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Massive school of rays filmed in Mexico

May 27th, 2014

If you haven’t yet seen this Nat Geo clip of thousands of rays in Mexico then check it out below.

The world of scuba diving is becoming more aware that Mexico is home to some of the most incredible underwater experiences on the planet. Isn’t it time you thought about hopping on board a Mexico liveaboard you will never forget?

Watch how they breach! Amazing. Mexico is a wonderland for rays, sharks, seals, whales, dolphins…its a scuba diver’s theme park!

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Amazing Snorkelling Innovation

May 22nd, 2014

Check out this fantastic new snorkel and mask combo

A new mask and snorkel combo

Like many divers I find snorkelling a bit of a nuisance. Why? The whole snorkel leaking, dipping into the water, mouthfuls of brine scenario can vastly reduce the quality of the reef experience. how can you marvel at the creatures of the underwater world when you are busy treading water and coughing and spluttering?

Here is a great video below showing off this new innovation in snorkelling by eliminating the main problems that snorkelling equipment presents. L’introduction – c’est trop longue! …but stick wth it.

This product deserves to take over the world. I wonder could this be adapted for diving? What would be the limitations I wonder….

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MV Amba – See a new side of the Maldives

May 20th, 2014

One of the first decisions people make when considering the Maldives is Resort v Liveaboard. For us there is no contest: Liveaboard wins every time. The 2nd question is whether you should choose an itinerary in the central atolls or the outer atolls.

MV Amba liveaboard with here dive tender in the Maldives

Most Maldives liveaboard boats concentrate on the North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll area. There is lots of great diving around here, but it is also easier for the operator to use Male as a start and end point.

So it is little wonder that most liveaboards plough these central waters. However choosing the road less travelled by can make all the difference….

MV Amba is a quality Maldives liveaboard which represents a unique experience, for a number of reasons:
– Maldives Far North Atolls (Haa Alifu Atoll and Haa Dhaalu Atoll)
– Low price for paradise: 7 nights itinerary for only US$ 1,740
– Calmer seas, no other boats on the horizon, no other divers in the water
– Unforgettable seaplane flight over the atolls of the Indian Ocean
– Trips run all year round, Sunday to Sunday.

Relaxing on MV Amba's shaded upper deck after glorious Maldives diving Includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Hanimaadhoo Airport, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, Maldivian Bed Tax and GST.

Excludes: Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (all dives with nitrox is approx US$ 66), scuba equipment and torches (not available for rent on this boat), dive computer, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival: on board payments in cash (Euros and US dollars) not credit cards.

If this tickles your fancy (and who’s fancy wouldn’t be so tickled?) and you want to enquire further about making MV Amba a reality for you, then give Dive The World a shout. Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email


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30% off July Liveaboard – Southern Maldives

May 19th, 2014

Do you fancy a fantastic liveaboard experience this July in the Indian Ocean paradise that is the Maldives ?

MY Sheena liveaboard in the Maldives

Then act now and secure your place on the highly respected Maldives liveaboard MY Sheena.

Get a whopping 30% off!

Yes you can make a massive saving and get to dive in some of the finest sites that this atoll chain has to offer.

Most trips focus on the central Maldives region so choosing an itinerary like this ensures you will be getting away from the crowds and diving incredible sites without large number of other divers or other boats in the area.

Maldives Southern Atolls – 13th – 20th July 2014
(Book before 20th June 2014)
Itinerary: Meemu, Laamu and Thaa atolls.
Standard: Was US$ 1,889 (EUR 1,380) Now US$ 1,322 (EUR 966)
Save US$ 1,134 per couple!
Deluxe: Was US$ 1,985 (EUR 1,450) Now US$ 1,389 (EUR 1,015)
Save US$ 1,192 per couple!

Find out more about this trip, the facilities on board the Maldives liveaboard MY Sheena and what the price includes and excludes..

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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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Tauchen Mexiko – Specials & Last Minute-Angebote

May 17th, 2014

Letzte Aktualisierung: 17 May 2014

Dies ist der Ort für alle die neuesten Angebote über das Tauchen in Mexiko – Vorbestellungsangebote, Sonderpreise und Last-Minute Preise auf Mexiko Tauchsafaris …sie werden alle hier zu finden sein, sobald wir davon hören.

Mit den USA im Norden und Guatemala und Belize im Südosten, erstreckt sich Mexiko über ein riesiges Gebiet mit vielen verschiedenen Land-und Seegebieten. Südlich des US-Bundesstaates Kalifornien, streckt der lange Finger der Halbinsel Niederkalifornien aus, wo Taucher auf die Golf von Kalifornien (auch Cortes-See) und die Socorro Inseln zugreifen können. Es ist dieser Teil von Mexiko, wo Sie alle Tauchsafari Betreiber finden.

