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Plymouth


Plymouth Hard Boat diving 28/04/2018 - 29/04/2018 Destination Plymouth is famous for its wrecks and reefs off the south coast of the UK. The dive centre is located minutes from the pontoon, where you can board the boat and in a snap of your fingers be at one of the amazing reefs or wrecks that Plymouth has to offer. The history underwater dates back to 1700’s, while the sea off Plymouth boasts beautiful drop off walls, is abundant in marine life and is famous for its incredible visibility. Itinerary Diving will take place each day from Seeker which is a 38ft Lochin used exclusively as a charter boat for diving parties. Her experienced skipper is well known for g...

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Isles of Scilly - #2 (or should that be #1?)


Isles of Scilly Extra Date 21/07/2018 - 28/07/2018 Destination The Islands offer beautiful beaches, glorious views, magnificent seascapes and abundant wildlife making it one of the most desirable holiday destinations imaginable. Twenty-eight miles from Land’s End in clear, blue Atlantic water the Scilly Isles offer the perfect diving destination having a remarkable temperate climate allowing for a very exciting mix of flora and fauna. They have become renowned for being the top diving destination in the UK with the perfect blend of wrecks and aquatic life. With the abundance of marine life, spectacular land scenery, visibility of up to 20m and very few other divers in the ...

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Dry Dive


Dry Dive - Wirral Hyperbaric Chamber - 26/11/2017 New date for your diary! November 26th! Seeing as it will be getting cold outside and a little dark in the evenings, we've got something to help spread some winter cheer - a Dry Dive! We will heading over to the Hyperbaric Chamber on the Wirral to learn about what they do when they're not treating divers, as well as how they look after those suffering decompression illness.  We will then have the chance of going on a 'dry dive' to 40 metres - bring your log books and dive computers - it will count as a dive! You will also need to bring warm clothing (woolly bears, hats, gloves, etc for reasons that may surprise you (but you'll ...

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Isles of Scilly (04/08/2018 - 11/08/2018)


Isles of Scilly Week Trip; 04/08/2018 - 11/08/2018 Destination The Islands offer beautiful beaches, glorious views, magnificent seascapes and abundant wildlife making it one of the most desirable holiday destinations imaginable. Twenty-eight miles from Land’s End in clear, blue Atlantic water the Scilly Isles offer the perfect diving destination having a remarkable temperate climate allowing for a very exciting mix of flora and fauna. They have become renowned for being the top diving destination in the UK with the perfect blend of wrecks and aquatic life. With the abundance of marine life, spectacular land scenery, visibility of up to 20m and very few other divers in the...

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St Abbs, Bass Rock (22 - 24/09/2017) - Places Available


St Abbs, Bass Rock Hard Boat Diving 22nd to 24th September 2017 Places Available Eyemouth is a town in Berwickshire on the east coast just over the Scottish border—St Abbs is a small fish-ing village north of Eyemouth. The local coastline is unspoilt with a great wealth of animal, bird and plant life. The sea is clear with a rich variety of animals and plants of Arctic and Atlantic origins. The generally good water clarity and spectacular underwater scenery contribute to some of the best diving in Britain and the local inshore waters have been a voluntary marine reserve since 1984, a benefit to all. Bass Rock lies 2km offshore NE of North Berwick. It is famous for a populat...

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Farne Islands (20 - 22/09/2017) - Places Available


Farne Islands - Midweek Hard Boat Diving, Seahouses, Northumberland 20th to 22nd September 2017 Places Available The Farnes are a group of Islands situated off the Northumberland Coast famous for their colonies of birds and diver-friendly seals and situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The waters are rich in sea life and wrecks and the natural shelter of the islands gives good protection for diving on different states of the tide. At this time of year the young seals are getting more inquisitive so encounters with playful seals are almost guaranteed! For the non-diver there are many places of interest – Northumbria’s fine castles of Bamburgh and Alnwi...

