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Check out the latest dive holiday deals from UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel:

Egypt 

  • Boat: Whirlwind
  • Date: February 2nd 2020
  • Price: £1245

Back to Sharm. On the 2nd February from Whirlwind, diving the best Wrecks and Reefs of the Northern Red Sea for only £1245

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Departing from Sharm El Sheikh allows you to dive some of the most beautiful areas in the northern Red Sea regardless of the weather. Enjoy the colourful reefs of Tiran, always buzzing with life, the incredible walls of Ras Muhamed and the majestic Thistlegorm. You will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin-share cabin). Included in your package are up to 22 dives over the week, 12lt tank, air fills and weights. Please prebook nitrox and 15lt tanks before travel. Flights are direct with EnterAir from Gatwick (Indirect Manchester are available at a supplement) and transfers are also included. At the end of the week, you will have day use of a hotel and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home.

Click here to email Scuba Travel and receive more information about this amazing liveaboard. Dive the reefs of Tiran, Ras Mohammed, and the incredible Thistlegorm.

Click here to book this great trip!

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


Egypt 

  • Resort: Camel
  • Date: Winter Specials
  • Price: from £745

Camel Dive Club – Sharm el-Sheikh – from £745. Including flights!

Camel Dive Club and hotel have been at the very heart of Naama Bay in Sharm el-Sheikh for over 30 years and their hard work has been recognised repeatedly by winning a host of Trip Advisor and Divers awards over the years. The facilities for divers and non-divers have evolved greatly, but Camel remains one of the friendliest hotels with a reputation for the quality of recreational and technical training.

Ever popular with families and solo divers alike, experience the superior service for your next diving holiday in Egypt.

Direct flight options are available with Easyjet and Thomson via a number of regional airports. Ask your travel consultant for a quote

Click here to email Scuba Travel and receive more information about this great resort.

Click here for more information about Camel Dive Club Winter Specials!


Maldives 

  • Destination: Maldives
  • Date: Winter Specials
  • Price: from £995

Maldives Winter Specials

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Maldives liveaboard holidays have never been more affordable than with Scuba Travel’s handpicked selection of boats for all budgets, with year-round departures. From open plan traditional style boats to modern, luxurious liveaboards, there’s a trip for you. We’ve got great options for individuals or groups looking for their next adventure. Or if you prefer elegant living with world-class diving, then step on board our high-end liveaboard holidays. Non divers and snorkellers are always welcome too!

Ask an Expert: Whilst we all love the Maldives no one does it more than Scuba Travel’s Melissa. She has also been on or visited all the liveaboards we offer and so many resorts that we lost count. If you are planning a liveaboard, resort or a combination of the two, she is the expert to speak to. Just call 01483 411590, or email dive@scubatravel.com and ask for Melissa and she will help you organise your perfect Maldivian getaway.

Her favourite offers at the moment:

Click here to see all our Maldivian offers!


Indonesia 

  • Destination: Bali
  • Resort: Scuba Seraya
  • Date: Winter Specials
  • Price: from £795

Scuba Seraya Winter Specials –  From £795 plus flights!

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Scuba diving in Bali is an experience you will never forget! Bali is sometimes overlooked in Indonesia, but diving here is a must for anyone that loves opulent reef diving. And Scuba Seraya has built a reputation as the area’s premier dive centre. Stay here and you dive world-class sites such as the Liberty Wreck (regularly in the top 10 wreck dives of the world!) as well as critters galore.

Scuba Seraya sits next to world-class dive sites, and as such, this really is a diver’s resort. But you do not have to forgo your creature comforts! There are a freshwater pool and beachside massage service for those chill out days. The beach is for the exclusive use of guests. The restaurant is right by the sea and serves freshly prepared Indonesian and Western meals. The whole atmosphere at Scuba Seraya is understated elegance. Relax and forget about the world as you dive from your very own corner in paradise.

Click here to email Scuba Travel and receive more information about Scuba Seraya in Bali. Otherwise, call 01483 411590 and ask for Mario, Scuba Travel’s Indonesia specialist.

Click here to see all our Scuba Seraya offers!

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


Philippines 

  • Destination: Malapascua
  • Resort: Exotic Island Dive Resort
  • Date: Winter Specials
  • Price: from £695

Everybody loves Malapascua!

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Malapascua Island has an impressive reputation for such a small location. The diving in Malapascua is most famous for its thresher sharks, but it is also one of Scuba Travel’s staff favourites. Looking for laid back long haul diving at affordable prices? Then look no further! The experienced dive team have an impressive reputation for finding the sharks. Discover beautiful reef diving on the local sites or take a day trip to one of the picture-perfect islands of Gato or Calanggaman. Step ashore and forget your everyday stresses and strains as the friendly staff welcome you to their slice of paradise!

Ask an Expert: Many of us love Malapascua, but Mario has already been there twice and is planning to go back again for a third time later in 2020. If you’re looking at going to Malapascua and have questions or want help with organizing transfers, flights, hotels or extensions. Mario is the guy to talk to.

Just call 01483 411590 or email dive@scubatravel.com and ask for Mario.

Click here to find out more about Malapascua Winter Specials!


Oman 

  • Liveaboard: Oman Aggressor
  • Date: Winter Specials
  • Price: from £1395

Oman Aggressor Winter Specials

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Oman has featured in the press a lot the last days and a lot of that has focused on the positive developments in the country during the last 40 years. and there’s no denying it, Oman is a hot, upcoming destination!

