Diving Holidays Newsletter
June 2016 Contents
It is time to take a little break from the humdrum of everyday life and transport yourself to a world of sunny skies, clear warm water and faces smiling with anticipation, as you deflate your BCD and enter another world....
It's the latest Dive The World newsletter, full of interesting articles and nuggets of news and excitement! Read about why Raja Ampat is a photographer's dream. Learn more about diving in the Americas.
Find out what you don't know about the tawny nurse shark. Get some ideas about where might be a good place for your next diving adventure. Leave your real world concerns behind and slip into our soothing embrace ...
• What new and exciting developments have there been at Dive The World?
• Where is hot in the next few months in the wide world of diving?
• Raja Ampat: An underwater photographer’s paradise
• Think you know nurse sharks? Think again
• Focus on scuba diving holidays in the Americas
New dive destination: Cuba
The dive sites in the Jardines de la Reina (the Queens' Gardens) are the choice spots in Cuba. They are best known for the chance to see up to 6 different types of sharks on the same dive. There is also a diverse assortment of fish, eagle rays, tarpons, parrotfish, goliath groupers and turtles. Cuba is opening up and becoming the new hot destination. So we have added a bunch of awesome Cuba liveaboards to our range of recommendations.
New Dive The World liveaboards
Indonesia: Blue Manta, Komodo Floating Hostel, Mastro Aldo and Tatawa
Mexico: Nautilus Belle Amie and Quino El Guardian
Myanmar: Miss Moon
Maldives: MY Moonima
Caño Island, Costa Rica
We have been sending happy customers to the awesome Cocos Island for years and they all return with exciting tales of sharks, rays, and a sea brimming with fish. Costa Rica has other holiday places to dive however, most notably the highly rated Caño Island. Here you can be treated to encounters with large schools of tropical fish, octopus, barracuda, wahoo, various rays, turtles and maybe even marlin and dolphins. Shark species frequently seen here can include white tipped reef sharks, bull sharks, whale sharks, and even hammerheads on occasion.
What's Coming Up
Would you like some ideas, tips and hints about where to go on your next diving holiday adventure? It can be difficult to sift through the information out there so here we try to give you a few pointers about where might tickle your fancy. Where is coming into high season? Any good specials coming up? Where can I dive with whale sharks in a couple of months? These are the type of questions we seek to answer for you in our … What's Coming Up ....
Raja Ampat - A photographer’s paradise
Everyone knows that Raja Ampat is an amazing destination for scuba diving, but why is it such a mecca for underwater photographers? What are the forces at play that result in incredible diversity, amazing density of life and innumerable photographic opportunities? Find out … Raja Ampat - a photographer's paradise.
Think you know about nurse sharks? Think again!
You may have seen tawny nurse sharks when diving and maybe thought less of them than more exciting sharks like whale sharks and grey reef sharks, but think again. 30 rows of teeth, gatherings of 2 dozen creatures, spitting and grunting at fishermen and hunting like a vacuum cleaner - these sharks are fascinating! Find out more … Creature Feature: Tawny nurse sharks.
Focus on scuba diving in the Americas
There are so many places all over the world that offer amazing scuba diving opportunities. Dive The World began life in South East Asia, undoubtedly the epicentre of marine biodiversity. Since then we have expanded our range to include other top spots throughout the world. The Americas have some amazing scuba holiday destinations, including Mexico and the multitude of islands in the Caribbean. Here we look at a few recommendations for this part of the world in this our …Focus on scuba diving in the Americas.