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Philippine Islands Open to Travel - February 10, 2022

Philippine Islands Open to Travel

February 10, 2022

Great news! The Philippines are opening to international tourism February 10, 2022 and Atlantis will be open to welcome you back to the Philippines!

Starting February 10, 2022, the Philippines will allow entry of internationally arriving Filipinos and foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated and present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from their country of origin with no quarantine.


Manta Trust - Mantas in the Maldives

Manta Trust

Mantas in the Maldives

Research and Conservation

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Most commonly found in warm tropical waters, manta rays are pelagic creatures that travel alone and in groups known as a squadron. Despite weighing more than 3,000 pounds, manta rays feed on small aquatic life like plankton. Pelagic life enthusiasts are drawn to manta rays not only because of their size but for their playful, curious temperament, and without any teeth or sting, they are perfectly safe to swim alongside. Mantas are believed to be extremely intelligent as they have the largest brains of all fish, and they live up to around 40 years. They are also creatures of habit, often returning to the same “cleaning stations” where smaller animals feed off the parasites on their bodies. 


      

Reef mantas, a large ray species, frequent Maldivian waters all year round but exist primarily in the western side of the atolls from November to April and on the eastern side from May to October. Scuba divers frequent the Baa and Addu atolls. The Baa atoll draws in hundreds of manta rays to feast on the zooplankton each year. Here, the mantas coexist with other creatures like whale sharks. At the Addu Atoll, manta rays glide through the water year-round, some of which have a wingspan of more than five meters. 

 

Despite their significant presence in the ocean and admiration from divers, manta rays remain a mystery. Formed in 2011, the Manta Trust is dedicated to research that furthers understanding and works to conserve rays and their habitats. Unfortunately, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the species are considered vulnerable due to pollution and commercial fishing threats. In response, the organization is founded on protecting this unique species of aquatic life.


The Manta Trust’s team has over 20 projects across the globe and collaborates with businesses, governments, individuals, and local communities to execute them. The organization is committed to education, specifically in using manta rays as an introduction to ecosystem conservation as a whole to ensure the long-term survival of these creatures.

 

The organization has also cataloged more than 5,100 manta rays in its database. This is done by logging the spot patterns on their stomachs as each manta ray’s spot pattern is unique, essentially acting as a fingerprint. In turn, this is used to track the mantas to learn their migration patterns, find which habitats are essential to their feeding and reproduction, and thus aids in the organization making educated decisions over how to best manage and conserve this species. Manta ray fanatics can take part in this effort to catalog the creature as the Manta Trust has an online portal in which people can submit images of manta ray stomachs that they find from their diving and snorkeling adventures.

 

In 2020 alone, the organization published 11 peer-reviewed papers exploring genetic analysis, behavior, and migration patterns. In addition to their research, the Manta Trust works with Fish Free February to raise awareness about the dangers of commercial fishing and works alongside the Protect Maldives Seagrass campaign to encourage businesses to protect seagrass beds instead of causing harm to them. The organization also played a role in adding manta rays to the Maldives’ protected species. 


The Manta Trust Maldives Team


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Maldives Last Minute 50% OFF - Blue Force One Liveaboard

Blue Force One Liveaboard

Maldives Last Minute - 50% OFF

December 19-26, 2021


RATE PER PERSON INCLUDES
Transfers (airport - boat - airport), 7 nights onboard Blue Force One full board basis, beverages (water, tea, coffee), dives on air, S80 tank, weights, dive guides.

RATE PER PERSON DOES NOT INCLUDE
Flights to Male, Maldives taxes: $155; Green tax: $42; Service fee: $130; nitrox; soft drinks and alcohol; dive gear rental; softnolime for rebreathers; domestic flights for Southern routes.

    

    

Dive Cuba - Avalon III and Avalon IV Liveaboards

Dive Cuba 

Jardines de la Reina 

Avalon III and Avalon IV Liveaboards


Avalon III Package

Low Season: May 28th - Oct 1st. $ 2,975.
High Season: Jan 1st - May 28th / Oct 1st - Dec 31st. $ 3,950.

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy.
Program runs Saturday through the following Saturday out of Jucaro Port.

The JA3 has 4 suites with balcony and 11 standard cabins for a total of 15 cabins with a max load of 30 passengers.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

- 7 nights accommodation aboard the Jardines Avalon III (JA3)
- 3 dives/day (18 dives + 1 night dive)
- All meals and snacks while onboard
- 6 beverages per day (including alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water) 

       

Avalon IV Package

Low Season: May 28th - Oct 1st. $ 2,499.
High Season: Jan 1st - May 28th / Oct 1st - Dec 31st. $ 3,300.

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy.
Program runs Saturday through the following Saturday out of Jucaro Port.

