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Marco Vincent Dive Resort - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Enter the world of Marco Vincent Dive Resort. This Mediterranean inspired property boasts 38 tastefully furnished rooms that are the most spacious in the Puerto Galera Area. 3 restaurants, 2 onsite and 1 beach front, function rooms, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi complete this one of a kind vacation destination. And this resort is located on the best white sand beach in the Puerto Galera area.

El Patio Restaurant - The poolside restaurant is the perfect place to start your day! Enjoy a Filipino breakfast of fried garlic rice, eggs however you want them, accompanied by local delicacies of tocino ( Filipino ham), Longganisa (native sausages) or daing ( marinated fish) . We also serve well loved, traditional, American breakfasts of fluffy pancakes, French toast, omelettes with hashers of sausages, bacon or ham.
Feeling oriental today? Then it's Congee with sidings of pickled vegetables, century egg, minced meat and sautéed vegetables. Something light? A basket of fresh baked bread, local mango, guava or coconut jam with a pot of brewed coffee it is!

MV Dive Center - Marco Vincent Dive Resort is committed to provide quality dive education. Training safe, environmentally conscious divers is the center’s top priority. To ensure this, our dedicated dive pool is designed to meet the requirements of beginner courses. The depth of the pool is divided into two, 5ft and 10ft. The dive pool is the ideal contained, relaxed, environment to introduce beginners to new techniques and equipment that will enable them to conduct themselves safely in and out of the underwater realm.

We are offering two great packages for your diving pleasure and adventure!
8 Days / 7 nights accommodations, full board meals, 18 boat dives, airport transportation extra $1,485 ppdo
10 days / 9 nights accommodations, full board meals, 24 boat dives, air port transfers extra $2,085 ppdo

 

Scuba Seraya Resort - Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia - Dive the Liberty Shipwreck

We have added the Scuba Seraya Resort in Tulamben, Bali to our list of exotic destinations in Indonesia. This is one fantastic scuba dive destination! If you thought you knew Indonesia, think again! This is paradise.

 

A cluster of 12 luxurious bungalows lies on Bali’s north-east coast, wedged between the sparkling waters of unspoiled Muntig Bay and the holy mountain, Gunung Agung. Scuba Seraya Resort is sprawled amongst lush tropical gardens on it’s own private beach.

 

Scuba Seraya Resort is now widely regarded as one of Northeast Bali's best run dive centers. Being a PADI resort association member, safety and quality are of prime concern. If you look for individual attention, no groups, unhurried service and very small classes, Scuba Seraya Resort and Scuba Seraya Dive are just your ticket! Easy beach entries and the resorts purpose-built fast dive boat assure a totally relaxed way of diving. There is a great variety of “critters” just in front of the resort. Besides all the known Tulamben and Amed dive-sites, we have explored and found many as yet unknown sites in the close vicinity as well as further afield. Some of the famous dive sites include Alamanda, Batu Kelebit, Lipah Bay, Seraya Secrets, and of course, there is the "mother of all dives" in Tulamben, the Liberty Shipwreck.

We can get you and your favorite dive buddy a 7 night package with accommodations, breakfast, 6 days of 3-tank dives, nitrox, and airport transfers for $3030 USD total for two divers. This is not per person pricing. The price may vary depending upon selected 2-tank dive excursions. Contact us today to book this exclusive resort.


Sibonné Beach Hotel - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Dive Package Special

The Eastern Caribbean islands offer some of the world's most famous beaches, resorts, diving and pirate hangouts. The Turks and Caicos are no exception. We have a great package at the Sibonne Beach Hotel on Grace Bay.

Sibonné was the first hotel built on Grace Bay Beach – so it enjoys the best position on the most famous beach in the Caribbean. Renovated and renamed  – this is the most intimate hotel on Grace Bay Beach. With only 28 rooms, guests enjoy the distinction of being closer to the beach than anyone staying at the more recent large-scale resort developments on Grace Bay.