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Normandy Liveaboard (16 - 22/09/2017) - Places Available


Normandy - Liveaboard Normandy & Channel Islands Sailing from Portland, Dorset 16/09/2017 to 22/09/2017 Places Available Normandy is famous for the D-Day landings, resulting in the coast line of this area of France, as well as the nearby Channel Islands, being scattered with a range of wrecks from both allied forces and opposition fleets. While some of the wrecks like at 40-50 metres, there are a large number at 30 metres or less, making for an exciting and varied itinerary, with plenty for the more technically minded diver to enjoy. The liveaboard, MY Salutay, will be moored at Portland Marina, Dorset, from where we sail.  We will board MY Salutay ...

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St Abbs Weekend (11 - 13/08/2017) - Places Available


Eyemouth and St Abbs Weekend Hard Boat Diving, Berwickshire 11th to 13th August 2017 Places Available Eyemouth is a town in Berwickshire on the east coast just over the Scottish border—St Abbs is a small fishing village north of Eyemouth. The local coastline is unspoilt with a great wealth of animal, bird and plant life. The beautiful coastline offers miles of walks and local sites of interest including Lindisfarne. The sea is clear with a rich variety of animals and plants of Arctic and Atlantic origins. The generally good water clarity and spectacular underwater scenery contribute to some of the best diving in Britain and the local in-shore waters have been a voluntary marin...

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Scapa Flow (17 - 24/06/2017) - Waiting List Only


Photo (C) Mr Tony Gilbert and reproduced with kind permission Scapa Flow - Week Hard Boat Diving, Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands 17/06/2017 to 24/06/2017 * Waiting list only Orkney is the group or Islands which lie off the northern most tip of Scotland. The archipelago of Orkney consists of around 70 islands, although only 17 of the are currently inhabited. Orkney boasts a rich cultural heritage - impressive archaeology, including the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. In the summer months Orkney enjoys long days - where the sun hardly sets. With clean air and beautiful, inspiring scenery Orkney is a wonderful place to visit. Stromness is the main diving centre for Orkney; it ...

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Farne Islands (12 - 14/05/2017)


Farne Islands - Weekend Hard Boat Diving, Seahouses, Northumberland 12th to 14th May 2017 Photo (C) Tony Gilbert and reproduced with kind permission The Farnes are a group of Islands situated off the Northumberland Coast famous for their colonies of birds and diver-friendly seals and situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  The waters are rich in sea life and wrecks and the natural shelter of the islands gives good protection for diving on different states of the tide. At this time of year nesting birds, including puffins, will go fishing so encounters of them diving in to join you are not unheard of!  For the non-diver, there are many places of intere...

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Red Sea Liveaboard - The Famous Five


Red Sea Liveaboard The Famous Five M/Y Echo, Hurghada - Hurghada 09/06/2018 - 16/06/2018 Destination The Red Sea, Egypt provides UK divers with pristine coral reefs and clear, blue water. The sea temperature in June is warm! Visibility is excellent with 20m being the norm and the variety of fish species and corals is huge (not to mention the dolphins!!). The best way to explore this diver’s playground is on a liveaboard boat, so we are chartering the M/Y Echo! The Liveaboard Emperor Echo is designed with the diver in mind, featuring a very spacious dive deck, dedicated camera facilities and concentrating on the excellent diving available both in the north and ...

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Maldives liveaboard March 2018


Maldives Liveaboard The Best of the Maldives MV Ari Queen, Male 09/03/2018- 18/03/2018 Destination The Maldives offers nutrient rich waters, which flow up along walls, rock pinnacles and calm lagoons. With warm, clear, blue water inhabited with an abundance of marine life, well-known cleaning stations, wrasse and shrimp service Manta Rays and other large marine species. During the seven-night itinerary we will be visiting several hotspots for the seasonal marine life that frequents the Maldives.  We will be exploring its underwater scenery from the comfort of liveaboard for an unforgettable experience. The Liveaboard The Ari Queen is a 33m liveaboard which comfor...

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Socorro Islands (16 - 27/01/2018) - Places Available


Socorro Islands Mexico 16/01/2018 - 27/01/2018 Places Available Destination Lying 600 miles to the west of mainland Mexico, the Socorro Islands is one of 4 islands that lie in the Revillagigedo Archipelago. This Archipelago offers some of the most unique and stunning diving in Mexico. It possesses an absolutely unique ecosystem and is often nicknamed the "Mini-Galapagos" or the "Mexican Galapagos" as the landscapes are very similar. The wildlife on land, in the water, or in the air is so unique that the Mexican government has now declared the islands as a Biosphere Reserve. Each of the islands have their distinctive traits. One of the main draws are the ...

