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.
The 2013 underwater action is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Looe Key Reef, an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary approximately six miles south of Big Pine Key. Staged by Keys radio station WWUS 104.1 FM, the unique festival typically draws several hundred divers and snorkelers each year to enjoy the sound of music in the ocean realm.
Dive into a Half-Off deal! 2nd person saves 50% on an AKR Dive or Snorkel package. Special 7-Night Rates:Accommodations / First Person / Second Person: Hill Standard / $1179 pp / $590Hill Superior / $1389 pp / $695Key Standard / $1499 pp / $750Key Superior / $1709 pp / $855 AKR 7-Night Packages (Dive Package) Include:
We are pleased to announce new cruise availability this summer, to visit the incredible dive sites of Komodo National Park (recently voted one of the “new 7 wonders of nature”).At the Arenui we are proud to combine world-class diving in a 5 star setting. With 22 crew serving a maximum of 16 guests, we aim to make your cruise a truly relaxing and first-class experience!ABOUT THE TRIP
The Majesty of Tobago Awaits You at this beautiful 4 Star Resort. Enjoy a Deluxe Oceanfront Room, including full buffet breakfast. With our 30% off Grand Sale, the Siingle or Double Occupancy rate is just USD $199.50 plus 21.5% tax, per room per night. Dive Excursions and Dive Courses are available at the on site 5 Star PADI Dive Center.The Grand Sale is available for stays between now and December 18, 2013. Reservations must be made by July 31, 2013.
This charming hideaway faces the Caribbean Sea, just across the main street with 98 comfortable rooms and eight deluxe cabanas. Surrounded by exotic gardens, the restaurant, bars and pool area invite you to relax and be enchanted by the unique Cozumel sunset.Package includes:7 nights accommodations5 days of 2-tank boat diveWelcome cocktail20% discount at Nachi Cocoms beach clubRoundtrip airport transfers Hotel, tax, and service charges. * Add on all meals and beverages for $39 per person per day plus taxes
Enjoy the luxury accommodations that Compass Point Dive Resort offers, all oceanfront condominiums each being beautifully appointed with stylish island décor and fully equipped with all the comforts of home. On land, relax on the beach or in a hammock, have a BBQ or enjoy the crystal blue Caribbean Sea from your own private balcony. Package includes:7 nights studio accommodations6 days of 2-tank boat divesCar rental for length of stayHotel tax and service charges
All West is surrounded by the tropical hills, and is ideal for catching spectacular sunsets and gazing at the fantastic star filled skies. All West has twelve fully equipped apartments with ocean views, and the beach below the apartments is great for swimming, snorkeling and shore diving.Package includes:7 nights apartment accommodations5 days of 2-tank boat dives unlimited shore diving 7 days vehicle rental (excluding insurance)hotel tax, and service chargesValid through 12/31/13
Exciting News on Bonaire... Plaza Resort Bonaire Goes All Inclusive! Only at Plaza Resort Bonaire can you enjoy the "one stop shopping" experience of one price including: 7 Nights accomodations, 3 buffet-style meals daily, unlimited drinks, a Beach BBQ, 11 Boat Dives and 6 days of unlmited shor diving, and so much more! Exciting News on Bonaire... Plaza Resort Bonaire Goes All Inclusive!
During this exciting time of the year, where diving is at it peak, with everything from flat calm seas to coral spawning, Sunset House is offering for travellers booking early 25% off accommodation portion of their package and 20% off the dive portion of their package.
Package includes 6 nights (for 4 people) in a 3 bedroom 2 bath villa (free upgrade included), 10 dives with TOPDIVE, free Nitrox, use of dive epuipment, free continental breakfast and lunch daily, transfers between Legends and Moorea ferry terminal or airport. Book by 6/30/13 and receive a free 11th dive.
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.
Looking for an easy weekend get-away-from-it-all dive vacation? A quick trip to Grand Turk’s Cockburn Town, capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, let me in on one of the best-kept scuba-diving secrets in the Atlantic.
Wow! As far as it is known it never happened before that 13 persons were crowned Bonaire Ambassadors on the same day, at the same place! Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort: two perfect reasons to become a loyal repeating guest!
Watch these videos of diving off Tobago's northern and southern coasts for travel ideas on your Caribbean dive vacation. Sport Diver editor-in-chief Eric Michael offers his expert travel reviews of the world-class diving, including his best picks for the dive sites you have to see while visiting Tobago. Also find amazing culture, beautiful scenery, great beaches and more for your ideal island getawayJoin the festival of underwater explorationJuly 22nd – 29th, 2012Visit our website for more details:www.tobagounderwatercarnival.com