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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!

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


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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 on Carpe Vita 2015!

April 19th, 2014

As if there were not enough reasons to plan for the Maldives in 2015 here are some amazing adoffers for Carpe Vita Explorer.

Maldives liveaboard diving with MV Carpe Vita

Dive The World has the following special offers for you:

Get great benefit on these 2015 dates…
6 – 13 December
13 – 20 December
20 – 30 December

Special Price Discounts
Save US$ 300 per person off 7 night trips and US$ 400 per person off 10 night trips.

The sundeck on board Maldives liveaboard MV Carpe Vita

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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Similan Explorer 10% early bird discount for the season 2014/15!

February 28th, 2014

Last updated: 31 October 2014

Grab yourself a spot on a Similans liveaboard during the high season and save a few $$$ while doing so! You can join a trip on on the popular budget liveaboard MV Similan Explorer and save 10% off the price! What are you waiting for?

Thailand liveaboard diving in the Similans with MV Similan Explorer This liveaboard can take up to 20 divers and while it may not promise 5 star luxury, it does promise a bright and comfortable environment and always a fun and friendly atmosphere. In March and April there are itineraries of 3 night, 4 night and 5 night durations – so plenty to choose from even if your time is short.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

MV Similan Explorer – Special Offer!

Similan Safari
Book before the end of November 2014 any scheduled trip in 2014/15
5 Days 4 Nights 14 Dives
4-bed cabin: Was US$ 621 (19,800 THB)
Now US$ 559 (17,820 THB)
Save up to US$ 62 per diver!
Standard twin bed cabin: Was US$ 715 (22,800 THB)
Now US$ 644 (20,520 THB)
Save up to US$ 71 per diver!
Deluxe double bed cabin: Was US$ 747 (23,800 THB)
Now US$ 672 (21,420 THB)
Save up to US$ 75 per diver!

Thailand liveaboard diving in the Similans with MV Similan ExplorerCruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, dive equipment (US$ 32 discount for own equipment use).

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, dive equipment (US$ 32 discount for own equipment use).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 13 per park. 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, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (US$ 6 per tank), Phuket transfers to/from the boat – approximately US$ 58 per person (each way), dive computer, dive insurance, towels (please bring your own). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

So do you see yourself being a Similan explorer on a boat of the same name? Then let 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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10% off Dolphin Queen in March and April

February 28th, 2014

Ready to spring into action and enjoy some of the finest diving in Thailand? The Similan islands are calling and you cans save 10% off all March and April trips on MV Dolphin Queen. What are you waiting for. Go ahead! Dive in!

Thailand liveaboard diving in the Similans with MV Dolphin Queen Hop aboard this great value-for-money, fun liveaboard for 4 night itineraries taking in the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock. Nitrox is available and there is a full set of rental equipment included in the price (further discount if your bring your own). These unusual features make this liveaboard stand out from the crowd of other budget choices in the area.

Dive The World has the following special offer for you:

MV Dolphin Queen – Special Offer!

Similan Safari
Book now any scheduled trip in March and April 2014
6 Days 5 Nights 18 Dives
Standard 4-bed cabin: Was US$ 592 (17,550 THB)
Now US$ 533 (15,795 THB)
Save up to US$ 118 per couple!
Double/Twin bed cabin: Was US$ 683 (20,250 THB)
Now US$ 615 (18,225 THB)
Save up to US$ 136 per couple!
Deluxe double bed cabin: Was US$ 713 (21,150 THB)
Now US$ 642 (19,035 THB)
Save up to US$ 142 per diver!

Thailand liveaboard diving in the Similans with MV Dolphin QueenCruise price per person includes: cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, dive equipment (US$ 32 discount for own equipment use).

Cruise price per person excludes (where applicable): Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 6 per tank), Phuket transfers to/from the boat ( approx. US$ 58 per person (each way)), dive computer, dive insurance, Similan and Surin park fees at approximately US$ 6 per day, with an entry fee of US$ 12 per park, towels (please bring your own). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Fancy a quick trip on MV Dolphin Queen? Then contact Dive The World 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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Unusual Marine Encounter in Mexico!

February 27th, 2014

“…better than a slap in the face with a wet fish” so the saying goes. Yes, yes we know a whale is not a fish, but…check out this video footage

Whale face Have you ever thought about diving in Mexico? Well there is a lot of reasons why you should
!

So go ahead, ask us about diving in Mexico and let us make your dreams come true!

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

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Dive The World January newsletter

February 21st, 2014

It is already 2014. Will the next 12 months hold plenty of excitement in store for you? A new romance? Financial windfall? Lots of fun and laughter? Well you can help make sure the last one happens by planning now for an amazing 2014 diving holiday.

Descend into the bath-warm waters of the Dive The World newsletter and give yourself a taste of what could be in store: exotic travel, beautiful scenery, incredible underwater encounters, and memories to linger long in the mind. It will only happen if you make it happen…

Diving with dolphins in SocorroDive News:
• What’s new at Dive The World? Come and see

Features:
• What’s coming up on the diving horizon?
• Are you a single traveller?
• Belize Trip Report: Belize Aggressor
• Creature Feature: Nudibranchs

Come and check out all the goodies of our fun-packed January newsletter

Ensure you are kept up-to-date with the latest diving news and special offers, subscribe to our e-news now!


