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Costa Rica Long Beach Scuba Show Specials

Costa Rica Dive & Stay 

7 Nights / 10 Dives 

Long Beach Scuba Show Specials

Travel Dates: May 1 to June 30, 2022 and Sept 1 to Oct 29, 2022

Dive and Beach Adventures

          

All Rates are Per Person Double Diver Occupancy

--->  Ask for Our Additional Dive Show Discount  <---

Villa Sol - All-Inclusive  $1558

Occidental Papagayo - All-Inclusive  $1619

    

Secrets Papagayo - All-Inclusive  $1993

Margaritaville - All-Inclusive  $2299


Margaritaville - Breakfast  $1999

Villa del Sueno - Breakfast  $1099

    

Buddy Dive Thru the Lens Photo Event - August 20-27, 2022

Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire

Thru the Lens Photo Event

August 20-27, 2022


Book a package with us and save 10%


Taking good underwater pictures is an art! To make this great hobby fun and accessible to everyone, Buddy Dive Resort is launching a brand new event in cooperation with SeaLife. Join Guillermo Alcorta Heyes, digital photo pro, for some great seminars.

Buddy Dive Thru the Lens is all about underwater photography! It offers a fantastic opportunity if you are new to underwater photography or if you want to develop yourself and learn new skills. A wide offer of SeaLife demos, clinics, presentations, and photography dedicated boat dives will make this week one you will remember forever!

Bonaire has been chosen as the Caribbean’s best underwater photography destination in PADI's Scuba Diving Readers Choice Awards. With an average of 30 m / 100 ft visibility, beautiful reefs, abundant marine life, and fantastic diving conditions, you couldn’t ask for a better place to improve your skills. In addition, Buddy Dive offers all facilities you could wish for as a diver and photographer. Do we need to give you any more reasons to book your Drive & Dive package to enjoy Buddy Dive Thru the Lens?

Our Drive & Dive (6-boat dive) package includes:
* 7 nights in selected accommodation
* 7 days rental vehicle
* 6 days of unlimited shore diving (+ optional 6 boat dives)
* Free Nitrox Upgrade
* American style breakfast daily
* Free Wifi
* Airport transfers
* All government taxes

Not included: Equipment rental (including camera), boat dives, when not prepaid, PADI Underwater Photography specialty, any other meals/ items that are not prepaid.

Info on SeaLife Cameras --> CLICK HERE

      Guillermo Alcorta Heyer



     

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
   


     

Little Cayman Beach Resort - Sept 3-10, 2022

Little Cayman Beach Resort

Sept 3-10, 2022

Join Our Awesome Group Adventure!



We have a group package at one of our favorite destinations in the Caribbean.
Little Cayman Beach Resort. 
Travel dates September 3-10, 2022. 
Our package includes 7-nights accommodation (ocean front or pool view), three meals daily, 2 boat dives in the mornings plus FREE afternoon dives, FREE nitrox, airport transfers.
Ocean Front Room = $2345 ppdo, Pool View Room = $1995 ppdo. 
FREE Nitrox is an added $170 value and the FREE afternoon dives are an added $250 value.
Click Here -->  BOOK NOW  <--Click Here

     

    

Flying After Diving - Divers Alert Network

Flying After Diving

Divers Alert Network (DAN)

Courtesy of DAN

In the past, guidelines for flying after diving were quite varied. For example, after a single no-stop dive, the U.S. Navy recommended a two-hour surface interval time (SIT), DAN recommended 12 hours SIT and the U.S. Air Force recommended 24 hours SIT. And in 1989, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) recommended curtailing all diving within 24 hours of a flight and up to 48 hours following a decompression dive. 

These guidelines proved to be a serious restriction for divers and dive operators, so in 1991, DAN Researchers developed a series of experiments designed to produce the data that was desperately needed to refine these guidelines.

The objective of these studies was to estimate the relationship between the preflight surface interval and decompression illness (DCI) incidence for a few dive series representative of recreational diving. A preflight surface interval was accepted or rejected within the study based upon the number of DCI incidents and total exposures. Acceptance and rejection rules were chosen to allow mild DCI but limit more serious DCI. The Duke Institutional Review Board of Duke Medical Center approved these rules.

With the data collected from these studies, DAN was able to develop more specific guidelines that still reduce the risk of decompression sickness as a result of flying after diving. DAN’s initial “Flying After Diving Trials” laid the foundation for the current flying-after-diving guidelines for recreational divers and then prompted the U.S. Navy to update their residual nitrogen-based flying-after-diving rules.


                                                                                

News from Manta Ray Bay Resort - Wishing on a Star

News from Manta Ray Bay Resort

Wishing on a Star

Greetings from Bill at Manta Ray Bay Resort on Yap, 

Hope all is well with you, your family, friends, and dive buddies. As for conquering the Covid-19 pandemic, the US is heading in the right direction, Europe seems to be getting things under control as well, while here on Yap we have about 40% of the population fully vaccinated. FSM president has set a 70% vaccination rate before stranded FSM citizens would be repatriated, however last week the first batch of stranded citizens were repatriated to Pohnpei. Although this by itself is a good sign, we do not anticipate reopening until early 2022.
 
With that knowledge I must announce that that MantaFest 2021 program is officially canceled. There is no way, in my opinion, that both the FSM Government and the Yap State Government are going to agree to open the borders anytime soon and even if they open, there will undoubtedly be all sorts of restrictions placed on arrivals that no one can affectively come for a vacation. 

This breaks my heart as I miss everyone, and I miss the diving. Who could ever believe that I have been unable to travel and there is no end in sight? It is an extraordinary situation that I am still not used to. Every morning, instead of going to the resort and diving with our friends from all around the world, I am checking the news hoping that the end of the tunnel will be insight soon. There is light, but no green light yet and that is very frustrating. I’m very sorry having to email this message, but it wouldn’t be responsible and fair towards you to give you hope that we could all be together for MantaFest this year. Even the changed dates in October are just not realistic anymore. It is sad but that is the reality we are forced to deal with.
 
Please keep following my blog. I hope you are enjoying reading the updates from our beautiful island as I certainly enjoy updating you. I am very much looking forward to the day I write the blog with the headline “Yes, we’re open again”.

Although our reopening date is unknown, please have a look at our “Grand Re-opening Specials”. As a MantaFest participant in 2022, you can benefit from our “Get 3 Extra Nights for Free” offer when booking our 7, 11 or 14-night MantaFest package.
 
Finally, please help us spread the word that Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers IS the dive resort to visit once things are back to normal again. Cast your vote in the Scuba Diving magazine’s World's Best Diving Resorts & Liveaboards Reader's Awards by following this link 
 
Friends, adopted family and buddies, please stay safe and healthy! My family and I, as well as our staff, cannot wait to have you as our guests again. 
 
All the best,
 
Bill, family & staff


                                                                                    

Occidental Cozumel All-Inclusive Summer Deal

Occidental Cozumel 

All-Inclusive Summer Deal

Must Book by July 15, 2021


Get our package deal at the Occidental Grande Cozumel Resort. All-inclusive at the Occidental means Deluxe room accommodations, all meals, ALL beverages (including alcoholic), and a dive package provided by Pro Dive. Dive package includes 5 dive days with 2-tank boat dives each day.

Must book by July 15, 2021- Valid for travel August and September 2021


Diver rate $1070 per person double occupancy  -  Non-diver rate $595
Single diver rate $1378 -  Single non-diver rate  $903

          


                                                                         

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