September's Debris Month of Action saw thousands of divers across the world gear up and dive in to remove dangerous rubbish, nets, fishing traps and household waste from our ocean. On the island of Phuket, Thailand, new records in the fight against debris were smashed on 30th September. Over 650 AWARE divers and beach cleaners took part in the biggest Dive Against Debris event in the world with PADI dive centers working together as part of a recently formed group called Go Eco Phuket.
Riviera Maya (Mexico) is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth. Parallel to the coast you find the Mesoamerican Reef — the largest in the Northern Hemisphere and after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia the longest of the planet. With the Island of Cozumel a stone’s throw away, you can understand what a great scuba diving destination Riviera Maya is! Here you have 10 reasons to consider Riviera Maya for your next dive adventures!
PADI Diving Society’s Ocean Safari Roatán event, hosted by PADI Five Star Dive Resort Anthony’s Key Resort, is perfect for adventure-seeking divers. From 16 – 23 February 2013, Society members will experience Roatán for eight exuberating days, with six days of three-tank diving, plus two night dives. For those that are truly seeking an adventure on this Honduran Island, a rainforest canopy tour will let them ride above the trees on a unique ecological adventure for an aerial view of Roatán.
Escape to our beautiful Caribbean Paradise, and experience our valet dive service. Barefoot Cay is a luxury boutique resort on the south shore of Roatan. Take advantage of our great fall special: just $1,190 per person, based on double occupancy in a studio loft or quadruple occupancy in a loft suite, or $1,240 per person in a master bedroom, based on doublé occupancy.
Buddy Dive Resort, Still home of the most complete Drive & Dive package.Inclued: Transfers & taxes, unlimited air or Nitrox, pick-up truck, daily buffet breakfast, accommodations, 6 X’s 1 tank boat dives From $776 pp/per week (based on 6pax/3 bedrm. apt.)2nd Diver Dives for Free when booking our Drive & Dive Package with unlimited shore diving PLUS 6 one-tank boat dives!Valid from: Aug. 17th-Sept. 29th & Nov. 30th – Dec. 20th 2013
If you want a great dive experience and more... it's Magdalena GrandTobago is the drift diving capital of the Caribbean. Tobago’s pristine reefs are rich in color and their diversity of sea life, from hammerheads and mantas to the smallest of reef fish. Popular sites include the “Diver’s Dream” and the wreck of the “M/V Maverick”.
Includes: 7 nights deluxe oceanview accommodations, 6 days of 1-tank boat dives and unlimited shore diving, roundtrip aiport transfers, hotel tax, and service charges.Valid through 5/4/13, 6/1/13-6/29/13 and 8/31/13-10/5/13.
Includes: 7 nights deluxe gardenview accommodations, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving, all meals, snacks and beverages, resort activities, up to $200 in resort coupons per room to use on applicable items as stated by hotel, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel taxes, and service charges.
Pay for 5 Nights get the 6th & 7th Night FREEPay for 5 Days of Shore Diving get the 6th Day FREE SAMPLE SELLABRATION PACKAGES: Ride to the Reef packages from $551.00 per diver/$401.00 per vacationer based on four people sharing a two-bedroom/two-bath condominium.
Take advantage of some great diving adventures this summertime for the family. With warm clear waters, colorful shallow reefs and an award winning staff all set in an idilic resort on the NW tip of Grand Cayman, you'll have a great family adventure! Options are available for kids age 8 and up to kern about he marine environment, or continue the adventure for kids and teens already certified. New bookings only. Blackout dates: July 2013. Kids 12 and under stay free. Kids 12-17 qualify for the 25% off diving reward.Kids eat at 50% Kids dive at 25% off
SHARK ADVENTURE WEEK - Ranked one of the top 100 Dive Resorts in the world FREE Resort Course in the pool to refresh or learn how to Scuba Dive $1199.00 Rate per person/Double Occupancy required SHARK WEEK Adventures Bimini BIg Game Club Resort & PADI Dive Center 60 foot glass bottom dive boat with bathroomsFull Line of Dive Equipment
Our 2013 season is almost sold out*! Just 3 cabins in July available, otherwise we’re fully booked until next year. That’s a great excuse to book a last minute trip this summer ... or start planning your 2014/2015 dive calendar! MORE ON OUR 7 JULY 2013 CRUISE This trip is an incredible ‘2 for the price of 1’ itinerary, visiting both of the West Nusa Tengara destinations; KOMODO and ALOR! Trip departs Labuanbajo on 7 July 2013 for 13 nights, ending 20 July in Maumere.
With nearly 90 named dive sites — more than 50 of them accessible by shore — tiny Bonaire could keep any scuba diver underwater for a long, long time. Here are a couple of standouts from a recent trip — what are your favorites? Red Slave
Singapore-based underwater photographer William Tan, 48, has been diving for decades and shooting professionally for nearly as long. With 16 years of diving in Lembeh Strait and shooting underwater for magazines under his dive belt, he talked with Sport Diver about his experiences in Indonesia.
Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock, the legendary divers, authors and photographers who run Secret Sea Visions, started working in Indonesia, specifically Raja Ampat, more than a decade ago. Jones and Shimlock have 40 years of combined experience in scuba diving, exotic travel and underwater photography, shooting in Raja Ampat and Lembeh on countless dives.
Follow Sport Diver contributors Michele Westmorland and Deborah Kirk on assignment in the Yucatan. Here, their last cenote dive yields even more mystery in an abandoned well from 17th-century hacienda.