Follow in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau with these trips from Dive Worldwide
2017 marks 20 years since the death of Jacques Cousteau, whose diving TV documentaries brought life beneath the waves into the living rooms of millions around the world in the 1960s and 70s. In celebration of this life lived to the full, spring 2017 sees the UK-release of L’Odyssée, a new biopic filmed on location worldwide. Follow in Cousteau and the film’s wake by choosing from one of these Dive Worldwide trips featuring filming locations to be seen in L’Odyssée.
The perfect introduction to Antarctica, this 11-day adventure allows guests to experience the flora and fauna of the White Continent both above and below the water. After two days’ sailing from Ushuaia in Argentina, past icebergs and an array of seabirds, the ship, Plancius, moors in the Newmayer Channel, the base camp for the next four days. Here, guests will enjoy exploring Wiencke Island on foot, by Zodiac and in kayaks and, on selected trips, have the opportunity to take part in polar dives, where wildlife encounters might include penguins, sea lions and leopard seals. After sailing through the Lemarie Channel passengers will step onto the Antarctic Peninsula spending a night at a local camp near Paradise Bay.
Price: from £5,695pp based on 2 sharing, including 10 nights’ full board liveaboard accommodation, shore excursions and activities and talks by naturalists. Voyage only, flights extra.
Find out more about this trip here.
With 1,000 recognised dive sites and over 700 islands to explore, the Bahamas are a diver’s paradise. This week-long trip includes six days of diving, with 12 dives in total, and showcases the very finest experiences on offer in the Caribbean. Highlights will include: pristine reefs, multitudes of exciting wrecks, spectacular walls, blue holes, caves to explore and the chance to dive with dolphins. Based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Nassau, guests stay at the Orange Hill Beach Inn, a charming hilltop resort just 50 steps from a white sandy beach. Upgrade the trip to include a shark diving adventure, as depicted in L’Odyssée, for just £155pp and experience the thrill of shark-feeding from close quarters.
Price: from £1,795pp based on 2 sharing, including 7 nights’ accommodation (room only), 6 days’ diving, tanks and weights, return flights from the UK and transfers.
Find out more about this trip here.
South Africa’s sardine run is the largest gathering of predators on the planet and one of the world’s most wonderful natural spectacles. Each June, off the KwaZulu Natal coastline where the Agulhas and Benguela currents meets, millions of sardine migrate north, forming a giant smorgasbord that attracts bottlenose dolphins, dusky black-tip and bull sharks, seals and even occasionally orcas. The resultant feeding frenzy drives the shoals to the surface where they fall prey to dive bombing avian predators including cape gannets, skuas, storm petrels and albatross. Guests enjoy five days of sardine run action, getting up close and personal with almost every species of marine animal, and also spend time exploring the Aliwal Shoal, recognised as one of the top dive sites in the world.
Price: from £2,335pp based on 2 sharing, including 7 nights’ B&B accommodation, 2 dives at Aliwal Shoal, 5 days’ sardine run action, tanks and weights, return flights from the UK and transfers.
Find out more about this trip here.
For further information visit www.diveworldwide.com
Photo credit: South Africa Sardine Run – Alex Safonov
Jeff chats to… Christopher Bartlett, MD of Indigo Safaris, about scuba diving and safaris in Africa (5 of 5)
In the last in this exclusive series of five videos, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Christopher Bartlett, Managing Director of Indigo Safaris, about their diving and wildlife adventures, and four of their top destinations. In this episode Christopher talks about Africa.
For more information, please visit www.indigosafaris.com
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PADI makes a splash at Palma International Boat Show
PADI created a buzz at the recent Palma International Boat Show in Mallorca where a real-life PADI branded mermaid engaged exhibitors and guests to showcase their PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Mermaid Courses.
The Palma International Boat Show, a prominent event in the yachting and boating industry, witnessed an impressive gathering of 271 participating companies, alongside a stunning display of 252 boats at sea. Drawing an enthusiastic audience, more than 32,000 people attended the show, setting the stage for PADI to captivate a diverse range of individuals with their mesmerising mermaid concept.
Over the course of two days, the enchanting mermaid made an eye-catching appearance, gracefully circulating among attendees while distributing flyers highlighting the PADI courses. As the summer season approaches, this interactive approach aimed to create awareness and generate interest in PADI’s Open Water Diver and PADI Mermaid courses, inviting water enthusiasts of all ages to explore the wonders of the underwater world.
“Our presence at the Palma International Boat Show allowed us to engage with a wide range of yachting and water sports enthusiasts,” said Josep Lluís Massuet, PADI EMEA Regional Manager, Spain.
“By featuring our PADI branded mermaid, we aimed to capture attention, spark curiosity, and promote our courses that empower individuals to begin their underwater adventures, explore and save the ocean.”
The PADI branded mermaid at the Palma International Boat Show served as a symbol of adventure and environmental stewardship, embodying PADI’s commitment to seek adventure and save the ocean.
For more from PADI, please visit www.padi.com
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