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Special Offer: Take the family to Indonesia this summer

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Oonasdivers and Murex Dive Resorts are offering the chance to holiday as a family in Indonesia this summer with 50% discount on accommodation, diving, transfers, snorkelling and tours for children (and big kids) that are currently in full-time education (school, university or vocational training).

There are two wonderful destinations to choose from: Murex Manado and Murex Bangka, or you may like to combine the two to see more of the delights that North Sulawesi has to offer.

Manado is perfectly located to explore the world-famous Bunaken Marine Park with its stunning walls and hard corals, turtles, reef sharks and eagle rays to name but a few. The white and black sand beaches of Manado Bay are close by where you can see some of Indonesia’s rarest critters including mimic octopus, nudibranch and frogfish.

Bangka Island is located off the northern most tip of North Sulawesi and offers stunning natural beauty both underwater and on land. You’ll find white sand beaches, little tourism, few roads and a very traditional way of life. If you are looking to get away from it all then this is the perfect spot. The location is famous for its explosion of colours and kaleidoscopic soft corals along with pelagics, critters, resident dugongs, dolphins and pilot whales.

If your kids love water then they will love North Sulawesi, whether they want to paddle, snorkel or dive there is so much to see, and on land the adventure continues… from treks through rainforests to shopping at traditional markets and the Tangkoko Nature Reserve – a must for nature lovers.

Adult prices start from £1995 and include flights*, 7 nights’ accommodation full board, transfers and 12 dives. Children and big kids sharing with a parent will receive 50% discount on accommodation, transfers and dives for stays during June, July and August 2020 (terms apply).

On request the Oonasdivers team can create bespoke packages if you would like to extend your stay at the start or the end of the trip or include a visit to the Lembeh Strait otherwise known as the Critter Capital of the World!

If you would like more information, please give Oonasdivers a call on 01323 648924 or drop an email to info@oonasdivers.com.

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Introducing the all-new PADI Dive Guides: connecting divers worldwide with local expertise

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The new PADI Dive Guides™ make it easier than ever for divers to discover, explore and plan their next adventure by providing the tools needed to research and book dive experiences or training anywhere in the world. PADI Dive Guides are the go-to resource whether planning a local dive or seeking inspiration and information about far-off destinations.

“Dive destination information has been integral to padi.com for years,” says Lisa Nicklin, Vice President of Consumer Marketing for PADI Worldwide. “This next evolution provides more detailed guides that will continue to grow in global coverage and bring unprecedented value to PADI Members and divers alike. Leveraging new system capabilities, the guides combine PADI’s global expertise with the immense local knowledge of PADI Members around the world. PADI Dive Guides enable divers to plan and book adventures near home or wherever their future travels may take them – all through one convenient platform.” 

Image: Al Hornsby

Now available at padi.com/exploration, the collection of thousands of guides offers marine life calendars, seasonal weather data and travel information. Users can learn about dive opportunities by continent and country, or drill down to specific dive destinations and dive sites. They will find a mosaic of dive sites to explore in each location with insight provided by local experts, as well as dive site reviews from fellow explorers. Users can easily contact PADI operators and book dives, snorkel excursions, holidays and courses through the integrated PADI Adventures™ platform.

Start exploring and planning your next adventure at padi.com/exploration.

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Why Every Diver Should Be A Rescue Diver (Watch Video)

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Why Every Diver Should Be A Rescue Diver! I’ve got three reasons why every diver should take a Rescue Diver course. The world would be a better place!

Rescue Diver is mine – and a lot of my Instructor buddies’ – favorite course to teach. A well-run Rescue Diver course should be heavily practical and feature realistic scenarios. It expands your vision to include situational awareness and give you the knowledge and skills to react should an accident occur.

Think resuscitation is hard on land? Wait until you’re given rescue breaths in water whilst towing the victim! It’s a fantastic confidence booster, especially for divers who are more naturally anxious or nervous.

Thanks for watching! D.S.D.O James


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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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