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Free Nights and Dive Courses at Kadavu Matana in Fiji

April 30th, 2015

There are plenty of reasons to visit the Fijian paradise of Kadavu and its Matana resort : a road free island of idyllic beaches, friendly locals, well-run resorts and gorgeous diving.

Check out the Kadavu Matana ResortKadavu Matana Resort is a modern, comfortable and clean property and, above all else, is very good value for money. If you are looking for a holiday spot just a quick flight from the main island where Fijian island charm and exciting diving are waiting for you then Kadavu Matana may well be the answer.

There are 2 excellent offers available for you right now. If you need any more reasons to make Kadavu your next dream dive destination then here they are:

Free Nights at Kadavu Matana Resort
PAY 6 nights – STAY 1 MORE NIGHT FOR FREE
PAY 10 nights – STAY 2 MORE NIGHTS FOR FREE
Travel period: 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016
Sales Period: ends 30 June 2015

FREE dive course offer!
10 PADI DIVE COURSES are being given away for stays during May and June 2015! Yes, all you need to pay for is:
• Your PADI course materials and PIC
• Your accommodation/meals package for 1 week or more (the above Special applies!)

No instructor fees. No diving fees. No hire gear fees.

Learn to dive in FijiConditions apply: One free dive course per booking. Applies to Padi dive courses up to Rescue Diver level. Accommodation/Meals package based on US$ or NZ$ price list and current PayStay Special. Stay period: 1 May to 30 June 2015. Sales period: 25 April to 15 June 2015 or until sold out. Limited availability for course dates – please enquire. First in, first served!

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New Galapagos liveaboard – Nortada!

April 28th, 2015

Everyone knows Galapagos is, for many, the pinnacle of their diving careers. As such there is often limited availability on liveaboards around this exceptional archipelago. If you want to go you have to book well in advance. For example, if you want to go in 2016 you should start making plans right now.

The lovely new Galapagos liveaboard NortadaThe good news is there is a new kid on the block – Galapagos liveaboard Nortada.Nortada stands alone among Galapagos liveaboards since it accommodates only 8 divers on scuba diving charters around the best sites of the Galapagos, including the islands of Wolf and Darwin.

And you can save $$$ on your next Dive The World booking with this new liveaboard launch offer.

Galapagos Islands – 8D/7N
Up to 20 dives
Standard twin/triple bed cabin
US$ 4,938 per person
Itinerary: Punta Carrion, Cabo Marshall, Puerto Coca, Wolf Island, Darwin Island, Bartolome Point, Cousin’s Rock, North Seymour plus land tours to Santa Cruz including Charles Darwin Research Center.

Book your cruise on the new and exciting Nortada by 30 May 2015 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World!

Nortada's comfortable saloon areaCruise price includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours, dives, experienced English-speaking dive / naturalist guide(s) (4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, safety marker device, personal diver locator and alert.

Price excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own) : Return flight ticket from Quito to Baltra payable in advance, scuba equipment (7 nights US$ 275), dive computer, diving insurance, Galapagos National Park entrance fee US$ 100, transit card US$ 20, hyperbaric chamber fee US$ 35 to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tank rental (7 nights US$ 100), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, (7 nights US$ 150), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

This offer can be used in addition to other special offers including your Dive The World returning customer 5% discount. Voucher is transferable. See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.

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Save $$$ on our newest Mexico liveaboard – Southern Sport

April 27th, 2015

Exciting news as we add another top liveaboard to our line-up of options for you in Mexico. More and more divers are heading to Mexico’s Pacific coast to join a liveaboard to Socorro, the Sea of Cortez or Guadalupe. Now you can book and save $$$ with our launch of this new liveaboard option.

This part of the word promises some of the most exciting scuba opportunities on the planet. So here we introduce the excellent Mexico liveaboard MV Southern Sport.

The beautiful Cocos liveaboard MV ArgoMV Southern Sport is one of the excellent diving charter vessels from the renowned local operators, Club Cantamar, among the first names in Mexico liveaboards.

This 35m aluminium-hulled motor yacht splits its time between the magnificent Socorro Island region and the unforgettable shark mecca of Guadalupe Island. Other points of interest include: complimentary beverages: both soft drinks as well as beer and wine plus a recompression chamber on board

Southern Sport Launch Offer
Book your cruise on the fantastic MV Southern Sport by 27 May 2015 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World!

The beautiful Cocos liveaboard MV ArgoThis offer can be used in addition to other special offers including your Dive The World returning customer 5% discount. Voucher is transferable.

See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.

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Huge discounts available on Siren fleet liveaboards: May – Sept 2015

April 21st, 2015

The magnificent Indo Siren There are discounts galore to be had on the excellent Siren Fleet.

