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Check out the latest underwater getaways from our friends at UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel…

Emperor Serenity – Best of the Maldives – Save £480, from £1295 excluding flights

This 40 metre boat easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed en-suite cabins, all with air-con. There are 5 lower deck cabins, each with double beds and a single too, as well as 3 double only cabins. On the main deck, you find 3 cabins with double beds and a single, and the same again on the upper deck. Check out Emperor Serenity here.

The Best of the Maldives does just what it says on the tin – you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a single week of sublime liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls. This is a dive holiday in the Maldives to remember that hits all the seasonal hot spots of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll.

Find out more here… and also find out more about the early booker special – January 6th 2019 for only £1495!


Hurricane Shark Quest – From only £1150

The first few trips are back and everyone is delighted with the boat, crew and diving! Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea – and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious “Liveaboard of the Year” award no less than 5 times (including 2017 & 2016). Read Martin’s trip report here…

  • 23rd May – Shark Quest Itinerary – £1195 2 spaces left
  • 30th May – Shark Quest Photography – £1195 3 spaces left
  • 13th June – Shark Quest – £1150!
  • 1st November – Shark Quest – £1395

Your holiday includes flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam, all fees, 12L tank & weights and FREE NITROX

Find out more here…


Introducing Siladen Resort and Spa, Indonesia – Save £300, from £2195 inc Heathrow Flights

Scuba Travel are delighted to have partnered up with Siladen Dive Resort & Spa in Manado, Indonesia.

Luxury dive resorts don’t need to cost the earth. The boutique Siladen resort sits on 300m of white sandy beach in the heart of Bunaken national park and prides itself on the 5 star experience at a price that you can afford. This is a hidden oasis of perfection that effortlessly combines dive escapism with serious eco friendly credentials. While away the hours underwater with over 50 dives sites in world famous Bunaken only a short boat ride away. And when the diving is done, soak up the breathtaking sunsets from your beach lounger facing the Manado Tua volcano.

Your holiday to Siladen includes flights from Heathrow to Manado with Singapore Airlines, airport transfers, 7 nights garden view villa (full board, 2 people sharing) and 17 air boat dives. Local taxes are prepaid.

Find out more here…


Explore Mexico – 7 nights Allegro Cozumel, from only £1795

Cozumel is a world class, drift diving destination, famous for its astonishing drop offs, vast sponge formations and schooling fish. Jacques Cousteau was right – this is one of the best spots in the world for divers. Drift the glorious Cozumel reefs with the expert team from Pro Dive. The standard package is based on an all inclusive basis with 2 people sharing a superior room with a Yucatan diver package with free nitrox – this is 4 local dives, 2 dives in the Cenotes and 2 at Cozumel.

Find out more here…

Explore Mexico – 14 nights Mexico, from only £2195

Combine Cozumel with Playa del Carmen in this amazing 14 night itinerary with the expert team from Pro Dive. This special package is based on an all inclusive basis with 2 people sharing a superior room with 10 local dives plus 2 days – four dives – in the Cenotes.

Find out more here…


Shorebased in Marsa Alam – From £555 including flights, 23rd May includes flights, half board and 6 dives

The Marina Lodge is only 10 mins from Marsa Alam Airport and with the team at Emperor Divers on hand on site, this is a diver’s hotel in a prime location at the heart of the Southern Red Sea.

Dive from the well located Port Ghalib with the indefatigable team at Emperor Divers, based at the Marina Lodge hotel right on the harbour’s edge. Your holiday package includes 7 nights on a half board basis. Our standard holiday package includes a 6 dive pack (2 boat dives a day for 3 days) with Emperor but we can adapt this to suit your exact needs so please do ask!

Find out more here…


Emperor Atoll – September 2018, only £995

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.

Emperor Atoll sleeps just 12 divers across 6 cabins. Every cabin has the same layout with a double bed below and bunk above. All are ensuite with individual air con and a fan. Her small size makes her more stable than some larger wooden boats and the group size means she never feels crowded.

Find out more here…


Oman Aggressor – Summer 2019, only £1845

A fantastic introductory offer to dive the hot new region in Oman. Diving highlights are undoubtedly the opportunity to see the resident population of humpback whales but the islands are a paradise of untouched dive sites, where whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, reef sharks and big balls of reef fish wait on pristine, unspoilt reefs.

The guest feedback so far has been fantastic. The guest love the boat, crew and food! Plus abundant marine life. Reports of snorkelling with baby whale sharks, spotting humpbacks, swimming with dolphins and diving with huge shoals of fish…

Find out more here…


Whirlwind – From £1095, Northern Red Sea

Whirlwind is one of Scuba Travel’s favourite Red Sea liveaboards – and clearly fellow divers share their affection for her.

This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices… just one of the reasons that UK divers keep coming back to this superior liveaboard.

She has a well deserved reputation for the quality of finish on board, her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and she has all the award winning hallmarks of Tornado Marine fleet, from the decor to the tasty food!

Discover today how effortless diving can be when your liveaboard has been designed by divers, for divers.

Find out more here…


To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer call 0800 0728221, email dive@scubatravel.com or visit www.scubatravel.com.

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Jeff chats to… Chloe Hurst, overall winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Chloe Hurst, winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition.The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Chloe’s film – Waves of Change – can be seen here:

Second in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Jenn Sandiford about the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – about the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition.

The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

In this first interview of six, Jenn tells us about the Festival and how it came about. In the following five interviews – one shared each day this week – Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

Subject to availability – limited flight seats at this price so don't delay!

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk to book your spot!

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