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Carpe Vita - Maldives

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 17, 2015 09:25

Carpe Vita - Maldives - February 22, 2015


Testimonial from one of our Canadian divers.


"Hi Greg..! I loved the boat, I loved journeying south, I get bored of being hooked in watching sharks milling about. It's OK when there's really an amazing show with incredible visibility but day after day of the same thing, meh.  Some of the currents were just too strong for me and I was swept away.  Not that I particularly minded because it's kind of fun riding a current that's moving faster than a freight train.  Heehee"  

"What was personally disappointing to me, is when we got to the latter part of some of the dives we'd end up in some of the most beautiful coral gardens, I've seen.  But there wasn't time to truly enjoy them because we'd spent so much time looking at a bunch of sharks whilst our bodies flapped off the ledge like flags in the wind.  I'd do it all again in a heartbeat but would set things up to ensure more time at the coral gardens." 

"In fact, might return with at least one couple if we can arrange our own dm, so as not to be stuck watching sharks!  ;) so that said, what kind of deal can you swing for me on the special trip next December 30?"

                 - Sherryl L, Calgary Canada

 

Azores Liveaboard - Bohol, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 13, 2015 18:35

Trip report from the Atlantis Azores to Bohol 28 February to 07 March, 2015

"Greg – I just wanted to say Thank You for all your help. It was a great trip – nice boat, great crew, fantastic food, good diving. The only negative was the visibility (less than 50 ft on most dives) butother than that, it was great. I plan to return again and do some of their other charters, esp. the Tuabbatha (sp?) Reef itinerary in the far West, and maybe their Corona wreck trip."

    -  Daniel G - San Diego, California      

 

Two Fish Divers - Dive Buddy 50% OFF

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 10, 2015 13:41

Two Fish Divers - 3 Great Resort Locations

Lembeh, Bunaken, and Bali

Book a trip 5 nights or more and your dive buddy is 50% OFF….! 

THREE TIMES THE ADVENTURE!

Tropical-Island dive centers/resorts at some of the best diving locations in Indonesia – stay and dive in Bali, Bunaken and Lembeh with affordable accommodation away from the crowds. Relax and dive with us at one of our tropical island resorts, or visit all 3 on our Indonesia Dive Safari. Contact us for discount pricing with Two Fish.

Raja Ampat Liveaboard - Last Minute - Last Cabin

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 1, 2015 17:43

Pearl of Papua Liveaboard

Last Minute - Last Cabin

March 31 to April 10, 2015

We have one remaining Seahorse standard cabin (photograph below) available on the 10-day charter to Raja Ampat (South route) on the Pearl of Papua. Dates are March 31 to April 10, 2015. Rate for this charter is $330 per person per night but we will discount this cabin. Contact us for fast rates.

Charter includes standard cabin accommodations, all meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, air tanks. Nitrox available at extra charge.

Pindito Liveaboard - Raja Ampat - Last Minute 25% OFF

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   February 14, 2015 18:13

Pindito Liveaboard to Raja Ampat - Save 25%

We have two cabins on the Pindito liveaboard to Raja Ampat on last minute special. Cabins available are "Obi" and "Tidore." Charter dates are 02-13 March 2015. The Pindito was originally launched in 1992 and is one of the most experienced ships in Indonesia. The ship was completely refitted in 2009. 

Normal rate for this charter is $4870 per person USD, now $3652 USD per person. Save $1218 USD. 

Additional costs: Port fee $80 USD, Raja Ampat Park fee $120 USD.

Charter includes:

  • Transfers from/to airport Sorong to/from the MV Pindito
  • Accommodation in a double or twin bed cabin with en-suite shower bath, toilet and AC
  • Full board including all drinks on board (excluding wine)
  • 3 dives per diving day and one down or night-dive (no diving on departure/arrival day)
  • NITROX fillings for whole cruise
  • All offered land excursions

Euphoria Liveaboard - Raja Ampat BOGO Deal

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   February 11, 2015 14:29

Euphoria Liveaboard -  Raja Ampat

Book 1 Diver, 2nd Diver 50% OFF

MUST BOOK BY 28 FEB 2015

 

