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If you’re in need of a holiday, check out the latest dive deals from UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel.

Photo workshop in the Northern Red Sea with Martyn Guess this 30th November onboard Whirlwind. Only £1295

Save £100. Join onboard photo expert Martyn Guess for a week focused on getting more out of your camera! Dive sites are carefully chosen not only for great subjects you will encounter underwater but also for the chance to open up the dive deck. At least once a day, the usual schedule is thrown out the window! Time for total freedom with your camera. Opt for two lazy long shallow day dives or the full 4. It’s up to you.

The photo workshop is open to divers of all experience levels. It will help you improve your photos in a relaxing and non-competitive environment. During the trip, there will be a number of evening presentations, covering a varied range of topics, from the basics, such as camera settings and getting the correct exposure, to different lighting techniques and photo editing software. There will also be opportunities to have some 1:1 help, either on the boat between dives or in the water.

Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights onboard on a full board basis (twin-share cabin).  Flights are with Easyjet or Thomas Cook from Gatwick or Bristol, and transfers are also included. At the end of the week, you will have day use of a hotel and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking

Click here to book this holiday or call 01483 411590


This 31st August – Explore magical Oman onboard Oman Aggressor for only £1575

Save £900  Only Master Cabin still available on this truly magical itinerary for divers that love reef diving and abundant bio-diversity. The Daymaniyat Islands are the jewels of diving in the Gulf of Oman. The reefs themselves are beautiful, with hard and soft corals drenching the walls and sea bed. Nudibranchs and seahorses hide from prying eyes. Look out for honeycomb morays, stingrays and leopard sharks. Lose yourself as jacks snapper and batfish swirl around you at the Aquarium. Divers regularly see both green sea turtles & hawksbill turtles. The summer months are the best time to see passing whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins and even sometimes humpback whales can be encountered.

Oman Aggressor sleeps only 22 divers across a whopping 45m liveaboard. There are 3 types of cabins to choose from, deluxe, master or the suite. The saloon area is not just the hub of life when not diving or snorkelling. This is a modern, airy communal space, where the all important meals are served. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Omani feasts and local cuisine. There is a complete photo video centre for anyone with a camera, a large sun deck with shading, a jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs and bar. The dive deck is on the main deck level,

This holiday does not include any international flights to Muscat airport MCT. Scuba Travel is able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option.

Click here to book this holiday or call 01483 411590

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


Dive the incredible Komodo onboard Emperor Raja Laut This 2nd September for only £1795

Save £500 Breathtaking diving in the Komodo National park, where pelagic encounters meet magnificent macro. The adventure begins when you board Emperor Raja Laut with 3-4 dives a day, free nitrox and park fees included. Your holiday is based on a standard cabin (full board) and includes 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, 1 cocktail party on a local island (weather allowing); drinking water, tea, coffee, guide, 12 lt air fills, weights and local airport transfers.

This is a boat only holiday quote depending on your itinerary. Excluded are domestic and international flights, overnight en route hotels. Please ask if you would like to add these to your booking.

The Komodo National Park itinerary is filled with exotic and far flung dives that will make your logbook the envy of others. Sangeang, Banta, Satonda and Komodo are the focal points of the trip. Sangeang and Satonda islands are the macro capitals of this itinerary, Decorator crabs, popcorn shrimp and squat lobsters are some of the minuscule marvels you can find on the black sands.

If you are want to find pelagics, Banta Island is the place to head. The strong currents and cold upwellings draw sharks, tuna, barracuda and mackerel to the walls. The itinerary spends 5 full days around Komodo national park itself, where manta, dolphins and reef sharks all await. Harlequin sweetlips shy away around massive gorgonians (home to microscopic pygmy seahorses). Weave around pinnacles, looking for scorpionfish, crocodile fish and longnose hawkfish. The variety is endless.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking

Click here to book this holiday or call 01483 411590


This 22nd September dive the fantastic reefs and wrecks of Palau onboard Rock Island Aggressor for only £1500

Save £1175 and dive the famous Blue Corner, German Channel and Peleliu around the stunning islands of Palau, onboard the Rock Islands Aggressor. Your trip starts on arrival in Koror (ROR). The Aggressor liveaboard package is based on a twin double cabin (full board) – a deluxe cabin upgrade is available. Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine are included. There are usually 4 dives a day and 3 night dives during the trip.

Dinner on the final evening is not included but the crew will be able to assist with reservations and recommendations. All transfers are prebooked but must be paid for on locally. Excluded are park fees (total approx $240), departure tax ($50), green fee (approx $10), additional kit hire, nitrox and any souvenirs.

This is a BOAT ONLY holiday. The cost does not include any international flights. Scuba Travel is able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. It is strongly recommended that you have at least 1 night in Palau before and after your liveaboard dates in case of any flight delays or baggage issues.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking

Click here to book this holiday or call 01483 411590


This 13th August dive with the great white sharks of Guadalupe Island onboard Socorro Vortex. Now only £2095

Save £2200 Great white thrills under the water, pure, unadulterated luxury above… experience Guadalupe on the elegant Socorro Vortex, There are usually 3 full days with the great whites – this is a cage experience. Our liveaboard package is based on in a lower deck cabin on a full board basis with a selected of local beer and wine.

Socorro Vortex sets the new standard for luxury liveaboard scuba diving, effortlessly blending 5-star service with surface-side elegance. At an impressive 42m and with only 14 guests, this modern vessel has all the ingredients you need to make your adventure in Guadalupe one you will never forget.

The Great Whites of Guadalupe itinerary does just what its name implies. The professional and highly experienced team will give full briefings and instructions so you can get in the water with the utmost safety and get face to face with these incredible creatures.

This holiday excludes international flights to San Diego. Scuba Travel is able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option.

Click here to book this holiday or call 01483 411590

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


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 Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

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 that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

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

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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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 Beuchat 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 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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