For divers, there are two thrilling island chains to discover. The Daymaniyat Islands are the jewels of diving in the Gulf of Oman. This string of small, rocky islands north of Muscat is encircled with awesome coral reefs down to 30m and an abundance of pelagics, rays and schooling fish. Want humpbacks? Then head to the Hallaniyat Islands. In the spring months, the resident humpback whales can be encountered, along with giant groupers, moray eels, honeycomb moray eels, dragon morays and thousands of reef fishes. Coupled with the world-famous onboard Aggressor service, and much-loved food and drinks package, and you will discover why everyone is so excited about this new destination.

Oman Aggressor sleeps only 22 divers across a whopping 45m liveaboard. The saloon area is the hub of life when not diving or snorkelling. This is a modern, airy communal space, where the all-important meals are served. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Omani feasts and local cuisine. There is a complete photo video centre for anyone with a camera, a large sun deck with shading, a jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs and bar. The dive deck is on the main deck level,

These trips do not include any international flights to Salalah SLL or Muscat MCT. Scuba Travel is able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for a competitive quote for any flight option.

Click here to email Scuba Travel and receive more information about Oman Aggressor.

Click here to book this holiday or call Scuba Travel on 01483 411590!

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer call 01483 411590, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com

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Book Release: Diving the Thistlegorm – The Ultimate Guide to a World War II Shipwreck

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Diving the Thistlegorm is a unique in-depth look at one of the world’s best-loved shipwrecks. In this highly visual guide, cutting edge photographic methods enable views of the wreck and its fascinating cargo which were previously impossible.

This book is the culmination of decades of experience, archaeological and photographic expertise, many hours underwater, months of computer processing time, and days spent researching and verifying the history of the ship and its cargo. For the first time, Diving the Thistlegorm brings the rich and complex contents of the wreck together, identifying individual items and illustrating where they can be found. As the expert team behind the underwater photography, reconstructions and explanations take you through the wreck in incredible detail, you will discover not only what has been learned but also what mysteries are still to be solved.

Find out more about:

  • One of the world’s greatest dives.
  • Incredible ‘photogrammetry’ shows the wreck and cargo in a whole new light.
  • Meticulous detail presented in a readable style by experts in their respective fields.

About the authors:

Simon Brown is an underwater photographer and photogrammetry/3D expert who has documented underwater subjects for a wide range of clients including Historic England, Wessex Archaeology and television companies such as National Geographic Channel and Discovery Canada. Jon Henderson is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh where he is the Director of the Underwater Archaeology Research Centre. With specific research interests in submerged prehistoric settlements and developing underwater survey techniques, he has directed underwater projects in the UK, Poland, Greece, Italy, Egypt, Jamaica and Malaysia. Alex Mustard is a former marine biologist and award-winning underwater photographer. In 2018 he was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for “Services to underwater photography”. Mike Postons pioneered the use of digital 3D modelling to visualise shipwrecks, as well as the processes of reconstructing original ships from historic plans. He has worked with a number of organisations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Historic England and the Nautical Archaeological Society.


About the book:

  • Release date 25 November 2020
  • Limited run of Hardbacks
  • RRP £35
  • ISBN 978-1-909455-37-5
  • 240 photo-packed pages
  • 240 x 160 mm

Available to pre-order now from Divedup.com, Amazon, online, and from retailers.

Check back on Scubaverse.com for a review of the book coming soon!

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Deptherapy’s Dr Richard Cullen becomes a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

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Dr Richard Cullen, Chairman of Scuba Diving Rehabilitation Charity Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education, has been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society is a prestigious Fellowship that is open to those who demonstrate a sufficient involvement in geography or an allied subject through publications, research or professional experience.

Paul Rose, Deptherapy’s Vice Chair, and a world renowned explorer, author, broadcaster, who is a former Vice Chair of the RGS said: 

“This is a huge achievement by Richard. His Fellowship is richly deserved, and a direct result of his steadfast commitment to preserving our oceans through Deptherapy’s very powerful ‘Protecting Our Oceans’ Programme.  I know the top team at the RGS are looking forward to welcoming Richard into the Society.”

The RGS was founded in 1830 to advance geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions, as well as by advocating on behalf of the discipline and promoting geography to public audiences.

Paul Toomer, President of RAID, said:

“I have been close friends with Richard for many years and his passion for our seas, even at 70 years of age, is undiminished.  Deptherapy are the world leaders in adaptive scuba diving teaching and are our much valued partners.  Taking UK Armed Forces Veterans who have suffered life changing mental and/or physical challenges and engaging them in major marine biology expeditions, is to most of us beyond the realms of possibility.  The skills these guys have to develop is just awesome.  This is a great honour for Richard, a great honour for Deptherapy, and also for us as their partners.  The diving world must come together to celebrate and acknowledge Richard’s achievement.”

Richard joins some distinguished Fellows of the RGS.  Former Fellows include Ernest Shackleton and many other notable explorers and geographers.

Richard said:

“I am both honoured and humbled to become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. When I was invited to apply for a Fellowship, I was, which is very unusual for me, lost for words.  I hope it will allow me to take our message of Protecting Our Oceans to a larger audience and to further develop our programmes.  The Fellowship is a recognition of the charity’s work to raise awareness of the plight of our oceans.  The credit belongs to a group of individuals who have overcome massive challenges to let alone qualify as divers but now to progress to marine biology expedition diving”.

For more information about the work of Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education visit www.deptherapy.co.uk.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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