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Save Big with Regaldive at DIVE 2013



With just a week to go until Dive 2013 at the NEC, diving holiday specialist Regaldive has unveiled a range of exciting new dive show offers. With huge Red Sea discounts of up to 30% available, in addition to some great dive pack deals, Regaldive is starting the pre-show celebrations early and launching the offers today. Valid for a limited time only, divers are advised to get in there quick to take advantage of these great offers.

Save up to 30% on liveaboards

Regaldive are discounting 2013 and 2014 liveaboard trips aboard M/Y Asmaa & M/Y Superior by up to 30%. The seven night liveaboards were £999 and now cost from just from just £699 per person, including flights. Liveaboards on the M/Y Elite have also been discounted from £1199 to £839 per person, including flights*. Book by 30th October 2013 to take advantage.

In addition, 2013 and 2014 liveaboards on M/Y Blue Fin, M/Y Blue Melody & M/Y Blue Voyager now cost from £675 per person, including flights**. Book by 27th October 2013 to take advantage.

Free diving for buddies

Regaldive is offering buy one get one free dive packs and open water courses at the Orca Dive Clubs in El Gouna, Soma Bay, Safaga, Marsa Alam and Hamata, and Sinai Divers in Dahab.

The offer is valid on three, four, five and six day dive packs, Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses departing between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2014. Book by 10th November 2013 to take advantage of the Orca Dive Club offer, or by 15th November 2013 to take advantage of the Sinai Divers offer.

£20 per day boat diving

Regaldive is offering boat diving for just £20 per day with Emperor Divers in El Gouna, Makadi Bay and Sharm El Sheikh, and for £29 per day in Marsa Alam.

For example, seven nights at the Falcon Naama Star in Sharm El Sheikh cost from £487 per person, to include flights, transfers, seven nights B&B accommodation and five days diving (based on two sharing). Valid for departures in 2013 and 2014. Book by 30th October 2013 to take advantage.

£20 per day for unlimited house reef diving

Regaldive is offering unlimited house reef diving for just £20 per day with Emperor Diving in Marsa Alam and Hamata. Valid for departures in 2013 and 2014. Book by 30th October 2013 to take advantage.

Dive courses from £78 per person

Regaldive is offering dive courses from just £78 per person in El Gouna, Makadi Bay, Marsa Alam, Hamata and Sharm El Sheikh with Emperor Divers.

Divers can save 30% off standard prices on Scuba Diver, Open Water or Advanced Courses. Valid for departures in 2013 and 2014. Book by 30th October 2013 to take advantage.

Andreas Elia, Managing Director of Regaldive commented “Here at Regaldive we’re really looking forward to Dive 2013 and are pleased to have such fantastic discounts on offer. We know how important it is to get great value for money from a dive holiday, so we have worked closely with our suppliers to ensure we can pass some great savings onto you”.

He continued “This year we will be on stand 600 in the NEC so please do call by and see us. We are looking forward to meeting lots of past and present customers, in addition to some new ones, so please do let us know if there is anything we can help with. Alternately, just pop by for a chat!”

For further information or to book, visit or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.

* Includes flights, transfers and FB accommodation and soft drinks. 6 or 7 nights (last night on board or in hotel on twin HB basis. No drinks included), 6 days diving, 3 – 4 dives a day, last day 2 dives, guide, tanks, weights, Marine Park fees and free Nitrox.

** Includes flights, transfers, FB accommodation with soft drinks (first meal: evening meal on arrival day, last meal: breakfast on departure day), 3-4 dives a day, last day 2 dives, guide, tanks, weights and Marine Park fees.


Indo siren destroyed by fire



Indo Siren

Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.

Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:

During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.

All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.

We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.

We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.

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The healing powers of adaptive diving



PADI highlights how scuba diving helps enrich and heal lives

This International Disabilities Day (3rd December) PADI is reminding the world of the healing aspects that the ocean (or any body of water) can provide and how important it is for helping those with physical or mental challenges improve their wellbeing. From simply being within close proximity of it or diving beneath the salty surface for an underwater adventure, the ocean has the power to heal.

Regardless of your age, ability, or even limitations, the ocean can benefit us physically, emotionally and even spiritually. This is why PADI is on a mission to make those benefits accessible to all, with their Adaptive Techniques Diving Course in the hope that all of humanity can experience the full transformational power of the ocean.

