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Huge savings to be made as blue o two release their DIVE 2018 special offers!

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These great value DIVE show offers are now available!

With discounts including up to 30% off in the Solomon Islands and up to £875 off in Palau, now is the time to take advantage of these amazing deals.

One of the highlights of the offers are the spectacular Solomon Islands & Papua New Guinea. Located on the Western fringe of the Pacific, the Solomon Islands comprise of 992 islands that remain relatively untouched by the influences of the modern world. Neighbouring Papua New Guinea, situated just 160km north of Australia, is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. This fascinating land boasts more than 600 islands with magnificent scenery and beautiful coral atolls.

The blue o two DIVE 2018 special offers are as follows:

  • Red Sea – savings of up to £280 per person (up to 20% off)
  • Maldives – savings of up to £640 per person (up to 20% off)
  • Bahamas – savings of up to £640 per person (up to 20% off)
  • French Polynesia – savings of up to £655 per person (up to 25% off)
  • Indonesia – savings of up to £833 per person (up to 20% off)
  • Palau – savings of up to £875 per person (up to 20% off)
  • Philippines – savings of up to £655 per person (up to 20% off)
  • Solomon Islands – savings of up to £1095 per person (up to 30% off)
  • Truk Lagoon – savings of up to £678 per person (up to 20% off)
  • Thailand & Myanmar – savings of up to £265 per person (up to 10% off)

Their fantastic DIVE show offers are now live on the blue o two website and can be booked from now until 5.30pm on Sunday 28th October 2018. To take advantage of these deals, bookings must be secured with a deposit. Contact blue o two today or visit them on Stand #620 in Hall 1 at the NEC next weekend.

The blue o two office will be open during DIVE 2018 from 9am – 5pm on both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October. This means customers don’t even have to be in Birmingham to take advantage of these fantastic savings!

blue o two would love to see you at DIVE 2018! There are loads of reasons to come and visit them on Stand #620:

  • Enter their on-stand show competition to WIN a liveaboard holiday to The Bahamas!
  • Grab an exclusive blue o two t-shirt with every confirmed booking at the show.
  • Pick up a brand new blue o two brochure. This year’s brochure is oozing with inspiration, taking you from the Red Sea to Bikini Atoll so be sure to pop by the stand and pick one up.
  • Join blue o two at the Ocean Theatre to hear all about Project Shark and eco-tourism with biologist Dr Elke Bojanowski and enjoy the expertise of Erik Goossens as he discusses underwater photography and exploration in The Bahamas.
  • Pick up one of their reusable cotton bags, full of goodies, for free.
  • The new website is on its way! The team want to share their exclusive preview with you ahead of the upcoming launch.
  • Last but not least, meet the lovely blue o two team!

For further details on these amazing DIVE 2018 Show Offers or to book your holiday today, please contact their expert travel team on 01752 480 808 or email divingholidays@blueotwo.com, or visit their website at www.blueotwo.com.

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Diving below the waves of the Western Cape, South Africa – Windmill Beach (Watch Video)

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Head under the waves of False Bay and explore the incredible diversity that is found along the Western Cape. The bay has popular dive spots from diving amongst the biodiverse underwater kelp forests to jumping in with the playful and friendly cape fur sealions (Arctocephalus pusillus). The bay along with the rest of the South Africa coast is known for the range of shark species that are found from the shallow coastal shores out into the open oceans. The coast is also home to numerous endemic shark species such as puffadder shyshark (Haploblepharus edwardsii) and Pyjama shark.

Situated a short drive out of Simonstown is the shore dive at Windmill beach. A short swim over the sand and through the large boulders you enter the incredibly diverse and colourful kelp forests (Ecklonia maxima), a species that can grow up to 12m tall. Life is found in abundance from the base of the kelp where many sea urchins and species such as abalone can be seen then heading into the canopy many shoaling fish species can be observed.

Diving with the local dive club – Cape Town Dive Centre.


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Fourth Element to make diving tools from recycled PPE

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Fourth Element has partnered with recycling and repurposing experts, Waterhaul, to retask the mask; turning single-use plastics into the tools we use in pursuit of underwater adventure. Face masks and other items of PPE from hospitals are melted down into blocks, sterilising the material which fourth element purchases, recycle and transforms.

These cave line markers are the first of what fourth element hopes will be many products using this waste material to give it a new life beyond protecting the lives of our frontline healthcare workers. Each marker re-uses the equivalent of two disposable masks. Waste is given a new direction.

The end product is completely safe. The PPE is heat treated by the hospital: the plastic is heated to high temperatures multiple times; first to make the blocks within the recycling process, and also whilst injection moulding the parts.

What makes this OceanPositive?

In the UK alone, 58 million single-use plastic face masks are thrown away every day, littering landfills and polluting the environment. Globally, we use 129 billion per month – that’s enough to wrap around the world 550 times! Over the last 12 months, a recorded 1.5 billion have entered the ocean, disrupting our ecosystem and endangering marine life across the globe. And that’s just what has been recorded.

These lines markers are made from recycled PPE, each one saving two masks from entering landfill or our oceans. Part of fourth element’s Zero Waste and Zero Plastic initiatives; to re-purpose as much plastic as possible and find new uses for products at the end of their lives.

We believe that this is the way,” said Jim Standing, co-founder of fourth element. “We are all going to have to tackle the challenges of a post covid world and one of these will be how we deal with the waste we have created as part of keeping ourselves and in particular, our frontline workers protected. We intend to play our part.”

For more information visit the Fourth Element website by clicking here.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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