Galapagos Liveaboard 2018 DEMA Specials

Galapagos 2018 DEMA specials

Majestic ExplorerGalapagos Islands

• Group of 6 – SAVE $3,500 (Pay for 5, get 1 Free!)

• Group of 12 or more – SAVE $7,000 (Pay for 10 or more, get 2 Free!) 

***Savings reflect $700 pp discount for groups of 6 or more. Valid for departures between December and May, through December 2020.

Galapagos Majestic Explorer

Humboldt ExplorerGalapagos Islands

• Group of 6 – SAVE $3,500 (Pay for 5, get 1 Free!)

• Group of 12 or more – SAVE $7,000 (Pay for 10 or more, get 2 Free!) 

***Savings reflect $700 pp discount for groups of 6 or more. Valid for departures between December and May, through December 2020.

Humboldt Explorer

 

For more information, contact Dive Discovery at:
1 800 886-7321, (415) 444-5100
or Email us

Shark Week Palau, March 16-23, 2019

Fish ‘n Fins Palau and Micronesian Shark Foundation Event

Join our 17th annual event for fun shark dives, adrenalin shark dives, shark lectures and movies and be part of shark conservation.

Many divers and shark lovers come again to experience this fun week. The international diving community makes each one an ambassador of shark protection.

Download Itinerary, Activities and Evening Lectures

Shark Week Palau

Package Inclusions:

    • 7 nights hotel accommodation, room tax, breakfasts ( except for West Plaza & which is no breakfast), return airport transfers
    • 10 dives ( 5 dive days/2 tanks per day)
    • lunch & drink
    • weight, belt, boat, dive guide, scuba tank, free 32% nitrox
    • participation on evening seminar
    • especially designed Shark Week T-shirt
    • Gala night and all other official events and hotel-diveshop- hotel transfers

Palau Pacific Resort Garden View
$2440pp dbl occ
Ocean View $2695pp
Ocean Front $2950pp

Palau Royal Resort
Superior Garden $1855pp dbl occ
Superior Premium $1902pp
Deluxe Ocean View $2140pp

West Plaza Hotel
Standard room $1450pp dbl occ
Deluxe room $1525pp

Palau Hotel
Classic room $1455pp dbl occ
Deluxe room $1510pp

For more information, contact Dive Discovery at:
1 800 886-7321, (415) 444-5100
or Email us

Mindfulness Retreat at Isla Espiritu Santo – Baja, Mexico

 Mindfulness Retreat at Isla Espiritu Santo with Omar Piña

4 Days / 3 Nights
9 December 2018 – 12 December 2018

Mindfulness Retreat at Isla Espiritu Santo - Baja, Mexico

Located on beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo,
the retreat will allow you to feel the heartbeat of the earth,
flow in the blue healing waters of the Sea of Cortez,
transform your fears, open your heart, remember who you really are,
open your senses and be one with the universe…

Camp Cecil - Mindfulness Retreat at Isla Espiritu Santo

Omar is an Educational Psychologist, Holistic Herbal Healer, Advanced Pranic Healer, International Ontological Coach, Certified in Permaculture and Mindfulness. While enjoying the island, Omar’s program will cover several mindfulness dynamics.

Omar Piña

Download Detailed Itinerary [pdf]

Price:
$1,150/person based on double occupancy.
Single Supplement: $575

Included

  • Expert leadership by Omar Piña
  • Roundtrip transfer from your hotel in Todos Santos or La Paz
  • Roundtrip island transfer
  • Snorkeling gear and wet suit
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 through breakfast on final day.
    Camp Cecil’s Espiritu Xantus Cafe is widely considered one of the best restaurants in the vicinity of La Paz. Please note there is no alcohol served during the retreat.
  • All adventures and related equipment including swimming with sea lions, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, birding, hiking, snorkeling, star gazing.
  • Accommodations in beautifully furnished walk-in tents with real beds and lovely linens.
  • Panga support
  • Bilingual naturalist guides who are certified Wilderness First Responders.
  • National Park Conservation fee.