The JA4 has 4 full suites, 4 demi-suites, and 12 standard cabins for a total of 20 cabins with a max load of 40 passengers.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

- 7 nights accommodation aboard the Jardines Avalon IV (JA4)
- 2 dives/day (12 dives + 1 night dive)
- All meals and snacks while onboard
- 6 beverages per day (including alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water) 

      

    

DEMA Deals - Meridian Resort - Raja Ampat, Indonesia

DEMA Deals November 2021

* * Contact Us for Agent Discount * *

Meridian Adventure Dive Resort 

Raja Ampat, Indonesia


We have two amazing packages to Meridian Adventure Dive Resort in Raja Ampat
6 Nights, 7 Days or 9 Nights, 10 Days
6 Night Package  $1221 ppdo plus FREE BONUS 1 night and 2 dives - Save $278
9 Night Package  $2054 ppdo plus FREE BONUS 2 nights and 4 dives - Save $555

* * Single Occupancy Rates Available * * 

   

     


    

Calipso Galapagos Liveaboard - Last Minute - Save $1400

Calipso Galapagos Liveaboard

Last Minute - Save $1400

November 18-25, 2021

Now $4295


Take advantage of our super deal now and save $1400 and FREE nitrox.

All ensuite double cabins can be converted to 1 bed. Cabins have individual climate control, TV, safety deposit box, storage, hairdryer, and windows. The dive deck has a rinse tank, a large camera table, a dry charging area, hot showers, individual dive stations with storage, wetsuit racks, and a bathroom.

   


   

Garden Island Resort - Fiji

Garden Island Resort - Fiji

Fiji is reopening for international travelers..!

   

We have two packages:
7 Nights / 5 Dive Day $1541 USD PPDO
10 Nights / 7 Dive Days $1848 USD PPDO

Must book by June 30, 2022 for travel valid through December 31, 2022.

Packages include:
  • Round trip airport transfers to/from Matei Airport
  • Oceanview Suite accommodations
  • Meal Plan with Breakfast, 2-course Lunch, 3-course Dinner
  • 2-Tank boat dives, unlimited shore dives during shop hours
  • Add Nitrox - $168 for 10 tanks
  • Non-diver discount - $500 off 7 night package, $650 off 10 night package
  • Free room upgrade to Oceanfront Suite if available

        


   

Atlantis Azores Liveaboard DEMA 2021 Specials

Atlantis Azores Liveaboard 

DEMA 2021 Specials

The Philippines will be opening their borders and welcoming international visitors!

Let's Scuba...!


Book a trip on the Atlantis Azores liveaboard by Dec 15, 2021 for travel through December 31, 2024.

* * Limited Availability - Contact Us with Your Travel Dates * * 

We are offering two different itineraries:
Malapascu - Cebu for 9 nights  $3495 PPDO - Ask for Agent Discount
Bohol for 7 nights  $2995 PPDO - Ask for Agent Discount

Malapascua - Cebu Itinerary

Our exciting Malapascua – Cebu charter offers some of the best diving in the Philippines, including Sumilon Island, Pescador Island & Malapascua’s Gato Island, home of a sea crate protected breeding sanctuary. This charter includes another Malapascua favorite, Monad Shoal, known for frequent sightings of thresher sharks as well as manta rays. In addition to these pelagic species, the Malapascua area offers a wide variety of critter diving not to mention abundant reefs and wall diving. Leaving Malapascua, we head to Calanggaman Island, one of Philippines most beautiful islands. Next we head to Bohol for again a wide variety of reef, wall & critter diving as well as some land tour opportunities for those so inclined. As a Grand Finale we finish the itinerary on the dramatic walls of Balicasag, one of our favorite dives. This itinerary is hard to beat if you want a wide variety of locations as well as incredible diving.


Bohol Itinerary

The Visayas are one of the three island groups in the Philippines; enjoy six fabulous days diving from the Atlantis Azores around one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse regions in Asia. Easy cruises each evening will take you from one great dive site to another. With easy transfers, consider a combo trip with Atlantis Dumaguete for a multiple-week first-class dive vacation at a very reasonable investment.

    

    

The Arenui Liveaboard - Ready to Sail Post-COVID

The Arenui Liveaboard

Ready to Sail Post-COVID

Limited Berths Available for 2022, 2023, 2024

If you have always wanted to join a charter on the fabulous Arenui, now is your chance of a lifetime. There are limited berths available from 2021 our to 2025 and we have listed a few. The rates are different for each charter. Contact us for Agent rates on these charters.

2022 Rates: 8N, $5360; 9N $6030; 11N $7370

2023 Rates:10N $6700; 11N $7370; 12N $8040

2024 Rates: 9N $6120; 11N $7480; 13N $8840


ALOR
This hidden gem is unbeknown to some of even the keenest of divers. It is a rapidly up and coming destination and it’s not difficult to see why. Not only does Alor host the world’s best Rhinophia dive site but it is the only clear water critter Mecca in Indonesia. The magical anemone covered site of ‘Anemone City’ and pristine coral reefs gives divers the feeling they are part of a Disney movie. 