Die Specials unten, stellen eine Auswahl derzeit laufender spezieller Angebote für dieses Reiseziel dar. Vielleicht haben wir weitere Angebote Last-Minute-Natur zur Verfügung. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für weitere Informationen, wenn Sie die Reise und das Tauchen kurzfristig planen.

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Divers find Ancient skeleton in Mexican cave

May 16th, 2014

Check out this extraordinary find in a cave in Mexico where divers came across the skeleton of a teenage girl from 12,000 years ago. Wow! And there’s more:

‘Cave divers chanced upon the girl’s skeleton, along with the bones of sabre-tooth cats, giant ground sloths and cave bears, in a vast water-filled cavern they discovered while exploring a submerged network of tunnels reached from a sinkhole in the Yucatan jungle.’

The divers ascending with a 12,000 year old skull

It is believed she may have entered the cave in the search for drinking water and fallen into the 40 m deep cave (in the same way as the other animals) and broken her pelvis. Everybody knows that Mexico is one of the world’s premier dive destinations but most recreational scuba divers stick to the amazing liveaboards of the pacific cost or the Caribbean sea. These 3 divers were doing something way beyond recreational scuba limits:

‘…the trio had entered a crystal-clear pool that fed into the cave system. After swimming along a flooded tunnel for more than a kilometre, the cavern opened up before them… As the divers explored the cavern, they spotted a human skull perched on a ledge among some other bones. “It was a small cranium laying upside down with a perfect set of teeth and dark eye sockets looking back at us. The skull was resting on its humerus [an upper arm bone] and we could see the rest of the upper torso spread to the left and down on the ledge”.’

We can’t promise you historically significant skeletons if you book with us to dive Mexico, but we can promise you an awesome diving holiday. Our main recommendation for recreational divers is not kilometre long cave tunnels, but the expanse of the pacific ocean where pretty fantastic liveaboards bring you to breath-taking places like Socorro and Guadalupe island. Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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BBC cover Cocos marine protection

May 13th, 2014

It is 1 thing to declare an area a national marine park or a marine protected area. It is quite another to enforce the rules and regulations created to protect the marine environment. Some of our most precious marine resources appear to be heavily protected, but the struggle to prevent breaches is a difficult and ongoing one.

Interesting to see this BBC article about the struggle to enforce fishing restrictions around the divers’ dream destination – Cocos Island in Costa Rica.

Confronting a suspect in the protected waters of Cocos island

‘Nowadays the pirates are fishermen and they have been stripping the sea of sharks and tuna. Cocos attracts fish because it sits on top of an underwater mountain chain that forces up nutrients from the deep ocean. The island’s waters are a globally important hotspot for sharks, as I witnessed on an extraordinary night dive.

“It’s very frustrating,” Ranger Chinchilla tells me. “The fishers just sit on the edge of the no-take zone. We can’t be patrolling everywhere at the same time.”Sometimes four boats will be dropping long lines (baited with hooks which catch tuna, dolphins and turtles) to drift through the zone. But we only have the capacity to haul in two of the lines”.’

The beautiful Cocos liveaboard MV Argo

You can help by visiting Cocos on your next dive trip. The contributions you make both directly, in the form of the marine park fee and indirectly by encouraging the powers-that-be to view Cocos as a valuable eco-tourism asset, can help to make a difference. Of course you will also have an outrageously memorable liveaboard trip to one of the planet’s most sought after destinations!

There are also some pretty amazing special offers available for Cocos liveaboards these days. So if you can act soon you can treat yourself to a trip to divers’ paradise and make considerable savings.

Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

Full story: Costa Rica: Radars of the lost shark


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New flights – North Sulawesi to Raja Ampat

May 12th, 2014

Great news for lovers of diving in Indonesia.

If a scuba holiday in Raja Ampat has been on your list of things to do for a while, then it is now even more convenient to make it to Sorong…

New Garuda flights from 20 May 2014
Manado – Sorong, GA 470, 04:50 – 07:15
Sorong – Manado, GA 471, 12:40 – 13:00
TUE, WED, FRI, SUN – 4 flights a week

The beautiful Raja Ampat islands

The time is now. Only you can decide to give yourself the wonderful gift of a liveaboard in paradise. Imagine the memories! Standing on the bow as it cuts through the clear blue water – encounters with vibrantly coloured creatures big and small – good food – good company. Sounds like something you need!

