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Pro Dive International awarded Best Dive Operator for Quality of Training & Courses

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With the striking support of their many loyal divers among those thousands who voted in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual Readers Choice survey, Pro Dive International has been awarded Best Dive Operator for Quality of Training & Courses – the Best of the Readers Choice Awards! for their eighth consecutive year.

With the goal and philosophy in mind of providing Excellence through Quality, Pro Dive’s expert team of diving enthusiasts has been keen on keeping the industry benchmark high in regards to customer service, safety standards and scuba diving experiences, throughout both their two decades of operation, as well as during the ongoing pandemic.

“Every customer deserves to be treated with the utmost respect and appreciation. As a scuba diver you care about a hassle-free experience for yourself, your family, or dive group. At Pro Dive, we aim to fulfill our customers’ needs for great value, top-notch service and quality, a variety of choices, fun adventures, and convenience”, says Markus Fleischmann, President and founder of Pro Dive International. “The Readers Choice Award and being featured among the World’s Best Diving & Resorts reflects that our clients notice and appreciate our constant efforts, and that we have been keeping our promises even during tough times.”

Since 2003, Pro Dive International has established itself as a leader in the dive industry and ranks among the Caribbean’s top dive operations and PADI Career Development Centers. Its multilingual team under German management has proved itself a competent partner for dive groups, individual travelers, renowned dive tour operators worldwide, and Go Pro candidates.

Celebrating this award they have some great offers launched at DEMA this week

Individual traveler Offers: Buy 5 x 2 tanks and get 1 x 2 tank free plus free nitrox

Group Deals:

  • Occidental & Allegro Cozumel, Stay 21st Aug 2022 till Dec 22nd 2022, Buy 5 get 1 free Hotel & Diving
  • Occidental & Allegro Cozumel, Stay 2nd Jan 2022 till 20th Aug 2022, Buy 9 get 1 free on hotel and buy 7 get 1 free on diving.
  • Allegro Playacar, Royal Hideaway, Occidental at Xcaret Destination, Stay 21st Aug till 22nd Dec 2022, Buy 7 get 1 free hotel and diving
  • Catalonia Costa Mujeres, Playa Maroma, Riviera Maya, Royal Tulum, Stay 2nd Jan till 22nd Dec 2022, buy 9 get 1 free hotel and buy 7 get 1 free diving

All with free nitrox

10% OFF GoPRO IDC Mexico

A full 2-week instructor development program including 2 days of prep, including special workshops on complex skills, many specialties, one-on-one counseling during all programs, cenotes and Cozumel fun dives, side-mount and freediving introduction, and lots more.

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* Terms & Conditions apply. Rooms subject to availability, and rates based on double occupancy. Deals above are not combinable with each other and other promotions. Excluding flights, transfers, equipment.

For more information visit the Pro Dive International website.

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TRAVEL BLOG: Jeff Goodman Dives SOMABAY, Part 3

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Today we are diving one of the outer reefs from an inflatable. As we reach the bottom, a reef octopus eases its way into the cover of a small crack in the coral while displaying it’s incredible ability to change colour. They are arguably one of the most charismatic of reef dwellers and it is always exciting for me to simply hover and watch. I would have spent longer and waited for it to come and investigate me, but as dive time is limited we wanted to move on and find a turtle.

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The waters around Somabay are well protected and hold a rich variety of marine life. The reef edges are thriving colonies of coral and shoaling fish, while nearer the sea bed plenty of wildlife is still to be found.

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Then we located the turtles. They are very used to divers and so show little concern when slowly approached. In fact occasionally one will come over to see what you are doing. There is always huge excitement when diving with a turtle. The shear thrill of sharing a moment with another species.

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What a fantastic way to finish a wonderful few days diving and I would like to thank SOMABAY, ORCA DIVING and THE BREAKERS for making my stay such a good one.

I had a great time, with diving everyday either on the house reef or on one of the offshore reefs by inflatable or larger day boat. Orca diving provided high quality equipment and facilities while the staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The Breakers was right on the coast with nice rooms, good food and once again friendly staff making the whole trip a real pleasure.

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Soma Bay covers an entire peninsula and is home to several resorts as well as residential  compounds.

As well as scuba diving, Somabay caters for many other sports and activities, and so is perfect for families as well as individuals and/or groups. And of course there is always time to lay peacefully on the beach under the Egyptian sun.

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Book your next Red Sea dive adventure with SOMABAY! For more information, visit www.somabay.com.

Stay at the Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge when you visit! For more information, visit  www.thebreakers-somabay.com.

Find out more about ORCA Dive Clubs at SOMABAY at www.orca-diveclubs.com/en/soma-bay-en.

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TRAVEL BLOG: Jeff Goodman Dives SOMABAY, Part 2

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Day three of my trip to Somabay and we were spending the day on the Lady Christina and diving on the wreck of the Salem Express.

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Diving wrecks for me is always one of mixed emotions. The excitement of diving a wreck is more than often tempered by the thought of loss of life when she sank. The Salem Express was a passenger ship and a roll-on/roll-off ferry travelling from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Safaga, Egypt. Most passengers were of poor class travelling home from their holidays while around 150 people were returning home from their pilgrimage to Mecca.

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The ship struck a reef and sank within 20 minutes. Passengers were trapped below deck and the ship was filled with fear and panic.

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The wreck area is strewn with personal belongings from the crew and passengers such as a transistor radio and a flat iron for clothes. A diver at sometime has put them in a prominent place to be seen.

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Tragically only one life boat was launched while the others went down with the ship. More than 600 men, women and children lost their lives here.

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It’s a stark reminder that the sea can be unforgiving and so when we dive on such wrecks we should do so with humble regard.

Returning to the surface, shoals of fish are gathered under our boat and seem to be welcoming us back into the light.

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Back at the Breakers I sat in the dining area with a beer and a very good meal while my thoughts still remained with the day’s dive on the Salem Express.

Check in for part 3 tomorrow for Jeff’s last day of diving with Somabay on the off-shore reefs looking for turtles.

Book your next Red Sea dive adventure with SOMABAY! For more information, visit www.somabay.com.

Stay at the Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge when you visit! For more information, visit  www.thebreakers-somabay.com.

Find out more about ORCA Dive Clubs at SOMABAY at www.orca-diveclubs.com/en/soma-bay-en.

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