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Galapagos Islands Now On Google Street View!

A trip to the Galapagos Islands may only be dream for many of us but it’s still possible to retrace Charles Darwin’s step with the aid of Google Street View. Rather than pedestrians with blurred faces, you come across giant tortoises, blue footed boobies and marine iguanas and with the help of Seaview Survey you can even ‘walk’ underwater and have a look around the reefs accompanied by it’s playful sea lions!

As well as giving the ‘armchair adventurers’ a wonderful insight into these unique and diverse islands, there is also a scientific value to this project, it’s 178 years since Darwin’s historic journey and the the islands have been studied for generations but have never been well mapped says Sven Lorenz of the Darwin FoundationOpens in a new window:

“There has always been satellite imagery, of course, but to now take that next step and work with Google to provide better mapping for Galapagos is something that is very important for our work, and much appreciated.”

Have a look behind the scenes with the Google Street View team:

So if this has got you dreaming about a trip to these magical islands on either a dedicated nature tour or a Galapagos diving Liveaboard then Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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Indonesia Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

Where to begin? With so many wonderful dive destinations in Indonesia covering so much variety, the task of choosing your next trip is not an easy one. Hopefully our selection of great special offers can help you decide!

Dive Bunaken: Hairy Frogfish can be seen at LembehThe diving in Indonesia covers such a vast area and has so many great quality options that it can be a headache just selecting the right place for your needs!. Well that’s where we come in, just tell us what experience you desire and we can offer you the choices that are tailor-made for you. From the last diving frontier at Raja Ampat to the jawdropping muck diving at Lembeh. One things for sure there will be something to suit your needs.

Luxurious liveaboards can get you to the very best dive sites and give you an incredibly diverse journey in the rich waters around Komodo and the more budget conscious divers can enjoy fabulous shore diving at Bali’s east coast. So whether it’s tiny nudibranchs or enormous whale sharks you wish to see, contact Dive The World and take advantage of our expert advice.

Right now we have a wide choice of Indonesia liveaboards for you to choose from, all providing quality accommodation and great service. Or why not stay in one of our beautiful tropical dive resorts?

Take a look now at our Diving Indonesia – Specials & Last Minute Deals and discover the amazing underwater world of Indonesia!

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Socorro Islands Mexico Video Trip Report

After watching this video trip report from MV Solmar V, I’m sure the Socorro Islands in Mexico will barge their way into your bucket list top 10, the diving looks absolutely incredible!

This is a video from the last Socorro Island trip of the season and as good as it seems there are spectacular common visitors to the islands that didn’t make the final cut such as whale sharks and schooling hammerheads! But that’s enough talking, check out the video…

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Manta Evening Entertainment on MV Orion!

Generally on a liveaboard, the evenings are wiled away by watching some old movies or sitting around reflecting on the experiences from the days diving over a glass of wine or three. Well not on MV Orion! In the sheltered lagoons around North and South Ari Atoll guests can be treated to an amazing display by manta rays looping under the lights at the back of the boat. Between January and April it can get even better, whale sharks take their turn under the spotlight to give you a real treat at Thaa and Huvadhoo Atolls!

Have a look at the short video to see what your evening entertainment can consist of:

Treat yourself to an extra special diving cruise with excellent service and comfort onboard the 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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Save 25% On The Worldwide Aggressor/Dancer Fleet In 2013/14 When You Book Now!

Last updated: 28 November 2013

Have you dived all of the worldwide destinations on your ‘must do’ list? Well if you act fast you can take advantage of the unsurprisingly popular Aggressor/Dancer fleet club weeks and save 25%! Whether you’re striking a spot off the list or diving an old favourite book now and save big!

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Maldives Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

Diving the nutrient rich waters and stunning reefs of the Maldives should be on every divers wish list so take advantage of Dive The World’s great special offers and you could soon be in this diving paradise for less than you think!

Manta ray - Dive North Male Atoll, Maldives - photo courtesy of ScubaZooThis incredibly beautiful island chain in the middle of the Indian Ocean is a haven for all kinds of marine wildlife. The pinnacles and thilas around Ari Atoll are renowned for the frequent visits by whale sharks and manta rays. The Maldives largest reef around Vaavu Atoll attracts many different species of shark and a host of large pelagics. From gentle sloping reefs to exhilarating drift dives in the channels around North Male Atoll – the Maldives has something for everyone.

Dive The World have an outstanding selection of quality Maldives liveaboards to choose from, all providing you with professional service and incredible diving.

So now is the time to take a look at our Diving Maldives – Specials & Last Minute Deals and get diving in the stunning Maldives for less!

