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Last Minute Maldives Orion Discount

November 15th, 2014

Are you looking for an awesome Maldives diving trip that combines top-quality facilities with extra special service? Then look no further than the excellent MV Orion Liveaboard.

Maldives liveaboard MV Orion Run by the prestigious DivEncounters Alliance MV Orion offers an excellent standard of accommodation and facilities along with quality personal service. The boat is beautifully finished and boasts a whirlpool tub, massage service and free internet. Imagine yourself drift diving with sharks and manta rays at the world famous North Male atoll. You get your own personal tracking device for extra safety and free nitrox is available for certified divers.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

MV Orion – Last Minute Offer!

Maldives Cruise
8 Days 7 Nights 17 Dives
North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari, Vaavu and South Male atolls.
23 – 30 Nov 2014
Standard twin/double cabin: Was US$ 2,188
Now US$ 1,750
Mini double bed suite: Was US$ 2,406
Now US$ 1,750
Junior double bed suite: Was US$ 2,625
Now US$ 1,750
Save up to US$ 1750 per couple!

Maldives liveaboard MV OrionCruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, and water, Male city tour with local guide (upon request), return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6-7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available), personal diver locator (EPIRB), carbon monoxide analysers, torches, Maldivian bed tax and GST on trip price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (US$ 45 per day), dive insurance, fuel surcharge (if applicable) US$ 10 per person per night. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, WiFi access (US$ 20 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Treat yourself to an extra special diving cruise with excellent service and comfort onboard the high quality MV Orion Maldives Liveaboard. Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Sharifa Maldives specials Nov, Dec and Jan

November 14th, 2014

Some tasty offers here from MY Sharifa in the Maldives . Already one of the most competitively priced Maldives liveaboards.

Maldives Liveaboard MY Sharifa – Special Discounts!
North Male, South Male and Ari atolls – 8 Days 7 Nights – 16 Dives
23 – 30 November 2014
04 -11 January 2015
11 – 18 January 2015
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1592
Now US$ 1,400
Save US$ 384 per couple!
14 – 21 December 2014
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1540
Now US$ 1,400
Save US$ 280 per couple!

Maldives liveaboard diving with MY Sharifa

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water (1 bottle per day), hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport on Sundays, dives (including 1 night dive), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6-7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, trips to the local islands, Maldivian bed tax and GST.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (approx US$ 55 per day. Stock is very limited). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, scuba equipment (approx US$ 55 per day. Stock is very limited), additional 2nd night dive (cost dependent on number of participants), dive insurance (can be purchased on board), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Act now and find yourself beneath a tropical sun, hopping on board the MY Sharifa Maldives Liveaboard with a great discount! Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Book 5, 1 free on Galapagos Sky!

November 14th, 2014

Book 5 and get 1 space free! (Normally pay for 7 and get 1 free)

Galapagos Sky Liveaboard takes your cruising the Galapagos IslandsAre you a group thinking of treating yourself to an amazing Galapagos experience? Then now is the time and Galapagos Sky is the boat.

Galapagos Sky is a steel mono-hulled motor vessel of over 30 metres in length, designed and furnished to provide a spacious and comfortable liveaboard experience. Departing every Sunday, you can take full advantage of the complimentary nitrox for EANx-certified divers and marvel at the life underwater at the prime dive sites of Darwin and Wolf. 2 morning land tours to Santa Cruz and San Cristobal are also included in your Ecuador liveaboard cruise.

Valid for these dates:
2015
26 April – 03 May
03 May – 10 May
31 May – 07 June
07 June – 14 June

2016
17 Jan – 24 Jan
14 Feb – 21 Feb
20 Mar – 27 Mar
10 April – 17 April
8 May – 15 May
22 Feb – 01 Mar 2015

However you have to book NOW! This offer only applies to bookings with deposits receive before 24 November 2014.

Contact Dive The World to book now on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Aussie dollar drops – Great Barrier Reef more affordable these days!

October 27th, 2014

Exchange rate fluctuations mean good news for you if you want to dive Australia.

