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Kids Sea Camp Launch 2017 Schedule




Kids Sea Camp & Family Dive Adventures, a US-based company that offers families the opportunity to safely dive, travel and explore environmentally and culturally diversified destinations, have released their schedule for 2017 and beyond.

Here are the details:

2017 DATES

Spring Break 

March 18- 25th: Roatan, Mayan Princess

New: April 8th- 15th: Dominica, Buddy Dive & Fort Young

April 15th- 22nd: Dominica, Buddy Dive & Fort Young

Summer Break

New: July 2nd-9th: Sea of Cortez, Mexico on The Quino El Guardian liveaboard (Call for details)

New! June 16th-23rd: Wakatobi Indonesia (Only four rooms left*)

New! June 23rd-June 30th: Wakatobi, Indonesia (Only four rooms left*)

July 1st-8th: Lighthouse Point, Grand Cayman (FDA Trip only)

July 8th-15th: St. Lucia, Anse Chastanet

July 8-22nd: (Sold Out) Palau, Sam’s Tours

July 22nd – Aug 5th: Philippines, Malapascua: Ocean Vida Dive Resort, Dauin: Negros Island Pura Vida Resort and Bohol: Amun ini Beach Resort

July 22nd- July 29th: Roatan, Mayan Princess

July 29nd- Aug 5th: Roatan, Mayan Princess

Aug 5th-12th (Sold Out) or 12th-19th: Bonaire, Buddy Dive. The first ever PADI Kids Sea Camp IDC. So you want to be a PADI dive instructor? Here your chance. This is also a regular Kids Sea Camp family week. Both events happening at the same time.

Fall Break 2017

November 18th-25th: Anse Chastanet Resort/Jade Mountain

New Year’s trip 2018-19: New Year’s liveaboard

Dec 26 to January 3rd: Socorro Islands on the Rocio Del Mar

Here are 10 facts to know before you book your KSC trip this year:

  1. Citizens Science Week is KSC’s new “Education Vacation” trip the Quino El Guardian liveaboard.
  2. KSC guarantees you will see a whale shark in the Philippines.
  3. In Bonaire you could become a dive master or even a dive instructor at Buddy Dive.
  4. KSC is offering three weeks of Spring Break vacations.
  5. Wakatobi may have the most pristine reefs Tom and Margo from the KSC team have ever seen.
  6. You can be treated like a prince or a princess at the Mayan Princess in Roatan.
  7. KSC is heading back for an intimate week in Grand Cayman at Lighthouse Point.
  8. There will be Zombies in Palau this year.
  9. KSC plays their sixth annual Turkey Bowl at the Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia.
  10. You can drink the water from a waterfall in Dominica

Don’t wait until the last minute. Plan for the dive holiday you know your family deserves.

For more information or to book contact the Kids Sea Camp team now by calling (001 if outside the US and then) 803 419 2556.

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Scubaverse UWP Winners Gallery: Christian Horras



Each month we give the winner of the Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition the opportunity to show off a little more of their work in a gallery. The March winner was Christian Horras and you can see their winning image at the top of this page.

What do you love about diving & underwater photography?

For me it is all about showing the beauty of our world underwater to people that don’t dive and thus can’t see it for themselves. I want to share my own passion for the amazing ecosystem that is so much older than everything we know living on land. As I am from Germany, there are only a few people in my surroundings that have ever seen a coral reef or a shark with their own eyes. It is a big privilege to be able to go diving all over the world and in return it should be our task to arise awareness of this fragile and endangered ecosystem.

What equipment do you use?

I use a Nikon D810 in a Isotta Housing and various lenses, depending on the subject: a Sigma 15mm F2.8 Fisheye, a Nikon 16-35 mm F4 and two Nikon Macro lenses (60mm and 105mm), as well as a WeeFine +13 Diopter. The Fisheye is my main lens, as it allows me to get really close and still cover a big field of view. For lighting I use two Retra Pro Strobes and a Retra Snoot.

Where can our readers see more of your work?


To enter the latest Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition, with a chance to win some great prizes as well as have your own gallery published, head over to the competition page and upload up to 3 images.

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Emperor Divers reaches halfway in Covid Diver Heroes Initiative with fourth award



Emperor Divers have reached the halfway point with their #coviddiverheroes initiative and are still receiving worthy nominations every day! Here, they recognise their 4th winner, another awesome hero from the diving community with an inspirational story of selflessness through the pandemic. Nominated by David White, Phuong Cao wins a free liveaboard trip in the Maldives when she can finally take some time off, and here is her story:

I, David White, would like to nominate Phuong Cao (36) for her tireless efforts fighting this pandemic. Not satisfied with being a frontline hospitalist in New York she took a second job on the COVID team in Guam to treat patients under even tougher conditions on her weeks off! She continues to commute 7750 miles each way and apply herself to both jobs for three months already and counting. Her energy level has no limits and she’s only happy when those in her care are on the mend. I think she definitely deserves a break! I guess the Maldives would be the best choice for her as I know she has dived with you in the Red Sea already.

Phuong Cao

We have been in touch with Phuong who had this to say: “Wow what a surprise! Thank you for the recognition. Holding my breath until I get back underwater!”

The halfway point is a good chance to remind people that the initiative is still running and the Emperor Divers team would love to hear about more heroes, as there are four more to award in the next 2 months!

Do you know a diver who has been heroic this past year? Emperor know that, worldwide, people have had to step up during this pandemic which has affected so many lives. They want to reward some real heroes with free liveaboard trips in the Red Sea or Maldives.

Luke Atkinson, Emperor’s Red Sea Manager, said: “This initiative is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all those hundreds of people who have taken a selfless interest in looking after the vulnerable in their community. Examples could include healthworkers, carers or those who have come out of retirement to volunteer locally, but really we know there are many other ways people have been heroic.“

Emperor want to hear from people who know a heroic diver who would love to have a free liveaboard trip to look forward to in the future. People need to nominate a Covid Hero Diver and tell Emperor (in 100 – 200 words) why they deserve a free trip, and whether they would prefer the Red Sea or the Maldives. A multinational panel of Emperor’s most loyal and compassionate staff will judge the entries and pick a winner every 2 weeks for the next 2 months. There are two remaining Red Sea and two more Maldives liveaboards to be earned, so get nominating and give that hero a reward for their amazing work!

Winners will be announced by 14th (Maldives) and 28th (Red Sea) of each month. Final entries for Red Sea by 20th May ‘21 and Maldives 5th June ’21.

Entries, comments and questions should be sent to

Terms & Conditions apply: Please contact for details.

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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

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