Friday, November 22, 2013

Dive Worldwide - NEW and improved website!

www.diveworldwide.com
It's all NEW! Take a look - www.diveworldwide.com
 
We are proud to unveil our stunning new website, full of features and providing even more inspiration for your next diving holiday adventure. We hope you like it!

  • Discover holidays based on your preferred style or interests
  • Browse trip ideas for inspiration
  • Delve into our Dive log or special offers and all the news
  • Stunning imagery
  • Detailed 'when to go' information
  • Cutting edge design to include tablets and mobiles
Thank you for reading our blog. We are moving to our Dive Log, so please head there for all our current news and special offers.

As always, if you want to chat with our Dream Team about your next adventure, call us on 0845 130 6908 or email us with your questions - sales@diveworldwide.com

Friday, August 30, 2013

Conservation: Shark Awarness

Well, we did it...
The Dream Team walked the F'in Mile in our fins!
 
We had an early starty at Kempton Park racecourse with plenty of fellow F'in walkers, all dressed up for the part, mostly as sharks (of course!). The film crew were out and Mares were there in full force as the major sponsor for this inaugrual walk to help raise money for Bite-Back Shark and Marine Conservation.
 
The Dream Team lined up together and got a great start - until we realised just how tiring it was going to be at that world record pace, for a whole mile. Forwards, backwards sideways we travelled, ever so often posing for the cameras! We were overtaken by a trio of sharks and with others walking backwards the whole way, it was hard to know who was heading in the right direction!
  

 
Despite our training and enthusiasm, we didn't pick up any of the prizes on offer, but there's always next year! Here are a few pictures and videos of the day and we would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us so far.

We've currently raised over £700 and it's not too late to donate to this worthy cause!
For further details, click here.


 


Thank you to Mares, Bite-Back and Kempton Park for a fantastic event.
The first of many, we hope!

 
  
 
Thank you to all our supporters and for your kind donations to help save sharks!

Maldives: Luxurious Liveaboards - ON SALE!

Looking to get away before the end of the year to somewhere warm and sunny where you can dive all day and enjoy some world-class dive sites and amazing marine life?
 
We've got three fantastic offers for you, on board some of the best boats around, offering excellent customer service and an action packed week or so of diving.
Details on how to book are at the end of the offers below.
 
What are you waiting for? Get on board...
 
Maldives Siren - Save £400
 
S/Y Maldives SirenCentral Route - Departs Malé or Kadhdhoo
Diving Rasdhoo, Ari, Mulaku, Thaa and Laamu atolls. Explore a variety of kandus and thilas where sightings of grey reef, white tip sharks, manta and eagle rays are common. For the best night dive, with hunting nurse sharks and huge rays, dive at Vaavu Atoll, then move on to Laamu Atoll for even more exhilaration when whale sharks come for a visit. The stunning coral reefs also shelter smaller creatures including leaf fish and ghost pipefish. 

From £ 2995 per person
(10 nights, Full Board, Dive Package)
Valid on selected trips in October, November and December 2013. Book by 30 September.
Saving is on boat only. Dive Worldwide can help arrange your international flights.
Some itineraries may require additional domestic flight. Subject to availability at time of booking.
 
MY Sheena - Save £430
 
Sheena LiveaboardSpecial Safaris - Depart Medhufushi or Malé
These week long exploratory itineraries are full of adventure. Along the journey from the Meemu to Malé Atoll (or vice versa), discover new dive sites and explore world renowned ones. Expect an amazing variety of marine life from tiny critters to large pelagics such as manta rays. Suitable for advanced divers due to challenging but exhilarating drift dives en-route.
 
Want to stay longer?
We recommend a few nights twin centre at Medhufushi Island Resort before or after your liveaboard trip.
 
From £895 per person
(7 nights, Full Board, Dive Package)
Valid on selected trips in October 2013. Book by 30 September.
Saving is on boat only. Dive Worldwide can help arrange your international flights.
Domestic seaplane transfer is required for each itinerary. Subject to availability at time of booking.
 
ScubaSpa Ying - HALF PRICE
 
Scubaspa Yin, Maldives, Dive Worldwide, Luxury LiveaboardNorthern and Southern Adventures
She departs Malé each Saturday. Alternating a north and south route, she cruises the central region which includes north and south Malé, Ari, Rasdhoo and Baa atolls. Built to offer the discerning traveller a chance to indulge specific experiences, this unique concept offers a week of amazing diving or relaxing spa treatments on board. It’s something many of you have been crying out for!

