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Red Sea, Maldives & Indonesia offers from Scuba Travel

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Fancy a last minute break to the Red Sea?

Want a great deal on a trip to Indonesia or the Maldives?

Then check out these offers from our friends at UK based tour operator Scuba Travel…

Mistral Simply the Best 19th September only save £600 only £825

Sail on the lovely Mistral for your next Red Sea Liveaboard, she is renowned for her comfortable layout and super speedy engines. Enjoy 7 nights full board, including flights to Marsa Alam and transfers, guided diving and Free Nitrox.

Simply the Best is the perfect Southern Red Sea Itinerary. Come face to face with big fish at famous Brothers Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone. Look into the blue for sharks, manta and dolphins as you drift along pristine drop offs. Spend more time diving and less time travelling with our Marsa Alam departures!

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If you can’t go next week then we also have a great deal on the 10th October only £1145

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Emperor Atoll – Maldives Seasonal Sensations 7th October just £995 excluding international flights

Emperor Atoll is a traditional Maldives liveaboard. If you are looking for an affordable way to access the full range of dive sites in this world class destination, then look no further. Package includes 7 nights full board up to 17 fully guided dives and FOC Nitrox but not

The Maldives Seasonal Sensations itinerary wends its way between Male and Baa atolls, cherry picking the highlight dive sites and including snorkelling at Hanivaru Bay. Brilliant for divers and snorkelers.

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Scuba Seraya Resort – 24th October Best of Bali with Martyn £2295 including flights

Boutique dive resort Scuba Seraya in Bali specialises in critter dives, the Liberty wreck and house reef diving. This intimate resort has only 12 rooms and is set in lush beach front gardens. The resort also features a freshwater pool and massage service for your post diving relaxation. Your package includes 7 nights full board in a maisonette, 10 Tulamen dives and unlimited unguided house reef diving.

Join underwater photographer Martyn Guess on a workshop that focuses on both macro and wide-angle photography with hands on instruction through evening group reviews and presentations, as well as underwater instruction for those needing it. Why you should join Martyn in his own words “Firstly Bali is an amazing and relaxed place and Scuba Seraya is a fantastic and well-run diving resort right on the beach. The house reefs – Seraya Secrets and Noisy reef are probably the best that I have dived with excellent macro subjects to photograph. Once we have all been briefed by the dive guides we can pretty much dive as we want and will have the opportunity to do multiple dives on the same subjects.”

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Murex Resort – 2nd November Only £1745 including flights with Singapore Airlines

Great value diving in Manado and, Bunaken Indonesia. Discover rich coral reefs and magical macro with the welcoming team from Murex Manado. With only 15 bungalow spread around the landscaped gardens this is a relaxing stay for everyone and the Spa and Infinity pool are perfect places to recover from your days diving.

This boutique resort is perfectly situated so you can enjoy the best of both diving worlds – Bunaken national park and the Dark Manado sands. Stunning walls meet abundant critters, a fantastic mix of muck and reef diving, including an easy house reef.

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Cruise and Stay with Carpe Diem from £1345 not including international flights

Introducing the new fabulous way to explore the Maldives with Carpe Diem. Combine 4 nights on a liveaboard with 3 nights in the brand new Carpe Diem resort, a relaxing and refreshing way to enjoy both worlds of the Maldives. Package includes 7 nights full board and up to 3 dives a day both onboard and in resort.

Spend 4 nights on board the popular and welcoming liveaboard, which features a fully licensed bar, communal lounge with a TV and a Jacuzzi on the top deck. Dive your way from Male to Raa atoll, looking out for Manta and sharks along the way. Arrive at the Stunning New Carpe Diem Resort, a picture perfect island which has fantastic facilities including wonderful restaurants, Quo Spa, inflatable aqua park, daily yoga and fitness programs on top of the fabulous reef diving.

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To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer call 0800 0728221, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com.

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Jeff chats to… Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Jo’s film – An Evolving Story – can be seen here:

Fifth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Stephan Whelan

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Next in a new series of podcasts shared by our friends Gemma and Ian aka The BiG Scuba Podcast…

Ian and Gemma chat to Stephan Whelan.  Stephan is the Founder and Publisher of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans and led him to become one of the leading figures in the diving media industry.

Stephan got bitten by the diving bug early in life. His first scuba experience was a try-dive when he was eight years old on a family holiday in Europe, and from that moment, he was addicted. He learned to dive properly with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) as soon as he could at school and then did his BSAC Assistant Instructor when he turned 16. By the time he was heading to university in 1996, he was hooked on teaching and diving as much as he could.

By the time he started studying at university, he decided to have a go at flexing his web-design skills by publishing some of the stories he had built up about various ‘challenging’ students and dives he had encountered, and so deeperblue.net (as it was known then) was created. He published numerous personal stories until 1998 when other writers began enquiring about contributing to the site with their tales, and it was at this moment he decided to make it more like a magazine format and began asking for volunteer helpers. He got a couple of editors on board, and plenty of writers began contributing.

DeeperBlue.com (or DB as it’s become to be known) is now one of the most-popular diving websites in the world and has grown to publish over 9,000 articles covering all sorts of topics like Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy, and Diving Travel all the while keeping over half-a-million passionate divers from the diving community connected every month through the forums, large social media following, mobile app, and recently launched podcast.

WEB: deeperblue.com

FB: facebook.com/deeperbluedotcom

IG: instagram.com/deeperbluegram

Twitter: twitter.com/deeperblue

YouTube: youtube.com/deeperbluevideo

App: deeperblue.com/app/

Podcast: deeperblue.com/podcast/


Find more podcast episodes and information at www.thebigscuba.com and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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Competitions

This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk to book your spot!

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