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Australia Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

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!

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Save on your scuba and spa on Scubaspa Ying!

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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Mexico Special offers and Last Minute Deals

Mexico Special offers and Last Minute Deals
Last Updated By Gavin Macaulay

Word is beginning to spread that the diving off Mexico’s Pacific coast is not just good, or indeed very good, but represents an absolute treasure for divers who like the big stuff. If you have dived Socorro and Roca Partida, or explored The Sea of Cortez, or dived with great whites at Guadalupe then you already know. If you haven’t, then a world of wonder awaits you…

Manta rays are among the list of big creatures you can dive with in Mexico

Dive The World is committed to finding you the best deals available so don’t book anywhere else before you have consulted us.

The dives sites off Mexico’s Pacific coast will blow your mind. Sharks, manta rays, humpback whales, whale sharks, sea lions dolphins, lots of enormous schools of fish – the list is endless and endlessly impressive.

We work with a range of professional liveaboard operators that cover the whole of this area: The Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe and Socorro.

Cage diving in Guadalupe with Great White sharks

If you haven’t been to Mexico before, then maybe now is the time to think about. Treat yourself to some of the most exciting diving imaginable.

Check out what is listed in our Mexico Specials and Last Minute Deals page. Find out why some divers in the know rate this place higher even than Galapagos!

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New Budget Komodo Liveaboards: Mona Lisa & Mangguana

Hold the front page! Dive The World announces 2 new Komodo liveaboards – the SV Mona Lisa and SMY Mangguana.

These 2 liveaboards are great new additions to our Komodo live-up. Budget options that you can join any day of the week so you can stay for as little as 3 nights or as many as you want.

Indonesia liveaboard SV Mona Lisa

The boats are like floating hotels moving around the Komodo National Park to where the best diving is and being accessed by speedboat transfer from Labuan Bajo. So you now have even more and at a great price! To celebrate we are giving away a free Dive The World Discount Voucher when you book your trip before 04 January 2014.

SV Mona Lisa/SMY Mangguana: Special Offer

Book your cruise on these new liveaboards by 04 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.

See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.

Komodo liveaboard SMY Mangguana

Both of these liveaboards are among the most affordable Komodo diving trips. However you can still enjoy nitrox, small group sizes and air-conditioned cabins all with ensuite bathrooms. Best of all you don’t have to stick to any rigid schedule. Join either boat when you want. Stay for as long as you want. For convenience and price in Komodo it is hard to look past SV Mona Lisa and SMY Mangguana.

So come on, your Komodo trip is long overdue! Make it happen now and get a discount off your next vacation! Contact Dive The World right away! Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Thailand Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

Last Updated By Gavin Macaulay on: 29 November 2013

Amazing people, amazing food and of course amazing diving is what awaits travelers to the land of smiles. Thailand has so much to offer as a holiday destination that divers will have no trouble keeping the entire family entertained. For the best possible Thailand diving deals look no further than Dive The World’s great offers to be found here!

leopard shark looking like a zebra?Dive The World’s team have been arranging divers dream holidays in Thailand for longer than most. Our wealth of experience and knowledge enables us to organize everything from liveaboards in the incredible Similan Islands to the laid back day trips from Phi Phi. The waters around Phuket and the Gulf of Thailand hold an enviable mix of marine species. Graceful manta rays and mighty whale sharks can be found at the Similan Islands, Hin Daeng and Chumphon pinnacle and leopard sharks can make an appearance just about anywhere! If you’re coming here to learn how to dive then the clear, shallow reefs around Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi and Phi Phi make an ideal training ground.

We have a great range of quality liveaboards for those who want to get away from it all. Or for those of you who are interested in awesome day trips have a look at our choice of Thai resort diving and take your pick.

Have a look now at all our Diving Thailand – Specials and Last Minute Deals

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Book our new Maldives liveaboards and save $$$

Here at Dive The World we are delighted to announce the launch of our latest Maldives liveaboards the MV Virgo and MV Leo.

