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Regaldive launches into Fiji with £450 saving per person

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Regal FijiRegaldive is pleased to welcome Fiji to its portfolio. The diving holiday specialist is offering two liveaboard itineraries on the new S/Y Fiji Siren – one of seven nights’ and the other of 10 nights’ duration. Both itineraries allow divers to sample some of the best diving on offer in Fiji, and see why it is renowned as the soft coral capital of the world. To celebrate, Regaldive is offering a launch discount of up to £450 per person for those booking selected departures* before 30th April, 2014.

With over 4,000 square miles of coral reef, including the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, Fiji offers unparalleled marine biodiversity and a unique dive experience. Offering the ideal destination for underwater photographers, Fiji’s soft corals and techno-coloured tunnels make for fantastic shots, while manta rays; teeming anthias; hammerhead, blacktip, whitetip, silvertip, grey reef, lemon, bull and tiger sharks; blue ribbon eels and black and white banded sea snakes bring the experience alive.

Regaldive’s seven night Beyond the Bligh itinerary, on board the S/Y Fiji Siren allows up to 22 dives including three night dives.  Itinerary highlights include Bligh Waters where stunning coral pinnacles can be explored; the Vatu-I-Ra Passage and Namena Marine Reserve, home to beautiful coral gardens, steep walls, macro species and large palegics, and the Lomaiviti Island Group where divers can enjoy drift dives, explore coral gardens and admire manta rays, hammerheads, ribbon eels, leaf fish and numerous other smaller creatures.

The 10 night version of the itinerary allows up to 34 dives including five night dives. In addition to the sites visited on the seven night itinerary, the 10 night version also visits Taveuni Island, Savusavu, Koro Island and Naigani Island. The sites allow divers to admire many more fascinating corals, spot reef sharks, barracuda, whale sharks and eagle rays, and enjoy fast fish-filled drift dives.

The S/Y Fiji Siren offers spacious accommodation for 16 divers. The boat benefits from an indoor air-conditioned lounge, cocktail bar, outdoor dining area, spacious dive deck, an upper-level unshaded sun deck and air-conditioned en-suite cabins.  For those looking to stay active when not in the water, divers can take advantage of kayaks available for customer use, the yacht boutique and massage service.

With discounts of up to £450 per person, the seven night Beyond the Bligh itinerary now costs from £1,765 per person, while the 10 night version currently costs from £2,431 per person. Both liveaboards include full board accommodation and refreshments, three to four boat dives per day, equipment, air/nitrox tanks and weights, based on two people sharing. Flights are not included but can be arranged through Regaldive.

Andreas Elia, Managing Director for Regaldive, commented: “We are very excited to be adding Fiji to our liveaboard collection. Fiji is well known for its beautiful corals and world-class drift diving, which is always a popular offering with our customers. Fiji offers drift dives for all levels of experience, with as much to see in the shallows as the deeper waters.”

For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659999.

* Strictly limited availability. Valid for selected departures on S/Y Fiji Siren until 31 July 2014. Book by 30 April 2014.

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Join DEMA for “Decoding Congress: How Politics Shape the Dive Industry”

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Join DEMA’s President & CEO, Tom Ingram, for an engaging discussion with Emily Coyle, a seasoned Washington lobbyist with over 25 years of experience in federal policymaking.

Learn how Congress does (and doesn’t) work, how politics influence policy outcomes, and their direct impact on the dive industry. Emily and Tom will also provide an update on the DIVE BOAT Act’s progress and answer attendee questions.

Don’t miss “Decoding Congress: How Politics Shape the Dive Industry” on June 25th at 12:00 PM PDT / 3:00 PM EDT.

Register in advance here and submit your questions for Emily.

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The Ocean Cleanup & Coldplay announce limited edition LP made using river plastic

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  • Limited ‘Notebook Edition’ LP release of new Coldplay album ‘Moon Music’ made using river plastic removed from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala by The Ocean Cleanup

  • First collaborative product the latest step in Coldplay’s support for global non-profit

  • Innovative product partnerships essential for long-term success of The Ocean Cleanup’s mission to rid the oceans of plastic

The Ocean Cleanup and Coldplay have confirmed that a limited ‘Notebook Edition’ LP release of the band’s album ‘Moon Music’ will be manufactured using plastic intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala.

The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to rid the oceans of plastic. To achieve this, the non-profit operates a dual strategy: cleaning up legacy plastic in the oceans and deploying Interceptors to capture trash in rivers and stop it entering the oceans.

Today’s announcement with Coldplay of this Notebook Edition LP is an example of the innovative product partnerships The Ocean Cleanup creates to give this plastic a new life in sustainable and durable products, ensuring the plastic never re-enters the marine environment.

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The Ocean Cleanup project deployed Interceptor 006 in the Rio Las Vacas in 2023 to prevent plastic emissions into the Gulf of Honduras. Interceptor 006 made significant impact and captured large quantities of plastic – which has now been sorted, blended, tested and used to manufacture Coldplay’s limited edition physical release. The final product consists of 70% river plastic intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup and 30% recycled waste plastic bottles from other sources.The successful production of the Notebook Edition LP using intercepted river plastic marks an exciting new phase in Coldplay’s broad and long-standing support for The Ocean Cleanup. Coldplay provide financial support for the non-profit’s cleaning operations, sponsor Interceptor 005 in the Klang River, Malaysia (which the band named ‘Neon Moon I’) and share The Ocean Cleanup’s mission with millions of their fans during their record-breaking Music of the Spheres tour.Coldplay and The Ocean Cleanup collaborated closely during the intensive testing and quality control process, alongside processing and manufacturing partners Biosfera GT, Compuestos y Derivados S.A., Morssinkhof and Sonopress.Having proven the potential of their partnership, The Ocean Cleanup and Coldplay will continue to explore new and innovative ways to combine their impact and accelerate progress in the largest cleanup in history.

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“Coldplay is an incredible partner for us and I’m thrilled that our plastic catch has helped bring Moon Music to life.” said Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup. “Ensuring the plastic we catch never re-enters the marine environment is essential to our mission, and I’m excited to see how we’ll continue innovating with Coldplay and our other partners to rid the oceans of plastic – together.”

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About the Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup is an international non-profit that develops and scales technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. They aim to achieve this goal through a dual strategy: intercepting in rivers to stop the flow and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean. For the latter, The Ocean Cleanup develops and deploys large-scale systems to efficiently concentrate the plastic for periodic removal. This plastic is tracked and traced to certify claims of origin when recycling it into new products. To curb the tide via rivers, The Ocean Cleanup has developed Interceptor™ Solutions to halt and extract riverine plastic before it reaches the ocean. As of June 2024, the non-profit has collected over 12 million kilograms (26.4 million pounds) of plastic from aquatic ecosystems around the world. Founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup now employs a broadly multi-disciplined team of approximately 140. 

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