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October Maldives liveaboards 50% off!

September 25th, 2015

MV Virgo and dhoni in the MaldivesInsane 50% off on 2 of the Maldives finest liveaboards: MV Orion and MV Virgo . Jump to it and secure a Maldives liveaboard for super cheap.

MV Orion and MV Virgo are both liveaboards in the renowned Constellation fleet. Last minute cancellations have made this rare opportunity a reality for you. So don’t hang around. If you are quick you could benefit from 1 of these great offers.

Date: 11-18 October 2015
MV Orion
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 2,296 Now US$ 1,148
MV Virgo
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1,750 Now US$ 875

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December HUGE discount on Galapagos Aggressor

September 17th, 2015

The majestic Galapagos liveaboard MV Galapagos Aggressor IIIGalapagos may be 1 of those destinations you should book well in advance but… sometimes spaces do come up!

1 has just become free on 10th December 2015 on one of the best liveaboards around – Galapagos Aggressor III!

Here are the details:
10 – 17 December 2015
Deluxe twin/double bed cabin Was US$ 5,595
Now US$ 2,000
Save an INSANE US$ 3,595!

Don't let this space on the Galapagos Aggressor pass you by The Galapagos Aggressor III is a custom-built diving liveaboard boat, so space and convenience are evident from the moment you step on board.

With a 16 guest maximum and 9 crew, you can expect plenty of room – in the en-suite cabins and throughout the boat – as well as a high level of personal service in both English and Spanish.

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Make 2017 plans for world’s most sought-after liveaboards

September 16th, 2015

Not all dive destinations are the same. We at Dive The World understand that and we want to make sure you get to enjoy your dream scuba diving holiday.

Diving with mantas in Mexico - could be youSo it frustrates us when we cannot make that happen due to availability issues. Some places like the Red Sea have a lot of spaces and it isn’t always necessary to book too far ahead.

Others need some advance planning, and sometimes these are among the best dive destinations in the world. So get organised before it is too late.

If you are thinking of one day diving the unique Cocos Island, Costa Rica, or the wonders of Mexico or indeed the nature-lovers mecca of Galapagos then please book ahead.

Plan now to step on board a liveaboard like Galapagos SkyWe have some customers who try to arrange their holidays to these places just a few short months ahead of time.

It is sad to witness their disappointment when they are told there are no liveaboard spaces for them at all around the time they want to visit.

So look now at the late 2016 and 2017 liveaboard schedules in these amazing destinations. Check out our Calendar of Departures to see what’s available when you are! Now is the time to start making plans for then to ensure you are not disappointed.

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Galapagos liveaboard Nortada – Special Discounted Trip in July!

September 8th, 2015

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Malaysia currency drop means cheap diving holidays

September 3rd, 2015

There are many elements that go into Dive The World’s efforts to give you the best deals. We even keep an eye on the foreign exchange markets since sometimes these can mean the best ‘discounts’ around.

In recent months the Malaysian ringgit has been tanking against all the major currencies. So your dollar/pound/euro goes waaaay further than it did just a few months ago.

Slide slide slippity slide...now is the time to book your dives

Check out the movement above. In the last 120 days the USD has gone from buying you about MYR 3.55 to over MYR 4.20. That’s almost a 20% jump.

Now that’s a discount! There have been similar slides against the EURO and the GBP.

You're owed a scuba holiday, now is the time to strike

If you combine these extraordinary exchange rates with the Malaysia offers that we are currently promoting… Dang it is cheap to go scuba dive Malaysia these days! There are both liveaboard and resort specials currently running for Sipadan/ Mabul/ Kapalai.

The Ringgit has been taking a hell of a pounding

What are you waiting for? The stars could not be aligning any better than they are right now. Get in touch if you are ready to act now.

You don’t have to travel straight away. Just book and go at a later date but take advantage of this perfect storm which makes booking now your best value-for-money option.

