Dive and Africa Discovery Holiday Newsletter 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR to 2023!!

What was the best part of 2022 for you?

We have some tasty temptations for you with Scuba Diving Adventures and Africa Safaris! Get OUT of the incessant rain out west and freezing cold and snow everywhere else!

TRAVEL SOON IDEAS:

Humpback whales of the Silver Banks!

End of January to early April

We have space in the top Whale Season dates from End of January through beginning of April! Check with me asap this is a fantastic trip to snorkel face to face with these gentle beautiful giants! Listen to the singing males entice the females with love songs!

San Ignacio Luxury Glamping ~ Kiss a Gray Whale baby and Mama!!!

End of January to early April

Lots of love to go around here!

You have not lived until you have these gorgeous loving whales blow into your face!! Giggling madly as they turn and look at you!! You can touch their Baleen also! They love it! Mama’s bring the babies to the boats for love!!!

Space in camps from end of January to early April!

Ojo de Liebre Camping ~ Fly in gray whale trips beginning in San Diego to Laguna Ojo de Liebre

Once again offering 4, 5, 6 & 8 day gray whale trips, flying to Guerrero Negro.

Flight time is only a couple hours. So smooth!

Departures & end dates can be arranged any Monday, Wednesday or Friday.                   *some space is still remaining if you are ready to go!!!

Accommodation - Gray Whale Watching at Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Mexico

INDONESIA, May 21-30 2023 group trip, all Raja Ampat & Misool~Dive Damai 2

Cindi has space in Master cabin 6 or a lovely twin share, double cabin!

Join me on this trip.

Look at this beautiful boat!

RED SEA ~ New Red Sea Aggressor IV

3 great itineraries! Starting March 4 through April 29 2023 don’t miss this wonderful special starting at 899.00 per person!

We also offer fantastic land tours in Egypt; Cairo and Nile Cruise,

marvel at the antiquities from long ago!

It is TIME to go!!!

Something very different, Columbia- diving the wild waters of Malpelo on the Ferox! Not for the feint of heart! Thousands of hammerheads, silkie sharks and more!

If you are a shark lover, this is a must do!!

Your adventure awaits!

South Australia Great White Sharks~ The BIG ONES are here!

Winter/Spring:  The Giant Great White females come to the Neptune Islands

(which for us in the Northern Hemisphere is June thru November).

Summer/Autumn: The days are warm and long, the male Great Whites are circling

fur seals and sea lions! (December thru May).

We can combine a super fun Great white shark trip on the liveaboard which are from

3 to 5nts long as well as;  9 dive days on location with a variety of dive sites

showcasing the underwater wonders of South Australia, including Hopkins Islands,

for the playful Australian sea lions.  Kangaroo Island, for weedy sea dragons and stunning reef, often with dolphins, and local jetty dives to observe the rare and beautifully ornate leafy sea dragon.

Great White Shark Cage Diving, South Australia

INDONESIA ~ Kalimaya! A new dive resort on the edges of Komodo National park, on the island of Sumbawa. This is a gem, I love this area for diving!!

It’s a 5 star PADI resort, owned and operated by professional divers!

No other resorts in this area, super remote and the best of the best in this area!

Many of us have dived Komodo many times. You will recognize these amazing sights: Sangean Volcano, black sand and bubbles. Gili Banta, high voltage and mantas!

West Komodo, current and pelagics! Something for everyone here!

Baja Mexico! The best of:

Snorkel: with sharks, orcas, whales, whalesharks, humpback whales, mobulas you name it. The seasons tell the story, something different comes in with each passing month!

Dive: Cabo Pulmo with Bull sharks, and thousands of fish! Lapaz with whalesharks, mobulas and more! The Sea of Cortez remains The Aquarium of the World, words from Jacques Cousteau! It’s a water paradise!

We can arrange liveaboard diving, snorkel trips with the top operators in the area, and scuba dive land based in Cabo Marine Park and Cabo Pulmo!

