Nautilus Belle Amie
Christmas in the Socorro Islands
December 23-31, 2021
* * 8 Cabins Available * *
Christmas with the sharks at Socorro Island on the Belle Ami!
This adventure will take you to the Revillagigedo Archipelago in Mexico. Socorro Island along with Roca Partida, San Benedicto, and Clarión are all amazing spots for scuba diving. These four islands are commonly referred to the Socorro Islands or simply "Socorro".
Socorro is all about amazing interaction with giant mantas. No other mantas in the world behave like this. We don't know why but we love it… and the mantas clearly love us back. November and December boast the warmest water temps of the year in the low 80's. Aside from the usual interaction with mantas, dolphins and 10 kinds of sharks, this is the best time of year to see whale sharks in blue water and often excellent visibility.
This trip is both camera friendly and rebreather friendly!
The Belle Amie is a luxurious, stable vessel custom built for divers to the same SOLAS standards as the largest ocean-going cruise ships. With over 25 years-experience in liveaboard diving, this crew has a pretty good idea of when and how to get you in the water for the best possible diving experiences off Baja California, Mexico.
Our unique adventure package offers 9 days, 8-nights accommodation on the fabulous Nautilus Belle Ami liveaboard where we will visit the Socorro Islands. Over five full dive days you will be able to experience some of our favourite sites such as El Canyon, the Boiler, Red Rocks, Roca Partida, Cabo Pearse, Punta Tosca and Roca Oneal. We know that many of our guests want the option of as many dives as possible and we strive to offer an average of 4 dives a day other than the day that we do our mandatory check-in at the local navy base when you will likely have the option of 3 dives plus our world-famous silky shark night snorkel. Note that weather conditions, Mother Ocean or crowding by some of our competitors may limit some diving. This adventure may include some challenging dive conditions and may not be suitable for novice experience level divers.
This adventure includes single cabin, stateroom or superior cabin accommodation, 3 meals a day (plus snacks, water, coffee, espresso, tea, hot chocolate), nitrox for certified divers, unlimited diving with the dive day built around four daily dives.
Our Christmas Gift to you - FREE nitrox ($100) and a $200 airfare credit
Cost: Single Cabin - $4,325 per person single cabin occupancy including taxes
Stateroom Cabin - $3,460 per person double occupancy including taxes
Superior Cabin - $3,985 per person double occupancy including taxes
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
Blackwater Dive Adventure
February 6-16, 2021
* * 4 Bungalows Available * *
NAD-Lembeh Resort and the Lembeh Strait are famous all over the world for the peerless macro and muck diving. NAD-Lembeh is expert in photography, nitrox, rebreathers – this resort does it all. The dive team is second-to-none, with 15 full-time dive guides who between them have over 100 years of experience diving in Lembeh. NAD-Lembeh offers a 2:1 diver to guide ratio, and is handicap friendly. We have selected the Beachfront bungalows because of the easy access for our mobility-challenged divers.
Lembeh Strait offers a stunning variety of dives and there are more than 70 individual named dive sites. Divers visiting Lembeh are likely to see a vast list of critters. Frogfish, rhinopias, a huge array of nudibranchs and octopus, the Blue-Ringed Octopus and Mimic Octopus, being a highlight. Lembeh is not just muck diving though! On this adventure we will explore all around the island and beyond to find some of the best reef diving in South East Asia.
This trip is timed to coincide with the new moon phase in February to offer the best opportunities for spotting critters during the Black water Night Dives. Our unique adventure offers 10 nights Beachfront bungalow accommodation, 3 meals a day (plus snacks, water, coffee, espresso, tea), evening dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure, 3 dives per day (total 26 dives), unlimited house reef dives, nitrox for certified divers, airport transfers, and all taxes. There is the option to upgrade the 3rd dive of the day to a Night/ Mandarin Dive for an additional $20 (not applicable for Blackwater Night Dives).
Cost: $2,102 USD per person double occupancy includes our 5% DISCOUNT
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!
Pay for five spaces and get the sixth space free on all Cenderawasih Bay cruises in July & August 2020/2021!
* * * Contact us for additional discounts * * *
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
August 24 to September 8, 2019
CONTACT US NOW...!
