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Regaldive Expands its Liveaboard Programme in Oman



UK-based diving holiday specialist Regaldive has recently expanded its liveaboard programme in Oman with the addition of Oman Aggressor, a spacious steel yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. The 45 metre Oman Aggressor offers comfortable accommodation for 22 guests in 11 spacious, air-conditioned staterooms. All staterooms and the interior of the yacht are new with a stylish design.

The Jewels of Oman – Explore Oman’s Remote Dive Sites

Part of the popular Aggressor fleet, Oman Aggressor will commence in November 2017 with four unique itineraries to choose from:

  • Daymaniyat Islands (7 nights)
  • Musandam Peninsula (7 nights)
  • Daymaniyat Islands – Hallaniyat Islands (10 nights)
  • Hallaniyat Islands (7 nights)

One of the world’s best diving destinations, Oman is just 7 hours flight from the UK with unspoiled dive sites, year-round diving and plenty of sunshine. Oman’s nutrient rich waters support a great diversity and abundance of marine life, so it an ideal destination for divers looking for an exciting dive trip that is within easy reach.

Divers seeking pristine reefs, stunning deserts, rugged mountain landscapes, green oases, endless beaches and friendly people will not be disappointed. The Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman provide large coral reefs in the deep fjords of Musandam (Gulf of Oman), at Daymaniyat Islands off the coast of Muscat and Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat in southern Oman (Arabian Sea), as well as untouched and undiscovered reefs and wrecks. Oman’s more remote dive sites are best explored by liveaboard.

Regaldive’s seven night Hallaniyat Islands trips aboard Oman Aggressor are currently on special offer for bookings made by 2 March 2017 and start from £1,598pp including flights, full board accommodation in a deluxe cabin, sunset cocktail party Friday evening, all beverages alcoholic and non-alcoholic), up to 5 dives per day, including some night dives, guide, air tanks and weights.

Regaldive has a range of other diving holidays available in Oman, including several land-based options and liveaboard trips aboard Saman Explorer.

The Mirbat and Salalah itinerary from aboard Saman Explorer explores the extensive reefs of southern Oman and the Hallaniyat Islands. Regaldive’s seven night trips aboard Saman Explorer start from £1,929pp, including flights, transfers, six nights’ twin share accommodation on a full board basis; one nights’ hotel accommodation on a half board basis; refreshments and five days diving. Guests can dive 3-4 times per day, including some night dives, air tanks, weights and weight belt.

With its in-house team of diving enthusiasts, Regaldive is well placed to help divers to plan their next scuba diving holiday adventures to Oman and over 25 exciting worldwide destinations.

For further information, or to book, visit or call 01353 659999.


WIN an EcoScribe ‘Plastic Free’ Stationary Gift Set!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with EcoScribe to give away a ‘Plastic Free’ Stationery Gift Set as a prize!

Enjoy EcoScribe’s ‘100% plastic free’ stationery gift set which contains 1 A5 kraft cover notebook & 10 kraft paper pens. Once used, it is 100% recyclable – a fantastic, sustainable alternative to everyday plastic stationery!

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 (which you can read here), we announced the launch of our brand new website, a fantastic new online resource full of scuba diving news, blogs, travel features and deals, plus outstanding underwater photography exclusively about the dive destinations in all corners of the UK and Ireland.

But how many kilometres of coastline do we write that the UK has in the post?

Is it:

A) 22,000km

B) 23,000km

C) 24,000km

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

EcoScribe 'Plastic Free' Stationary Gift Set January 2022

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Stories behind the winning images by Nur Tucker – January NUPG meeting (watch video)



The January 2022 NUPG meeting saw Nur Tucker take to the virtual stage. Nur has seen huge success with her underwater photography in recent years, winning several high profile competitions. In this talk she was hugely generous to share just how she got the shots. Nur shared what drives her, her dedication to practicing techniques wherever she can, and some of the innovative ideas she has come up with to create images that stand out from the crowd. You can see more of her work here.

The monthly NUPG competition theme in January was “The End of the Dive” and the winner was John Spencer with this split-shot of a diver getting back onto the boat after a dive in the Menaii Strait.

The next meeting is on Monday the 21st February and sees Scubaverse photo-journalist, Sean Chinn, talk about the images he has taken during the pandemic.

For more information about the Northern Underwater Photography Group visit their website by clicking here.

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Situated in Naama Bay, this 4-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony or terrace overlooking the landscaped pool area or Naama Bay. A free shuttle to its waterpark and private beach are provided at specified times.

The resort has 3 bars and an in-house restaurant serving local and international dishes. Guests can also enjoy traditional shisha, and room service is available.

The beach and Naama Bay’s nightlife, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance.

WAS £895pp / NOW from just £760 per person based on sharing a twin room including:

  • Direct flights from Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh with 15kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in Mountain View room
  • All Inclusive meal plan
  • 5 days’ local reef day boat diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights

*Marine Park fees payable locally

Other departure airports available at a supplement.

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – alternative dates available.

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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