While many are more familiar with traditional therapies, diving, mermaiding or freediving, has changed the lives of those around the world by connecting with the water and enabled them to conquer mental or physical perceived limitations.

The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course is unique in that it’s a pro-level specialty designed to educate and empower PADI Professionals who wish to make scuba and freediver training more accessible.

Through classroom, confined water and open water workshops, dive professionals further cultivate their ability to be student-centered and prescriptive in approach when adapting techniques to meet diver needs. This hands-on training increases awareness of differing abilities and explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training divers with physical and mental challenges. PADI Pros learn to adapt course content to accommodate virtually any student diver.

PADI Members Helping those with Disabilities

This International Disabilities Day PADI highlights a shining example of a member who is championing teaching those with disabilities how to dive.

DiveHeart Empowers Individuals Worldwide Through Adaptive Scuba Programmes

DiveHeart, a PADI Dive Centre founded by PADI Scuba Instructor Jim Elliott in 2001, continues to revolutionise the world of adaptive scuba. Using zero gravity and adaptive scuba, DiveHeart aims to instil confidence, foster independence, and elevate self-esteem among individuals facing physical and cognitive challenges.

DiveHeart has established Adaptive Scuba programmes across North America and the Caribbean and reaches global destinations including Malaysia, Australia, China, Israel, and the UK. Through a combination of donations, grants, and strategic partnerships, DiveHeart ensures inclusivity by providing services to children, veterans, individuals with ALS, autism, and others, irrespective of their abilities or financial means.

A significant milestone in DiveHeart’s journey was the hosting of the inaugural Adaptive Scuba Symposium in 2009, held at the prestigious Our World Underwater event in the Midwest. This pioneering symposium attracted a diverse array of experts, including researchers, physicians, professors, therapists, adaptive dive professionals, and participants from across the globe. The event delved into the current state and the future of adaptive scuba, scuba therapy, the adaptive scuba market, the latest in adaptive scuba training techniques and the latest in scuba therapy research.

At the forefront of adaptive scuba initiatives, DiveHeart offers specialised training courses for certified scuba divers to become adaptive dive buddies. Every diver with a disability is paired with two dive buddies to form a cohesive dive team, ensuring a safe and empowering experience.

DiveHeart further hosts regular pool diving programmes catering to divers of all skill levels nationwide and organises immersive week-long adaptive diving trips to ocean locations like Cozumel, Roatán, and others at least three times annually.

Jim Elliot, the Founder and President of DiveHeart, a scuba diving instructor since 1997, recognised the transformative potential of adaptive diving for individuals with physical disabilities. Witnessing firsthand the holistic benefits encompassing physical fitness, emotional well-being, and mental health, Elliot embarked on a mission to make scuba diving accessible and empowering for all.

DiveHeart remains committed to breaking barriers and creating opportunities for individuals facing challenges, enabling them to explore the vast wonders of the underwater world while unlocking their true potential. For more information on DiveHeart and its impactful initiatives, visit

People Who Have Healed from Diving

For people with disabilities—whether they use a wheelchair, have a sight impairment or a neurological condition like cerebral palsy—scuba diving can be a fun activity that offers freedom and mobility in the weightlessness of the water. PADI’s Adaptive Support Diver specialty is a course designed to teach friends and family adaptive techniques for diving with a buddy who has a disability. Many students take the course to support a particular person in their life, and the instructor can work with them on the specific skills they require.

Ryan Chen: Diving to Heal the Mind, Body and Spirit 

Ryan is a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver who was in a tragic accident as a teenager that left him paralysed. He found healing and clarity through scuba diving with his dive buddy Kent Yoshimura – so much so that during one scuba diving trip he and Kent ended up creating their current company Neuro Gum – a collection of functional gum and mints that help you get energised, calm or focused that has now led him to be named on Forbes 30 under 30.

“Scuba diving was one of the ways I learned that I can do anything, I just have to do it differently,” Chen says, “Scuba diving is one of those things that can change your whole framework. There’s no cooler feeling than taking that first breath underwater. All of a sudden you have this superpower, to breathe underwater and explore.”

Scuba diving continues to be his physical and mental therapy he continually seeks out amidst his busy entrepreneurial life. Now, with Neuro a national success and leading wellness brand in the United States, Chen has kept up his diving, and remained close to PADI as an organisation. Neuro even has a collaboration with PADI’s coral reef restoration project coming up—a special pack of Neuro, with proceeds going to PADI’s non-profit foundation.

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