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Latest liveaboard dive travel deals from Scuba Travel

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Escape the winter chills and join a liveaboard trip to either the Maldives, the Caribbean or the Red Sea with UK-based tour operator Scuba Travel.

Here are the details:

Maldives / Emperor Serenity / 18th February / Only £2095

Save £300. Manta, sharks, eagle rays and so much more on this classic Maldives itinerary on board the exceptional and luxurious Emperor Serenity. Return Flights, 7 nights full board average of 3 dhoni dives per day and FOC Nitrox all included.

This 40 metre boat easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed en-suite cabins, all with air-con. Enjoy the open air dining area at the stern of the main deck. A complimentary glass of wine will be served with your evening meal. Several sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV. The Upper deck boasts a covered and open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian atmosphere. The sundeck is perfect for catching some sun or having a nap.

Find out more about this trip here.

Caribbean / Caribbean Explorer 2 / 25th February / Only £2295

Save £600. A unique voyage through some of the most exclusive Caribbean islands on board Caribbean Explorer 2 – dive St Kitts and the remarkable Saba Island. Includes return flights, 7 nights full board basis and up to 5 guided dives a day.

Discover the diving of Saba and St Kitts on board Caribbean Explorer 2. St Kitts is well known as being one of the most picturesque Caribbean islands and has incredibly varied diving to boot. Saba Island is home to exhilarating wall dives with pelagics and swirling fish balls. Virgin reef systems and coral gardens as well as shark dives and drifts await.

Caribbean Explorer II sleeps up to 18 divers and is 35m.

Find out more about this trip here.

Red Sea – Egypt to Sudan / Royal Evolution / 1st March – 13 nights / Now £2395

Save £550. Royal Evolution is the only choice for anyone serious about diving Sudan. Departing from Marsa Alam, sail from Egypt to Sudan. Includes return flights and 13 nights on a full board basis. Up to 4 fully guided dives per day.

The outstanding diving is matched by the boat herself, yet the advantages of being on board are not just limited to your comfort… Royal Evolution is also one of few steel vessels in the Red Sea making her incredibly stable. Her powerful engines cope easily with the distance between remote dive sites. See more of the Red Sea than ever before with one of the most attentive boat crews in the Red Sea. On what is quite plainly a singular and action packed 2 week itinerary, the incredible and diverse marine ecology can now be enjoyed over the course of one liveaboard trip.

Between the 2 sun decks and enormous saloon there is always a peaceful corner for relaxing. The bar and jacuzzi form the social hub.

The Deep South and Sudan are most famous for their big fish encounters. Here amid the backdrop of deep water plateaus and lavish coral gardens, sharks are regularly spotted. Grey reef sharks abound and are the most commonly seen, languidly skirting the edges of each plateau. In blue water, hammerheads school and are joined by barracuda, snapper, surgeons and even the rare humphead parrotfish.

Find out more about this trip here.

Egyptian Red Sea / Whirlwind – Wrecks and Reefs / 11th March / Only £1075

Sail away on the ever popular, award winning Whirlwind. Return flights to Hurghada, spend 7 nights full board (twin share cabin). This is a classic itinerary in the Northern Red Sea with up to 22 dives over the week.

5 Star Red Sea diving at affordable prices… just one of the reasons UK divers keep going back to this superior liveaboard. She has a well deserved reputation for the quality of finish on board, her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and she has all the award winning hallmarks of Tornado Marine Fleet (from the decor to the tasty food)! Discover today how effortless diving can be when your liveaboard has been designed by divers for divers.

Wrecks and Reefs is the itinerary for any diver wanting to see the best of the Northern Red Sea – no matter what experience level you have, see what has made Egypt’s Red Sea such an unmissable destination in one week of adventure. With world class wreck dives and breath taking reef dives every day, why not take a trip to the best of both worlds. Endlessly flexible, Wreck and Reefs has become a classic route. And yet no two trips are ever the same. The route can be adapted easily to ensure you visit the right dive sites… at any time of the year. The underwater scenery is ever changing and guaranteed to leave you breathless.

Find out more about this trip here.

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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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about liveaboards and training with SSI (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager at Mares, about the complete experience for all aspects of diving with Mares, their liveaboard adventures with the purchase of liveaboard.com, and the Mares/SSI combination.

Last in a series of four videos.

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


For more information, visit www.liveaboard.com, www.divessi.com and www.mares.com

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Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s December 2020 issue

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DIVER aren’t calling it the Christmas issue because that’s all up in the air but their theme is full of cheer – underwater treasures to be found in our own backyards!

  • Be The Champ! Special: An extended 100th edition of Alex Mustard’s revered monthly column – with the cream of underwater photographers contributing their own pearls of wisdom.
  • Gun Sites: Two tales of individual divers’ exciting weapons hauls – in Cornwall and in Portugal
  • Treasuremen of Bermuda: Story behind one of the most valuable shipwreck treasures ever recovered
  • Wreckful of Ming: Tech divers discover a thrilling cargo of porcelain south of Phuket
  • Dad Found It: Our correspondent dives a sunken Roman city in southern Italy 50 years after her father discovered it
  • Deep Giants: A marine biologist tends her gorgonian garden – in the 100m zone
  • Road Trip 2: The dive tour of Europe continues as our long-term trippers have fun in summertime UK
  • Timepieces: They might not be necessities but diving watches are still prized accoutrements – here’s a guide to 25 of the latest
  • Twilight Zone: Experience the highs and the lows of Curaçao – with the aid of a submersible

Download your copy of the December 2020 edition of DIVER 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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