Non-Divers can enjoy the same trip on a yoga package. What a way to unwind!
 
From £745 per person
(7 nights, Full Board, Dive or Yoga Package)
Valid on selected trips in September 2013. Book by 06 September.
Saving is on boat only. Dive Worldwide can help arrange your international flights.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

 
BOOK NOW! 
 
Contact the Dream Team

on 0845 130 6980 or email us

Offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Terms and conditions apply.
ATOL Protected - 10544.


 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Worldwide: Special Offers...

 

If you've been working hard over the summer months (in the office, not on your tan!) then you'll be wanting to get away soon. September and October are great months to travel - airfares return to normal, children are back in school, the sun is still out in most countries and, with our portfolio of worldwide destinations, there will always be somewhere we can send you where you can take advantage of a special offer. So, what are you waiting for?

Here's a small selection of what's on offer
but if you can't see what you're looking for, ask us for more!
 
For further details on how to book, please contact the Dream Team
on 0845 130 6980 or email us.
 
Grenada - True Blue Bay Resort : Stay 7, pay 6 nights
A boutique resort favoured by many! Wonderful Caribbean hospitiality and fantastic diving adventures - perhaps even have a go at getting technical with Aquanauts Grenada, the on-site dive centre? Valid for travel until 31 Oct 2013. Book Now!
 
Indonesia - Siladen Resort & Spa : Stay 10, pay 8 nights + Free Nitrox
Located in the heart of Bunaken Marine Park, this boutique resort is the perfect location for a relaxing diving holiday. For a limited time, diving rates have been reduced to £20/dive - exceptional value for world-class diving! Valid for travel until 31 Oct 2013. Book by 15 Sep.
 
Philippines - Turtle Bay Dive Resort : Learn to dive for FREE!
Learning to dive is an amazing experience, especially when it's free! Stay 5 nights or more during Sep 2013 and your PADI or SSI Open Water Course is on the house. Of course, you will need to pay for the manual and your certification, but this is an opportunity not to be missed! Valid for travel, departing 11, 18 and 22 Sep 2013. Book Now!
 
Maldives - Medhufushi Island Resort : SAVE over £100 on All Inclusive
Stay 5 nights or more to enjoy great all inclusive meal plan rates at this 5* resort in the Meemu Atoll in southern Maldives. Upgrade to a Water Villa from only £20 per person per night or twin centre this with a week on the Sheena Liveaboard exploring the southern atolls. Valid for travel until 31 Oct 2013. Book Now!

NEW! Galapagos - Galapagos Sky : Buy 1, get 1 50% OFF
Extraodinary and extra special. For a limited time only, take advantage of this offer valid for sailings during the winter months (Dec-Apr). Travelling alone? Single travellers receive 25% discount on selected trips. Warm waters and plenty of hammerhead sharks. Valid for travel on selected dates from Dec 2013 - Apr 2014. Discount on boat only. Book by 16 Oct 2013.
 
Worldwide Liveaboards - Aggressor Fleet : Save up to £450
The Aggressor Fleet operate in many of the world's top diving destinations. Although the availability may be limited, there are some fantastic savings to take advantage of in Belize, Thailand, Cayman Islands, Indonesia (Komodo) and at Cocos Island. Book Now! 
 

For further details on how to book, please contact the Dream Team
on 0845 130 6980 or email us
 
Offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Terms and conditions apply.
ATOL Protected - 10544.

 
 


Azores: A BIG Deal

An archipelago of huge volcanic peaks breaking the surface in the mid-Atlantic, the Azores is a spectacular region to visit whether it’s for diving, hiking or whale watching. The Gulf Stream ensures a mild and humid climate year-round. The lush green islands are untouched by mass tourism and the surrounding waters hold a rich marine biodiversity, most notably a wide variety of whale and dolphin species. Visibility is 30 metres on average and the most comfortable diving season is May-Oct. Travel time to these magical islands is under four hours from the UK and it’s the perfect place to go island-hopping and whale watching or even to try something new and adventurous.