Add to this – the glorious view from our restaurant, Bay Bistro – where you look directly at the beach and the aqua-blue waters of Grace Bay. Bay Bistro is one of the few restaurants on Grace Bay that offers fine dining with a beach front location and full ocean view from their dining room.

As soon as you step onto your balcony, dine in the oceanfront restaurant, walk onto the powdery white sand, or swim in the amazingly clear turquoise water of Grace Bay Beach – you’ll understand why Sibonné Beach Hotel is the best choice for your Caribbean vacation in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Add to this, fantastic dive sites and an amazing accommodation and dive package with the Ocean Vibes dive team.

Our 7 night package with accommodations and 5 dive days is $1,381 per person double occupancy European Plan (no meals). Dive services provided by Ocean Vibes.

 

Anilao Photo Workshop & Clinic Group Trip - Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Philippines

Philippines Underwater Photo Clinic - March 2014

Crystal Blue Resort – Anilao, Philippines

Your hosts are Mike Bartick, Anilao expert and owner of Saltwater Photo.com, and Liquid Diving Adventure's owners Greg and Gail Carter. Mike knows the Anilao reefs inside and out, and will show you where to take that perfect wide-angle, macro or critter shot. This amazing photo clinic will provide new photographers and experienced photographers alike the opportunity to work and learn with Mike. With his skills as a naturalist knowing the critters, and as a photographer understanding composure, lighting, exposure, and how to capture critter behavior, every diver will benefit from this trip regardless of their experience level. 

Why are we diving in March...? March is a bit cooler in the Philippines and offers some great diving. Water temps range around 78-80 degrees F which is too cool for the locals, so the dive sites are our to enjoy. Expect to see tons of nudibranches, octopus activity is higher then normal and we see rhinopias too. In fact, all of the most sought after critters are present from November through May, at different times.

Anilao boasts some of the richest reefs in the world. You will be overwealmed with photo opportunities that will fill up your camera's memory card. Mike's favorite critterscan be found in Anilao - rhinopias, blue-ring octopus, hairy frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish & Bobbit worms, along with huge schools of jacks, great barracuda, sharks, and beautiful soft corals. Anilao is also the nudibranch capital of the world!

Crystal Blue Resort features 17 well-appointed air conditioned rooms, an excellent chef, wi-fi service, nitrox blending, and a photo facility with 25 camera bays (called one of the best in the world by guests and Undercurrent). This is an intimate resort that caters to divers and underwater photographers.

  • $1899 includes an amazing 10 nights, 8-1/2 dive days, 34 dives, all meals, nitrox, and night dives. Ground transport to/from Manila (add $75pp shared van) and international air fare to Manila is not included. 

  • Deluxe accommodations in rooms with air-conditioning

  • Small 4:1 diver to guide ratios and long dives

  • Daily photo workshops to help you improve your photography

  • Most sites are just 10-20 minutes from the resort

  • March is a great time to dive Anilao, with cool water, great visibility, tons of critters

  • Single rooms are available, please email us for rates

  • 7 night stays are available for $1,475

 

Anilao Photo Workshop Itinerary

Day one of the trip will include two dives in the afternoon. It is recommended that you arrive either the day before and spend the night at an airport hotel, or arrive before 10am on the morning of the first day. Sorry, we can't offer refunds for missed dives if you arrive late!

Each subsequent day of the trip includes four dives, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. There will be underwater photo seminars in between dives. On the last day there will be two morning dives and departure from the resort will be on the following day.

Kungkungan Bay Resort - Lembeh, Indonesia - Dive Show Special

If you are ready for some fin-tastic muck diving in Indonesia, Kungkungan Bay Resort is a great choice. This is were muck diving began in Lembeh. For the Beneath the Sea Dive Show, we are offering a great special at KBR. Save $300 per person on a 7 night dive and accommodation package and the longer you stay, the more you save...!

