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Scuba Youth Zone is back for LIDS 2015



Young people are invited to drop in to the Scuba Youth Zone (Stand 470) at the London International Dive Show (LIDS 2015), at ExCeL on 14/15 February.
This chill-out area will provide lots of information and inspiration for 10 to 16 year-olds to get involved with diving.

Young divers, special guests (such as TV presenter Andy Torbet) and a wide range of exhibitors – including BSAC, PADI, Sea Shepherd, Manta Trust, Project Aware and Plastic Oceans – will give informal talks and advice throughout the Show.

Free Project Aware courses

10 to 16 year-olds can apply in advance for a FREE place on a PADI Project Aware course at LIDS 2014, sponsored by 4th Element Diving. Or they can book on the day for the afternoon session while visiting the Scuba Youth Zone in the morning. Places on the courses are limited, so please book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

Free SYZ Prize Draw

10 to 16 year-olds visiting the Zone will be eligible to enter the free SYZ Prize Draw to win a range of fab prizes including a Learn to Dive Holiday for Four to Sharm el Sheikh courtesy of SYZ sponsors Egyptian Tourist Authority, Falcon Hotels and Elite Diving.  (Terms & Conditions apply.)

Free entry to LIDS

Under 14s accompanied by adults have free entry to LIDS. It’s a great chance to meet other young people, find out about diving opportunities and speak to exhibitors who are keen to encourage young blood into the sport.

The UK’s biggest Spring diving event, LIDS 2015 features a host of special attractions, the latest dive gear, holiday destinations and training courses – as well as the chance to see top diving speakers and meet thousands of other divers – under one roof.

Tickets for LIDS 2015 can be booked here.



Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Andrea Marshall of the Marine Megafauna Foundation (Watch Video)



To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Scubaverse is sharing a series of videos that shine a light on some of the amazing women working in the world of scuba diving and marine conservation.

In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Andrea Marshall, co-founder, board member and principal scientist for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, about marine conservation and her work with Manta Rays.

Andrea is a passionate conservation biologist directing an experienced global team of Manta Ray researchers. She is a professional underwater photographer, technical diver and ocean explorer. A seasoned public speaker, educator and ocean ambassador, with on-camera experience. Andrea is also owner of Ray of Hope expeditions, an adventure-science travel company.

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

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Marine Life & Conservation Blogs

Mermaid Minute #1: Meet Mermaid Linden (Watch Video)



In this new series on we will be sharing Linden Wolbert’s video series ‘Mermaid Minute’.

The “Mermaid Minute” is an ocean educational web series for children.  Each action-packed episode explores one subject, creature or habitat about our oceans for 60 seconds.

Professional Mermaid Linden Wolbert is a real mermaid whose passion is educating children about the wonders of our oceans, swimming safety and ocean conservation as well as exploration and inspiring our world’s youngest ocean ambassadors.

Do you LOVE MERMAIDS? This is Episode #1 of the Mermaid Minute, the only ocean education web series hosted by a mermaid! Mermaid Linden created this for kids and anyone who LOVES OUR OCEANS!

See and learn more about Mermaid Linden here:

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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

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