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Free flights with Sheena Maldives liveaboard in August 2014!

June 26th, 2014

Would you like to save a few $$$ and go on an amazing Maldives diving safari? Then hop onboard the Maldives liveaboard MY Sheena and get a great your domestic flight totally free!

MY Sheena liveaboard in the Maldives MY Sheena visits the totally untouched and unspoilt southerly reefs of the Maldives: Meemu Atoll, Thaa Atoll and Laamu Atoll. Meemu Atoll is becoming known for its frequent whale sharks and manta ray visits, without the crowds of people that are sometimes present in the central atolls.

So don’t delay! Book your place now for a great Maldives diving deal!
MY Sheena – Free return flights Male to Medhufushi
Save up to US$ 953 (EUR 700) per couple if you book before the 1st August 2014.

8 Days 7 Nights 19 Dives
10 – 17 Aug 2014
17 – 24 Aug
24 – 31 Aug (one way only on this trip)
Otherwise normal prices apply:
Standard twin cabin: US$ 1,879 (€ 1,380) per person
Deluxe double cabin: US$ 1,974 (€ 1,450) per person
Relax between dives on MY Sheena's sundeck in the Maldives

Includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (14 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, Maldivian bed tax and GST.
Excludes: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, scuba equipment (approx US$ 269 per week), torches, safety marker device, dive computer and dive insurance, fuel surcharges (if any). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Do you want to experience the thrill of amazing Maldives diving onboard MY Sheena ? Then 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 subject to currency fluctuations. Currency rate correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Last Minute 20% off Black Manta Komodo Cruises

June 10th, 2014

Would you like to experience the diving adventure of a lifetime in Indonesia? Then book onboard the excellent Indonesia liveaboard KM Black Manta and get some great discounts!

KM Black Manta liveaboard in IndonesiaThe KM Black Manta cruises the exciting, bio-diverse dive sites of Raja Ampat and Komodo and has a reputation for quality and top-class service.
There is plenty of room onboard and when not diving off the spacious 40m² dive deck, you can indulge in a massage, relax on the sundeck and enjoy the Western, Thai and Indonesian buffet spread.

Dive The World has the following special offers for you:

Indonesia Liveaboard KM Black Manta – Last Minute 20% Off!

Komodo Safari
6 Days 5 Nights 16 dives
Double/Twin cabin:
Was US$ 1,750
Now US$ 1,400
Save US$ 700 per couple!

Dates: 19 to 24 June / 26 June to 1 July / 3 to 8 July / 17 to 22 July.

Upper deck guest area on KM Black Manta in Indonesia

Includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dive equipment, 2 nitrox fills per day for enriched air certified divers (1st & 3rd dive), land tours on Komodo trips, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4 dive guides), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Excludes: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 12 per fill), dive computer (mandatory) (US$ 12 per day), torches, dive insurance (mandatory), massage services (US$ 25/per hr), Komodo port and park fees (US$ 120) per person per trip, fuel surcharge (subject to changes, please check with us). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Have a look at our Indonesia Diving Videos

Do you want to go somewhere really special on your Indonesia diving holiday and get a great deal on this very popular and respected liveaboard? Then contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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WAOW June-July Komodo Specials

June 9th, 2014

Dive The World have a couple of great last minute offers for you if you want to join 1 of the finest liveaboards in Komodo – WAOW !

The fabulous WAOW liveaboard in Komodo

Hop on board 1 of these Komodo scuba diving itineraries in June or July and save big!

Spaces are available in the deluxe and superior cabins for these 2 trips whose itinerary includes: Sangeang Volcano, Gili Banta, Gili Lawa Laut, Current City, Padar Island, Nusa Kode, Manta Alley, Dragon walk in Rinca. How awesome does that sound?

WAOW Last minute!
7 Nights: 14 -21 June
Deluxe cabin was CHF 3500 (US$ 3,915). Now CHF 2900 (US$ 3,243)
Superior cabin was CHF 3850 (US$ 4,306). Now CHF3250 (US$ 3,635)
Save up to US$ 1,344 per couple!

11 Nights: 14 – 25 July
Deluxe cabin was CHF 6050 (US$ 6,767). Now CHF 5300 (US$ 5,298) 1469
Superior cabin was CHF 5500 (US$ 6,152). Now CHF 4750 (US$ 5,313)
Save up to US$ 2,858 per couple!

