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Latest Red Sea dive holiday offers from Oonasdivers

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UK-based tour operator Oonasdivers have released their latest Red Sea dive holiday offers.

Here are the details:

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Sharks Bay Umbi Village | Sharm el Sheikh from £505

Just 10 minutes away from Naama Bay but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle, Sharks Bay is located in a picturesque bay with everything on site – its own private jetty, dive centre, boats, restaurant, Bedouin café and 3 types of accommodation. Combine this with their friendly, personal approach and this makes it the perfect resort for your next diving holiday.

November 2015

07 – 14 Nov only £615

14 – 21 Nov only £595

21 – 28 Nov only £605

28 Nov – 05 Dec only £540

December 2015

05 – 12 Dec only £505

12 – 19 Dec only £580

January 2016

17 – 24 Jan only £515

February 2016

27 Feb – 06 Mar only £545

April 2016

23 – 30 Apr only £595

May 2016

07 – 14 May only £610

June 2016

18 – 25 Jun only £645

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B and 10 boat dives. Single supplement applies.

For further details click here.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Marsa Alam from £590

The popular and unique villages of Marsa Shagra and Marsa Nakari in the southern Red Sea offer unlimited and unguided diving on their beautiful and diverse house reefs. From either village you can also dive the breath-taking sites of Elphinstone, Dolphin House Reef and many more.

Marsa Shagra

Definitely the most well known of Oonasdivers’ Marsa Alam destinations, Marsa Shagra is located just half an hour from Marsa Alam airport. Shagra boasts one of the most beautiful house reefs in the Red Sea region.

August 2015

26 Aug – 02 Sep only £650

September 2015

02 – 09 Sep only £695

16 – 23 Sep only £835

30 Sep – 07 Oct only £835

January 2016

09 – 16 Jan only £590

16 – 23 Jan only £620

23 – 30 Jan only £600

30 Jan – 06 Feb only £590

February 2016

05 – 12 Feb only £620

19 – 26 Feb only £615

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 5 days unlimited diving.

Marsa Nakari

A smaller, quieter and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra, Nakari is situated a further half an hour down the coast. Another fantastic house reef and a more personalised service. Expect the silence and serenity of the desert atmosphere and the world-renowned beauty of the Red Sea reefs.

August 2015

26 Aug- 02 Sep only £625

September 2015

02 – 09 Sep only £665

16 – 23 only £805

30 Sep – 07 Oct only £805

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 5 days unlimited diving.

For further details on these resorts click here.

Oonasdivers | Red Sea | Liveaboards from £670

One of the best ways to see the most awe-inspiring dive sites of the Red Sea. Liveaboards offer everything a diver needs – comfort, relaxation and lots and lots of diving.

Emperor Asmaa – FREE Nitrox

Offering genuine value for money, Asmaa is a popular liveaboard drawing diver’s back time and time again. Completely refurbished in January 2015, Asmaa offers comfortable accommodation in 10 twin bed cabins, 4 of which are upper-deck.

September 2015

30 Sep – 07 Oct – Fury & St Johns only £960

October 2015

14 – 21 Oct –Fury & St Johns only £1070

December 2015

11 – 18 Dec – North & Wrecks only £705

January 2016

01 – 08 Jan – North & Wrecks only £735

08 Jan – 15 Jan – North & Wrecks only £670

15 – 22 Jan – North & Wrecks only £710

22 – 29 Jan – North & Wrecks only £700

29 Jan – 05 Feb – North & Wrecks only £725

February 2016

19 – 26 Feb – North & Wrecks only £770

26 Feb – 04 Mar – North & Wrecks only £815

Blue Pearl

Elegant in design both inside and out, Blue Pearl and her crew will offer the warmest of welcomes. Sleeping up to 20 guests in 8 twin bedded cabins and 2 double upper deck master cabins, Blue Pearl offers all the creature comforts for you to relax between dives.

September 2015

02 – 09 Sep – The Brothers only £1045

January 2016

08 – 15 Jan – North & Wrecks only £760

15 – 22 Jan – North & Tiran only £810

22 – 29 Jan – North & Brothers only £895

29 Jan – 05 Feb – The Brothers only £835

February 2016

05 – 12 Feb 2016 – North & Wrecks only £800

Blue Seas

An impressive looking boat, offering some of the most impressive looking diving the Red Sea has to offer. Blue Seas is the combined result of Egypt’s years of yacht building experience and modern technology.

Sleeping up to 22 guests, Blue Seas offers 8 twin bed cabins, 2 double upper-deck master cabins and a honeymoon suite.

August 2015

26 Aug – 02 Sep – Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky only £1145

Blue Planet 1

Fast, spacious and beautifully fitted out, Blue Planet 1 is a friendly boat. She is ideal for smaller groups and individuals who would like to explore the northern Red Sea from Hurghada.

Fully refitted and upgraded in July 2013, Blue Planet 1 sleeps a maximum of 16 guests in 8 twin bed cabins.

August 2015

21 – 28 Aug – North & Wrecks only £895

January 2016

08 – 15 Jan – North & Wrecks only £760

15 – 22 Jan – North & Wrecks only £765

22 – 29 Jan – North & Wrecks only £765

29 Jan – 05 Feb – North & Wrecks only £790

February 2016

05 – 12 Feb – North & Brothers only £915

19 – 26 Feb – North & Wrecks only £790

Juliet

One of the few smaller liveaboards left in the Red Sea. Juliet takes a maximum of just 14 guests. At 28m this means more space, more flexibility and more personal attention to you.