It must be silly season because you can now dive in 2015 on some sumptuous liveaboards for a fraction of the normal price. Stop dreaming of places like Palau, Komodo, Fiji and the Philippines.

Get organised now and save a truckload of cash on your next dream dive holiday. These offers won’t last forever!

Together, Siren Fleet and Dive The World can offer you:

– A 10% discount on ALL Siren cruises
– Repeating Siren Fleet customers receive an EXTRA 10% discount
– Repeating Dive The World customers can add an EXTRA 5% discount to the above.

This can all add up to some serious savings of big $$$. Valid for all Siren cruises departing between 1st May 2015 and 30th September 2015.

The Palau Siren cruising in paradise Where the Siren Fleet operates:

SY Indo Siren – 11D/10N in Komodo National Park
SY Fiji Siren – 8D/7N around Taveuni and Bligh Water
SY Palau Siren – 8D/7N Palau islands cruises
– SY Philippine Siren: Various cruises including to Tubbataha, Southern Visayas and Malapascua

You can save loads of money off the published prices and dive in some of the world’s greatest destinations with a trusted liveaboard fleet. Want to know how much you can save? Get in touch and we will let you know.

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3 + 1 free in Sudan May 2015 on Cassiopeia

April 21st, 2015

Leading Sudan liveaboard MY CassiopeiaCan you get 4 of you together for a scuba cruise in Sudan this May? Do you fancy stepping on board the leading liveaboard to visit Sudanese waters, MY Cassiopeia?

If your answers to these questions are ‘Yes’, then you are in for a special treat. You and your dive buddies can take advantage of this amazing offer:

Pay for 3 and get 1 extra space FREE!

Check yo’self before you wreck yo’self:

7 Nights North tour in Sudan
4-11 May 2015 and 18-25 May 2015
2 x Standard twin/double bed cabin (4 guests):
Was US$ 4,464(€ 4,100)
Now US$ 3,348 (€ 3,075)
Save US$ 1,116 (€ 1,025) !

2 week Deep South Sensation
18 May – 01 June

Chill out on Cassiopeia's sumptuous sundeckThe time is now! Check out all you need to know about MY Cassiopeia, a luxury steel-hulled vessel offering outstanding service, sumptuous cuisine and most importantly, awesome Red Sea scuba diving. Stylish, spacious accommodation and quality of service are priority, contributing to a great safari experience.

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Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Currency rate is correct at time of publishing.


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Great 2016 group deals on Cocos Liveaboards

April 9th, 2015

Everybody knows Cocos Island, Costa Rica is 1 of those destinations that requires advance booking. The number of liveaboards in limited and diving enthusiasts are queuing up to sample the delights of this remote paradise.

So if you and your buddies are on the look out for a deal for 2016 then you should check out these exciting group offers available on Okeanos Aggressor and Wind Dancer. If you can get a few friends together you could all take advantage of these generous discounts. Check out what’s on offer:

Okeanos Aggressor and Wind Dancer – Amazing Specials!

Pay for 6 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge
PLUS US$ 800 off the published price per person!

Valid for trips starting January, February, March, April 2016

Find out more about the popular Okeanos Aggressor and about its sister ship Wind Dancer.

You could arrange the trip of a lifetime for you and your buddies and save big $$$. So what are you waiting for?

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Amazing 40% May offer on Solmar V to Socorro!

March 26th, 2015

This may sound too good to be true but it isn’t!

Take this chance to board the magnificent Mexico liveaboard MV Solmar VA booking for May 6-14 has been cancelled. Much sought after spaces are now up for grabs on a first come first served basis. And all cabins are the same price!

If Socorro was on your ‘To Do’ list then now is the time to act! You will NEVER get a better price.

Here are the details:

May 06-14 – 9D/8N Socorro Islands
(Note the prices below include 11% tax – these are the prices you will pay)

Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 3,718
Now US$ 2,275
Save US$ 2,886 per couple!

Superior twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 3,829
Now US$ 2.275
Save US$ 3,108 per couple!

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, beer and wine with meals, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (11 divers to 1 guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, national park and port fees.

Make sure you get on the tender of MV Solmar V40% off is just incredible considering MV Solmar V is 1 of the leading Socorro liveaboards. The boat features a TV and DVD player in each ensuite cabin and a dedicated camera room. You can relax in comfort in the saloon and dining area enjoying complimentary beer and wine with your meal.

What’s stopping you!?

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Amazing Cocos video: Argo and DeepSee submersible

March 6th, 2015

Argo.Boat.r1 Have you always dreamed of going to a magical island, like something from a movie, which is surrounded by waters teeming with schools of fish and hundreds of sharks, and rays? How about exploring the depths there in a small submarine? Imagine that!