Also Day trips all over for sea kayaking in sea of Cortez, swim with sea lions, hike in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve! The Reserve is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal life and up to 30% of species are endemic. Stay in Todos Santos with our partner and enjoy all these wonderful day trips and more!!

Papua New Guinea ~ Raw adventure in the highlands with a rare look into festival & Ceremony called Bingla Ingu!

Not seen since 1979, not the commercial festivals that have been well marketed such as in Garoka, Mt Hagen, Rabaul Mask festival etc.

This is new, brought back to life from my partner in the highlands of PNG from her people, her language her tribe.

July & September of 2024.

It will combine well with the other festivals for extended cultural visits.

The festival is funded by European Union – SPC Cultural Grants.

Our New Festival Product is called Sipuu-Waa (Simbu) Cultural Festival.

The Festival will include the Bigla Ingu Festival ( Pig Killing & Food Ceremonial Exchanges in the Simbu province), Tumbuna Pasin Show, Kids Traditional Festival and Bilums and Bilas Festivals and you will see the main arena Singsing and Dance.

For those of you who love PNG ‘ The land of the Unexpected’ with its magnificent diving and outstanding culture, you will want to know more about this.

Its Real and Raw.

Some images from last month’s festival! I have videos and load of images just sent to me! Let me know, it’s pretty spectacular! I will have this up on our website soon.

AFRICA IS CALLING!!!!

Africa has so much to offer. For those who have been to Tanzania and Kenya;

now maybe time to venture southward to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Namibia! Each of these countries have so much to offer, all unique and different!

Budgets for all.

Have you ever locked eyes with a gorilla? There are not only mountain gorillas, but lowland gorillas! Did you know that? The main difference between lowland and mountain gorillas is the lowland gorillas have lighter and shorter hair whereas Mountain gorillas are darkly colored with much thicker longer fur.

We offer lowland gorilla trips in Gabon & Congo.

Uganda and Rwanda have the mountain gorillas.

Which is which?

For those of you who have been all over Africa;

something very unique is waiting for you if you can go this March!

CHAD- It’s definitely a whole new experience!!!

Zakouma National Park- ask for details.

Its not too late to plan an Africa Safari for this year- 2023! We have time!

Southern Africa is best from April- May through to November!

East Africa is best from July thru to end of October!

This is the epic migration time!

We custom create the best areas based on time and budget.

So many camps and lodges to for every budget!

West Africa~ for those who love love culture;

it is THE most epic place for so many dancing, masks and festivals, it will make you dizzy!!

Wonderful driving itineraries with our partner who has trail blazed this entire side

of West Africa for 40 years!

Ghana, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau the list goes on!

Even a 58 day Trans Sahara and West Africa for those with time!

Or pick out segments to join!

Its truly inspiring and you will never experience anything like this!!

Click the email us button below to get more information on one/many of these

awe inspiring adventures.

www.africa-discovery.com

A word from Cindi:

“Make everyday count, tomorrow is not promised!

Get out there, dream big & live like there is NO tomorrow!!!”

Cheers and Joy from the Dive and Africa Discovery Team!

Cindi LaRaia

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Dive and Africa Discovery Holiday Newsletter 2021

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DIVE DISCOVERY & AFRICA DISCOVERY HOLIDAY NEWSLETTER 2021

Hello Dive and Adventure friends!

I do hope you are all healthy and well! We are on the back end of this very unusual, awful year of Covid-19. Here is hoping this will be the last of this kind of horror that has taken the entire globe to its knees.

I know many of you are chomping at the bit to GET OUT, ESCAPE, get on a plane and travel to a favorite Dive region or Africa or other wonderful travel destinations! The Vaccines have started shipping today as I pen this letter to you! Yipeeeee! The light is finally at the end of this very longggggggggg dark tunnel!

Enjoy your holiday time the safest way you can, feast your senses on some new thoughts and ideas to consider for the coming TRAVEL year of 2021!

