Join us aboard the amazing S/Y June Hong Chian Lee known as The Junk.
This amazing ship was built in 1962 as a charcoal transportation vessel then refitted and overhauled in 1997 to the highest standard as a dive boat. She is 33 meters in length and built from the finest Asian wood teak known as Takien Tong, with 3 masts and 330 square meters of sails that are both beautiful and functional. The Junk can welcome up to 18 divers in cabins that have their own en suite and air conditioning facilities. There is also a spacious, air-conditioned saloon exquisitely fitted with hand carved shelves, drawers and cabinets, behind which is hidden the on board entertainment selection of books, dvds and mini discs.
Dining on board S/Y The Junk is truly first class. With a wide selection of dishes ranging from Asian themed cuisine to more traditional Western styled dishes, guests are spoilt for choice. Alongside the regularly scheduled meals throughout the day, fresh fruit and additional snacks are always available. Meals are served in the saloon, which with its open design and many windows offers incredible views of the surrounding oceans as guests tantalise their taste buds on the exceptional cuisine on board.
The diving is suitable for any diver who is PADI Open water or equivalent – no minimum number of logged dives required.
This 6 night Thailand liveaboard adventure allows up to 19 dives, including up to 4 sunset / night dives and combines the Similans with Kon Bon, Koh Tachai and reaches northwards as far as Richelieu Rock.
Diving in Thailand is on the must-do agenda for every diver. With interesting topography created by the rocky boulders, alongside excellent marine life, it is easy to see why. The Similan Islands are best reached by liveaboard dive yacht and this 6 night dive safari combines the Similans with Kon Bon, Koh Tachai and reaches northwards as far as Richelieu Rock. Sharks, marbled whip rays, turtles, harlequin shrimp and wondrous soft corals all await the eager diver.
This truly does sound like an amazing holiday for divers and non divers alike in a beautiful part of the world
Return flights from Man – HKT via DXB,
1 night accommodation before the cruise B& B
6 nights full board on The Junk
Diving around the Similan and Surin Islands
4 nights accommodation B&B in a 4 star resort in Phuket
£2599.00 pp – in a quad cabin supplement
£120.00 pp – in a triple cabin supplement
£400.00 pp – in a double cabin supplement
Please call Blue O2 direct on 01752 480080 and quote reference 38753 to book your place.
Please give Becky a call on 01952 257590 for more information.
The Shows for Scuba Divers!
Organised for more than 25 years by DIVER, Britain’s best-selling diving magazine, the NEC Dive Show attracts hundreds of exhibitors offering the latest diving holidays, training courses, and dive gear – on display and to buy – and is visited by thousands of experienced and aspiring divers from the UK, Europe and beyond.
The Dive Shows also deliver an unrivalled programme of free presentations from the world’s top diving speakers. And this is combined with popular in-hall features such as the Try Dive Pool, TekPool, PhotoZone, and New Product Showcase, plus themed Travel and Dive-Training areas.
Coming to the NEC, Birmingham on 26-27 October, the next big date for your diary is DIVE 2019.
Northumberland Adventure-SOLD OUT!
Seals! Seals! Seals!
Oh and a couple of wrecks…
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2019
2 days hard boat diving with lift- Sovereign Divers.
2 nights in self catering Lookout bunk house accommodation- Springhill Farm.
Deposit-£100 required on booking
Only 10 spaces available.
The Farne Islands offer a wide range of diving for all experiences from shallow dives for the less experienced divers to the deeper wrecks for those experienced divers. The underwater visibility at times can reach 20 meters during the season which makes it ideal for finding those tiny sea creatures.
The scenic diving around the Farne Islands is some of the best in the country, with beautiful soft corals, sun stars, sea urchins and anemones to name but a few. You can dive through gullies that are covered in deadman’s fingers or among huge boulders that have something hiding behind every nook and cranny. During the breeding season you will be able to dive with Puffins and Guillemots during your dive.
Some of the scenic diving is also the playground for one UK’s largest grey seal colonies. They love to swim up and down the gullies and sometimes they sneak up behind you and before you know it they are pulling on your fins.
