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Latest Liveaboard Special Offers From blue o two

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UK based dive tour operator blue o two have sent over their latest liveaboard special offers for some winter sunshine, including luxury liveaboard holidays to the Red Sea now from only £895 including flights, and a 10 night liveaboard getaway to the Maldives from only £1995 including flights.

Here are the details:

RED SEA

M/Y blue Fin – Red Sea

23 Jan – 30 Jan: Best of Brothers £949

30 Jan – 06 Feb: Strait of Tiran & North £899

M/Y blue Horizon – Red Sea

14 Nov – 21 Nov: Simply the Best £995

21 Nov – 28 Nov: Simply the Best £995

12 Dec – 19 Dec: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £995

26 Dec – 02 Jan: Simply the Best £1199

M/Y blue Melody – Red Sea

14 Nov – 21 Nov: Best of Wrecks £995

28 Nov – 05 Dec: North & Ras Mohamed ONLY £895

05 Dec – 12 Dec: Simply the Best £995

12 Dec – 19 Dec: Best of Brothers ONLY £895

19 Dec – 26 Dec: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £975

26 Dec – 02 Jan: Best of Brothers £1199

M/Y blue Voyager – Red Sea

21 Nov – 28 Nov: Best of Brothers ONLY £895

19 Dec – 26 Dec: North & Brothers £975

26 Dec – 02 Jan: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £1149

M/Y Red Sea Adventurer – Red Sea (Monday sailings May – Oct)

07 Nov – 14 Nov: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £895*

28 Nov – 05 Dec: Strait of Tiran & North £849*

05 Dec – 12 Dec: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £949*

MALDIVES

M/Y blue ‘Honors Legacy’

02 Dec – 13 Dec: Best of the Maldives (10 nights) ONLY £1995*

12 Dec – 21 Dec: Pelagic Encounters (8 nights) £2195*

06 Feb – 15 Feb: Magical Maldives (8 nights) £2299*

14 Feb – 22 Feb: Simply the Best (7 nights) £2249*

*Package price is subject to change due to fluctuations in flight prices. Final package price will be confirmed at time of booking.

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

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Mares & SSI launch new promotion

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SSI expands financial support to SSI Members worldwide. 

2020 has been an unusual and challenging year for the entire world, especially the diving and travel industry!  To weather the crisis, SSI immediately jumped into action to help Training Centers and Professionals around the world.  

In response to COVID-19, SSI launched the No Water, No Problem Campaign, put Final Exams online, and held hundreds of Webinars to train Professionals on how to use distance learning to teach the dry Specialties online. The FREE SCIENCE OF DIVING promotion resulted in SSI Training Centers worldwide register over 50,000 FREE DIGITAL KITS, funding more than $3.5 MILLION IN RETAIL VALUE. Additionally, SSI introduced an aggressive DOUBLE PRO REWARDS incentive to help SSI Professionals compensate 2020 Renewal Fees and reduce those for 2021. Currently, the WE WANT YOU Crossover promotion aims to fill the industry need for instructors and strengthen the entire SSI Professional community.

Now, in conjunction with Mares, SSI is launching the GO DIVING – PROTECT YOURSELF. OWN EQUIPMENT Promotion, which includes a FREE SSI EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES DIGITAL KIT. This new campaign strives to motivate divers worldwide to go diving and buy equipment. Look for more information on this next retail support campaign within the next few days.

“These are just a few examples of how we have supported and are continuing to support our Training Centers, Professionals, and divers worldwide. To provide even more economic security and help in business recovery, WE WILL NOT INCREASE PRICES FOR 2021. While travel was restricted and some key resort areas completely locked down, SSI mainly focused on supporting domestic markets with retail-driven incentives. Now, in this next re-opening phase, we need to shift gear and assist resort markets that have no local diving community and are 100% dependent on the traveling diver. Therefore, SSI will grant certain special conditions and delayed payment options to specific resort markets which have been locked down for longer than six months or suffered from closed borders,” stated Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO.

Guido Waetzig, SSI CEO, explains further, “To financially support these needed investments which directly benefit SSI Members and to protect the health of our valuable members and staff, we will forego all 2021 Trade Shows over the next 12 months. Despite international uncertainty, every time we experience one of these events, the entire SSI Network emerges stronger and more resilient. Be assured, SSI is your trustful partner within the Diving Industry!”

For more information about SSI visit their website by clicking here.

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Photo Gallery: Shark Diving in The Bahamas

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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 look at Shark Diving in The Bahamas.


The Bahamas offers some of the very finest shark diving experiences in the world. The islands have protected sharks in their waters creating one of the first Shark Sanctuaries in the world. Several species of shark can be seen and photographed, with each island offering a different type of shark diving, making this destination the perfect place for a multi-island, multi-shark trip of a lifetime.

Great Hammerhead Shark diving in Bimini

Bull Sharks in Bimini

Tiger Shark off Grand Bahama

Oceanic Whitetip Shark off Cat Island

Nurse Shark off Abaco

Caribbean Reef Sharks off New Providence

Lemon Sharks off Grand Bahama

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

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