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blue o two diving services and holidays
  • I am a diving centre, what benefits do you offer?
  • I am a member of a diving club, what benefits do you offer?
  • Conserving the future of our oceans?
  • How do I find out about employment with blue o two?
  • How do I join the Partner Plus scheme?
  • What diving destinations do you offer?
  • What services does blue o two offer?
  • Why is blue o two different to other operators?



Diving holiday booking process - blue o two boats
  • Booking: Do I need an entry visa?
  • Booking: How can I book my holiday?
  • Booking: How much deposit do I have to pay to secure a place on a trip?
  • Booking: I have a tight budget - can you make it any cheaper?
  • Booking: I want to book a trip but am travelling from outside of the UK
  • Booking: When do I receive my tickets?
  • Booking: When do you require full balance?
  • Children: Are children allowed onboard?
  • Equipment: Can I hire equipment from you?
  • Equipment: Do I need my own diving equipment?
  • Flights: Are in-flight meals included?
  • Flights: How do I book extra leg room on my flight?
  • Flights: How long is the flight to Hurghada?
  • Flights: How long is the flight to Male?
  • Flights: How long should I leave for check-in at the airport?
  • Flights: New Hurghada airport battery regulations
  • Flights: New security measures for flights from Egypt & Turkey
  • Flights: What airline do you use?
  • Flights: What is the baggage allowance on my ticket?
  • Insurance: Do I need Travel Insurance?
  • Onboard: Do blue o two cater for non divers?
  • Onboard: Do we spend 7 nights on the boat?
  • Onboard: What can I expect from staying on a liveaboard?
  • Passport: ESTA / Visa Waiver Program requirments
  • Passport: Validity period
  • Passport: Why do you need my passport number?



Diving FAQs
  • Do I have to be a strong swimmer to become a diver?
  • Do I need to have a dive computer?
  • Do I need to have a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)?
  • How expensive is SCUBA diving?
  • How long does a cylinder of air last?
  • How old do you have to be to get certified?
  • Is it hard to learn to scuba dive?
  • Is scuba diving dangerous?
  • Isn't the equipment heavy and difficult to learn how to use?
  • Will my ears hurt from the pressure when I scuba dive?
  • What is the Bends?
  • What's in a scuba tank? Oxygen?
  • PADI Manuals and PIC (certification)



blue o two diving courses
  • Are technical courses available?
  • I am concerned about the pace of the training - what if I can't keep up?
  • What if I become ill part way through a course and am unable to complete my training?



Red Sea - Egypt liveaboards
  • Check in - Check out times
  • Children: Are children allowed onboard
  • Depth Limitations - CDWS Regulations
  • Diving: Equipment
  • Diving: Gloves & Knives - CDWS Regulations
  • Diving: How many dives per day will I get?
  • Diving: Itineraries
  • Diving: Muck stick - CDWS Regulations
  • Diving: RIB Usage
  • Diving: Sea temperature
  • Diving: SS. Thistlegorm Regulations
  • Diving: What is included if I rent full diving equipment from blue o two?
  • Diving: What thickness wetsuit should I wear?
  • Egyptian Visa
  • Fleet: Our Red Sea liveaboard fleet
  • Flights: New security measures for flights from Egypt & Turkey
  • Hurghada airport and batteries (departing flights)
  • Insurance policy for dive accidents statement - CDWS Regulations
  • Last Night: dining out & hotel upgrade
  • Onboard: Cabin selection
  • Onboard: Can I wear shoes on blue o two liveaboards?
  • Onboard: Electricity supply & charging stations
  • Onboard: Internet
  • Onboard: Meals
  • Onboard: Mobile phone reception & entertainment
  • Onboard: Nitrox?
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Onboard: Payment methods and currencies accepted
  • Onboard: Plug adaptors
  • Onboard: Smoking
  • Onboard: Toiletries and hair dryers
  • Onboard: Towels
  • Onboard: What is a liveaboard vessel?
  • Pre-travel health advice
  • Recompression chambers in Egypt
  • Technical: BSAC decompression diving - CDWS Regulations
  • Technical: Can blue o two cater for rebreather divers?
  • Technical: Courses - are they available?
  • Technical: How to travel with a rebreather unit?
  • Transfers from Hurghada airport
  • What happens when I arrive at Hurghada airport?
  • What should I pack?
  • Where can I leave feedback following my holiday?
  • Why do you require/recommend a minimum number of logged dives?