Photo Credit: Visit Azores.com
Underwater highlights include exploring volcanic topography, diving in the blue for the chance of a shark or mobula ray encounter. The variety of shallow rocky reefs, arches, underwater caves, wrecks and deeper oceanic dive offer an abundance of rich marine life in these subtropical waters fed by the Gulf Stream. Expect to see anything from nudibranch to whales – with plenty of schools of pelagic fish, dolphin, turtles and lobster. This is a fantastic destination for photographers looking to capture some unique and memorable shots.

New for 2013 – Santa Maria Island
The most south-eastern of the archipelago, the ‘Yellow Island’ is warmer, flatter and drier than the others, especially in the west. In contrast, the east features more luxuriant vegetation comprising the Pico Alto. Experienced divers will enjoy the diversity of pelagic species at Formigas and Dollabrat Bank.
 
The local dive sites around the island are varied and suitable for all. Underwater highlights include exploration of caves, tunnels and sea mounts, however it’s the nature reserve Formigas and the Dollabarat Bank that divers hope to get to experience. Here, the marine life is abundant and you can expect the highest number of pelagic sightings including several species of shark, barracuda, tuna manta and devil rays.
 

Mobula Ray Aggregation, Santa Maria, Azores_Credit_Pedro de Carvalho
Photo Credit: Pedro de Carvalho
To the northwest, the site of Baixa do Ambrósio is famous for its mobula ray aggregations during the summer months – suitable for divers and snorkellers, a magnificent sight with visibility around 40 metres.
 
Prices from £1,225 per person
Includes flights from the UK, 6-nights (BB) on Santa Maria, 10 local dives and 2 at Formigas (subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions) and your final night in Ponta Delgada. Based on two people travelling together.
Create your own adventure
CALL the experts on 0845 130 6980 
Visit Azores
We feature the islands of Sao Miguel, Faial, Pico and Santa Maria, perfect for island hopping!
 
Anything is possible on a diving aventure to the Azores. We can help create your personal itinerary to include diving and other activities on one or a number of the islands, all of which have their own character and highlights.
To learn more about the destination, Visit Azores.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Conservation: F'in Mile

 
What will you be doing on 17 August 2013?
Our Dream Team will be at Kempton Park taking part in a walk with a difference...
 
In our continued efforts to help raise vital funds for Bite-Back Shark and Marine Conservation, we're going the extra mile this summer. One F'in mile takes place on 17 August 2013. We'll be attempting to walk the one mile lap of Kempton Racecourse...in our fins!
 
The charity is hoping to raise more than £10,000 through participant sponsorship to help fund its campaign to make Britain the first country in the world to ban shark fin soup.



With sponsorship from Mares, there will be prizes for the fastest, slowest and best dressed participants. We hope to scoop at least one prize!

We've been training hard during our lunch breaks and would really appreciate any donations you are able to offer us, to help support Bite-Back.
 
 
**THANK YOU!**
  
Phil, Charlie, Sarah, Michele
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Philippines: Learn to Dive

...FOR FREE! (*)

A Summer Special not to miss, especially if you are looking to learn in warm tropical seas with plenty of colourful coral and fish and great hospitality.

Moalboal is a small town 55 miles  south west of Cebu City in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Once a fishing village, Panagsama Beach is now a popular dive area. With diving possible all year round, there are about 25 recognised dive sites and many more being discovered all the time.

The range of diving is excellent, with vertical walls, a cathedral like cave, healthy coral reefs and plenty of macro in the way of pygmy seahorses, ghost pipe fish and frogfish to keep everyone happy.

Pescador Island is a short boat ride away - it's here that you'll be mesmerised and enchanted by the resident sardine bait ball, a unique diving experience.

You want more? Well, Oslob is just down the road. Complete your course and if you have time, take a day trip here (local supplement) and you've got a very good chance of a whale shark encounter!

Learning to dive is an amazing experience, especially when it's free! (*)



Stay at Turtle Bay Dive Resort during September 2013 and your PADI or SSI Open Water Course is on the house. Of course, you will need to pay for the manual and your certification, but this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Summer Special - Learn to Dive for FREE! (*)
Learn to dive in warm clear tropical waters with amazing marine life for free. What more do we need to say?!