We have 4, 7, 10 and 14 night packages from
$1039, $1709, $2399 and $3239
- Hotel room
- 3, 5 or 11 dive days (2-tank)
- Participation in photo contest
- Seminars and workshops
- Evening Media Presentations
- Shark split photo
- Land/culture Photo opportunities
- Private Beach BBQ
- Land, culture & island tour
- Local dinner buffet/meal;
- Roundtrip airport transfers
- Free Wi-Fi in public areas
- Hotel Taxes
- Wake-up service with coffee and tea
Quino El Guardian Liveaboard
Citizen Science Expedition - November 4-11, 2017
In Search of Mobula Rays - $2200 Per Person Quad Occupancy
Contact us by email for complete details about this amazing adventure with marine biologists Marta D. Palacios and Frida Lara Lizardi.
Pearl of Papua Liveaboard
Raja Ampat 2018
We have limited availability on the Pearl of Papua for two trips in 2018 to Raja Ampat. Dates available are January 9 to January 16 and April 19 to April 26, 2018. Rate for the Standard Cabin is $2310 USD per person plus $125 USD Park fees. Contact us by email for special discounted rates on this great liveaboard.
Explorer Ventures Adds 2 New Ships to Their Fleet
M/V Raja Manta Explorer
The team at Explorer Ventures has expanded their fantastic liveaboard dive operation. Now you can book an Explorer Ventures charter on either of their two new ships in the Indonesia waters.
Contact us for a discounted package on this great ship...! Toll free 866-690-3483 or email us today.
With a major makeover in 2016, the Raja Manta Explorer is a boat designed for divers, by divers. Offering exciting itineraries through Ambon, Banda, Sangalaki, Raja Ampat and other extended itineraries, the 37 meter vessel is stable, strong and reliable making it perfect for long range travel to the most desirable dive sites. With 8 double & twin shared-bath ensuite cabins and 3 shared cabins with wash basins, the Raja Manta Explorer can comfortably accommodate up to 22 passengers. There is a large salon with a digital media center, sound system and widescreen plasma TV for your entertainment, an expansive sundeck that spans the length of the boat and a large outdoor dining area. A blend of Western and Asian cuisine awaits you after every dive. With up to 18 well-trained crew, excellent service above and below water are ensured.
There is an enormous dive deck with ample space for gearing up. Warm towels, hot drinks and fresh fruits are available after dives. The Captain and dive crew have years of experience in Indonesia including Komodo, Alor, Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. Diving is conducted in small groups. There is a full range of rental equipment available, all tanks have din and yoke fitting and larger tanks are available for those requiring a little extra air. Many of the boat crew are certified scuba divers and share a passion for the underwater world.
Utopia Village Resort
Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
Last Minute BOGO Sale
We have a last minute sale at Utopia Village offering a great BOGO deal. Book one diver and the second diver is 50% OFF. Travel dates November 7 to December 19, 2015.
- Diver package $1700 / $850 plus tax. Non-diver package $1400 / $700 plus tax.
- All PADI dive courses are 50% OFF
- Group of 4 divers: 2 pay full price, 3rd diver is FREE, 4th diver is 50% OFF.
- Solo diver, no problem….NO single supplement.
Manta Ray Bay Resort - Manta Mania 2016
Citizen Science Eco-Tourism Week - February 7-14, 2016
Get involved…! Join a manta ray conservation party on an upgraded luxury vacation package at Manta Ray Bay Resort. Yap is one of several research sites with Manta Trust - for one week leading manta ray and shark scientists will host a "hands-on" citizen science field research symposium and media event.
“This is an rare opportunity for divers to dive with manta rays together with the scientists who study them. You’ll get to see the type of equipment we use, how we gather information and how its processed. We planned this event to take place during manta mating season, the most active time of year where close interaction with multiple animals is nearly assured - we are hoping to get a lot of valuable information. During the day you’ll dive with mantas and over the pristine reefs surrounding Yap, in the afternoon you’ll attend workshops to learn about megafauna, and in the evening you get to see pictures of these amazing animals. Not only will you be learning about mantas but also their very close relatives the mobula, sharks and other marine mammals. We hope everyone will come away from this experience awed by the ocean and its creatures with a deep appreciation for Yap and love for it’s people and culture."
Join Julie Hartup, Guy Stevens, Vanessa Jaiteh, and Steve Lindfield for a week of diving, symposiums, and hand-on experiences with mantas and sharks around Yap.
Packages are $1699 for standard room, $1799 for ocean view and $1999 for deluxe ocean view. Rates are per person double diver occupancy. Contact us for complete details.
- Manta ray awareness workshops, field research events and diving with leading scientists
- Shark feed specialty, mating Mandarin fish and night dives
- 1 three tank dive day with lunch in a Yapese village
- Complimentary Wake-up service w/ coffee & tea
- Culture Tour in a Yapese village center
- Private beach BBQ on Saturday
- Photo and video workshops
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Double occupancy room
- Airport transfers