Dive Show visitors have been lucky enough to be in with a chance to win some astonishing Grand Draw diving holidays over the years, but the 2017 prize is right up there with the very best. How does 17 days for two people in Indonesia, spending high-quality time at three of the Coral Triangle’s diving hotspots, grab you?
Bristol-based tour operator Dive Safari Asia are offering this year’s outstanding prize, valued at £7000! Prepare for your mouth to water…
If your name is picked at random from the visitors to DIVE 2017, you and a companion will find yourselves jetting off first to Scuba Seraya Resort on the island of Bali. There you’ll spend five pleasurable nights and your days exploring reefs, walls, critter-sites and the celebrated wreck of the Liberty too.
Then it’s on to the Komodo Resort for another five nights’ stay and plenty of time to experience the diving (and those famous dragons too) in Komodo National Park.
And as if that wasn’t enough, your tour concludes with a third set of five nights at Alami Alor on Alor Island, famous for its underwater critters. If you’re an underwater photographer, your drives are liable to be overflowing with goodies!
The upshot is that each of you will enjoy 24 dives, plus a half-day trek on Komodo Island and a half-day tour of beautiful Bali. Full-board will be provided by all the resorts and there will be two extra B&B nights in Bali while you’re in transit. All international flights, internal transfers and connections are included.
Your holiday can be booked for next year between 1 March and 5 June, or 15 September to 1 November because, as Dive Safari Asia says, these are amongst the best times to be diving in Indonesia.
So as if DIVE 2017 didn’t offer enough attractions already, you now have a very pressing reason to be at the NEC – your name could be on those golden flight tickets!
Find out more about the three prize destinations at divesafariasia.com
For a limited period only, buy one get one free tickets* are available for DIVE 2017. Get two adult tickets and pick up a FREE Show Guide worth £2.50 on the door! Enter EARLYBIRD2-4-1 in – “If you have a promo code please enter here”: and click on GO, Then select 2 Adult tickets next to the gold star option when selecting tickets.
* At the on-the-door price of £14.50 (booking fee applies)
See www.diveshows.co.uk for further details of DIVE 2017.
Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados
In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.
Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.
For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.
Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)
Introduced by Jeff Goodman
Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.
A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.
CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.
Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts
Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.
During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!
Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.
For more information about the CCMI click here.
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...
WIN a Tovatec T3500S Rechargeable Dive Light!!!
For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at CPS Partnership to give away a Tovatec T3500S Rechargeable Dive Light...
WIN a Fourth Element Arctic Hoodie!!!
For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at fourth element to give away one of their NEW Arctic...
WIN a Northern Diver NDB5 Holdall Bag!!!
For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Northern Diver to give away one of their NDB5 Holdall...
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.More Less
- Competitions4 weeks ago
WIN a Northern Diver NDB5 Holdall Bag!!!
- Competitions1 month ago
WIN one of the NEW Momentum M20 Dive Watches!!!
- News2 months ago
SeaLife launches new underwater housing for iPhone
- Gear News1 month ago
Breaking News: Garmin Descent Mk2 & Mk2i Launch & Review (Watch Video)
- Competitions2 months ago
Another chance to WIN a Sharkskin 90L Performance Bag!!!
- Marine Life & Conservation2 months ago
Review: My Octopus Teacher
- Competitions3 months ago
WIN a Sea Dragon Mini 900 Dive Light from SeaLife!!!
- News2 months ago
Escape to Zanzibar this Autumn