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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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White Shark Interest Group Podcast #009 – SURVIVING A SHARK ATTACK with DAVE PEARSON

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Ninth in an exciting podcast series from Ricardo Lacombe of the White Shark Interest Group.

Episode 9 of the White Shark Interest Group Podcast, Facebook’s’ largest White Shark specific group, covering science, conservation, news, photography, video and debate.

This episode features Melissa speaking with shark attack survivor Dave Pearson, about his experience, the aftermath and trauma for all involved, and the social media comments and victim blaming following an incident or attack.

Dave is the founder of Bite Club, a support group for survivors of attacks and bites, as well as for the families and friends of victims following a tragic incident.

He also established Beyond The Bite, a support organisation serving many purposes for anyone involved in shark attacks, from helping to get surfers back in the water, to covering costs of families who need to travel to the site of a loved ones attack.

This is a MUST LISTEN for all shark advocates as Dave and Melissa discuss how advocates can really help in the aftermath and reporting of an incident, and how shark advocates can become human advocates at the right time it is needed most. A real eye-opener of an episode.

Bite Club can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/50136… Beyond The Bite can be found here: https://www.beyondthebite.org/ and would appreciate ANY donations you could make to help survivors and their families

Click the links below to listen to the podcast series on the following audio channels:


Join the group: www.facebook.com/groups/whitesharkinterestgroup/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/whiteshark_interestgroup/

Website: www.whitesharkinterestgroup.com

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Ultimate Diving Maldives Offer

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7 nights at the Bandos Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives – From £2555 per person

Bandos Island Resort & Spa has already welcomed its first guests to the Maldives since March, with more divers heading off this December trying to escape the chilly UK weather. The Maldives is a dream destination, it offers a range of blue lagoons, deserted islands, a true sense of romance and tranquillity but above all amazing diving.

This destination should be on every diver’s bucket list, especially those with a non-diving partner because there is enough going on to ensure everyone will have a great time. The Maldives are the ultimate island paradise with each one offering dazzling white sandy beaches topped with coconut palm trees and turquoise blue lagoons.

Bandos Island is fully encircled by pearly white beaches, turquoise waters and a never-ending blue sky blessed with abundant sunshine. The house reef at Bandos is considered one of the best in North Male Atoll and the convenient location of Bandos allows divers to choose from over 40 impressive dive sites.

Book 7 nights from £2555. Price includes flights from London, speedboat transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis and 10 shore dives per person. Single supplement applies.

To enquire or book, visit www.ultimatediving.co.uk or give the team a call on 0208 655 6458  and they can give you the lowdown on the destination and diving.

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