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New Budget Komodo Liveaboards: Mona Lisa & Mangguana

December 4th, 2013

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

November 29th, 2013

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 $$$

November 22nd, 2013

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

November 18th, 2013

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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Cenderawasih Bay & Triton Bay The Final Diving Frontier?

October 30th, 2013

Snorkeling with whale sharksWhale sharks, wrecks and muck diving, is this possible in one location? Well yes! In the remotest parts of the remotest dive location on the planet – Cenderawasih Bay & Triton Bay. This incredibly stunning region is the new frontier of diving, possibly the last place that you can feel that pioneering spirit as you dive pristine and sometimes completely undiscovered dive sites from the few liveaboards that venture there .

The main draw in Cenderawasih Bay is the up close and extended encounters with the biggest fish in the world – the huge but graceful whale shark. No fleeting glimpses of the elegantly spotted skin here, these wonderful creatures gather around the local fishing platforms (bagans) to feed on the leftover catch, guaranteeing divers an enviable amount of time in crystal clear waters to get that perfect shot of up to 5 whale sharks in one frame!

Snorkeling with whale sharksTriton Bay is just as incredible, home to a huge diversity of species from pilot whales to pygmy seahorses and even walking sharks! Stunning soft and hard coral gardens and a volume of fish that has to be seen to be believed.

For all the information on these stunning locations, read our guides here:

Do you want to experience the final diving frontier? Then have a look at our Raja Ampat liveaboards in Indonesia and call Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Save US$ 728 + Free Return Seaplane Transfers on MY Monsoon in The Maldives!

October 29th, 2013

Last updated: 26 December 2013

Are you planning some awesome diving in the Maldives and are looking for a great deal? Then look no further than the excellent Maldives liveaboard MY Monsoon!

the Maldives' MY Monsoon The MV Monsoon is a luxurious and spacious liveaboard that plies the waters of Baa, Lhaviyani and Noonu atolls. Experience beautiful wall dives with moray eels and lobsters, and exhilarating drift dives with manta rays and sharks. And at the end of a day’s diving you can relax on the sundeck with a cocktail before enjoying the sumptuous international cuisine.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

Maldives Liveaboard MY Monsoon- Last minute Discount!

Northern Atolls
8 days 7 nights 21 Dives
06 – 13 Jan 2014
13 – 20 Jan
27 Jan – 03 Feb
03 – 10 Feb
10 – 17 Feb
24 Feb – 03 Mar
Standard twin cabin:
Was US$ 2,363
Now US$ 1,635
Save US$ 1,456 per couple!

+ Free return seaplane transfers worth US$ 330!

Includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), (11 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, torches, and Maldivian bed tax.

Excludes: Seaplane transfer from Male International Airport to Kuredu Island (currently US$ 330 return, to be paid in advance), alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 10 per fill), scuba equipment (US$ 345 per week), dive insurance (mandatory). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Would you like to experience awesome Maldives diving onboard the quality MY Monsoon? Then contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Last Minute Up To 25% Discount On Indonesia Liveaboard SMY Shakti!

October 28th, 2013

Last updated: 28 October 2013

Save US$ 979 per diver!

Grab this super last minute deal and get 25% off your SMY Shakti liveaboard cruise in Raja Ampat. Read on to get a great deal on your diving holiday!

SMY Shakti sailing into the crystal clear waters of Raja Ampat in IndonesiaSMY Shakti has the reputation for being the best run and most fun liveaboard in Indonesia.

Your cruise will depart from Sorong to scuba dive the remote and pristine coral reefs in Raja Ampat. Look forward to diving with chevron barracudas and discovering the unique wobbegong as you dive in the wondrous sites at Misool Island, Farondi and Waigeo.

Need more information?
Read our Shakti Trip Report.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

SMY Shakti – Last Minute 25% Off!

Best Of Raja Ampat
12 Days 11 Nights 35 dives
27 Nov – 08 Dec 2013
Standard twin/double cabin: Was US$ 3,988 (€ 2,950)
Now US$ 2,992 (€ 2,213)
save US$ 1,958 per couple!

SMY Shakti – Last Minute 10% Off!

