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Planning a holiday? Check out the latest dive offers from Diverse Travel

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Save £££ on your holiday when you book the latest diving deals from UK-based Tour Operator Diverse Travel.


Indonesia: Emperor Raja Laut Special Introductory Offer 2017/2018

Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea | Beautiful traditional Dutch schooner-style yacht

Literally just launched, a special introductory offer on the new Emperor Indonesia’s MY Emperor Raja Laut.

Emperor Raja Laut is a beautiful traditional Dutch schooner-style sailing yacht now under the renowned Emperor Divers’ brand. She has 12 berths and a high level of service with seven crew and two dive guides. Sailing the iconic diving areas of Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Komodo National Park. Prepare to dive or snorkel with mantas, hammerheads, whale sharks and macro life. Or combine with land tours to meet the infamous Komodo dragon.

Price from £2999 including:

  • 7-night package (also 12-nights available) to Raja Ampat based on twin share
  • Return international flights – London Heathrow to Manado
  • Return domestic flights – Manado to Sorong
  • Airline departure taxes
  • 7 nights shared cabin, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, 1 cocktail party on a local island, unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, guide, 12 litre air tanks, weights
  • 2 nights Half Board – Manado Novotel Airport Hotel
  • All transfers according to itinerary
  • Full ATOL Protection

Departures between 14 December 2017 and 02 May 2018.

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Dive Mythical Sudan | 04 – 11 March 2018 | Save up to £125

Plus the first 10 bookers will receive free Nitrox fills (First come, first served basis. Nitrox-certified divers only).

Follow in Cousteau’s footsteps! Dive his Conshelf II underwater habitat and famous Shaab Rumi reef with its sharks and colourful drop-offs and Sanganeb’s northern and southern plateaus. The Umbria, considered to be one of the finest wreck-dives on the planet and then south of Port Sudan where different species of sharks are found.

* Number of dives may vary according to itinerary weather conditions. Minimum diving level: PADI Advanced Diver (or equivalent) with minimum 50 logged dives. Diving is permitted upon presentation of a valid certification card AND proof of adequate insurance covering risks related to diving activities.

Price from £1495 based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Port Sudan on Saudia (via Jeddah) or Emirates/Fly Dubai (via Dubai)
  • 7 nights’ full board accommodation in shared cabin
  • Transfers between Port Sudan airport and liveaboard
  • Dives: first day 2 dives; then 3 dives a day; last day 2 dives and return to Port Sudan
  • Sodas, espresso, cappuccino, water, tea & coffee
  • Robes and towels provided during the safari

Not included: Sudan Visa US$175/person; Government taxes and local agent fee 197 EUR pp; Booking of a specific cabin: 50 EUR pp/week; 15L tank: 40 EUR/week; Equipment rental; Guided dive: 8 EUR/dive; Alcoholic drinks; Crew tip (70 EUR recommended/week).

Booking deadline: 31 October 2017

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Best of Red Sea | Emperor Asmaa I 9 – 16 Nov 2017 – Save £75

Dive the best top three sites in this area: Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone. These islands offer stunning wall diving and attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Large tuna, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can be found here.

7 nights from £1049 per person including flights from London – save £75!

Price is per person based on sharing a twin cabin and includes:

  • Return international flights – London Gatwick – Hurghada
  • 20kg hold baggage allowance
  • 7 nights in shared cabin (last night either on board or in a hotel)
  • 6 day’s diving, guide, 12 litre tanks, weights
  • Full board & soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • Environmental tax
  • Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox (subject to availability)
  • Airport transfers
  • Full ATOL protection

See all Diverse Travel special offers here


Fiji Volivoli Offer | Book 7 nights, pay for only 5

Volivoli Beach Resort | Fiji | 2 nights FREE

  • PLUS 2 FREE dives
  • PLUS FREE Nitrox*

Fiji has so very much to offer from the diving to nature, beautiful beaches and welcoming local people. Here lies a perfect blend of white sandy beaches, coral reef, a sunny year-round climate and that friendly Fijian hospitality and culture.

A pearl of Fiji, Volivoli Beach Resort is tucked away on the northernmost tip of Viti Levu and promises guests a welcoming relaxed indulgence. Being just a short boat ride from the enticing dive sites of Bligh Waters the Resort is family-run by the Darling family who have over 20 years’ experience of diving in these waters. Probably one of the best locations in Fiji for a diving holiday, Volivoli Beach is home to Ra Divers, a fully certified PADI and SSI Dive Resort with over 18 years’ experience.

Conditions of offer: Travel dates: Until 31st March 2018

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South Africa | 11 nights | Aliwal Shoal + Ponta do Ouro (Mozambique) Shark and Big Fish Dive + Big Five Game Viewing at Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve

Shark and tiger shark dives, big fish dives, private game park and spa and guided game drive.

Price: £2499 per person based on sharing a twin/double room, including:

  • Return international flights to Durban on Emirates (via Dubai)
  • 4 nights’ Half Board in twin/double room at Scuba Addicts, Umkomaas
  • 6 dives: 4 Shark dives + 2 Tiger Shark dives, Aliwal Shoal
  • 4 nights’ Half Board in twin/double room at Scuba Addicts, Ponta do Ouro
  • 8 dives: 8 Shark & Big Fish Dives, Ponta do Ouro
  • 3 nights’ B&B in twin/double Luxury Tent, Falaza Private Game Park & Spa
  • 2 x morning guided game drive, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve
  • All transfers according to this itinerary (vehicle + driver provided)
  • Government taxes
  • Full ATOL Protection

These offers must be booked before 30 September 2017. Travel must take place before 31 December 2017.

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Indonesia I Manado + Lembeh Combo | Last Minute Offer

Eco Divers. From just £1850 with diving, flights, accommodation

Dive two of the world’s greatest dive places with an award-winning dive centre and here’s your recipe for holiday happiness.

Home to a huge concentration of unusual marine species as well as reef sharks, turtles, eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse, even dugong and orca!

Most sites are within easy reach from your hotel and yet they’re never crowded. The reefs of Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt with abundant soft coral and fish life whilst the Lembeh Strait is arguably the best place in the world for macro photography.

10 nights from £1850 per person including:

  • International return flights – London Heathrow on Singapore Air/SilkAir via Singapore
  • 30kg baggage allowance
  • 5 nights’ sharing air-conditioned Superior Room, Mercure Manado Resort
  • 5 days’ boat diving Bunaken (up to 2 guided day-dives per day*) with cylinders & weights
  • 5 nights’ sharing air-conditioned room, Eco Divers Resort Lembeh
  • 4 days’ boat diving Lembeh Strait (up to 3 guided day-dives per day) with cylinders & weights
  • Full Board Meal Plan including mineral water
  • All local transfers according to the itinerary
  • Government taxes
  • Full ATOL protection

* Upgrade to 3-dive package: £23/day

Valid for stays between 01 – 30 September and 24 October – 30 November 2017

See all Diverse Travel special offers here


For more information or to book, call Diverse Travel on Freephone 0800 915 4436, email info@diversetravel.co.uk or visit www.diversetravel.co.uk.

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Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados

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In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.


Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.

For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.

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Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)

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Introduced by Jeff Goodman

Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.

A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.

CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.


Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.

During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!

Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.


For more information about the CCMI click here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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