AUD vs USDThe Australian dollar has been dropping in value making it super cheap for others to visit Australia and dive the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. So why not act now and take advantage of this opportunity? Your money now goes further, so if you have been thinking about diving Australia “one day” maybe now is that day!

Check out our Australian liveaboard recommendations and start making your plans for:
• Great Barrier Reef – the mother of all reefs
• Rowley Shoals – Western Australia’s finest
• Cage Diving with Great White sharks in South Australia

Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email and get the ball rolling on making your Australian diving dreams come true.


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50% off for your buddy on Galapagos Sky!

October 11th, 2014

Save up to US$ 2,748 per couple in Feb 2015!

Are you 2 people who have been talking about going to the Galapagos? You can get now pay for 1 and get 50% off the 2nd space on the fabulous Galapagos Sky Liveaboard.

Galapagos Sky Liveaboard takes your cruising the Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Sky is a steel mono-hulled motor vessel of over 30 metres in length, designed and furnished to provide a spacious and comfortable liveaboard experience. You can take advantage of the complimentary nitrox. Galapagos Sky also supplies safety equipment for all customers including Dive Alert signalling devices, safety sausages and a mini GPS for every buddy pair. Alcoholic drinks are also included in the price.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

Galapagos Sky Liveaboard – 50% off for your buddy!
8 Days 7 Nights 24 Dives
22 Feb – 01 Mar 2015
Deluxe twin/double cabin: Was US$ 10,590 per couple
Now US$ 7,942 per couple

Master double cabin: Was US$ 10,990 per couple
Now US$ 8,242 per couple

Save up to US$ 2,748 per couple!

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s)(4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Return flight ticket from Guayaquil or Quito to San Cristobal payable in advance, scuba equipment (7 nights US$ 200, 10 nights US$ 250), dive computer, dive insurance, Galapagos entrance fee US$ 100, transit card US$ 10, hyperbaric chamber fee US$ 35 to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Imported alcoholic drinks, 15 L tank rental (US$ 50 for 7 nights and US$ 70 for 10 nights), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival

Contact Dive The World to book now on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Palau to establish fishing-free ocean sanctuary

September 25th, 2014

Palau may be leading the way in marine conservation. This can only be good news for this excellent dive destination, home to some of the best liveaboard experiences in the world .

Isn't it time you visited this earthly paradise?An article in the New Zealand Herald reports: “Palau created the world’s first shark sanctuary in 2009 and the move has been so successful that plans are now underway to completely ban commercial fishing in the island nation’s vast ocean territory by 2018.

The fishing-free zone in the northern Pacific, described as unprecedented by famed US marine scientist Sylvia Earle, will cover 630,000sq km, an area almost the size of France.”

Kudos to Palau president Timmy Remengesau for seeking to build on Palau’s success in protecting sharks. “Just a decade ago, dozens of so-called “shark boats” regularly docked in Palau’s commercial centre Koror, hanging fins to dry from their rigging as they worked to supply a seemingly insatiable demand in Asia for the primary ingredient in shark fin soup.

The thriving shark population of PalauDuring the height of the trade, an estimated 73 million sharks a year had their fins hacked off and were thrown back into the sea to die.”

Now, as everyone knows, Palau’s waters have a very healthy shark population and has become something of a must-visit destination for divers keen to experience dives with sharks and rays and vast quantities of fish.

If you want to dive Palau, contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Last Minute Komodo cruise: Mermaid II 20% off

September 16th, 2014

Save US$ 1,452 per couple!

A last minute cabin has come free on the excellent Indonesia liveaboard MV Mermaid II and you can get a whopping 20% off!

Date: 29 Sept to 08 October
Itinerary: Special 10 Days/9 nights
Route: Bali-Komodo-Bali
Note: This cruise starts off with dive in Nusa Penida in Mola Mola season!
Price: Was US$ 3,625 (2800 EUR). Now US$ 2,899 (2240 EUR)
Plus: FREE nitrox
Save US$ 1,452 per couple!

Diving in Komodo aboard the Mermaid IIThis Komodo liveaboard is a powerful 32 metre steel hulled motor vessel, so it can get you to and from all the dive sites around the Komodo National Park in next to no time. An additional generator and fuel tanks give added confidence that MV Mermaid II can keep operating cruises without technical interruption.

