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Kids Sea Camp Launch 2017 Schedule

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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.

Find out more about Kids Sea Camp at www.familydivers.com.

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World Rivers Day: Go with the flow during these river Drift Dives 

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Going with the flow is something we’ve all had to get better at doing this year. And becoming a PADI Drift Diver lets you take those skills to the next level, and just in time for World Rivers Day which is celebrated this Sunday 26 September. 

Drift diving can be both relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers or use ocean currents to glide along safely. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. 

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can start your journey at home with the PADI Drift Diver eLearning course and then complete the specialty course with your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort.  

EXCLUSIVE: WIN a PADI Drift Diver eLearning course – click HERE to be in with a chance to win one of two eLearning courses from our friends at PADI to celebrate World Rivers Day!

Once you are certified as a PADI Drift Diver, you are ready to explore rivers, amongst other currents, all over the world. Here are some of the most remarkable river dive sites across the globe for you to seek adventure in. 

1. Valle Verzasca, Switzerland 

See a whole new side to Switzerland while doing a drift dive through the Valle Verzasca, which has some of the clearest diving in all of Europe. It is both an ideal place to learn to drift dive and still offers plenty of adventure for the more experienced divers. Exploring Valle Verde can be arranged through a range of PADI Dive Centres in the region and combined with mountain lake dives in the area as well. 

2. Rainbow River, Florida 

The clear, shallow and warm waters of Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida make it the perfect drift dive location for scuba divers, snorkelers and freedivers alike. PADI Dive Centres in the area can help organize pick up and drop offs so that you can drift down one of Florida’s most outstanding waterways. 

3. St Lawrence River, Canada

Drift diving in the St. Lawrence River can provide access to thousands of shipwrecks, including the RMS Empress of Ireland. Plus, the riverway is known to have surprisingly warm temperatures of up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and have friendly visitors that include salmon, beluga whales, Greenland sharks and grey seals. If you plan it right, you can even dive between the two countries of Canada and the United States. 

4. Waikato River, New Zealand 

Zip by boulders and rainbow trout during a drift dive through the Waikato River on a guided dive with a PADI Dive Centre in the area. While the river water is likely to be a bit chilly, the drift dive ends at Hot Water Stream, where you can warm up and relax in a natural hot spring. 

5. Local Rivers Inspired by other PADI Drift Divers 

You don’t have to venture far to seek adventure with a drift dive. As Youtuber Scuba Jake explains on PADI’s recent Dive Stories Podcast, there is always something to discover beneath the surface—with rivers offering some of the most unique dive sites in the world. All you have to do is look below the surface and go with the flow. Your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort can give you additional insight on the best places near you.

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Win a PADI Drift Diver eLearning Course – two to give away!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at PADI to give away a couple of their Drift Diver eLearning courses!

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

You can find out more about the PADI Drift Diver eLearning course here.

To be in with a chance of being one of our winners, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent ‘Creature Feature’ on Scubaverse.com by The Shark Trust (which you can read here), it is revealed that Porbeagles look like what other species of shark?

Is it:

  • A) Tiger Shark
  • B) Bull Shark
  • C) Great White Shark

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

PADI Drift Dive eLearning Course x2 September 2021

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  • Enter the country you live in
  • 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 PADI and their families. This prize is for the eLearning element of the PADI Drift Diver course and does not include any of the course's practical elements). 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 05/11/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Red Sea Northern Wrecks & Reefs plus Tiran

Custom built itinerary scheduled to include Abu Nuhas wrecks, the SS Thistlegorm, the fabulous reefs at Ras Mohamed including Shark Reef, then over to Tiran to dive Gordon, Jackson, Thomas and Woodhouse reefs.

You’ll visit any number of other wrecks including the beautiful Carnatic and the wrecks of the Giannis D, the Chrisoula K and the Marcus, all at Abu Nuhas.  And you can’t miss the Rosalie Moeller and the Dunraven!

 

But this trip isn’t just about wrecks – far from it! Ras Mohammed, the protected marine reserve of the Red Sea, delivers schooling fish, spectacular corals, and we drop-in numerous times on the best sites before heading over to Tiran to dive the immense reefs of Gordon, Jackson and Woodhouse.

 

What are you going to see? The most stunning corals, abundant marine life, and exceptional wrecks. Turtles, Napoleon wrasse, morays, dolphins, maybe a manta, and perhaps even whale sharks. Hammerheads off the back of Jackson Reef are a possibility, and don’t forget the little critters either! This trip delivers, time and time again.

 

From £1599 per person based on double occupancy.  Full 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 £695pp.  Stay in a deluxe chalet on a soft all-inclusive basis and enjoy 10 guided shore dives and unlimited, unguided house reef diving.  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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