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Have you been to Komodo yet? It is a great liveaboard destination…

May 12th, 2014

Komodo is considered among the finest liveaboard destinations in the world, and with good reason!

Not only is the marine life around Komodo fabulous, but the topside scenery is awesome and the island visits include unforgettable encounters with the legendary Komodo dragons. Not many dive spots can promise that! Komodo liveaboards can deliver all of this and more.

So if you feel the need to treat yourself to an awesome diving holiday and you haven’t been to Komodo then make it happen, now! Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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OceanQuest Barrier Reef specials

May 10th, 2014

Check out the discounts to be had this May on short hops to dive the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef scuba liveaboard OceanQuest

If you are a novice diver or are short on time or budget then you can get a little flavour of the GBR by joining a short OceanQuest itinerary to the Outer Barrier Reef. If you have 2 or 3 days to spare then this OceanQuest offer could be ideal for you. You need only book 3 days in advance to save $$$:

2 Day / 1 Night Liveaboard
Certified Diver: only US$ 420 (AU$ 450) – SAVE US$ 65!
Snorkeller: only US$ 375 (AU$ 400) – SAVE US$ 47!

3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard
Certified Diver: only US$ 562 (AU$ 600) – SAVE US$ 94!
Snorkeller: only US$ 468 (AU$ 500) – SAVE US$ 75!

We'll keep you abreast of all the hot specials on Australia liveaboards

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, hot drinks, Cairns city transfers to boat (excluding from northern beaches), dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights, weightbelts, dive equipment.

Cruise price per person excludes (where applicable): Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, towels (bring your own), snacks, torches, dive insurance (recommended), reef and port authority fee US$ 18 per person per day.

So if you are in the area and want to get wet on the mother of all barrier reefs then make it happen, now! Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.

Note: Prices quoted above exclude reef tax which is an additional $20 per day. All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations. Currency rate correct at time of publishing. Special offers apply to new bookings only.


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10 reasons to dive the Sea of Cortez

May 3rd, 2014

Mexico’s Pacific coast is one of the world’s richest marine regions and among divers-in-the-know it is right up there with the top scuba spots on the planet. The thin stretch of water running down the east of the Baja Peninsula is the Sea of Cortez. You can join the excellent Mexico liveaboard Rocio del Mar to experience the very best of this area during the Sea of Cortez liveaboard season: July to October.

You can look forward to some amazing diving in the Sea of Cortez. Imagine seeing hammerhead sharks, manta rays and whale sharks alongside a fabulous array of cetaceans: dolphins, killer whales, pilot whales, porpoises and even sperm whales and humpback whales.

Need some more reasons to make this your next dive trip? Here are some reasons…

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So come on! Act now. It isn’t going to happen unless you make it happen. Create some awesome diving memories in 2014. Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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June & July on Siren your buddy gets 50% off!

May 1st, 2014

Have you been on any of the Siren boats yet? They are a fleet of fine liveaboards operating in some of the best scuba spots around, including The Maldives, Indonesia, Fiji and Palau.

The magnificent liveaboard SY Fiji Siren

These gorgeous sailing yachts give you the feeling of being on a remote cruise but with high quality food, service and comfort. Throw in a professional dive operator and you can see why the Siren fleet is a fast-growing presence on the world’s seas.

There are some great summer savings to be made in various Siren locations if you are ready to act now.

June & July – Buy 1 get 1 half price!
Book before 31 May and join 1 of their June & July cruises and your buddy gets a whopping 50% off.

This great offer applies to:
– 7 or 10 nights on the Fiji Siren: Lomaiviti-Tavenui Islands
– 10 nights on the Indo Siren: Komodo Island
– 10 nights on the Maldives Siren: Maldives South & South Male Atoll
– 6 or 7 nights on the Palau Siren: Palau islands
– 6 or 10 nights on Philippine Siren: Visayas

Chill out and enjoy cruising past the atolls on the SY Maldives Siren liveaboard

So if you are ready for a diving holiday to remember in one of these fine places, now is a great time. You and a friend or partner could soon be standing on the prow of a Siren liveaboard as it cuts through the warm tropical waters en route to some gorgeous dive site. So don’t delay. Act now and make that vision a reality. Contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Maldives savings and free nitrox on Carpe Vita 2014-15!

April 19th, 2014

As if there were not enough reasons to plan for the Maldives in 2014-15 here are some amazing add-on offers for Carpe Vita Explorer.

