News from Siladen Resort & Spa - Indonesia
* * * Inon Underwater Photography Workshop with Lisa Collins * * *
March 5-13, 2021
It has been a while since we last shared information about Siladen Resort & Spa, and we thought it was about time to let everyone know what’s going on. It has been over six months since we waved goodbye to the last guests to stay with us, and we are yearning for the day that we can wait on the beach for the first guests to arrive back.
Dive Travel Awards
On behalf of all the Siladen Family we would like to say Terima kasih banyak — thank you very much!
Your nominations made the resort eligible for the 2020 Dive Travel Awards! Between a staggering 1100 dive resorts, your nominations got us in the Top 25! This is already a great achievement, but the resort is asking for your help one more time and let's see if we can win this thing! Thanks to all of your votes, the resort came in first place in 2017 and 2018, and came a close second in 2019, and we hope we have done enough to pick up the gold medal once again! Being named best dive resort in the world is as prestigious an award as it sounds, and it would mean even more considering how difficult this year has been.
Inon Underwater Photography Workshop with Lisa Collins
Lisa will be giving hands on teaching, presentations, personal feedback and help with photo editing in this 8 night workshop, from 5th to 13th March 2021.
During the week Lisa will be teaching a range of subjects from creative macro techniques, flash positioning to avoid backscatter, creative lighting for wide angle and shooting the sun.
Siladen and Bunaken are the perfect locations to help you improve your underwater photography – with the professionalism of the PADI 5 star dive centre set up for underwater photographers, the vast amount of dive sites and subjects available in Bunaken for underwater photography, all set against one of the most beautiful and luxurious resorts in Indonesia, first place award winners year after year for best Dive Resort.
Tiburon Explorer Liveaboard
$2150 USD Discount
- November 7, 2020
- December 19-26, 2020
- January 2, 2021
- January 30, 2021
The Tiburon Explorer, launched in September 2020, accommodates 16 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms. All staterooms are located on the main and lower decks and have windows to maximize views of the renowned Pacific Ocean and Galapagos Archipelago. In addition, each stateroom has twin beds that can be converted to comfortable queen beds for couples, and include private bath and shower facilities, dressers, and closets. When not dreaming about whale sharks and their next dive, guests can enjoy the air-conditioned salon on the main deck, furnished with dining tables and TV/lounge area. Sunning and viewing areas on the top deck offer ample seating and a hot tub where you can regale stories of hammerheads from your day.
Book this liveaboard with us and get a $2150 discount on the selected dates. Book fast!
Turneffe Island Resort
25% Discount thru Dec 18, 2020
$2,543 USD per Person Double Occupancy
7-Nights Deluxe accommodations, transfers To/From Belize City, all meals, 2-3 boat dives per day (including a Tuesday trip to the Great Blue Hole, Half Moon Cay and Long Caye and a Thursday night dive) for a total of 15-single tank dives, and complimentary use of the gym, standup paddleboards, kayaks, and Hobie Cats - (12.5% government tax is additional)
- Valid for 7-night stays only. New reservations only.
- Good for travel through December 18th, 2020. Limited availability.
- Arrivals and departures only on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
- Cannot be combined with any other specials or promotions.
- Full payment due upon booking.
- We are offering a flexible cancellation policy: for all new reservations that want to take advantage of this promotion, we are offering 100% refund due to COVID-19 issues. This policy is valid until further notice.
Rapopo Plantation Resort
Rabaul-Kokopo Dive Center
New Britain, PNG
Rapopo Plantation Resort, located on Gazelle Peninsula on the Island of New Britain, is situated ten minutes from the airport and five minutes from the township of Kokopo. The Resort has an absolute beachfront with stunning views of Tavurvur volcano overlooking the crystal-clear waters and islands of Rabaul. Looking across Simpson Harbour, the rim of an ancient volcano to Rabaul, the area is a wonderland above and below water.
The resort offers three classes of accommodation: Garden Bayside Rooms, Premier Poolside Rooms, and Executive Suites. The Bayside rooms feature a balcony with garden and sea view, polished local timber floors, private bathroom with bathtub, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, desk, and cable TV. The Suites also feature timber dining table and chairs, leather furniture, two LCD Flat Screen TV, and a Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee capsules.
Contact us about discounted package rates for this fabulous resort...!
Rabaul-Kokopo Dive PADI Center is an independently owned dive operation that operates out of the Resort. Rabaul-Kokopo Dive prides on a safety-first operation and offers world-class diving in a rich and diverse underwater eco-system. Explore the rich history and WW2 wrecks East New Britain has to offer, both on land and underwater.
Cozumel is Open for Diving
Let's Get to the Reef
Villa Adlora and Aldora Divers
Get Our 10% "Back to Diving" Agent Discount
The town of Cozumel is quiet but the diving is great, the people friendly, and the food tasty! We have some great packages with accommodation at Villa Aldora and premier dive services by Aldora Divers.
