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Fab Group Deals on Carpe Vita in Maldives.

The beautiful Cocos liveaboard MV ArgoIf 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 Cocos liveaboard MV Argo

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’?

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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Maldives 15% off Constellation liveaboards

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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Is this the golden age of scuba diving?

No child grows up these days dreaming of being an explorer hoping to discover new lands. It has all been done. Names like Columbus, Magellan, Raleigh and Cortez were there at the golden age of exploration and we can only imagine what those wondrous, exciting times were like.

Children a few generations from now might look back at this period with wonder – at a time when the seas were full of vibrant coral reefs and vast numbers of multi-coloured reef fish and fascinating creatures galore.

The future is now

It isn’t difficult to imagine a future seascape very different from our own if climate change and ocean acidification are taken to their natural conclusion. Dull seascapes with one or 2 drab colonising sponges or corals covering everything as a few boring creatures cling on to life beneath a water column where jellyfish thrive in numbers beyond our imagination. In fact this process is already underway.

People will look back at the period from the middle of the 20th century, when SCUBA was invented and into the 21st century as an incredible golden age. During this time it was possible to strap on a tank of compressed air and sink beneath the waves to see incredible sights of colour and life.

This is what reefs look like in your time

They will wonder why we didn’t do it more. We had the technology and the natural world was still capable of supporting incredible marine ecosystems, the kind of which they only see in images and stock footage from the past.

Isn’t it time to take advantage of the fact that you live in the golden age of diving?

Well at Dive The World we are not short of ideas! There are lots of different places in the world you could visit and have the dives of your life.

Have a sneak peak at our next dream destination – Palau – a gem in the Pacific Ocean home to some incredible dive sites. Here the visibility is often astounding and allows you clear sight of lots of sharks, rays, pelagics and schools of fish. You can also snorkel in the sting-free environment of the world famous Jellyfish Lake. The best way to dive Palau is to choose from our recommended range of Palau liveaboards.

Otherwise have a browse through what other special offers are available through Dive The World. Our destination list is long and inviting, so make it happen, before it’s too late!

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


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Divemaster gets 6 months in prison for killing eagle ray

What do you make of this story?

A divemaster in Taiwan who killed an eagle ray has been sentenced to 6 months in prison. It is not a suspended sentence or one with the possibility of parole probation or early release. He will spend the full 6 months in prison for his crime.

Too harsh? A fair application of the law? Not harsh enough?

The eagle ray killed by a divemaster in Taiwan Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N Camacho handed down the sentence to Hu jie Fang, 27, a Chinese national .

He ordered that Fang be taken to the Department of Corrections to start serving his sentence.

The spear-gun offence took place at a popular dive site “Ice Cream Point” in an area known as “Eagle Ray City” off Saipan. The eponymous creatures are known to gather there in large numbers. Camacho described the power of a single photo taken by a tourist diving in the area to saying “each photo taken home with the tourist is free advertising showing the great beauty and grand scale of aquatic life”. He added that the ecotourism potential of the area “should be nurtured, protected, and grown.”

Prosecuting attorney James B. McAllister pressed for the maximum sentence on the basis that “ a strong message must be sent to preserve ecotourism and to ensure that Fang and other divers will not poach spotted eagle rays or other protected species in the future.”
Fang’s defence that he was not aware of the illegality of his act was undermined by testimony that he was heard to request others in his dive group not to take any photographs because killing eagle rays there was illegal.

6 months was the maximum possible penalty permitted under the law and Camacho had no hesitation in imposing a sentence he compared to much lesser violations. “The court can only surmise that in its collective wisdom the Legislature has mandated that the penalty for killing an eagle ray is equivalent to not having mud flaps on vehicles,” he said.

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30% off July Liveaboard – Southern Maldives

Do you fancy a fantastic liveaboard experience this July in the Indian Ocean paradise that is the Maldives ?

MY Sheena liveaboard in the Maldives

Then act now and secure your place on the highly respected Maldives liveaboard MY Sheena.

Get a whopping 30% off!

Yes you can make a massive saving and get to dive in some of the finest sites that this atoll chain has to offer.

Most trips focus on the central Maldives region so choosing an itinerary like this ensures you will be getting away from the crowds and diving incredible sites without large number of other divers or other boats in the area.

