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New to Regaldive – Socorro Islands Liveaboards: Giant Mantas, Sharks, Humpbacks and Dolphins




regaldive_logo_rgbUK-based dive holiday specialist Regaldive has announced that it has further expanded its liveaboard portfolio with the introduction of Socorro Islands, a destination renowned for its large animal encounters.

The Socorro Islands are around 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This area is famous for close encounters with the giant manta ray, seven species of sharks, humpback whales, whale sharks and dolphins. The Islands have been compared to the Galapagos because of the regular big animal encounters.

Pods of wild bottlenose dolphin are encountered on a regular basis, and from January – March the islands are home to a large population of humpback whales that visit the islands to breed and calve. Divers also frequently see extremely large tuna (the world record yellowfin is from these waters), wahoo, large schools of jacks and endemic tropicals found nowhere else in the world.

Two New Socorro Islands Liveaboards

Regaldive has added two Socorro Islands Liveaboards to its programme:

  • Solmar V – a 34m luxury liveaboard based in Cabo San Lucas and owned by one of the most experienced operators in Mexico. 8 night Socorro Islands trips aboard Solmar V start from £2,706 per person including twin share accommodation in a standard cabin, 3-4 dives per day, 3 meals per day, snacks, soft drinks, all port fees, tanks, weights and weight belts, fuel surcharges and national park fees. Flights are excluded but can be arranged through Regaldive.
  • Nautilus Explorer – a steel hull 35m luxury long-range liveaboard custom designed for divers, this vessel provides a very smooth voyage. A water level platform aft of the dive deck provides easy entry into dive skiffs, kayaks and laser sailboat. 8 night Socorro Islands trips aboard Solmar V start from £1,747 per person including accommodation in a triple stateroom cabin (mixed gender), 4 meals per day, snacks, soft drinks, 3-4 dives a day, tanks, weights and weight belts. Flights are excluded but can be arranged through Regaldive.

Nautilus Explorer

For further information or to book, visit or call +44 (0)1353 659999.


WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

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 that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

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

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat 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 13/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)



How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

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Dive safe, dive often!


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