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Murex announces 2020 Summer Special with 50% discount for kids



For those who are planning their next family holiday, Murex Dive Resorts 2020 Summer Special allows children to stay, dive, snorkel, take tours and activities at half price in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Children are loosely defined as those who are in full-time education including university and collage students – and there is no upper age limit.

The summer special is ideal for families who are trying to decide between a diving or a non-diving vacation. The Minahasan highlands, Tangkoko Nature Reserve, local villages, volcano trekking, traditional markets, coral farming and kilometers of shallow reef tops for snorkeling make this an option for families where some members dive and some don’t. Divers no longer need to give up on a diving holiday when there are plenty of other activities on the table to keep land-loving family members happy too.

For families who dive together, North Sulawesi offers diverse dive sites and phenomenal marine life. Murex Manado is a short boat ride from the Bunaken Marine Park where it’s entirely possible to lose count of the number of turtles you see on a single dive, and Manado Bay offers an array of rare and unusual critters at its thriving muck dive sites.

If a remote tropical island setting is more to your families liking, Murex Bangka delivers a full on Robinson Crusoe experience with a pristine private white sand beach, kaleidoscopic corals, schooling fish, colorful critters and passing pelagics.

In short, whether you’re a family that wants to spend as much time as possible in the water or out of the water, North Sulawesi has endless opportunities for family adventures.

Summer Special Terms and Conditions

  • Parents pay full board rate and providing that children share the same room (extra beds provided), children (full-time education / no age limit) receive a 50% discount on accommodation, diving, snorkeling, transfers and tours.
  • Offer applies to stays at Murex Manadoand Murex Bangka and combinations between the two.
  • Up to 2 children may share a room with parent(s).
  • For children 12 years and under, normal child policy applies. (0-6 years are free of charge. Aged 7-12 years, accommodation $25 per night, transfers, diving, snorkeling and tours half price).
  • Summer special offer is valid for stays during June, July and August 2020.
  • Summer special may not be combined with other promotions, specials or offers. Offer does not apply to any existing bookings
  • Summer special may not be exchanged for cash or other products or services
  • Bookings for summer specials must be made before 25th August 2020
  • No minimum stay is required.

For more information, contact Murex Dive Resorts on or visit



WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

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 (which you can read here), we reported via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

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

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports 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 When prizes are supplied by third parties, 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 06/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Gear News

Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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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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