Murex announce Explore More Event 2020
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.
Palaemon Divers shortlisted for top Business Award
North West-based Dive Centre, Palaemon Divers, has been shortlisted for Leisure and Tourism Start Up of the Year with Start Up Awards 2023.
Palaemon Divers is delighted to be named a finalist in the Awards which celebrate Start Up Businesses and what they have brought to the economy within three years of their launch.
Palaemon Divers was started by Leanne Clowes in the midst of COVID lockdowns. Leanne walked out of her well paid corporate sales job with no savings after a redundancy in a previous role and spending the majority of the year before COVID to follow the dream! After the redundancy and COVID, life struck just a little differently and the pull to become a full-time dive instructor became impossible to ignore!
So with that… notice was handed in, no savings, nothing physical to start being a full time dive instructor other than personal kit at the time – oh and the fact, Leanne was actually an Assistant Instructor at the time and hadn’t attended the instruction exam at that point as there had been none going on through COVID obviously!
However, the first Instructor Exam that was happening out of COVID was booked onto – no pressure at all with no full time job, no money as a back up, mortgage and bills to pay…
Leanne started freelancing as an instructor in the North West using various outdoor locations for training, and the business snowballed and quickly gained its first physical dive centre in January 2022 along with finding their own private in-water training facility at Princes Dock in Liverpool. Since then, 100s of new people from Liverpool and further afield have been introduced to the amazing sport of scuba, and experienced the abundant life under the surface of the dock itself.
In a time of no travel to outside your area or abroad, Palaemon Divers found something new and exciting to introduce the city of Liverpool to those who spend five days a week in the office looking down at the dock and not really being able to appreciate what the dock actually means to Liverpool!
It became apparent during 2022, that although Liverpool was fantastic, more growth was on the cards which came in the form of a second location, Palaemon Divers – Warrington. The second dive centre is an ex micro brewery in Warrington with a central location close to the M6, M62 and M56, spread over two floors which includes a classroom, workshop, compressor and a floor dedicated to retail.
The efforts in building this business have not gone unnoticed with the shortlist for Startup Awards, and also another shortlist which will be announced in the next month.
For more, email or visit:
Gear Review: Quilted Polar Hat from Otter Watersports (Watch Video)
In a video shot exclusively for Scubaverse.com, Jeff Goodman reviews the Quilted Polar Hat from leading drysuit manufacturer Otter Watersports.
For more information, visit www.otterwatersports.uk.
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