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About Gavin Macaulay

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My marine education began in 1996 in Jervis Bay, Australia and continued in the Great Barrier Reef and Fiji. I then took a few years out to wear a suit and pretend to be serious but a few years later returned to the world of oceanic academia in South East Asia in 2001. I joined Dive The World having experienced quite a few destinations and have since dived in The Maldives, Galapagos, South Africa, Fiji (again) and all around the coral triangle.

Many of the Dive The World staff have visited these destinations to make sure we know what we are selling. We aim only to sell places where the diving is great and only the operators we know can deliver for our customers. So when customers book with us they reduce the risk of ending up in the hands of cowboys. We all know they are out there. Dive The World have refused to work with some having experienced their operations first-hand.

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Unusual Marine Encounter in Mexico!

27th February 2014

“…better than a slap in the face with a wet fish” so the saying goes. Yes, yes we know a whale is not a fish, but…check out this video footage

Whale face Have you ever thought about diving in Mexico? Well there is a lot of reasons why you should
!

So go ahead, ask us about diving in Mexico and let us make your dreams come true!

Contact Dive The World right away! Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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Dive The World January newsletter

21st February 2014

It is already 2014. Will the next 12 months hold plenty of excitement in store for you? A new romance? Financial windfall? Lots of fun and laughter? Well you can help make sure the last one happens by planning now for an amazing 2014 diving holiday.

Descend into the bath-warm waters of the Dive The World newsletter and give yourself a taste of what could be in store: exotic travel, beautiful scenery, incredible underwater encounters, and memories to linger long in the mind. It will only happen if you make it happen…

Diving with dolphins in SocorroDive News:
• What’s new at Dive The World? Come and see

Features:
• What’s coming up on the diving horizon?
• Are you a single traveller?
• Belize Trip Report: Belize Aggressor
• Creature Feature: Nudibranchs

Come and check out all the goodies of our fun-packed January newsletter

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Cocos Island Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

21st February 2014

Last Updated By Gavin Macaulay on: 21 Feb 2014

Planning a dream dive vacation? Then Cocos Island should be very high on your list of options. This magical destination guarantees to deliver some of the best diving in the world. Dive The World has some great Cocos liveaboards special offers available right now and we’ve put them all together for you here.

Diving in Cocos Island with scalloped hammerhead sharks - photo courtesy of Avi Klapfer, Undersea Hunter Undoubtedly one of the top dive destinations in the world; the remote Cocos Island is world famous for the immense schools of scalloped hammerheads. The reefs here are apparently quite nice but with all the big fish action, divers rarely get a chance to look! The list of shark species that can be regularly spotted here is impressive; Galapagos, silky, tiger, blacktip, silvertip, guitar sharks and most notably whitetip reef sharks can be seen on every dive site.

The submerged seamount of Bajo Alcyone attract manta rays, eagle rays, enormous whale sharks as well as the usual suspects. The diving here is simply breathtaking, guaranteed to be a dive vacation that’s impossible to forget. So send us an email now and the let the experts arrange the trip of a lifetime!

We offer you only high standard Cocos liveaboards, all offering exceptional service. You could also treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime deep submarine adventure onboard the Amazing DeepSee Submersible Tour and dive deeper than ever before!

So what are you waiting for? Have a look now at our Diving Cocos Island – Specials & Last Minute Deals and make that dream trip happen for less!

Useful Cocos Island Diving Links


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Your Dive Buddy dives for Free At Matava in 2014!

12th February 2014

Last updated: 10 February 2014

Matava Resort is proud to announce a fantastic promotion if you wish to spend 7 nights at the resort (valid from now until the end of June 2014).

ng Kadavu with Matava Resort

Kadavu is a Fijian island less frequented by tourists than many others, yet it boasts some of the country’s finest diving. The Great Astrolabe Reef is a Fijian diving highlight – the 4th largest barrier reef in the world. Manta rays are among the biggest drawcard here with a supporting cast including eagle rays, Napolean wrasses, and huge groupers against a backdrop of a stunning variety or vibrant hard corals.

Matava Resort:

Example:
8 Days / 7 Nights – 12 dives
Oceanview Bure price: Was US$ 3,350 per couple
Now US$ 2,761 per couple!
Save US$ 589 per couple!

Resort diving includes: Dives, boat rides to dive sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 8 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks.