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Places you can start packing for in 2021!

As travel opens, we are ready to help you explore the places you have been imagining.
Whether you are yearning to get back in the water and see our underwater gems of the sea, snorkel or dive in sublime French Polynesia or you have decided the time is right for a long-awaited safari in Southern Africa, East Africa or more, here are the destinations you can travel to now and in 2021.

DIVE:
French Polynesia Tahiti; Maldives; Red Sea; Costa RicaCocos Island; Various Caribbean islands. Mexico– Cabo San Lucas, LaPaz, Cozumel, Cabo Pulmo.

A quote from a guest I recently sent to French Polynesia and just returned:

“Just do it. Cindi sent me for 3 weeks to Tahiti returning on December 8.

After I got my head around the idea and committed to go, I felt totally safe from the time I stepped into SFO until the time I arrived back home 3 weeks later. If you want to socially distance, this is the trip – the airport and airplanes were empty, the resorts were usually around 30% full up around 50%.  All the restaurants are outside dining, the dive boats are open air, sitting on the beach or on your porch reading or, relaxing is certainly safe. And then, of course, the rest of the time you are experiencing world class diving. My sanity and peace of mind have been rejuvenated and I’m ready to face 2021.

I’m also more than happy to talk to anybody with questions.”
Rosie H.

And here is Cindi’s trip report when she went late summer after Tahiti opened its doors:
French Polynesia: Marquesas & Moorea, August 25-September 6 2020 Trip Report

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ADVENTURE:

Baja Mexico: Todos Santos Adventure & snorkel; Pacific Gray Whales San Ignacio (new LUX Glamping endless time loving babies and mama whales)

Silver Banks/Dominican Republic: Humpback whales!

Costa Rica.

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AFRICA:

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, West Africa.

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RED HOT PROMOTIONS:

Nautilus Dive Expeditions San Ignacio- Mexico: Pacific Gray Whales!
A wonderful new way to spend a ton of time loving baby whales, petting their tongues and getting love and kisses and sea spray from mama and baby! You have not lived until you get baby whale spray up your nose!
1st 2 trips of the season! Yes the whales are there in late January! See video below.
Jan 25-28, 2021 – 50% off
Jan 28-31, 2021- 50% off
* Please inquire for more Feb + Mar dates
Regular 2021 Rates:
Outfitter Tent – shared facilities – $2995
Glamping Tent – $3495
Premium Tent – $3995

HOT NEW INFO JUST IN:

For any of our guests booked on a Socorro trip with Nautilus Dive Adventures you are entitled to 50% off ANY trip to San Ignacio Pacific Gray Whales for 2021. January through March 9 not just January)!

Read Cindi’s recent trip report from Socorro on Nautilus Explorer!! Nov 26-Dec 4 2020
It was such an amazing trip in many ways, a full escape, outstanding diving and wonderful new friends!!!
https://www.divediscovery.com/trip-reports/2020/socorro.php

Tahiti:

Special until end of April 2021:

  • Bora Bora- Luxury 7N package USD 3119.00 per person sharing
    Included:
    Traditional Welcome Flower Lei/Meet & Greet service on arrival
    All transfers and baggage handling
    Round-trip Papeete-Bora-Bora
    1 night accommodation at the Intercontinental Tahiti resort (breakfast included) – Superior garden room
    6 night-accommodation at the gorgeous Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana (breakfast included) – Lagoon overwater Junior Suite bungalow
    Connectivity pack with our partner Tahiti-WiFi (unlimited data)
    Eco-participation for our partner Oceania (protection of the whales)
    *you can also add on 5nts in Moorea with outstanding activities; or runaway for a quick 5nts- Air Tahiti Nui is offering great air fares from LAX!
  • Luxury Getaway to Moorea with Hilton 5N package USD 2608.00 per person sharing
    Included:
    Traditional Welcome Flower Lei/Meet & Greet service on arrival
    All transfers and baggage handling
    Round-trip Ferry Papeete-Moorea-Papeete
    5 nights accommodation at the gorgeous Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa (breakfast included) Panoramic Overwater Bungalow
    Connectivity pack with our partner Tahiti-WiFi (unlimited data)
    Eco-participation for our partner Oceania (protection of the whales)