A 7-night package with accommodations, meals, 18 boat dives is $1560 pp - Save $300 pp

A 10-night package with accommodations, meals, 27 boat dives is $2230 pp - Save $418 pp

A 14-night package with accommodations, meals, 39 boat dives is $3060 pp - Save $698 pp 

 

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete - Dumaguete, Philippines - Dive Show Special

Just in time for the Beneath the Sea Dive Show, we have a fantastic special that includes a combo deal at both the Atlantis Dumaguete and Atlantis Puerto Galera. You may also choose either resort and a combo with the Atlantis Azores liveaboard, or better yet, you can book the "7 + 7 + 7" package with a week on the Azores and a week at both Atlantis Resorts. This is diving the Philippines at its best. We current have package special rates for groups and for individuals.

Atlantis Dumaguete

Just a thirty minute drive from the local airport (only a sixty minute flight from Manila), on a long peaceful stretch of beach, lies the lush and luxurious Atlantis Dive Resort. Surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines it is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in Asia - Apo Island, Siquijor and of course the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries.
 
The forty (40) guest rooms offer comfort, privacy, and relaxation. There are five (5) categories to satisfy every dive traveler's need. All rooms feature air conditioning, a mini-bar, inroom safe, Wi-Fi, cable TV and flat screen TV's. Enjoy the Spa, Toko's Restaurant, the fresh-water pool, a boutique for casual purchases, classroom facilities for dive instruction, and a great photo and camera room for underwater photographers. 
 
Groups Resort Combo 7 Nights at Both Resorts:
June 1 to August 31, 2013 - $2,544 ppdo   September 1 to December 21, 2013 - $2,944 ppdo
 
Contact us for Group Free of Charge spaces and other discounts.
 
 
 

 

 

Nai'a Liveaboard - Fiji's Finest Dive Charters

From manta rays to mantis shrimp, dolphins to dartfish, or voracious sharks to vibrant soft corals, NAI'A has found Fiji's ultimate dive sites. Experience the diversity and drama of pristine coral reefs at their most colorful and lavish.

We are excited to offer the Nai'a liveaboard with dive charters to Central Fiji. Central Fiji has the best diving, no doubt about it. This "NAI'A Triangle" of Lomaiviti, Bligh Water and Namena is the focus of the regular itineraries, covering about 500 nautical miles. NAI'A has journeyed throughout Fiji, in all directions and to every corner of the country's boundaries -- and beyond. Beautiful sites and dramatic attractions are found in every region and new places yet to be explored. But the central region has proved the most consistent in the quality and health of terrains, animals and conditions. Lomaiviti's coral reefs and islands are Fiji's most dynamic and varied: voracious sharks to vibrant soft corals.

Fiji's coral reef system is a complex web of barrier reefs surrounding large lagoons and islands. Coral growth and fish action are most robust on those outer barrier reefs. Marine life is especially concentrated within the reef passages and channels that link the lagoons with the deep ocean. But the barrier reefs are remote and vast - a long way from shore bases - so only the best-equipped live-aboard diving vessels can access these locations. Much of the area remains uncharted and the dive sites untouched. All this makes NAI'A dive sites in the NAI'A Triangle of Lomaiviti, Namena and Bligh Water largely exclusive. You are extremely unlikely to encounter another dive boat during a NAI'A trip -- it will feel like your own private pristine Fiji.

The normal itinerary for both seven and ten-day charters starts and ends in Lautoka, just north of Nadi, where the international airport is located. After an initial "checkout" dive on the afternoon of boarding, NAI'A heads north and east around the flank of the main island of Viti Levu to reach Bligh Water. Several different divesites in Bligh Water are available including Vatu-i-ra, E6, Mt. Mutiny, and Cat's Meow, depending on localized weather conditions. From there we choose our sites according to weather, tides, and our passengers' inclinations. But generally we visit the islands and barrier reefs of Namena, Wakaya, and Gau. On ten-day charters there is more time available to dive the various reefs in the Koro Sea, some of them near Namena and others near nowhere!

We have limited availability for 2013 charters, better space availability in 2014, and many open charters in 2015. Pricing for the 2013 and 2014 7 day cruises start at $3440 pp inc tax and 10 day cruises start at $4914 inc tax. Contact us for charter details today...!

