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Explorer Ventures - Indonesia - M/V Raja Manta Explorer

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 14, 2017 07:19

Explorer Ventures Adds 2 New Ships to Their Fleet 

M/V Raja Manta Explorer 

The team at Explorer Ventures has expanded their fantastic liveaboard dive operation. Now you can book an Explorer Ventures charter on either of their two new ships in the Indonesia waters.

Contact us for a discounted package on this great ship...! Toll free 866-690-3483 or email us today.

With a major makeover in 2016, the Raja Manta Explorer is a boat designed for divers, by divers. Offering exciting itineraries through Ambon, Banda, Sangalaki, Raja Ampat and other extended itineraries, the 37 meter vessel is stable, strong and reliable making it perfect for long range travel to the most desirable dive sites. With 8 double & twin shared-bath ensuite cabins and 3 shared cabins with wash basins, the Raja Manta Explorer can comfortably accommodate up to 22 passengers. There is a large salon with a digital media center, sound system and widescreen plasma TV for your entertainment, an expansive sundeck that spans the length of the boat and a large outdoor dining area. A blend of Western and Asian cuisine awaits you after every dive. With up to 18 well-trained crew, excellent service above and below water are ensured.

There is an enormous dive deck with ample space for gearing up. Warm towels, hot drinks and fresh fruits are available after dives. The Captain and dive crew have years of experience in Indonesia including Komodo, Alor, Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. Diving is conducted in small groups. There is a full range of rental equipment available, all tanks have din and yoke fitting and larger tanks are available for those requiring a little extra air. Many of the boat crew are certified scuba divers and share a passion for the underwater world.

Explorer Ventures - Indonesia - M/V Blue Manta Explorer

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 14, 2017 06:52

Explorer Ventures Adds 2 New Ships to Their Fleet

M/V Blue Manta Explorer 

The team at Explorer Ventures has expanded their fantastic liveaboard dive operation. Now you can book an Explorer Ventures charter on either of their two new ships in the Indonesia waters.

Contact us for a discounted package on this great ship...! Toll free 866-690-3483 or email us today.

 

Exploring Ambon, Banda, Forgotten Islands, Komodo and Raja Ampat, the spacious Blue Manta Explorer is fully equipped to take you to some of the most beautiful, exotic and remote diving destinations in Indonesia.

The large steel hull vessel can accommodate up to 22 passengers in 14 beautiful, fully ensuite cabins. Measuring 45 meters in length, the spacious cabins are situated over three decks. There is a sundeck with lounge chairs for sunbathing and a covered area for shade, perfect for relaxing in between dives. The vessel provides an open outdoor alfresco dining area and an indoor air-conditioned dining area, ideal for enjoying one of the many meals prepared by the vessel's three top quality chefs! You will never go hungry. There is a salon with a Plasma TV, DVD and media server. 24 hour satellite internet is also available so you can easily stay in touch with family at home.

The dive deck is equipped with personal rinse tanks and a wide outdoor work table for underwater digital cameras. There is also a dedicated indoor camera room with plenty of space & charging stations to set up your camera equipment. Full equipment rentals are available onboard, all scuba tanks have din or yoke fittings and there are larger tanks available for those requiring a little extra air. With up to 20 highly trained crew members, the Blue Manta Explorer is dedicated to providing exceptional service, while maintaining the highest safety standards. 

Carpe Vita - Maldives Deep South Shark Trip

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   September 27, 2015 10:46

Carpe Vita Liveaboard

Maldives Deep South Shark Itinerary

February 28 to March 10, 2016

We have one (1) remaining male share cabin on the popular Carpe Vita on a Maldives Deep South Shark itinerary. The charter departs Male and ends in Addu. The charter rate includes domestic return airfare from Addu to Male. Check out the itinerary map below. Ask for our discounted rate on this charter. Published rates listed below are in USD:

Charter $4,329

Airfare $230 

Green Tax $66 payable onboard

Fuel surcharge $100 payable onboard

Nitrox $200 payable onboard

Turks & Caicos Caribbean Explorer II FLASH SALE

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   August 23, 2015 17:23

Turks & Caicos Caribbean Explorer II

FLASH SALE ~ ~  SAVE $1,000 Per Person

OCTOBER 10-17, 2016

We have a Main Deck cabin (#5 queen or twin) and a male share berth in Main Deck cabin #3 (twin) on special sale. Normally $2,495 per person for Main Deck cabin berths, we are discounting these spaces by $1,000. Now you can get this fabulous liveaboard for $1,495 per person. Travel dates are October 10-17, 2015.

