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Save Big and Win a Holiday with Regaldive at DIVE 2014




With just a few days to go until DIVE 2014 at the Birmingham NEC, UK based diving holiday specialist Regaldive has unveiled a range of exciting new dive show offers. With a great value 10% off diving holidays and liveaboards around the world, in addition to some superb dive pack deals and extra savings, Regaldive’s offers are available from now, and for a limited period after the show.

Anyone booking a holiday or asking for a holiday quote between 20th October and 21st November will also be entered into a free prize draw to win a holiday for two people to the beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago. The prize consists of two return flights from London Gatwick to Tobago courtesy of Monarch Airlines and the Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board, transfers, seven nights bed and breakfast accommodation for two people sharing a double / twin room at the lovely Blue Waters Inn in the Speyside area of Tobago and five boat dives with Blue Waters Inn Dive’n.

Save 10% on most holidays and liveaboards worldwide

Regaldive have some amazing liveaboard offers including northern Red Sea itineraries aboard M/Y Asmaa starting from just £738 per person, including flights. Trips aboard the popular M/Y Superior start from just £783 per person, including flights and free nitrox, whilst a host of savings on M/Y Blue Fin, M/Y Blue Melody & M/Y Blue Voyager mean discounts of up to £199 and prices from just £796 per person, including flights.

Further afield, divers can save an incredible £500 per person on Galapagos liveaboards and up to £360 per person on Indonesian liveaboards including the stunning sailing yacht Dewi Nusantara. Divers booking on selected departures aboard this vessel in May 2015 also qualify for free Nitrox.

Regaldive’s land-based holiday packages also benefit from the 10% saving. Close to home, Malta and Gozo represent great value for money with packages including flights starting from just £299 per person. Further afield, those looking for a Caribbean escape can take advantage of the amazing shore diving opportunities in Bonaire from as little as £1,410 per person, plus free buddy diving available on selected dates when staying and diving at Buddy Dive Resort.

Divers should book by 7th November 2014 to take advantage of the 10% savings.

£26 per day boat diving

Regaldive is offering boat diving from just £26 per day with Emperor Divers in El Gouna, Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam.

For example, seven nights at the Falcon Naama Star in Sharm El Sheikh cost from £499 per person, to include flights, transfers, seven nights B&B accommodation and five days diving (based on two sharing). Valid for selected departures in 2015. Book by 30th October 2014 to take advantage.

£135 per five day special boat diving and unlimited house reef diving package

Regaldive is offering three days boat diving and two days unlimited house reef diving for £135 with Emperor Diving in Hamata. Valid for most departures from January to October 2015. Book by 30th October 2014 to take advantage.

Half price diving for buddies

Regaldive is offering buy one get one half price on five or six day dive packs, and Open Water or Advanced courses at the Orca Dive Clubs in El Gouna, Soma Bay, Safaga, Marsa Alam and Hamata. Divers can also benefit from buy one get one half price on any dive packs or courses when booking with Regaldive at Aquarius Dive Club in Hurghada. Valid for most departures from November 2014 to July and September 2015.

Andreas Elia, Managing Director of Regaldive, commented “The Regaldive Team is really looking forward to seeing guests old and new at Dive 2014. This year we will be on stand 600 in the NEC so please do stop by for a chat and let us help you with your holiday plans.  We are delighted to pass on these great savings to our customers in order to bring you the best value diving holidays possible.”

For further information or to book, call 01353 659 999 or visit

Marine Life & Conservation

Dive Guides invited to apply for the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship



Reef-World’s campaign is helping dive guides in need receive Green Fins environmental certification

The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is calling for dive guides to submit their application for the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship.

As a result of the Scholarship campaign, dive guides working around the world – including Brazil, the Philippines, Egypt, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia and Turkey – have received their certificate proving their status as a Green Fins certified dive guide. Yet, thanks to funding from Reef-World’s partner Paralenz, 149 more scuba diving guides will be able to receive their Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course environmental certification.

