* * * Cozumel Closes Marine Park Southern Portion * * *
The southern part of Cozumel Marine Park will be closed beginning October 7 until at least January, seriously limiting where dive boats can go. If you’re thinking about a trip to Cozumel, you may wish to reconsider. If you already have plans, you may wish to contact your dive operator to see how the closures will affect your diving.
The Marine Park includes the southwest quadrant of the island’s coast. The harder-to-reach northern and eastern sites will still be open, but, because of strong currents, only experienced divers prepared to make what can be lengthy and arduous boat journeys in rough water should consider diving these sites. These include the sites from El Mirador on the more exposed east coast, to Baja de Molas at the most northerly point.
The areas where most diving in Cozumel occurs -- from Palancar Gardens (on Cozumel’s southwest quadrant) to Maracaibo, and Playa Bosh in the extreme south (including dive sites Columbia, Punta Sur, and El Cielo) will be closed so government scientists may investigate the causes of ‘white syndrome’ affecting hard corals there and gauge the amounts and effects of pollution discharged by the large hotels that border the marine park.
Local dive operators say popular sites that can still be accessed by dive boats include Barracuda Reef on the extreme northwest coast, the wreck of the C-52, Tormentos Reef, San Francisco Reef, Santa Rosa, El Cedral, and Punta Delila on the west coast.
White syndrome starts with the coral showing well-defined areas of whitening, which then expand and, apparently spread to all other coral colonies by contact, mainly through divers touching infected coral during dives. Otherwise known as stony coral tissue loss disease, it’s affecting reefs in Florida too.
Global Climate Strike
Friday, September 20, 2019
At Liquid Diving Adventures, our business depends upon clean water, healthy oceans, healthy coral reefs. We support marine clean-up campaigns, ending the use of plastics, and other initiatives to protect that which is 70% of our planet...the Oceans.
Alongside more than 700 businesses and organisations, we have pledged to be part of the This is Not Business as Usual movement to add our voice to the collective call for urgent action.
Will you be striking with us?
For the past year, the youth climate movement has been quietly growing in coffee shops in midwestern suburbs, libraries in urban centers, and classrooms in the rural south. Young people are preparing for a revolution
to save our future, and on Friday, September 20, we invite you
to join us.
On that day, three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York,
young people and adults all over the world will strike
to demand that our leaders take transformative action to address the climate crisis
; the strike includes some 500 events in the US alone. Across the globe, a coalition of hundreds of groups have been working over the last few months in hopes of making September 20 the largest climate mobilization
in world history — and to create momentum that will launch us into a new era of climate action to save our futures.
Dewi Nusantara - Indonesia's Premium Liveaboard
Cenderawasih Bay Group Specials
Pay for 5 - 6th Diver is FREE
If you have met some great dive buddies on your travels and talked about taking a future trip together why not have an Indonesian reunion. Travel all together on Dewi Nusantara as a small group in summer 2020 or 2021 taking advantage of this great offer!
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Cenderawasih is so much more than whale sharks! It is remote wilderness, endemics, world war wrecks, stunning topography and remote villages with friendly tribal locals. It is also a fabulous snorkelling destination if you have non diver friends or partners that usually have to stay at home when you go on a dive trip.
Current Availability: Year 2020
Cruise 2016: 22nd Jul-2nd August 2020 Cenderawasih Bay (Manokwari to Manokwari)
Cruise 2017: 3rd-14th August 2020 Cenderawasih Bay (Manokwari to Manokwari)
Cruise 2018: 15th-26th August 2020 Cenderawasih Bay (Manokwari to Sorong)
Price per person (11 nights)
Plus US$255 port/park fees & US$275 long distance fees
Current Availability: Year 2021
Cruise 2112: 1-11th July 2021, Cenderawasih Bay (Sorong to Manokwari)
Cruise 2113: 13-23 Jul 2021 Cenderawasih Bay (Manokwari to Manokwari)
Cruise 2114: 25th July-4th August 2021 Cenderawasih Bay (Manokwari to Manokwari)
Price per person (10 nights)
Plus US$255 port/park fees & US$295 long distance fees
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• 7 nights at Matava in a traditional Oceanview Bure
• All meals and Kadavu airport transfers included
• 5 days of 2 tank exclusive boat diving with Mad Fish
• 5 days of boat snorkel trips (non-diver)
• Fiji Night including Kava Ceremony
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• THE MATAVA MANTA EXPERIENCE (Divers)
• F$50 voucher to use towards a 60 minute massage
• F$50 bar voucher
• Island BBQ
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Offer: STAY 7 PAY 6 + FREE NITROX from $1,419 pp/dbl includes oceanfront room accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, marine park fees, and unlimited shore diving from the pier. Non-Diver from $960 pp/dbl.
Booking & Travel Window: Book By November 30, 2019, Valid for Travel Through March 31, 2021.