Spend a week diving some of the most spectacular dive sites of the Bahamas at San Salvador, one of the Bahamas Out Islands, staying at the newly re-opened Riding Rock Resort to enjoy great savings this summer. Combine two fabulous offers – a 5% grand opening saving at the Riding Rock Resort and free internal flights from Nassau to the Out Islands – to save up to £200 per person for a 7-night stay when booked before 17 June 2016.
San Salvador is unique among the Bahamian Islands. While the Bahamas is predominantly flat, San Salvador is the tip of the vast underwater mountain reaching abyssal depths, creating an underwater topography of spectacular reefs and plunging wall dives. The visibility and marine life are outstanding, while the area is known for regular encounters with hammerhead sharks.
Riding Rock Resort, San Salvador
Located on San Salvador in the south east of the archipelago, this purpose built resort, with a beautiful white sandy beach on the doorstep and excellent facilities, has been welcoming divers and water sports enthusiasts for over 50 years. Choose from pool view or oceanfront rooms, both featuring air-conditioning and modern amenities.
Located in the marina complex, the Riding Rock Dive Centre is SSI and PADI affiliated. The 50-plus dive sites are located on the calm lee side of the island and are teeming with marine life from nudibranch, crabs and shrimps to barracudas, stingrays and many shark species including the scalloped hammerhead. There are swim-throughs and caverns to explore, and with visibility at an average of 40 metres, underwater photographers will be in their element. Up to three guided boat dives are offered daily on two custom built dive boats.
Grand re-opening offer, saving 5% at Riding Rock Resort:
- Valid for individual bookings when booked by 17 June 2016.
- Valid for travel 15 May to 2 September 2016.
- Blackout dates apply: 28 May-10 June & 30 July-05 August.
Free Fly Offer:
- Valid for travel from now until 31 October 2016.
- Book by 30 June 2016.
- Book 4 to 6 nights for x1 ‘Fly Free’ ticket.
- Book 7 nights+ for x2 ‘Fly Free’ tickets.
- Limit of two ‘Fly Free’ offers per booked room. Maximum x2 rooms.
- ‘Fly Free’ flights are roundtrip from Nassau only. Holiday package must include international flights.
- All passengers must be booked on same flights and itinerary.
Special Offer Price:
From £2,265pp (saving approx £200pp when combining 5% accommodation discount and fly for free offer) based on 2 sharing, including return flights from the UK, domestic flights, 1 night B&B in Nassau, 7 nights’ full board at Riding Rock Resort, 21 dives and all transfers.
For more information, visit www.diveworldwide.com or call +44 (0)1962 302087.
Searching for images to help Save Our Seas
The Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year competition, sponsored by The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) and organised by the Underwater Photographer of the Year opens for entries on 1st November and closes on 7th January 2023. The conservation contest is free to enter and offers cash prizes for the first, second and third placed photographs.
The Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year is open to both above-water and underwater photographs. Photographs must highlight a marine conservation story or theme, with both positive and negative stories encouraged. Freshwater themed conservation images are also accepted.
Chair of the judges, underwater photographer and marine ecologist Dr Alex Mustard MBE said: “Powerful photographs are able to change hearts, minds and attitudes. Conservation imagery is especially important from the oceans, which faces many threats from our activities. However, these issues mostly happen unwitnessed, out of sight of land or beneath the surface. This contest gives these valuable images a huge public platform.”
Dr James Lea, CEO of the Save Our Seas Foundation, said: “Images have a profound capacity to affect how people view the world, and at SOSF we are all about encouraging positive change in how people view and interact with the marine environment. As such we are delighted to partner with the Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year award, which is uniquely placed to highlight issues our oceans are facing and inspire change”.
Previous editions of the contest have attracted entries from photographers around the world, keen to draw attention to conservation issues, campaigns and success stories important to them. The award was most recently won by Thein Nguyen Ngoc from Vietnam, with his aerial photograph “Big Appetite”. The photo shows boats straining the waters for anchovies in the Phu Yen province of his country.
“Salted anchovy is the most important raw material in traditional Vietnamese fish sauce. But these little fish are also a keystone of a natural ecosystem. Despite increased fishing, the catches of anchovies have decreased by 20-30% in the past 10 years. When they are overfished, the whales, tunas, sea birds and other marine predators face starvation and critical population declines.”
The Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year, part of UPY is an annual competition, that traces its roots back to 1965. The Marine Conservation photographer of the Year is free to enter at www.underwaterphotographeroftheyear.com
The Save Our Seas Foundation has been dedicated to protecting life in our oceans, especially sharks and rays, for 19 years. They have funded around 425 projects in over 85 countries, supporting passionate and innovative researchers, conservationists and educators.
Each project strives for deeper understanding and more innovative solutions in marine research, conservation and education.
Header Image: Thein Nguyen Ngoc
Scubaverse UWP Winners Gallery: Sofia Tenggrono
Each month we give the winner of the Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition the opportunity to show off a little more of their work in a gallery. The September winner was Sofia Tenggrono.
What equipment do you use?
I work with Olympus TG-6 camera, Nauticam CMC-1, 2 Inon S-2000, minigear snoot dive torch
Where can our readers see more of your work?
To enter the latest Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition, with a chance to win some great prizes as well as have your own gallery published, head over to the competition page and upload up to 3 images.
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