Maldives Southern Atolls – 13th – 20th July 2014
(Book before 20th June 2014)
Itinerary: Meemu, Laamu and Thaa atolls.
Standard: Was US$ 1,889 (EUR 1,380) Now US$ 1,322 (EUR 966)
Save US$ 1,134 per couple!
Deluxe: Was US$ 1,985 (EUR 1,450) Now US$ 1,389 (EUR 1,015)
Save US$ 1,192 per couple!

Find out more about this trip, the facilities on board the Maldives liveaboard MY Sheena and what the price includes and excludes..

Contact Dive The World right away 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.


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Tauchen Mexiko – Specials & Last Minute-Angebote

Letzte Aktualisierung: 17 May 2014

Dies ist der Ort für alle die neuesten Angebote über das Tauchen in Mexiko – Vorbestellungsangebote, Sonderpreise und Last-Minute Preise auf Mexiko Tauchsafaris …sie werden alle hier zu finden sein, sobald wir davon hören.

Mit den USA im Norden und Guatemala und Belize im Südosten, erstreckt sich Mexiko über ein riesiges Gebiet mit vielen verschiedenen Land-und Seegebieten. Südlich des US-Bundesstaates Kalifornien, streckt der lange Finger der Halbinsel Niederkalifornien aus, wo Taucher auf die Golf von Kalifornien (auch Cortes-See) und die Socorro Inseln zugreifen können. Es ist dieser Teil von Mexiko, wo Sie alle Tauchsafari Betreiber finden.

Die Specials unten, stellen eine Auswahl derzeit laufender spezieller Angebote für dieses Reiseziel dar. Vielleicht haben wir weitere Angebote Last-Minute-Natur zur Verfügung. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für weitere Informationen, wenn Sie die Reise und das Tauchen kurzfristig planen.

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New flights – North Sulawesi to Raja Ampat

Great news for lovers of diving in Indonesia.

If a scuba holiday in Raja Ampat has been on your list of things to do for a while, then it is now even more convenient to make it to Sorong…

New Garuda flights from 20 May 2014
Manado – Sorong, GA 470, 04:50 – 07:15
Sorong – Manado, GA 471, 12:40 – 13:00
TUE, WED, FRI, SUN – 4 flights a week

The beautiful Raja Ampat islands

The time is now. Only you can decide to give yourself the wonderful gift of a liveaboard in paradise. Imagine the memories! Standing on the bow as it cuts through the clear blue water – encounters with vibrantly coloured creatures big and small – good food – good company. Sounds like something you need!

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


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Have you been to Komodo yet? It is a great liveaboard destination…

Komodo is considered among the finest liveaboard destinations in the world, and with good reason!

Not only is the marine life around Komodo fabulous, but the topside scenery is awesome and the island visits include unforgettable encounters with the legendary Komodo dragons. Not many dive spots can promise that! Komodo liveaboards can deliver all of this and more.

So if you feel the need to treat yourself to an awesome diving holiday and you haven’t been to Komodo then make it happen, now! Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Change of web address Dive The World Liveaboards

I heard the news today oh boy! There has been an important change in the world of diving… Our liveaboards website address has changed.

www.divetheworldliveaboards.com has changed to
http://liveaboards.dive-the-world.com/

…so if you have this page (or any other page from this site) bookmarked or in your favourites, please change it to the new one.

DTWL

Not everything has changed however. We are still the place to go for the most comprehensive liveaboard information out there.

Check the dates and the itineraries, what’s included and what’s not, what facilities are available in the boats and in the cabins, exhaustive tourist information and often even 1st hand trip reports.

Have you used our liveaboard search feature yet?

You can check what possible destinations and itineraries are open to you when you next have time off to dive. Our online calendar of departures is the most reliable resource there is and saves a lot of time scouring the internet for the information you need.

If you have the desire to dive in 2014 then let us know. Together we will work out an unforgettable trip for you. It will only happen if you make it happen! Contact your buddies at Dive The World know right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Dive The World January newsletter

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

Ensure you are kept up-to-date with the latest diving news and special offers, subscribe to our e-news now!


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Cocos Island Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

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!

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