Maldives liveaboards
  • Diving: Are reef hooks allowed in the Maldives?
  • Diving: Are there strong currents in the Maldives?
  • Diving: Decompression diving
  • Diving: Depth limitations
  • Diving: Equipment
  • Diving: Final dive
  • Diving: Hanifaru Bay
  • Diving: Is technical diving allowed in the Maldives?
  • Diving: Itineraries
  • Diving: Minimum Experience
  • Diving: Night Dives
  • Diving: Nitrox?
  • Diving: Rebreathers
  • Diving: Recompression chambers
  • Diving: Sea temperature
  • Diving: Solo diving
  • Luggage storage before your flight home
  • Luggage: Hand luggage - what should I pack?
  • M/V Sachika: Alcohol and duty free
  • M/V Sachika: Hairdryers
  • M/V Sachika: Internet
  • M/V Sachika: Payment methods
  • M/V Sachika: Plug sockets
  • M/V Sachika: Tips
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Alcohol and duty free
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Equipment Hire
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Internet
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Payment methods
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Plug sockets
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Smoking
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Tips
  • M/V Sea Spirit: Towels and Linen
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Alcohol
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Cabin selection
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Crew and dive guide gratuities
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Crew, dive guides and courses
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Departure
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Drinking water
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Entertainment on board
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Fire safety
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Mobile phones
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Nitrox & Equipment
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Other drinks
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Payment methods
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Plug sockets
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Pre-travel health advice
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Shortie wetsuits
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Smoking
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Tips
  • M/Y blue Voyager: Water
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Alcohol
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Cabin Selection
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Crew and dive guide gratuities
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Crew, dive guides & courses
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Departure
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Drinking water
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Fire safety
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Internet
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Mobile phones
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Nitrox and Equipment
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Other drinks
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Payment methods
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Plug sockets
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Pre travel health advice
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Smoking
  • M/Y Ocean Sapphire: Special dietary requirements
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Pre-travel health advice



Galapagos liveaboards
  • Diving: How will we dive?
  • Diving: Can I dive on nitrox?
  • Diving: Can we do night dives?
  • Diving: Decompression dives or technical diving?
  • Diving: Depth limitations in the Galapagos Islands
  • Diving: National Park requirements for diving at the Galapagos?
  • Diving: On your own?
  • Diving: Rebreather divers
  • Flights: To Galapagos from Ecuador
  • Islands - Recompression Chamber: Where is the nearest chamber for the Galapagos Islands?
  • Islands: Can I go on land?
  • Luggage: Hand luggage - what should I pack?
  • Luggage: What is the weight allowance?
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Adaptors
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Alcohol & Duty Free
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Child policy
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Clothing and footwear
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Diving Equipment for rental
  • M/V Galapagos Master: First Aid
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Meals
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Mobile phone reception & Internet
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Nitrox?
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Payment methods
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Safety equipment requirements
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Smoking
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Special Dietary Requirements
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Tips
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Towels and linen
  • M/V Galapagos Master: Underwater photography and videography
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Adaptors
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Alcohol & Duty Free
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Diving
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Meals
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Payment methods
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Safety equipment requirments
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Tips
  • Onboard Humboldt Explorer: Towels. linen and toiletries
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Pre-travel health advice