Well your dreams can come true if you dive with the Sea Hunter fleet in Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Check out this video of MV Argo – one of the leading liveaboards in Cocos Island.

It shows off the boat and the underwater sights you can expect to see on scuba. It also gives you a stunning taste of what it must be like to see the Cocos dive sites and further below from the DeepSee submersible.

DeepSee.r1Amazing!

Check out Dive The World’s experience of sinking down below scuba depths on the dive sites of Cocos in our article recounting our DeepSee submersible tour.

As Sheldon Hey, the lucky person from Dive The World who had the experience says, “To have done something that very few have ever done and few will ever get the opportunity to ever do, makes you feel honoured and fortunate indeed.”

Check it out for yourself with the below video and then ask yourself if it is time to add to your life’s greatest adventures!

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Emperor Voyager Maldives liveaboard specials

January 22nd, 2015

Maldives liveaboard MV Emperor VoyagerHere at Dive The World we are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new Maldives liveaboard the MV Emperor Voyager.

MV Emperor Voyager is the flagship of the renowned Emperor fleet in the Maldives. This 30m long mono-hulled liveaboard takes up to 20 divers on tours around some of the best dive sites of Maldives central atolls.

There are 2 separate special offers you can benefit from:

1. A free Dive The World Discount Voucher. Book your trip before the end of February 2015 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World! Plus:
2. A Dive The World exclusive 5% off on all trips departing between 02 May and 27th June.

You can combine the above offers and save big bucks, while securing a spot the flagship Maldives liveaboard of the renowned Emperor fleet. Emperor Voyager’s dive credentials are strong with free nitrox, rebreather friendliness, a 20m dive dhoni, 12 and 15 litre scuba tanks, a camera station with air gun and compulsory use of surface markers and dive computers.

If you want to know more about the boat then check it out: MV Emperor Voyager.

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Discounts galore on new Maldives liveaboard Emperor Atoll

January 22nd, 2015

Maldives liveaboard MV Emperor AtollHere at Dive The World we are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new Maldives liveaboard the MV Emperor Atoll.

MV Emperor Atoll is a 26m wooden mono-hulled Maldives liveaboard which operates a variety of dive trips around the central and northern atolls of the Maldives. Up to 12 divers are accommodated on board this relatively small liveaboard with 8 crew members providing an intimate and personal experience.

There are 3 separate special offers you can benefit from:

1. A free US$ 100 Dive The World Discount Voucher if you book your trip before the end of February 2015. Plus:
2. A Dive The World exclusive 5% off on all trips departing between 02 May and 27th June. Plus:
3. Special US$ 100 discounted trips on these dates:

  • 25 April
  • 2 May fully discounted price shown in the schedule
  • 27 June fully discounted price shown in the schedule
  • 04 July
  • 25 July
  • 15 August
  • 05 September

You can combine any 2 or 3 of the above and save big bucks, while securing a spot on a Maldives liveaboard run by the renowned Emperor fleet. The MV Emperor Atoll has 6 Standard cabins on the main (and only) deck. All cabins have a double bed with a single above and ensuite bathrooms. If you want to know more about the boat then check it out: MV Emperor Atoll.

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Feb Sipadan specials on Celebes Explorer

December 30th, 2014

Exciting news for those planning to visit and dive Sipadan. There are 2 discounted trips available on the one and only Sipadan liveaboard, MV Celebes Explorer .

The Celebes Explorer for diving in Sipadan, MalaysiaThanks to the high number of park diving permits that this boat has secured, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you will make it to the most glamorous dive sites; you will be doing plenty of dives around the island.

Although we have received several complaints concerning lack of maintenance on this boat, it represents the best option for maximizing the time you spend at Sipadan.

5% off Sipadan liveaboard trips on Celebes Explorer:

04 – 08 Feb 2015. 4 nights
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1390
Now US$ 1,320
Save US$ 140 per couple!

08 – 11 Feb 2015. 3 nights
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1090
Now US$ 1,035
Save US$ 110 per couple!

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Book Malaysia now before new tax hits!

December 30th, 2014

Are you planning to dive in Malaysia any time soon ? If so then you better book soon before the new GST (Goods and Services Tax) comes in.

So Book and pay before 01 April 2015. Prices will increase after that by up to 10%.

The beautiful Mabul Water Bungalows ResortMalaysia boasts a number of amazing destinations:

Sipadan/ Mabul: Deep water currents well up against the walls of this world famous oceanic island bringing in the nutrients which support an incredible ecosystem where the sheer abundance of sea life can be astounding.

Layang Layang: It is for the huge schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks that patrol around the island that Laying Layang has developed the reputation as a ‘must see’ diving destination of Malaysia.