Best Of Raja Ampat
12 Days 11 Nights 35 dives
11 – 22 Dec 2013
Standard twin/double cabin: Was US$ 3,988 (€ 2,950)
Now US$ 3,590 (€ 2,655)
save US$ 796 per couple!

SMY Shakti sailing into the crystal clear waters of Raja Ampat in Indonesia Includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (2-3 DM per trip), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches.

Excludes: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 199), dive equipment, dive computer, dive insurance (mandatory), marine park fee (US$ 49). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Make scuba diving in Raja Ampat your gift to yourself this Spring. Contact Dive The World for more information about a liveaboard cruise on SMY Shakti. You can send us an email or call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794.

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations.
Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Galapagos Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

October 25th, 2013

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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Save $$$ on Your Thailand Xmas Cruise Onboard MV Panunee!

October 23rd, 2013

Last updated: 22 October 2013

Thinking of the perfect setting for your family and friends this Xmas? Then get your group together and spend the festive season cruising the fabulous Similan Islands in style on board the luxurious Thailand liveaboard MV Panunee. Get a group of 20 together and save US$ 360 off the single diver price!

Panunee Liveaboard Diving

The MV Panunee liveaboard is ideally geared to your needs, operated by an underwater photographer team, she has a roomy dive deck, camera table and separate rinse tanks and air hoses for your photographic equipment. From November to March you have stunning photo opportunities in such famous dive spots as Richelieu Rock and Similan Islands.

Dive The World has the following special deals for you:

MV Panunee – Xmas Group Special!

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
6 Days 5 Nights 14 Dives
23 – 28 Dec 2013
Full Charter Price: Was US$ 24,779 (THB 772,200)
Now US$ 20,191 (THB 629,200)
Save US$ 229 of the standard charter rates and US$ 360 of the standard single booking rate!

MV Panunee Deluxe cabin, your accommodation for scuba diving the SimilansIncludes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from Khao Lak from Phuket airport, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, torches.

Excludes: Canned soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 10 per fill – pay for 10 fills and receive 4 extra fills free of charge), scuba equipment (US$ 19 per day), dive computer, dive insurance (mandatory), Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 13 per park. Phuket hotel transfers. Note: Possible fuel surcharge to be advised by MV Panunee upon booking. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Do you have your camera ready to take some great Thailand diving pics onboard MV Panunee? Then contact Dive The World right away, send us an email or call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794.

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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Early Birds Save US$ 82 On the Blue Planet Fleet!

October 21st, 2013

Last updated: 21 October 2013

Save US$ 82 per diver!

MY Blue Pearl Red Sea LiveaboardChoose any liveaboard in the Blue Planet Fleet and dive Egypt’s finest dive sites in luxury and style. This small but renowned fleet has a reputation for delivering quality liveaboard vacations. All of the boats are built solely for divers and ensure comfort, convenience and of course the very best diving that the Red Sea has to Offer. So choose your boat and take advantage of the early bird special and save US$ 82 for any trip in 2014 but hurry this offer expires on 31 December 2013!

Dive The World has the following special offers for you

Blue Planet 1, Blue Pearl & Blue Seas – Early Bird Specials!
Book before 31 Dec 2013
8 Days 7 Nights 18 Dives
Save US$ 82 (€ 60) On any trip in 2014

Please inquire for low and high season dates.

MY Blue Pearl Red Sea LiveaboardWant to book your next Red Sea diving holiday with the Blue Planet Fleet? Contact Dive The World right away to discuss your savings on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or you could send us an email without delay.

Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Save Up To 10% On the Golden Dolphin Fleet in The Red Sea 2013/14

October 21st, 2013

Last updated: 21 October 2013

Dive The World is delighted to present you with special discounts on our Golden Dolphin Red Sea Liveaboards.

MY Golden Dolphin III Liveaboard in the Southern Red Sea

The Golden Dolphin liveaboards are spacious purpose-built dive boats that offer the best of Egypt’s Red Sea diving. The boats all have en-suite bathrooms, good quality furnishings and provide free nitrox for certified divers. Take a diving trip on one of these top-quality liveaboards and relax knowing that comfort, space and excellent service are guaranteed.

