Get FREE underwater photography coaching and great travel deals for Mexico, PNG and Truk with Indigo Safaris
Dive travel specialist Indigo Safaris are currently offering some unmissable deals on trips to Mexico and Papua New Guinea, where you can hone your underwater photography skills with trip leader and UWP pro Christopher Bartlett at no extra cost.
MEXICO – SEA OF CORTEZ – JUNE 2023 & JUNE 2024
The Sea of Cortez is home to many different and exciting migrations of megafauna, including one of Indigo Safari’s favourites, the Munk’s Pygmy Devil Ray (Mobula munkiana). More commonly known as mobula rays, this iconic species gathers in the tens of thousands (not a misprint!) twice a year, with peak season from May to July, in the waters from Cabo San Lucas around to La Paz. Join Indigo Safaris’ mobula and Orca tour to witness this extraordinary mobula ray migration, along with some rarely encountered guests… and to ensure you don’t miss a thing, there is a dedicated spotter aircraft on hand.
5 Superior Suites at $4200 USD per person including tax
1 Premium Suite at $4830 USD per person including tax
$65 USD port fee paid on board
Inclusions: Accommodation, all meals (continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert), non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, daily room service, towels and onboard facilities such as the hot tub and lounge… and lots of fun!
Exclusions: Airport transfer, bar, gift shop, crew gratuities, internet access, $65 port fee.
Please note that this is predominantly a snorkeling trip, with an optional day of diving on the last day.
There are only 2 spots left for June 10th-17th 2023, and limited availability in 2024 on this highly sought after bucket-list experience.
3rd – 10th June 2023: FULL
10th – 17th June 2023: 2 berths superior cabin
15th-22nd June 2024: 4 superior berths available
22nd – 29th June 2024: 2 premium berths and 4 superior berths available
For more information on this trip, visit https://www.indigosafaris.com/orcas-and-mobulas-sea-of-cortez.html
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – MV FEBRINA ESCORTED PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP
Simply the best reef diving you will probably ever do. Christopher from Indigo Safaris dives around the world every year running escorted dive trips and checking out suppliers and writing and shooting for dive mags. He’s been visiting here since 2011, and can safely say you will not find more variety, more abundance, and so few divers (none) anywhere on this planet. 75% of the world’s hard coral species are found here, thousands of described fish and invertebrate species call this part of the world home, as do more that are yet to be described, as well as a few mega-rarities like Coleman’s pygmy seahorse. The corals are in amazing condition, and the abundance of pelagic fish like horse-eye jacks and pickhandle barracuda is phenomenal.
Papua New Guinea 10-night Liveaboard trip from 3rd–13th September for the best reef diving in the world: $4490 USD per person sharing (includes 1 night free and 10% off)
For more information on this trip, visit https://www.bestofpng.com/mv_febrina_escorted_photography_trip_2023.html
Combine with the amazing Goroka Festival with Indigo Safaris, THE Goroka Festival specialists: https://www.bestofpng.com/goroka-festival-and-sing-sing-tours.html
TRUK LAGOON – PACIFIC MASTER LIVEABOARD
Built of steel, the Pacific Master is the newest liveaboard yacht to ply the waters of this lagoon, welcoming aboard 20 guests. Four decks provide ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation, whilst the experienced crew ensures you receive only the highest quality service on your diving holiday.
29th October to 7th November 2023
Pacific Master: 10% off, from $2835
9 nights, only 20 clients on board! Dive the sunken Japanese WW2 fleet, now covered in beautiful corals and surrounded by prolific fish life. Tech divers also catered for.
For more information on this trip, visit https://www.indigosafaris.com/truk_liveaboard_2023.html
For more information about these trips or to book, contact Indigo Safaris now:
UK +44 7713342729
USA +1 718 312 8777
France +33 668 74 97 05
WhatsApp: +33668749705 or +44 7713342729
New 60m Reel and Dive Torch Combo from Northern Diver
Northern Diver have launched a new 60m Reel & Dive Torch Combo.