Indonesian liveaboards & Resorts
  • Bali: Is there a recompression chamber?
  • Bali: Malaria or dengue fever risk?
  • Lembeh Resort: Accepted methods of payment.
  • Lembeh Resort: How do I get there?
  • Lembeh Resort: How far is it from the airport?
  • Lembeh Resort: Medical facilities.
  • Lembeh Resort: Plugs & electrical supply.
  • Lembeh Resort: What is the recommended tipping amount?
  • Lembeh Resort: What to pack.
  • Luggage: Hand luggage - what should I pack?
  • North Sulawesi: Malaria or dengue fever risk?
  • North Sulawesi: What is the weather like?
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Pre-travel health advice
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Alcohol and duty free
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Child policy
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Clothing and footwear
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Dietary requirements/food preferences
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Diving Equipment for rental
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Diving Equipment provided
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Electricity
  • S/Y Indo Siren: First aid
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Onboard payments
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Packing list.
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Smoking
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Typical food onboard
  • S/Y Indo Siren: Underwater photography and videography
  • Tasik Ria Resort & Spa: Accepted methods of payment.
  • Tasik Ria Resort & Spa: How close to the airport?
  • Tasik Ria Resort & Spa: How do I get there?
  • Tasik Ria Resort & Spa: Medical facilities.
  • Tasik Ria Resort & Spa: What to pack.
  • Travel: Currency.
  • Travel: Departure tax.
  • Travel: Electricity.
  • Travel: language.
  • Travel: Passport and VISA.
  • Travel: Telephone.
  • Travel: Time zones.
  • Travel: Weather.
  • Travel: What are the visa requirements?
  • Travel: What monies should I carry?



Philippines liveaboards
  • Diving: Recompression chambers
  • Luggage: Hand luggage - what should I pack?
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Pre-travel health advice
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Child policy
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Clothing and Footwear
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Dietary requirements/prefs
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Diving Equipment for rental
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Diving Equipment provided
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Do I have to dive with a guide?
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Electricity
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: First aid
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Marine Park Fees
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Onboard payments
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Packing list
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Photography and videography
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: Smoking
  • S/Y Philippine Siren: What thickness wetsuit is suitable?
  • S/Y Philippines Siren: Typical food onboard
  • Travel: Airport Terminal Fee
  • Travel: Climate and Weather
  • Travel: Currency
  • Travel: Flight time
  • Travel: Flying after diving
  • Travel: Health
  • Travel: Insurance
  • Travel: Language and Religion
  • Travel: Telephone
  • Travel: Time zone
  • Travel: Visa and passports



Palau liveaboards
  • Diving: Recompression chambers
  • Luggage: Hand luggage - what should I pack?
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Pre-travel health advice
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Alcohol
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Child policy
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Clothing and footwear
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Dietary requirements/prefs
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Diving Equipment for rental
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Diving Equipment provided
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Do I have to dive with a guide?
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Electricity
  • S/Y Palau Siren: First aid
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Internet
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Onboard payments
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Packing list
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Smoking
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Typical food onboard
  • S/Y Palau Siren: Underwater photography and videography
  • S/Y Palau Siren: What thickness wetsuit is suitable?
  • Travel: Airport terminal fee
  • Travel: Climate and Weather
  • Travel: Currency
  • Travel: Electricity
  • Travel: Flight time
  • Travel: Flying after diving
  • Travel: Health
  • Travel: Language and Religion
  • Travel: Passport and Visas
  • Travel: Telephone
  • Travel: Time Zone



Fiji liveaboards
  • Diving: Recompression chambers
  • Luggage: Hand luggage - what should I pack?
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Pre-travel health advice
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Alcohol
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Child policy
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Clothing and footwear
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Dietary requirements/prefs
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Diving Equipment for rental
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Diving Equipment provided
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Do I have to dive with a guide?
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Electricity
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: First aid
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Onboard payments
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Packing list
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Smoking
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Typical food onboard
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: Underwater photography and videography
  • S/Y Fiji Siren: What wetsuit is suitable?
  • Travel: Advice on your international flights
  • Travel: Airport terminal fee
  • Travel: Climate and Weather
  • Travel: Currency
  • Travel: Electricity
  • Travel: Flight time
  • Travel: Flying after diving
  • Travel: Health
  • Travel: Language and Religion
  • Travel: Passport and Visas
  • Travel: Telephone