Galapagos:

Tiburon Explorer & Humbolt Explorer! January thru June HOT specials!
Regular price is $5495 Humboldt plus $150 and Tiburon price is $6395 plus $150
Specials are between $1900 and $2400 off on Tiburon and between $1700 and $2200 on Humboldt

Humboldt 11-18 Jan $3295 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Tiburon 23-30 Jan $3995 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Tiburon 30 Jan- 6 Feb $4495 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Tiburon 13-20 Mar $4495 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Tiburon 20-27 Mar $4495 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Humboldt 22-29 Mar $3795 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Tiburon 3-10 Apr $4495 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Humboldt 26 Apr- 3 May $3795 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Tiburon 1-8 May $4495 per person plus $150 fuel tax
Humboldt 31 May- 7 June $3795 per person plus $150 fuel tax

Red Sea:

Grand Sea Explorer: For travel dates in March and April, 2021, you can take $200 off per person, making the already low price of this trip even lower – only $1695 per person! Our Sneak Peek offers expire January 6. How can you pass this up?

Aggressor:

Explore the World 25% off selected trips throughout the world– ask for details there is a long list. Also: Pay $750 for a $1000 Travel Voucher
Huge added value! Available to use on any Aggressor for up to two years!
Purchase Dates: Dec 17 – 31, 2020 Travel Dates: Dec 20, 2020 – Dec 31, 2022

Africa Promotions:

*Now is the time to GO to Africa, be in the bush all by yourself, if you need to run away soon, I can help you with SUPER great specials! * There are so many I cannot list them all, just ask!

Nomad Tanzania ~ one of my fav companies: 7 nights for the price of 5 across Tanzania.
2020/21: All Nomad camps in any combination. For travel from 1st December 2020 to 20th December 2021 (this is the time to get to Greystoke Mahale with the chimps, my favorite place on Lake Tanganyika!)

African Bush Camps: Botswana and Zimbabwe, Zambia~ stay 6nts pay 5; stay 10nts pay 8.
Save up to 970/night per person! 100% refundable deposit Covid T&C, book now, travel in 2021.

Namibia: Bounce Back Special!! Let’s Go and have all of Namibia to yourself safely!
ULTIMATE NAMIBIA SAFARI (MINIMUM 1 PAX – MAXIMUM 4 PAX) scheduled departures!!
16 – 25 February 2021
02 – 11 March 2021
23 March – 01 April 2021

GROUP TRIPS:
Space available and new ideas!

2021:

Damai 1 Liveaboard Scuba Diving (all Raja Ampat), May 24-June 3 2021 Group Trip ***master cabin 5 open & a single male share spot open**

October 20-26, 2021: NEW  Sperm Whale ~ Dominica, Caribbean in water snorkel encounter- expedition leader Cindi LaRaia; info coming soon.

2022:

Banda Sea, 10nts Onboard Damai 2, October 24-November 3 2022 Group Trip **master cabin 5 open & twin-double cabin.

Most countries have some sort of special, especially if you can travel soon, just ask!

Thanks so much to all our wonderful clients and friends around the world!
You know who you are, I am grateful for your trust and friendship! I sure do miss you!!

Have a most wonderful, peaceful, safe and happy Holiday Season!
With thanks and joy, happy travels, soon to come!

Cindi LaRaia and the Dive and Africa Discovery team!

Here is a special Christmas poem a very dear friend sent me, it made me feel better since I cannot go home to see my family for Christmas for the first time ever…… this poem will work for all faiths!

Pandemic Christmas Poem

T’was a month before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.