Dive The World has the following special offers for you

Golden Dolphin, Golden Dolphin II, Golden Dolphin III – Early Bird Specials!
Book before 31 Dec 2013
8 Days 7 Nights 18 Dives
10% Discount for all remaining 2013 trips
US$ 68 (€ 50) Discount for 2014 departures

Please inquire for low and high season dates.

Cruise the Red Sea on the MY Golden Dolphin II Liveaboard Includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner (except on day of departure and arrival), snacks, water, soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from Hurghada airport to boat for Hurghada departures and from Marsa Alam airport for Port Ghaleb departures, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (must be ordered 1 week in advance).
Excludes: Alcoholic drinks, Scuba equipment (US$ 183 per trip) (must be ordered one week in advance), dive computer, dive insurance (mandatory), torches, national park and harbour fees and dive permissions:

Take advantage of the great special offers on these high quality Red Sea Liveaboards and enjoy the best diving in the Red Sea that Egypt has to offer. Call Dive The World 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. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Save Up To US$ 136 & Free Nitrox in 2013/14 Onboard SMY Ondina in Indonesia!

October 18th, 2013

Last updated: 18 October 2013

Save up to US$ 136 + FREE Nitrox !

Escape on the Indonesia liveaboard SMY Ondina and sail into the waters of Komodo and Raja Ampat where a world of tranquility and unhurried peacefulness awaits you beneath the waves.

The Indonesian liveaboard the SMY Ondina in full sail Custom built from teak and tropical wood, SMY Ondina is a Buginese schooner dedicated to your diving pleasure. Spend your days & nights diving Raja Ampat, Lembeh Strait and Komodo. Now you can enjoy the exciting new destination of Cenderawasih Bay, on the eastern side of Papua’s Birds Peninsula it’s the world’s premier site for diving with the mighty whale shark. You can also explore the fabulous WWII wrecks that dot the region.

Dive The World has the following special offers for you:

SMY Ondina – Last minute!

Raja Ampat Cruise
11 Days 10 Nights 30 Dives
05 – 15 Dec 2013
18 – 28 Dec
Price: Was US$ 3,245 (€ 2,400)
Now US$ 3,042 (€ 2250)
+ FREE Nitrox!

SMY Ondina – New Year Special!

Raja Ampat Cruise
12 Days 11 Nights 33 Dives
30 Dec 2013 – 10 Jan 2014
Price: Was US$ 3,245 (€ 2,400)
Now US$ 3,042 (€ 2250)
+ 1 Extra Night!
+ FREE Nitrox!

SMY Ondina – Komodo 2014 Specials!

Komodo South Cruise
6 Days 5 Nights 16 Dives
28 Jun – 03 Jul 2014
12 – 17 Jul
26 – 31 Jul
09 – 14 Aug
23 – 28 Aug
06 – 11 Sep
Price: Was US$ 1,352 (€ 1,000)
Now US$ 1,284 (€ 950)
+ FREE Nitrox!

Komodo – North Cruise
7 Days 6 Nights 20 Dives
22 – 28 Jun 2014
06 – 12 Jul
20 – 26 Jul
03 – 09 Aug
17 – 23 Aug
31 Aug – 06 Sep
Price: Was US$ 1,622 (€ 1,200)
Now US$ 1,541 (€ 1,140)
FREE Nitrox!

Komodo North & South Cruise
12 Days 11 Nights 36 Dives
22 Jun – 03 Jul 2014
06 – 17 Jul
20 -31 Jul
03 – 14 Aug
17 – 28 Aug
31 Aug – 11 Sep
Price: Was US$ 2,694 (€ 1,980)
Now US$ 2,558 (€ 1,880)
+ FREE Nitrox!

Save up to US$ 272 per couple!

Diving in Indonesia with the SMY Ondina - photo courtesy of Enrique Rubio Includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, 1 soft drink with lunch and dinner, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts, port and park fees.

Excludes: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 14 per day), dive equipment (US$ 34 per day), torches, dive computer, dive insurance (mandatory), harbour fees, diving tags and fuel surcharge of US$ 203 per person. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Onboard payments are only possible in cash in US Dollars, Euros or Indonesian rupiahs.

Experience diving bliss on the SMY Ondina in Indonesia now. Call 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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