At this awesome price, you will need to act quickly! Do so and you will probably dive with Mola Mola very soon, plus you get the Master cabin on Mermaid II at a super low price! Contact our sales staff to book your scuba diving holiday in sunny Komodo. Contact Dive The World to book the MV Mermaid II liveaboard send us an email or call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794.

Note: prices quoted are per person sharing and subject to currency fluctuations.


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Massive 40% off – Maldives group deal

September 9th, 2014

Insane 40% discount for a last minute group trip!
MV Amba liveaboard with here dive tender in the Maldives

Excellent Maldives liveaboard MV Amba has just had space open up between 21 September and 5th October 2014.

If your group is ready to act you can be diving the glorious atolls of the far north of the Maldives and saving big time!

Here are the details of the offer
Trip duration: Up to you! 7 nights…10 nights….14 nights
Travel period: Between 21 September and 5 October 2014
Group Size: 10 or more. Full charter is for 22 guests
Discount: A whopping 40%!
Offer price per person per night: US$ 119

Relaxing on MV Amba's shaded upper deck after glorious Maldives divingIncludes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Hanimaadhoo Airport, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, Maldivian Bed Tax and GST.

Excludes: Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (all dives with nitrox is approx US$ 66), scuba equipment and torches (not available for rent on this boat), dive computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival: on board payments in cash (Euros and US dollars) not credit cards.

It may be short notice but if you have a group itching for a liveaboard trip or your plans elsewhere have fallen through, this could be your saviour! Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Fab Group Deals on Carpe Vita in Maldives.

September 5th, 2014

The beautiful liveaboard Carpe Vita ExplorerIf you are looking for some great group deals on a Maldives liveaboard then check out what is on offer on the excellent MV Carpe Vita Explorer.
These group offers are valid for all 2014 trips and in 2015 and 2016 for all trips starting from August until the end of December.

Check out these great group deals:
6 people to 12 people
US$ 300 discount per person and 1 place FREE – 7 night trips
US$ 400 discount per person and 1 place FREE – 10 night trips

12 people or more
US$ 300 discount per person and 2 places FREE – 7 night trips
US$ 400 discount per person and 2 places FREE – 10 night trips

Full charter
US$ 300 discount per person and 4 places FREE – 7 night trips (summer)
US$ 300 discount per person and 3 places FREE – 7 night trips (winter)
US$ 400 discount per person and 4 places FREE – 10 night trips (summer)
US$ 400 discount per person and 3 places FREE – 10 night trips (winter)
Summer trips run from May to October.
Winter trips run from November to April.

The beautiful liveaboard Carpe Vita Explorer

Check out the prices and schedule for MV Carpe Vita Explorer and see what dates suit you and your group. Then get in touch and we’ll make it happen.

The MV Carpe Vita Explorer is 1 of the foremost liveaboards in the Maldives. It offers all the comforts and facilities needed to ensure that you can truly chill-out and unwind in comfort and style. So contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Eating fish on liveaboards: ‘OK’ or ‘No Way’?

September 4th, 2014

At Dive The World we take your feedback seriously and recently we have received a few complaints about various liveaboard operators serving “too much fish” on board.

Many divers are struck by the apparent contradiction inherent in visiting a place to marvel at its marine bio-diversity and then proceeding to lessen that diversity by eating some of the very creatures they have come to marvel at.

We had a customer who was on a Burma liveaboard who complained that fish was the number 1 source of protein during their dive trip. Another who was on a liveaboard in Indonesia who was shocked to be served the local marine life, caught by traditional methods. It is quite common for liveaboard staff to fish for food during the cruises and the writer has experienced both tuna and sailfish being caught and eaten on a liveaboard trip. They also often stock up on fish from local markets.

Is this a contradiction?

How does it make you feel?

Obviously if they use illegal methods or are fishing in a protected zone, that crosses a line. But is there not a line of morality or common sense that suggests this practice is unwise?

