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Maldives Liveaboards: Regaldive’s Hot Property

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The Maldives is fast becoming the ‘go-to’ destination for divers travelling beyond the Red Sea.

The Maldives has been attracting divers to its waters for decades, and it’s easy to see why: reefs rich in marine life, home to large numbers of whalesharks, dolphins and several species of sharks and regular interactions with manta rays. The Maldives also offers divers some of the best drift diving in the world.

UK-based tour operator Regaldive has recently noticed a surge in enquiries for Maldives liveaboards. They attribute this to a number of factors, including an increase in the number of liveaboards operating in the region, the variety of exciting itineraries, the great value of Maldives holidays and the choice of airlines flying to this iconic diving destination.

Add to this special offers and group discounts and you have the ideal time for divers to book a Maldives liveaboard holiday with Regaldive.

An incredible range of world-class dive sites in the Maldives have been charted and explored close to the capital, Male. A number of liveaboards offer classic itineraries in this region, including MV Ari Queen, with prices starting from £1,025pp (boat only) and Emperor Voyager, with prices from £1,044pp (boat only). Many divers choose to book on a classic itinerary, especially those new to diving in the region.

If you are a seasoned traveller to this diving hotspot looking for your next challenge, Regaldive has several exciting itineraries off the beaten track, covering new atolls in the far north and deep south of the Maldives.

Haa Alifu is the most northerly atoll in the Maldives. MY Amba was one of the first liveaboards to operate around this atoll, and offers some truly original diving. Prices for MY Amba start from £1,160pp (boat only).

MY Sheena visits a number of distant regions in the deep south, including Meemu, Vaavu and Laamu Atolls. The diving would suit those looking to experience rarely dived sites rich in marine life. Prices for MY Sheena start at only £723pp (boat only) on selected sailings.

Whatever your preferences and budget, there is a Maldives liveaboard to sui, whilst the Regaldive Team, with their knowledge and experience of Maldives liveaboards, are ideally placed to help identify the right holiday for you.

For further information, or to book, please visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call 01353 659999.

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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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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