Here's a short video from one of our dive buddies who took this trip in April:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL9gyV6LAtA&vq=hd1080

Turks & Caicos VIDEO - Caribbean Explorer II

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   August 12, 2015 06:29

Our dive buddies Yan Grossman, his brother Bruno, and their friend Rick James Chatas were on an April 2015 charter aboard the Explorer Ventures Caribbean Explorer II to the Turks & Caicos. Here is a short video of some dive highlights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL9gyV6LAtA&vq=hd1080

 

Book a trip with us on this great charter…!

Maldives Deep South Shark Trip - Carpe Vita Liveaboard

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   June 12, 2015 12:29

Maldives Deep South Shark Trip - Carpe Vita Liveaboard

February 28 to March 10, 2016

We have the last remaining cabins on a Maldives charter on the Carpe Vita, our favourite ship in the Maldives. First class all the way…! This charter is 11 nights from February 28 to March 10, 2016. Rates on this trip: Main Deck Cabin = $4,549 and Lower Deck = $4,329 USD per person. Fuel surcharge $100 per person, Green Tax $66 per person, Nitrox $200 per person.

This itinerary requires a one-way domestic flight from Addu (GAN) at the end of the trip at an approximate cost of $260 per person.

 
 
 
Male to Addu on the Carpe Vita
 ITINERARY 1: MALE – ADDU (11 NIGHTS)
Atolls covered: South Male, South Ari, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Huvadhoo, Fuvahmulah and Addu
This unique 11 night trip will be starting from Male and end all the way past the equator in Addu. On this 11 night trip South Ari atoll is added. Guests will require a domestic flight back after the trip from Gan (Addu) to Male airport or from Male to Addu to join the trip. The routing is suitable for experienced divers only due to the currents and number of channel dives involved. The routing is focussed on seeing lots of sharks including possible thresher and tiger sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks and mantas plus the possibility of seeing the rare Mola molas (sunfish). The map below gives a tentative overview of the routing, but will be weather depending. Because of the distance that needs to be covered this trip will only provide 3 dives a day instead of the package of 4 normally offered on the Carpe Vita.

 

Maldives Far North Expedition - Carpe Vita

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 5, 2015 07:01

 

 

** SOLD OUT **

Maldives Far North Expedition on the Explorer Ventures Carpe Vita

December 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016 - $4164 per person

The Carpe Vita meaning “Seize Life” was built in the Maldives by Amir Mansoor and started operations in 2011. The charters cater to a maximum of 20 divers with 10 cabins on 3 decks thus providing more space than her sister ship, the Carpe Diem.

Join us on an 11-night new route and itinerary for the Carpe Vita December 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016. This fantastic liveaboard will take you to some new and seldom visited reefs and as yet unexplored dive sites.

Explorer Ventures has come up with a unique routing that nobody else is doing yet, starting and ending in Male to avoid domestic flights needed. However due to the additional distance covered there will be an increased fuel surcharge. Because of the distance we need to cover, the minimum amount of nights needed to do this trip is 11 nights or more. These will be the first trips conducted by us to the far North and even though a lot of sites are known to us there will be some exciting exploration of new sites during the trip as well. The trip will take the guests away from other boat traffic, meaning you will be the only boat on most of the dive sites the further North we go. The North is characterized by beautiful reef formations and abundance of fish life.  The trip will have some  great shark life as well as manta cleaning station sites and an exciting site with friendly green turtles. By adding Ari atoll and Vaavu atoll at the end you will still have a chance to see the whale shark and do the famous manta and whale shark night dives but more boat traffic there to be expected.  The trip will only be able to offer 3 dives a day. Planned trip route is shown on a map below.

