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The latest dive holiday deals from the Scuba Travel team



The sun is shining and it feels like summer isn’t too far away. Now is the ideal time to pick your perfect holiday destination. Take your pick from the latest dive holiday deals from UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel.

Hottest May Offer save £1000 – Raja Ampat Aggressor – 30th May – 10 nights – only £3875

From macro diving to big fish encounters this is a diving holiday that will be the envy of all your diving buddies and a trip to remember.

The ethos on board Raja Ampat Aggressor is all about comfort. She sleeps only 16 divers across 8 cabins.
Each of the non-diving spaces has been carefully laid out so you can relax and enjoy the stunning Indonesian views. The sun deck boasts comfy loungers as well as shade and refreshment stations. Raja Ampat Aggressor is especially well equipped for underwater photographers. The central saloon has a modern entertainment area and charging station, as well as a light airy communal dining area.

This vessel has clearly been built by divers for divers. Nowhere is this more obvious than on the dive deck. This rear platform is the largest of any Indonesian liveaboards and it sits low for ease of entry into the water or onto one of Raja Ampat Aggressor’s speedy tenders.

Package includes 10 nights full board, return flights, transfers, 3-4 fully guided dives a day.

Find out more about this trip here.

Join the Trend! Book Scuba Seraya, Bali this week – 7 nights from £1295

Some weeks certain destinations sell more than others and this week Scuba Travel’s customers can’t get enough of Scuba Seraya.

Scuba diving in Bali is an experience you will never forget. Bali is sometimes overlooked in Indonesia, but diving here is a must for anyone that loves opulent reef diving. And the initimate Scuba Seraya Resort has built a reputation as the area’s premier dive centre. Stay here and dive world class sites such as the Liberty Wreck (regularly in the top 10 wreck dives of the world) as well as critters galore.

Package includes 7 nights full board, return flights, transfers, 10 morning guided boat dives and unlimited unguided shore diving in the afternoon.

If Underwater Photography is your passion join our Escorted Photo Workshop with Martyn Guess on the 26th August. Martyn shares his expertise with intermediate photographers looking to progress from the basic techniques onto more challenging shots. As well as improving your photography underwater, Martyn’s workshops also focus on photo-editing skills to help you produce perfect pictures to share and show off.

Find out more about this trip here.

Getaway for the Bank Holiday to the Maldives for only £1795 – 7 nights full board on Liveaboard Leo

Discover Leo, an affordable liveaboard in the Maldives continuing the excellence of the Emperor Maldives Fleet.

Leo sleeps 24 divers in total over 12 cabins. There are two double, two double/twin and four twin cabins on the lower deck. 3 double/twin cabins are found on the upper deck, along with the executive cabin, the largest on board. All of the cabins have air con, with en suite and hair dryers available. Leo is a stylish boat, with contrasting wooden decor throughout the entire vessel including the cabins.

All diving on Leo is done from the large 19.8m dhoni tender that will get you in the perfect spot for all that pelagic action each and every time. Morning, noon and night your every need is looked after onboard Leo – discover this Maldivian liveaboard for yourself.

Price includes 7 nights full board, return flights, average of 3 fully guided dives per day, 12 ltr tank, weights and FOC Nitrox.

Find out more about this trip here

Alternative dates available for £1895 – 2nd June, 9th June or 16th June 2017.

Take Advantage of the next Bank Holiday! Book a Trip to the Red Sea – 24th May – Only £995

Hurricane has started her season of trips to the southern Red Sea and what an amazing time Scuba Travel customers have been having. The diving has been incredible with shoaling Hammerheads and Mantas one of the highlights.

May is a lovely time of year to dive the southern Red Sea as the sea temperature is still cool enough for the Hammerheads to be at their shallowest for amazing encounters, but still comfortable for divers to stay in the water for 1 hour long dives! Hurricane is a true hero in the Red Sea. She’s the right boat in the right place – her stable steel hull and speedy engines make light work of the sailing here. The diving never disappoints and few guides are more experienced than the long-standing Tornado Marine Fleet crews.

Price includes Daedalus, Rocky and St Johns Itinerary, 7 nights full board, 18-20 dives in total, direct flights from Marsa Alam. Last few spaces available!

Find out more about this trip here.

To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer, call 0800 0728221, email or visit


Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados



In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.

Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.

For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.

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Marine Life & Conservation

Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)



Introduced by Jeff Goodman

Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.

A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.

CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.

Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.

During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!

Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.

For more information about the CCMI click here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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