If you’re in need of a diving fix, check out the latest dive holiday specials from our friends at Scuba Travel:
Emperor Serenity I Maldives I 12 August I Save £600, only £2395
Emperor Serenity is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. This sleek liveaboard was built in the Maldives specifically for divers. Stand out from the crowd as you moor in the picture perfect Maldivian atolls. All diving is done from Emperor Serenity’s large, 19.8m dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time. She is rebreather-friendly and offers free NITROX, all diving and safety equipment as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides.
This popular itinerary with year round departures that delivers what it says on the tin – the Best of the Maldives! Dive the classic sites that made the Maldives so famous. Focusing on the hottest sites around Male & Ari atolls, there are pelagics a plenty, with manta, sharks and even whalesharks.
Package includes: Return flights, 7 nights on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin), enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner, average of 17 fully guided dives (including 1 night dive, All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights and FOC nitrox.
Turks and Caicos Explorer I 25 August I Save £500, only £3095
The Turks & Caicos Explorer accommodates 20 passengers in 10 cabins which all have a private ensuite and AC.The saloon and dining area are welcoming but it is the covered sun deck where many guests spend their time relaxing between dives catching the Caribbean rays.
With over 40 islands (only eight of which are inhabited) to explore, the quality of diving will astound even the most seasoned diver. There are dramatic wall dives, opulent corals and sponges, pelagic encounters and healthy reef dives to enjoy.
Package includes: Return flights to Provo, 7 nights on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin), up to 5 fully guided dives per day. Flights are usually with via the States from Heathrow – you may require an overnight en route and must have a valid ESTA for transit through the USA. Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. Excluded are the transfers, departure tax, fuel surcharge $40, port fees $95, alcohol, fruit juice and fizzy drinks.
Caribbean Explorer I 7 October I Save £300, only £2275
Caribbean Explorer II sleeps up to 18 divers and is 35m, the saloon is located on the upper deck with entertainment centre, comfy chairs and the bar. Meals are served here and your package includes free alcoholic drinks after the day’s diving is done. Or head towards the sun deck to work on your tan, enjoy a read or just soak in the glorious view. The boat will stop at islands for a beach excursion during the trip.
Discover the diving of Saba and St Kitts on board Caribbean Explorer 2. St Kitts is well known as being one of the most picturesque Caribbean islands and has incredibly varied diving to boot. Saba Island is home to exhilarating wall dives with pelagics and swirling fish balls. Virgin reef systems and coral gardens as well as shark dives and drifts await.
Package includes: Return flights to St Kitts, 7 nights on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin), up to 5 fully guided dives per day. You will require a one way flight from St Maarteen at the end of your trip. Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. Excluded are the departure tax, fuel surcharge $30, park fees $115.
To find out more about Scuba Travel and the dive holidays they offer, call 0800 0728221, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.scubatravel.com. You can find the latest summer specials at www.scubatravel.com/lastminute