Diving excludes: Night dives (approx. US$ 79 per dive), scuba equipment (approx. US$ 28 per day), dive computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Resort accommodation (based on 2-share) includes: Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, return resort transfers from Kadavu airport, snorkeling gear hire (mask, fins & snorkel), unlimited use of resort kayaks, taxes.

Resort accommodation (based on 2-share) excludes: Alcoholic drinks, internet access. If you are a single person it is compulsory to pay in advance for a single supplement. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

So go ahead, dive into the warm Fijian waters and let your buddy dive for free! Contact Dive The World right away! Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Save US$300 This Summer on Board of MY Blue Honors Legacy

27th January 2014
  • Last updated: 07 May 2014
    Here is the latest liveaboard to make it on to the smorgasbord of diving options presented by Dive The World: Exciting new Maldives liveaboard MY Blue Honors Legacy.

    Maldives liveaboard MY Blue Honors Legacy

    There is an incredible special offer for the trips departing in May, July and August. Act quickly and you can save $$$ and hop on board this exciting new liveaboard option. What are you waiting for? You can save up to US$300! Or even more if you bring your dive buddies with you!

    MV Blue Honors Legacy: Special Offer

    Book one of the trips on this new liveaboard scheduled in May, July and August 2014 and get US$ 300 off!

    8 Days 7 Nights 25 Dives
    Superior twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1,785
    Now US$ 1,485 per person
    Ocean View double bed suite: Was US$ 2,170
    Now US$ 1,870 per person
    Save US$ 300 per person!

    Chilling on MY Blue Honors Legacy

    MY Blue Honors Legacy is a new medium budget Maldives liveaboard that runs a variety of itineraries. While most boats do the same trips week in week out, this one does many different itineraries, even within the central atolls region. You can also join specialist manta ray trips in season, or choose one of the itineraries that venture to the north or south of the archipelago.

    MY Blue Honors Legacy accommodates a relatively small number of divers (18) on a boat with touches of luxury like a jacuzzi, free WiFi and an onboard spa making it a likely favourite for many divers giving themselves the gift of a Maldives liveaboard adventure.

    So go on, dive into the welcoming warm Maldivian waters at un unbeatable price! Contact Dive The World right away! Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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    Fiji Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

    11th January 2014

    Last Updated By Gavin Macaulay on: 11 Jan 2014

    Thinking of immersing yourself in warm, azure waters? Then why not try the incredible diving in Fiji? Take a look at some of the great special offers that Dive The World has put together for you here and you could soon be diving in the clear waters of the South Pacific.

    pic-fiji-islands-sailing Fiji is a wonderfully diverse diving destination, from adrenaline rich shark feed dives at Viti Levu to the mesmerising reefs at the soft coral capital of the world in Taveuni and the Koro Sea. For those who want to avoid travel time the dive sites around Beqa Lagoon are superb. For the more adventurous a trip to the “real” Fiji at Kadavu with it’s pristine reefs, submerged pinnacles and manta ray cleaning stations could be for you.

    Dive The World have a superb choice of Fiji dive resorts right here for you to choose from. Alternatively if you really want to get away from it all and get the most out of your dive time take a look at our great selection of Fiji liveaboard trips.

    So take a look now at our Diving Fiji – Specials & Last Minute Deals and get more for your money when you enjoy some great Fiji diving!

    Useful Fiji Diving Links


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    The BBC feature Mexico’s Socorro island

    8th January 2014

    Excellent video of The BBC on a Socorro liveaboard!

    See why Mexico is our newest destination and learn about the areas chances of becoming UNESCO World Heritage protected.

    Diving with dolphins in Socorro

    Interesting clip about “Mexico’s Galapagos” by John McIntyre – The BBC’s guy for all things underwater. He also did Dive The World’s Red Sea diving videos.

    Join him on board MV Solmar V as he dives around some of the best sites in Mexico’s Pacific. Further evidence that this is a destination on the rise and a must-do for any serious scuba diving enthusiast.

    If you want to sample this great diving destination onboard the MV Solmar V, then contact Dive The World for more information on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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    Australia Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

    23rd December 2013

    Last Updated By Gavin Macaulay on: 23 December 2013

    Do you want to dive one of the seven natural wonders of the world? Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a fantastic playground for divers and Dive The World has some great opportunities for you here.