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, 1 glass of wine with dinner, land tours, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, safety marker device.

Cruise price per person excludes (where applicable): Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 12 per day), dive equipment (US$ 20 per day), torches, dive computer (mandatory), dive insurance (mandatory), port and park fees (Komodo US$ 12 per day, Raja Ampat US$ 18 per day), possible fuel surcharge. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

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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20% off Maldives liveaboard Scubaspa Ying Plus Freebies in Sept and Oct!

June 3rd, 2014

Awesome 20% off the excellent new Maldives liveaboard – Scubaspa Ying. Treat yourself and your significant other this summer!

Central Atolls Itinerary – North Male, South Male and Ari atolls.
Rates per person, twin sharing:
Sea Star Cabin: Was US$ 2,240 (MYR 6850), summer offer: US$ 1792
Cowrie Suite: Was US$ 2,450 (MYR 6850), , summer offer: US$ 1960
Dolphin Suite: Was US$ 2,800 (MYR 6850), summer offer: US$ 2240
Manta Suite: Was US$ 3,150 (MYR 6850), summer offer: US$ 2520
Save up to US4 1,260 per couple!

Plus:

• USD20 bar credit per person/tour
• SCUBA SUPREME holiday package at no additional cost (15 dives (instead of 12) and a Spa treatment)

Promotion is limited to 5 cabins/suites per tour.

Date of Offer: All trips in September and October 2014

The beautiful Maldives liveaboard Scubaspa Ying

Scubaspa Ying is a one-of-a-kind Maldives liveaboard: combining diving and spa treatments delivering one of the most luxurious and relaxing scuba experiences imaginable. Ideal for diver/non-diver couples: 1 can dive, 1 can get pampered or both can do both! Much better than getting stranded on a tiny boring island.

Cruise price per person 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.

Cruise price per person excludes (where applicable) : Alcoholic drinks, mini-bar, scuba equipment US$ 180 per week, dive computer, torches, dive insurance (mandatory), Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

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

Note: For single stay 50% supplement applies.
For Scuba Supreme package USD250 supplement applies.


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Great Maldives Scuba video – Carpe Vita & Diem Liveaboards

May 30th, 2014

Seize the day, grasp your life! Carpe Diem, Carpe Vita!

Lovely video here showcasing these 2 excellent Maldives liveaboards. Lots of great footage of scuba diving in the Maldives too.

It is true what they say: divers who visit the Maldives very often come back again and again. It is a liveaboard destination that really delivers. Really worth considering for your next scuba diving adventure.

If you want to make it happen let us know and we’ll do all the work for you (for free!) Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Massive school of rays filmed in Mexico

May 27th, 2014

If you haven’t yet seen this Nat Geo clip of thousands of rays in Mexico then check it out below.

The world of scuba diving is becoming more aware that Mexico is home to some of the most incredible underwater experiences on the planet. Isn’t it time you thought about hopping on board a Mexico liveaboard you will never forget?

Watch how they breach! Amazing. Mexico is a wonderland for rays, sharks, seals, whales, dolphins…its a scuba diver’s theme park!

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


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Amazing Snorkelling Innovation

May 22nd, 2014

Check out this fantastic new snorkel and mask combo

A new mask and snorkel combo

Like many divers I find snorkelling a bit of a nuisance. Why? The whole snorkel leaking, dipping into the water, mouthfuls of brine scenario can vastly reduce the quality of the reef experience. how can you marvel at the creatures of the underwater world when you are busy treading water and coughing and spluttering?

Here is a great video below showing off this new innovation in snorkelling by eliminating the main problems that snorkelling equipment presents. L’introduction – c’est trop longue! …but stick wth it.

This product deserves to take over the world. I wonder could this be adapted for diving? What would be the limitations I wonder….

If you have plans for a diving trip this year contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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MV Amba – See a new side of the Maldives

May 20th, 2014

One of the first decisions people make when considering the Maldives is Resort v Liveaboard. For us there is no contest: Liveaboard wins every time. The 2nd question is whether you should choose an itinerary in the central atolls or the outer atolls.

MV Amba liveaboard with here dive tender in the Maldives

Most Maldives liveaboard boats concentrate on the North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll area. There is lots of great diving around here, but it is also easier for the operator to use Male as a start and end point.