The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
Changed everything.

They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.

Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.

As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their nerve.

From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.

When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.

Now it’s December
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.

It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.

And just ‘round the corner –
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?

To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
Who will see it,
No one but me.

But outside my window
The snow gently falls,
And I think to myself,
Let’s deck the halls!

So, I gather the ribbon,
The garland and bows,
As I play those old carols,
My happiness grows.

Christmas is not cancelled
And neither is hope.
If we lean on each other,
I know we can cope ❤

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Dive package special- Tahiti- Oct Nov 2020

Tahiti Dive Package SPECIAL!

7 nights
October- November 2020

Emmerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of French Polynesia.

Tahiti Special Offer

Spend 3 nights in Moorea at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea in a Garden View Room. Includes American breakfast each morning.

Located only 9 miles from Tahiti, Moorea, the sister island, offers spectacular dives on the outside reef. During your dives in Moorea, you’ll meet many sharks, including the impressive Lemon Sharks who have made their diving reputation in Moorea..

Meet the stingrays and other many species of colorful fish. Some of the highlights of Moorea diving – the Moorea Shark experience, where you actually get to swim with the sharks in a safe and calm atmosphere and the deep dive in the Garden of Roses – beautiful coral roses (Montipora) are not to be missed!

Spend 4 nights in Rangiroa at Le Relais de Josephine in a bungalow.
Includes transfers, breakfast and dinner.

A small charming family hotel located along the Tiputa pass,
the Relais de Joséphine allows you to spend a pleasant
stay in a unique setting, right beside the Tiputa pass where you can
watch the ebb and flow of the tides in and out of the pass.

On drift dives and with the current flowing strongly inwards, pelagic encounters offer unforgettable moments of wonder… Dives in Rangiroa are action-packed and exhilirating, with sightings of dolphins, marlin, grey and hammerhead sharks, manta rays… A MUST DO for divers!

USD $4080.00 Per person.

Package Includes: RT air from LAX to Papeete; all internal air and ferry transfers, 10 dives to share per person (more can be booked if needed); breakfast and room at the beautiful Manava Beach resort and spa in Moorea, breakfast, dinner and room at the lovely Le Relais De Josephine in Rangiroa.

View Detailed Itinerary

For more information or to book this special,
click the email us button below.

French Polynesia Special Offer

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Where to travel now? 

Where can Americans travel to now?

So,,,, who is SICK TO DEATH of this Covid-19 mess? ME!! ME!! ME!!

I had to run away to French Polynesia and just returned on Labor Day weekend,
I went to check out 2 islands I have not been to before; Marquesas, Hiva Oa to check out the diving and the culture; then onto Moorea to check out the whale watching operators and diving!

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The country opened July 15; I have been planning trips! They require 72 hr negative Covid test before boarding the plane, they offer a free self-test kit 4 days after arriving in the country.  Very good protocols, masks, sanitizing and spacing.  All great!
I was thoroughly impressed! I will be working on my trip report and it will be up on our website soon!  I also made 3 Facebook posts; 1 from Marquesas, 2 from Moorea with images and pictures, please have a look:

** See my French Polynesia posts on Facebook!
** French Polynesia: Marquesas & Moorea, August 25-September 6 2020 Trip Report 

It is a great place to run away to, its barely 8hrs from LAX and SFO!
If you want to swim with the whales, I was very lucky with a singing male underwater
then the other whale day I had 3 whales, mama, baby and male escort!
If you want to run away NOW, the whales are there through to mid October!!
Check this out on FB and view the video below!

Mama holding up baby to keep her safe from the male escort – the white underside

Posted by Cindi Laraia on Monday, September 7, 2020

 

Some other great ideas to travel to!

Scuba diving~ Sun and Fun & SPECIALS:
We have some great places Americans can travel to NOW!

