What kind of diver are you? Do you seek out those tiny curious critters in the muck or do you prefer having your fins blown off by the big guys — the pelagics? Do you snoop around eerie WWII wrecks? Maybe size doesn’t matter to you and you consider yourself a Macro diver. Or, are you an ‘Off the Wall’ thrill diver exploring the nooks and crannies of the reef with the abyss looming below?
US-based dive tour operator Amazing Adventures Travel has compiled below some of the best destination trips for each type of diving.
Philippines: Muck It Up
Voted the best luxury resort in the Philippines with a 5-star dive facility, the resort is beautifully situated within an old coconut plantation on the island of Negros Oriental near Dumaguete. Each dive is a treasure hunt where many of the coveted animals are masters of camouflage and rely on mimicry to survive.
- Pay for 6 nights/Stay for 7 (valid until May 31)
- Pay for 3 nights/Stay for 4 (valid June 1 to September 30)
Galapagos: Pelagic Magic
The Galapagos is pelagic paradise. A perfect mix of oceanic currents and varying water temperatures create a fascinating home to a vast array of marine life. You’ll encounter large schools of rays and sharks year round. Plus various species of whales, dolphin, whale shark, turtles and more. What’s the best liveaboard in the Galapagos?
The Galapagos Master is the most eco-friendly dive liveaboard in the Galapagos. She has 8 well-appointed modern cabins, a spacious interior and outside space for relaxation and dive gear prep. The experienced crew is waiting to show you the best of the Galapagos, both underwater and on land. Check out Amazing Adventure Travel’s exclusive group charters as well as rare deals on these select trips.
- August 8 – 15, 2016 – $4365
- August 29 – September 5, 2016 – $4850
- November 28 – December 2, 2016 – $4850
- July 10 – 17, 2017 – $4950
- July 24 – 31, 2017 – $4950
Truk: Diving into History
Rusting, rotting hulks on the ocean floor are important ecosystems for the creatures that inhabit them. Wrecks are also intriguing because of their stories. The tales are gripping ones featuring heroism during battle, the raging power of nature, and unsolved mysteries. The best liveaboard for wreck diving?
During WWII, the Japanese fleet used Truk as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces. In 1944 the American led “Operation Hailstone” surprised the fleet resulting in the plethora of dive sites you can explore today. Hop on board the ‘New’ Truk Master to discover this amazing region on 7 and 10 night itineraries.
Book at trip on the Truk Master for 2016 or 2017 and receive a Nautilus Lifeline from Amazing Adventures Travel (while supplies last).
Bonaire: Itty Bitty Diving
Amazing Adventure Travel’s go-to for fantastic Macro diving is Bonaire. With its healthy fringing reef in close proximity to the shore, you have about 80 official dive sites to explore. Plus, calm waters and good visibility make Bonaire a great dive destination for every diver. Where to stay on Bonaire?
Buddy Dive Resort – coming to the Amazing Adventures Travel website soon
At Buddy Dive, custom dive boats invite you to explore the beautiful marine life during a guided dive, or enjoy the convenience of Buddy’s unique Drive Thru to explore the island’s underwater world at your own pace.
Special 7 night Dive, Drive, Stay packages start at $815 per person.
Indonesia: Off the Wall
There’s no better ride than drift diving with the current along a wall heavily blanketed with marine life. The honeycomb of tiny cracks, crevices and holes provide living quarters for tunicates, mollusks, crinoids, crabs and other invertebrates of all sizes and shapes, plus, of course, sponges and coral. It’s common to sight sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, large tuna, ocean triggerfish and even an occasional whale shark cruising the wall in search of a meal. You never know what is going to appear out of the deep and distant blue. Which vessel should you choose to dive the wall?
The beautiful 188-foot Dewi Nusantara was launched in 2008. Built to accommodate divers in comfort and style. Diving itineraries include Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, the Banda Sea, the Forgotten Islands, Alor & Komodo.
25% off selected departures – enquire for more details.
Here’s Amazing Adventures Travel’s full list of Group Trips, including the Bahamas, Sri Lanka, Tahiti and more.
Amazing Adventure Travel’s website is always evolving, so visit often at Amazing Adventures Travel. Follow Amazing Adventures Travel on Instagram at amazing.adventures.travel and check out their Blog through the website.
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Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life. The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.
£1475 per person based on double occupancy. Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available. Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp. Flights and transfers are included. See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.
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