Depart UK:  11, 18 or 22 Sep 2013
Duration:     10 Days
Prices From: £1765 per person

Includes: return flights from the UK, 7-nights at Turtle Bay Dive Resort (FB), Full PADI or SSI Open Water Course, all tuition and equipment, transfers and a half day trip to Kawasan Falls. Based on two people travelling together.

(*) Excludes: PADI/SSI Manual, Registration (Certification Fee), Marine Park Fees (where applicable)

Learn to Dive - Book NOW!
Call the Dive Team on 0845 130 6980 or email us.

The Philippines have diving opportunities for all-from the wrecks of Sangat to the whale sharks of Sogod Bay. Learn more about creating your own adventure here.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Oman: Summer Spectacular

The summer may be a little hot for most, but it's a spectacular time in Oman - specifically the Daymaniyat Islands.
 
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this group of nine small islands are renowned as the jewel in the crown of diving in the Gulf of Oman. The diving here features natural walls, drop-offs, reefs, swim-throughs and caves. The coral and marine life is abundant and home to prolific numbers of tropcial fish, sting rays, leopard sharks and it's this time of year when you have the best chance of a whale shark encounter.
 
The Saman Explorer liveaboard is in its second season of running week long safaris in this region, which also includes the famous dive sites near Muscat, such as the Fahal Islands and the wreck of the Al Munassir, popular amongst UK divers who would normally dive this from a local resort.
 
We have had reports from the boat that the whale sharks have recently arrived in the area, so if you're looking of somewhere to dive in September, this could be for you!
 

Whale Shark, Extra Divers, Daymaniyat Islands, Oman
Photo Credit: Extra Divers Oman
 

Summer Spectacular
Explore the popular dive sites around Muscat and hope for a whale shark encounter in the Daymaniyat Islands on board the Saman Explorer.
 
Depart UK: 13 Sep
Duration: 9 Days
Prices From: £1595 per person
 
Includes: return flights from the UK, 6-nights on board the Saman Explorer (FB), 1-night at Al Sawadi Beach Resort (HB), up to 4 dives per day (including night dive), tanks, weights and transfers.
 
Book your Summer Spectacular
Call the Dive Team on 0845 130 6980 or email us.
 
Oman has plenty of diving opportunities throughout the year. Learn more here.

Please note:
The holy month of Ramadan began on 10 July 2013.
Ramadan Kareem to all our local suppliers.
 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

South Africa: Sardine Run 2013

One of nature’s great events,

this annual underwater spectacle is one not to miss!

 
http://www.diveworldwide.com/holiday/sardine_run.html
© Alexander Safonov - Sardine Run South Africa - ScubaAddicts

Escaping the cold waters of the Cape, thousands of sardines head north hugging the coastline of southern Africa, making their way up to KwaZulu-Natal. They’re following their food source, which is being driven north by the currents; more of an extended range than a migration. This, is the famous Sardine Run.

These massive shoals (up to 40 metres deep and 9 miles long) are a spectacle in themselves, but it’s enhanced by the hundreds of predators arriving on mass for their feeding frenzy. The extravaganza includes birds, dolphin, sharks, game fish and whales, all there for their fast food fill of sardines. To witness part of this would be an amazing feeling; would you know where and what to look at?

We look forward to feedback from our clients who have visited recently and witnessed this amazing wildlife event. For now, let’s catch up with Shona’s (ScubaAddicts) recent report on underwater action from their base in Port St. Johns, right in the thick of things!

“The sardine run has been amazing this year, definitely one of our best ever.

Loads of bait balls, amazing whales breaching, double breaches i,e. with two whales breaching at the same time.

Lots of great sharks, copper sharks, dusky sharks and bull sharks. The gannets have been putting on a great show diving through the bait balls, whilst the dolphins have been working the bait balls and keeping them around for long periods of time. 

To top it off we have had many sightings of sail fish with the bait balls.

The action is not very far out to sea, it is all within our limits to where our boats can go. Sometimes it is all happening just outside the river other times we travel around a lot more”.


Sardine Run packages are available in June and July. Of course, there’s still time to head over this year, but if you’re looking for a Sardine Run experience in 2014, we recommend booking soon. It’s extremely popular!
 
These dive adventures can be booked through Dive Worldwide. What’s more, as the focus is on sharks, they are part of our ‘shark infested’ programme, helping raise vital funds for Bite-Back throughout 2013.