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Malaysia Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

Are you considering Malaysia for your next diving vacation? Then be sure to check out the fantastic special offers we’ve put together here for this amazing diving destination. We have some great discounts available at some of the finest Malaysia dive resorts.

The reefs around Malaysia are truly stunning. The exciting sea mounts at Layang Layang and Sipadan Island offer some of the best diving in the world, mixing pristine reefs with incredible big fish action. Schooling hammerhead sharks, dogtooth tuna, barracuda, turtles and even pilot whales can be seen gliding by.

One of the few places in Malaysia to offer wreck diving is Lankayan Island, but it also boasts great macro diving, pristine reefs and at the right time of year you may be fortunate to see a passing whale shark!

The treasure trove of critters around Mabul and Kapalai can reward the keen eyed diver with some weird and wonderful finds and is only a short boat ride from Sipidan. It’s an ideal place to combine dramatic drop offs and macro gem laden shallow reefs. The easy accessibility and wonderfully diverse diving make Malaysia a worthy consideration for any divers holiday.

Right now Dive The World have a superb selection of dive resorts for you to choose from. Or why not get the most out of your valuable dive time by sampling the fantastic itinerary on board the Celebes Explorer.

Now is the time to take a look at what Malaysia has for you! Our exclusive discounts won’t be on offer for long!

Check out our Diving Malaysia – Specials & Last Minute Deals for all the details.

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Egypt Update: Charter Flights to South Sinai To Resume?

Last updated: 29 August 2013

Read more about diving in the Red SeaWe know what a popular destination Egypt is for diving, so we are trying to give you every bit of news we receive. Although nothing official has been announced yet, there does seem to be the possibility of European charter flights resuming service towards the end of September. There is a certain amount of frustration among the operators which seems to service a little in the below statement.

The managing director of MS Royal Evolution has released the following statement:

Dear Partners and Colleagues,

Many of you have been in contact with us over the last few days, expressing concerns about the “situation” in Egypt after the interim government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood minority protest camps in Cairo and Alexandria.

Some of you have referred to the cancelled charter flights to Egypt for the next two weeks. Please understand that we can do nothing about the “over-exaggeration” and super zealous insurance companies who refuse to allow the flights to operate. The demand is there for people wishing to come.

However, there is an even bigger western agenda to support the minority militants, for some reason best known to themselves, to put pressure on the huge majority of non-militant Egyptian people to rethink their position. Hence, the dictates to upgrade the travel warnings and make it impossible for some operators to get insurance.

The fact is that you are still far safer here in the Red Sea than you would be in any major capital city in Europe. We confirm that the Red Sea remain safe despite all the rumors around.

We do understand your and your clients concerns for traveling to Egypt this days after the negative media coverage by the western. Therefore, we’ll continue honoring our commitments as usual and offer to cancel the confirmed bookings till the end of September 2013 without any fees.

However, we would like to inform you that we have received several confirmations from big Tour Operators in Europe that the charter flights will resume their flight schedule to the Red Sea and South Sinai starting from the 19th September 2013.

We would like to thank you for all your support during the last years, as we promise you that we’ll continue stressing on safety, training & high quality services we’ve become known for the
satisfaction of our valuable guests.

Many thanks wishing you all a successful season.

Kind Regards,
Yasser El Moafi
Chairman & Managing Director
Red Sea Paradise for Cruises S.A.E owner & operator of M/S Royal Evolution
Hurghada, 27th August 2013

Please note that the political views expressed in this statement are not necessarily the opinions held by Dive The World.

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Important Egypt Update

With many countries now issuing a general travel warning for Egypt, some charter airlines have put a hold on services until 15 September. We strongly urge any divers who are traveling between now and those dates to re-check their flight situation. We have already tried contacting all of our customers traveling to Egypt in this period but in the unlikely event you haven’t received an email; please contact us as soon as possible on +66(0)835057794 or send us an email..

If your flight is still departing or you’re already traveling we have been assured from our colleagues in Sharm El Sheikh that it’s very much business as usual, boats are still running and there is still no effect from the political turmoil.

“For information: The situation in Sharm is as always, curfew is not in place and boats are going out, we can understand that many guest are worried but we assure that we will inform you if situation in Sharm is changing” said Petra Masztalerz from King Snefro Fleet.