The innovative Northern Diver line reel has a unique design and it has been manufactured from a combination of anodized aluminium and synthetic polymers, to make it strong, lightweight and corrosion resistant. The free-flowing spool has a thumb operated spool-lock, to ensure controlled line deployment and a ‘sprung’ reel handle. Allowing the handle to extend whilst in use, if wearing gloves but springs back to half its length, for easy storage. Supplied complete with 60m (197’) of high-vis orange reel line.
The reel also incorporates an attachment point on the top and rubber fixing band allowing you to easily mount Northern Divers Varilux Micro Dive Torch. Ideal for hands-free directional light, ideal for lining out in reduced visibility (within a wreck). Other torches of a similar size to the Micro may be mountable but you should check dimensions first.
Check out https://www.ndiver.com/60m-reel-dive-torch-combo for more.
Marine Life & Conservation
Reefs Go Live returns for new season
CCMI brings the ocean directly to classrooms around the world through live-stream lessons from underwater
In 2018, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) launched Reefs Go Live, their innovative, flagship education programme that live-streams directly from underwater on the coral reefs in Little Cayman to students in classrooms around the world in real time. For the 2022 season, the four episodes of Reefs Go Live reached more than 107,000 viewers in 22 countries. CCMI’s Reefs Go Live team hopes to expand their reach with four new episodes and supplemental teaching resources to help integrate the material into classroom lessons.
Science Communications & Development Manager for CCMI, Beth Chafin, is excited to be part of another year of Reefs Go Live:
“Knowing we have an audience that spans the world, our team is energised as we plan and implement our Reefs Go Live season for 2023! We feel that creating a connection to the ocean and sharing the beautiful coral reefs of Little Cayman with others, both locally and abroad, is one of the most important ways to increase support for critical, timely issues such as marine protection and sustainability. At CCMI, we are fortunate to have these stunning reefs at our doorstep; not everyone is so lucky to be this connected to coral reefs, but healthy coral reefs are vitally important to everyone on earth. Bringing the ocean into classrooms and homes through Reefs Go Live allows us to share the work we do at the Little Cayman Research Centre, facilitate real-time interactions between viewers around the world and our experts in the field, and inspire the diverse audience to take positive action for the future of coral reefs.”
The first episode of 2023 will take place on Friday, 31st March at 10 am Cayman time (UTC -5h). The episode, ‘Finding Hope on our Reefs’, will feature what CCMI’s long-term monitoring of Little Cayman’s reefs shows us. The data from the annual surveys reveals important trends in reef health over time that reflect global threats and the benefits of strong local protection. Reefs Go Live hosts will explain why this annual monitoring is important and what the results tell us about the future of our coral reefs that we all depend upon. Viewers of each episode will be able to ask questions of the diver and participate in polls through the online platform to make Reefs Go Live an interactive experience.
Additional episodes for this year will run at 10 am (UTC -5h) on the following dates:
Thursday, 11th May: Adaptation on Coral Reefs
Wednesday, 24th May: Reef Resiliency & Restoration
Thursday, 8th June: World Ocean Day – 25 Years of Coral Reef Research
Registration for Reefs Go Live is free and is only required once to receive access to all episodes: https://donate.reefresearch.org/rgl2023.
Reefs Go Live provides an opportunity for students from all over the world to engage with the stunning ocean environment in its most natural format. As coral reefs around the world face unprecedented pressure, generating increased engagement with these precious ecosystems creates an opportunity to promote marine sustainability in a positive and fun way.
Reefs Go Live utilises streaming technology with underwater video and audio equipment to enable real time broadcasting from Little Cayman’s stunning coral reefs. Little Cayman, a Mission Blue Hope Spot, hosts one of the healthiest reef ecosystems in the Caribbean, which overall remains healthy and shows resiliency to climate change impacts. The broadcasts and education materials draw connections from CCMI’s current research conducted in Little Cayman to the national science curriculum and key ocean literacy principles, making CCMI’s work relevant and accessible to students and viewers of all ages, and emphasizing the relationship that we all have to coral reefs, no matter where we are.
Reefs Go Live is a free education programme that is made possible by the generosity of The Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation. To register for the broadcasts and teaching resources, please visit: https://reefresearch.org/what-we-do/education/reefs-go-live/
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