrico Somogyi (Wide Angle Traditional), Tom Shlesinger (Wide Angle Unrestricted) and Alex del Olmo (Video); each of them received a cash prize of $250.

In a joint statement, DPG Editor-in-Chief Joseph Tepper and Wetpixel Publisher Adam Hanlon said: “Once again, the DPG/Wetpixel Masters competition has demonstrated the incredible talent that exists in our community of underwater shooters. As many of us continue to face lockdowns and travel restrictions, these photos and films remind us of the riches under the sea and why we must maintain our collective passion to protect the oceans we love.”

The organizers are pleased to announce that 15 percent of entry proceeds will once again be donated to marine conservation efforts.

You can see the full results here.

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Egypt | Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone | 27 January – 04 February 2022 | Emperor Elite

Jump on board this famous Red Sea liveaboard and enjoy diving the famous wrecks of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer.  Emperor Elite offers a contemporary living space combined with the best itineraries available in the Red Sea.

Price NOW from just £975 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Flights from London Gatwick to Hurghada with 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox

Booking deadline: Subject to availability.

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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