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Murex announce Explore More Event 2020

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Murex Dive Resorts have announced their “Explore More Event” for 2020 in Indonesia. The event promises participants 12 days of exploration and combines Bunaken, Manado and Bangka for diving, snorkeling and exploring the unique wildlife of North Sulawesi.

The event, (June 20 – July 1) includes world-renowned experts who will dive, trek and ‘explore’ with participants as well as hosting daily presentations. For divers, nature lovers, snorkelers and explorers, this is a chance to get hands-on, in the field (and underwater) with leading experts.

This unique event includes 5 nights in Manado (diving Bunaken Marine Park) and 6 nights on Bangka Island, joined by experts in the following areas: coral reefs, sea turtles, primates, mangroves, bamboo, rainforest and even sugar palm.

From diving with turtles through to generating new coral reefs, Explore More 2020 has an impressive list of underwater highlights. On land, participants will have the opportunity to spend time with primates in the wild and explore primary rainforest and mangroves. It’s an action packed event which looks set to be a lot of fun for those involved.

Murex Explore More 2020 (June 20 to July 1 2020) includes:

  • 5 Nights full board accommodation in a Deluxe Cottage at Murex Manado
  • 6 Nights full board accommodation in a Hillside Deluxe Cottage at Murex Bangka
  • 21 guided boat dives sessions (or snorkeling) including 2 guided boat boat dives on the transfer day from Manado to Bangka
  • Daily presentations by our professional presenters on a wide range of topics including; sea turtles, corals and coral reefs, wildlife of North Sulawesi (black macaques & tarsier monkeys), mangroves, bamboo, and palm trees
  • Unlimited house reef diving/snorkeling (8am to 5pm)
  • All land-based activities including; Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Highlands Tour (Lake Tondano, Tomohon Market, Mahawu Volcano, Lake Linow and local villages, please note that highlands tour itinerary may change), Lihunu village tour, Mangrove Boat Cruises, Coral Farm and Nursery plus other optional tours.
  • Maximum 4:1 diver to guide ratio
  • Unsurpassed dive guide attention and superlative resort service to compliment the entire event.
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail upon arrival at Murex Manado
  • Event round-up, dinner, and entertainment on the closing night
  • All meals & snacks, brewed coffee, tea, drinking water
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free WiFi in resorts

Divers: US $2,780 (per person based on double occupancy) / Nitrox upgrade: US $126

Snorkelers: US $2,250 (per person based on double occupancy)

Read full event information here  or to make a reservation or inquiry email reservations@MurexDive.com.

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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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