  • KOMODO-ALOR | 05-Jul-22 ~ 16-Jul-22 | 11 nights | 1 single bed available (female) $7370 USD
  • ALOR-KOMODO | 04-May-23 ~ 15-May-23 | 11 nights | 2 single beds available ( female and male)
  • ALOR | 26-Jul-23 ~ 02-Aug-23 | 7 nights | 6 cabins available
  • KOMODO-ALOR | 03-Sep-23 ~ 14-Sep-23 | 11 nights | 2 cabins available
  • ALOR-KOMODO | 02-May-24 ~ 13-May-24 | 11 nights | 6 cabins available
  • KOMODO-ALOR | 22-Jul-24 ~ 02-Aug-24 | 11 nights | 6 cabins available
  • ALOR | 04-Aug-24 ~ 13-Aug-24 | 9 nights | 7 cabins available $6160 USD
  • ALOR | 15-Aug-24 ~ 24-Aug-24 | 9 nights | 7 cabins available $6160 USD

KOMODO
Komodo is now one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature! This National Park is located in the coral triangle and has some of the best diving in the world! It has some of the most diverse dive sites ranging from macro subjects to pelagics. Love critters? There are pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, blue-ringed octopus, nudibranchs, crabs and more. Want schooling fish, soft corals, hard corals and some of the most colorful reefs you will ever see? You've got it all on this cruise!

  • KOMODO-ALOR | 05-Jul-22 ~ 16-Jul-22 | 11 nights | 1 single bed available (female) $7370 USD
  • ALOR-KOMODO | 04-May-23 ~ 15-May-23 | 11 nights | 2 single beds available ( female and male)
  • KOMODO-ALOR | 03-Sep-23 ~ 14-Sep-23 | 11 nights | 2 cabins available
  • ALOR-KOMODO | 02-May-24 ~ 13-May-24 | 11 nights | 6 cabins available
  • KOMODO FOCUS | 15-May-24 ~ 23-May-24 | 8 nights | 7 cabins available
  • KOMODO-SUMBAWA | 25-May-24 ~ 02-Jun-24 | 8 nights | 6 cabins available
  • KOMODO-ALOR | 22-Jul-24 ~ 02-Aug-24 | 11 nights | 6 cabins available 

RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY

Raja Ampat in the heart of the Coral Triangle, offers the most striking biodiversity on the planet! With over 1,000 islands the landscape, as well as the diving, is a photographer’s paradise. Diving here comes with a warning...the vibrant colors and unbelievable sea life in the near-perfect diving conditions will spoil you for life! 

  • GREATER RAJA AMPAT | 22-Dec-21 ~ 04-Jan-22 | 13 nights | 1 single bed available (female)
  • RAJA AMPAT | 26-Nov-22 ~ 07-Dec-22 | 11 nights | 1 single bed available (male) $7370 USD
  • MALUKU-BANDA-RAJA AMPAT | 26-Mar-23 ~ 07-Apr-23 | 12 nights | 1 single bed available (male)
  • RAJA AMPAT-TRITON BAY | 09-Dec-23 ~ 20-Dec-23 | 11 nights | 1 cabin available
  • RAJA AMPAT | 22-Dec-23 ~ 02-Jan-24 | 11 nights | 1 single bed available (female)
  • RAJA AMPAT | 04-Jan-24 ~ 15-Jan-24 | 11 nights | 1 single bed available (male)
  • RAJA AMPAT | 07-Dec-24 ~ 18-Dec-24 | 11 nights | 7 cabins available
   


     

Volivoli Resort Fiji - 2021 DEMA Deals

Volivoli Resort Fiji

2021 DEMA Deals


Volivoli 7-Night Package

Must book October 1 to December 17, 2021
Travel Dates thru March 31, 2024

*  * Discount Fares on Fiji Airways Available  * *

$2256 Per Person Double Occupancy

  • 7 Night Diver Package Inclusions

    • ●  Round trip Nadi International Airport/resort transfers

    • ●  7 nights’ accommodation Ocean View room

    • ●  Welcome drink on arrival

    • ●  Full meal plan – 3 meals daily with juice, milk, rain water, coffee and tea at breakfast

    • ●  3 days x 2 tank diving and 2 days x 3 tank boat diving (2 x FOC dives = 12 dives total)

    • ●  Unlimited shore diving on our 3 House Reefs

    • ●  Beach BBQ

    • ●  Traditional Meke performance and Fijian Lovo night

    • ●  Free use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and a variety of complimentary activities

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