Contact the Dive Worldwide Dream Team

Email or call 0845 130 6980 to book an adventure of a lifetime.



Friday, June 28, 2013

"Fiji...where happiness finds you"

Bula, it's been busy in Fiji, so we thought we'd share the news!
 
Fiji Airways
On 27 June 2013, Air Pacific returned to its original 1958 name of Fiji Airways. The switch-over marks an important milestone in the airline’s turnaround. The new A330 aircraft feature state of the art facilities and exciting changes to the customer experience; a fresh new look and one that our Bite-Back at Cancer raffle winners 2012 will soon experience for themselves!
“Congratulations Air Pacific, we are all excited to see the brand new A330 and the increased frequency by the end of the year.” Jane West, Tourism Fiji
 
Bula Bula Quo
In other news, the veteran rock band Status Quo made an action music film in Fiji last year. The film premieres in Leicester Square on Monday 1st July and will go nationwide to the 161 cinemas by 5th July. The film is not a serious piece of acting, it’s light hearted and humorous, but is accompanied by 9 new tracks written in Fiji by Status Quo. The lead track “Bula Bula Quo” is currently in the album charts. The film is called “Bula Quo”.


The cinematography in Fiji is fantastic! The director is Stuart St. Paul, who has worked on a few James Bond movies. If you are interested in Fiji, you will love it!

Tourism Fiji
Want to learn more about Fiji? In line with the new branding “Fiji…where happiness finds you”. Tourism Fiji  have recently launched their new look website. Find out more.


Dive Worldwide
We have been arranging tailor-made holidays to Fiji for a long time now. It’s one of our favourite destinations and there’s plenty to see, especially underwater. Known for its soft corals, mantas, sharks and topside adventure you can combine resorts on different islands as well as spending time on a liveaboard. We feature plenty of suggested itineraries, but remember, it’s your holiday and we’re here to help create your adventure.


 
Contact the Dive Worldwide Dream Team
Email or call 0845 130 6980 to discuss your options.

Check back later in the year to see our our competition winners enjoyed their diving adventure!

Vinaka

 




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Maldives: NEW Liveaboard - Scubaspa Ying

This brand new luxurious modern cruiser has been purpose built in the Maldives, a first of its kind. The modern materials used to build and create a spacious, intimate product as well as advanced marine engineering ensure an excellent sea going performance and comfort on board this 50 metre boat.

Scubaspa Ying departs Malé each Saturday. Alternating a north and south route, she cruises the central region which includes north and south Malé, Ari, Rasdhoo and Baa atolls. Built to offer the discerning traveller a chance to indulge specific experiences, this unique concept offers a week of amazing diving or relaxing spa treatments on board. It’s something many of you have been crying out for!

Scubaspa Yin, Maldives, Dive Worldwide, Luxury Liveaboard

There are four decks featuring 21 individually styled cabins and suites and facilities akin to that of an island resort than a boat. These include spa treatment rooms, a lounge room, restaurant, bar, bathing areas and a Jacuzzi. All cabins feature air-conditioning and an en-suite shower room as well as modern, luxurious amenities. Double/triple bed cabins are found on the lower deck, whilst double/twin suites are located on the main deck offering panoramic vistas from their three metre wide windows.
 
 
 
Diving is operated from the accompanying 19 metre purpose built dhoni, fully equipped to provide divers with their own personal space and plenty of comfort. Dive packages include 12 dives (two per day) and are lead by one of four experienced dive crew.


The programme will be decided each week depending on the local conditions, but expect to be amazed at the prolific marine life that abounds in the Maldives from colourful reef fish to awe inspiring whale sharks.




The spa is spread over two decks and six treatment rooms. The private Thai massage area is also used for meditation and yoga. A carefully selected team of six professionals are on hand to look after your every need offering massages, aqua therapies, Ayurveda and beauty treatments based on Asian and Western traditions; all carefully selected with a holistic philosophy in mind. Other treatments are available and paid for on board.

For those who like to share (or can’t make up their mind) it’s possible to share a spa and a scuba package between a couple and also to try one or the other during your week. Local charges may apply and spa treatments are subject to availability.

Each week there will be an opportunity to visit Malé and local islands, go snorkelling or sunset fishing and enjoy time on a deserted tropical island.
 



