Worldwide Dive Tours
September 2010 Newsletter Contents
September can be a pretty dull month in most of our lives? We all need a break from the norm, so why not transport yourself to a world of warm clear water, sunny skies and soft white beaches? This latest Dive The World newsletter can take you there.
Step onto an Australian liveaboard with our new Australian videos with great shots of the boats and some awesome footage of the Great Barrier Reef including a shark feeding frenzy plus mighty potato cod. Or escape with our Kima Bajo dive tour report to a luxury beachfront villa close to the best Bunaken diving in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Find out how your diving could have a positive effect on the environment in a thought-provoking article. Meet the mimic octopus, and find out more about Charles Darwin and his sea voyage to the Galapagos Islands. Then check out how you can follow in his footsteps with our new range of Galapagos liveaboards.
We also have loads of new products for you to choose from in the Maldives, Indonesia, the Red Sea and Australia.
Are you ready? Regulator in? Let's go diving!
Escape with Our New Great Barrier Reef Videos
Want to dive with a riot of feeding sharks at Osprey Reef or find yourself in a group of large and inquisitive potato cod at Cod Hole? Our new videos are jam-packed with dynamic underwater scenes that will transport you there in a few minutes. Take guided diving tours of the most professional Australian liveaboards. Be welcomed aboard Spoilsport, imagine yourself stretched out on Spirit of Freedom's extra large sundeck, or take a giant stride from Scubapro.
You can escape to the Great Barrier Reef right now in Dive The World's Australian video gallery.
Hot New Dive The World Offerings
Our aim is to make your diving holiday as enjoyable as possible, while at the same time choosing only the most professional operators. So we are always happy to offer you new resorts and liveaboards that meet our standards and exceed your expectations.
In this newsletter we are really excited about the new products we have for you!
Introducing the Galapagos Islands and Our New Galapagos Liveaboards
What an amazing destination for liveaboard diving tours! Located in the Golden Triangle, any cruise to the legendary Galapagos Islands will jostle for position at the top of your 'best-dives-ever' list. The verdant islands are home to a myriad of animals and bird life. The plankton-rich currents attract hammerhead sharks in their hundreds. It is not surprising that Darwin formulated his theory of evolution while travelling these islands.
So if you have dived in a few different spot and in varying conditions and you think that maybe now is the time to reach new heights? Then think about a Galapagos diving tour. If it is time for you to treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime scuba holiday then the adventure starts right here ...
Galapagos Sky: Professional Peter A. Hughes boat that puts safety first with the Dive Alert system and mini GPS for each buddy pair.
Galapagos Aggressors I & II: World renowned Aggressor Fleet brings you 2 quality boats that ensure personal attention with a maximum of 14 guests.
Be all you can be. Dive the Galapagos Islands!
2 Fantastic New Resorts in North Sulawesi
It is time for North Sulawesi to take its place at the head table of worldwide dive destinations! The bio-diversity here rivals anywhere else on earth. Critter sightings are guaranteed in Lembeh Strait with the kind of frequency and diversity that will blow your mind. If you haven't been to Lembeh yet then you don't know what you are missing. It is muck diving par excellence.
Nearby Bunaken Island is also a great destination in its own right with healthy walls and reefs, big pelagics and plenty of schools in the nutrient rich currents at Bunaken. The combination of Lembeh and Bunaken makes North Sulawesi a serious contender.
Kima Bajo Resort: This “boutique” resort offers superior accommodation, a spa with jacuzzi and is located close to the best dive sites in Bunaken Marine Park. Read Enrico's trip report in this newsletter for the full story.
Kungkungan Bay Resort: Every muck diver's dream. Situated in the Lembeh Strait with seaviews from every cottage and a beautiful restaurant over the ocean.
More Choice for You in the Maldives with Our Latest Liveaboard Additions
If your dive isn't complete without manta rays soaring above you, or the chance to marvel in the wake of a whale shark, then a breathless drift dive in the Maldives is what you're looking for. Your liveaboard experience will make or break your dive tour, so we offer you a selection of boats to fit every pocket…
MY Manthiri: A maximum of 12 divers onboard and 11 staff to cater to your every need! Photo professional onboard, CD burner and projector make this a must for photographers.
Manta Cruise: You have the option of creating your own dive tour itinerary when you book a full charter on this yacht.
MY Sheena: Cruises to the more remote southern atolls of Thaa, Meemu, Vaavu and Laamu at really competitive rates.
Can't Get Enough of the Red Sea? More Choices For You with Our New Boats
The Red Sea offers the best value for money for divers who demand professional liveaboards. Wreck diving adventures abound. There are sharks and dolphins aplenty in a sea that has many endemic species.
MY Felo: An impressive 39m yacht with 2 stairways to the dive deck. Equipped with ENOS GPS-satellite diver safety system.
MY Pegasus: An Emperor Fleet boat offering you mini cruises in the southern Red Sea.
MY Orchid: Peaceful diving experience with a maximum of 12 divers onboard, 2 dive dinghies and 2-4 Dive Masters.
MY Whisper: Rebuilt in 2008, this yacht is managed by the Seawolf Fleet and tours the northern Red Sea.
Dive the GBR. More Options Now with Our New Australia Liveaboard
The treasures of the Outer Barrier Reef near Cairns are an easily accessible option for divers who don't have time to spare, Explore the wonderfully healthy coral gardens, while all the time being in the midst of marine life of all descriptions. Fin alongside turtles, and spot the clownfish playing in its anemone home.
Many people learn to dive here, so we are happy to offer you a new boat that offers liveaboard Open Water Diver courses.
OceanQuest: This catamaran diving boat is stationed on the reef and you can book as many nights as you wish. At 36m it is the largest and most stable boat in the area, meaning you awake eager to dive after a blissful night's sleep.
Can Your Diving be Good for the Environment?
Diving into an other-worldly experience beneath the waves, engenders respect for our planet. Many divers get involved in projects that protect coral reefs and petition to get marine park areas declared. But can you justify the carbon footprint of flying to the other side of the globe to explore the untouched ocean wilderness that divers dream about? Find out how your scuba tour can benefit the environment.
You Think You Know Charles Darwin?
Did you know Charles Darwin belonged to a 'Gourmet Club' that ate many rare creatures? Ever wonder what his career path was? How did he get to the Galapagos Islands? Read this article for some interesting insights into the great man's life: Charles Darwin.
Trip report: Kima Bajo Resort in North Sulawesi
Escape to the exclusive Kima Bajo Resort. Elegant accommodation, massages and a jacuzzi, all situated a short stroll over the beach and close to the best dive sites in the Bunaken Marine Park. Buddy up with Enrico in this secluded diving wonderland. Explore walls covered in gorgonians and drift dive with Napoleon wrasse. Then imagine yourself sipping a sunset cocktail at the poolside bar. You can take a holiday right now by reading Enrico's Kima Bajo Resort trip report.
Mimic Octopus - Fake or Real?
Is it true, can a mimic octopus really transform itself into flatfish, a crab or a sea snake? Learn little known facts about these quirky and highly intelligent cephalopods. Find out more in our creature feature: mimic octopus - fake or real?