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Nautilus Dive Adventures Launches Expert-Led Photo Trip to the Socorro Islands in April

Nautilus Dive Adventures is delighted to announce a unique photo expedition to the remote Socorro Islands this April. Taking place from between 7 – 15 April 2021, join Adobe Lightroom expert Erin Quigley and Backscatter photo pro David Serradell aboard luxury dive boat Nautilus Explorer to hone your photography skills while experiencing some of the best big animal diving on earth. Whether new to underwater photography or a seasoned pro, this expedition will enable guests to learn the secrets to getting the perfect underwater photo in a truly unique setting. Guests will have the opportunity to photograph giant pacific manta rays, ten species of shark (from fevers of scalloped hammerheads to whale sharks), bottlenose dolphins, schooling jacks, yellowfin tuna and so much more.

Erin, who is an Adobe ACE certified imaging pro, award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and founder of GoAskErin.com; and David, passionate ocean conservationist, veterinarian and one of Backscatter’s top underwater photographers, will be on hand to assist with underwater photo techniques, offer technical support, and teach post-production workflow in Adobe Lightroom. “Historically, this is the best week of the Socorro season for diver encounters with humpback whale mommas and calves. There is no guarantee, of course, because it’s mother ocean, but over the last 20 years, we have found that second week of April is when the new mommas are most relaxed around divers before they begin the long trek north to BC and Alaska,” says Mike Lever, President of Nautilus Dive Adventures.

Located 235-miles south of Cabo San Lucas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Socorro, otherwise known as the Revillagigedo Archipelago, is renowned for having some of the best big animal encounters on earth. Specifically, this remote region is home to the friendliest mantas on earth. While you can see giant mantas across the world, there is nowhere else on earth where giant mantas will literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkelers. The Nautilus Explorer is a 132-foot, steel hulled dive boat custom designed with modern, spacious amenities suited for divers. The luxury liveaboard features spacious rooms and cabins, two upper-floors, a sundeck and a hot-tub deck, a main salon with dedicated PC and Mac computers and a 42inch plasma TV, and top-notch dining services. There is also a large camera table on the dive deck. Diver safety is paramount, and the vessel is certified to the same exacting international SOLAS and ISM standards as the largest cruise ship.

Guest and crew safety is Nautilus’ number one priority, and as well as having strict safety precautions in place, guests are required to have a negative PCR or antigen test within seven days of boarding their trip and a complimentary, mandatory antigen test in Cabo on the day of boarding. Nautilus Dive Adventures offers a range of photography courses to suit every level of diver, from a one-day photography workshop to the week-long Zero to Hero underwater photography course.

Nautilus Dive Adventures offers the underwater photography expedition to Socorro from $3,295 per person. Price includes eight nights onboard the Nautilus Explorer in a stateroom, five days diving, all meals, and non-alcoholic drinks. More ->

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Coming Soon Two New Sandals & Beaches Resorts!

Sandals Resorts - Curacao
Sandals Resorts is proud to announce an expansion to the brand-new destination - the beautiful dutch-inspried island of Curacao!This will mark the eighth island for the brand in the Caribbean region. World-famous for its vibrant culture, pristine beaches, and coves, Curaçao also boasts 65 spectacular dive sites and exotic marine ecosystems. This all-new world-class Sandals Resort, which spans 3,000 acres including 44 expansive oceanfront acres along the Spanish Water Bay, will be completely transformed and re-imagined to initially include 350 luxurious rooms and suites, with a further expansion planned in the coming years. Renovations of the existing property are set to begin in 2021.

Beaches Resorts - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Beaches Resorts is proud to announce that they are bringing Beaches Resorts to a brand new destination, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines! This will mark the fourth Beaches Resort and expansion into their eighth Caribbean destination.We have long heard our guests asking for more Beaches Resorts and we listened. Saint Vincent is part of an archipelago chain known as the “Jewels of the Caribbean” and we couldn’t have chosen a more perfect location to add another Beaches Resort to the family.

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“Travel Market Now Depends on Flexibility for Customers” - LiveAboard.com Updates Website To Address Dive Traveler’s Changed Needs

Dive travel, much like the travel industry as a whole, has taken a hit as multiple destination and origin countries instated varying degrees of restrictions which disturbed many travelers' plans. LiveAboard.com has changed its website to support dive travelers' changed needs in the search and booking process of a diving liveaboard.

The changes to the website were specifically designed to provide clarity and put more emphasis on booking terms and the liveaboards that offer flexible booking terms:

  1. All liveaboards have been given a label that shows the level of flexibility that a liveaboard offers when it comes to rescheduling or cancelling a trip for Covid-related reasons. Search results can be filtered for these labels.
  2. The way in which the website ranks liveaboards also factors in the degree of flexibility of a liveaboard’s booking terms.

