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Dive The World Newsletter

September 2006 Contents

In this issue of the Dive The World newsletter:


  •    New Dive The World website design
  •    New dive holiday villas in Bali
  •    Borneo Divers Resort upgrades its rooms
  •    New Indonesia liveaboard with short trips to Komodo
  •    New Backpacker resort to dive Sipadan


  •    Competition - win with Dive The World
  •    Dive Adventure Komodo
  •    New marine park in Malaysia
  •    Should you eat fish on your scuba vacation?
  •    Creature feature - Cuttlefish

Diving News

You'll can see, we have revamped the look of our websites. We hope you find the new design easy-to-use and appealing on the eye. You can navigate through each site using the horizontal bar, or hop from one site to the next using the worldwide destinations feature in the top right corner of each page. We now have more bigger pictures throughout the site, including the ads on the right from where you can click straight to our recommended scuba vacations. Have a look around the new site and see what you fancy....

Always on the look out for the best quality and value, we are delighted to announce new villas on Nusa Lembongan Island, Bali. These villas are short let holiday homes with huge living areas, entertainment systems, and enormous balconies with plunge pools. For couples wanting luxury or small groups wanting the best possible value for money, look no further. Gorgeous accommodation, sumptuous views and exciting diving, all here at Lembongan Beach Villas.

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is upgrading. Following the completion of their swimming pool and further landscaping developments, Borneo Divers continue the improvements to their resort on Mabul island, near Sipadan in Malaysia. They now have 8 Deluxe rooms in twin and double. Currently they are charging the same price for these rooms as for standard, so if you'd like to visit them, now is a good time to contact us.

Want to dive Komodo but don't have very much time? No problem since we are now offering 6 day / 5 night trips onboard the MY Bidadari. These trips operate in and out of Labuan Bajo in Flores - the jump-off point for diving Komodo so you can concentrate all your time where the real action is and visit the dragons and islands for a taste of adventure on the Bidadari.

Sipadan continues to be a great hit so we now offer another option for budget conscious divers - the Seaventures Platform - a truly unique way to dive - stay on a converted oil rig, be lowered to the dive boat or house reef in an external elevator, chill out on the huge platform's sun deck. Don't expect luxury but do expect a novel experience. All meals, accommodation, transfers and great diving all for less than USD 135 per night at Seaventures Platform.

Dive The World Competition

Help us decide on our new website look in our Dive The World Competition, and win a great prize with us!.

Adventure Komodo

From Bali through Komodo, Flores and Alor, Dive The World's very own Paul Flaxman hops on board the deluxe catamaran, Adventure Komodo for 2 weeks of amazing diving, luxury and fine dining. Hear about his amazing dives and the gastronomic delights he enjoyed on this Journey of Discovery ...

A New Marine Park in Sabah

A new marine park is born in Malaysia. What is a marine park? How is one created and what steps can you take to ensure the protection of its species? Gavin Macaulay asks these questions and more to Helen Brunt, Project Officer of the Semporna Islands Darwin Project ...

Cut fish from menu

Freshly showered after your last dive of the day you sit down at the dining table to enjoy your evening meal on your liveaboard vacation cruise. With memories of your dive still fresh in your mind, the plate placed before you holds a large baked snapper. Does this feel strange to you? Does it make sense for dive operators to sertve their customers reef fish? Sheldon Hey asks the operators to examine this practice. Cut Fish From the Menu ...


Many divers' favourite reef creature, the mysterious and intelligent cuttlefish is our featured creature in this newsletter. Learn more about these fascinating animals so the next time you see one you can get more out of the eyeball-to-eyeball meeting, as both you and it drift slowly over the reef. Cuttlefish Feature ...

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