Malaysian waters are full of marine life both large and smallLankayan: The macro highlights include frogfish and ghostpipefish as well as numerous nudibranchs. Larger species such as blacktip reef sharks, marble rays, bamboo sharks and leopard sharks are not uncommon sights.

Tioman Island: If time or travel plans do not permit travelling to Sabah, there are some great short dive trip options on the Malaysian peninsula which will allow you to still get your liveaboard diving ‘fix’. In fact these cruises normally operate out of Singapore and venture into Malaysian or Indonesian waters.

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Sea Serpent Red Sea 2015 discounts

December 16th, 2014

Leading Red Sea Liveaboards, the Sea Serpent fleet have released their schedules for 2015 and you can take your pick of their low season offers or peak season trip dates.

- One of the sexiest of the fleet, MY Obsession concentrates on Red Sea South, Red Sea North & Wrecks with specials in March, April, July, August, November and December.
e.g. St John’s
Normal price US$ 1,120 (899 Euro)
– Low season special US$ 1,064 (854 Euro)

The beautiful Red Sea liveaboard MY Obsession – MY My Countess! – Contessa Mia concentrates on Red Sea North & Wrecks and St John’s with specials in March, July, August and December.
e.g. Red Sea North & Wrecks
Normal price US$ 995 (799 Euro)
– Low season special US$ 945 (759 Euro)

- Chiefly a Brothers & Daedalus Reef liveaboard, MY Sea Serpent can welcome you on board with discounts in March, July and August.
e.g. Brothers & Daedalus Reef
Normal price US$ 1,244 (999 Euro)
– Low season special US$ 945 (949 Euro)

- Your dreams on MY Dreams can come true on North & Wrecks tours with low prices discounts in March, July, August and December.
e.g. Red Sea North & Wrecks
Normal price US$ 871 (699 Euro)
– Low season special US$ 827 (664 Euro)

MY Miss Nouran cruising the Red Sea – Low budget liveaboard MY Miss Nouran heads to Red Sea South (Fury Shoals) and Red Sea North – Wrecks – Brothers with many discounted months: January, February, March, July, August and December.
e.g. Red Sea South
Normal price US$ 995 (799 Euro)
– Low season special US$ 945 (759 Euro)

So now is the time to make you plans and get yourself immersed in the Red Sea’s finest dive sites .

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Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Currency rate is correct at time of publishing.


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2014 Dive Operator Of The Year goes to…..

December 12th, 2014

You have probably seen some of the speculation recently on the blogosphere about the identity of the 2014 Dive The World Operator of the Year. I think it was second in terms of hashtag appearances only to Kim Kardashian’s preposterous posterior. However today we can confirm that the winner of this industry-leading award is…………..(drum roll)………….

Maldives Aggressor!!

Maldives Aggressor - the 2014 Dive Operator of the YearCongratulations to all of those behind this top Maldives liveaboard. Over the course of the last year (and beyond), Dive The World customers have consistently praised this operator for their personal service, dive guides, cuisine and overall liveaboard experience.

Maldives diving cruises run from Sunday to Sunday and will, depending on prevailing conditions, take in the best of Ari Atoll, North and South Male atolls and Felidhoo Atoll. As is normal with the Aggressor fleet, guests return on the Saturday afternoon to dine on dry land before spending the final night on board. Find out more about this fabulous award-winning Maldives liveaboard

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Amazing Burma offers on Thailand Aggressor

December 10th, 2014

There are some amazing special offers available for the 2014/15 season on the Thailand Aggressor as it visits the remote and gorgeous dive sites of Burma.

The beautiful Myanmar liveaboard - Thailand AggressorThe Thailand Aggressor has announced several itineraries to include Burma South in the 2014/15 season. If you can act now you can save some serious lolly. By joining this new liveaboard you get to dive the unique and remote dive sites of Burma from a luxury vessel. With the Aggressor crew, the underwater splendour is matched by the high level of personal service. And the offers are mouth-watering….

10 – 17 January 2015 – US$ 1,000 off!
Master double or Deluxe twin/double bed cabin:
Was US$ 3,290

Now US$ 2,290
That’s a saving of US$ 2,000 per couple!

7 – 17 February 2015
18-28 February 2015
11-21 March 2015
Pay for 9 nights and get the 10th night free!
Master double or Deluxe twin/double bed cabin:
Was US$ 4,700

Now US$ 4,230
That’s a saving of US$ 940 per couple!

Bringing some much needed class and comfort to the Myanmar liveaboard scene, the Thailand Aggressor goes straight to the top of the quality charts. Shouldn’t you hop on board? Read all about the boat, price inclusions and exclusions and more: Thailand Aggressor.

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