These 2 liveaboards are part of the European-operated Constellation fleet, so you can expect high levels of professionalism and efficiency from the staff. So you now have even more options for your Maldives diving trip and at a great price! To celebrate we are giving away a free Dive The World Discount Voucher when you book your trip before the end of 2013.

Maldives liveaboard MV Virgo

MV Virgo/MV Leo: Special Offer

Book your cruise on these new liveaboards by 31 December 2013 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.

See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.

Maldives liveaboard MV Leo

Both of these new liveaboards are among the more affordable Maldives diving trips. However that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. They both have free nitrox and WiFi. All the cabins have TVs and DVDs. From a safety point of view every divers has use of a Nautilus lifeline and a carbon monoxide analyser. For safety, convenience and comfort, they have got you covered on MV Virgo and MV Leo.

So go on, take the plunge into the beautiful Maldivian waters and get a discount off your next vacation! Contact Dive The World right away! Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Specials and Last minute deals for diving Burma

Last Updated By Gavin Macaulay on: 18 November 2013

Do you want virgin dive sites and no other divers?? Then Burma could be the place for you . You’ll have to be quick, this destination is becoming more and more popular. To make things easier, we’ve put any available special offers here.

A group of cuttlefish The diving in the Mergui Archipelago is incredibly uncrowded, there are few diving destinations left in the world where it’s possible to not see another dive boat for days on end. The hundreds of uninhabited islands are home to some of the best dive sites in the region and only accessible by Burma liveaboards. The renowned Burma Banks are a great place to see sharks and encounters with large groups of graceful manta rays are not uncommon. One of the stand out dive sites in this mostly unexplored region is Black Rock, sharks are common visitors here and has some gigantic resident great barracuda. So if this all sounds great to you, act fast and get to this wonderful destination before everybody else!

Dive The World have a great choice of Burma liveaboards that offer quality service and depart from Phuket Thailand.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our Diving Burma – Specials and Last Minute Deals now and see what the awesome dive sites of Burma have to offer!

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Galapagos Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

The best diving location on the planet is better value for money this year, new park rules allow divers to get wet up to 4 times a day and take night dives! So combine that with Dive The World‘s great Galapagos Islands special offers and that dream trip becomes fantastic value for money!

Snorkeling with whale sharks The isolated Galapagos Islands are simply incredible. There’s nowhere else in the world that offers such a huge variety of large marine fauna. Hammerhead sharks in their hundreds can be seen at Darwin Island and graceful eagle rays, turtles and dolphins form a steady procession of impressive marine wildlife. If you’re fortunate enough to be in the Galapagos Islands between June and October then you can add gigantic whale sharks to the already breathtaking list!

Punta Vincente Roca is home to playful sea lions and the bizarre looking Mola Mola. To name all the wildlife you can see in the Galapagos would simply take too long, so take advantage of our special deals and get yourself over there!

Dive The World have an excellent selection of Galapagos liveaboards for you to choose from, all selected for their high level of service and onboard facilities.

So take a look right now at all our Diving Galapagos – Specials & Last Minute Deals and make that trip of a lifetime come true for less!

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Red Sea Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

Ever wanted to dive Egypt or Sudan’s Red Sea? Well despite the recent troubles, the dive industry is running as normal albeit with fewer divers. So why not take the short hop from mainland Europe and take advantage of the fantastic special offers Dive The World has put together for you here.

Dolphins are regularly sighted in the Red Sea The fantastic diving and short flight time from Europe has made the Red Sea a popular choice for many seasoned divers who return year after year. The warm, clear waters provide divers with a host of different environments. The diving from Egypt includes the spectacular twin sea mounts at the Brother Islands and the incredible Thistlegorm wreck is a “must do” dive. Ras Mohammed National Park can be easily reached by the day trip boats from Sharm El Sheikh and is suitable for divers of every level. The Red Sea in Sudan is equally spectacular if not better!