East Pacific liveaboards
  • Cabo San Lucas: What can I do here before or after my Mexico liveaboard on M/V Nautilus Explorer, M/V Rocio Del Mar or M/V Belle Amie?
  • Clipperton: How many dives are there per day?
  • Clipperton: Night diving - will this be offered?
  • Fishing: Is fishing allowed at the Revillagigedo Archipelago which contains Socorro Island?
  • Fishing: Is fishing allowed in the Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe or Clipperton?
  • Guadalupe & Benito Islands: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE TRANSFER BACK TO SAN DIEGO
  • Guadalupe & San Benito Islands: Are the sharks baited?
  • Guadalupe & San Benito Islands: Cage diving - can I dive outside of the cage?
  • Guadalupe & San Benito Islands: Cage diving - how many divers are in a cage?
  • Guadalupe & San Benito Islands: Cage diving - What is it like?
  • Guadalupe & San Benito Islands: Will I get a chance to go onto Guadalupe Island?
  • Guadalupe & San Benito Islands: Will I see great white sharks?
  • Kayaking: Can I kayak with dolphins and whales at the Revillagigedo Archipelago which contains Socorro Island?
  • Luggage: Hand luggage - what should I pack?
  • M/V Belle Amie: Alcohol & Duty Free
  • M/V Belle Amie: Are electrical adaptors provided on board?
  • M/V Belle Amie: Do I have to follow a dive guide when I dive from the M/V Belle Amie?
  • M/V Belle Amie: Is Nitrox available on board?
  • M/V Belle Amie: What are the safety measures on board?
  • M/V Belle Amie: What is the recommended tipping amount?
  • M/V Belle Amie: What payment methods and currencies are available on board?
  • M/V Nautilus Explorer: Are electrical adaptors provided on board?
  • M/V Nautilus Explorer: Are Nitrox fills offered on board?
  • M/V Nautilus Explorer: Can I bring my own alcohol on board?
  • M/V Nautilus Explorer: Do I have to follow a dive guide when I dive from the M/V Nautilus Explorer?
  • M/V Nautilus Explorer: What are the safety measures on board?
  • M/V Nautilus Explorer: What is the recommended amount for tips on board?
  • M/V Nautilus Explorer: What payment methods and currencies are accepted on board?
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Cabin Selection
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Crew and dive guide gratuities
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Crew and dive guides
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Equipment
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Meals & Alcohol
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Payment methods
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Plug sockets
  • M/V Rocio Del Mar: Pre-travel health advice
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Pre-travel health advice
  • Socorro: Can I go on the island of Socorro?
  • Socorro: Mantas - will I really see giant mantas on my trip to Socorro Island?
  • Travel: Passport and Visas



Micronesia Liveaboards
  • Bikini Atoll: is it safe to dive in a former nuclear testing site?
  • Bikini Atoll: Recompression Chamber
  • Diving: Bikini Atoll
  • Diving: Decompression or technical dives?
  • M/V Truk Master: Alcohol
  • M/V Truk Master: Can I take a dive course on board?
  • M/V Truk Master: Child policy
  • M/V Truk Master: Clothing and footwear
  • M/V Truk Master: Dietary requirements/prefs
  • M/V Truk Master: Diving Equipment
  • M/V Truk Master: Electricity
  • M/V Truk Master: First aid
  • M/V Truk Master: Insurance
  • M/V Truk Master: Internet
  • M/V Truk Master: Onboard payments
  • M/V Truk Master: Packing list
  • M/V Truk Master: Smoking
  • M/V Truk Master: Typical food on board
  • M/V Truk Master: What wetsuit is suitable?
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Travel: Climate and weather
  • Travel: Currency
  • Travel: Departure tax
  • Travel: Language and Religion
  • Travel: Passport and Visas
  • Travel: What is the transfer time between M/V Truk Master and Weno Airport?
  • Truck Lagoon: Recommended dive experience
  • Truk Lagoon: Recompression Chamber



French Polynesia Liveaboards
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Alcohol & Duty Free
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Child policy
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Clothing and footwear
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Diving Equipment for rental
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Meals
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Safety equipment requirements
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Smoking
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Special Dietary Requirements
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Tips
  • M/V French Polynesia Master: Towels and linen
  • Onboard: Noise
  • Travel: Climate and Weather
  • Travel: Currency
  • Travel: Electricity
  • Travel: Flying after diving
  • Travel: Health
  • Travel: Language and Religion
  • Travel: Visa and Passport



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