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Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown to release new book ‘World’s Best Wildlife Dive Sites’ in August

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World's Best Wildlife Dive Sites

World's Best Wildlife Dive SitesScubaverse.com’s very own underwater photography editors Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are releasing a new book. ‘World’s Best Wildlife Dive Sites’ will be published in August 2016.

Watching wildlife under the surface of the sea – whether snorkelling or scuba diving – is an increasingly popular pastime. This book covers 32 of the very best underwater wildlife experiences from around the world, including temperate and tropical waters. Each location is chosen for a particular key wildlife phenomenon, whether it is coral reefs, whales, seals, manta rays, and so on. Each has captivating images, a written account and a concise fact-panel outlining key species, tips for visitors, equipment to take and the best time to visit.

Experiences include: crocodiles and silky sharks in Cuba; Great White Sharks and Weedy Seadragons in Australia; Whale Sharks and manta rays in the Maldives; hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas; Basking Sharks and seals in the UK; turtles and stingrays in the Caribbean; schooling fish and corals in Egypt; the Sardine Run in South Africa; Manatees and kelp forests in the USA; and manta rays, anemonefish, frogfish and more in Indonesia. It will be the ultimate tour of the world’s marine wildlife hot-spots, guaranteed to whet the appetite of divers, snorkelers and armchair naturalists everywhere.

The World’s Best Wildlife Dive Sites will be published by Reed New Holland in hardback, will retail at £19.99 and will be available from all good bookshops or online via www.amazon.co.uk.

World's Best Wildlife Dive Sites

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown have been diving together since 1995. Their scuba adventures have taken them to locations all around the world, but they also still love diving in their native British waters. Caroline has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and MSc in Animal Behaviour.  Nick has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology, a DipEd in teaching and is a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society.

Caroline and Nick are both conservation driven and are involved in several charities that strive to protect our oceans. They are both award-winning underwater photographers and work as freelance photo-journalists in the dive press and mainstream media. They run Frogfish Photography (www.frogfishphotography.com), which is based in Manchester, UK.

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Win copies of Action Camera Underwater Video Basics, a Paralenz Vaquita and more!

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Dived Up Publications, Paralenz and Scubaverse have come together to celebrate the October 2021 release of Scubaverse Editor-at-Large Jeff Goodman’s Action Camera Underwater Video Basics: The Essential Guide to Making Underwater Films.

Share better underwater videos with Jeff’s book and Paralenz Vaquita.

Win a copy of Jeff’s new book, as well as a selection of other great prizes including a Paralenz Vaquita camera, rash guard and water bottles, in the free to enter prize draw.

1st Prize

  • 1x Paralenz Vaquita (RRP £659)
  • 1x Action Camera Underwater Video Basics (RRP £20)

2nd Prize

  • 1 x Paralenz rash guard (RRP £59)
  • 1x Action Camera Underwater Video Basics

3rd Prize (5 available)

  • 1x Action Camera Underwater Video Basics
  • 1x Paralenz water bottle (RRP £8)

4th Prize (3 available)

  • 1x Action Camera Underwater Video Basics

Enter now for free at www.DivedUp.com/prize-draw

No purchase necessary. Internet access and email address required. Winners will be chosen at random. No cash or alternative prizes offered. Open to over-18s only. Other exclusions apply. Closing date 23 November 2021. Draw will be made within 7 days of closing. Winners will be notified by email. See website to enter, for full prize details and terms and conditions.

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Fiji’s borders to reopen on December 1st 2021

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The island paradise of Fiji will be open to visitors once again starting this December. After nearly two years of being closed to the outside world, Fiji is ready to safely welcome its travelers back. The 333 islands are as beautiful as ever, brimming with idyllic turquoise waters, soft white sand beaches, and the vibrant “Bula Spirit” for which Fiji is known.

“It’s been almost two years since we welcomed international visitors. And in these two years, we’ve struggled, we’ve adapted, and we’ve prepared,” said Hon. Faiyaz Koya, Minister for Tourism.

“Today, our national airline is ready, our hotels and tour providers are ready, and Fijians are ready to safely welcome the world back. We are ready to let happiness find you again.”

Fiji will still have entry requirements in place to ensure the utmost safety of both visitors and locals. These include being a fully vaccinated traveler from a “Travel Partner” country such as Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Spain, France, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Japan and most Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

Travelers from these countries will need to provide a negative PCR test taken less than 3 days prior to departure from home country and fulfil any obligation to take an additional test prior to returning back home, based on individual home country requirements. Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 will be able to travel to Fiji accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Travel insurance is, as always, highly recommended. For more information on country-specific travel requirements, please visit www.fiji.travel.

“We are ecstatic that Fiji will open its borders to international visitors before the end of the year,” says Tourism Fiji CEO Brent Hill.

“This is the moment we have been planning for nearly two years now and I can assure the world that Fiji is safe and ready to welcome you back. The islands are just as beautiful – if not more beautiful – than ever and the locals just as warm and friendly. Fiji is the vacation the world needs and deserves right now, and we can finally offer that again starting December.”

Tourism Fiji have been preparing for this moment. Travellers can book and travel in confidence with the Care Fiji Commitment, where they can stay in certified resorts, use certified transportation and experiences, and be assured that all tourism businesses they come in to contact with have a 100% vaccinated staff. Tourism Fiji started working on this programme when the pandemic first arrived in Fiji. Now they have over 206 CFC approved businesses, and over 320 nominated Wellness Ambassadors across Fiji.

Travellers can reserve their flights now at www.fijiairways.com. Check out diving and resort packages at Fiji’s leading Volivoli Beach Resort

Find out more about visiting Fiji at www.fiji.travel.

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Our special, extended, 14 night charter of MV Carpe Diem in the Maldives will visit some of our favourite sites in the central and near-south atolls. We will be spending 14 nights on-board, specifically because we want to travel and have time to enjoy the sites without rushing too much.

The boat will depart from Male on Saturday 23rd October and guests will disembark on Saturday 06th November. The route will incorporate our favourite manta points, shark diving points and spectacular coral reefs.

 

Please contact us for last minute prices on 01473921888 or email us at info@greatescapesdivingholidays.com

 

 

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