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Live your diving dream in Indonesia!

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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 fern@nomadtours.co.za for further information.

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Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse’s November 2022 Underwater Photo & Video Contests

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Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s November 2022 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s November 2022 Underwater Video Contest is, click here.

If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. December’s photo and video contests are now open.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s December 2022 Underwater Photo Contest, click here.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s December 2022 Underwater Video Contest, click here.

Good luck!!!

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Tips for… Refreshing Skills

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A hugely important subject, and one that should be considered by any diver regardless of your training level. Just like anything, sometimes life gets in the way, we get sidetracked and before you know it, it’s been 2 months out of the water. It may not seem like a lot, but we naturally start to forget things when they are not used. We slow down our actions as we are out of practise and have to think a little more in order to retrieve the information to help make decisions.

There’s nothing wrong with this of course, we cannot always be diving! But it is important that we refresh before getting straight back into it. We obviously conduct a lot of refresher courses here at the dive centre, but we are also realistic, knowing that not everyone will want to pay to refresh their skills with an instructor. That’s also fine too, just be sensible.

Our tips for this would be the following; some will likely seem a little common sense… but it’s always good to have a reminder right?!

First off, when getting back to diving, choose a buddy that you usually dive with or someone that has a higher level of competency in diving. This will give you the reassurance in the water and not have to be worrying about the others person whilst getting back into it yourself.

Secondly, choose a site that you know. Don’t be jumping straight in having seen an amazing new site that you want to try out… that can wait for another time. You have already had a break in your actual diving, without having to then also consider navigating and a new dive plan.

Next, try to leave out the brand new equipment. It’s great that getting back into diving you have decided to buy yourself a new drysuit, fins and BCD, but it all might be a little bit much. Let’s concentrate on just getting back into the water and then move onto those new additions. This kind of change can make even the best of divers anxious.

Last but not least, there’s nothing wrong with staying shallow. Our first dive to get back into it, does not need to break our dive depth record. Stay shallow, enjoy the marine life at this depth, and keep the dive nice and easy. Practise those skills if you would like to, make sure you know where all your equipment is positioned and get comfortable. The ocean isn’t going anywhere… there’s always tomorrow to get in for another!


Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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