The cancellation policies on LiveAboard.com are set by the liveaboards themselves and can vary from one to another. The initiative was taken following an overwhelming demand for more flexible terms since the beginning of the coronavirus restrictions. As one traveler put it: “COVID regulations are constantly changing, so the need for flexibility is more important than it has ever been. It will make or break our decision on booking a specific trip or liveaboard. It offers me peace of mind to know that the reschedule is guaranteed”.

An extensive pilot was started in April of this year in which LiveAboard.com reviewed and ranked all cancellation policies on its website. LiveAboard.com then created 3 flexibility labels in cooperation with its partners, along with a set of criteria to which liveaboards could align:

Extra Flexible Booking
Liveaboards with this label offer a free trip reschedule within 24 months if the traveler is unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions. If the traveler wishes to cancel instead of rescheduling their trip, 90% of the trip value will be refunded at up to 30 days before the departure date.
Flexible Booking
Liveaboards with this label offer a free trip reschedule within 24 months if the traveler is unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions. If the traveler wishes to cancel instead of rescheduling their trip, the standard cancellation terms, set by the liveaboard will apply.

Liveaboards offering policies outside of the two flexibility labels are currently marked as Non-Flexible and will continue to accept bookings under less flexible terms than those with the Extra Flexible or Flexible labels.

The response from customers has been overwhelmingly positive as this prevents them from having to spend time scanning specific Covid cancellation terms. They can now concentrate on the more enjoyable job of finding a suitable liveaboard. For LiveAboard.com’s partners, the booking terms became a way of distinguishing themselves whilst taking away an important concern of travelers.

Key figures:

  • At the time of writing, close to 70% of liveaboards on LiveAboard.com have adopted flexible booking terms and effectively offer free rebookings
  • More than 75% of LiveAboard.com visitors have used the Flexible Bookings Terms filter to find a suitable boat
  • Even at the low point of demand during spring, LiveAboard.com still saw thousands of searches for liveaboards on its website every day

Key figures:

“The slow but steady recovery in demand has shown that divers are a resilient bunch that would like to get back to diving when safety measures and restrictions allow them to”

“We are happy to see that most of the liveaboards have welcomed the open conversation about improving their booking terms. This has essentially strengthened a lot of our partnerships. We look forward to rebuilding dive travel in 2021 together with them and once again send many divers on the underwater adventure of a lifetime!”

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Sandals and Beaches Resorts Dive Into October With Nine Awards From Scuba Diving’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards
Sandals® and Beaches® Resorts, home to some of the best all-inclusive dive resorts in the Caribbean, has taken the plunge into October with the early announcement of nine accolades from Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards for the Caribbean. Each year, Scuba Diving Magazine’s readers are asked to evaluate the dive resorts they have visited, among other categories, on a variety of subjects ranging from the quality of rooms and quality of restaurants to the quality of staff, best family-friendly experiences and more.

Four Luxury Included® resorts under Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) award-winning portfolio now proudly boast the following accolades:
  • #1 Quality of the Resort – Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort (Gros Islet, St. Lucia)
  • #1 Quality of the Rooms – Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort (Gros Islet, St. Lucia)
  • #1 Quality of the Restaurant – Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa (St. George’s, Grenada)
  • #2 Quality of the Rooms – Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa (St. George’s, Grenada)
  • #2 Quality of the Restaurant – Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort (Gros Islet, St. Lucia)
  • #2 Best Family-Friendly Experiences – Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos)
  • Top 5 Quality of Staff – Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort (Gros Islet, St. Lucia)
  • Top 10 Quality of Staff – Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa (St. George’s, Grenada)
  • Top 10 Quality of Restaurant – Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa (Negril, Jamaica)
“The Caribbean Sea is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs and aquatic life so naturally, scuba diving has always been a popular activity here and has attracted many avid divers to stay at our resorts,” said Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “Over the past few months, we’ve actually seen an uptick in diving. Diving is synonymous with social distancing, and that activity checks the box for couples looking to explore our beautiful waters by day and retreat to their private suites by night,” continued Stewart.

Ranked by PADI® as one of the Top 5 Dive Operations in the Western Hemisphere, Sandals and Beaches Resorts offer expert PADI® certification and training to guests staying on-resort and has issued over 100,000 PADI certifications to date. Sandals and Beaches boasts a comprehensive program that includes daily scuba diving for certified divers, and has highly experienced PADI® certified staff that work in partnership with DAN® to bring guests unparalleled dive experiences at exotic sites from spectacular reefs and shipwrecks to drop-offs and underwater caves. Guests staying at any Sandals or Beaches Resort also have access to top-of-the-line equipment with everything from regulators, BCD's, masks, snorkels, fins and tanks to state-of-the-art, twin diesel Newton boats – all included.