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Sipadan liveaboard last minute offers Sept and Oct

September 2nd, 2015

The unique Sipadan liveaboard - The Celebes ExplorerDoing lots of dives around Sipadan without the hassle of daily speed-boat rides just got cheaper. Rough and ready liveaboard, the Celebes Explorer is now available for you for less.

So get off that couch and act now to take advantage of these great discounts.

For departures: 06 September – 10 October 2015

Standard twin/double bed cabin:

3 Nights: Was US$ 917 (MYR 3838) Now US$ 744 (MYR 3117)
4 Nights: Was US$ 1,167 (MYR 4887) Now US$ 948 (MYR 3970)
7 Nights: Was US$ 1,648 (MYR 6895) Now US$ 1,339 (MYR 5601)
Save up to US$ 618 per couple!

If you are the type of diver that cares more about time spent underwater seeing sharks, turtles, barracuda and bumpheads than you do about details like fluffy-pillowed, sweet-perfumed cabins and fine dining waiter-service then this could be for you.

Do more dives at Sipadan by enduring life on board the Celebes Explorer!Not everyone is content with the Celebes Explorer. Don’t expect it to be as polished or comfortable as previous liveaboards you have been on.

However you can expect it to be a better bet for diving more of Sipadan during your time there, than any other land-based option.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, Tawau Airport – boat return transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Equipment rental, dive insurance, marine park fees of MYR 43 (approx. US$ 14 per person per day) to be paid in advance, Semporna jetty fees of MYR 11 (approx US$ 3) per tour booking to be paid in advance. There is a transfer charge of US$ 150 per car (max. 5 people) for transfers outside the recommended flights, to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (MYR 53, approx. US$ 17 per fill) to be paid in advance, 2 extra dives on day 1 (7 night trip only, MYR 492 (approx. US$ 138), payable in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

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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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August, September and October Maldives specials – Orion, Virgo and Leo!

July 16th, 2015

The Maldives liveaboard MV LeoAmazing news if you are planning a liveaboard trip to the wonderful Maldives soon. If you are ready to rock ‘n’ roll then get to it – these spaces are likely to be filled quickly.

The Constellation fleet has announced fabulous offers on all 3 of their boats (which all have free nitrox) for the months of August and September (and October, for MV Orion only) 2015 and we are delighted to bring them to you….

Pay for 6 nights get 1 night free on MV Virgo, MV Leo and MV Orion!

MV Virgo and dhoni in the MaldivesMV Virgo and MV Leo

These liveaboards cruise around the best dive sites of the central atolls of the Maldives, mainly North Male, South Male and Ari atoll.

MV Leo is a 35m long motor yacht which comfortably accommodates 20 divers while MV Virgo is 31m long and takes a maximum of 15 divers.

Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1,750 Now US$ 1,500
Mini double bed cabin: Was US$ 1,925 Now US$ 1,650
Superior double/twin bed cabin: Was US$ 2,275 Now US$ 1,950

Pay for 6 nights get 1 night free – save up to US$ 650 per couple !

1 of the finest Maldives liveaboard boats in the water - MV OrionMV Orion

This is a 39m wooden hulled motor yacht operating high quality liveaboard diving cruises around the Maldives.

Up to 24 divers can be comfortably accommodated on board the MV Orion. Each cabin has a TV and DVD player and the higher priced cabins even boast bathtubs!

Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 2,117 Now US$ 1,814
Mini double bed suite: Was US$ 2,329 Now US$ 1,996
Junior double bed suite: Was US$ 2,540 Now US$ 2,177
Executive double bed suite: Was US$ 2,752 Now US$ 2,358

Pay for 6 nights get 1 night free – save up to US$ 788 per couple !

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New Indo liveaboard launch special

July 15th, 2015

The atmospheric Calico Jack liveaboardAt Dive The World we are always revising our range of liveaboards to make sure you have a wide choice when it comes to price, destinations and boat styles.