Maldives liveaboard diving with MV Carpe Vita

Dive The World has the following special offers for you:

Get great benefits on these 2014 dates…
13 – 23 November
23 – 30 November
14 -21 December
And in 2015:
11 – 18 January
18 – 25 January

Special Price Discounts
Save US$ 300 per person off 7 night trips and US$ 500 per person off 10 night trips.

The sundeck on board Maldives liveaboard MV Carpe Vita

And also: free Nitrox!
Free Nitrox: US$ 150 pp value on 7 night trips and US$ 200 pp value on 10 night trips.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, 2 glasses of beer or wine per night with dinner, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (8 divers per guide), SMBs, tanks, weights and weight belts, GST.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Maldivian bed tax (US$ 8 per person per night), scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), dive insurance (available for purchase on board). Fuel surcharge US$ 100 per person for 7 night trip and up to US$ 150 per person for 10 night trip (for special itineraries to the South, the fuel surcharge is US$ 150 per person for 7 night trip and up to US$ 200 per person for 10 night trip). Some of the listed trips might include snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay (park fee of US$ 20 per person). 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: Additional alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (included in the above offer), torches, reef hooks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

So if the Maldives has ever been on your list of places to dive then there is no better time than now. Take advantage of these amazing offers and make your diving in the Maldives dreams a reality Contact your buddies at Dive The World know right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Change of web address Dive The World Liveaboards

March 25th, 2014

I heard the news today oh boy! There has been an important change in the world of diving… Our liveaboards website address has changed.

www.divetheworldliveaboards.com has changed to
http://liveaboards.dive-the-world.com/

…so if you have this page (or any other page from this site) bookmarked or in your favourites, please change it to the new one.

DTWL

Not everything has changed however. We are still the place to go for the most comprehensive liveaboard information out there.

Check the dates and the itineraries, what’s included and what’s not, what facilities are available in the boats and in the cabins, exhaustive tourist information and often even 1st hand trip reports.

Have you used our liveaboard search feature yet?

You can check what possible destinations and itineraries are open to you when you next have time off to dive. Our online calendar of departures is the most reliable resource there is and saves a lot of time scouring the internet for the information you need.

If you have the desire to dive in 2014 then let us know. Together we will work out an unforgettable trip for you. It will only happen if you make it happen! Contact your buddies at Dive The World know right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Special offers on MV Thai Sea

March 11th, 2014

One of the most affordable and fun ways to dive Burma is on board the on the budget liveaboard MV Thai Sea which is offering a range of interesting offers at the moment:

Burma liveaboard diving in Myanmar with MV Thai Sea Operating out of the port of Ranong, the MV Thai Sea accommodates a maximum of 12 divers meaning small dive groups of up to 4 divers per guide.

Accommodation consists of twin or double share fan-cooled cabins. All the cabins are located on the middle or upper decks and share bathrooms. Although not a deluxe liveaboard option, you can expect a fun atmosphere during our Burma trip.

Dive The World has the following special offers for you:

15% discount on Burma cruises:
27 December – 03 January (Burma)

Was US$ 1,592 (THB 49,900)
Now US$ 1,400 (THB 42,415)
Last space left for 1 male diver. Must act now since 15 December is the deadline for Burma permit.

Nitrox Discounts
Normal Price is US$ 8 (THB 250) per nitrox tank.
Burma South 4 Nights, 14 dives: US$ 87 (THB 2800).
Equivalent to THB 200 per tank.
Burma 5 Nights, 18 dives: US$ 105 (THB 3400).
Equivalent to THB 188 per tank.
Burma 7 Nights, 26 dives: US$ 149 (THB 4800).
Equivalent to THB 184 per tank.

Honeymoon package
– Flower petals decoration of the bed upon arrival
– Lovers’ fruit basket in the double bedroom
– A candle-lit dinner on the front deck
– 1 bottle of champagne or red wine
Only US$ 310 (THB 10,000) per couple, in addition to the cruise price.

View of the stern of MV Thai Sea in BurmaFull Charter
Why not get a group of friend or family together and charter the boat all for yourself?

You can either:
– Book 1 of our scheduled cruises which allow you to pay for 10 guests and get 2 spaces free of charge, or
– Charter the boat for any period of 3 to 7 days for US$ 2,175 (THB 70,000) per day.

We can tailor the activities to suit your wishes: diving, mangrove kayaking, beach hopping, island tours – you name it.

So if you fancy exploring the remote and uncluttered waters of Burma on a budget liveaboard then make your move! Contact your buddies at Dive The World know right away 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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