Kayaking - Mindfulness Retreat at Isla Espiritu Santo

For more information, contact Dive Discovery at:
1 800 886-7321, (415) 444-5100
or Email us

Mexico: Cabo Pulmo and Bahia 2019 Trips

Dive Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo – An Exciting New Dive Destination

We believe this is the best diving in the Sea of Cortes. Bull sharks. Big fish. Giant schools of fish. Coral reefs. Humpback whales in season through mid-January, and much more! This tightly protected marine park is a living example of a small living community transitioning from subsistence fishing to successful eco-tourism. And, we can take you there to join our liveaboard dive boat in a way that has never before been possible.

https://www.divediscovery.com/mexico/divetours/bahia-de-los-angeles-trip.php

Dive Bahía de los Ángeles

Bahía de los Ángeles Biosphere Reserve

Bahía de los Ángeles is a small fishing village of 1000 people that lies nestled between the rugged Sierra San Borja Mountains and the sparkling water of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). Every summer up to 220 whale sharks gather at the south end of this bay. Snorkelling with the whale sharks is amazing and we love nothing better than getting in the water with them. The nearby scuba diving is great and local colonies of up to 1000 sea lions enhance the experience even more.

https://www.divediscovery.com/mexico/divetours/bahia-de-los-angeles-trip.php

For more information, contact Dive Discovery at:
1 800 886-7321, (415) 444-5100
or Email us

Walindi & FeBrina Introduce MV Oceania – a new PNG Liveaboard

MV Oceania - PNG Liveaboards - Dive Discovery PNG

Walindi & FeBrina introduce MV Oceania – a new PNG Liveaboard

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new liveaboard MV Oceania, operating out of Walindi Plantation Resort, alongside MV FeBrina in the Bismarck Sea.

MV Oceania is a 27 metre catamaran who will accommodate up to 16 guests in her above deck, individually air-conditioned cabins, all with ensuite facilities. She will begin operating in January 2019 with itineraries including Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Fathers Reefs.

MV Oceania is a very recent addition – she arrived a few weeks ago and has just begun a full internal refit. From the administration side, we are working hard to have confirmed schedules, rates and other important information to provide for you over the coming weeks and months.

For now, we are happy to be confirming that we have added another liveaboard to the family – we will make sure to give you full detailed information, images, rates and schedules as soon as we have them ready to go!

MV Oceania - PNG Liveaboards - Dive Discovery PNG

For more information, contact Dive Discovery at:
1 800 886-7321, (415) 444-5100
or Email us

Cuba!!! It is OK to go!

Havana and the Gardens of the Queen

The best way to help the Cuban people is to travel here. It’s so sad for Cuba to see the new warning from the US State Department to not travel to Cuba. This is politically motivated.  Cuba is open for US travelers. Some news agencies are reporting inaccurate news. The US has said it will not issue visas for Cubans to visit the US, but you can still travel to Cuba and get your Visa at the airport on the way.

Havana is open and working!

Cubans are visibly discouraged with the change of attitude coming from the current US Administration.  The best way to impact change in Cuba is to visit, see the country for yourself, talk with Cubans, spend money supporting small private business owners and show solidarity and compassion.

The sharks, fish & friendly crocodiles are awaiting the divers at the Gardens of the Queen.

The difference is we cannot travel as individuals, but it is OK in groups. We have several American departures with groups. Just ask the dates and we can make this happen!

The Cuban people were just beginning to find hope in the visiting Americans! We can still help and support them!

Diving in Cuba is a great value! We are offering DEMA specials to sweeten the deal!

  • Tortuga $2890.00
  • Avalon 1 $2950.00
  • Avalon 2 $3050.00

Plus 200.00 inscription fee + 100.00 conservation fee

*Nitrox 100.00 on Avalon 2 only.
*RT airport transfers Included from Santa Clara or Camaguey airports. Do not need group departures.
*Havana transfer extra and this would need to be part of a group departure.

