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Win a Red Sea diving holiday and £2,000 dive equipment with Regaldive

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Diving holiday specialists, Regaldive, have announced the launch of a Prize Draw* with a prize package valued at over £3,500. Regaldive has joined forces with Mike’s Dive Store to offer this exciting prize package, which includes a superb Red Sea diving holiday for two from Regaldive and fabulous high end dive gear from Mike’s Dive Store.

One lucky person will win this impressive prize package comprising of:

  • A 7 Night Diving Holiday for Two, from Regaldive, worth over £1,500 staying at Sunrise Marina Resort Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam, Egypt
  • A high end dive gear package, worth over £2,000, from Mike’s Dive Store

Divers need to submit their entries by the closing date of 8 December 2017, for a chance to win this fabulous prize package. No purchase is necessary to enter.

Further details about the prize draw and how to enter are available here >

© Sunrise Marina Resort

Regaldive are currently offering 10% savings** in their Autumn Sale. This an ideal time for divers to book their next diving holiday, as they can benefit from great savings on land-based and liveaboard diving holiday packages. Divers should book by 3 November 2017 to take advantage of the 10% savings.

Regaldive has an in-house team of diving and travel enthusiasts, so is well placed to help divers to plan their next scuba diving holiday adventures in over 25 exciting worldwide destinations.

Mike’s Dive Store has been serving the needs of scuba divers with dive kit for over 30 years.

For further information, or to book a diving holiday, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call 01353 659999.

** Regaldive’s Prize Draw is subject to Terms and Conditions – please see here

** Regaldive’s Autumn Sale is subject to Terms and Conditions – please see here

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Deptherapy returns to its Roots – Part 1

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Over the next seven days, join Richard Cullen from Deptherapy as we publish a Blog about the charity’s recent expedition to Roots Red Sea, El Quseir, Egypt.

Deptherapy made the very brave decision to book an expedition to our home in Egypt as soon as Roots Red Sea received their certificate from the Egyptian Authorities that the camp and dive centre was COVID secure. Roots is one of very few resorts to receive a certificate from the Egyptian Government.

We arrived in Roots the day after they re-opened.

Getting together an expedition was a major task. Very few Approved Medical Examiners’ of Divers or Dive Referees are conducting consultations at the moment. Availability of beneficiaries and the requirement to quarantine on return from Egypt affected the number of beneficiaries available.

There was also a requirement to pass a COVID PCR virus test within 72 hours of travelling.

We had decided on a small expedition and on the day of travel we had six flying to Egypt.  Unfortunately, Chris Middleton had to drop out the day before we travelled after emergency wisdom tooth surgery.

Our group comprised of Richard Cullen, Michael Hawley, Tom Oates, Tom Swarbrick, Keiron Bradbury and Corey Goodson.  Keiron was undertaking his RAID Master Rescue Course and, as it turned out, Corey was undertaking the RAID Open Water 20 course.

A deserted Gatwick Airport at 0900 on 10 October

Our outbound flight was before midday on Saturday 10 October and I must admit we were all shocked at how deserted was.  Checking in with easyJet took minutes and when we boarded the plane, we found it less than half full.

Corey is a paraplegic since a car accident two years ago while he was training prior to joining the Royal Anglian Regiment.  Corey has no sensation below the waist and is unable to use his legs.  The cabin crew on our flight were quite amazed to see the two Toms and Michael lift him from his wheelchair and place him in his seat for the flight.

Mask protocols were strictly observed by the team, the flight was uneventful, and the easyJet Cabin Crew superb. We also took a digital thermometer to check temperatures prior to flying.

Corey having a pre-flight temperature check

Hurghada Airport was very quiet and we moved through Immigration and collected our baggage in very quick time.

Two things to note:  If you are travelling to Hurghada you need to complete a COVID declaration for the Egyptian Authorities. If not, you have to fill out the rather lengthy form when you arrive.  You can undertake a COVID test on arrival at Hurghada Airport but the queues are long.  It costs much less than the tests we had done in the UK – BUT – you are required to be quarantined at your hotel until the test result comes through.  This means two days with no access to resort facilities.  If the test comes back as positive you have at least two weeks being confined to your room.

COVID guidelines

Transport to Roots was, as ever, on hand and we were soon at the camp and being briefed about the COVID arrangements.  A lot of work has been put in place to make Roots COVID compliant – and all at considerable expense.

None of the usual hugs with the Roots team and you have your temperature checked every morning and every time you return from the dive centre.  Your dive kit is sterilised every night ready for the next day’s diving.

Sterilised Dive Kit

We all felt very COVID secure.

Check back for tomorrow’s Blog and our first day diving…


Find out more about the work of Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education at www.deptherapy.co.uk

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And the winner of our TUSA Paragon S Mask competition is…

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We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who entered our competition to win a TUSA Paragon S Mask from our good friends at CPS Partnership!

As usual, lots of you entered… but there can, of course, be only one winner!

And that winner is…

  • Lee Evans from the UK.

Congratulations Lee – your prize will be on its way to you soon!

Not a winner this time? Don’t worry – there are plenty of other competitions running on Scubaverse.com right now. To see what other awesome prizes you could be in with a chance of winning, click here!

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