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Latest Travel Offers from Sportif Dive Holidays

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Check out the latest offers from our friends at UK-based Tour Operator, Sportif Dive Holidays.

Philippines

The El Galleon Diver resort has a PADI 5* DCD Dive centre and jetty on-site, plus pool, spa, restaurant, sociable bar and 30 excellent dive sites – critters, reef, wrecks and more! Malapascua offers stunning sandy beaches, varied diving and thresher sharks!

SPECIAL OFFERS

Puerto Galera, Philippines

  • 7 Nights BB from £899pp SAVE £100
  • Including return flights and transfers
  • Last minute departures and selected dates to December 2019

Malapascua, Philippines

  • 7 Nights BB from £899pp SAVE £100
  • Including return flights and transfers
  • Last minute departures in March and selected dates to November 2019


Zanzibar

Arabian Nights – Zanzibar, Tanzania

For your diving holiday to Zanzibar, the Arabian Nights Hotel offers excellent value. The hotel is directly on Paje beach with a bar, swimming pool, and in walking distance to local restaurants and the PADI 5* Dive centre next door. Ideal for all levels, from gentle lagoon diving to thrilling drift dives, wreck, pristine coral and mantas plus excursions available to world heritage Stone Town and extension safari tours.

  • 7 Nights BB from £899pp SAVE £100
  • Including return flights and transfers
  • Last minute departures and selected dates to December 2019

Bali, Indonesia

4* Alam Anda and Spa – Bali, Indonesia.

This luxury dive resort features an onsite PADI 5* dive centre, swimming pool and spa on site offering daily boat, shore and house reef diving, with excursion trips to Tulamben, wrecks, coral gardens and world class critter site Secret Garden. Ideal for solo travellers with cultural excursions available from the resort plus no single supplement to 31 May 2019.

  • 7 Nights BB from £899pp SAVE £100
  • Including return flights and transfers
  • Last minute departures and selected dates to December 2019

Maldives

Eriyadu Island Resort – Maldives, Indian Ocean

For your diving holiday to the Maldives, Eriyadu Island resort offers a superb house reef and dive centre offering daily diving and courses for all levels. The resort offers a relaxed atmosphere and a range of leisure activities. Many of the famous dive sites in North Male are easily reached from the island. An excellent value island offering a very personal service and first class diving facilities.

  • 7 Nights all inclusive from £1,399pp SAVE £100
  • Including return flights and transfers
  • Departs May 2019 and selected dates in 2019.

 

  • Maldives Liveaboard 7 nights Full Board £1,799pp SAVE £200
  • Including return flights and transfers & diving
  • Departs November 2019 and selected dates in 2019.

Indonesia

Tasik Ria – Manado, North Sulawesi.

  • 7 nights full board from £1,499pp SAVE £100
  • Including flights and transfers, 5 days boat diving (10 dives, tanks and weights)
  • Departs selected dates in April and May 2019.

Manado + Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
10 Nights full board from £1,899pp SAVE £100
(5 nights Tasik Ria and 5 nights Dive Into Lembeh Dive Resorts)

  • Including return flights and transfers, 8 days boat diving (16 dives, tanks and weights)
  • Departs selected dates in June and October 2019.

To book call Sportif Dive Holidays on +44 (0)1273 844919, email dive@sportif.travel or visit www.sportifdive.co.uk.

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Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados

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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 reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.


Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.

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

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Marine Life & Conservation

Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)

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Introduced by Jeff Goodman

Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.

A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.

CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.


Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.

During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!

Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.


For more information about the CCMI click 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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