Our latest addition in Indonesia is the charming Calico Jack. Book your cruise on the new and exciting Calico Jack by 15 August 2015 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World!

This liveaboard visits Komodo and Raja Ampat running a variety of durations of cruise. So check out a typical Komodo trip…

Destination: Komodo islands
Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights
Standard double/twin bed cabin: US$ 1,388

Rest easy in this comfy double cabin on Calico JackCruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, land tours, return airport transfers to and from the boat, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers to 1 divemaster), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment (US$ 38 per day), dive insurance, Komodo National Park fees (5 Nights – US$ 115, 6 Nights and above – US$ 142 per person per trip), Raja Ampat Park fees (US$ 160 per person per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks and espresso, 15 litre tanks (US$ 40 per trip), torches.

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Raja Ampat Aggressor specials – From Jan to May 2016

July 10th, 2015

 The imposing figure of the Raja Ampat Aggressor It was with great excitement and fanfare that we announced the arrival of a new player on the Indonesia liveaboard scene – The Raja Ampat Aggressor.

To add to that excitement, we can offer you some great specials in the early months of operation of this new liveaboard…

Save US$ 1,800 on Raja Ampat Aggressor

Bring A Friend Offer – on trips from now until end May 2016.
Bring a friend and both receive $900 off!
Save up to US$ 1,800 per couple!
Or, if you travel alone, save US$800!
– Reservation must be for 2 guests on same reservation.
– Bookings must be made before 31 Jan 2016.
– Not valid for the trips 8-18 April and 20-30 April 2016.

Scuba West Papua with Raja Ampat AggressorCruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner (excluding dinner on the last night), snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer and wine with dinner, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment 7N – US$ 175, 10N – US$ 260, dive computer, restaurant meal on final evening, marine park fees (per person): Raja Ampat – US$ 200. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Nitrox: 7N – US$ 150, 10N – US$ 180, dive insurance, torches.

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Note: Other Aggressor money-saving specials, discounts and other promotions apply to full paying guest.


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Philippines liveaboard special – Atlantis Azores

July 10th, 2015

The impressive Atlantis Azores liveaboard A recent addition to the Dive The World family is the premier Philippines liveaboard, PY Atlantis Azores. As always we keep you up to date with any specials on offer and so here we want to let you know about a couple of great Atlantis Azores specials.

If you were planning to hop on a Philippines liveaboard then check out the details of these specials for a Bohol itinerary: Sumilon, Cabilao, Balicasag Island, Panglao Island, Pamilican island.

The specials are as follows:
Dates: November 21–28 and December 5–12 2015
Cruise: Bohol Cruise: 8 days/ 7 nights
Owners twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 3,785
Now US$ 3,085
Save up to US$ 1,400 per couple!
Deluxe twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 3,295
Now US$ 2,595
Save up to US$ 1,400 per couple!

PLUS
2 free nights at Atlantis Dumaguete Dive Resort with all meals and diving included to be taken either side of the charter dates.

Would you care for a drink as you soak in the hot tub?Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, fresh fruit juice, social servings of local beer, rum and wine with dinner, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts, experienced English-speaking dive masters (4 divers per guide).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): All domestic travel arrangements (land, water and air transfers) to be arranged by Atlantis Azores (please check with us), dive insurance, dive computer US$ 75, emergency fuel surcharges, marine park fees: Bohol US$ 128. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card – a 5% discount is offered if personal charges are paid by cash).

Optional extras: Scuba equipment full set US$ 195 (plus US$ 40 equipment transport fee), torch US$ 55, nitrox fills: 7 nights – US$ 150, rebreather costs and land excursions. The weather in the Philippines can be unpredictable, travel insurance is highly recommended. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

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Scubaspa – Learn to dive on a Maldives liveaboard

July 9th, 2015

Would you or your partner like to learn to scuba dive in The Maldives but don’t want to be stuck in the same resort the whole time? No problem! The sister liveaboards Scubaspa Ying and Yang offer PADI open water courses during their 7 night cruises around Maldives central atolls.