With an interest in diving on the rise amongst travelers, Sandals and Beaches Resorts has conducted nearly 1,000 courses for all certification levels, showing a 28% overall increase in diving certifications from July to September 2020, compared to 2019. According to PADI, the September 2020 numbers show a growth of new dive certifications issued, with an increase in completed courses by 57% for Entry-Level and by 125% for Continuing-Education certification types across all open Sandals and Beaches Resorts, in comparison to the previous year.

With rigorous health and safety protocols set forth in the Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, guests can feel at ease both on-resort and underwater knowing that all equipment is thoroughly sanitized including masks, wetsuits, fins and jackets in addition to the sanitization of the dive pool deck, tanks and seats, among other enhanced measures.

Known for its Luxury Included® vacations, Sandals and Beaches Resorts provides 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining at up to 21 different restaurants per resort, luxurious accommodations, including some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after suites, endless land and water sports, nightly entertainment and so much more.

For more information on the award-winning resorts or to book your next stay, please visit: https://www.sandals.com

Raja Ampat Spring Special

This is your chance to get on one of todays hottest liveaboards at a fantastic price.
For each 5 paid divers, we will offer 1 free to a party of 6.
Thats a savings of $870 per person!

April 08 17, 2020
9 Nights - 10 Days

€¢ Itinerary Raja Ampat - in and out of Sorong Airport
€¢ All diving included - 3 day dives and a 4th night dive (when available)
€¢ All delicious meals and snacks

Starting at $5220.00 per person

We can set all International flights, as well as domestic Indonesia flights.

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Get FREE AIRFARE* when you dive
Socorro with us in May!

It's dive show season and, whether or not you are going to one, you can get in on Rocio del Mar & Quino el Guardian's
on all May 2018 Cruises
Quino el Guardian

May 5-14, 2018
Citizen Science Manta Expedition

Regular Price $3300 per person
Only $3000 after FREE AIRFARE discount!

May 15-24, 2018

Regular Price $3100 per person
Only $2800 after FREE AIRFARE discount!

May 25-June 3, 2018

Regular Price $3100 per person
Only $2800 after FREE AIRFARE discount!
Watch this short video and see how much fun it is to dive with us
in Socorro on Quino el Guardian!
- All prices are quad occupancy
- Quino el Guardian will credit you $300 for airfare on any May 2018 cruise regardless of if your airfare is more or less than $300
- This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion
- Offer subject to availability

SCUBA With Mako Sharks Cancun & Snorkel With Whale Sharks Cancun

Cancun Whale Shark Tours run by the "Whale Shark Daddy" the past 14 years is pleased to announce a hot new tour for PADI Open Water Certified Divers
to SCUBA With the famous Mako Shark "Without a Cage".

This amazing and exciting tour will be available during March & April annually.

Our Famous All Inclusive Whale Shark Tours will begin again June 1, 2017 & run through Sept 17. Public Shared Tours as well as our signature VIP Private
Tours are now open for reservations. For 14 years the Whale Shark Daddy has provided more than 35,000 Adventure seekers from around the world the
Best Whale Shark adventure in Cancun
according to Trip Advisor.


Our Cozumel program remains the same. All participants come over on the 545am Barcos Caribe Ferry to Playa Del Carmen where you are met & transported
to our luxury Marina Hacienda Del Mar in Cancun. We have expanded our operation & increased capacity. Guests can bring their own snorkel gear in the familiar
black dive bag, or use our new National Geographic professional grade gear. Wet Suits are optional. Bring yours or rent @ Marina.

Cancun Whale Shark Tours all Divers coming to Cozumel this summer to join us and book directly avoiding the resort middlemen and other inferior services
operating in Cancun. We have the BEST BOATS 31-35' with twin Yamahas 400-500HP, the most experienced captains & guides, best food & beverages & the
best price.

For Mako Shark Tours which will price out @ $299 P/P (Including transfers from Cancun resorts) $319 from Playa Del Carmen (There is another tour operator
charging $349 P/P without transfers!) please call the Whale Shark Daddy Directly USA Direct 305-433-7523 or email whalesharkdaddy@gmail.com

Whale Shark Tours can easily be booked & confirmed online 24/7 go to:
http://www.cancunwhalesharktours.com or call us.