The Villas vary in cost from $95 per night to $295 per night for either of the two largest villas. The Aldora and Norte Suites can accommodate full families and feature full kitchens. All suites offer free guest parking, a private beach, free Wi-Fi and internet, TV, direct-dial phones, laundry facilities, kitchens, and a great outdoor Bar-B-Q. Bicycles are available for guest use. All rooms are airconditioned.
Aldora Divers offers typical dive packages with two morning dives for $95 per person and also offers exclusive long-range trips for $200 per person. Aldora divers discovered five large coral heads way to the north of Cozumel in which large Caribbean reef sharks can be found sleeping in a somewhat catatonic state. This is the place where the fabled Isla Mujeres Sleeping sharks ran and hid. Not only the sharks, but the pristine coral formations with squadrons of eagle rays and other pelagic abound there. Long range, full day, 3 tanks dive trip to the North of Cozumel, depart at 7:30am from the Aldora dock.
Sorido Bay Resort
“Heart of Raja Ampat”
September 19-29, 2021
* * 5 Sentani Bungalows Available * *
Why Sorido Bay Resort…The resort is located in the center of the Raja Ampat Marine park. This area has been declared a “no take” zone and the reefs in close proximity to Sorido Bay are regarded as the best dive sites of Raja Ampat. The dive guides are all Papuans, and are the most experienced of Raja Ampat. This is their home and they have dived their backyard reefs for many years. And the kitchen chefs will serve familiar dishes but will also offer you the chance to discover new local dishes and tropical fruits and vegetables. This will be an adventure you will not soon forget.
Our unique adventure will brighten your day with an original Papuan smile that will stay with you years after this vacation. Your adventure includes 10-nights accommodation in a Sentani bungalow, all meals plus snacks, water, coffee, tea (sodas and alcoholic bevies not included), 3 boat dives per day and unlimited unguided jetty dives, free nitrox for certified divers, free laundry service, free Wi-Fi, use of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, scheduled island transfers, and all taxes. We are also including a $50 credit for the Raja Ampat Marine Park Permit.
Some of our favorite dive sites include Cape Kri, Sardines, Blue Magic, Manta Sandy, and The Passage. There are more than 25 more dive sites within close proximity to the resort and the 10 km fuel surcharge limit. Excursions to more distant dive sites can be arranged and can include land tours.
Cost: $4,410 USD per person double occupancy including all taxes, 5% Agent Discount and $50 Park Permit credit.
Damai I Liveaboard
Cenderawasih Bay & Raja Ampat
July 22 to August 1, 2021
$500 Agent Discount
Featuring U/W Photography Pro Brandi Mueller
* * 2 Cabins Available * *
Diving in Cenderawasih Bay National Marine Park allows you to experience one of Indonesia's most exciting diving destinations. Dive Damai is one of the most experienced operators in the area as one of the original survey trips to this region was conducted from the decks of DAMAI I.
This liveaboard trip to Cenderawasih Bay is a unique way to spend hours diving or snorkelling with whale sharks around the local fishing platforms. It is not uncommon to see the sub-adult giants leisurely swimming around the platforms in only a few meters of water. This trip is not just about whale sharks. Cenderawash Bay and the Manim dive sites are rich in history from the many battles between Allied and Japanese forces leaving the sites littered with submerged aircrafts and shipwrecks. And we will explore some amazing remote reefs at Mapia close to the border of Palau.
The ship has seven staterooms with a choice of single cabins, twins, doubles or two spacious master cabins. All cabins are furnished with either queen or king-sized beds, and ensuite toilets with showers. The ship has been designed with three large deck areas for relaxing in both the sun or shade and for enjoying relaxing massage and spa treatments. Specifically designed for divers, the vessel offers large dive stations with individual rinse tanks and a camera room with separate camera work stations. Damai offers three local dive guides and one Instructor on board throughout your trip. With only twelve guests, this is a good 4:1 guest to dive guide ratio. The ship has two custom-designed high-speed tenders to get all guests to dive sites comfortably. The signature service includes personalized dive station and rinse tank, camera room and storage space for equipment, ala-carte dining catering to all food requirements, laundry and massage service on board, and the ship has an 18-member crew.
This trip will be featuring underwater photography pro Brandi Mueller to offer photo tips and sessions between dives. Bring you camera and be ready to shoot and learn..!
This adventure embarks at Biak and disembarks at Nabire, and includes stateroom accommodation, 3 meals a day, complimentary wine with dinner, nitrox for certified divers, unlimited diving with the dive day built around four daily dives, laundry service, airport transfers.
Cost: Stateroom Cabin - $5,450 per person double occupancy including taxes and a $500 DISCOUNT
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