Swim with whales in Dominican Republic!!

Swim With Humpback Whales
Silver Bank, Dominican Republic

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Experience one of the premier congregations of humpback whales found anywhere,
in the Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic.

With thousands of whales gathering here every winter to mate and calve,
you will see a dazzling display of behaviors from the deck of the tenders
and eye to eye as you slip quietly into the sea to interact with
these graceful giants in their ocean home.

Swimming with humpback whales in their natural environment,
on their terms, during a Soft-In-Water Encounter,
is an ultimate wild animal interaction and spending a week
in this exceptional sanctuary is a journey unlike any other.

Each trip is a week-long liveaboard cruise that boards in
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on Saturday afternoon
and disembarks the following Saturday morning.
The daily schedule on the Silver Bank is designed to maximize the time
available for boat-based whale watching and soft-in-water whale encounters.

2020 spaces are still available.
Click here to view availability.

COST:
For the standard seven night, six day itinerary, the costs are as follows:
$4,295 per person for a berth in a Standard Stateroom
$4,395.00 per person for a berth in a Deluxe Stateroom.
$4,595.00 per person for a berth in a Master Stateroom.

Access & Port Fees: $450 per person
Fuel Surcharge: no Fuel Surcharge anticipated
*** Fees & Surcharges are subject to change.

For more information or to reserve your space,
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Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

Glamping the seas and sierra’s of Baja California Sur

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Explore Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez
and
the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve

Stay in Luxury tent camps in two of Baja California’s most beautiful nature reserves
as well as boutique hotels.

Experience the luxury of Baja Sur’s pristine wilderness
while also enjoying the luxury of “camping” with real beds, soft linens, lovely furnishings,
chef-prepared meals and daily happy hour.

It is truly the best of both worlds!

Spend a little time at boutique hotels in Todos Santos
to experience more of the adventures that Baja is famous for-
surfing, swimming with whale sharks and Mexican cooking classes.

November 2019-April 2020

USD COST: 2940.00 per person based on 2 people sharing.
Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

Included
All transportation including roundtrip airport transfer.
All accommodations in hotels and camps as indicated in itinerary.
All meals from welcome dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day.
Daily happy hour and two drinks with dinner at Camp Cecil de la Sierra and Camp Cecil de la Isla;
drinks at welcome dinner and cooking class.
All adventures and related equipment as indicated in the itinerary.
Bilingual naturalist guide(s) who is a certified Wilderness First Responder.
Entrance fees and permits.

Excluded
International airfare.
Travel insurance.
Gratuities.
Any activities, meals or drinks not explicitly identified in the itinerary.

Click the email us button for more information or to book this diverse adventure!

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Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

 

Fiji special until Nov 30th

FIJI UNTOUCHED
DEMA 2019 SPECIAL

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Experience the magnificent beauty of a remote tropical Fijian Island at Matava.

Traditional Bures hug the jungle fringes. Private sun decks gaze over the turquoise lagoon.
Dive and snorkel the pristine Great Astrolabe Reef, explore jungle trails and waterfalls,
relish a kayak or fishing adventure or just pamper yourself in the Spa.

Relax as you anticipate the evening’s dinner of freshly caught fish, fruits and
organic vegetables grown and served by lantern light on the ocean deck.

No roads, no noise, no stress and no carbon footprint.
Far from the madding crowd, unplug and recharge at Matava – Fiji…Untouched.

