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Project Shark: Maldives

Award-winning scuba tour operator blue o two are giving everyone the chance to take advantage of their  LIDS (London International Dive Show) specials, even if you cannot make it to the show this weekend (15 -16th February 2014) at ExCel, London.

This offer applies to all holiday bookings made directly with blue o two from now until 17:00hr on Saturday 22nd February.

Discounted trips are available across the portfolio of luxury liveaboards, from the award-winning Red Sea vessels, to the new blue o two fleet vessel, M/Y blue ‘Honors Legacy’ in magical Maldives and the stunning Siren Fleet in Asia and the Pacific.

If you are going to be at LIDS this weekend, there are lots of reasons to visit blue o two on Stand 415:

1)      Win a fabulous prize in their main show competition

2)      You can pick up their  brochure detailing their latest destinations and find out more about their latest fleet vessel in the    Maldives, M/Y blue ‘Honors Legacy’

3)      Attend their popular seminar ‘Project Shark: Maldives’ (Nikki Weeden, BSc Hons)

4)      WIN £250 of blue o two holiday vouchers on each day just by wearing your blue o two t-shirt or hoody to the stand

5)      Chat to Frank (Siren Fleet) to book your Asia and Pacific luxury liveaboard adventures

6)      Meet popular dive show speaker Saeed Rashid  (In Focus host) to discuss all things photographic

7)      Pick up a blue o two reusable cotton bag

8)      And last but not least, meet the lovely blue o two team!

25% discount applies to selected trips.  Please see the blue o two website for trips offering up to 25% discount.  Many trips offer 10% off up to 31/05/15 but exclude certain key dates including Bank Holidays, half terms and HAYAH subsidised trips.  Please call blue o two to check the final cost of your trip and note that BSAC and blue o two Loyalty Club discounts are not available on dive show discounted holidays.

For more information about blue o two’s LIDS discounts or to book your holiday today, please contact the blue o two team now on +44 (0)1752 480808 or email


Palaemon Divers shortlisted for top Business Award



North West-based Dive Centre, Palaemon Divers, has been shortlisted for Leisure and Tourism Start Up of the Year with Start Up Awards 2023.

Palaemon Divers is delighted to be named a finalist in the Awards which celebrate Start Up Businesses and what they have brought to the economy within three years of their launch.

Palaemon Divers was started by Leanne Clowes in the midst of COVID lockdowns. Leanne walked out of her well paid corporate sales job with no savings after a redundancy in a previous role and spending the majority of the year before COVID to follow the dream! After the redundancy and COVID, life struck just a little differently and the pull to become a full-time dive instructor became impossible to ignore!

So with that… notice was handed in, no savings, nothing physical to start being a full time dive instructor other than personal kit at the time – oh and the fact, Leanne was actually an Assistant Instructor at the time and hadn’t attended the instruction exam at that point as there had been none going on through COVID obviously!

However, the first Instructor Exam that was happening out of COVID was booked onto – no pressure at all with no full time job, no money as a back up, mortgage and bills to pay…

Leanne started freelancing as an instructor in the North West using various outdoor locations for training, and the business snowballed and quickly gained its first physical dive centre in January 2022 along with finding their own private in-water training facility at Princes Dock in Liverpool. Since then, 100s of new people from Liverpool and further afield have been introduced to the amazing sport of scuba, and experienced the abundant life under the surface of the dock itself.

In a time of no travel to outside your area or abroad, Palaemon Divers found something new and exciting to introduce the city of Liverpool to those who spend five days a week in the office looking down at the dock and not really being able to appreciate what the dock actually means to Liverpool!

It became apparent during 2022, that although Liverpool was fantastic, more growth was on the cards which came in the form of a second location, Palaemon Divers – Warrington. The second dive centre is an ex micro brewery in Warrington with a central location close to the M6, M62 and M56, spread over two floors which includes a classroom, workshop, compressor and a floor dedicated to retail.

The efforts in building this business have not gone unnoticed with the shortlist for Startup Awards, and also another shortlist which will be announced in the next month.

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Gear Review: Quilted Polar Hat from Otter Watersports (Watch Video)



In a video shot exclusively for, Jeff Goodman reviews the Quilted Polar Hat from leading drysuit manufacturer Otter Watersports.

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