Selected charter dates to Raja Ampat - Must book by 28 Feb 2015

1) March 2-16, 2015 - 15 Days, Pay for 11 Days + 2nd Diver 50% OFF

Standard cabin = 3300 Euro first diver and second diver 1650 Euro
VIP cabin = 3550 Euro first diver and second diver 1775 Euro
 
 
2) May 14-24, 2015 11 Days + 2nd Diver 50% OFF
 
Standard cabin = 3300 Euro first diver and second diver 1650 Euro
VIP cabin = 3550 Euro first diver and second diver 1775 Euro
 
 
3) October 22 to November 2, 2015 11 Days + 2nd Diver 50% OFF
 
Standard cabin = 3300 Euro first diver and second diver 1650 Euro
VIP cabin = 3550 Euro first diver and second diver 1775 Euro
 

Maavahi Liveaboard - Maldives Last Minute Sale

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   February 4, 2015 13:04

Maavahi Liveaboard - Maldives Last Minute Sale

Stay 7 Nights - Pay 5 Nights  Save $410 Per Person

14-21 February 2015

We have last minute berths available on the Maavahi diving in Huvadhoo traveling an itinerary from Koodoo to Koodoo. Package includes: Accommodation in Double and Twin Cabins; 2-3 dives per day plus 1 night dive; full board meals; complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea; BBQ's; 12% TGST.

Rate is $205 USD per night per person or $1025 USD for 7 Nights, save $410.

Contact us for limited availability. Dates 14-21 Feb 2015


Black Sand Dive Retreat - North Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 30, 2015 11:53

Black Sand Dive Retreat 

We are now booking this amazing resort in North Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. Packages include cottage accommodations, meals, boat dives, unlimited shore dives on the house reef, free wi-fi, morning and afternoon snacks. A 7 night package with 17 dives (air fills) is $1400 USD per person double occupancy, or $1554 with nitrox fills. Contact us for availability.

Black Sand Dive Retreat is a small six-bungalow quality dive resort located on a sheltered bay in a natural setting on Lembeh Strait, Indonesia’s Exotic Critter Capital. We specialize in personalized service both above and below the water, offering an exceptional dive holiday experience for our discerning guests.

The Resort: Each of our six coconut-wood bungalows offers excellent views over Kambahu Bay and Lembeh Strait and is equipped with both a/c and a ceiling fan for your comfort, with complimentary drinking water, coffee and tea close at hand. Each unit also has a walk-in closet to keep your bags and belongings organized and out of the way as well as a walled open-air “Bali-style” garden bathroom with a hot water shower to help reheat you after long repetitive dives. The accommodation includes three meals per day in our well-appointed restaurant with excellent chefs serving a mix of International, Asian and Indonesian cuisine. Snacks are also available after morning and afternoon dives.  If you wish to get internet connection, our free-of-charge 24-hour wi-fi is available at the restaurant, which also has a well-stocked reference library as well as a TV Room in which guests can review their video footage, watch DVD films or international satellite television.

The Diving: Our strategic location means that most of Lembeh’s 40+ dive sites are within 5 minutes of the resort by speedboat. Our boats hold a maximum of 4 guests only. Our guides and GM have thousands of dives logged in the strait, which means that we know about and can find those special critters you desire. Nitrox is available and our spacious Dive Center has a dedicated camera room with individual charging stations. Right off our fine black sand beach is our spectacular House Reef, offering shallow, calm and current-free conditions on one of Lembeh’s very best sites. Open day and night, our guests commonly find marquee critters such as wonderpus, veined octopus, a number of frogfish species including the famed hairy frogfish, sea horses, devilfish, bobtail squid, bubble shells, monkeyfish, stargazers, stonefish, and numerous varieties of ghost pipefish, stingfish and waspfish, along with much more.

AMIRA Liveaboard - Indonesia 2015 Charters

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 27, 2015 14:15

AMIRA Liveaboard - Indonesia

We have limited availability on the AMIRA in 2015. Contact us for current availability. Rates on charters below $4707 USD per person.