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2019 DEMA Special
• 7 nights at Matava in a traditional Oceanview Bure
• All meals and Kadavu airport transfers included
• 5 days of 2 tank exclusive boat diving with Mad Fish
• 5 days of boat snorkel trips (non-diver)
• Fiji Night including Kava Ceremony

Complimentary DEMA Inclusions
• THE MATAVA MANTA EXPERIENCE (Divers)
• F$50 voucher to use towards a 60 minute massage
• F$50 bar voucher
• Island BBQ
• A small handmade gift to remember Matava and Kadavu

Diver USD $1595.00 Tax Inclusive*
Non Diver – USD $1345.00 Tax Inclusive*
(only valid for double / twin share)
(Taxes – All Relevant Taxes included in the price)

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Options:-
• Upgrade to Honeymoon Bure – USD $25.00 per person per night (based on 2 sharing)
• Extra night – USD $112.00 per person (based on 2 sharing)
• Extra days diving (2 tanks) – USD $105.00
• Afternoon Dive (1 tank) – USD $70.00
• Single supplement – USD $55.00 / day

Book and Deposit must be paid by November 30th.
Travel through June 2021 subject to availability.
Inclusions not transferable and may not be traded or refunded if not taken
* Taxes subject to change

For more details or to book,
Email us

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Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

The Maldives- New Liveaboard

The Maldives
A Brand NEW Liveaboard for 2019: Emperor Explorer!

What better reason do you need to visit the Maldives?
New boat, beautiful scenery, and scuba diving!

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We are delighted to announce the debut of the newly constructed
liveaboard MV Emperor Explorer.
This stunning and modern liveaboard has successfully made its launch in the Maldives and completed the first guest charter this 11-18 August 2019.

Scuba diving in the Maldives is among the world’s best –
divers can experience mesmerizing outlying hard and soft coral reefs,
whale shark encounters, or electrifying channel dives. Or, all of the above!

Divers aboard Emperor Explorer will cruise the celebrated central Maldivian Atolls,
gliding past uninhabited islands and shockingly turquoise lagoons
on the way to each of the four dives (provided most charter days).

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Four unique itineraries are offered allowing guests to select their preference
of dive adventure while accounting for skill level.

Choose from cruise routes:
Best of the Maldives, Deep South & Southern Sharks,
South Central Atolls, and Northern Hi-Lights.
Seven- and ten-night trips are available for individual and full charter bookings.
Highlights include sightings of baby whale sharks, giant manta rays,
and resting nurse sharks.

7 night itinerary- from $2495.00
10 night itinerary- from $3595.00

For more details

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Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

Pay 5, get 6th free- Dewi Nusantara special- Indonesia

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Pay for Five Spaces, Sixth Space Free
on all Cenderawasih Bay cruises in Indonesia
July & August 2020/2021!
Aboard the Dewi Nusantara
(small groups of 6)

Cenderawasih is so much more than whale sharks!
It is remote wildness, endemics, world war wrecks, stunning topography
and remote villages with friendly tribal locals.

It is also a fabulous snorkelling destination if you have non diver friends
or partners that usually have to stay at home when you go on a dive trip.

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2020 dates and rates:

22 Jul 2020- 02 Aug 2020
Manokwari -Cenderawasih Bay
USD 6999- Deluxe cabin per person
USD 8499- Master cabin per person
USD 255- park fees per person

03 Aug 2020- 14 Aug 2020
Manokwari-Cenderawasih Bay
USD 6999- Deluxe cabin per person
USD 8499- Master cabin per person
USD 255- park fees per person

15 Aug 2020- 26 Aug 2020
Manokwari-Cenderawasih Bay
Sorong
USD 6999- Deluxe cabin per person
USD 8499- Master cabin per person
USD 275- Long distance fuel surcharge per person
USD 255- park fees per person

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2021 dates and rates:

01 Jul 2021-11 Jul 2021
Sorong- Cenderawasih Bay
Manokwari
USD 6699- Deluxe cabin per person
USD 8118- Master cabin per person
USD 295- Long distance fuel surcharge per person
USD 285- park fees per person

13 Jul 2021-23 Jul 2021
Manokwari-Cenderawasih Bay
USD 6699- Deluxe cabin per person
USD 8118- Master cabin per person
USD 295- Long distance fuel surcharge per person
USD 285- park fees per person

25 Jul 2021-04 Aug 2021
Manokwari-Cenderawasih Bay
USD 6699- Deluxe cabin per person
USD 8118- Master cabin per person
USD 295- Long distance fuel surcharge per person
USD 285- park fees per person

***Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
***Can only be used on DEWI FIT cruises.
*** Only two groups of six per voyage can take advantage of this offer.