Get certified on a Maldives liveaboard! Or work your way up the certification ladder with other courses.

Scubaspa offers you a liveaboard cruise packages and diver certificationsThis way, if you have a non-diving partner you can both enjoy the delights of a Maldives liveaboard and while you are diving, your partner can be doing a course.

You get to enjoy all the top dive sites of the Maldives together and get a dive qualification too. Of course Scubaspa offer more than the average liveaboard with a full range of spa and massage treatments, highly trained staff and dedicated spa therapy rooms.

Beginner Courses:

  • Discover Scuba Diving US$ 180
  • Open Water Diver US$ 690

Advanced courses:

  • Advanced Open Water US$ 300
  • Enriched Air Nitrox (Yang only) US$ 200
  • Specialty courses – with 2 dives US$ 200, with 3 dives US$ 220

The gorgeous cabins on the luxurious Scubaspa YangAll necessary material and equipment is included. Advanced course prices apply to guests who have booked a diving inclusive package on Scubaspa Yang or Ying and the diving course is within the booked diving allowance. Prices are exclusive of 10% service charge and 12% GST.

The boat is as luxurious as you might expect from a floating spa. At 50m in length, It is huge and beautifully furnished and far from a ‘rough and ready’ Maldives liveaboard.

Imagine spa treatments with a view like that!The boat can accommodate up to 44 guests with a limit of 22 guests ensuring you will dive (with free nitrox) in small groups during your cruise and have plenty of attention from your guide.

There are 29 staff members ensuring your every need is catered to. This includes 6 full time spa therapists offering a variety of massages, aqua therapies, Ayurveda and beauty treatments.

Do you want to take the plunge and learn to dive in the Maldives onboard the luxurious vessels Scubaspa Yang or Scubaspa Ying? Then contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.


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New Indo launch offer – Raja Ampat Aggressor

July 9th, 2015

 The imposing figure of the Raja Ampat Aggressor Exciting news: we announce the arrival of a new liveaboard in Indonesia, drum roll please……The Raja Ampat Aggressor.

Only a few years ago Raja Ampat was a distant destination few had heard of and fewer had visited. You know it has now come of age with the arrival of the Aggressor fleet. To celebrate this new heavyweight on the West Papua liveaboard diving scene we are offering our special Dive The World launch voucher. Details as follows….

Raja Ampat Aggressor
Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay and the Banda Sea
Cruises 7 to 12 nights
Prices from US$ 2800 per person

Book your cruise on the new and exciting Raja Ampat Aggressor by 9 August 2015 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World!

The Raja Ampat Aggressor is a proud 30m motor yacht with a thick steel double hull and distinctive high bow. the crew of 14 will attend to the every need of the maximum 16 guests on board. Guests sleep in 8 cabins all with ensuite bathrooms as well as TVs with USB sticks loaded with audio-visual entertainment. There is a dedicated camera room, a camera table, nitrox, lost diver devices, plus toilets and showers on the dive deck.

Scuba West Papua with Raja Ampat AggressorCruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner (excluding dinner on the last night), snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer and wine with dinner, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment 7N – US$ 175, 10N – US$ 260, dive computer, restaurant meal on final evening, marine park fees – pls check with us. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Nitrox: 7N – US$ 150, 10N – US$ 180, dive insurance, torches.

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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Last Minute Komodo Special – Calico Jack

July 7th, 2015

The atmospheric Calico Jack liveaboardLast minute discount on 5 nights Komodo liveaboard on Calico Jack, if you are quick on the draw.

You could be sinking down onto these legendary dives sites: Sebayor Island, Padar Island, Manta Alley, Pink Beach, Batu Bolong, Tatawa besar, Tatawa Kecil, Crystal Rock. Can you act now?