The more experienced and adventurous divers have been coming here for years but as the word spreads of pristine reefs, healthy shark populations and fantastic wrecks it’s becoming more and more popular so you may want to keep that to yourself! So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our expert dive consultants to arrange your perfect Red sea diving holiday.

Dive The World have a great range of carefully chosen Red Sea liveaboards for you that all offer quality service and facilities.

Check out our Diving the Red Sea – Specials & Last Minute Deals now and get diving in this marine wonderland!

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Single Divers – Single Supplements

Misool-Eco-Resort-3-fbNot everyone has a partner who dives or who can time their holidays with their friends so being a single traveler on a diving holiday is quite a common thing. It can be a lot of fun getting to know people when above the surface and then enjoying your time underwater too where it is usually an experience between you and Mother Nature.

As a single traveler there are positives and negatives and one subject that often arises is the dilemma between sharing a room or cabin, or booking a private room or cabin for yourself. Often a single supplement will apply if you require privacy. However the situation is different from resort to resort, liveaboard to liveaboard and destination to destination. So how to make sense of it all? That’s where Dive The World can help.

We know what products permit single travelers to share and which ones don’t. We know what policies the operators apply and how they compare to their competitors. So we can guide you. If the likelihood and amount of a single supplement is a concern for you then the best thing to do is check with us regarding whichever specific resort or liveaboard you are interested in. But to give some general advice here is a destination by destination guideline.

Thailand
Is it optional? Yes. As a single traveler you can expect to share a cabin on a Thailand liveaboard.
What’s the usual supplement? Ranges from 50% to 90%.
Recommended: MV Peter Pan, MV Scuba Adventure and SY Diva Andaman have a 50% single supplement.

Mexico
Is it optional? Yes. All Mexico liveaboards treat single guests sharing a cabin as the norm.
What’s the usual supplement? There is a big difference in single supplement policy between the liveaboards here. From a boat with single cabins meaning no additional cost to 100% of the published price.
Recommended: Please check with us. We can advise as to the single cabin options. Also the Nautilus Explorer has a 25% single supplement.

Maldives
Is it optional? Yes. As a single traveler on Maldives liveaboards, you can share a cabin.
What’s the usual supplement? There is a lot of variation. 65 to 70% is about average.
Recommended: MV Sting Ray and MV Eagle Ray have a 40% single supplement. Carpe Diem has a 50% single supplement for summer trips.

Indonesia – Komodo
Is it optional? Yes. Komodo liveaboards expect single travelers to share. You may even book a single cabin here.
What’s the usual supplement? There is a lot of variation – from 46% to 100%
Recommended: MV Mermaid I has single cabins available. KLM Sea Safari VI charges 42% to 46% depending on cabin. Cheng Ho’s single supplement is 50%.

Indonesia – Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay
Is it optional? Yes. You can share with another single traveler, or choose to pay the single supplement for privacy.
What’s the usual supplement? There is a wide range – with 65% as an average.
Recommended: KLM Euphoria 40%, KLM Sea Safari VI charges 42% to 46% depending on cabin, MV Pindito and SMY Seahorse both have a 50% single supplement.

Indonesia – Bali
Is it optional? No. If you are staying at a Bali Resort you cannot have the option to share with another single traveler.
What’s the usual supplement? There is a lot of variation depending on resort, standard of room and season. Please check with us.
Recommended: If you are a single traveler help us find the option that is best for you in Bali.

Indonesia – Sulawesi
Is it optional? It is compulsory if you are staying at a North Sulawesi resort. You may not share a room. You can share a cabin if you are on a Sulawesi liveaboard
What’s the usual supplement? There is a lot of variation depending on resort, standard of room and season. Please check with us. 75% is to be expected on a Sulawesi liveaboard.
Recommended: If you are a single traveler help us find the option that is best for you in a North Sulawesi resort. MY Pelagian liveaboard which operates in Sulawesi has a 75% single supplement.