For more details or to reserve your space on one of these trips,
Email us

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

Whales in Baja Mexico!

Whales in Baja Mexico
Gray Whales & Blue Whales
Experience one of the most incredible close-up wildlife encounters on the planet!
Unforgettable

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Gray Whale Watching

Magdalena Bay, Mexico – 3 day

Gray whale watching in Magdalena Bay
One of the major calving lagoons for gray whales!
Reach down and actually touch the friendly giants!

When?
Jan-Mar 2020

How much?
RATES IN 2020:
3 Day Trip: $890     4 Day Trip: $1,160

San Ignacio, Mexico – 3 day Gray whale watching

Pacific gray whales enjoy contact with people, and on these whale-watching tours you will get up close and personal with these gigantic animals. San Ignacio Lagoon is one of our sheltered lagoons that are connected to the migratory path of the gray whales.

When?
DATES IN 2020:
Mar 20, Mar 27,
Apr 03, Apr 10, Apr 17

How much?
RATES IN 2020:
$990

Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Mexico- 4, 5, or 6 day Gray whale Watching

The very best location for gray whale watching in Baja, Mexico

This tour will take you by airplane from San Diego to Guerreo Negro and then to a seaside camp at Laguna Ojo de Liebre.
Here you can watch whales right from camp!
The boat trips will take you out for your up close whale watching experience.
All of this will create a trip to remember.

When?
February 3 through March 18, 2020.

How much? (2020 pricing)
From $2395- $3195 (contact us for more exact pricing)

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Gray & Blue Whale Watching combo

8 or 10 day Combination Gray Whale and Blue Whale 2020 Trips

What’s a Combo trip all about? The two best whale watching trips anywhere combined into one exciting adventure package!
The Gray whale portion of the trip takes place in Laguna Ojo de Liebre or in Magdalena Bay, on the Pacific West Coast of the Baja Peninsula. The Blue whale portion takes place in the Sea of Cortez, offshore of Loreto on the east coast of the peninsula.

When?
8 day combo fly in & back – February 10 – 17, 2020
10 day combo fly in & back – February 10 – 19, 2020

How much? (2020 pricing)
8 day= $3595.00 per person (2 blue whale boat trips & 4 gray whale boat trips)
10 days= $4095.00 (3 blue whale boat trips & 6 gray whale boat trips)

Kayak and Gray whale watching combo

Baja – (6 day) 3 x 3 Combo, 3 days of whale watching and 3 days of Sea kayaking in Baja, Mexico

La Paz – (8 day) 3 x 5 Combo, 3 days of whale watching and 5 days of Sea kayaking in Baja, Mexico

Loreto – (8 day) 3 x 5 Combo, 3 days of whale watching and 5 days of Sea kayaking in Baja, Mexico

Season: late Jan- mid March. Click the link for pricing of each.

Email us for more details or to book this adventure of a lifetime!

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

5% discount- USD- Arctic & Antarctica voyages

5% discount
On all new USD bookings
(valid now until Sept 1, 2019)

Arctic & Antarctica voyages

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Are you interested in seeing what the Arctic & Antarctic has to offer?
Do you love photography, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, kayaking, mountaineering, shore excursions & zodiac cruises?

Arctic voyages

Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben,
then join the expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes,
the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear.

Antarctica voyages

The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways
to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region.
This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering,
and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.  Antarctica is the epitome of exploration and discovery, offering not only glacial shorelines but also chances to see penguins, whales, and near-limitless seabirds,
along with some of the best polar activities (mountaineering, kayaking, etc.) to be had.

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5% discount for all new USD bookings:

5% discount for Arctic and Antarctica voyages
now extended until September 1, 2019 (which may be extended after that date).
This is valid only on new bookings.