"Exclusively designed around your total well-being, Scubaspa combines scuba diving on board a luxury safari vessel, immersing you in one of the most beautiful and inspiring oceans in the world, at the same time offering a comprehensive range of the finest treatments in a luxury spa. Every experience, delivered by a team of professionals, is created to give you deep relaxation, tranquility and joy."

 


Cost per person from £1,425 (boat only)

 

LAUNCH OFFER – SAVE £300 on all trips in June & July 2013.

Offer is on boat only. Last departure from Malé is 27 July 2013.
Based on Sea Star cabin, full board meal plan and up to 12 dives or spa treatments per week.
Dive Worldwide can arrange your international flights, ask us for further details.

GET ON BOARD
Book now - contact the Dream Team call 0845 130 6980 or email us.

Plenty more in the Maldives
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of liveaboards and resorts in the Maldives. If this isn't quite you, it's likely you'll find something suitable online.
Find out more here.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

World Oceans Day 2013

Help reduce Plastic Pollution

June 8th is World Oceans Day, the UN-designated day for the global community to celebrate and take action for our shared ocean. One of the greatest threats to the ocean is also one of the most insidious because chances are it’s so mundane you don’t even notice it. Look around you right now: how much plastic do you see?

The ocean is downstream from all of us so no matter where we live, so we can all help address the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean. Each year a huge amount of plastic eventually makes it into coastal waters and harms ocean life. Many animals such as seabirds, sea turtles, dolphins, and whales die every year from plastic entanglement or starvation because they fill up their stomachs on plastic they mistake for food. Take action for World Oceans Day and prevent plastic from harming ocean wildlife!

Reduce plastic use . Help stop plastic pollution at its source! As consumers, we each have the power to reduce demand. And if you encourage family and friends to do the same, the more the more good we can do to keep the ocean clean and safe. Here are a few disposable plastic products everyone can reduce in our daily lives:

Plastic water bottles. Invest in a reusable water bottle, and filter water if necessary. Help the ocean and save money; it’s a win-win for you and the blue. On average, Americans now use 4 plastic water bottles a day—the highest ever recorded! Let’s turn the tide against wasteful plastic consumption.

Plastic bags. People use nearly 1 trillion plastic bags each year, and unfortunately, many of those end up ingested by sea turtles that mistake plastic for jellyfish. Remember to bring a reusable bag for food (including vegetables) and other shopping and save a life!

Straws, cups to-go, food containers, and utensils. Bring your own reusable products like mugs when you get coffee and take a pass on the plastic utensils when you get take-out food. And if you must have a straw, there a number affordable options!

Be aware of packaging. Pay attention to how much incidental plastic that comes with what you buy—your candy, headphones, pens, etc., all come in plastic packaging. Strive to cut down on your daily plastic consumption and reward corporations that package responsibly!
Act for World Oceans Day!


Hold a ‘Switch for the Sea’ contest! Ask friends and family to switch one of their disposable plastic habits for a sustainable, ocean-friendly one: such as bringing reusable food containers from home when eating out for your ‘doggie bag.’


Organize an aquatic clean-up! Head out to your nearest and dearest body of water with some friends and pick up all the trash you find. You’ll be surprised at how much of it is plastic.

Ban the bag in your town. Many communities around the world are banning plastic bags from being used at their stores. Learn how to start a campaign to stop plastic bags use in your town!

There are hundreds of events being held all over the world, find one near you and celebrate with a purpose this World Oceans Day!

You can also go the extra mile and organize an event yourself using ideas and free materials provided at WorldOceansDay.org!

This post comes to you courtesy of World Oceans Day.org

Australia: #ReefLive - Great Barrier Reef

World’s First 12 Hour Underwater LIVE Dive Broadcast:
A rare chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef like never before...

On Friday 7 June 2013 millions across the globe will have the unique opportunity to embark on a guided underwater tour of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef – all from the comfort of your own home.


 

Dive Worldwide, Australia, ReefLive

The ReefLive event will amaze, delight and educate a global audience through an innovative live broadcast highlighting the importance and vibrancy of our oceans. The 12-hour interactive broadcast will be hosted by internationally acclaimed marine biologist and underwater cinematographer Richard Fitzpatrick (above), who will speak to the audience from underwater at one of his favourite dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef.