And from Hurghada:
“In short, everything is going on as usual here. Dive boats and snorkel boats are out every day, bars and restaurants are open as usual and tourists are having a good holiday.
Other than on 14th August when it was advised that guests stay in their hotels (some did and many didn’t), it’s now business as usual as this was then lifted the following day. Daily diving has continued as planned, as have our snorkeling excursions.
There was a protest march through Hurghada after Friday prayers which I believe was peaceful with quite a lot of chanting and waving and all was quiet again by early evening.
The nightlife has continued as normal, if a little quieter. Tourists are walking around the main shopping/bar areas and enjoying their holidays.
Several countries, as you are aware, have suspended flights to Hurghada for varying periods of time. British guests continue to arrive and information coming back from guests already in resort is very positive
As stated above, the diving, the boats, the courses and the holiday atmosphere is as it was. The Red Sea resorts need people to continue to holiday and dive here – do come and visit”
said Tiarnagh Costello from Emperor divers.

So in short if your flight is still going it looks like you’re still in for a great holiday, just with fewer people around. We understand that you may have reservations about traveling to Egypt but please continue with your plans if possible and give some much needed support to our Red Sea Colleagues.


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Temporary Closures At Bali Airport

If you’ve booked or thinking of going to Bali on the 05/06 or 08/09 October 2013 then please be aware that Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali will be closed to commercial flights from 1000hrs to 1600hrs on the above dates when the island hosts the APEC summit.

Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang S. Ervan said:

Whenever we host large conferences or meetings, we need to adjust the air slots because important people are going to attend and they need clearance, one hour before and after [their flights]. We have communicated this issue with every airline operating in the country so that they can make new arrangements for their flights,” Bambang told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

If you have already booked a flight you should expect notice from the airline. If not then we would suggest choosing different dates. We have checked our customer bookings and we don’t believe we have any divers whose holiday will be affected. If you are unsure the please contact our sales team on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Get A US$ 100 Discount Voucher When You Book Our New Red Sea Liveaboard MY Excellence

Last updated: 24 July 2013

US$ 100 Discount Voucher!

Another great addition to our Red Sea Liveaboard options, the MY Excellence is indeed excellent. If you book soon not only do you get a fantastic trip, you can also take advantage of our US$ 100 Dive The world Discount Voucher. Book before the 24 August 2013 to receive this great bonus.

Red Sea Liveaboard MY Excellence The MY Excellence is a 34 metre long vessel built in Alexandris’s finest shipyard solely for the purpose of liveaboard diving and doesn’t it show! This superb vessel accommodates 22 divers in style, all cabins are spacious with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. There’s plenty of space to relax in between dives both inside and out. The saloon is equipped with a full multimedia entertainment system and a free internet facility, the substantial dive deck is well equipped, convenient and rebreather friendly. This stylish boat is the perfect choice to sample the very best of Egypt’s southern Red Sea diving.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

Red Sea Liveaboard MY Excellence – Special Offer!

Book your cruise on this new liveaboard by 24 August 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.

Red Sea liveaboard MY Excellence cabinIncludes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water and hot drinks, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (11 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).
Excludes (where applicable):Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to boat, scuba equipment (US$ 206 per trip), dive insurance (mandatory), torches. National park fees/permissions.

See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.

If you want to experience incredible Red Sea diving and get a great discount on your next trip then book now on the fantastic Red Sea liveaboard MY Excellence. Contact Dive The World for more information on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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Get A US$ 100 Discount Voucher When You Book Our New Red Sea Liveaboard MY Contessa Mia

Last updated: 13 June 2013

US$ 100 Discount Voucher!

Dive The World is very pleased to announce the addition of the superb MY Contessa Mia to our Red Sea liveabord line up. To mark the occasion we’re giving away a US$ 100 Dive The world Discount Voucher. Book before the 22 August 2013 to receive this great bonus.

Red Sea liveaboard MY Contessa Mia The MY Contessa Mia is a truly impressive vessel, this classy liveaboard ensures a memorable trip. The 10 spacious en-suite, air-conditioned cabins house a maximum of 20 guests and with 12 crew members in attendance we can guarantee your personal needs will be catered for.. There’s ample space to relax in between your fabulous Red Sea dives. A large sundeck with very comfortable mats and seating will keep the sun worshipers happy, two well appointed saloons kitted out with all the mod cons provide all the room you need. The dive deck is large and easily accessible, ensuring there is no jostling for position before you dive. This great boat is in big demand, so hurry to ensure you get your spot for some luxurious Red Sea diving.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

Red Sea liveaboard MY Contessa Mia – Special Offer!

Book your cruise on this new liveaboard by 22 August 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.

Red Sea liveaboard MY Contessa MiaIncludes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).
Excludes (where applicable): Alcoholic drinks, return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to boat, scuba equipment (US$ 206 per trip), dive insurance (mandatory), torches. National park fees/permissions.

See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.

If you want to experience incredible Red Sea diving and get a great discount on your next trip then book now on the fantastic Red Sea liveaboard MY Contessa Mia. Contact Dive The World for more information on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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