**Please note that this offer is not valid on voyage PLA22-19, Antarctica, November 10-20, 2019 as the prices have already been reduced on this particular voyage.  It is as well no longer offered on voyage PLA22-20, Antarctica “Basecamp”, November 21 – December 02, 2020

Email us to take advantage of this discount.

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Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

Socorro Mexico group trip 2021- reserve your space

Socorro Island, in the Revillagigedo Islands of Mexico!

Group trip- escorted by Cindi LaRaia
April 22- 30, 2021
9 days aboard the Nautilus UnderSea

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Socorro Island, Mexico 2021

Bait ball season!!!

Socorro is all about amazing interaction with our favourite giant mantas.
No other mantas in the world behave like this. We don’t know why but we love it!!
And the mantas clearly love us back. Research indicates that there are more giant mantas
and more biomass at Socorro during bait ball season than any other time of year.

Everything intensifies with more sharks – including schooling silky sharks –
schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, lots of tuna and other pelagic fish and even pilot whales. You can expect water temps in the mid – high 70’s.

$3460.00 twin share per person

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

Sharks in Guadalupe Mexico 

SHARK WEEK IS COMING TO A CLOSE
We cannot forget to mention:

Great White Shark Cage Diving
in Guadalupe Mexico

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Cage diving with a Great white shark at Guadalupe Island, Mexico
is an opportunity for everyone, divers and non-divers alike, to get extremely close
to these magnificent apex predators.

It doesn’t matter if you are a super experienced diver who has seen almost everything,
a first-time shark diver or a non-diver braving our shark cages,
all are welcome!
We cater to a wide variety of dive skill levels and interests –
ultimately, it is always about the diving experience.

This trip offers a rich and natural experience of shark encounters
by using submersible cages to descend down into the shark’s world.

Voyages are typically 5 nights/6 days. Number of shark-dives on the trip is virtually unlimited.

Only Guadalupe Island can boast shark viewing in beautiful clear blue water with 125 feet or more visibility.

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The simple truth is that there are loads of great whites at Guadalupe,
and a surprising number of them choose to interact with the shark boats.
322 individual white sharks have been identified just in the bay that you will dive in, and still counting!

Partial proceeds of every trip go towards supporting shark scientists, research and conservation efforts, and the continuing effort to identify and learn more about this population of animals.

7 great white sharks are typically seen at a time on 3 out of 4 submersible dives a day.

The island itself is 25 miles long and provides a sheltered and calm anchorage during the 3 dive days.

This is what makes Guadalupe Island
the best great white shark diving on the planet.

Email us for more information

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

Shark week- Cage dive- Farallon Islands

~Because it’s Shark Week~

Book your trip to the Farallon Islands in California to Cage Dive with Great White Sharks!

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Cage dive with the Great White Sharks!
Farallon Islands, off San Francisco, California.
Home to One of the World’s Most Significant White Shark Populations.

One Day San Francisco Great White Shark Adventure

The Farallon Islands – Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
The one-day shark adventures depart from Pier 40/South Beach Harbor, next to AT&T Park in San Francisco.  They typically depart for the Farallones before sunrise so we can be on location and have our shark cage in the water during peak sighting times.

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Getting to and from the Farallones is half the fun.
You’ll travel to the Farallones aboard the Derek M Baylis, a specially-designed 65 ft sailing research vessel.  The Baylis provides a safe, comfortable and environmentally-friendly platform for research and education.  She’s the same vessel utilized by the Sanctuary’s long-time white shark researchers.

Typical travel time to the islands is about three hours.
During the trip offshore, we’ll serve breakfast and our certified naturalist will fill your brain
with shark facts and Sanctuary trivia. We may even show some shark videos!

The official viewing season is from September 15th until November 30th.
Cost per person: $475 for Topside Observer, $825 for Cage Diver.

Email us for more information

Dive and Africa Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com