Regaldive introduce two new Truk Lagoon liveaboards
UK-based diving holiday specialist Regaldive has announced that it has recently expanded its liveaboard programme with the addition of two new Truk Lagoon liveaboards, SS Thorfinn and Truk Odyssey. Best explored by liveaboard, Truk Lagoon (Chuuk Lagoon) offers a unique dive destination, with some of the finest wreck diving in the world.
Truk Lagoon is enclosed by a 225 kilometre barrier reef and is home to an entire Japanese WWII fleet, sunk in 1944. The lagoon houses more than 100 ships, planes and submarines. Frozen in time, complete with its submarine, jeeps, tanks and fighter planes still waiting in the hangars, all encrusted with coral, the area has been declared an underwater museum.
Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks within a coral reef lagoon, with many wrecks located in shallow, clear water. This fabulous combination of superb wrecks and wonderful reef diving attracts divers of all levels.
SS Thorfinn is one of the world’s largest and best equipped liveaboard dive cruisers, having cruised Micronesian waters since the 1980’s. SS Thorfinn is big, rugged and built for the world’s most challenging oceans. Spacious and well appointed, the vessel offers great food and extensive comforts without pretensions. The vessel has 10 double occupancy rooms with space for 20 guests and has a very experienced crew.
7 night Truk Lagoon trips aboard SS Thorfinn start from £1,645 per person, including twin share accommodation, up to 5 dives per day, a la carte meals, snacks, teas, coffee, soft drinks and juices. Free Nitrox. Flights are excluded but can be arranged through Regaldive.
Truk Odyssey is one of Truk’s finest liveaboard vessels with the advantage of having a steel hull. The Odyssey has seven staterooms with either king size or twin beds and two private single staterooms, all are en-suite. Truk Odyssey’s amenities are consistent with the world’s top liveaboards, including a comfortable entertainment lounge and a large dining area with a full commercial galley.
7 night Truk Lagoon trips aboard Truk Odyssey start from £2,237 per person, including twin share accommodation, up to 5 dives per day and all meals, snacks and beverages, including beer and wine. Free Nitrox. Flights are excluded but can be arranged through Regaldive.
With its in-house team of diving enthusiasts, Regaldive is well placed to help divers to plan their next scuba diving holiday adventures in Truk Lagoon and in over 25 other exciting worldwide destinations.
For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call 01353 659999.
Midlands Diving Chamber donates £20k to Bite-Back
Hyperbaric and dive medical experts, Midlands Diving Chamber (MDC), has underpinned its long-term support of Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation with a one-off donation of £20,000, as the Rugby-based diving doctors wind down the charitable side of its operation.
The donation represents the single biggest financial contribution made to Bite-Back, delivering a huge boost to its campaigns to end the UK trade in shark products.
Spokesperson for Midlands Diving Chamber, Sally Cartwright, said: “For years we’ve admired and supported the ground-breaking work that Bite-Back is doing to save, protect and celebrate sharks. It’s a genuine pleasure to help ensure it stays at the forefront of shark conservation in the UK.”
Midland Diving Chamber first supported the charity at the inaugural Bite-Back at Cancer event in 2007 and then annually for the next six years. It even hosted its own James Bond-themed party on the Thames to fundraise for the marine NGO.
Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “We can’t thank MDC enough for its continued support and now for this massive contribution to our pioneering shark conservation campaigns. It makes us very proud that the country’s premier diving medical experts have chosen to back our campaigns that extend from parliament to primary schools. This financial windfall will allow us to continue to lead the shark conservation agenda in the UK and deliver measurable shark conservation breakthroughs to keep the oceans healthy.”
Bite-Back’s No Fin To Declare campaign to end the UK’s import and export of shark fins is now just months away from achieving Royal Ascent into law and, earlier this month it launched a free 56-page teaching resource for Key Stage 2 & 3 students on the importance of sharks and the threats they face.
Midlands Diving Chamber is based at St. Cross Hospital in Rugby and operates a hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Illness (DCI) together with other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments. Any diver with medical concerns should contact MDC on either 01788 579 555 or 07931 472 602.
Find out more about Bite-Back at http://www.bite-back.com/
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