North Male – Lhaviyani – Shaviyani – Haa Dhaalu – Noonu – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male

This package includes: 11 nights lower deck accommodations aboard the vessel; 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks; 3 dives daily (except for on day of arrival and day before departure) including one or two night dives; use of tanks, weights and belts; non alcoholic beverages and 2 glasses or beer or wine with dinner; airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation; GST 12%.

$4164 Per Person plus $400 per person fuel surcharge and $6 per day Government Green Fee

Explorer Ventures Turks & Caicos Oct 10-17, 2015 - Group Charter

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   September 9, 2014 16:43

Explorer Ventures Turks & Caicos Oct 10-17, 2015

Group Charter - Save $200

Join us on a small group charter to the Turks & Caicos on the fin-tastic Turks & Caicos Explorer II Liveaboard. We have only 2 remaining cabins on this charter.

We have Main Deck cabins reserved and these are normally $2395 per person. Now save $200 per person at the price of $2195 per person. Twin or queen bed, desk and chair, dresser, hanging closet, wardrobe, large window(s), private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Packages Include:

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard vessel
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • up to 5 dives daily
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Not included: Port fee $85 and fuel surcharge $125.

Scheduling 5 dives daily, including night dives, the vessel boards in Providenciales each Saturday and offers 5 1/2 days of diving each week. You'll explore the 5 different black coral species at Black Coral Forest, the reef sharks of Provo's Shark Hotel, the deep-water gorgonians of G-Spot, and the spotted eagle rays of Double D, along with a multitude of other dive sites along the region's plunging walls.  

Humboldt Explorer - Galapagos - Save $1000

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 4, 2013 11:12

Start the New Year off with a trip of a lifetime....book a liveaboard to the Galapagos Islands and save $1000 per person with thsi 25th Anniversary Special from Explorer Ventures. Available charter dates for this special are February 11-18, 2013 and February 25-March 4, 2013.

Your underwater adventures in the Galapagos will encompass everything from sharks to nudibranchs, and more. The islands are best known for amazing shark diving around Wolf and Darwin Islands. These small and remote islands are best reached by liveaboard vessels and this is the trip to book. Your diving experience here will generally include Galapagos sharks, silky sharks and lots of schooling hammerheads being cleaned by king angelfish. Seeing marine turtles, schools of tuna, eagle rays, and sea lions is very common and seeing a whale shark is very possible from June through November.

Book this liveaboard package with us and we will buy your nitrox...!!!

 

Galapagos Liveaboard - Humboldt Explorer - Save $1,000 on Jan 2013 Charters

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   November 10, 2012 15:43

You have always wanted to join a live aboard charter to the amazing Galapagos Islands. Now you can join a charter in January 2013 to this fin-tastic dive destination and save $1,000 per person.

Your 8 day / 7 night underwater adventures in the Galapagos will encompass everything from sharks to nudibranchs, and more. The islands are best known for amazing shark diving around Wolf and Darwin Islands. Your diving experience here will generally include Galapagos sharks, silky sharks and lots of schooling hammerheads being cleaned by king angelfish. Seeing marine turtles, schools of tuna, eagle rays, and sea lions are very common. All the islands are amazing sites for underwater photography.

Besides the diving adventure on the Humboldt Explorer, you will have the opportunity to experience land tours that may be booked in addition to the cruise. Tour options include Otavalo Market and Cotacahi village, Cotopaxi National Park, and Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve. 

The dive charter includes 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel, 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 2-3 dives a day (days vary), tanks, weights and belts. 

The charter does NOT include airport transfers (except same-day Galapagos arrivals), hotel accommodations, international flights to/from Galapagos, last evening meal, rental gear, instruction, nitrox and retail charges, crew gratuities, dive accident insurance (required), trip cancellation insurance, premium alcoholic beverages, National Marine Park fees - $100 pp, cash only. Paid on arrival in Galapagos, TCT Tourist card - ($10 pp, cash only) Paid at Ecuador airport of departure for Galapagos. Cash only, hyperbaric chamber fee ($35 pp, payable on board), and fuel surcharge.