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Head to the sunshine with the latest holiday getaways from Scuba Travel

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Warm water, fantastic marine encounters and beautiful sunshine is just the tonic you need at this time of year. Choose from one of these great value holiday getaways from the Scuba Travel team:

Dive the Wrecks & Reefs of the Red Sea

With world class wreck dives and breathtaking reef dives every day, why not take a trip to the best of both worlds. Endlessly flexible, Wrecks & Reefs has become a classic itinerary which visits some of the most iconic dive sites that Egypt has to offer, as well as a few lesser known beauties. The underwater scenery is ever changing and guaranteed to leave you breathless.Your package includes return flights from Gatwick and transfers, 7 nights on a full board basis, at least 20 fully guided dives and marine park fees. At the end of your stay you will have day use of a hotel and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home.

14th April on Whirlwind only £1195 incl. flights or 21st April on Cyclone only £1095 incl. flights.

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Pelagic Magic in the Maldives

With a special focus on the whalesharks of Ari Atoll, this itinerary gives you the opportunity to get face to face with these gorgeous beasts. There are plenty of chances to fill your log book with shark and manta sightings and between your pelagic encounters, the reef dives will not disappoint. Choose to dive this itinerary from the stylish 35m liveaboard Leo with capacity for 24 and spacious communal areas, or the more traditional charming Atoll which sleeps only 12. This package is Boat Only but includes return Male transfers, 7 nights full board, free Nitrox and up to 17 fully guided dives (including 1 night dive).

26th May on Leo now only £1345 or 27th May on Atoll now only £995.

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Galapagos Aggressor

The Galapagos is a true wish list destination for nearly every diver. Hammerheads are the first and foremost attraction, schooling in vast numbers around the submerged pinnacles of Wolf and Darwin. Galapagos sharks are common and white tips hide in the reef from the larger predators. If you like your fish even bigger, whalesharks are often seen in the blue, with manta, mobula and eagle rays. This place is home to unforgettable diving which you cannot find anywhere else on the planet.

3rd May, 10th or 17th May – Dive the Galpagos and save £900.

Galapagos Aggressor 3 brings a new level of comfort for her divers. The 16 divers on board are split between the lower deck deluxe cabins and upper deck master cabins. Enjoy a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine to refuel after each incredible day’s diving.

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Oman Aggressor – Introductory Offer – Save £750, only £1845

Book now to discover the Jewels of Oman and the thrill of diving in this hot new region. 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.

The Oman Aggressor is a fantastic 45m liveaboard with a range of stylish cabins all boasting aircon and ensuite bathrooms. For relaxation after your dives you have the choice of the large sundeck, with shade, a jacuzzi and bar, or the spacious saloon area. Enjoy a variety of local Omani and international cuisine from the onboard chef. Package is Boat Only and includes 7 nights in a deluxe stateroom on a full board basis incl. soft drinks and local beer and wine with your evening meal, and up to 25 fully guided dives.

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Bunaken Oasis – Save £350, from £2895

Escape to this stunning 5 star luxury dive resort on Bunaken Island. There are only 12 large, traditionally built private villas and each boasts its own unique vista out over the beach towards the mainland. The majority of the villas have king double beds, with an additional 2-bedroom family villa. Twin beds available on request. No detail – no matter how small or seemingly insignificant – has been overlooked in the building of Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort. Feast on mouthwatering, gourmet Asian and western cuisine produced by the resident chef.

With easy access to over 50 superb dive sites, the variety of diving at Bunaken Oasis resort is incredible. Watch out for further information on their new free diving and Tek offers. This is a purpose built dive resort and as such, everything you need is right here on site. Choose between 3 boat dives per day or 2 morning boat dives and an afternoon spent exploring the house reef (subject to conditions).

Package includes International flights, transfers, 7 nights on a full board basis in a traditional villa, 17 boat dives, free Nitrox and free house reef diving.

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Shark Quest – 25th April – Save £150, only £1165

Join the recently refitted Hurricane liveaboard in the southern Red Sea for the incredible Shark Quest itinerary!

Come face to face with pelagics in the Southern Red Sea with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Hurricane. Avoid long transfers with a direct flight to Marsa Alam. Dive fewer sites for less at the famous Daedalus Reef, Brothers Islands, Rocky or Elphinstone, dependant on the best shark activity.

Package includes return flights from Gatwick and transfers, 7 nights full board, free nitrox and up to 18 guided dives.

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

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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 Scubaverse.com (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 www.scubaverse.com 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 www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com 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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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!

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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 – www.ndiver.com – 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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