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Take advantage of some great deals on resort and liveaboard diving with Scuba Travel

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Scuba Travel new logoUK-based tour operator Scuba Travel have some great deals on offer for resort and liveaboard diving in Indonesia, the Caribbean and the Maldives right now.

Here are the details:

Scuba Seraya / 6th August / £1795 / (inc flights)

Save £300. 7 nights full board (excl. drinks) in a maisonette. Package includes 10 boat dives and 5 days unlimited shore diving. An excellent Indonesian diving destination with rich reef dives, cool critters and the famous Liberty Wreck.

Scuba Seraya is an intimate resort with only 12 rooms. It sits next to world class dive sites and is set up as a divers’ resort. Other facilities include a private beach, freshwater pool and beachside massage service for when you are taking time out from diving.

There is a vast range of dive sites on offer. Many divers start with the house reef Seraya Secrets and Noisy Reefs. Drop in and the coral gardens open up. Here you can find a huge range of exotic macro life… frog fish, zebra crabs, ghost pipefish, mimic octopus to name but a few. The house reef is just the start however. Alam Anda, Batu Niti, Jemeluk, Gili Selang – there are sites a plenty. No trip is complete without a dive on the Liberty wreck. This vast cargo ship sits almost on the beach and is perfect for all experience levels. Vast schools of jacks and goat fish swirl around the wreck.

Find out more about this trip here.

Caribbean Explorer 2 / 30th July / Only £2595 (inc flights)

Save £300 on a unique voyage through some of the most exclusive Caribbean Islands on board Caribbean Explorer 2. 7 nights full board (inc drinks), with up to 5 dives a day. Unique itinerary from St Kitts to St Marteen.

The Saba marine park boasts outstanding diving with drop offs and even wrecks. The dormant underwater volcano is a magnet for marine life. Sharks and turtles cruise the reef walls. There’s great macro life and schooling fish. It’s a superb all round itinerary. Caribbean Explorer 2 sleeps up to 18 divers and has a massive dive deck. There are optional land tours of St Kitts or St Marteen and the boat will stop at at islands for beach excursions during the trip.

Find out more about this trip here.

Carpe Vita / 9th August / 10 nights / £2895

Save £700 on this special 10 night trip which takes in the Best of the Maldives and remote northern atolls.

10 nights full board on board the exceptional and luxurious Carpe Vita plus Free Nitrox. Includes an average of 4 dives per day.

Dive the most famous sises of the Maldives. Dive the many channels, drifts and pinnacles, encountering the manta, whalesharks and reef residents as you go. The exact order of things is left deliberately flexible to ensure that no matter what time of year your holiday to the Maldives is, the breathtaking world underwater is unveiled in all its perfection. Carpe Vita is spacious and well laid out and all cabins are en suite. There is also a jacuzzi and there are sun loungers to relax after your days diving.

Find out more about this trip here.

Emperor Atoll 29th July – £1895 (inc flights)

Save £300 on this traditional Maldives liveaboard which sleeps only 12 divers. 7 nights full board with an average of 16 dives and 1 night dive. Popular itinerary dives the famous Maldives sites from a Dhoni taking in pelagics, mantas, turtles and sharks.

Emperor Atoll is a traditional Maldives liveaboard. If you are looking for an affordable way to access the full range of dive sites in this world class destination, then look no further. She might be smaller than some of her sister ships, but her charm lies in her open, airy layout and warm welcome.

Find out more about this trip here.

To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer, visit www.scubatravel.com.

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WIN a Bigblue Expandable Tray!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue Expandable Tray as a prize!!!

The Bigblue expandable tray (176mm-287mm) has fittings and screws to attach action and compact cameras. The base and handles are made from high grade aluminium with the handles having a neoprene grip. The package also includes clamps and adaptors for 1” ball and YS light fittings.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa has announced plans to host their 6th Annual fundraising event “HSASA 50hr Dive–A-Thon 2021” this year. But on what dates will the event take place?

Is it:

  • A) 15th – 17th October
  • B) 22nd – 24th October
  • C) 29th – 31st October

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue Extendable Tray March 2021

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 14/04/2021. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Jeff chats to… Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez of Diveheart (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jim Elliott, Founder and President of Diveheart, and Tinamarie Hernandez who is the organization’s Executive Director.

Diveheart is a US-based, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

In their own words:

We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.

Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.

 

Find out more about Diveheart and their valuable work at www.diveheart.org.


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

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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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