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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.

Magic Resorts - Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 2, 2017 15:06

Diving is great in the Philippines...! Book a trip to Magic Island or Magic Oceans Resorts. We have some great packages...! Contact us for a discounted deal to the Philippines.

Magic Island Resort

FROGFISH BONANZA

The Philippines is already very well known for frogfish, but just lately the sightings keep on coming. From large gray and green ones, to tiny little bright orange ones, the variety is quite astounding. After a dive to Pescador one diver's comment was “they’re hanging off the walls everywhere”. Take a look at some of these very special and unique creatures of the deep. Interesting fact; frogfish have an expanding stomach and can eat a fish twice its size in one gulp, they also have a voracious appetite and will even eat other frogfish. Good thing they don’t grow too big!

 

Palau and Yap Combo - 2 Islands, 1 Trip

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 3, 2016 10:04

Palau and Yap Combo Trip

2 Islands, 1 Amazing Trip

Check out our previous post for the Yap 30th Anniversary celebration and if that wets your taste buds for a trip to Micronesia, then you are probably ready to continue this adventure with a week in Palau. 

Chris and Jason with Palau Dive Adventures with be joining Bill Acker and his staff at Manta Ray Bay Resort for the week of June 19-25 for the anniversary celebration. Then they will be leading a group from Yap back to Palau for another week of the best of Micronesia scuba diving.

Yap 30th Anniversary at Manta Ray Bay Resort starting at $1699 USD per person for Standard Room, Ocean View $1799 and Deluxe Room $2199 per person. June 19-25, 2016

Palau trip with Palau Dive Adventures starting at $1699 per person. June 25 to July 2, 2016.  

Contact us for availability and additional details.

Manta Ray Bay Resort - 30th Anniversary Specials

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 27, 2016 11:07

 

  

Manta Ray Bay Resort on Yap, Micronesia 

30th Anniversary Specials 1986 - 2016

Now is the time to get to Yap and Manta Ray Bay Resort to help them celebrate their 30th birthday. Book now for some great rates in 2016 and 2017. Get 30% more of Micronesia with these deals. The longer you stay the more you save...! Contact us for rates and availability today.

Throughout 2016 and 2017 Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers is offering a 30th anniversary special

  • Individuals - get an additional 3 free room nights with any 7 or more night package, 6 free nights with any 14 night stay, etc. 
And there is more....! The BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY WEEK - June 19-25, 2016  Still a few remaining rooms.

Join the biggest party that's ever been thrown in Yap!!!

We have big plans to blow this place up celebrating 30 years of Diving Yap. 

We'll be kicking up some dust all week with an upgraded dive package, special guests, nightly media presentations, beach parties and traditional dances.

Dive and celebrate all week.

We have Hall of Fame divers, professional photographers and dozens of people lined up to raise the roof at this event. 

It will be another 30 years before this happens again. 

Everyone receives a special gift to go home with.

 

Kungkungan Bay Resort - Lembeh, Indonesia

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 23, 2016 16:19

 

 

Kungkungan Bay Resort and Spa

Lembeh, Indonesia

Now Rated in the Top 1% in the World by TripAdvisor

2016 Specials

Special #1 Accommodation and Dive Package $950 USD per person - Save $100 per person

  • 4 Nights accommodations
  • 3 Dive Days - 9 Dives
  • Beach Front Cottage
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Unlimited Shore Dives
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Transfers

Special #2 Accommodation and Dive Package $1660 USD per person - Save $200 per person

  • 7 Nights accommodations
  • 6 Dive Days - 18 Dives
  • Beach Front Cottage
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Unlimited Shore Dives
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Transfers

Maldives Liveaboards - Last Minute Deals

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 31, 2016 18:53

We have two new Maldives Liveaboards offering Last Minute sales. Contact us for details...! These charters offer air conditioned cabins, full board (all meals), stay 7 nights - pay for 6 nights. Experience all the fabulous diving you expect in the Maldives.

Handhu Liveaboard ~ $1526 USD Per Person

Discount Charter Dates: 20-27 February 2016

 

 

Theia Liveaboard ~ $1995 Per Person

Discount Charter Dates: 11-18 April, 18-25 April, 25 April to 2 May 2016

Arenui Komodo Focus 29 July - 9 August , 2016

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 17, 2016 18:15

Arenui Komodo Focus 29 July - 9 August , 2016

Save $500 Per Person

Last Arenui Cabins for 2016

We have some of the last cabins available for 2016 on the Arenui. And we are discounting these spaces $500 per person. The cruise departs Bima on July 29 for an amazing Komodo Focus adventure.

