UK based scuba diving tours company Dive Safari Asia have created a guided safari featuring a collection of dive sites in the Philippines & Palau. During the 14 night tour guests will have the opportunity to dive the rich and diverse marine habitats on offer including pristine reefs in the Philippines, home to an abundance of healthy soft corals and critters followed by sharks, rays and schooling pelagics in Palau.
Anda is located on the east coast of Bohol in the central Visaya and is only just being recognised by divers as a premier location within the Philippines. The region offers superb reef diving with healthy reefs, white sand bays and excellent photo opportunities throughout a number of secluded dive sites.
In contrast Palau offers varied topography in the shape of caverns, overhangs and deep walls. The local government recently declared the region to be a shark sanctuary and divers can expect frequent sightings of grey reefs and white tips plus good chances of manta encounters and big schools of fish in excellent visibility.
During the tour there are a number of landbased highlights on offer including the World Heritage Site ‘Chocolate Hills’ and Tarsiers (world’s smallest primate) in the Philippines followed by the unique Jellyfish Lake and islands adventures in Palau.
Tour leaders Ben Stokes and Sarah Kemsley carefully selected a number of specific dive sites to feature in the tour following over 10 years and thousands of dives throughout the region.
Dive Safari Asia is a UK based company founded in 2008 by Ben Stokes and Sarah Kemsley. The couple spent 8 years working in various locations around the world as instructors and dive guides before returning to the UK to create their own brand of dive holidays which includes a number of exclusive safari style tours throughout Asia & Pacific regions.
The tour takes place from the 1st May – 16th May 2015 and includes 14 nights accommodation, 29 dives, internal transfers and full board (except evening meals in Palau) for £2745.00 per person on a twin/double share basis.
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
Find an authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer at scubapro.com.
More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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