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Liveaboards don’t have to cost the Earth with Regaldive

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As a result of increasingly high demand for liveaboards, diving holiday specialist Regaldive has put together a list of their top three best value liveaboard offerings. Allowing divers to journey to far-flung sites, get away from the crowds, maximise their time in the water and travel with other like-minded people, liveaboards are the ideal option for those whose holidays revolve around scuba.

Thailand from £480 per person

Low budget doesn’t have to mean no liveaboard. Think outside the box and travel for a limited time, ensuring you spend only a limited budget. Regaldive’s three night Similan, Koh Bon, Tachai and Richelieu Rock itinerary on the Scuba Adventure costs from just £480 per person and takes divers to the clear turquoise waters of the Similans, the limestone island of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock – a submerged pinnacle close to the Burma boarder. Divers will have the opportunity to explore gentle sloping reefs, underwater boulders and submerged plateaus, and dive with Manta rays and large pelagics.

The price includes full board accommodation, snacks and refreshments, 11 dives, air tanks, weights and weight belt. Flights are not included but can be arranged through Regaldive.

Red Sea from £813 per person

For divers looking for a good-value challenge, Regaldive’s Emperor – Fury and Elphinstone itinerary, journeying on the M/Y Asmaa is suitable for experienced divers and costs from just £813 per person. The liveaboard starts in Port Ghalib and travels onto various sites including Fury Shoals Reef System, Sha’ab Maksour, Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Sataya and Elphinstone, where divers can enjoy three to four dives per day. Customers will have the opportunity to go on deep dives, swim in strong currents, admire wrecks, explore steep drop offs and can hope to swim amongst hammerheads, reef sharks, mantas, whale sharks, turtles, barracuda and shoals of dogtooth tuna and jacks.

The price includes flights, transfers, full board accommodation and soft drinks, six days diving, three to four dives a day, two dives on the last day, guide, tanks, weightsm, Nitrox (12l): two tanks per day and marine park fees.

The Caribbean from £917 per person

For divers with a small budget but big ambitions, Regaldive’s seven night St Kitts – Saba itinerary on the Caribbean Explorer II has been recently discounted by £173, and now costs from just £917 per person. With five dives per day, the itinerary is ideal for those looking to admire the underwater charms of the Caribbean. Alongside St Kitts, divers will have the opportunity to spend quality time in Saba Marine Park, where they can explore its flourishing reefs, pinnacles which are home to corals, sponges, and invertebrate, a natural labyrinth, underwater caves, tunnels and rock walls. Divers will also have the chance to explore the above the water highlights, including forts, rainforests and museums.

The price includes full board accommodation, snacks and refreshments, five and a half days diving, air tanks, weights and weight belt. Flights are not included but can be arranged through Regaldive.

For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.

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Join DEMA for “Decoding Congress: How Politics Shape the Dive Industry”

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Join DEMA’s President & CEO, Tom Ingram, for an engaging discussion with Emily Coyle, a seasoned Washington lobbyist with over 25 years of experience in federal policymaking.

Learn how Congress does (and doesn’t) work, how politics influence policy outcomes, and their direct impact on the dive industry. Emily and Tom will also provide an update on the DIVE BOAT Act’s progress and answer attendee questions.

Don’t miss “Decoding Congress: How Politics Shape the Dive Industry” on June 25th at 12:00 PM PDT / 3:00 PM EDT.

Register in advance here and submit your questions for Emily.

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The Ocean Cleanup & Coldplay announce limited edition LP made using river plastic

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  • Limited ‘Notebook Edition’ LP release of new Coldplay album ‘Moon Music’ made using river plastic removed from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala by The Ocean Cleanup

  • First collaborative product the latest step in Coldplay’s support for global non-profit

  • Innovative product partnerships essential for long-term success of The Ocean Cleanup’s mission to rid the oceans of plastic

The Ocean Cleanup and Coldplay have confirmed that a limited ‘Notebook Edition’ LP release of the band’s album ‘Moon Music’ will be manufactured using plastic intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala.

The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to rid the oceans of plastic. To achieve this, the non-profit operates a dual strategy: cleaning up legacy plastic in the oceans and deploying Interceptors to capture trash in rivers and stop it entering the oceans.

Today’s announcement with Coldplay of this Notebook Edition LP is an example of the innovative product partnerships The Ocean Cleanup creates to give this plastic a new life in sustainable and durable products, ensuring the plastic never re-enters the marine environment.

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The Ocean Cleanup project deployed Interceptor 006 in the Rio Las Vacas in 2023 to prevent plastic emissions into the Gulf of Honduras. Interceptor 006 made significant impact and captured large quantities of plastic – which has now been sorted, blended, tested and used to manufacture Coldplay’s limited edition physical release. The final product consists of 70% river plastic intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup and 30% recycled waste plastic bottles from other sources.The successful production of the Notebook Edition LP using intercepted river plastic marks an exciting new phase in Coldplay’s broad and long-standing support for The Ocean Cleanup. Coldplay provide financial support for the non-profit’s cleaning operations, sponsor Interceptor 005 in the Klang River, Malaysia (which the band named ‘Neon Moon I’) and share The Ocean Cleanup’s mission with millions of their fans during their record-breaking Music of the Spheres tour.Coldplay and The Ocean Cleanup collaborated closely during the intensive testing and quality control process, alongside processing and manufacturing partners Biosfera GT, Compuestos y Derivados S.A., Morssinkhof and Sonopress.Having proven the potential of their partnership, The Ocean Cleanup and Coldplay will continue to explore new and innovative ways to combine their impact and accelerate progress in the largest cleanup in history.

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“Coldplay is an incredible partner for us and I’m thrilled that our plastic catch has helped bring Moon Music to life.” said Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup. “Ensuring the plastic we catch never re-enters the marine environment is essential to our mission, and I’m excited to see how we’ll continue innovating with Coldplay and our other partners to rid the oceans of plastic – together.”

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About the Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup is an international non-profit that develops and scales technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. They aim to achieve this goal through a dual strategy: intercepting in rivers to stop the flow and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean. For the latter, The Ocean Cleanup develops and deploys large-scale systems to efficiently concentrate the plastic for periodic removal. This plastic is tracked and traced to certify claims of origin when recycling it into new products. To curb the tide via rivers, The Ocean Cleanup has developed Interceptor™ Solutions to halt and extract riverine plastic before it reaches the ocean. As of June 2024, the non-profit has collected over 12 million kilograms (26.4 million pounds) of plastic from aquatic ecosystems around the world. Founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup now employs a broadly multi-disciplined team of approximately 140. 

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