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Cocos Island Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

February 21st, 2014

Last Updated By Gavin Macaulay on: 21 Feb 2014

Planning a dream dive vacation? Then Cocos Island should be very high on your list of options. This magical destination guarantees to deliver some of the best diving in the world. Dive The World has some great Cocos liveaboards special offers available right now and we’ve put them all together for you here.

Diving in Cocos Island with scalloped hammerhead sharks - photo courtesy of Avi Klapfer, Undersea Hunter Undoubtedly one of the top dive destinations in the world; the remote Cocos Island is world famous for the immense schools of scalloped hammerheads. The reefs here are apparently quite nice but with all the big fish action, divers rarely get a chance to look! The list of shark species that can be regularly spotted here is impressive; Galapagos, silky, tiger, blacktip, silvertip, guitar sharks and most notably whitetip reef sharks can be seen on every dive site.

The submerged seamount of Bajo Alcyone attract manta rays, eagle rays, enormous whale sharks as well as the usual suspects. The diving here is simply breathtaking, guaranteed to be a dive vacation that’s impossible to forget. So send us an email now and the let the experts arrange the trip of a lifetime!

We offer you only high standard Cocos liveaboards, all offering exceptional service. You could also treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime deep submarine adventure onboard the Amazing DeepSee Submersible Tour and dive deeper than ever before!

So what are you waiting for? Have a look now at our Diving Cocos Island – Specials & Last Minute Deals and make that dream trip happen for less!

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Amazing Savings for Your Dive Buddy At Matava in 2015!

February 12th, 2014

Last updated: 10 January 2015

Matava Resort is proud to announce a fantastic promotion if you wish to spend 7 nights at the resort.
ng Kadavu with Matava Resort

Kadavu is a Fijian island less frequented by tourists than many others, yet it boasts some of the country’s finest diving. The Great Astrolabe Reef is a Fijian diving highlight – the 4th largest barrier reef in the world. Manta rays are among the biggest drawcard here with a supporting cast including eagle rays, Napolean wrasses, and huge groupers against a backdrop of a stunning variety or vibrant hard corals.

Matava Resort:

January 2015: 2nd Person 75% Off

Example:
8 Days / 7 Nights – 12 dives
Oceanview Bure price: Was US$ 3,252 per couple
Now US$ 2,032 (FJD 3,662) per couple!
Save US$ 1220 per couple!

February 2015: 2nd Person 50% Off

Example:
8 Days / 7 Nights – 12 dives
Oceanview Bure price: Was US$ 3,252 per couple
Now US$ 2,439 (FJD 4,395) per couple!
Save US$ 813 per couple!

March 2015: 2nd Person 25% Off

Example:
8 Days / 7 Nights – 12 dives
Oceanview Bure price: Was US$ 3,252 per couple
Now US$ 2,845 (FJD 5,127) per couple!
Save US$ 407 per couple!

Resort diving includes: Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 8 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, diving tax, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks.
Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 28 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Extra dives (approx. US$ 63 each, payable in advance), night dives (approx. US$ 74 each, payable in advance), dive computer, diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Resort accommodation includes: Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, return resort transfers from Kadavu airport, snorkeling gear hire (mask, fins & snorkel), unlimited use of kayaks, taxes.
Accommodation excludes (mandatory): If you are a single person it is compulsory to pay in advance for a single supplement. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, internet access. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

So go ahead, dive into the warm Fijian waters and let your buddy dive for free! Contact Dive The World right away! Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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Save US$300 This Summer on Board of MY Blue Honors Legacy

January 27th, 2014
  • Last updated: 07 May 2014
    Here is the latest liveaboard to make it on to the smorgasbord of diving options presented by Dive The World: Exciting new Maldives liveaboard MY Blue Honors Legacy.

    Maldives liveaboard MY Blue Honors Legacy

    There is an incredible special offer for the trips departing in May, July and August. Act quickly and you can save $$$ and hop on board this exciting new liveaboard option. What are you waiting for? You can save up to US$300! Or even more if you bring your dive buddies with you!

    MV Blue Honors Legacy: Special Offer

    Book one of the trips on this new liveaboard scheduled in May, July and August 2014 and get US$ 300 off!

    8 Days 7 Nights 25 Dives
    Superior twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1,785
    Now US$ 1,485 per person
    Ocean View double bed suite: Was US$ 2,170
    Now US$ 1,870 per person
    Save US$ 300 per person!

    Chilling on MY Blue Honors Legacy

    MY Blue Honors Legacy is a new medium budget Maldives liveaboard that runs a variety of itineraries. While most boats do the same trips week in week out, this one does many different itineraries, even within the central atolls region. You can also join specialist manta ray trips in season, or choose one of the itineraries that venture to the north or south of the archipelago.

    MY Blue Honors Legacy accommodates a relatively small number of divers (18) on a boat with touches of luxury like a jacuzzi, free WiFi and an onboard spa making it a likely favourite for many divers giving themselves the gift of a Maldives liveaboard adventure.

    So go on, dive into the welcoming warm Maldivian waters at un unbeatable price! Contact Dive The World right away! Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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