We also offer new daily "Year-Round" All Inclusive snorkel tours to Isla Mujeres & Marine Parque Isla Contoy
See website: http://www.cancunsnorkeltours.com

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Whale Shark Daddy

September 19 - 30, 2016
Marty Snyderman is an EMMY Award winning cinematographer, still photographer, author and speaker specializing in the marine environment. As a proud recipient of DEMA's 2008 Reaching Out Award, Marty is of roughly 80 people inducted into DEMA's (Diving Equipment Marketing Association) SCUBA diving Hall of Fame. The Marine Life Editor of Dive Training magazine, Marty produces at least three columns a month in every issue, including the underwater photography column entitled Behind The Lens, a natural history column entitled What's That, and a column about his diving life entitled Always Learning.

Marty teaches underwater photography seminars in dive centers in North America and at destinations around the globe. He also serves as the Senior Editor and a writer/photographer for California Diving News.

11 Night stay, September 19 – 30, 2016 • Flight from Bali to Alor Round Trip • Harbor Fees • Park fees • Nitrox • Massages • Laundry

Trip Includes:
Marty will be onboard to help everyone that is interested in his input with their photography if and when he can. That said, his presentations will revolve around the dive schedule. Not vice versa. We want you to know that Marty will be onboard to enhance your experience, and the photography workshop will not limit your diving in any way.

Interested in joining our Photography Workshop? Contact us today at:

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Toll Phone: 1-800-737-DIVE(3483) | Phone: 630-972-2320 | Fax: 630-972-2329

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Free Watch, Free Drink, Free Diving
Package includes:
5 nights' accommodations courtyard room daily breakfast
4 days 2 tank boat dives and unlimited tanks for shore diving
Round trip airport taxi transfers
Government hotel taxes
$982.00 per person
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July 26-Oct. 31 2014
50% off Dive Special
Package includes:
7 nights' accommodations double occupancy tropical bure
FREE upgrade to Oceanfront bure if available
Full cooked breakfast, 1 course lunch and 2 course dinner
5 days of 3 boat dives daily & unlimited shore diving 7am & 5pm
Free Paradise Massage
Round trip airport transfers
Government hotel taxes
$1859.00 per person
(US Dollars)

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Valid for travel
March 20 -November 31 2014
and January 20-March 31 2015
Must be booked by March 31 2014
Pay for 6 nights stay for 7 Special
Package includes:
7 nights' accommodations double occupancy standard
room daily breakfast
6 days 2 tank boat dives and unlimited tanks for shore diving
Round trip airport transfers
Government hotel taxes
$871.00 per person
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May - August - September &
December of 2014
10% off Select Sailings
$4,859.10 per person double occupancy
Package includes:
Cruise 1411-20th to 31st May 2014: "Reef & Volcanoes" Alor & Beyond
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*fuel surcharge and park fees not included*
$4,859.10 per person
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11 nights, meals and snacks
including non-alcoholic beverages,
up to 4 dives daily, free nitrox,
airport transfers
Occupancy garden view room
Package includes:
7 nights, breakfast, 5 days 2 tank boat dives including boxed
lunch and 1 Jelly Fish Lake snorkel trip and 3rd tank at
Chandelier Cave, Free nitrox, round trip airport transfers and
government taxes

*marine and state park fees not included
$1,663 per person
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At Kungkungan Bay Resort, we consider this Dive Food. This is what we serve in our Inclusive Packages.
It is cooked to order in our 24hrs menu service restaurant which means you can get this food anytime day or night.
If your favorite Dive resort does not consider this Dive Food or give you 24 hour a day service,
maybe you should consider a new favorite Dive Resort!

Use this email when making your booking and you will receive one of our March Madness Specials.

$200 discount on a 7 night dive package
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Show us this email when you come to KBR and your first glass of Wine is on us!

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MY Anastasia - Luxury Diving Yacht Based In The Maldives

Special offer USD $ 140.00 per person per night on twin sharing accommodation.
Master room supplement USD$ 30.00 per day.
Validity: 01st June till 31st August 2013

Above rates are inclusive of:
- Transfer airport / yacht / airport
- Full board on the yacht (full board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Snorkeling
- One soft drinks during meals
- Tea / coffee
- 1.5ml mineral water bottle per day per person
- One excursion on fisherman island
- Only for licensed divers (OWD or equivalent): 3 guided dives per day, 1 night dive per week

Rates are per week qualified divers must posses their certifications card before diving on MY Anastasia.
Minimum qualification for diving is PADI open water diver or equivalent.
Diving courses can be arranged with in 6 days for a price of USD $ 600.00 per person.

- For non divers: guided snorkeling, introductory dive

Rates exclude:
- Service charge / crew allowance (USD $ 6 per day per person)
- 8% GST tax on above rates

For reservations and inquiry, please contact: reservations@letsgomaldives.com
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