 

Maluku Dive Resort - Ambon, Indonesia - Muck diving "Critters Without Crowds"

We are showcasing this resort for the Beneath The Sea Dive Show March 22-24, 2013. We are pleased to be offering another fantastic dive resort in the "Muck Diving Captial of the World."

The Maluku Divers Resort in Laha is one of the must visit locations in any diver’s Indonesian dive list. The only dedicated dive resort in Ambon, the facility was built specifically with divers in mind and boasts the most unique and comfortable accommodations in the whole of Maluku. Each individual bungalow is over 60 square meters, with private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning and a large covered private wooden terrace. Each bungalow also has the unique feature of individual editing desks for each diver. The ten bungalows look out over Ambon Bay and the incredible muck diving and critter sites to be found there, the ultimate location for diving Ambon.

 

Ambon is undoubtedly famous for the world class muck diving, with a huge array of critters that can be observed and photographed during long dives at the shallow sites close to the resort. Diving in Ambon includes regular sightings of resident marine life such as rhinopias, many assorted frogfish, mandarin fish, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp, flamboyant cuttlefish, blue ring and hairy octopus, thorny and pygmy seahorse, stonefish, inimicus, to name but a few, along with literally hundreds of different species of nudibranch. As the Maluku Divers Resort is the only dedicated dive resort within Ambon Bay, it is “Critters Without Crowds” when diving in Ambon.

 

We have amazing packages to Maluku Dive Resort offering 7 nights accommodations, meals, and 3 boat dives per day plus unlimited house reef dives starting at $1550 per person with discounts for added days if you extend your vacation. Email us for details and let's blow bubbles in Ambon! 

 

Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Philippines - Underwater Photographers Wonderland - Dive Show Special

Just in time for the Beneath the Sea 2013 Dive Show, we are please to now offer this superb resort in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
 
Crystal Blue Resort, located in front of the Authur's Rock Marine Sanctuary, invites you to experience warm Filipino hospitality to the stunning backdrop of the bay area of Anilao, Philippines. Crystal Blue is the ideal getaway for your next dive adventure. Nothing has been spared to bring you the finest in accommodations and dive services including the recently completed 18-station camera room. Video also available.
 
Valet style diving has never been easier. The dive crew will carry your gear from the office to the dive deck. Once your gear is set our crew will handle the rest, Including loading and unloading the boats, tanks, cameras and anything else needed to make the dives complete.
 
Anilao has been dubbed the best critter and macro site in the Philippines, and there are also some spectacular reef systems here too. That's right, sites like Kirby's rock and Beatrice are second to none for marine life and reef fish. Twin rocks is also supercharged with jacks, turtles, snappers, sweet lips and more.
 
Crystal Blue is an underwater photographer paradise with pro Mike Bartick of SaltwaterPhoto.com on site to assist your needs. Mike also offers U/W photo seminars and can provide personal service.  
 
We are offering 7 night packages including accommodations, meals and diving for $1435 per person, add $100 for a week of nitrox. Once you dive this destination, you will want to extend your stay!
 

Rocio del Mar Liveaboard - Socorro Island & Baja California

We are excited to be offering liveaboard diving adventures on the Rocio del Mar sailing out of San Jose del Cabo, Baja California. The Rocio is 110 feet of all steel construction, powered by twin turbo diesels, equipped with the latest marine electronics to get you to the best dive sites quickly and safely. Rocio del Mar has 10 staterooms, all with private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air conditioned, with convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

Come and dive with the friendliest giant mantas in the world. Whale sharks and humpback whales in season. Dolphins, schools of hammerhead sharks, six different types of sharks, along with a variety of other sea life.

The 3 islands regularly visited are; San Benedicto, Socorro and Roca Partida. The Socorro Islands are 250 miles off Mexico’s Baja southern shore and are accessible from November through the end of May.

This trip is 9 days long with 6 full days of diving!!! Liveaboard packages are $3195 with limited availability in 2013, booking into 2014. Book your trip today!

 

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