So it is little wonder that most liveaboards plough these central waters. However choosing the road less travelled by can make all the difference….

MV Amba is a quality Maldives liveaboard which represents a unique experience, for a number of reasons:
- Maldives Far North Atolls (Haa Alifu Atoll and Haa Dhaalu Atoll)
- Low price for paradise: 7 nights itinerary for only US$ 1,740
- Calmer seas, no other boats on the horizon, no other divers in the water
- Unforgettable seaplane flight over the atolls of the Indian Ocean
- Trips run all year round, Sunday to Sunday.

Relaxing on MV Amba's shaded upper deck after glorious Maldives diving Includes: 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.

If this tickles your fancy (and who’s fancy wouldn’t be so tickled?) and you want to enquire further about making MV Amba a reality for you, then give Dive The World a shout. Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email


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30% off July Liveaboard – Southern Maldives

May 19th, 2014

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

May 17th, 2014

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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Divers find Ancient skeleton in Mexican cave

May 16th, 2014

Check out this extraordinary find in a cave in Mexico where divers came across the skeleton of a teenage girl from 12,000 years ago. Wow! And there’s more:

‘Cave divers chanced upon the girl’s skeleton, along with the bones of sabre-tooth cats, giant ground sloths and cave bears, in a vast water-filled cavern they discovered while exploring a submerged network of tunnels reached from a sinkhole in the Yucatan jungle.’

The divers ascending with a 12,000 year old skull

It is believed she may have entered the cave in the search for drinking water and fallen into the 40 m deep cave (in the same way as the other animals) and broken her pelvis. Everybody knows that Mexico is one of the world’s premier dive destinations but most recreational scuba divers stick to the amazing liveaboards of the pacific cost or the Caribbean sea. These 3 divers were doing something way beyond recreational scuba limits:

‘…the trio had entered a crystal-clear pool that fed into the cave system. After swimming along a flooded tunnel for more than a kilometre, the cavern opened up before them… As the divers explored the cavern, they spotted a human skull perched on a ledge among some other bones. “It was a small cranium laying upside down with a perfect set of teeth and dark eye sockets looking back at us. The skull was resting on its humerus [an upper arm bone] and we could see the rest of the upper torso spread to the left and down on the ledge”.’

We can’t promise you historically significant skeletons if you book with us to dive Mexico, but we can promise you an awesome diving holiday. Our main recommendation for recreational divers is not kilometre long cave tunnels, but the expanse of the pacific ocean where pretty fantastic liveaboards bring you to breath-taking places like Socorro and Guadalupe island. Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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BBC cover Cocos marine protection

May 13th, 2014

It is 1 thing to declare an area a national marine park or a marine protected area. It is quite another to enforce the rules and regulations created to protect the marine environment. Some of our most precious marine resources appear to be heavily protected, but the struggle to prevent breaches is a difficult and ongoing one.

Interesting to see this BBC article about the struggle to enforce fishing restrictions around the divers’ dream destination – Cocos Island in Costa Rica.

Confronting a suspect in the protected waters of Cocos island

‘Nowadays the pirates are fishermen and they have been stripping the sea of sharks and tuna. Cocos attracts fish because it sits on top of an underwater mountain chain that forces up nutrients from the deep ocean. The island’s waters are a globally important hotspot for sharks, as I witnessed on an extraordinary night dive.

“It’s very frustrating,” Ranger Chinchilla tells me. “The fishers just sit on the edge of the no-take zone. We can’t be patrolling everywhere at the same time.”Sometimes four boats will be dropping long lines (baited with hooks which catch tuna, dolphins and turtles) to drift through the zone. But we only have the capacity to haul in two of the lines”.’

The beautiful Cocos liveaboard MV Argo

You can help by visiting Cocos on your next dive trip. The contributions you make both directly, in the form of the marine park fee and indirectly by encouraging the powers-that-be to view Cocos as a valuable eco-tourism asset, can help to make a difference. Of course you will also have an outrageously memorable liveaboard trip to one of the planet’s most sought after destinations!

There are also some pretty amazing special offers available for Cocos liveaboards these days. So if you can act soon you can treat yourself to a trip to divers’ paradise and make considerable savings.

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

Full story: Costa Rica: Radars of the lost shark


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