Throughout all our worldwide destinations we are getting reports of incredible diving, from dolphins, hammerhead and whale shark sightings in the red sea, manta encounters in the Maldives, in Indonesia the diversity in dive sites: from endless hard coral reefs to current swept pinnacles covered in fish, black sandy slopes full of critters and volcanic bubbles as well as speedy channels where big fish congregate. It really is a wonderful time to go diving.
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Giant Mantas of Socorro Save £1100 from £2095 excluding flights
Visit Mexico’s Little Galapagos. It’s best known residents are the giant Pacific manta, who come to be cleaned by the Clarion angel fish. These are huge manta by any standards and can grow up to 7m from each wingtip. Just jump in and let one of the most magnificent shows on earth unfold before your eyes. But the remarkable pelagic sightings don’t stop there. Here you can dive with sharks in their droves. And then there are seasonal humpbacks and bait balls. What is there not to love about one of the world’s last true wildernesses?
Shark Quest Hurricane from only £995
The first few trips are back and everyone is delighted with the boat, crew and diving!
Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea – and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious “Liveaboard of the Year” award no less than 5 times (including 2017 & 2016).
- 13th June – Shark Quest £995! 4 spaces at this price
- 1st November – Shark Quest £1395
Your holiday includes flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam. All fees, 12 L tank & weights and FREE NITROX
Siladen Resort – Introductory Offer
Sildaen Dive Resort & Spa in Manado Indonesia. Luxury dive resorts don’t need to cost the earth. The boutique Siladen resort sits on 300m of white sandy beach in the heart of Bunaken national park and prides itself on the 5 star experience at a price that you can afford.
This is a hidden oasis of perfection that effortlessly combines dive escapism with serious eco friendly credentials. While away the hours underwater with over 50 dives sites in world famous Bunaken only a short boat ride away. And when the diving is don, soak up the breathtaking sunsets from your lounger beach facing the Manado Tua volcano.
- Introductory offer – save £300!
- From £2195 including flights from Heathrow
Your holiday to Siladen includes flights from Heathrow to Manado with Singapore airlines, airport transfers, 7 nights garden view villa (full board, 2 people sharing), 17 air boat dives. Local taxes are prepaid.
Palau Rock Islands Aggressor- Save £1200
Palau is a distant land filled with adventure. The best way to see as much as possible of this idyllic destination is from the decks of a liveaboard. So jump aboard the Palau Rock Islands Aggressor for a dive holiday with distinction. Submerse yourself in an underwater cave or snorkel with stingfree jellyfish in their thousands… these are only some of the exquisite dives you can do over the course of the week’s discovery. Pristine reefs, Second World War wrecks and an abundance of marine life await.
Dive up to 4 times a day on reefs, walls and wrecks. And in between you have the creature comforts that Palau Rock Islands Aggressor is so famous for.
Caribbean Explorer 2 save up to £400
Discover the diving of Saba and St Kitts on board Caribbean Explorer 2. St Kitts is well known as being one of the most picturesque Caribbean islands and has incredibly varied diving to boot. Saba Island is home to exhilarating wall dives with pelagics and swirling fish balls. Virgin reef systems and coral gardens as well as shark dives and drifts await. And with up to 5 dives a day, your Caribbean liveaboard delivers one diving thrill after another.
if you are looking for a true Caribbean getaway for your next diving liveaboard, then the Eastern Caribbean itinerary is the choice for you.
Carpe Vita 11th August save £300 plus free Nitrox
Carpe Vita goes above and beyond the usual Maldives liveaboard. Your package here is one of the most comprehensive we’ve seen, with up to 4 dives a day, alcohol with your evening meal (2 glasses of wine or beer) and additional on board facilities included as standard. At a generous 38m in length and a whopping 10m breadth, she’s as spacious as she is well laid out. Carpe Vita has plenty of space for everyone. See for yourself the attention to detail that makes Carpe Vita a well loved liveaboard with divers.
The Maldives Seasonal Sensations itinerary wends its way between Male and Baa atolls, cherry picking the highlight dive sites for that season. Timing is everything – dive the east side of the atolls, when sites that are at their seasonal hottest for sharks, manta and gorgeous coral reefs.
Dive the Azores 11th August save £100 8 nights from £1775
Faial island is arguably the most beautiful of the Azores islands, separated from Pico island by a narrow strait. It’s a stunning island, and popular for the almost guaranteed whale and dolphin encounters. But look beneath the waves and you find a new exciting world. Faial has great reefs and walls for divers, but it’s the blue sharks that attract most people here. Shallow encounters in blue water… what’s not to like!
Diving around Faial will excite all experience levels. The sites are uncrowded and Haliotis have the largest, most comfy boats to dive from. There are undulating reef reefs, lava tunnels, walls and even a wreck.
Dive the Red Sea on Whirlwind from £1095
Whirlwind has to be one of our favourite Red Sea liveaboards – and clearly fellow divers share our affection for her. This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices… just one of the reasons UK divers keep coming back to this superior liveaboard.
She has a well deserved reputation for the quality of finish on board, her long standing crew are the definition of attentive and she has all the award winning hallmarks of Tornado Marine fleet (from the decor to the tasty food)! Discover today how effortless diving can be when your liveaboard has been designed by divers for divers.
Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados
In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.
Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.
For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.
Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)
Introduced by Jeff Goodman
Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.
A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.
CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.
Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts
Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.
During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!
Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.
For more information about the CCMI click here.
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