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LIDS 2015

Fascinating new information on two major wrecks will be presented by speakers at the London International Dive Show (LIDS 2015) at ExCeL on 14/15 February.

Top underwater photographer Alex Mustard will be revealing the true identities of the WW2 military vehicles carried on the iconic Thistlegorm Red Sea wreck, illustrated with detailed photographic evidence compiled over many dives.

And Leigh Bishop will be giving an update on the identity of a mysterious 300-year-old Dutch vessel, sunk off West Africa and dived by Leigh and his team on a recent expedition.

These will be among a wide range of topical diving subjects covered by top speakers at LIDS.

Others include:

  • David Jones’ account of his dives on US and German war-wrecks off North Carolina
  • Monty Halls’ story of his exploration of unknown UK dive sites
  • Paul Rose’s behind-the-scenes tales of his National Geographic project to film unique and rarely-visited dive sites around the world
  • BBC documentary-maker James Brickell on the perils of filming under water
  • PhotoZone talks ranging from creative underwater lighting techniques to top Red Sea photo opportunities.

As well as the speaker line up, LIDS will host an array of kit, equipment, travel and training exhibitors – including BSAC – over the weekend, offering something for every diver.

LIDS ticket offers for BSAC members

London International Dive Show (LIDS) organisers are also offering special 2-4-1 ticket offers to BSAC divers for the 2015 show.

New BSAC Ocean Divers who qualified on or after 1.2.2014 as well as BSAC Instructors are eligible to claim two LIDS-only tickets for the price of one.

2-4-1 tickets can be claimed at the LIDS kiosk on the day on the presentation of a current BSAC Ocean Diver or Instructor Qualification Card and QRB.

Alternatively they can be booked in advance online here using the code 2-4-1. Entry to LIDS will then be gained on presentation of a valid Ocean Diver or Instructor qualification card at the ticket kiosk.

For more information on LIDS 2015 exhibitors, speaker line up, and to book tickets, click here.

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Looking ahead with Regaldive…

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Regaldive is set to launch three NEW small group dive holidays for 2021.

With the news of Covid-19 vaccines on the horizon there is light at the end of the tunnel, and the team at Regaldive have been busy working on some fantastic new itineraries.

Their new small group dive adventures have been designed on a unique land-based, liveaboard concept. The holidays will appeal to divers who like to travel as part of a small group and those who enjoy a liveaboard experience with an action-packed diving itinerary.

Check out some of the great value packages to Egypt, Indonesia and the Maldives here:

SHARM DIVE EXTRAVAGANZA

On this week-long adventure at the authentic family run Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village in Sharm we have included a special diving itinerary with 15 dives! Explore Ras Mohamed National Park, Tiran, the Dunraven wreck and also enjoy a couple of night dives.

This is an exceptional package with accommodation, diving, meals and transfers all included plus for single divers there is no single supplement.

Dates:

  • 6-13 May 2021
  • 10-17 June 2021
  • Price from only £695pp
  • More on this offer HERE

BUNAKEN BONANZA, INDONESIA

This small group holiday is based at the beautiful Tasik Ria Resort on the shores of Manado, facing the Bunaken National Marine Park in North Sulawesi. The spacious family run resort has excellent facilities and you will enjoy warm hospitality from the friendly team.

Our special diving itinerary includes a total of 17 dives! You can take three dives per day and the package also includes a night dive and a trip over to Lembeh Strait to seek out the weird and wonderful. Accommodation, meals, transfers and Nitrox are also included plus for single divers there is no single supplement.

Dates:

  • 01-08 May 2021
  • 04-11 September 2021
  • From only £1345 per person

More on this offer HERE


DIVE & DETOX MALDIVES

This magical dive resort has been specially selected for our small group trip – with just six rooms it offers the perfect base to rewind, detox and enjoy world-class diving. Boutique Beach is ideally located on a local island at the tip of the South Ari Atoll, an area known for excellent whale shark sightings.

We have included 17 dives in our special package, including two full day safaris, a night dive, and some secret dive spots. Accommodation, meals, transfers and Nitrox are also included.

Dates:

  • 25 April-02 May 2021
  • 02-09 October 2021
  • Price from only £1675pp

More on this offer HERE

All prices are quoted on a land-only basis. Flight prices available on request.

Places are limited to just 6-10 divers so don’t delay!


To find out more about these new small group holidays or to book, visit: www.regaldive.co.uk or call 01353 659999.

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Dates announced for Grenada Dive Fest 2021

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The Grenada Scuba Diving Association, in collaboration with Grenada Tourism Authority, has announced the 5th Annual Pure Grenada Dive Fest from the 9th-15th October 2021.

To celebrate the success of the recent fourth event Pure Grenada Dive Fest – ‘A Virtual Experience’, the Grenada Scuba Diving Association, in partnership with Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association and Grenada Tourism Authority, are giving away an awesome prize. Entrants can win a five-night stay at Grenada’s Seabreeze Hotel in 2021!

Entering the giveaway is easy. Find the post on the Instagram or Facebook page @grenadapurediving and simply follow the rules.

Full terms and details can be found on the website by clicking 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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