Name a Manta and win a BCD at DIVE 2013 with Scuba Tours Worldwide
Visit UK based tour operator Scuba Tours Worldwide at DIVE 2013 to win a fabulous AP Diving ‘Commando Escape Sub Three Zero’ BCD worth more than £300! All you have to do is enter the Scuba Tours Worldwide ‘Name the Manta’ Competition.
This beautiful female manta ray was first seen in the Maldives in 2007, when she was pregnant, and she has been spotted a few times since – usually in Ari Atoll. She is currently known as 1850 D587, and Scuba Tours Worldwide think she deserves a proper name – so they are running a Competition at the upcoming show, which will be held at the Birmingham NEC on the weekend of the 26th and 27th October 2013. To enter, you just need to go along to their stand – No.530 – and suggest a name by signing up for their newsletter. The lucky winner will be announced at the show before it closes on Sunday.
Scuba Tours Worldwide have been running dive trips in the Maldives for 24 years and have built up extensive knowledge about the behaviour and migration patterns of manta rays. “The manta population in the Maldives migrates from one side of the atolls to the other, according to the season, so that they can feed in plankton rich water. We normally see manta on ‘cleaning stations’ and we know many dive sites where this cleaning behaviour takes place” said Rob Bryning, owner of Scuba Tours Worldwide. “Anne-Marie, Cruise Director on our own liveaboard, the MV Sea Spirit, has a PhD in Manta Behaviour and Ecology in the Maldives and the manta to be named is one of hundreds that she has logged in her extensive database.”
Visit www.scubascuba.com/news or call Scuba Tours on +44 (0)1284 748010 for more information on their Dive show Competition.
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.
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For more information, visit www.otterwatersports.uk.
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