Dive The World Scuba Diving Vacation
March 2010 Newsletter Contents
This newsletter is full of Hollywood style glamour, starring Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey and a supporting cast of many other celebrity divers. You will be amazed at who shares your passion for scuba!
If you are a movie buff, then get the popcorn out and enjoy our new videos of Thailand’s best dive sites and liveaboards. The Oscars have nothing on the Dive The World Operator of the Year awards. Who won? Find out in this scuba diving vacation newsletter. We interview a star in the form of Mike Ball, the liveaboard pioneer who gives us the scoop on a dramatic sea rescue, the business of liveaboards and the future of recreational diving.
Phew! If that isn’t enough excitement for you, then read our Red Sea liveaboard trip report, plus you can learn all you can about the magnificent mandarinfish. So go on. Dive into what must be the most interesting newsletter you have received all year.
Explore Our New Thailand Liveaboard and Destination Videos
Would you like to take a cruise on a Thailand liveaboard right now? We have just uploaded tons of new videos that will allow you to take virtual tours on many of our liveaboards in Thailand. See the cabins, dive decks and saloons for yourself. Find out which boat is best for your dream scuba diving holiday. See how MV Mermaid I shines and why The Junk is world renowned.
Want to know if Thailand diving is all it's cracked up to be? These videos will have you enthralled within seconds. Truly amazing footage of swimthroughs in the Similans, finning with leopard sharks, gazing at bright red sea fans, spotting a whale shark! Take a virtual dive right now into one of our many Thailand destination videos...
Since we thrive on your feedback, please let us know what you think by rating our new Thailand videos on our YouTube page.
Dive The World Annual Awards
Following the feedback we have received from our guests (that's you), 2 operators have come out tops, making them the proud winners of the most prestigious Dive The World Annual Awards.
The winner hands down for the best dive resort experience is the Sipadan Mabul Resort. Based on guest feedback, your scuba diving holiday in Sipadan will exceed expectations when it comes to service, dive safety, comfort and tasty meals. Find out more about the SY June Hong Chian Lee, winner of the liveaboard section award and discover why our guests recommend you sail off into the sunset on this movie-star Chinese sailing junk.
Hot New Dive The World Offerings
We are always focussed on making your diving vacations action packed, professional and fun; while also offering you variety so that you can always have new experiences. With this in mind we have added the following liveaboard options for you.
New Liveaboards in the Red Sea
Want to explore one of the 7 wonders of the world in the bio-diverse Red Sea? Whether you enjoy wreck diving or the excitement of drift diving with large fish sightings, we now have a broader range of boats for you to choose from when planning your next scuba diving vacation:
MY Galaxy: A boat of cosmic proportions yet on the market at down-to-Earth prices, this Red Sea liveaboard will be a contender for the most luxurious in our worldwide portfolio.
MY Eternity: Another stand-out option when it comes to value-for-money, the Eternity is another classy boat at competitive rates and offers free nitrox for all guests.
MY Cyclone: Part of the professional Tornado Marine Fleet. Reasonably priced and focussed on wreck diving.
MY King Snefro 5: We have really found the best price for you on this liveaboard, with the option of 3 night cruises.
MY Snefro Crown: Luxurious with a sauna on the upper deck to soothe your tired muscles after navigating the abundant Red Sea wrecks.
New Maldives Liveaboards
Wishing you could dive the Maldives without breaking the bank? Announcing 3 popular and reliable boats that will suit every pocket:
MV Stingray: Priced to please, an established and much-in-demand motor yacht.
MV Eagle Ray: Cruise the best dive sites, with an intimate number of just 14 divers.
MY Sachika: Luxury Maldives liveaboard yacht, purpose built for your diving pleasure.
Indonesian Liveaboards Cruise into Komodo
Indonesia is the diving destination of choice among avid divers, causing more boats to sail into the pristine waters with diverse sea life and a huge variety of diving experiences.
MSY Seahorse: This traditional phinisi schooner has recently been acquired by well-known Kararu and now takes you to Komodo in her varied schedule.
Queen Scuba: Following the successes of several other Thai registered boats that make the annual trip to Indonesia, she sails out of the Andaman Sea and into Komodo during the northern hemisphere summer vacation months.
Trip Report on Blue Planet I's Northern Wrecks Cruise
Would you like to hear the expert's opinion before investing your hard-earned cash in a Red Sea scuba diving vacation? Are the wrecks really all they are made out to be? Hear the lowdown on Red Sea wreck diving and the inside scoop on cruising aboard MY Blue Planet I in Sheldon Hey's Red Sea liveaboard trip report.
Celebrity Scuba Diver Watch
It is amazing to find that under all the glamour, celebrities are real people and can become as addicted as we are to scuba diving and spotting their ever elusive favourite sea creature. Sometimes it is hard to recognise people in full scuba gear, so you never know, perhaps you've been diving with a star! Find out which celebrities dive and their favourite vacation spots in our Celebrity Scuba Diver Watch.
Australia Scuba Diving Legend - Mike Ball
The owner of Spoilsport, the most lavish catamaran on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Mike Ball speaks candidly about his lifelong affair with all things diving. Hear about his rescue ordeal, how he stayed afloat in a turbulent economic tour industry and survived to tell the tale. His keen sense of humour and effervescent energy make the Mike Ball interview by Gavin Macaulay a great read.
Meet the Mandarinfish
Giving you yet another reason to catch the next flight to Indonesia. If you're lucky enough to see them at dusk, the exquisitely beautiful mandarinfish will be the highlight of your evening. Find out why you need to blow bubbles carefully around these jewels of the ocean in our creature feature on mandarinfish.