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Pro Dive International, Dr. Erich Ritter and Wirodive invite you to Sharkschool 2017 in Mexico

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PADI Women's Dive DayPro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most renowned PADI 5 Star Dive Resorts and leading Career Development Centers has announced its third Sharkschool Riviera Maya – a Christmas Edition, to be held at the Allegro Playacar/Royal Hideaway’s five star dive training facilities from December 18-24, 2017.

“Christmas among bull sharks! Can you imagine a more exciting festive celebration than diving with friends and like-minded people and encountering up to 20 of those apex predators during one dive? Then this one week of shark interaction, vibrant reef diving, lively exchange and skill boost is perfect for you!

“No matter if you love sharks or feel anxious around them, you will forget all of your fears during this seminar, as you learn about the factors that influence certain behaviors. There is no doubt that you will be impressed by, feel respect for and even fall in love with these majestic animals,” says Maria Lledo, Pro Dive’s Operations Manager. “Enjoy the Mexican winter sun on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Caribbean!”

The Sharkschool™ Riviera Maya package includes the following, and can be booked directly:

  • 5 days of Bull Shark diving with Dr. Erich Ritter incl. 2 dives daily
  • 5 days Sharkschool™ seminar 1.5 hrs daily
  • 6 nights at the newly renovated Allegro Playacar 4*
  • Standard superior double room, All Inclusive meal plan
  • Airport return transfers Cancun – Playacar – Cancun
  • weights, fins, mask, unlimited free Nitrox

EXTENSION OPTIONS

+ Dec 12-18 “CHRISTMAS WARMUP WEEK” incl. 6 nights at Allegro Playacar, 4 days of 2-tank diving incl. 3 days Cenotes, free Nitrox, at US$ 1,099 p.p. only

+ Dec 24-30 “CHRISTMAS EXTENSION WEEK”: incl. 6 nights at Allegro Playacar, Christmas dinner, 4 days of 2-tank diving incl. 3 days Cenotes, free Nitrox, at US$ 1,599 p.p. only

+ Individual stay & dive packages at preferred dates on request

Shark conservation has always been one of Pro Dive’s major concerns. Not only do they support non-profit organizations internationally, like Sharkangels, Shark Trust and Sharks Research Institute, they also actively support organizations right in front of their door, like Saving Our Sharks – a local project focusing on the protection of bull sharks on the Mexican Riviera Maya.

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Renowned for excellent quality in providing first class adventures including diving in the CENOTES, with BULL SHARKS, at WRECKS & FAMOUS WALLS at COZUMEL, SAONA, CATALINA islands and CAYO LEVANTADO, as well as Safaris with WHALE SHARKS, SAILFISH & HUMPBACK WHALES, Pro Dive International, founded in 2003, is the official onsite water sports service provider for several 4-5* RESORTS along the RIVIERA MAYA & COZUMEL/ MEXICO, and in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

Everything under one roof, PRO DIVE INTERNATIONAL´s head office in Playa del Carmen/ Mexico features a multilingual reservations team taking direct bookings for diving, hotel accommodation, the VIP stay & dive concept ULTIMATE DIVE EXPERIENCE at Allegro Cozumel (unique in the Caribbean!), liveaboard options in collaboration with AGGRESSOR FLEET/ SILVER BANK and NAUTILUS EXPLORER/ SOCORRO & GUADALUPE ISLANDS, transfers and cultural tours, and more. They also provide services to international dive travel agencies, an equipment maintenance department, an excursions team and their own competitive transportation system available to provide airport and hotel shuttles.

For more information, visit Pro Dive International’s website www.prodiveinternational.com, or enquire by email at info@prodiveinternational.com.

Pro Dive’s Facebook Pages are located at:

@prodiveinternational

@prodivemexico

@prodivedominicanrepublic

Pro Dive’s Twitter Account is twitter.com/Prodivemexico

For their GoPro programs, contact info@idcmexico.com, visit www.idcmexico.com, or check out their Facebook page @prodivemexicoacademy

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WIN a Bigblue Expandable Tray!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue Expandable Tray as a prize!!!

The Bigblue expandable tray (176mm-287mm) has fittings and screws to attach action and compact cameras. The base and handles are made from high grade aluminium with the handles having a neoprene grip. The package also includes clamps and adaptors for 1” ball and YS light fittings.

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 Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa has announced plans to host their 6th Annual fundraising event “HSASA 50hr Dive–A-Thon 2021” this year. But on what dates will the event take place?

Is it:

  • A) 15th – 17th October
  • B) 22nd – 24th October
  • C) 29th – 31st October

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

Liquid Sports Bigblue Extendable Tray March 2021

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports 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 www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com 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 14/04/2021. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Jeff chats to… Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez of Diveheart (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jim Elliott, Founder and President of Diveheart, and Tinamarie Hernandez who is the organization’s Executive Director.

Diveheart is a US-based, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

In their own words:

We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.

Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.

 

Find out more about Diveheart and their valuable work at www.diveheart.org.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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