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UK-Based dive tour operator Oyster Diving launch new website

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UK-based Oyster Diving has gained an excellent reputation for its diving courses and club trips. Launched in 2006 Oyster Diving has now established itself as one of the UK’s premier PADI scuba diving schools, winning SportDiver’s ‘Dive Centre of the Year’ on two occasions and ‘Dive Instructor of the Year’ in 2010. They recently launched their exciting new website http://www.OysterDivingHolidays.com to attract even more UK holidaymakers to the thrills of diving and snorkelling. The specialist Travel Centre is aimed at the more discerning customer who wishes to travel to exotic locations and explore life underwater.

Their specialist travel consultants have clocked up many collective years ‘finning’ around the globe, researching the most spectacular marine life and finest accommodation to create the ultimate diving and snorkelling holidays.  Many of these destinations particularly suit non-divers or those who are taking the plunge to learn, as well as providing new challenges to the more experienced diver.

Perhaps you are a newly qualified diver, who has been bitten by the diving bug, and you are looking to experience for yourself some of the great diving adventures that you have heard talked about.  You might be looking for a long weekend break.  Or perhaps you are an experienced diver and need inspiration for your next “hit”.  You might even be a non-diving partner, wanting to have the say in the choice of a holiday that has to offer diving, together with a great location for you and the family.  By a stroke of genius on Mother Nature’s part, many of the best diving destinations offering the most spectacular marine life are also the locations with the nicest hotels and beaches. Oyster has carefully selected each destination to cater for all tastes and abilities, from those who wish to try diving abroad to those who just want to watch from the boat and spend time in beautiful destinations.

Mark Murphy, owner of Oyster Diving says:  “I have long-believed that the opportunity to allow people to experience the thrills of diving needs to be much greater. Not only do we want to attract qualified divers who are already aware of the joys of life underwater, but we are hoping to try and generate awareness amongst people who normally spend their entire holiday with their nose in their Kindle. As fun as though that may be, it’s time they were made aware of this unique and unrivalled experience combining adventure, adrenalin, exercise, exploration, tranquillity and relaxation. Not only that it can also help bring couples, friends and families closer together by sharing unforgettable experiences”.

Oyster Diving has selected destinations that combine exceptional resorts, beaches and attractions with spectacular marine life and reef systems.  Destinations on offer range from the idyllic and family friendly Cayman Islands, home to the world’s most famous shallow dive at Stingray City, to diving with 7m Manta Rays in the romantic Maldives. Hard core divers can choose to dive with Tiger sharks, or head to the Galapagos to dive with schools of Hammerheads and the gentle giants of the ocean, Whale Sharks. Of course no serious diving travel centre would be complete without offering UK favourite destinations such as the Red Sea, Caribbean and Asia.

As well as a continuously growing list of resorts and hotels to suit most budgets, Oyster offer a large selection of luxury liveaboards, allowing divers to explore the world’s finest reefs, ancient wrecks and the most breath-taking marine life.  If you haven’t experienced life on a liveaboard before, there has never been a better time to get fully immersed in this fun, sociable and unforgettable way to explore underwater, offering more dives a day and more remote sites than a resort-based trip.  Oyster offer ‘liveaboards’ in many locations including the Red Sea, Cocos Islands, the Philippines, Maldives and Micronesia.

To make it easier for you to select the right holiday for yourself, www.oysterdivingholidays.com offers a ‘filter system’ which allows you to fine tune your holiday around factors such as the types of marine life you’d like to see, hotel amenities, board basis and your certification levels.   But if you would prefer a personal recommendation, Oyster has helpful travel consultants on hand to help with suggestions.

For people who really like to blow the budget then there is a section titled ‘Incredible Adventures’. These offer people the chance to do genuine once-in-a-lifetime holidays such as becoming an Executive Producer and joining a professional film crew, exploring the world’s top wrecks, or even flying ‘around the world in 80 dives’.

Each holiday package will be tailored around you and your needs.  Oyster’s services include booking flights, boats, hotels, villas, diving courses and packages, travel insurance, airport lounge access, car hire, transfers, travel money and additional once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  They pride themselves on their service, flexibility, resourcefulness and imagination allowing them to create diving holidays that really are hand-crafted to your requirements, no matter how demanding they might be.

The holiday department within Oyster Diving is being headed up by Katharine Bichard. Her career has taken her through many pathways including being a professional lawyer and a private chef. Whilst taking voluntary redundancy in 2009, Katharine decided to invest her redundancy package in travelling the globe and searching for the best diving locations on the planet. As a result, she has a wealth of experience and recommendations, and a passion for exploring underwater.

