Oh happy day! It’s time for the Dive The World newsletter again - your chance to dip your toes in the warm tropical waters of some of the world’s finest destinations. So what do we have for you this time around?
Well this newsletter has a distinctively American feel with 2 features from the Americas: What to do in Costa Rica and a trip report from Mexico. There is also a feature on the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch and our usual tips and recommendations for what’s coming up over the next few months.
So quickly make a cup of something warm and soothing and take our hands for a few moments flight into the world of warm water scuba diving tours…
• What's new at Dive The World? Come and see
• What’s coming up in the world of scuba diving?
• The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
• Costa Rica: An amazing destination for diving and so much more…
• Mexico trip report: Southern Sport
The Philippines has long been a destination held in high regard by scuba divers. There are so many spots around this vast archipelago that are worthy of visiting. However, getting around the country has always been a bit of an adventure, making it a dive destination for those with plenty of time and a high tolerance of inconvenience. Not so with the arrival of proper liveaboards! Now you can tour multiple excellent Philippine dive locations with none of the inconvenience. Instead you can enjoy the comfort and service of the crew on board liveaboards such as: PY Atlantis Azores and SY Philippine Siren.
Since last time we have improved our line-up of liveaboards for you with these excellent new additions.
Indonesia: Raja Ampat Aggressor and Calico Jack.
Galapagos: Galapagos Master, Trekking & Diving and Nortada.
Maldives: Adora and Scubaspa Yang.
Myanmar: SY Diva Andaman.
Thailand & Myanmar: MY DiveRACE Class E.
This year’s recipient of the career-defining ‘Oscar of the underwater world’ is…drum roll….nervous fumbling with envelope……….Australia liveaboard – Spirit of Freedom.
The deserving winner is an excellent liveaboard. Our customers that have been lucky enough the dive the Great Barrier Reef from the Spirit of Freedom all agree. It is a top-notch boat in terms of comfort and atmosphere with a fabulous crew. They clearly love their job – making the guests happy, like these Dive The World customers:
"Professional. Well Organised. Friendly. Top quality." - Chris James, UK ... .
"Excellent! Would recommend it to any avid diver. " - Benjamin Fallon, USA ... .
"Crew was excellent, friendly, professional without being off-putting; organization on the boat was the key. Normally 26 divers seems more crowded/hectic, especially for a small dive deck area, but the crew and their system was seamless. Food was excellent and plentiful. " - Tila Duhaime, USA ....
Are you looking for some ideas, tips and hints about where to go on your next trip? Well here we look ahead to what’s coming up in the world of diving. Where is ‘hot right now’? Where can you plan to go to see your favourite creatures? Sit back, relax and let’s see if we can tickle your fancy...What's Coming Up ....
Everybody knows the main problem with plastic is that it is non-biodegradable – it simply doesn’t go away. So while disused plastic is taking up space in landfills across the earth, what about all the stuff that ended up in the sea? You may have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the proposals to deal with it. A horrifying calamity or just a load of rubbish? Find out in Amanda Garside’s thought-provoking article…What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
As scuba divers,, naturally our focus on Costa Rica is on the world-famous underwater playground of Cocos Island. However, there is so much more to Costa Rica as a holiday destination. Whether you are a solo adventurer, a romantic couple or a family, you will be amazed by the natural wonders of this central American gem. Find out more about… Costa Rica - Things to do.
Have you been to Socorro? Have you heard of it? Some people think diving Mexico means doing a hungover 10 metre dive in Cozumel and seeing 1 fish. Not so! Mexico’s Pacific is home to some of the most stunning, adrenalin-filled underwater action you could ever experience. We packed Sheldon Hey off on tour to check it out and he sent us back this thrilling… Socorro liveaboard dive trip report.
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