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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

The beautiful Cocos liveaboard MV Argo 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.

The Amazing DeepSee submersible in Cocos IslandAmazing!

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!

Do you want to enrich your life with this incredible experience? If so, contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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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 Resort Malaysia 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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Last Minute Maldives Orion Discount

November 15th, 2014

Are you looking for an awesome Maldives diving trip that combines top-quality facilities with extra special service? Then look no further than the excellent MV Orion Liveaboard.

Maldives liveaboard MV OrionRun by the prestigious DivEncounters Alliance MV Orion offers an excellent standard of accommodation and facilities along with quality personal service. The boat is beautifully finished and boasts a whirlpool tub, massage service and free internet. Imagine yourself drift diving with sharks and manta rays at the world famous North Male atoll. You get your own personal tracking device for extra safety and free nitrox is available for certified divers.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

MV Orion – Last Minute Offer!

Maldives Cruise
8 Days 7 Nights 17 Dives
North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari, Vaavu and South Male atolls.
23 – 30 Nov 2014
Standard twin/double cabin: Was US$ 2,188
Now US$ 1,750
Mini double bed suite: Was US$ 2,406
Now US$ 1,750
Junior double bed suite: Was US$ 2,625
Now US$ 1,750
Save up to US$ 1750 per couple!

Maldives liveaboard MV OrionCruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, and water, Male city tour with local guide (upon request), return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6-7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available), personal diver locator (EPIRB), carbon monoxide analysers, torches, Maldivian bed tax and GST on trip price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (US$ 45 per day), dive insurance, fuel surcharge (if applicable) US$ 10 per person per night. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, WiFi access (US$ 20 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Treat yourself to an extra special diving cruise with excellent service and comfort onboard the high quality MV Orion Maldives Liveaboard. Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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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. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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Sharifa Maldives specials Nov, Dec and Jan

November 14th, 2014

Some tasty offers here from MY Sharifa in the Maldives . Already one of the most competitively priced Maldives liveaboards.

Maldives Liveaboard MY Sharifa – Special Discounts!
North Male, South Male and Ari atolls – 8 Days 7 Nights – 16 Dives
23 – 30 November 2014
04 -11 January 2015
11 – 18 January 2015
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1592
Now US$ 1,400
Save US$ 384 per couple!
14 – 21 December 2014
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1540
Now US$ 1,400
Save US$ 280 per couple!

Maldives liveaboard diving with MY Sharifa

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water (1 bottle per day), hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport on Sundays, dives (including 1 night dive), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6-7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, trips to the local islands, Maldivian bed tax and GST.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (approx US$ 55 per day. Stock is very limited). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, scuba equipment (approx US$ 55 per day. Stock is very limited), additional 2nd night dive (cost dependent on number of participants), dive insurance (can be purchased on board), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Act now and find yourself beneath a tropical sun, hopping on board the MY Sharifa Maldives Liveaboard with a great discount! Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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


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Book 5, 1 free on Galapagos Sky!

November 14th, 2014

Book 5 and get 1 space free! (Normally pay for 7 and get 1 free)

Galapagos Sky Liveaboard takes your cruising the Galapagos IslandsAre you a group thinking of treating yourself to an amazing Galapagos experience? Then now is the time and Galapagos Sky is the boat.

Galapagos Sky is a steel mono-hulled motor vessel of over 30 metres in length, designed and furnished to provide a spacious and comfortable liveaboard experience. Departing every Sunday, you can take full advantage of the complimentary nitrox for EANx-certified divers and marvel at the life underwater at the prime dive sites of Darwin and Wolf. 2 morning land tours to Santa Cruz and San Cristobal are also included in your Ecuador liveaboard cruise.

Valid for these dates:
2015
26 April – 03 May
03 May – 10 May
31 May – 07 June
07 June – 14 June

2016
17 Jan – 24 Jan
14 Feb – 21 Feb
20 Mar – 27 Mar
10 April – 17 April
8 May – 15 May
22 Feb – 01 Mar 2015

However you have to book NOW! This offer only applies to bookings with deposits receive before 24 November 2014.

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Aussie dollar drops – Great Barrier Reef more affordable these days!

October 27th, 2014

Exchange rate fluctuations mean good news for you if you want to dive Australia.

AUD vs USDThe Australian dollar has been dropping in value making it super cheap for others to visit Australia and dive the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. So why not act now and take advantage of this opportunity? Your money now goes further, so if you have been thinking about diving Australia “one day” maybe now is that day!

Check out our Australian liveaboard recommendations and start making your plans for:
• Great Barrier Reef – the mother of all reefs
• Rowley Shoals – Western Australia’s finest
• Cage Diving with Great White sharks in South Australia

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50% off for your buddy on Galapagos Sky!

October 11th, 2014

Save up to US$ 2,748 per couple in Feb 2015!

Are you 2 people who have been talking about going to the Galapagos? You can get now pay for 1 and get 50% off the 2nd space on the fabulous Galapagos Sky Liveaboard.

Galapagos Sky is a steel mono-hulled motor vessel of over 30 metres in length, designed and furnished to provide a spacious and comfortable liveaboard experience. You can take advantage of the complimentary nitrox. Galapagos Sky also supplies safety equipment for all customers including Dive Alert signalling devices, safety sausages and a mini GPS for every buddy pair. Alcoholic drinks are also included in the price.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

Galapagos Sky Liveaboard – 50% off for your buddy!
8 Days 7 Nights 24 Dives
22 Feb – 01 Mar 2015
Deluxe twin/double cabin: Was US$ 10,590 per couple
Now US$ 7,942 per couple

Master double cabin: Was US$ 10,990 per couple
Now US$ 8,242 per couple

Save up to US$ 2,748 per couple!

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s)(4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Return flight ticket from Guayaquil or Quito to San Cristobal payable in advance, scuba equipment (7 nights US$ 200, 10 nights US$ 250), dive computer, dive insurance, Galapagos entrance fee US$ 100, transit card US$ 10, hyperbaric chamber fee US$ 35 to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Imported alcoholic drinks, 15 L tank rental (US$ 50 for 7 nights and US$ 70 for 10 nights), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival

Contact Dive The World to book now on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

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


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