Baja Mexico- Magdalena bay- Striped Marlin and more, October 04 -11 ,2020
12 stateroom berths available: $1795 per person before tax- plus 65/port fee paid on board.  We’re super excited to announce new 7-night Mexican Sardine Run trips on the Nautilus Under Sea. Join a trip of a lifetime to magical Magdalena Bay to snorkel/dive/photograph the sardine run, bait balls, zippy striped marlin, 2 newly discovered wrecks and a whole lot more! Intro rate of $1795. Per person. Ask me asap on this, this is a fantastic deal, close to home and FUN!!! See pictures below.

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Maldives– lovely liveaboards and land-based resorts all with heavy discounts!

Red Sea– many liveaboard offers here and very well priced. We also offer Egypt touring on luxury Nile cruise ships and Cairo city touring.

Galapagos & Ecuador– You need a negative PCR from the US within 10 days of arrival in Ecuador and another PCR on arrival in Ecuador. You need 2 nights in Quito or Guayaquil to allow for this.
There are a couple dates for 2020 with 25 to 30% off!
Oct 24-31, 2020 and Nov 7-14, 2020 Tiburon Explorer only $4495 plus $150 fuel tax ($1900 savings). Specials cannot be combined with other discounts or group comp policy and do not count toward the 6th trip credit. Additional booking terms and requirements apply, contact us for details. More savings to come for Dec-March but not finalized yet. Please inquire.

Costa Rica & Coco’s island– some USA states are allowed to travel here with updates coming. As of September 1, 2020, U.S. citizen tourists who are residents of New York, New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia may enter Costa Rica on limited flights departing from the United States. As of September 15, residents of Colorado, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania can also enter Costa Rica on limited flights departing from the United States.

Africa ~ Seeking Seclusion on an African Safari & great deals!!

ZAMBIA!!! I am all about Zambia!
Zambia is open for business! Ethiopian and Emirates are flying into Lusaka, we have limited domestic schedules and several camps that are open and operational, most importantly we are issuing tourist visas to anyone arriving with a negative COVID test that is no more than 2 weeks old.
We have several options for safari with South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue; all different price points, from budget meaning REAL BUSH experience (yes please) to more moderate priced to stunning Luxury!
This is such a game rich country, the least visited and the golden Secret of Southern Africa!
IF you really want to get the heck out and feel free and find your meaning in life again.
Just do this…! You will love me forever! 😊
See some samples we have on our Africa Discovery Website.
We have so many lovely camps with outstanding game; walking safaris in the bush was invented here!
The best guiding for those who want to walk and see life as the animals do!
Stunning & beautiful landscapes! Abundant wildlife, LEOPARDS, Wild dog! Canoe the Zambezi!
NO OTHER PEOPLE! YOU do not see other people! What a concept!

Tanzania and Kenya are open and this is prime time for the annual migration! We have beautiful camps waiting to welcome you and be alone, Africa and the wildlife to yourself!

Rwanda for Gorillas is open now!
Uganda will open October 1.
Zimbabwe will open October 1.
Namibia opening soon!
Morocco is open!
West Africa opening international airports, hardly any covid there!! Excellent Culture!

South Africa is still pondering what to do, they will not look at opening until OCT 15.
We are all so disappointed in this news as of yesterday!

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We are here for you to help you decide the best place you can escape to!
Trust me, my runaway trip to French Polynesia was very much needed and
what a great escape I had for 10nts.  It is worth it. The airports are very empty not many people, everything is sanitized, the airlines are doing a fine job with allowing spacing, offering sanitizer, wipes and masks!  I was extremely impressed!!
Let me help you keep your sanity and run away to some place cool!!!

Stay safe, follow the rules, wear a mask, and let me send you away!

Cheers!
Cindi

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P.O. Box 9807
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(415)444-5100
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2020 Discounted Trips- Cocos Island and Silver Bank

Cocos Island
&
Silver Bank Whale Watching

2020 Discounted Trips

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Been dreaming of Cocos Island? Count hammerheads instead of sheep.

