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Latest liveaboard dive holiday deals from blue o two

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UK-based dive tour operator blue o two have released their latest liveaboard dive holiday deals, including Red Sea liveaboard holiday deals from only £699 including flights to Hurghada, and Maldives liveaboard offers now starting from as little as £1795 including flights.

Don’t forget that if you are part of the exclusive blue o two Loyalty Club you can also take advantage of blue o two’s Double Discount offer.

As a valued blue o two Loyalty Club customer, you can now take advantage of this incredible offer of saving not 5% but 10% on diving adventures to the Maldives.

To use your 10% discount for a Maldives adventure, book a diving trip with blue o two aboard M/Y blue Voyager or M/V Sea Spirit that has a departure date before the end of October.

To book your unforgettable diving holiday using your exclusive Loyalty Club 10% offer, just quote your Loyalty Club number to one of the blue o two sales team and wait for your journey aboard a jewel of the ocean to begin.

Here are the offers:

RED SEA

M/Y blue Horizon – Red Sea

28 Oct – 04 Nov: North & Brothers £1299

25 Nov – 02 Dec: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £999

23 Dec – 30 Dec: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £999

10 Mar – 17 Mar 2017: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £899

M/Y blue Melody – Red Sea

21 Oct – 28 Oct: Project Shark: Simply the Best £749

02 Dec – 09 Dec: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £899

16 Dec – 23 Dec: Best of Wrecks £849

06 Jan – 13 Jan 2017: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £699

M/Y blue Fin – Red Sea

11 Nov – 18 Nov: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £999

18 Nov – 25 Nov: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £895

03 Feb – 10 Feb 2017: Strait of Tiran & North £849

10 Feb – 17 Feb 2017: ‘HAYAH’ Reef clean-up £899

M/Y Red Sea Adventurer – Red Sea

11 Nov – 18 Nov: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £999

09 Dec – 16 Dec: Strait of Tiran & North £799

30 Dec – 06 Jan 2017: Strait of Tiran & North £999

06 Jan – 13 Jan 2017: Best of Wrecks £799

MALDIVES

M/Y blue Voyager

18 Oct – 26 Oct: Pelagic Encounters (7 nights) £1895*

01 Nov – 09 Nov: Pelagic Encounters (7 nights) £1995*

06 Dec – 14 Dec: Magical Maldives (7 nights) £1795*

27 Dec – 04 Jan 2017: Magical Maldives (7 nights) £2549* – New Year Sailing – includes complimentary use of airport lounge (UK departures only) plus a bottle of champagne for every guest.

M/V Sea Spirit

26 Nov – 04 Dec: Central Atolls (7 nights) £1999*

SUDAN

M/Y Dolce Vita

07 Nov – 14 Nov 2016: Sudan Classic (7 nights) £1799*

GALAPAGOS

M/V Galapagos Master

02 Jul – 11 Jul 2017: Master the Galapagos (7 nights) £5749*

TRUK LAGOON

M/V Truk Master

08 Feb – 18 Feb 2017: Truk Lagoon (10 nights) £3479**

16 Aug – 26 Aug 2017: Truk Lagoon (10 nights) £3479**

FRENCH POLYNESIA

M/V French Polynesia Master

10 Sep – 20 Sep 2017: Tuamotu Archipelago – Humpback Season (10 nights) £4544**

27 Oct – 03 Nov 2018: Fakarava and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (7 nights) £3443**

*Package price is subject to change due to fluctuations in flight prices. Final package price will be confirmed at time of booking. **Excludes flights (boat only price).

To book or for more info contact the blue o two travel team now by calling +44 (0)1752 480808, email info@blueotwo.com or visit www.blueotwo.com.

Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Ana Filipa Sobral, Founder of The Manta Catalog Project in the Azores (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Ana Filipa Sobral, Founder and Project Leader of The Manta Catalog Project in the Azores.

Ana Filipa Sobral is a marine biologist and conservationist based in the Azores Islands. She moved to the Azores in 2011 and once there, realised that this was one of the few places in the world where Sicklefin Devil Rays (Mobula tarapacana) gather in large groups, making it a strategic place to study them. She started the The Manta Catalog Project and through this project, collects photo ID and occurrence data on Mobulid Rays, with the precious help of divers and dive operators as citizen scientists.

Ana is also finishing her PhD which focuses on population genetics and connectivity of migratory elasmobranchs in oceanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The main goal fueling my research has been to help fill the knowledge gaps on elasmobranch biology and ecology to ultimately assist in the design of effective conservation and management plans aimed at protecting their populations in this remote region of the North Atlantic Ocean.

