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Stay for 7 nights in the Philippines and pay for 5 with Dive Worldwide

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DIVE WWBook your very own luxury dive escape to Atmosphere Resort in the Philippines and enjoy free nights during selected months in 2016 & 2017 on bookings made before 15 April 2016.

Atmosphere Resort & Spa is a modern beachfront property built amongst an old coconut plantation, close to some of the best macro dive sites in the region. Accommodating up to 100 guests, the Resort features 30 suites, family rooms, apartments and penthouses. The spacious rooms all feature air-conditioning, cable TV, a minibar and coffee/tea making facilities. The suites feature outdoor tropical bathrooms with a shower.

Renowned as much for its gastronomy as well as its diving opportunities, the Resort offers a fine selection of dining options whether it’s a barbeque on the beach or fine dining with wines chosen from its carefully selected cellar. Other facilities include a spa, yoga classes, kids’ play centre, tour desk (hiking, whale and dolphin watching, zip-lining, village tours etc) and a dive centre.

Divers and snorkellers can enjoy a multitude of sites ranging from gentle sloping reefs, to artificial wrecks, deep walls and fast drift dives. The on-site PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre offers a full programme of training courses run by multilingual instructors. Daily boat dives visit the local sites famous for their array of rare critters as well as Apo Island known for its large corals, turtles and pelagic species.

Shore diving on the house reef is popular for both divers and snorkellers as are dusk dives to see the mandarin fish and fluoro diving. The majority of dive sites are located in the protected marine sanctuaries. Diving with Atmosphere is in small groups, with a maximum of four divers per guide. Expect to see frogfish, flounder, nudibranch, octopus, gobies, ghost pipefish, cuttlefish and mantis shrimp.

The water temperature is 26-30C year round and dive sites are a maximum depth of 30m. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.

Offer details

  • Valid for travel 01 June to 30 September 2016 & 2017.
  • Valid for travel 01 to 15 December 2016 & 2017.
  • Book by 15 April 2016.

Sample Offer Price: from £1,875 per person (saving £175 per person) based on 2 sharing, travelling in June, including 7 nights’ B&B accommodation, flights, transfers and 10 dives per person with Dive Worldwide.

For more information visit www.diveworldwide.com or call +44 (0)1962 302087.

 

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Jeff chats to… Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Jo’s film – An Evolving Story – can be seen here:

Fifth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Stephan Whelan

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Next in a new series of podcasts shared by our friends Gemma and Ian aka The BiG Scuba Podcast…

Ian and Gemma chat to Stephan Whelan.  Stephan is the Founder and Publisher of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans and led him to become one of the leading figures in the diving media industry.

Stephan got bitten by the diving bug early in life. His first scuba experience was a try-dive when he was eight years old on a family holiday in Europe, and from that moment, he was addicted. He learned to dive properly with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) as soon as he could at school and then did his BSAC Assistant Instructor when he turned 16. By the time he was heading to university in 1996, he was hooked on teaching and diving as much as he could.

By the time he started studying at university, he decided to have a go at flexing his web-design skills by publishing some of the stories he had built up about various ‘challenging’ students and dives he had encountered, and so deeperblue.net (as it was known then) was created. He published numerous personal stories until 1998 when other writers began enquiring about contributing to the site with their tales, and it was at this moment he decided to make it more like a magazine format and began asking for volunteer helpers. He got a couple of editors on board, and plenty of writers began contributing.

DeeperBlue.com (or DB as it’s become to be known) is now one of the most-popular diving websites in the world and has grown to publish over 9,000 articles covering all sorts of topics like Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy, and Diving Travel all the while keeping over half-a-million passionate divers from the diving community connected every month through the forums, large social media following, mobile app, and recently launched podcast.

WEB: deeperblue.com

FB: facebook.com/deeperbluedotcom

IG: instagram.com/deeperbluegram

Twitter: twitter.com/deeperblue

YouTube: youtube.com/deeperbluevideo

App: deeperblue.com/app/

Podcast: deeperblue.com/podcast/


Find more podcast episodes and information at www.thebigscuba.com and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk to book your spot!

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