Valid for all bookings from July 2018 thru Dec 2019.
Tortuga from July 2018 through March 2019.
Confirm before Nov 30 2017.

For more information, contact Dive Discovery at:
1 800 886-7321, (415) 444-5100
or Email us

Indonesia: Misool Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue has designated our 300,000-acre, privately-managed Misool Marine Reserve as a Mission Blue Hope Spot.

Led by Her Deepness Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access, and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots.

The Misool Marine Reserve, in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, surrounds the private resort island of Misool. This is a protected area inside which all extractive practices are prohibited, including longlining and shark-finning. The area is patrolled by a 15-person, locally-staffed and salaried Ranger Patrol who are strategically positioned at 4 Ranger Stations. The team also uses radar surveillance, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) patrols, and works directly with the marine police.

In the last decade, our team have achieved some incredible conservation wins. Data shows that ecosystem health and biodiversity is increasing: fish biomass has increased on average of 250% over a six-year period. Anecdotal reports from scuba divers reveal that the diving conditions continue to improve year-on-year. Similarly, anecdotal reports from local fishermen working just outside the Misool Marine Reserve confirm higher catch rates.

You, our guests, friends and family, make this possible. By choosing to visit Misool, generously donating to Misool Foundation and supporting our vision, we have been able to achieve incredible things. Our growing tribe of supporters and ocean warriors fills us with hope.

Carry on reading to find out what Dr. Sylvia Earle and Misool Co-founder, Marit Miners, think about this announcement.

Dr. Sylvia Earle

“Misool is a shining beacon of hope within the Coral Triangle,” commented Dr Earle. “The sheer abundance and diversity of life within the Misool Marine Reserve is unparalleled. Just over a decade ago this area was rife with shark-finners and longliners.  The Misool Marine Reserve effectively transformed the region into a sanctuary for sharks, mantas and countless other species. The Misool Marine Reserve embodies the true meaning of a Hope Spot. The team’s steadfast commitment to protection is powered by a unique partnership of responsible tourism and marine conservation.”

Marit Miners

“It is incredibly exciting to receive the news that the Misool Marine Reserve has been designated a Mission Blue Hope Spot,” said Misool Co-Founder Marit Miners. “This spectacularly beautiful region is very fragile, and we have to do everything in our power to protect it, for all life that depends on it now and for generations to come.  We are humbled by Mission Blue’s stand with us to protect Misool’s marine treasures. None of this would have been possible without the support of our guests, our team and our partners. Most importantly, we acknowledge our unique partnership with our local stakeholders and our Ranger Patrol. Their foresight, support and continued vigilance has been key to protecting the world’s richest reefs.”

Do you want to know more about Misool’s unique marriage of conservation and tourism? Then take a look at the following article.

‘What do you get when profit and passion collide? A story of love, hope and the world’s richest reefs’.

 

Launching Offer:Tiaré – New Indonesian Liveaboard

Tiaré  - Indonesia Liveaboard

LAUNCHING PROMO:

During this LAUCHING PERIOD “24 July – 12 Dec 2017” we are giving a 10% discounts to Dive Discovery’s customers.

What You Can Expect On Board Tiaré

Tiaré offers a spectacular experience for divers as well as non-divers, with bright airy cabins, spacious bathrooms and a large front deck where you can socialize, eat under the stars or just relax in the Indonesian sunshine. There is also a separate diving deck with hot water showers to warm up after a night dive.

All indoor and outdoor living areas, decks, and cabins are made with antique teak salvaged from old Joglos, which not only gives the feel of “real Indonesia”, but has helped to reduce the use of Indonesia’s disappearing rainforests.

Boat details: https://www.divediscovery.com/indonesia/liveaboards/tiare.php

Living area, Cabin - Tiaré  - Indonesia Liveaboard

For more information, contact Dive Discovery at:
1 800 886-7321, (415) 444-5100
or Email us