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The Exuma Cays offers thrilling encounters for scuba divers with hammerhead sharks and eagle rays
PALAU, Nov. 9, 2012 -- Worldwide Dive and Sail, along with Sam’s Tours Palau, has launched their new liveaboard S/Y Palau Siren. This latest luxury yacht was built in Sulawesi, Indonesia. With the building overseen by WWDS owner and longtime diver Frank Van Der Linde, she is sure to be their greatest vessel yet!
Six dive sites in the Galapagos will get you up close and personal with extremely big marine life.
Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as the Socorros, is the place to go to encounter the giant manta rays and sharks. Would you be surprised to find a frogfish in front of your lens?
The lagoon at Half Moon Caye is almost a miracle in the noon sunlight, bluer than seems possible. We’ve just come ashore and walked down the jetty to the sand, to a short path that ends at a viewing platform. We can hear sharp squawks from the red-footed booby chicks long before we see them.
With clear, calm waters, prolific reefs and a huge diversity of marine life, the Maldives provides all you could ever want in a live-aboard diving experience. With its breathtakingly lovely backdrop of scattered atolls with turquoise lagoons and coconut-palmed, white-sand islands, the picture-postcard cliché definitely applies.
Imagine returning from a dive on Cannibal Rock in the southern region of Komodo National Park and being greeted by wooden masts rising beside the verdant, cloud-capped hillsides, your ship’s handsome traditional profile a reflection of Indonesia’s distinguished boatbuilding heritage.
The feeling of being watched overwhelms me, I turn. A fleet greater than 20 strong is charting a course in my direction. With profiles like the noses of B-52 bombers, the bumphead parrotfish fix their gazes on me as they pass, and I, in turn, watch spellbound.
It pays to be the early bird. Awakened by dawn reaching through the porthole, I peek out blearily at Jackson Bight, a bay of plenty on the north side of Little Cayman.
It’s a fantasy we all share: Picture yourself so far our in the big blue that no land is visible anywhere, and all there is to do is dive, eat, dive, relax, dive, unwind and, oh yeah, dive.