All the latest from DIVE Magazine this week
PAPUA PARADISE ECO RESORT
Raja Ampat is on every diver’s bucket list, especially for people who have already visited! Papua Paradise Eco Resort and Gangga Divers offer visitors the opportunity to stay in luxury, while also respecting and preserving the natural environment, both above and below the water. Take a look at diving in one of the ‘Pearls of Indonesia’.
CURAÇAO INTERNATIONAL DIVE FESTIVAL 2019
The Caribbean island of Curaçao is hosting its annual dive festival from 29 September to 5 October this year – check out some of the highlights of this year’s events, plus the travel packages on offer and the special festival diving deals available from Curaçao’s Dive Task Force dive centres.
COMING IN THICK AND FAST
Just two weeks in and we’ve already received hundreds of nominations for this year’s DIVE Travel Awards. Six weeks to go before the voting starts, but only the Top 25 will go through, and if your favourites aren’t in it, then they clearly can’t win it!
NEVER STOP WINNING
Yet more great news as Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education is awarded the prestigious Trusted Charity Mark.
SPREADING THE GOOD WORD
The amazing Sharkwater Extinction is soon to be released on DVD, and we have three copies to give away to three lucky readers – follow the links, click some buttons, and a copy of one of the most important films of our time could be yours…
PROTECTING THE NORTH SEA FLOOR
Oceana is calling on the UK and Dutch authorities to designate an area of the North Sea known as the ‘Brown Banks’ as a marine protected area, after a rare and vulnerable reef habitat was discovered during a research expedition.
FANCY A FREE TRIP TO THE PHILIPPINES?
Yes, you heard that right! DIVE has teamed up with specialist travel operator Original Diving to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a trip for two to the luxurious Atmosphere Resort in Dauin, Philippines – or a Paralenz action camera for the runner-up – and all you’ve got to do is send us a photograph and follow us on Instagram…. how hard can it be?
SAY NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS…
…and get yourself a set of our fantastic, food-grade stainless-steel straws instead! Get them for free when you subscribe to our magnificent print issue in the UK, or buy them directly from Amazon priced at £6.99.
DIVE INTO SPRING
In our Spring 2019 Print Issue, Jason Isely brings us a special report from the Kei Islands on the plight of leatherback turtles, Douglas David Seifert explores the final scuba diving frontier of French Polynesia, Josef Litt indulges in some Cuban delights (and some diving!) and Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell peers through his spectacles at options for underwater opticals. Plus: More ice diving from Jerzy Kowalczuk, mindfulness and diving from Ghaida Ramadan, Francesca Page‘s new column, Penelope Granycome reports on VR diving as an anaesthetic, and the inspirational young Scuba Sisters diving ahead for the next generation. Click to subscribe… and get a FREE gift!