The Kimberley Region Aboard True North- Adventure cruising- Australia

The Kimberley region in North Western Australia

The Kimberley has been included in the New York Times

“52 Places to go in 2020”

Don’t just see the magnificent Kimberley coast – EXPERIENCE IT!
Aboard True North adventure cruise

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The Kimberley region in North Western Australia is a panorama of majestic waterfalls, rugged mountains, and breathtaking gorges.
This region attracts visitors from all over the world –
but not everyone is able to truly experience this ancient land.
This stylish adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH was purpose built to go where other ships cannot. This ship provides a level of access that leave others envious!
True North can safely navigate the region’s many shallow river systems
and provide guests with up close access to the region’s iconic nature features.
These activity-based itineraries include tangible experiences such as hiking, fishing, picnics, mud crabbing, natural history interpretation, ancient rock art of the Australian Aborigines
and thrilling helicopter rides.

Here are 4 itineraries and date ranges for 2020 and 2021:

COAST AND CORAL (13 nights)
This adventure is the only one in this area that offers scuba diving and snorkeling.
This itinerary combines the best of two equivalently stunning destinations –
the Kimberley coast and the Rowley Shoals!
Vista’s framed by layers of ancient geology and moments will be awash in vibrant colours of a coral wonderland.
Experience all of the coastal icons and immerse yourself in one of the world’s most-rare habitats!
KUNUNURRA / WYNDHAM – ROWLEY SHOALS – BROOME

Aug 2020 – Sep 2021
Rates USD per person – 2020

OCEAN CLASS from $15,867
RIVER CLASS from $20,007
EXPLORER CLASS from $22,767

Rates USD per person – 2021

OCEAN CLASS from $15,867
RIVER CLASS from $20,697
EXPLORER CLASS from $23,457

KIMBERLEY WATERFALLS (10 NIGHTS)
Experience the stirring beauty that results from the end of the wet season!
Enjoy the Kimberley’s prominent summer storms and spectacular light shows!
Observe crashing waterfalls, expanded billabongs.
You will not want to miss, unexplained rock-art, extraordinary wildlife and enormous barramundi!
BROOME – WYNDHAM / KUNUNURRA (OR REVERSE)

Mar 2020- Apr 2021
Rates USD per person – 2020

OCEAN CLASS from $13,107
RIVER CLASS from $15,867
EXPLORER CLASS from $17,937

Rates USD per person – 2021

OCEAN CLASS from $13,797
RIVER CLASS from $16,557
EXPLORER CLASS from $18,627

KIMBERLEY ULTIMATE (13 NIGHTS)
The Kimberley Ultimate has become known as one of Australia’s most exclusive holiday experiences – and for good reason! The Ultimate is 2 weeks of grand indulgence. All of the Kimberley coast’s iconic attractions are included in this itinerary plus much more. This trip leaves guests raving about how remarkable it truly is.
KUNUNURRA / WYNDHAM – BROOME

Apr 2020- Aug 2021
Rates USD per person – 2020

OCEAN CLASS from $15,867
RIVER CLASS from $20,007
EXPLORER CLASS from $22,767

Rates USD per person – 2021

OCEAN CLASS from $15,867
RIVER CLASS from $20,697
EXPLORER CLASS from $23,457

KIMBERLEY SNAPSHOT (7 NIGHTS)
This itinerary is perfect for those pressed for time.
This is the Kimberley Ultimate itinerary (listed above) shrunken down into a single week voyage!
This itinerary features several Kimberley icons which include:
the King George Falls, the Hunter River, the Prince Regent River, Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Waterfalls.
BROOME – WYNDHAM / KUNUNURRA

May 2020- Aug 2021
Rates USD per person – 2020

OCEAN CLASS from $10,761
RIVER CLASS from $13,107
EXPLORER CLASS from $14,487

Rates USD per person – 2021

OCEAN CLASS from $10,761
RIVER CLASS from $13,797
EXPLORER CLASS from $15,177

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Jaguar Safari in Brazil- 8 Days- 2020

Brazil

North Pantanal Jaguar Safari

8 days- July through October 2020

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Highlights

  • Spend time in the Pantanal, the best region in the world to see jaguars in the wild
  • Follow your expert jaguar guide and tracker in search of the largest predator in the Americas Scour for wildlife such as capybara, caiman, giant river otters, tapir, macaw and more
  • Learn about the Pantaneiro lifestyle as you spend two nights at a traditional but comfortable ranch

COST:
2 people in a double room with private activities: from $7,625 per person
4 people in 2 double rooms with private activities: from $6,000 per person

Includes: Accommodation and meals as stated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner), private transfers, private activities while at Pousada Piuval, private jaguar viewing, preservation fees and all park fees.