Her amazing and attentive crew will guide you to the very best dive sites in the northern Red Sea. Juliet is a great option for small groups and clubs.

November 2015

21 – 28 Nov – North & Wrecks only £995

28 Nov – 05 Dec – North & Wrecks only £940

December 2015

05 – 12 Dec – North & Wrecks only £805

12 – 19 Dec – North & Wrecks only £880

April 2016

23 – 30 Apr – North & Wrecks only £990

May 2016

07 – 14 May – North & Wrecks only £995

June 2016

18 – 25 Jun – North & Wrecks only £1035

Prices are per person and include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board and 6 days diving.

For further details on these liveaboard holiday deals click here.

To find out more or to book, contact the Oonasdivers team now by calling +44 (0)1323 648924+44 (0)1323 648924, email info@oonasdivers.com  or visit www.oonasdivers.com.

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Jeff chats to… Sean Webb, Director of O’Three, about diving in the UK and the O’Three brand

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Sean Webb, Director of O’Three, the well-known UK-based manufacturer of custom drysuits and wetsuits.

After a bath time quarrel with his sister, Sean’s Mum taught him a lesson.

She held his head underwater for what she thought was long enough for that lesson to sink in (We are talking the mid 60’s here), but the lesson learned wasn’t the one that was intended. It was then that Sean realized he was comfortable, in or under the water. He was six.

The coasts of Devon and Dorset became his playground. 17 years later, with a trip around the world and some incredible diving under his belt, Sean Webb founded O’Three.

Now in its 32nd  year, O’Three has evolved from a business with roots that are unashamedly rooted in UK diving, to a niche brand being enjoyed all over the world by discerning recreational, technical and commercial divers alike.

Find out more at www.othree.co.uk


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

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Cool Drysuit Dives

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In the mood for a snowy holiday when you can get back into the water? Why not get back to your favourite underwater sport instead of hitting the slopes like everyone else? Check these incredible dive sites and explore a new underwater world in your drysuit!

Rummu Quarry, Estonia

The quirkiest and spookiest ice diving site in Europe is only 45 minutes driving from the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Rummu Quarry used to be a limestone mining site and a prison. When the excavation labour ceased in the 1990s, pumps that kept the quarry dry were shut down. Soon water started flooding the entire site. After the prison closed in 2012, Rummu became an adventure centre where you can practice different outdoor sports including diving in the crystal-clear waters of the quarry and explore the sunken ruins of the prison. Diving in Rummu Quarry is also available in the winter, making it a one-of-a-kind ice diving spot. Will you dare to do it?

Who to Dive With:

Adventurecenter Rummu

PADI 5 Star Center

Sireli Tanav 11, Harju Maakond, Rummu Quarry, Estonia 76102

+372 588 733 78

info@barrakuuda.ee

White Sea, Russia

Image by Viktor Lyagushkin

If diving in frozen lakes, which have almost no aquatic life, is not exciting enough for you, Russia is the place to go to practice marine ice diving. At the level of the Arctic Circle, the White Sea is the only sea that freezes in winter as all other places are warmed up by the Gulf Stream. Leaving from the shores of the region of Karelia, between St Petersburg and the border of Finland, you can go ice diving from December to April. In addition to impressive ice formations, you can also enjoy on the rocky sea-bed a surprise abundant marine fauna with soft coral, starfish, crabs, shrimps, sea urchins and sea anemones. An important point to remember, salt-water freezes at -1.8°C!

Who to Dive With:

Arctic Circle

PADI Dive Center

Nilmaguba, Loukhski Region, Republic of Karelia, Russia

(7) 495 105 7799

sever@dive.ru

Switzerland

You won’t find salty seas in Switzerland, but alpine lakes and rivers make for unique and mystical scuba diving.

Lake Geneva has a variety of dives to discover. Wall dives and freshwater scenery can be perused beneath the surface. There is even a wreck dive – a stellar spot for more advanced divers to take the plunge.

Another is Lake Zurich, where you can head to excellent scuba spots right from the shore. The lake is serene, with lofty mountains cascading upward from the lakeshore. Glacially fed, the lake has sublime visibility.

River divers will be blown away by the Verzasca, an impossibly clear river found just south of the Alps near the border of Italy.

Who to Dive with at Lake Geneva:

Scuba-Shop Villeneuve

PADI 5 Star Center and Instructor Development Center

Route D’Arvel 106, Villeneuve, Switzerland 1844

+41 21 9601535

phil@scubashop.ch

Austria

Salzburg Lake Image by Manfred Steidl

Landlocked Austria wouldn’t seem a good place for diving, but you can’t judge a book by its cover.

The Salzkammergut region of Austria has almost 170 lakes. A favourite is lake Attersee, where there are dive sites galore to check out, in this, the largest of the area’s lakes. Nazi treasures were once held in Wolfgangsee, and though you can’t take them with you, you can still see them on a dive.

During a trip here you can swim in the cold, gin clear water, checking out park benches, trees, and trails, all on a carpet of green grass. It’s unreal!

Who to Dive with at Salzburg Lakes:

Joe’s Wassersportcenter

PADI 5 Star Center

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 53, Salzburg, Austria 5020

+43 662 890259

info@wassersportcenter.at

Inspired to start your own ice diving adventure? Find out more about the PADI Ice Diver specialty and head to PADI Travel to look for amazing destinations.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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