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Stay at the Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club and Save up to 35% with Dive Worldwide

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Experience some of the most fascinating dive sites in the Caribbean with a stay at the luxurious Kurá Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club, Curaçao. Dive Worldwide is offering savings of up to 35% for bookings made before the 31st March.

Comprised of 77 elegantly appointed villas, the Kurá Hulanda is surrounded by coral cliffs and an alluring sandy beach, making it the ideal spot for a secluded break. Each villa features air conditioning, an entertainment system and either a balcony or verandah – allowing for stunning panoramic views across the ocean or nearby tropical gardens. The resort also includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a well equipped fitness centre and three restaurants, while a spa is also available to use at the nearby sister hotel of Sonesta Kurá Hulanda Village – just a short shuttle bus journey away.

The nearby PADI 5-star GO WEST dive centre offers a comprehensive range of diving courses that include both shore and boat dives to the 65 local sites. Highlights will include a visit to the wreck of Fokker Fairchild 27 in Watamula – an airplane that is surrounded by spectacular corals in its warm water setting, or a trip into Alice in Wonderland – a colourful reef that can be accessed from the beach. Divers can expect encounters with hawksbill turtle, spotted eagle rays and southern sting rays, while snorkelers can also expect to see lobsters, giant frogfish and an array of exotic reef fish.

Special Offer Price

From £1,695pp based on 2 sharing (saving £195pp), including return flights from the UK, 8 days’ RO Accommodation at the Kurà Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club, 5 days’ diving (10 dives) tanks and weights.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

For further information visit diveworldwide.com or call 01962 302087.

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Jeff chats to… Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of 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 Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of 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.

Rowan’s film – Ocean Art and Facts – can be seen here:

Fourth 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 we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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NUPG Lockdown Best of…

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Usually the January NUPG meeting involves a guest judge coming to Manchester to talk through the very best images members had taken in the previous 12 months. However, this year, due to COVID19 restriction many of the members had not had the chance to dive. The NUPG committee decided to change the rules a little. So this year members judged a series of Best of the Century images online and were also invited to take part in a lockdown underwater bath tub category.

There were five categories for members to enter. Here are the winners of each…

British and Irish Close Up

Octopus in St Abbs Marine Reserve by Mike Clark

British and Irish Wide Angle

A Basking Shark off the coast of Cornwall by Nick Robertson-Brown

Overseas Close Up

A squid at night in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia by Ken Byrne

Overseas Wide Angle

Hammerhead Sharks in the Red Sea by Justin Beevor

Under Bath Water

Lockdown fun in the tub by Caroline Robertson-Brown

The next NUPG meeting will be held on Monday 8th February and the guest speaker is John Bantin.

For more information on the NUPG please visit their website by clicking here.

Header image: Lionfish hunting in the Red Sea by John Spencer

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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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