All customers who spend over £1,000 on their diving holiday through Oyster will be entitled to a free PADI Scuba Review at any of their five pool locations in Surrey, London, Berkshire, Oxford and Brighton.

Why not make your next holiday one to remember for a lifetime and visit www.oysterdivingholidays.com today, or call one of their travel experts on 0800 699 0243 or 01273 384971.

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The Shark Trust Great Shark Snapshot is back

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The last week of July will see the return of the Shark Trust’s citizen science initiative, The Great Shark Snapshot. It invites divers and snorkellers, all around the world, to record the sharks and rays that they see. This year it takes place between the 20th and 28th July.

The event is back for its 3rd year, and it is happening in “Shark Month”, more commonly known as July! To coincide with a series of events that celebrate all things shark and ray.

Divers, their clubs, dive centres, charter boats and liveaboards are all encouraged to show their support by organising dives and events through the week. As well as gathering vital data, the event will provide a chance to celebrate the incredible shark and ray species that live in our ocean.

Information about the species and numbers of sharks and rays the participants find over the week will be added to the Shark Trust’s Shark Log. This global shark census will, over time, allow shark scientists to build a picture of species distribution and any changes that occur

Caroline Robertson-Brown, Marketing Manager at the Shark Trust said “It is great to see this popular citizen science event back for its 3rd year. Whether you are diving your local dive site, or on a trip of a lifetime, we want divers to join in on the Great Shark Snapshot in July. I cannot wait to hear from the divers and dive organisations about the species of sharks and rays that they see. And where in the world they see them.”

It is easy to join in. Just go diving between 20th and 28th July and record every shark, ray and skate that you and your dive group sees. If possible, take photos and some video footage too. Then make sure that you record your sightings on the Shark Trust Shark Log recordings website or by using the Shark Trust app.

The Great Shark Snapshot is a way for divers to get together, go diving, and do something to help shark conservation. Why not dive in?

Find out more here: www.sharktrust.org/snapshot

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Dive into Luxury: Bunaken Oasis Seeks Seventh Consecutive World Travel Awards Win

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In the vibrant heart of Sulawesi, Indonesia, nestled among the pristine waters of Bunaken Marine Park, lies Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort. For the past six years, this remarkable resort has been recognised as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” by the World Travel Awards, and it is now in contention for an unprecedented seventh consecutive win.

A Beacon of Excellence

The World Travel Awards are often referred to as the “Oscars of the travel industry,” celebrating the very best in global tourism and hospitality. Winning this award is no small feat and speaks volumes about the exceptional quality and service that Bunaken Oasis consistently delivers. This accolade is a testament to the resort’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled guest experiences.

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What Sets Bunaken Oasis Apart?

Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort is celebrated not just for its luxurious amenities but also for the deep, genuine care it extends to its guests. The resort offers a unique blend of elegance and adventure, providing world-class diving experiences in one of the planet’s richest marine biodiversity hotspots.

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The true magic of Bunaken Oasis lies in its people. The resort’s staff are renowned for their warmth, professionalism, and dedication. From personalised diving excursions to bespoke hospitality, every team member plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and memorable atmosphere. Their passion for excellence and attention to detail are key reasons why guests return year after year.

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Show Your Support

As Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort vies for its seventh title, the support of its loyal guests and admirers becomes even more crucial. Voting for the World Travel Awards is an opportunity for fans of the resort to show their appreciation and help ensure that this gem continues to shine brightly on the world stage.

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How to Vote

Supporting Bunaken Oasis is simple and impactful. Click the link below to show your support and cast your vote for Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” on the World Travel Awards website.

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Looking Ahead

Winning this award for the seventh time would be a crowning achievement for Bunaken Oasis, solidifying its status as a premier destination for luxury diving and relaxation. But more than the award itself, it is the ongoing support and love from guests that fuels the resort’s continuous pursuit of excellence.

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Whether you are an experienced diver or simply in search of a serene escape, Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort offers a sanctuary of beauty, tranquillity, and unparalleled service. Join us in celebrating this exceptional resort and help Bunaken Oasis secure its place as Indonesia’s leading dive resort for another year.

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For more information about Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and to experience its magic first-hand, visit their official website.

Dive into luxury and adventure at Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort – where every moment is crafted to perfection.

Email: info@bunakenoasis.com / WhatsApp: +44 7785 576331 / WhatsApp: +62 812 4649 6763 

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