View our other Brazil trips

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Gray Whales in Baja

Thar she blows in Baja!

Gray Whale Tours

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From early January to mid-April, you can witness the wonder of gray whales with their calves in close-up encounters in Magdalena Bay or San Ignacio Lagoon.
These aquatic mammals take the journey every year from the Arctic to
the Baja California Peninsula in search of warmer waters.
These whales are extremely friendly and peaceful.
It’s a special moment when you first look over the edge of your skiff to see a large
(some ranging from 36 to 40 feet in length) gray whale
swimming beneath you and then moments later see the whale poking out of the water.
You’ll never forget the first whale you meet!

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WHALE WATCHING- LAGUNA OJO DE LIEBRE
(February 3 through March 18, 2020)
This tour will take you by airplane from San Diego to Guerreo Negro and the seaside camp at Laguna Ojo de Liebre.
Here you can watch whales right from camp.
Boat trips will take you out for your up close whale watching experience.
Experience watching baby gray whales, just after being born, learning to surface, take breaths
and come right up to the boats

Fly in Gray Whale Watching at Laguna Ojo de Liebre- 4/5/6 Day

BAJA WHALE WATCHING – MAGDALENA BAY
(January – March)
See the great gray whales at our Magdalena Bay whale camp in Baja California Sur.
Go out on boats each day in search of the abundant and friendly whales that often come right up to
our boats with their calves to gently investigate.

Magdalena Bay whale watching 3/4 days

6 Day Magical Magdalena Bay Whale Watching and Kayak Tour, Mexico

THE ULTIMATE BAJA TRIP – SEA KAYAKING AND WHALE WATCHING
(Late January – mid March)
Sea kayaking in the Sea of Cortez with whale watching in Magdalena Bay and sea kayaking through the magnificent beauty of Loreto Bay National Marine Park in the Sea of Cortez.
Go eye-to-eye with gray whales in a calving lagoon on Baja’s Pacific coast and then cross the Baja Peninsula to paddle a kayak alongside dolphins and blue whales in the clear waters of the Sea of Cortez.

6 day kayak & whale watching

SAN IGNACIO WHALE WATCHING
(March- April)
San Ignacio Lagoon is one of our sheltered lagoons that are connected to the migratory path of the gray whales as they travel the Pacific Coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico, where they arrive every December and January to calve.
On these whale-watching tours you will get up close and personal with these gigantic animals.

3 day San Ignacio whale watching

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Shark Week Palau- March 2-9, 2020

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18th Annual SHARK WEEK- PALAU 2020

Enjoy 7 nights and 5 dive days with Palau’s premium dive shop Fish’n Fins.

Included in the package are 7 nights at the chosen hotel/resort, daily breakfast, transfers between hotel/diving center/airport, 5 dive days with 2 tanks per day, weights, weight belt, bento lunch on the boat/beach depending on dive site choice, NITROX 32 free of charge, daily afternoon/evening event with finger food & cocktail, gala dinner on last night, lectures and presentations –
and LOTS OF FUN!

If you are a shark fan, Shark Week Palau is for you!

Indulge into dedicated adrenaline shark diving during Shark Week Palau.
This program will take you to spectacular dive sites.

As part of SHARK WEEK PALAU you will dive early morning Blue Corner
to view the awakening marine life and watch shark behavior during dawn.
Peleliu Dive sites, stronger oceanic currents and opportunity to observe different shark scenery.
New dive locations that our team explored and will be unveiled first time to our divers.
Check out the Shark action at Siaes Corner.
Observe schools of Juvenile sharks (in 2019 we observed over a 100 pups).
Early morning Fish Spawning and shark observations near Ulong Island.
German Channel, a great Elasmobranch gathering galore.
As always, guests will gather in the evenings for fascinating lectures and seminars,
taste home-made shark shaped bread to campaign against shark fin soup.

The famous Gala Night will entail a festive Palauan buffet, meet and greet local conservationists,
and a presentation of Shark Week 2020 video.

