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The Tuamotu Archipelago – Diving in Paradise



Taumotu Archipelago

Scuba Tours Worldwide logoUK-based tour operator Scuba Tours Worldwide have announced a new destination for their Exclusive Tours programme. In 2018 you could be joining their group trip to the Taumotu Archipelago in French Polynesia – right in the heart of the South Pacific.

French Polynesia is one of my favourite EVER dive destinations – it is stunningly beautiful above water and the diving is spectacular. Tiputa Pass was amazing – I’ve never seen so many sharks on a single dive!“, said Kimberley Bonham from Scuba Tours Worldwide’s Sales Team.

Often described as ‘Galapagos on steroids’, French Polynesia offers great diversity for experienced divers – with lagoons, ocean drop-offs, high octane drifts, ‘hook in and watch’ dives, walls, channels, beautiful coral reefs and manta cleaning stations. This area is famous for ‘big stuff’ with lots of shark activity – hammerheads, tigers, grey reef, black tip, white tip, silky and oceanic white tips. Add to this the beautiful coral gardens alive with reef fish and all manner of small creatures and you have yourself a top class dive destination!

Taumotu Archipelago

© Brad Holland 2014

The 10 night trip, from 3rd to 13th October 2018, will be aboard MV French Polynesia Master which will cruise through the Tuamotu Archipelago from Fakarava to Rangiroa. Priced at £4,195pp which includes 10 nights accommodation in a shared standard cabin, full board, tea/coffee, juice/soft drinks and up to 30 dives with tanks/weights.

Divers can extend their holiday in the South Pacific to include a stay on an idyllic tropical island such as Bora Bora or Morea and, as this is humpback whale season, snorkelling trips are available for anyone wanting the chance to be in the water with these amazing creatures – and, let’s face it, who wouldn’t?

For more information or to book, contact the Scuba Tours Worldwide team now by calling +44 (0)1284 748010, email or visit



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



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 (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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Gear News

Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



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 – – 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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