Fish resources are depleting. If one multiplies up the number of liveaboards every week, every month, every year that are serving up locally caught produce then the biomass starts to add up. The ‘rod and line can’t do any harm’ argument seems invalid.

Check out the article by Dive The World’s Sheldon Hey for a further investigation of this divisive issue: Open letter to dive operators worldwide

You can check out more interesting articles written over the years by contributors to Dive The World at our Newsletter archive or get in touch on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Sharifa 20% off and Special manta cruise

August 5th, 2014

Are you looking to experience amazing diving in the Maldives? Then hop onboard the Maldives Liveaboard MY Sharifa and get a great discount! Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

Maldives Liveaboard MY Sharifa – 20% Special Discount!
North Male, South Male and Ari atolls – 8 Days 7 Nights – 18 Dives

24 – 31 August 2014
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1419
Now US$ 1,135
Save US$ 568 per couple!

14 – 21 September 2014
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1360
Now US$ 1,088
Save US$ 544 per couple!

Maldives liveaboard diving with MY Sharifa The MY Sharifa is a European operated superior class Maldives liveaboard around the best dive sites in the Maldives Islands. The most common itineraries normally focus on Ari Atoll and also North Male and South Male.

This is a liveaboard built for diving, with 4 nicely furnished decks meaning there is always plenty of space for up to 18 divers in a range of en-suite cabin configurations, but all with at least 1 double bed. Facilities on board include large air-conditioned saloon with plenty of lounging and reading space.

Includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water (1 bottle per day), hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport on Sundays, dives (including 1 night dive), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6-7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, trips to the local islands, Maldivian bed tax and GST.

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, scuba equipment (approx US$ 55 per day. Stock is very limited), additional 2nd night dive (cost dependent on number of participants), dive insurance (can be purchased on board), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

But wait..there’s more!

Non-diver discount
As well as the above discount trips, there is still a 10% discount for non-diving companions for all trips from August 3 – September 21
(the 2 discounts cannot be combined)

Mantas special
August 30 – September 14 is a special trip to Baa-Lhaviyani Atoll and the mantas of Hanifaru Lagoon.
Note you can also join for just 1 week, with an local air taxi flight.

So many great offers – it’s almost like you need a good reason not to dive in the beautiful Maldives soon! Act now and find yourself beneath a tropical sun, hopping on board the MY Sharifa Maldives Liveaboard with a great discount! Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Maldives 15% off Constellation liveaboards

August 4th, 2014

Are you looking for an amazing Maldives diving cruise soon, but you are looking to save a few $$$? Then happy days are here again for you! It is written in the stars that you are going to be stepping on board one of the Constellation fleet: MV Orion, MV Virgo, MV Leo.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

MV Orion, MV Virgo and MV Leo – 15% off – Last Minute Offer!
August and September cruises
8 Days 7 Nights 17 Dives
North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari and South Male atolls.

Maldives liveaboard MV Orion MV Orion
Save up to US$ 605 per couple!

Sleeping up to 24 guests this 39m liveaboard boasts a TV and DVD player in each cabin. The best cabins even have bathtubs. There is a crew of 18 on hand to give you lots of personal service. Nitrox is free of charge! All divers hit the water with personal tracking devices.

Maldives liveaboard MV Virgo
MV Virgo
Save up to US$ 484 per couple!

Virgo is the smallest of the fleet taking only 15 divers although it has the usual features of cabin entertainment and bathrooms, free nitrox and diver safety features. Like most Maldives liveaboards you will dive from an accompanying dhoni where the tanks are filled and your gear stays in place.

Maldives liveaboard MV Leo
MV Leo
Save up to US$ 484 per couple!

This 35m liveaboard takes 20 divers who socialise mostly in the large saloon, around the outdoor bar or in the Jacuzzi on the sun deck.Like the other boats of the fleet your cabin will feature a TV and DVD and ensute bathroom. You can also benefit from the company policy of free nitrox and personal tracking device.

So go on! Dive in! Treat yourself to a smashing week of diving in one of the world’s best liveaboard destinations and save money while doing so. Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

If you’d like to ensure you are kept up-to-date with the latest diving news and special offers subscribe to our e-news now!

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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