Australia
imagesingleIs it optional? Yes on all Great Barrier Reef liveaboards you can share a cabin. Only if you want a private cabin will you need to pay the single supplement
What’s the usual supplement? 70% to 100% of the published price.
Recommended: MV Kangaroo Explorer have a range of single supplements often less than 70% so please check with us. Spoilsport’s single supplement is 70%.

Belize
Is it optional? Some of the resorts in Belize insist that single travelers cannot share with other guests but must pay for the room entirely. Others are happy to let you share, subject to availability and at non-peak times. With liveaboards it is entirely optional.
What’s the usual supplement? Resorts: Many variations – please check with us. Liveaboards: 65% of the published price.
Recommended: At Turneffe Flats, Turneffe Island Resort and Blackbird you can pay for privacy or take your chances that there will be no-one to share with. This is subject to availability and is more likely at non-peak times. Both Sun Dancer II and Belize Aggressor have a 65% single supplement

Burma
Is it optional? Yes. Most single people share a cabin, no problem.
What’s the usual supplement? There is quite a spread between the different liveaboards: anything from 50% to 100%.
Recommended: MV Thai Sea and MV Sea World both have a 50% single supplement

Fiji
Is it optional? It is compulsory in most in most Fiji resorts. However single travelers staying in Volivoli Resort or Uprising Beach Resort can stay in a shared dormitory and therefore pay a per-person price. Single travelers normally do share on Fiji liveaboards unless you wish to pay for privacy.
What’s the usual supplement? In most Fiji resorts the supplement ranges between 30 and 60%. It varies from one liveaboard to the next: from 50 to 100%.
Recommended: MV Nai’a and AS Tui Tai both feature a 50% single supplement.

Cocos
Is it optional? It is optional on all Cocos liveaboards. You can share with another guest or pay the single supplement if you want privacy.
What’s the usual supplement? Cocos liveaboards are normally an expensive option if you want a cabin to yourself with most boats charging a 100% single supplement.
Recommended: Exceptions to the 100% rules are Wind Dancer and Okeanos Aggressor which charge a 65% single supplement.

Galapagos
Is it optional? On all Galapagos liveaboards sharing is the norm. You can have a cabin to yourself If you pay the supplement.
What’s the usual supplement? There is quite a narrow range here: from 65% to 80%
Recommended: Galapagos Sky, the 2 Aggressors, Deep Blue and Pinguino Explorer all share a 65% single supplement.

Red Sea – Egypt
Is it optional? Single travelers can share cabins, no problem, unless you wish to pay for a private cabin.
What’s the usual supplement? A large variation here, from 25% to 100%
Recommended: Golden Dolphin boats only charge 25%, MY Cassiopeia and MY Andromeda: only 30%.

Red Sea – Sudan
Is it optional? Yes. Most single travelers share cabins
What’s the usual supplement? From 30% to 65%
Recommended: MY Andromeda’s single supplement is only 30%. MS Royal Evolution’s is 65%.

Malaysia
Is it optional? It is normally compulsory if you are staying at a Malaysia dive resort. You may not share a room, although some resorts are exceptions to this rule. You can share a cabin on a Malaysia liveaboard.
What’s the usual supplement? There is a lot of variation depending on resort, standard of room and season. Please check with us. A private cabin on a liveaboard here will involve a single supplement of 45%
Recommended: Seaventures dive resort and SMART resort allow sharing between single travelers. Some other resorts like Mabul Water Bungalows and Sipadan Water village allow sharing but it is subject to availability and only available during non-peak times of the year. If you are a single traveler help us find the option that is best for you in a Malaysia resort. MV Celebes Explorer has a 45% single supplement policy.

So if you’re a solo traveler and want to get the best advice on single friendly options, Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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