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New Series: Dive Philippines – Part 5 (Watch Video)

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Part five in our new series of videos from the Philippines sees freediver Guillaume Nery exploring Coron.

Philippines Dive Adventures: “Palawan has been named, more that once, as the most beautiful island in the world. Stunning blue water mixes with emerald green, jungle-filled mountains that appear to rise up from the ocean.

Coron, Palawan is captivating from whichever angle you look at it, just ask Guillaume Néry who explored the shipwrecks below its turquoise waters and the beauty of its majestic limestone cliffs above.


Read more about diving in Coron and the rest of the Philippines in our latest publication Philippines Dive Adventures – download your FREE copy here!

To find out more about visiting the Philippines visit the Department of Tourism website by clicking here.

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New website: UK Dive Adventures now online!

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The UK and Ireland offer an outstanding variety of diving… being completely surrounded by water has distinct advantages! Yes, the water is a little chilly compared to some more exotic destinations but with the correct equipment and training, there’s a multitude of treasures to explore that you really don’t want to miss.

An incredible 24,000km of coastline… not to mention the large number of inland lakes, quarries and waterways await UK divers wanting to adventure underwater.

UK waters are justifiably renowned for wreck diving and many thousands of years of fascinating history lie under the surface. Scapa Flow off Orkney, Scotland is the pinnacle for wreck divers here and considered one of the top wreck sites worldwide. But there’s a vast range of attractions for those with a lust for rust… and not just seafaring vessels in coastal waters. There’s numerous buses and aircraft to explore at the popular inland sites, and now the world’s first scuba diving escape rooms to experience.

UK and Irish marine life is also incredibly diverse and includes some fascinating and truly magnificent wildlife. From encounters with huge basking sharks and hypnotic blue sharks, to underwater playtime with grey seals, there is so much to see here. Crustaceans of all sizes, seahorses, soft corals, tompot blennies, nudibranchs…. And a myriad of different habitats and underwater topography… crags, rocks, seagrass meadows, swim-throughs, cave systems, sandy plateaus, kelp forests and much, much more to explore. Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the joy of diving in the UK and Ireland.

So, welcome to UK Dive Adventures… a fantastic new online resource full of scuba diving news, blogs, travel features and deals, plus outstanding underwater photography exclusively about the dive destinations in all corners of the UK and Ireland; brought to you by the expert Scubaverse Media and Dive Travel Adventures team.

We’ve still got a couple of tweaks to make but we couldn’t wait to share our UK Dive Adventures with you. Drop us a line at contact@scubaverse.com or via our Dive Travel Adventures Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jump into… Guided Dives

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Just passed your Open Water course and not sure what’s next? Of course your diver training will have prepared you for diving out with your buddy, but it’s sometimes a daunting thought. Just like when you passed your driving test… remember that first time behind the wheel when the instructor was not there? I totally get it! 

When I first started diving, ALL of my training was done in quarries. Not that there is anything wrong with quarries… I mean, I own the best one in the world! Only joking, other quarry owners… they’re all good in their own way. But, there is nothing like diving in the sea. The thought of literally jumping into the unknown, a place where you cannot purchase the map at the front desk, or know where you need to go down to see the boat and that resident sturgeon. You have the opportunity to potentially see any of the 170,000 marine creatures that the UK is home to and possibly an area that nobody else in the world has dived. That sense of adventure is what we all, as divers, long for. 

With that in mind, I totally get that the flip side of this is scary: being a brand new diver, or a diver with no sea experience, and that’s fine. We all need a hand to start out somewhere. I was not that lucky; the people that I dived around with, all dived at the same time and place each week, and so when I started up alone, I began exploring the UK waters. Learning what times were the best to dive, what spring and neaps meant, where the best entry and exit points would be… and it took a lot of work to become competent in this type of planning. And still does each year that we check out new sites!

That’s the reason that I have made sure that we keep our theme of small, guided dives. Little Viv is coded for a lot more divers than the 4 that we take, but it’s all about that personal touch of being able to take divers to an area that they are all comfortable with, whether they are new or experienced, and guide them to the best locations to witness North Wales at it’s best. The guided dive aspect is one of the main things I love about our centres and probably always will be. Opening up new sites to divers where they don’t have to feel like it is impossible and giving them a helping hand to witness some of the most stunning sites under the UK waters. That’s what it’s all about.

So, if you haven’t done so yet, and I am not just saying this as an upsell for my own business… Wherever you are in the UK, make sure you put at least 1 sea diving location on your tick list for 2022. You will definitely not want to turn back!


Clare began Duttons Divers at just 19 years old and a short while later became one of the world’s youngest PADI Course Directors. Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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  • Flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with 25kgs baggage
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