If so you can save 10% off the published price.

Komodo National Park
19-24 July 2015
Standard twin/double bed cabin: Was US$ 1388 (1275 Euro)
Now US$ 1,249 (1147 Euro)
Save US$ 278 per couple!

Rest easy in this comfy double cabin on Calico JackCruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, land tours, return airport transfers to and from the boat, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers to 1 divemaster), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive equipment (US$ 38 per day), dive insurance, Komodo National Park fees (5 Nights – US$ 115, 6 Nights and above – US$ 142 per person per trip), Raja Ampat Park fees (US$ 160 per person per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks and espresso, 15 litre tanks (US$ 40 per trip), torches.

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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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5 Nights Galapagos Trekking and Diving

July 3rd, 2015

Great news for those dreaming of Galapagos – there is a new way to experience this amazing archipelago above and below the waves. Introducing the all new Galapagos Trekking and Diving package. Act now and take advantage of our special launch offer

Trek the beautiful Galapagos islandsIf you are interested in visiting the Galapagos islands for a week and doing a few dives but also visiting the overland attractions then a ‘Trekking and Diving’ package might suit you perfectly. This package requires a minimum of 2 people. There are 2 diving days departing from Puerto Ayora on a daytrip boat and giving you a taste of some the best central Galapagos dive sites including Cousin’s Rock, Mosquera Island and Bartolome Island.

5 Nights Trekking and Diving package
Price: US$ 1,500 per person
Guests: 2 minimum

Book your cruise on the new and exciting Nortada by 02 August 2015 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World!

Interact with the amazing marine life of the GalapagosOverland attractions include the Charles Darwin Station, Tortuga Bay in Puerto Ayora and Flamingo Lagoon on the island of Isabela. On the island of Isabela you will visit the Sierra Negra volcano and Volcan Chico before swimming at the delightful Concha Perla. The trekking is reasonably challenging but not only for the super-fit.

Cruise price per person includes: Accommodation in 2 ‘superior’ hotels in Santa Cruz and Isabela (based in a triple room), 5 breakfast, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, land tours, all local transport including transfers to and from the airport and inter-island transfers, dives, experienced English speaking divemaster and naturalist guide, dive equipment.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Additional meals not mentioned above, national park entrance fee – US$ 100, transit card – US$ 20. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Nitrox – US$ 10 per dive. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

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2 new Philippines liveaboards – launch offer

June 23rd, 2015

Finally Dive The World sell diving in the Philippines!

The impressive Atlantis Azores liveaboardAlthough we at Dive The World have been diving the Philippines for years we have not sold it as a destination, until now.

Finally there are exactly the right type of professional, well-managed liveaboards there which we know we can rely on. We only like to make recommendations to our customers where we are confident that they will have a great time. Now we have those!

So we are thrilled to announce the launch of 2 new exciting liveaboards in the Philippines. You can save $$$ by taking advantage of our special launch offer on these 2 boats…

PY Atlantis Azores: a 32m aluminium mono-hulled motor yacht providing a variety of cruises which showcase the best diving in the Philippines. Up to 16 divers are accommodated on this comfortable liveaboard and are attended to by 10 crew members.

Atlantis Azores visits: Bohol, Tubbataha Reef and Anilao, Apo & Coron.

The beautiful Philippine Siren liveaboard SY Philippine Siren: The SY Philippine Siren is a 40m long luxury liveaboard constructed in 2013 in the traditional gaff-rigged phinisi-style, out of Indonesian ironwood and teak to Lloyds safety standards.

She accommodates 16 guests on a variety of cruises offering the best of Philippines diving in Tubbataha, Visayas, Malapascua and Donsol.

Philippines Liveaboards Launch Offer
Book your cruise on the fantastic PY Atlantis Azores or SY Philippine Siren by 23 July 2015 and get a US$ 100 Discount Voucher off your next dive vacation with Dive The World!

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