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Improve your Scuba Diving Skills in Luxury with Red Sea Diving College




Red Sea Diving CollegeRed Sea Diving College have for a long time been one of Sharm El Sheikh’s premier places to go to for diver education; they pride themselves with this reputation and endeavor to keep up the good work of encouraging new divers to try the sport of SCUBA and qualified divers to continue to improve their SCUBA skills.

With this in mind, one of Red Sea Diving College’s most experienced Instructors, ‘Hooch’ (AKA Paul Winkworth) has opened up the idea of improving your SCUBA onboard their luxury liveaboard VIP One. Most novice divers shy away from the idea of going on a liveaboard because they don’t want to be the odd one out and feel uncomfortable about their inexperience.  However Hooch reveals it’s a bit of a myth that liveaboard trips are only for serious SCUBA divers with thousands of logged dives.

“It’s logical that if you immerse yourself into a week of intensive diving with no other distractions and likeminded company, you are bound to improve and increase your confidence.”

A six night package on board VIP One offers 3 to 4 dives a day in some of the Red Sea’s most untouched remote areas.  You have the opportunity to explore reefs, wrecks and some of the most exciting topography of dramatic walls all with your Instructor teaching you new and valuable skills.

Due to Red Sea Diving College’s vow to continue to encourage SCUBA improvers, they have announced a special deal to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water course on VIP one for only €99.00 including the manual and certification.  Added to this they are also offering two special departure dates for individuals on VIP One leaving  Sharm el Sheikh on 19th April & 17th May 2015 for only €650.00.

These two weeks are especially for divers who want to take the next step in diver education.  The SCUBA safari will follow the same exciting route of the Northern Red Sea Wrecks and Reefs itinerary and you will do the same dives as other more qualified guests.  The only difference will be that Hooch will hand-hold when necessary and help you learn various techniques.   You will learn how to safely dive a wreck, wreck penetration, how to deploy a SMB, how to identify unique fish species and how to exit and enter from a R.I.B. Take the chance and just dive in – you will have a wonderful time.

For more information or to book, contact Red Sea Diving College here.


WIN an EcoScribe ‘Plastic Free’ Stationary Gift Set!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with EcoScribe to give away a ‘Plastic Free’ Stationery Gift Set as a prize!

Enjoy EcoScribe’s ‘100% plastic free’ stationery gift set which contains 1 A5 kraft cover notebook & 10 kraft paper pens. Once used, it is 100% recyclable – a fantastic, sustainable alternative to everyday plastic stationery!

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 announced the launch of our brand new website, a fantastic new online resource full of scuba diving news, blogs, travel features and deals, plus outstanding underwater photography exclusively about the dive destinations in all corners of the UK and Ireland.

But how many kilometres of coastline do we write that the UK has in the post?

Is it:

A) 22,000km

B) 23,000km

C) 24,000km

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

EcoScribe 'Plastic Free' Stationary Gift Set January 2022

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Stories behind the winning images by Nur Tucker – January NUPG meeting (watch video)



The January 2022 NUPG meeting saw Nur Tucker take to the virtual stage. Nur has seen huge success with her underwater photography in recent years, winning several high profile competitions. In this talk she was hugely generous to share just how she got the shots. Nur shared what drives her, her dedication to practicing techniques wherever she can, and some of the innovative ideas she has come up with to create images that stand out from the crowd. You can see more of her work here.

The monthly NUPG competition theme in January was “The End of the Dive” and the winner was John Spencer with this split-shot of a diver getting back onto the boat after a dive in the Menaii Strait.

The next meeting is on Monday the 21st February and sees Scubaverse photo-journalist, Sean Chinn, talk about the images he has taken during the pandemic.

For more information about the Northern Underwater Photography Group visit their website by clicking here.

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Situated in Naama Bay, this 4-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony or terrace overlooking the landscaped pool area or Naama Bay. A free shuttle to its waterpark and private beach are provided at specified times.

The resort has 3 bars and an in-house restaurant serving local and international dishes. Guests can also enjoy traditional shisha, and room service is available.

The beach and Naama Bay’s nightlife, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance.

WAS £895pp / NOW from just £760 per person based on sharing a twin room including:

  • Direct flights from Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh with 15kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in Mountain View room
  • All Inclusive meal plan
  • 5 days’ local reef day boat diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights

*Marine Park fees payable locally

Other departure airports available at a supplement.

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – alternative dates available.

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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