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Malta (5 - 12/10/2017) - Places Available


Malta Sands Apartments 5/10/2017 to 12/10/2017 Full! The Destination Malta’s diving is famous for the amazing underwater visibility, warm temperatures and stunning scenery.  Submerged caves, chimneys, arches and tunnels together with breathtaking drop offs and the flourishing marine life make Malta one of the Mediterranean's most popular dive destinations. Dive in and discover species typical of Med-diving: groupers, barracudas, octopus, bream, amberjacks. The many wrecks around the coast line have now become home to a host of species, making this trip suitable for a variety of tastes. When you’re not diving there are many interesting historical monuments to visit.  ...

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Red Sea Liveaboard: "Northern Wrecks and Reefs"


Red Sea Liveaboard Northern Wrecks and Reefs M/Y Blue Horizon, Hurghada 18/08/2017 to 25/08/2017 The Destination The Red Sea, Egypt provides UK divers with the closest coral reefs and clear, blue water. The sea temperature in August is warm! Visibility is excellent with 20m being the norm and the variety of fish species and corals is huge (not to mention the dolphins!!). The best way to explore this diver’s playground is on a liveaboard boat, so we are chartering the M/Y Blue Horizon! The Liveaboard At 41 metres long with 9 cabins and 4 suits divided over two decks, M/Y Blue Horizon is Blue O Two’s flagship vessel.  There are nine comfortably appointed twin cab...

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Red Sea Liveaboard: Hayah - Reef Clean Up


Red Sea Liveaboard "Hayah" - Reef Clean Up M/Y Blue Fin 10/02/2017 to 17/02/2017  Mission accomplished! The Destination The Red Sea provides UK divers with the closest coral reefs and clear, blue, warm water. Visibility is excellent and the variety of fish species and corals is huge, but it all needs help to stay that way! Taking in dive sites of the Northern Red Sea, this trip promises to be a great all-round tour for divers of all abilities that want to give a little back. This safari will travel to Shark & Yolanda reefs in Ras Mohamed marine park, visit Sha’ab El Erg (known colloquially as ‘Dolphin House’), reefs off Danaba (Shag Rock) and the world famous wr...

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Thailand 2017


Thailand Phuket (liveaboard) and Khao Lak M/V Marco Polo 10/03/2017 to 24/03/2017    The Destination Most of Thailand’s top scuba diving spots are in the Andamen Sea on the west coast with dive sites of world-renown, such as those of the Similan islands, with its arches and swim-throughs, and Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Many sites now enjoy National Marine Park Status. The Andaman Sea is crammed with colourful coral and tropical marine life, set around stunning tropical islands with their beautiful sandy beaches. There are  regular sightings of turtles, leopard sharks, white and black tip reef sharks and giant manta rays (as well as the occasional frogfish...

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Farnes 05/2017 - Trip Report


May 2017 saw the first of our trips to UK waters for the year. After becoming Open Water divers in 2016, our new friends Helen and Mark joined many of our divers for a weekend away diving off the Farne Islands. Thanks to Helen and Mark Russell for their trip report and photos… The trip to Farnes was our first UK sea dive so we weren't sure what to expect (apart from the cold!). The main attraction for us was the chance to see some seals up close and we were really looking forward to it. Our accommodation was ideally placed very close to a pub (!) and the group of divers we were with were great. We all had different levels of experience and we certainly picked up lots of us...

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Red Sea Adventure - Reef Cleaned - Trip Report


Words & pictures courtesy of Tom Davies - thanks Tom! All picture © Mr Thomas Davies. This was my first trip with the New Horizons Dive Centre, having completed my Open Water and Advanced Open Water training through the centre and I saw the Red Sea Liveaboard trip as a perfect opportunity to see the underwater world for the first time and that was not the colourful wildlife at Capernwray. I could not speak highly enough of the organisation of the trip with the trip leader Andy knowing the locality well. It helped us find our way around Hurghada, with the diving being beyond compare and I managed to personally complete a handful of specialty courses to allow me to adventur...

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