May 2015

  •  Jewels of Indonesia 4-15 May 2015 - 11 Nights - One (1) Double/Twin Cabin and one (1) Single Cabin available

Itinerary from Sorong to Saumlaki > Raja Ampat, Misool, Koon, Manuk, Banda Sea to Tanimbar (Forgotten Islands)

  • Forgotten Islands Exploration  18-29 May 2015 - 11 Nights - One (1) male share available 

Itinerary Forgotten Islands of Tanimbar - Banda Sea West > Pulau Babar, Pulau Sermata, Pulau Moa, Pulau Romang, Wetar, Alro, Pantar, Lembata, Adonara, Flores

June 2015

  • Komodo  01-12 June 2015 - 11 Nights - Four (4) Double / Twin cabins available 

Itinerary from Maumere to Bali via Komodo region and Lesser Sunda Islands

Turneffe Flats Resort Travel Report - Turneffe Atoll, Belize

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 23, 2015 11:58

Turneffe Flats Resort - Belize

DIVE REPORT – 4 to 9 JANUARY 2015


Air Temperatures – Low to Upper 70s to Low 80s

Water Temperature – 78F

 


Overall Weather – At the start of the week winds came from the NNE at over 15 knots, and by mid-week they had reduced to 5 knots, only to increase again to 15 knots and swivel around to the NNW.  Skies offered alternating sun and clouds with some rain showers here and there.

 


Crew - Dive Instructor Anne-Marie was the dive guide, with Carlton (AKA Capt) as boat captain for the week.

 


Sightings – A positively monstrous size Spotted Eagle Ray came cruising by divers at close range along the Chasbow’s Corner wall on Monday.  Lighthouse Reef Atoll diving on Tuesday was spectacular, with lots of Nassau Groupers along the Half Moon Caye wall area with fat tummies for spawning.  Reef Sharks showed up as usual and showed keen interest in divers whom were taking photos of a Hawksbill Turtle munching on a sponge whom was completely unconcerned with the divers and cameras, or the Reef Sharks whizzing by.  Aquarium to Silver Cave on the western side of Long Caye was a lengthy drift dive covering both action-packed sites.  Reef Sharks, Spotted Eagle Rays, schools of Horse Eye Jack, numerous large Black Groups, and three Tarpon all made appearances.  The southeastern dives on Friday offered up a White Spotted Toadfish sighting.  Upon close inspection, there was a small Banded Coral Shrimp sitting just above the toadfish’s eye like a red and white eyebrow.  A lone large and muscular Crevalle Jack swam purposefully along the Jojos’s Split wall toward divers coming in close for inspection as it went by.  Each week brings expected sightings and surprises every time.  

 


Sunday 4 January

Winds at over 15 knots from NE.  Mostly cloudy with some sun.

Dive Sites:  #1 Black Pearl North - 60ft visibility / #2 Black Pearl South – 60ft visibility / #3 Amberhead – 60ft visibility

 


Monday 5 January

Wind speed at over 15 knots switching from NNE to due north.  Rains showers in the morning gave way to sun in the afternoon. 

Dive Sites:  #1 Terrace – 60ft visibility / #2 Chasbow’s Corner – 60ft visibility / #3 Elkin’s Bay – 60ft

 


Tuesday 6 January

Winds at just over 10 knots from the NNE.  Mostly sunny conditions all day. 

Dive Sites:  #1 Blue Hole – 30 then 80ft visibility / #2 Half Moon Caye Wall – 60ft visibility / #3 Aquarium to Silver Cave - 50ft visibility

 


Wednesday 7 January

Winds dropped to 5 knots, and skies were mostly sunny with some clouds. 

Dive Sites:  #1 Wishbone – 70ft visibility / #2 Front Door – 70ft visibility / #3 Night Dive at Northern Bogue

 


Thursday 8 January

Winds back up to 15 knots from the NNE, then switching to NNW.  Rain showers on and off, revealing patches of sun. 

Dive Sites:  #1 Creekozene South – 60ft visibility / #2 Pine Ridge – 60ft visibility / #3 Lobster Bay - 60ft visibility

 


Friday 9 January

Light variable winds increased to 10 knots from the NW by mid-morning.  Overcast conditions with passing rain showers gave way to sun in the early afternoon. 

Dive Sites:  #1 The Elbow – 50ft visibility / #2 Jojo’s Split – 70ft visibility / #3 Chrissea’s Place - 70ft visibility