For divers looking for a hotel stay in a million, then how does a stay, quite literally, in the Indian Ocean sound? Underwater enthusiasts now have the amazing opportunity to spend a day and night on their own private floating island, where they will travel below the water to sleep surrounded by marine life and corals, thanks to UK based diving holiday specialist Regaldive.
Located off the white sand coast of Pemba, Tanzania, Regaldive’s new offering is part of the all-inclusive Manta Resort. Enjoying unparalleled views of the underwater world from the comfort of their own bed, visitors will sleep four meters below the surface, and can enjoy sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck, or lounging and dining on the water deck, while the floating room is exclusively theirs for 24 hours.
While dipping in and out of the warm waters that surround the island, divers can admire a wide variety of beautiful tropical fish species, manta rays, whale sharks and dolphins, in addition to brightly coloured gorgonian sea fans, corals and sponges. Those staying on the island between August and early September can also hope to see Humpback whales as they migrate north.
Those looking to explore the rest of the area during their time in Pemba can make the most of the numerous dive sites accessible from the north and south of the island. Divers have a good chance of encountering mantas at Manta Point, while those more taken with overhangs and canverns can travel to Fundu reef or Njao Gap, where diverse marine life including turtles, eels and large triggerfish can be seen.
Available to divers staying at Pemba’s Manta Resort, a 24 hour stay in the ‘underwater room’ costs from £900. A seven night stay at the Manta Resort costs from £1,763 per person, to include return flights, transfers and all inclusive accommodation. A six dive package costs from £170 per person, to include air tanks, weights, belt and guide.
For images of the Underwater Room click here.
For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
Find an authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer at scubapro.com.
More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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