You can find out more about Ana’s important work at: https://mantacatalogazores.wixsite.com/mobulaid/project.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Dive Holiday Deals from Diverse Travel

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Planning your next dive holiday? Check out the latest special offers from UK-based Tour Operator Diverse Travel and get yourself a great dive holiday deal!

INDONESIA | MY Emperor Harmoni | Bali, Sumbawa & Komodo | 15 – 23 September 2022

Save up to 1/3 off a trip to Indonesia!

Your chance to dive Bali, Komodo and Raja Ampat aboard the NEW luxury MY Emperor Harmoni for less!

Launching in September 2022. Emperor Harmoni is Emperor Divers Indonesia’s brand new liveaboard.

Built of Sulawesi Ironwood and offering a truly new experience to liveaboard holidays, experience a true sense of sailing the Indonesian seas in freedom, style, comfort and confidence with her two engines. Enjoy spacious diving and relaxation areas or relax with a massage on deck.

Example price based on Bali departure to Komodo

WAS £2900 / NOW from just £1995* per person based on sharing a twin luxury cabin including:

  • 1 night in Bali before the boat departure with airport transfers
  • One way flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali after the liveaboard with 20kgs baggage
  • 7 nights onboard MY Emperor Harmoni with 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee
  • All diving with guide, cylinders & weights, Marine Park & Port Fees
  • Free Nitrox
  • 1 cocktail party on a local island (weather allowing)
  • Return airport transfers

* Price excludes international flights, these can be quoted at the time of reservation

Booking deadline: Subject to availability.

Other Dates available – book before 30 September!


MALTA | Dolmen Hotel | 28 September – 05 October 2022

With easily accessible dive sites offering great visibility, caves, overhangs and swim-throughs, with few currents, Malta is an ideal diving holiday location.

A modern hotel, with spacious, comfortable guest rooms and a choice of restaurants with delicious international and national cuisine. Several wonderfully relaxing bars, outdoor and indoor pools, plus a casino and several function rooms.

Price from just £975 per person and includes:

  • Flights from Gatwick to Malta with 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in twin room
  • Bed & Breakfast meal plan
  • 5 day / 10 dives diving with guide, tanks & weights

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – alternative dates available


MALDIVES | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | 10 – 18 September  2022

This popular liveaboard and her crew give a personalised welcome to small groups of no more than 12 guests.

Built to high, comfortable standards she measures 26 metres and accommodates guests in 6 twin-berth cabins, all with air-conditioning and private bathrooms.

From just £1925 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Flights from London to Male with 30kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee
  • 6 days’ diving – total of 17 dives (incl. 1 night dive), guide, cylinders & weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island (weather allowing)
  • Malé city tour (on request)
  • Return airport transfers

Booking deadline: Subject to availability.


EGYPT | Emperor Superior | Reefs & Wrecks | 11 – 18 November 2022

A very popular liveaboard, Emperor Superior offers fantastic diving in comfortable surroundings. Her experienced crew make this one of the best for divers in the Red Sea.

NOW from just £1255 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox
  • Airport transfers

Booking deadline: Subject to availability. Limited spaces available.


EGYPT | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns Itinerary | 05 – 12 January 2023

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. Great value for money and perfect for small groups of buddies with a ‘Book 5 and 1 dives for FREE’ offer all year round.

Price NOW from just £1035 per person based on sharing a twin cabin/room including:

  • Flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price.

Alternative departure airports available at a supplement.


All offers are subject to availability. Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002, email the team at  info@diversetravel.co.uk or click HERE to see the latest special offers on their website.

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Save up to 1/3 off a trip to Indonesia! Your chance to dive Bali, Komodo and Raja Ampat aboard the NEW luxury MY Emperor Harmoni for less! Launching in September 2022. Emperor Harmoni is Emperor Divers Indonesia’s brand new liveaboard. Built of Sulawesi Ironwood and offering a truly new experience to liveaboard holidays, experience a true sense of sailing the Indonesian seas in freedom, style, comfort and confidence with her two engines. Enjoy spacious diving and relaxation areas or relax with a massage on deck. Example price based on Bali departure to Komodo WAS £2900 / NOW from just £1995* per person based on sharing a twin luxury cabin including: 1 night in Bali before the boat departure with airport transfers One way flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali after the liveaboard with 20kgs baggage 7 nights onboard MY Emperor Harmoni with 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee All diving with guide, cylinders & weights, Marine Park & Port Fees Free Nitrox 1 cocktail party on a local island (weather allowing) Return airport transfers * Price excludes international flights, these can be quoted at the time of reservation Booking deadline: Subject to availability. Other Dates available - book before 30 September! Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk. More Less

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