We also have a few wrecks around the islands which act as a natural reefs and are perfect for all the wildlife to flourish too.
Most of the wrecks today have rotted away as they were wooden, so it tends to be wreckage nowadays. This does not mean that you will not enjoy the variety of wreckage the Farnes has to offer. Some areas don’t just have one wreck but three or four and this can only mean lots of boilers, props and engines lying on the seabed creating the prefect reef for all the wildlife and the perfect dive site for all.
Welcome to the annual ScubaTeks Project Aware Weekend. As we all know the planet in which we live needs some love and tlc.
This course is designed to educate divers and non-divers of all ages how to do that! How to do that. Welcome to the ScubaTeks Project Aware Weekend 2019.
Saturday 10th August – Discover new things about our environment with a short lecture held at ScubaTeks. Learn how we as humans are destroying our planet and what you can do to help save it. The PADI Project Aware Speciality manual can be downloaded for free here: http://www.projectaware.org/
Starting 11am. Finishing 13:30pm.
We will then be making our way up to the camp site.
Sunday 11th August- Put your new skills into practice and join us for a fun filled day on the Welsh coast helping our environment. Arrive at 9:30am. We will spend the day diving/ snorkelling, take part in beach/surrounding area clean up, bomb around on the rib with the donut dragging behind, drive the boat, spend an hour kayaking in the bay.
High tide is at 12:50pm so we will be looking to get a dive in at about 11:30am.
The Project Aware course is a full PADI Specialty and will cost £55 per person to cover PADI admin costs. Suitable for all ages and non-divers too.
For those that have already completed the Project Aware course. You are also able to do another PADI Speciality course today. The PADI Dive Against Debris course. This is another course designed to help the environment which will go more in depth about the underwater clean up that we will be doing. This course is £45 per person.
We will be taking our gas BBQ with us so please bring whatever you would like to cook on it with you.
There are plenty of camping sites nearby if you would like to stay the night somewhere close. We are staying at Penrallt camp site. Book your pitch here:
We will also be taking donations for Project Aware please dig deep and help us support this wonderful charity.
“Be part of the movement to help save our previous seas”.
Our next adventure ready for 2019.
Marsa Shagra is a bustling seaside village and definitely the most well-known of Marsa Alam destinations. It is the gateway to the south boasting one of the most beautiful house reefs in the Red Sea region. Whether you are a diver or just enjoy snorkelling, their house reef features an abundance of marine life including a variety of coral & fishes, reef sharks, turtles, and sometimes even dolphins! A photographers paradise.
1st-8th July 2019 departure from London Gatwick direct to Marsa
7 nights at Marsa Shagra – choice of accommodation below
5 days unlimited house reef diving with 2 orientation dives. Boat dives can be booked locally.
Meet and great at the airport
Visa on arrival
The location’s most attractive appeal is its mix of modern luxury and natural simplicity – the best of both worlds. Shagra offers 4 different accommodation categories; there is something for everyone’s taste and budget.
Beach Safari Tent Package – £995 per person
Royal tent Package – £1025 per person
Hut Package – £1025 per person
Deluxe Chalet Package – £1165 per person
- Non Divers:
Beach Safari Tent Package – £875 per person
Royal tent Package – £905 per person
Hut Package – £905 per person
Deluxe Chalet Package – £1045 per person
A £200 deposit is required upon booking.
The diving program of Red Sea Diving Safari is designed to accommodate any level diver from beginner to advanced and all aspects of the RSDS experience promote maximum diving enjoyment.
By visiting one of the Red Sea Diving Safari villages you are already making a positive, environmental choice in destination.We need the support of our guests to conserve the extremely delicate resources of the region. There are many things you can do to get involved, from joining our organised clean-ups, joining our eco-diving workshops, being a responsible diver and expanding your own personal knowledge about marine life in order to make the most of your diving experience. You can also take time to visit the local community and learn more about the culture you are visiting.
Please see the link below for more info on how you can get involved:
Please call MJ from Ultimate diving on 0208 655 6452 to book your deposit. Remaining balance will be due 12 weeks before.