An initiative of Tourism and Events Queensland, ReefLive is being held in conjunction with World Oceans Day (8 June) and is an opportunity for those who love adventure, the ocean and nature to get a new perspective of the Great Barrier Reef and learn more about this unique ecosystem.

“The Queensland tourism industry is strongly united in its commitment to protect, preserve, nurture and manage this wonderful natural resource and to raise awareness of the Great Barrier Reef across the globe.”
Queensland Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive, Daniel Gschwind.


Dive Worldwide. ReefLive, Great Barrier Reef Australia

ReefLive will feature broadcasts from both the underwater reef studio with Richard Fitzpatrick, and a land studio via Google + Hangout. The ‘Hangouts’will be broadcast simultaneously on YouTube live via the Tourism and Events Queensland channel and the audience can also interact with the divers and the panel via Twitter using the #reeflive hashtag.

Tourism and Events Queensland are also giving Facebook users the opportunity to win a Great Barrier Reef Experience worth $10,000 AUD. Enter the 'Meet the Reef' competition by creating your ideal Great Barrier Reef experience.

“This is the first time that anyone has attempted a 12 hour live-broadcasted dive, and I am excited to show the world just a snapshot of what is below the water in Queensland, Australia.” Richard Fitzpatrick

WHEN: ReefLive will broadcast from 1am GMT to 1pm GMT on Friday 7 June 2013, and coincides with World Oceans Day on Saturday 8 June 2013.

WHERE: Online via YouTube. Watch #ReefLive here.

The eyes of the world will be on this incredible event. Enjoy the #ReefLive broadcast. If you like what you see, please contact a member of the Dive Dream Team to discuss your Queensland diving holiday options.

Call us on 0845 130 6980 or Email us by clicking here.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Special Offers...


The outlook over the Bank Holiday weekend isn't looking so great, unless of course, you've managed to get a last minute getaway booked! Those of you who are staying to put, should perhaps start planning for the coming months. Below, are a few special offers we would like to share with you!
 
For further details and how to book, please contact a member of our dream team on 0845 130 6980 or email us sales@diveworldwide.com
 
 
Galapagos - Humboldt Explorer : SAVE £800 per person
Unbeatable offer during high season! As well as the usual world-class crowd, the high season brings opportunity of more whale shark encounters. Saving is on boat only. Includes Nitrox. Limited availability on 24 Jun and 08 Jul trips. Book Now!
 
Grenada - Flamboyant Resort & Villas : SUMMER SPECIAL, SAVE 10%
Looking to learn to dive, relax on a beach or simply get away to the sun? Save 10% on the cost of your room at the Flamboyant Hotel this summer. Direct flights available with BA or Virgin. Applies to twin and single occupancy. Valid 01 Jun - 31 Jul. Book by 30 June.
 
Indonesia - Manado : Luxurious sea view for a fiver!
Travel to Manado over the summe and relax in style. Save £130 per person on the all inclusive dive package (3 night stay) at Minahasa Lagoon, which includes a sea view cottage for only £5 more than a garden view room. Additional nights and twin centre with a trip to Eco Divers Lembeh available, ask for further details. Valid for all travel until 31 Jul 2013. Based on double/twin occupancy. Book Now!
 
Indonesia - Tambora Liveaboard : SAVE 20% - last minute
Looking for a last minute liveaboard somewhere different? Save 20% on the Sulawesi Secret Sites itinerary on board the Tambora, a pioneer of adventurous diving throughout Indonesia. Visit Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Bunaken, Toli Toli, and West Sulawesi. Why not combine this with our Minahasa/Eco Divers offer? Offer on boat only. Valid 10-22 Jun sailing only. Book now!
 
Papua New Guinea - FeBrina Liveaboard : SAVE £450 per person
Walindi Resort is 30yrs old in July. Their first present is to you...Save £450 per person on their fantastic liveaboard, FeBrina. Departing Rabaul, the boat makes its way back to Walindi over eight days. Divers can enjoy critters galore in Rabaul, pelagic species at Fathers Reef and the lush underwater gardens of Kimbe Bay. World-class diving at a special birthday price. Don't miss out. Go and celebrate! Offer on boat only. Valid 20-28 Jul sailing only. Book now!
 
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