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New for 2014: Sleep Submerged with Regaldive



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 or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.


Roots Red Sea is the Travelers’ Choice



There is a remote spot on the coast of the Egyptian Eastern Desert that has been steadily developing an enviable reputation amongst the worlds diving community. It’s absolutely no surprise then that Roots Red Sea has just received TripAdvisors top award, Travelers Choice, the 10th year running it has been recognised with awards from TripAdvisor!

With a passing glance, many divers have dismissed a visit to this gem, its rustic appearance and remote location seemingly enough to deter further consideration. However, those that take a closer look have been rewarded with simply a totally unique experience with awesome diving, an unbelievable welcome and life long memories.

Winning an award once could be luck, every year for 10 years, there has to be a reason. Why not go to find out what it is?

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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Nays Baghai



Gemma and Ian chat to Nays Baghai. Inspired by The Blue Planet as a child, Nays’ work as an underwater cinematographer and photographer has been showcased by numerous premier brands, including Rolex and Sony Alpha.  Nays was featured amongst the Top 30 finalists of the Australasian Top Emerging Photographers competition in the Portfolio and Animal categories. He is a PADI-certified Freediving Instructor and Master Scuba Diver, and can dive to 40m both with and without tanks.

Have a listen here:

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Find more podcast episodes and information at the new  website and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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A luxurious dive resort in the heart of Lembeh Strait. Enjoy refined services while exploring the rich waters of Indonesia.

The resort is nestled around an ocean front deck and swimming-pool (with pool-bar) which is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at the end of a busy day of critter-diving.

All accommodation is full board and includes three sumptuous meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet meals and in the evening dining is a la carte.

Book and stay before the end of June and benefit from no single supplements in all room types!

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – book and stay before end of June 2022

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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