March 02-09,2020

HOTEL ROOM CATEGORY DBL OCC Per Person/ SINGLE OCC

Palau Pacific Resort
Garden View $2,595 $4,165
Ocean View $2,875 $4,725
Ocean Front $3,155 $5,285

Palau Royal Resort
Superior Garden $2,020 $3,015
Deluxe Ocean View $2,352 $3,675

Palau Hotel
Classic room $1,445 $1,860
Deluxe Ocean View $1,490 $1,955

Ocean Star
Standard City View $1,415 $1,810
Standard Ocean View $1,475 $1,925

West Plaza Hotel By The Sea
Standard room $1,468 $1,891

Package Exclusions:

Koror State Permit $50 or $100 Jellyfish Lake (valid for 10 days) plus, $5.00 processing fee, Peleliu Permit is $30 + $3.00 processing fee, Peleliu Fuel surcharge $30.00.
Diving Equipment rental fee is $75.

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P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800)886-7321
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$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.

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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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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!

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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

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Dive, snorkel and culture in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Snorkel, Scuba Diving and Culture!

MV Oceania - PNG Liveaboards - Dive Discovery PNG

Papua New Guinea offers something for everyone.

Land and underwater photographers will be spell bound with the abundance of opportunities to fill their palette. PNG is truly a land of untouched splendor and diversity to touch the hearts and souls of the most intrepid traveler.

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Stay at a dive resort or on a liveaboard and explore PNG’s culture.

The cultural shows and festivals of Papua New Guinea are a way for the proud local people to showcase their traditional customs and beliefs through dance and “sing sings”. This also provides a wonderful opportunity for tourists to see the many different cultures of Papua New Guinea all come together in an array of colour and passion.

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To learn more or to book an amazing adventure to Papua New Guinea,
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In the forest - Shaggy Ridge Trek, 9 Days - PNG Land Tours - Dive Discovery PNG

Dive Discovery
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Sardine Run 2020- An experience of a lifetime!

Sardine Run
June 10th, 2020 to July 30th, 2020

This is by far one of the greatest congregations of ocean predators known to man!

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What is the Sardine Run?

The “Sardine Run” is the annual migration of Sardine from the Agulhas Bank of the Cape, past the Wild Coast and up to the southern portions of KwaZulu Natal to spawn and then return.  Huge shoals travel up the coastline feeding in nutrient rich waters with literally thousands of sharks, dolphins, game fish and oceanic birds following the sardines up the coast.

This phenomenon is a truly incredible and exciting experience, whether you are capturing the action on camera or memory from above or below the water.

This experience is a MUST DO for all nature & ocean lovers.

SARDINE RUN 2020 PACKAGES:
June 10th, 2020 to July 30th, 2020

Port St John’s River Lodge, 3*** rated
Dinner + Bed + Breakfast
7 Nights / 6 Days Sardine Run Diving Package
USD 2,770 twin share
USD 2,945 single

6 Nights / 5 Days Sardine Run Diving Package
USD 2,400 twin share
USD 2,475 single

*** Rate subject to change, based on current rate of exchange.
*** Family room and twin bed rooms are available.

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Add on a 4 night Safari?

Excellent game-viewing and home-grown hospitality.

We highly recommend a visit to the renowned Sabi Sand Game reserve at Kruger National Park after (or before) your adrenaline pumping Sardine Run ocean safari in South Africa!
Our guests rave about Inyati Private game reserve! The lodge is situated on the banks of the Sand River allowing for fantastic game viewing without leaving the camp!

Diversity of species and relaxed big game allows for close-up game viewing and photography.

With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park,
this reserve benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent along, with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.

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USD Costs
23 Jun – 31 Jul 2020:
USD 4099.00 per person sharing
Single supplement USD 935.00
Rate based on current rate of exchange, subject to change at final payment.

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Join us! Socorro Group Trip 2021!

Socorro Island, in the Revillagigedo Islands of Mexico!
April 22-30 2021 Group Trip

Escorted by: Cindi LaRaia
Aboard the Naultius Undersea

8 nights, 5 days of diving, 4 dives per day plus 1 night snorkel with the silkies
Bait ball season!!!

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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, friendly dancing bottlenose dolphins, lots of tuna and other pelagic fish and even pilot whales. You can expect water temps in the mid – high 70’s.

COST:
Twin share staterooms $3,460 per person
*$65 port fee paid on board

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