Dive guides who meet the criteria (outlined below) can apply for the scholarship at any time through the Green Fins website. To be eligible for the scholarship, guides must:

  • have completed and passed all modules of the Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course
  • be able to demonstrate they or their employer are not financially able to purchase the certificate
  • be a national of a country which receives official development assistance from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Scholarship was created in response to feedback from dive guides who had passed the Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course and were keen to download and display their personalised electronic certificate but were not financially able to cover the associated cost (£19 / $25 USD). The personalised electronic certificate can be displayed to entice eco-minded guests by informing them the guide has received this vital environmental certification and is aware of how to reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with diving.

Diving related damage to sensitive marine ecosystems, including coral reefs, is becoming an increasingly significant issue. This damage makes them less likely to survive other local and wider stressors, such as overfishing or run-off from land containing pollutants and plastic debris as well as the effects of climate change, such as rising sea temperatures. The Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course, created with the support of Professional SCUBA Schools International (PSS) and running on their innovative EVO e-learning platform, teaches dive professionals how to prevent diving-related damage to coral reefs by following the highest environmental standards and better managing their guests to prevent damage to the reef.

Sam Craven, Programmes Manager at The Reef-World Foundation, said: “We’re proud to be offering dive guides around the world the opportunity to become Green Fins certified; no matter their background. Both the e-Course and the Scholarship have been a great success so far and we’re delighted to see so many dive professionals demonstrating their commitment to sustainable tourism by taking the course. We urge dive guides who haven’t yet taken the course to consider taking this step and welcome Scholarship applications from anyone who meets the criteria. Together, we can protect coral reefs through sustainable diving and we’d love as many dive guides as possible to join us.”

Dive guides who want to be considered for scholarship can visit to apply.

To donate to the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship Fund, please visit

Supporters who are interested in helping additional dive guides receive their certifications can also donate to Sponsor a Dive Guide.

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Marine Life & Conservation

Go Fish Free this February



There are no longer plenty more fish in the sea! Fish Free February challenges you to help protect our oceans by removing seafood from your diet for 28 days and helping to raise awareness of the issues caused by intensive fishing practices.

Our oceans are in a state of global crisis, brought about by ocean warming, acidification, pollution, and habitat destruction. However, the biggest immediate threat to ocean life is from fisheries. Each year an estimated 1-2.7 trillion fish are caught for human consumption, though this figure does not include illegal fisheries, discarded fish, fish caught to be used as bait, or fish killed by not caught, so the real number is far higher. It is no wonder then, that today nearly 90% of the world’s marine stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted. If we do not act fast, overfishing and damaging fishing practices will soon destroy the ocean ecosystems which produce 80% of the oxygen in our atmosphere and provide three billion people with their primary source of protein.

Fish Free February, a UK-registered charity, is challenging people around the world to take action for marine life in a simple but effective way. Take the Fish Free February Pledge and drop seafood from your diet for one month, or beyond. Fish Free February wants to get people talking about the wide range of issues associated with industrial fishing practices and putting the well-being of our oceans at the forefront of dietary decision-making. A third of all wild-caught fish are used to create feed for livestock, so Fish Free February urges us to opt for plant-based dishes as a sustainable alternative to seafood, sharing our best fish-free recipes on social media with #FishFreeFebruary and nominating our friends to do the same.

“Not all fishing practices are bad” explains Simon Hilbourne, founder of Fish Free February. “Well-managed, small-scale fisheries that use selective fishing gears can be sustainable. However, most of the seafood in our diet comes from industrial fisheries which often prioritise profit over the well-being of our planet, resulting in multiple environmental challenges. In some cases, the fishing industry has even been linked to serious human rights issues such as forced labour and human trafficking! Fish Free February hopes to shed more light on fishing practices, create wider discussion around these issues, and offer solutions to benefit people, wildlife, and the natural environment.”

To learn more about these issues and to take the Fish Free February pledge visit

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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email to book your spot!

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