As a result of increasingly high demand for liveaboards, UK based diving holiday specialist Regaldive has expanded its collection with the addition of the S/Y Palau Siren. Allowing divers to make the most of the world-class diving on offer in Palau, the boat offers three itineraries, each of which include the unique chance to snorkel in Jellyfish Lake – as featured by the winner of the 2013 Guardian’s Readers’ travel photograph competition. What’s more, to celebrate the exciting new launch, Regaldive has discounted one of the first departures by a huge £338 per person*.
The seven night Palau Islands itinerary, which is currently discounted by £338*, offers the opportunity to explore some of the finest diving in Palau. Undertaking up to 22 dives including four night dives, customers will discover a wide range of sites including the Ulong Channel – a drift dive and one of the best dives in Palau; Blue Corner – home to steep sheer walls and fierce currents; Iro Maru wreck – a Japanese oil supply ship which was sunk during World War II, and Shark City – the name of which speaks for itself. The 4th June 2014 departure has been discounted in celebration of the launch and now costs from just £1,995 per person, to include full board boat accommodation, most drinks, three to four boat dives per day, air/nitrox tanks and weights. Flights are not included but can be arranged through Regaldive.
The 10 night Palau Islands itinerary allows a more in-depth exploration of the sites visited in the seven night itinerary. Divers will have the opportunity to take up to 33 dives including five night dives. Costing from £3,208 per person, the liveaboard includes full board boat accommodation, most drinks, three to four boat dives per day, air/nitrox tanks and weights. Flights are not included but can be arranged through Regaldive.
Alternately, for divers who want to combine the best of the Philippines and Palau, the 13 night Philippines and Palau Combo itinerary does just that. Dividing their time between the S/Y Palau Siren and the S/Y Philippine Siren, divers will log up to 42 dives, including seven night dives, wreck dives and drift dives. Liveaboard highlights include Pescador Island where divers can swim amongst schools of sardines, thresher sharks and giant frogfish, and Blue Corner – one of Palau’s most famous dive sites. Costing from £3,565 per person, the liveaboard includes full board boat accommodation, most drinks, three to four boat dives per day, air/nitrox tanks and weights. Flights are not included but can be arranged through Regaldive.
The new S/Y Palau Siren offers spacious accommodation for 16 guests. The boat benefits from en-suite double and twin cabins, a comfortable indoor lounge, cocktail bar, outdoor dining area with ever changing views and an uncovered sun deck. Divers making the most of their time above the water can also make the most of the yacht boutique, massage service and kayaks available for customer use, offering plenty to keep them entertained round the clock.
Andreas Elia, Managing Director of Regaldive, commented “We’re very excited to be welcoming the S/Y Palau Siren to our already popular collection of liveaboards. It’s no surprise that liveaboards are in such high demand – with so many fantastic dive sites located far off the shore and so many dedicated divers eager to explore them, liveaboards make for a very popular option with our customers”.
He continued, “Over the next few months we are looking forward to expanding our liveaboard collection even further with the addition of the Fiji and Truk Siren. The details are still under wraps, but watch this space – more information will be coming shortly!”
For further information or to book visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.
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.
Blogs2 months ago
Discover Peace and Tranquillity in Egypt’s Eastern Desert and its Amazing Red Sea
News1 month ago
Emperor Echo liveaboard sustains “irreversible damage” in lightning storm at Fury Shoals
Blogs2 months ago
A Flying Visit to Nusa Penida, Bali
Blogs2 weeks ago
My week on Scuba Scene: simply the best Red Sea liveaboard experience
News2 months ago
2023 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition Announced
Marine Life & Conservation2 months ago
Book Review: The Lives of Octopuses and Their Relatives
Equipment2 months ago
Oceanic+ Now Has Freedive Mode on Apple Watch Ultra
News2 months ago
Miss Scuba UK on Bridging the Gender Gap in Commercial & Recreational Diving