    Minke whales can be seen on the Ribbon Reefs-photo courtesy of Mike Ball With such a large area to dive the “GBR” marine park can be a daunting prospect. To help make life easier Dive The World has selected only the very best barrier reef liveaboards. This diving paradise has a huge range of environments which attracts a multitude of species. Huge manta rays can be seen at the pristine Osprey Reef and the shark feed at North Horn is an adrenaline packed dive that is not to be missed.

    The Ribbon Reefs along the outer barrier reef are a magnet for large pelagics and at the right time of year you may be fortunate enough to get the once over from curious minke whales. These reefs are also loaded with dozens of colourful nudibranchs, so rationing your time between the reef and the blue can be tricky! So what are you waiting for? Tell us when you wish to go and we’ll do the rest!

    Dive The World can provide you with an excellent range of Australian liveaboards to choose from all offering great facilities and a high level of service.

    So now is the time! Check out our Diving Australia – Specials & Last Minute Deals and make that trip Down Under come true!

    Useful Australia Diving Links


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    Save on your scuba and spa on Scubaspa Ying!

    18th December 2013

    US$ 100 Discount Voucher!

    Among Maldives liveaboards there is a new kid in town. A new kid that promises to deliver everything that the diver/non-diver couple could want. Week long cruises around the best dive sites of Maldives central atolls now keep 1 company (doing 2 dives a day) and the other happy and relaxed by receiving professional spa treatments (2 a day).

    Scubaspa Ying cutting a fine figure in the Maldives

    If you book soon not only will your partner be thrilled with you, but you can also take advantage of our US$ 100 Dive The World Discount Voucher. Book before the 20 January 2014 to receive this great bonus.

    So now couples where 1 dives and the other doesn’t need not be stranded on a hot sand-spit resort with 5 average dive sites nearby. Ditch the resort, book Scubaspa Ying and have both your needs met on a luxurious cruise.

    Dive The World has the following special offer for you:
    Scubaspa Ying – Discount Voucher Offer!

    Book your cruise on this new liveaboard by 20 January 2014 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World!

    This offer can be used in addition to other special offers including your Dive The World returning customer 5% discount. Voucher is transferable.

    One of the spa treatment rooms on Scubaspa Ying

    Includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, WiFi, classes such as meditation, yoga, pilates, island excursions, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, 12 dives or 12 treatments (or 6 dives and 6 treatments), snorkelling equipment, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (5 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches.

    Excludes (where applicable): Alcoholic drinks, mini-bar, scuba equipment US$ 180 per week, dive computer, dive insurance (mandatory), Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
    See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.

    Thai pavilion on the sundeck of Scubaspa Ying

    If you want to experience outstanding pampering, awesome diving and get a great discount on your next trip then book now on the big and sexy Scubaspa Ying. Contact Dive The World for more information on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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    Refer A Friend For Your Money-Off Reward!

    10th December 2013

    Are you a Dive The World customer who has booked a dive trip with us before? Well if so we would like to tell you about our fantastic new ‘Refer a Friend’ voucher scheme!

    We receive plenty of returning customers and as we really value your loyalty we’d like to do more to thank you.
    We know that many of you have already recommended us to your family and fellow divers and we are grateful for that, but now we’d like to reward you for it too!

    So if you have booked with us and like our service then tell your friends, and we will give you a free gift voucher worth up to US$ 100 off your next dive holiday!

    All your friend has to do is quote your name in their initial communication with us. When they have paid in full for a booking of at least US$ 1,200, your free gift voucher will be issued to you for a great discount on your next trip!

    That’s right, you now get up to US$ 100 off your next liveaboard or dive resort holiday when your friend has booked their own trip with us!

    You can use the voucher towards any Dive The World diving package you choose as a token of our gratitude to you (except the same trip that your referred friend has booked). This means that whatever you’re looking for on your next trip, from a tropical dive resort in paradise in paradise to a stylish and modern liveaboard cruise, you can indulge in the diving holiday of your choice for less.

    This discount cannot be combined with other special offers and is for referring a friend not bringing a friend. It can be combined with your 5% returning customer discount and is also transferable.

    Review our Refer a Friend Voucher Terms.

    Looking for ideas for your next dive trip? Have a look at our Scuba Diving Video Gallery.

    So if you’ve been thinking about your next dive trip and would like a great discount off the holiday of your choice then don’t delay – recommend a friend now and you could soon receive your discount voucher reward! Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email for more information.


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