Hard to believe it is that time already. With only a few months of 2009 left to go, is it not time you treated yourself to a little holiday?
The sandy beaches, warm clear water and vibrant marine life all add up to a wonderful travel break from the humdrum of everyday life. With the Dive The World newsletter you can snatch a few minutes and just dip your toe in the tropical seas.
You can check out our new videos of diving in Malaysia, see our new products in the Red Sea, Indonesia, Fiji and Australia or enjoy some informative dive travel articles on marine dangers, the appealing Bumphead parrotfish and a liveaboard trip report from Thailand. So just pick out what interests you most and get a feel for where your next excellent diving holiday could be.
Come on in….the water’s lovely!
Heard of Sipadan? Want to know what it is like to dive there and stay there? Then check out our new sexy videos of the best diving in Malaysia and the dive resorts that will host you. Easy to download and fun to watch. Transport yourself into paradise, right now, with Dive The World's Malaysia video gallery.
The Red Sea is a place with a lot of boats and a lot of places to book. So where is there 1 place with lists of the latest scuba travel deals and special offers?
Why here of course: Blog special offers.
We rate Fiji very highly as a diving destination and can now offer it to you at outstanding value for money. Due to the Fijian dollar being devalued by 20% in April, this premier South Pacific destination has become accessible to even the more budget-conscious scuba traveler. Read all about it in the Dive The World Blog and view the latest special Fiji diving offers here.
To add to the allure of Fiji, you now have the opportunity of diving from the choicest option of liveaboards in Fiji, Island Dancer II. Especially suitable for smaller groups of up to 10 divers, this boat is part of the trusted Peter A. Hughes' fleet.
We have been diving to new depths, searching out new liveaboards and resorts to give you more options and make your diving dreams come true…
Aggressor comes to the Maldives
The internationally renowned Aggressor fleet brings their high standard of service and professionalism to the Maldives with the newly constructed Maldives Aggressor. This state of the art Aggressor-style liveaboard has the refreshing additional ability to go under sail.
Bringing you brand new liveaboard options in the nutrient-rich waters of Raja Ampat, Indonesia:
Cheng Ho: tour the region in this traditional Phinisi schooner.
Felicia: personalised service for small groups that won't break the bank.
Dewi Nusantara: a magnificent 3-masted, motorised wooden schooner.
Or dive the Komodo National Park in style:
KLM Samata: find your own tranquility and balance, with plenty of relaxation space.
Great Barrier Reef liveaboards: More choice for you
We can now cater to all budgets and time frames with 2 new remarkable liveaboards:
Reef Encounter: luxuriate aboard a 35m catamaran permanently stationed on the reef.
MV Kangaroo Explorer: this 4-star boat offers the very best the Cairns Outer Barrier Reef.
Never been to the Similan Islands, or really missing it since your last trip? Experience the joys of a top liveaboard holiday, diving this glorious destination aboard the MV Nautica, by reading Diego's Thailand liveaboard trip report.
Communing with nature can be fun, it can also be dangerous. The moral of the story is "let's not meet by accident". So arm yourself with vital information on how to deal with the bites, stings, scrapes and bumps collected while exploring the underwater world and make sure you spend more time on your diving holiday under the water, not under the weather: Rashes reactions and the runs.
Here you will find an interesting viewpoint on a lobster's place in the grand scheme of things. Meet Donovan and Hercules, both lobsters well over 35 years old, and discover how many people are buying lobsters, not to eat them, but to set them free!
Read Lobster liberation.
Meeting these intriguing and unusual creatures is an amazing experience. Find out why their teeth look like a parrot's beak, how they affect the coral reefs, and what it is like to dive with these enchanting fish and the best places for it, in this month's creature feature on bumphead parrotfish.