Cocos Island was named one of the ten best scuba diving spots in the world by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and is a “must do” according to diving experts.

Breathtaking marine life and biodiversity.

We’re offering HUGE deals & discounts on new bookings for the following 2020 trips aboard the MV Argo! Best of all, the DeepSee submersible is scheduled to sail on all four of the following journeys,
so don’t forget to reserve your space on the sub as well.

Email us today for more info!

Apr 19-29 – Regular price: $6,445 | $2,000 discount | Special price: $4,445
May 15-25 – Regular price $6,445 | $500 discount | Special price: $5,945
May 28-June 7 Regular price is $6,445 | $1,500 discount | Special price: $4,945
June 10-20 – Regular price is $6,445 | $500 discount | Special price: $5,945

*NOTE* Offers are valid for new bookings only.
Prices listed above do not include the national park fee.
The national park fee is an additional $490.

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Last chance for whales at Silver Bank!

We still have a few spaces available on our special expedition to Silver Bank, Dominican Republic aboard the Sea Hunter Mar 28 to April 4!
The whales are calling…book now and save $500 USD on new bookings!

March 28 – April 4 – Regular price: $4,395 | $500 discount | Special price: $3,895

*NOTE* Special price does not include the national park fee. The national park fee is an additional $450.

Click the email us button below to reserve your space or to get more information

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Brand New Liveaboard – Tiburon Explorer – Galapagos Diving!

Galapagos Diving!

Aboard the brand new Tiburon Explorer
Special price in May!
Add on a land tour

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Diving the Galapagos

A world class dive destination, Galapagos is listed as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world!
If you wish to dive in Galapagos with numerous schools of hammerhead, galapagos sharks, oceanic whitetip, dolphins, whale sharks and whales, you must be sure you visit the northern most islands of Wolf and Darwin. On most Galapagos dive sites you will be escorted by playful sea lions.
Other opportunities to spell bind you will be with sea turtles, penguins, eagle rays, groupers, schools of shiny bait fish, and very unusual species such as the red-lipped batfish.

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Special pricing this May:

May 30-June 6 Tiburon Explorer at $5,395 per person twin share
(Regular price is $6,095)

Package includes: 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel; up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting); 3 meals daily, except Sunday’s evening meal; between-dive snacks; towels, linens, etc.; use of tanks, weights and weight belts; all air fills; transfers within Galapagos Islands for same day arrivals & departures; local alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.
Rates may increase for existing reservations and will be confirmed no later than 12 months
before the charter departure date.

All pricing are in US Dollars, per person double occupancy.
Additional cost: Galapagos National Park Fee ($100), Chamber Support Fee ($35), Tourist card ($20) and fuel tax.
Airfare to Galapagos Islands and land options before/after cruise additional.

Price for June 2020 is $6,095
July 2020-2021 is $6,395
per person twin share

*Let us know if you would like to add on a land portion to this trip.
Click the link to see what land tours we offer.

Click the email us button below to book or for more information.

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San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
(415)444-5100
www.divediscovery.com

$500 off per person- Whale watching- Silver Banks

$500.00 off per personSilver Banks Whale Watching!
Dominican Republic

March 28-April 4, 2020.
Aboard MV Sea Hunter

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SPECIAL PRICE Mar 28 – Apr 04!

The MV Sea Hunter is taking a short break from her usual trips to Cocos Island to make some special expeditions to Silver Bank – a humpback whale haven situated 75 miles north of the Dominican Republic and 100 miles southeast of Turks and Caicos.

Silver Bank is known for close, in-water encounters with large populations of humpbacks that come here to court, mate, give birth, and nurture their calves before heading back north to their summer feeding grounds. This area is widely regarded as the largest breeding ground in the world for the north Atlantic humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae.

These week-long snorkeling expeditions will be led by Gene Flipse of Conscious Breath Adventures who has been guiding adventures at the Silver Bank for 19 years.

