Trip Date: 1st July 2020
Destination: Lanzarote, Spain
- £785 (Divers)
- £505 (Non Divers)
- 22KG checked luggage £52 (return)
- Deposit of £150 per person and balance due 11 weeks prior to departure. Flexible payments scheme available.
- Flights from Birmingham
- 7 nights at the Costa Volcan & Spa on self-catering basis
- 10KG hand luggage
- Airport transfers
- 10 dives with own equipment including Museum Atlantico
- Outbound 1st July 2020, departing Birmingham at 15:25 – arriving at Lanzarote 19:45.
- Inbound 7th July 2020, departing Lanzarote at 20:45 – arriving at Birmingham 00:55.
- Costa Volcan is situated in the small historic beach town of Puerto del Carmen, a few metres from jaw dropping underwater lava cave formations and colourful reefs.
- The resort is made up of 90 apartments and just a short stroll away from local bars, cafés, restaurants and the Playa Chica Beach. Both studios and apartments are available and have good facilities for a self-catering apartment including; a two-ring hob and various pans. Cutlery, plates and cups are also provided.
- All rooms have a private balcony offering either pool or stunning sea views. Furnished typically in a Canarian style, each room’s appearance is cool and highlighted with bright features.
- Next door to the Costa Volcan and Spa is the Manta Diving PADI centre.
- Diving in Lanzarote is mostly shore based. The diving schedule with Manta Diving is flexible, before diving begins the guide will discuss with the group where everybody would like to go, what they would like to see, and a plan is made from there. Dives take place at 11am and 3pm however the meeting time is 30 minutes before to give everyone time to kit up and be briefed.
- Nitrox is available to all qualified divers and the speciality course can also be done with Manta Diving for an additional fee.
- Most dives are shore dives as the reef is only 20 metres from the water’s edge; however, some of the wrecks such as the harbour wrecks and Waikiki are accessed by boat. Other nearby dive sites include; the Blue Hole, Red Coral and the Cathedral. Marine life that can be found in the waters of Lanzarote include nudibranchs, cuttlefish, seahorses, bull rays and of course the popular angel shark!
The dive show will be split across three days, the Friday being trade-only, and two consumer days over the weekend. The trade day will feature break-out rooms for seminars, member forums, etc, and there will be presentations on how to develop and improve your online presence for your dive centre/school, utilise social media more effectively, and so on.
As before, there is plenty on offer over the weekend for both existing divers and those looking to get into our exciting sport.
First-timers can take their inaugural fin-steps into the underwater world in a gigantic 100 sq m trydive pool, while without even getting wet, you can sample shark dives, seal dives, wreck dives and cave dives through the magic of Virtual Reality. After being such a hit last year, there’s even an actual cave system for you to explore!
Existing divers are also well catered for at GO Diving, with dedicated sections focusing on the disciplines of Underwater Photography and Technical Diving. Think your trim is up to scratch? Got your S-drills nailed? Navigation in the bag? Come and showcase your abilities at our interactive sessions. Want to try something new? Sign up for a sidemount trydive, or a dive on a closed-circuit rebreather. There’s even an area for The Next Generation of divers, all those keen kids and talented teens already attracted to the underwater realm.
New divers or veterans alike will be inspired and entertained by our bountiful line-up of speakers. Come listen to BBC stars Steve Backshall, Andy Torbet, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Monty Halls, from Beyond Bionic, Deadly 60, The One Show, Undiscovered Worlds, Operation Iceberg, Great Escapes and Wreck Detectives, discussing how they got into diving, what they love about exploring beneath the surface, and hear about some of their underwater adventures
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.