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Live your diving dream in Indonesia!



The Resort of Lutwala Dive, located on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia, is now for sale. This is an opportunity for buyers wanting a well-run business, being sold as a going concern. The purchase of Lutwala would be a good investment and a chance to live or frequent one of the most amazing places on earth. This could be your chance to own a resort on the tropical island that you have always dreamt of…

The Gili Islands lie off the northwest corner of Lombok, Indonesia. Lombok is a part of the east west archipelago in Indonesia, situated between Bali and Sumbawa. Lombok is the gateway to the Gili Islands.

The Gili Islands have become one of the leading Indonesian destinations, offering fantastic diving, white sand beaches, wonderful restaurants and accommodation options, and are now listed as one of the Top 10 travel destinations worldwide.

Lutwala Dive is one of Trip Advisor’s top rated dive resorts on Gili Trawangan. It is consistently highly ranked and has a great reputation. Lutwala is set on 2300m2 of prime beach front on the northern point of the island of Gili Trawangan. The centre is made up of beachfront café, bar, hotel, office and full PADI 5* IDC dive centre. The three swimming pools lie in the front of the large main building, looking onto the beach, with a 4th pool in the rear of the property servicing hotel guests.

Lutwala is being regrettably sold as the owner is moving back to her home country after spending more than a decade living on this wonderful island. So whilst this is the end of the Gili chapter for her, perhaps it is the beginning of yours?

Please contact for further information.


Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados



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)



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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