Each voyage will have a maximum of 10 snorkelers per skiff (and two skiffs per trip, with a limit of 20 total guests at any given time) – meaning that wildlife encounters are guaranteed to be small and intimate.

View itinerary in details

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 per person for a berth in a Deluxe Stateroom
$4,595 per person for a berth in a Master Stateroom

*does not include the $500.00 off in price above

Access & Port Fees: $450 per person
Fuel Surcharge: surcharge set in December for the following season;
currently estimated at $50
*** All Fares, Fees & Surcharges are subject to change.

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

Valentine’s Special- 2 for 1 for couples 

Celebrate your love for diving this
Valentine’s Day 2020!

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Dive Damai is offering an amazing 2:1 deal to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Book between 10th – 17th February 2020 and bring your True Love for free!

This amazing offer is available on selected bookings below throughout Indonesia.
Must be completed before 17th February 2020

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Damai II

Damai II – Raja Ampat – Triton Bay, 26th March 2020

Damai II – Alor, 28th May 2020

Damai II – Alor – Komodo, 21st June 2020

Damai II – Komodo, 25 August 2020

Damai II – Komodo – Alor, 7th September 2020

Damai II – Alor, 20th September 2020

For couples only!

Click the email us button so we may check for availability for you and your sweetie.

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

 

Mermaid Liveaboard discount- Indonesia

Happy New Year!
Mermaid Liveaboards Latest Deals & Availabilities!
Scuba Dive Indonesia

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January-February 2020 Raja Ampat
Mermaid I and Mermaid II 20% discount off any available space

Mermaid I availability:
Jan 12-21 9 nights
1 deluxe cabin 4,500 Euro per person
4 lower deck cabins 4,100 Euro per person

Mermaid II availability:
Jan 27-Feb 8 nights
7 deluxe cabins 4,000 Euro per person

Feb 5-13 8 nights
1 deluxe cabin 4,000 Euro per person
1 budget cabin 3,400 Euro per person

**Price listed does not include discount.

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Komodo May-July 2020
Mermaid I and Mermaid II10% discount

Mermaid I – 9 nights
Master cabin 4,300 Euro per person
Single cabin 4,300 Euro per person
Deluxe cabin 3,900 Euro per person
Lower deck cabin 3,600 Euro per person

Mermaid II – 7 nights
Deluxe cabin 3,000 Euro per person
Budget cabin 2,500 Euro per person

(Price does not include discount)

*Ask us for availability

Click the email us button below for more information
or to take advantage of these deals.

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

Damai DEMA Special 15% off

Damai DEMA Special
15% off select bookings
Aboard Damai 1 or Damai 2
Book before Nov 30th, 2019.

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Damai DEMA Special: 15% off select trips.
Individual bookings only.

Damai 1
4-Feb-20 to 12-Feb-20 8 nights
Sorong-Raja Ampat- Sorong
12 spaces available

Damai 2
27-Feb-20 to 11-Mar-20 13 nights
Sorong-Raja Ampat / Triton Bay- Kaimana
3 spaces available

Damai 1
3-Mar-20 to 18-Mar-20 15 nights
Sorong-Raja Ampat / Triton Bay / Asmat- Timika
2 spaces available

Damai 2
26-Mar-20 to 5-Apr-20 10 nights
Sorong-Raja Ampat / Triton Bay- Kaimana
11 spaces available

Damai 1
4-Apr-20 to 15-Apr-20 11 nights
Sorong-Raja Ampat / Halmahera- Ternate
10 spaces available

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Pricing:
Rates for 2020
(not including the 15% off)

DAMAI I
US$ 575 per person twin share

DAMAI II
US$ 625 per person twin share

Rates are per person per night, based upon two people sharing a twin or double cabin.
Each boat has two double cabins that could be used as SINGLE CABIN for an additional US$175 per night,
and two MASTER CABINS that have a supplement of US$50 per person and night.

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