This famous dive destination is located in the within the Coral Triangle, an area that boasts the world's highest marine biodiversity. Situated 200 nautical miles east of Bali in Nusa Tenggara province - in the Lesser Sunda Islands - the Komodo National Park has a total land area of 75,000 hectares and encompasses a number of islands, the largest of which is Komodo (34,000 hectares). A total of 112,500 hectares of the surrounding waters is also under the jurisdiction of the park rangers, allowing for the protection of over 1,000 species of fish and hundreds of different corals. Komodo's dive sites stretch from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain presents many contrasts, with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes, caves, swim-throughs and channels - all with differing colors, sizes and types of both hard and soft corals.

This 12 day, 11 night charter is normally priced at $6270 USD but discounted to $5770 USD plus  fees. Contact us for a cabin on this magnificent vessel today...!

Yap & Palau - 2 Islands, 1 Trip

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 20, 2015 13:19

Yap and Palau - Best of Micronesia, 14 Days

May 2-16, 2015  $3,599

We are now offering an amazing special from Chris at Palau Dive Adventures (Palau) and Bill at Manta Ray Bay Resort (Yap). This 2 islands, 1 trip special gets you diving the best of Micronesia.

** Available only for 12 people during the given dates at this one-time special rate...!

** One week at Manta Ray Bay Resort, Yap and once week at Palau Royal Resort...!

** Complimentary room upgrades, 7 nights in each country, 3 dives per dive day...!

** Includes breakfast and lunch on dive days, nitrox, Wi-Fi, late check out, and ground transfers...!

** Palau includes a Peleliu tour, jellyfish lake and 13 dives...!

$3,599 per person Contact us for additional details. We can arrange flights on United or China Airlines.

May 2-9, 2015 Yap / May 9-16 Palau  Space limited to 12 divers…! Act fast.

Utopia Village Utila Flash Sale

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 7, 2015 08:23

 

Utopia Village Utila Flash Sale

Get to the Bay Islands, Honduras and take advantage of this FLASH SALE from Utopia Village. Are you ready for a whale shark encounter…? Book fast…!

This offer valid for weeks of January 17, 2015 and January 31, 2015. Last minute deal for certified divers and those who have always aspired to learn how to dive.

 

  • Get a PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water course for FREE
  • Book one diver package at the regular rate of $1900 and your buddy is $950 or 50% OFF.
  • And book with us and get an additional Agent's discount.
Package includes 7 nights accommodations, 3 meals daily, 2-3 boat dives, one regularly scheduled night dive, unlimited shore dives, round trip ground transportation from Utila airport. International flights and flights from Roatan-Utila or San Pedro Sula-Utila not included.
 
Open Water Course value is $475, Advanced Open Water value is $299
 
 

Lembeh Resort, Indonesia - Trip Report

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   December 16, 2014 09:31

Lembeh Resort - Lembeh, Indonesia


"Lembeh Resort is still great.  They`ve improved meals and snacks and the pool area significantly since we were last there.  The resort GMs are still amazing - e.g. they were doing spot checks on the chef to make sure he was using the vegetarian soup base for soups rather than chicken or beef while I was there so that I could eat the soups.  They previously worked at Wakatobi which IMO shows.  I also managed to hit Fish Geek week which was amazing - heard talked from Mark Erdmann and Gerry Allen and got to dive on their boat and see them in action underwater.  Super cool.  Anita felt there were less critters this trip than last time she went (I think in 2012) and I would tend to agree.  Definitely fewer mimics.  I still had a good time looking for obscure nudis (but that`s not Anita`s cup of tea).  My favourite guide who I have dove with the past 3 visits managed to find me 3 phyllodesmium rudmani`s after many days of searching (which I had been on a mission to see - see SB post) so that was exciting.  I still don`t love the food there (I ate vegetable soup for dinner every night for the entire length of our stay) but that`s partly because eating any raw veggies even at tourist oriented dive resorts tends to result in stomach sickness.  I thought the old dive shop managers had a better system of focusing on the best/hopping dive sites rather than the new dive managers' current system, which just rotates through the entire list irrespective of quality or current activity levels.  Dimpy the marine biologist remains terrific for IDing obscure nudis." 

Natasha S - Toronto, Canada