Scuba diving surfing and photography in The Guardian

Egypt- Sport- Reef 2000-Canyon diverWe are so happy that we have not one, not two but three holidays featured in the Guardian newspaper today. Here’s what they have to say…

30 of the best bargain adventures in 2013

What do you fancy doing this year – a spot of winter sunshine, an active outdoor adventure or a relaxing long-haul break? We have the pick of new holidays for 2013.

Top of their list (yes top!) is…. wait for it….

Surfing and photography in Costa Rica
Taking pictures of the sea is almost as tricky as surfing. Improve both skills in Costa Rica, with a new course of lessons in surfing and digital photography at Jaco Beach, Puntarenas. It costs £363pp for a week or £649pp for two, with student-style accommodation from £107pp a week ( Surfing equipment is provided, but not cameras.

To find out more, click here… surf and photography Costa Rica

Learn to scuba dive in Dahab, Egypt
A week’s B&B accommodation in the Bedouin Moon Hotel, on the beach at Dahab, is on special offer at £373pp with a five-day Padi open water scuba diving course in the Red Sea thrown in (0845 625 0445,

To discover life at a different depth, visit our website… scuba diving holiday in Dahab

And last but certainly not least…

Luxury Surf weekend in Morocco

Not sure you’ll enjoy surfing enough to commit to a whole week’s holiday? Spend a weekend in Essaouira testing the water on this new NotInTheGuideBooksbreak. Six hours of small-group instruction is spread over two days. Accommodation is in a traditional riad in the town’s medina, so if you get wiped out you can take a break to visit the souks, soothe tired muscles in a hammam or hang out on the roof terrace, sipping mint tea.
• From £295pp for three nights, including instruction, board and wetsuit, B&B accommodation and transfers (0845 625 0445,

Leave the shared dorm rooms to others, go stay in luxury and try out surfing on some of Morocco’s best surf beaches… Surf weekend

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