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Scuba Travel now offering dive holidays to Lanzarote and other great deals

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Scuba Travel new logoHere are the latest offers from UK-based dive tour operator Scuba Travel:

Dive Lanzarote from £570 inc flights

Scuba Travel has announced it is now working with North Diving in Lanzarote.

North Diving Lanzarote is the only dive centre in the north of the island, which means guaranteed unspoilt and uncrowded dive sites. Diving the northern dive sites is an adventurous experience with a huge amount to discover underwater. The lava formations, arches, caverns, drop offs and swim throughs are simply amazing. There are wrecks, schooling fish and even angel sharks.

So if you are looking for somewhere new to escape for a long weekend’s diving or fancy making a week out of it close to home, it’s time to take the plunge in Lanzarote.

Arrieta is far away from the mass tourism sometimes associated with Lanzarote and so there are no hotels. However there are a large range of fully equipped apartments, all around a 5 minute walk from the dive centre. Scuba Travel have picked just a few of the best in the region to offer you complete choice. So if you a single diver, buddy pair or group, talk to Scuba Travel and they can help you select your ideal base. If you prefer, the closest hotels are 20mins away which Scuba Travel can also arrange with transfers

Find out more here.

Hurricane / Southern Red Sea / Save £300 / Only £845 / 25th May

Come face to face with big fish at famous Brothers Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone.

Fly direct to Marsa Alam and avoid long transfers.

7 nights full board. All fees, 12L tanks and weights and Free Nitrox Included.

Dive the fabled Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone with the most experienced team on board the stable steel hulled Hurricane.Look into the blue for sharks, manta and dolphins as you drift along pristine drop offs. Spend more time diving and less time travelling with Scuba Travel’sMarsa Alam departures. Aida & Numidia wrecks at the Brothers.

Find out more about this trip here.

Solitude One Liveaboard / Phillipines

Solitude 1 is a true ocean going liveaboard, which makes her the ideal boat for cruising the the Philippines on the search for pelagics. There are 10 cabins across Solitude 1, sleeping up to 22 divers, in bright, airy cabins. All are beautifully finished.

This is a scuba diving holiday of pure escapism and breathtaking moments underwater and only dived when at its seasonal best. Home to literally hundreds of fish, shark, dolphins and coral species, the Tubbataha itinerary will deliver inspirational diving, all from the comfort and luxury of your liveaboard home. Caroline from Scuba Travel has just returned from Solitude One and is raving about it – give her a call to find out why.

Find out more about this trip here.

Virgo / Maldives / Save £350 / Only £1545 / 7th May

7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) . Virgo dives the seasonal hot spots with an average of 3 fully guided dives a day and all diving is from a dhoni tender. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights inc and Nitrox FOC.

The Best of the Maldives Itinerary does just what it says on the tin – you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a single week of sublime liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls. Virgo is an outstanding vessel. She sleeps only 15 divers over a generous 32m length.  All of the cabins have the creature comfort you would want – en suite bathrooms , TV and DVD player, safe and mini bar. The cabins are light and airy and the upper deck cabins have large windows to let all that Maldivian sunshine in.

On the main deck there is a large saloon with welcoming sofas. The bar on board is fully licensed so you can enjoy your favourite tipple as the sun sinks over the horizon. The upper deck has loungers for sun worshippers.

Find out more about this trip here.

To find out more about Scuba Travel, visit www.scubatravel.com.

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WIN a Bigblue Expandable Tray!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue Expandable Tray as a prize!!!

The Bigblue expandable tray (176mm-287mm) has fittings and screws to attach action and compact cameras. The base and handles are made from high grade aluminium with the handles having a neoprene grip. The package also includes clamps and adaptors for 1” ball and YS light fittings.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa has announced plans to host their 6th Annual fundraising event “HSASA 50hr Dive–A-Thon 2021” this year. But on what dates will the event take place?

Is it:

  • A) 15th – 17th October
  • B) 22nd – 24th October
  • C) 29th – 31st October

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue Extendable Tray March 2021

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 14/04/2021. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Jeff chats to… Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez of Diveheart (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jim Elliott, Founder and President of Diveheart, and Tinamarie Hernandez who is the organization’s Executive Director.

Diveheart is a US-based, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

In their own words:

We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.

Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.

 

Find out more about Diveheart and their valuable work at www.diveheart.org.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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