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The Summer of Sirens

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Do you have any plans for this summer? Siren Fleet have some great alternatives for you to enjoy an unforgettable summer. Dive in the tropics and bring back some incredible memories.

Here are 4 of the top 10 dive destinations in the world:

Komodo – Indonesia

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991, Komodo has one of the richest reefs in the world thanks to its privileged position. Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, 2 major currents converge here. To the North, the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean; and to the South, the cold waters of the Indian Ocean attract a large number of pelagics looking for food: mantas, sharks, turtles, Napoleon wrasses, as well as incredible macro – pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish, porcelain crabs, coral shrimps. Its volcanic sands also have great muck diving.

Visayas – Philippines

The Visayas, known as the mecca of diving in the Philippines, offer a wide variety of macro life that will keep you so busy looking for the most incredible sea critters that you won’t notice the time pass under the water. Tiny sea critters hidden in amazing coral reefs such as nudibranch, sea horses or ghost pipefish, but also hidden in the black sands are frogfish, blue ringed and mimic octopus.

Not everything is about tiny critters though; in the Visayas, you will also have the opportunity to dive with big schools of barracudas, trevallies and sardines being hunted by Thresher sharks, as well as snorkel with the majestic whale shark.

Palau

Recently awarded by Scuba Diving magazine readers as one of the best wall diving, best marine environment, best cave diving, best big animal, best overall diving and destination, and best underwater photography in the world, it is not surprising that Palau is on every diver’s bucket list. Under Palau’s pristine waters there are 340 mushroom shaped islands and more than 700 coral and 1,300 fish species.

In Palau, you will experience some of the most incredible close encounters you have ever had. Sharks, mantas, Napoleon wrasses, Bumphead Parrotfish, school of barracudas and jacks. Enjoy drift dives, cave dives and snorkeling with thousands of non-sticky jellyfish.

Fiji

Known as the Soft Coral Capital of the World, in Fiji you will experience some of the most colorful dives of your life. Red, yellow, orange, blue, green, pink, purple… hiding amazing macro life, such as nudibranchs, pigmy sea horses or ghost pipefish!

Summer time is known to be the best time to dive Fiji. You will experience cold water which brings a larger amount of sharks and mantas.

One of the most incredible encounters you will experience in Fiji will be the Hammerhead shark.

Experience these incredible destinations on board the Siren Fleet. “Built by divers for divers”, the Siren Fleet offers affordable luxury liveaboards in Indonesia, Philippines, Palau and Fiji all year round with a variety of itineraries from 6-14 nights. All this surrounded by their professional, experienced and friendly crew.

All vessels feature a/c cabins with en-suite facilities and plenty of space for you to relax and enjoy your time onboard.

Each yacht has a dedicated camera set-up and charging station with plenty of additional storage for all your extra lenses, strobes and batteries. It is thoughtful touches such as these that make Siren Fleet the best choice for both professional and amateur photographers.

The Siren Fleet offers 4 guided dives a day in small groups, free essential scuba equipment rental and free Nitrox.

Dive Fiji, Palau, Philippines or Indonesia with the Siren Fleet from May to September and receive a 10% discount on all destinations.

Have you already been onboard a Siren Fleet vessel? Quote Summer of Sirens when you contact Siren Fleet and receive something extra special.

For more information or to book, contact Siren Fleet by emailing info@sirenfleet.com  or visit  sirenfleet.com/liveaboard-offers.

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WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!

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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 AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

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 via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

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

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!

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This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – www.ndiver.com – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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