Liquid Diving Adventures
Pinterest
Follow our Blog
Find us on Facebook
 

Month List

Home
Specials
Our Gear
Destinations
Liveaboards
Contact Us
Specials and Travel Reviews

Latest Blog Posts

Siren Fleet Liveaboard May Specials - 20% Discounts

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   May 7, 2017 14:36

Siren Fleet May Specials - 20% Discounts

Must Book by 31 May 2017 - Contact Us Fast...!

Fiji Siren  -  Dive Beyond the Bligh 

 

• 10 nights: 25 August - 4 September 2017  


Indo Siren  -  Komodo National Park

 

• 10 nights: 1 - 11 September 2017 

 

Palau Siren  -  Dive the Rock Islands 

• 7 nights: 21 - 28 August 2017 

 

Philippine Siren  - Malapascua & The Visayas

• 10 nights: 28 August - 7 September 2017

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...!

Cayman Islands DEMA Dive Show Specials

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   October 15, 2015 09:00

Cayman Islands

2016 DEMA Dive Show Group Specials

One of the most popular dive destinations in the Caribbean, well actually, more than one…!

Little Cayman Beach Resort and Brac Reef Resort are offering great group deals for 2016. Travel dates for both resorts are July 2 to December 17, 2016. Contact us for group deals and free of charge spaces for groups of 10.

Little Cayman Beach Resort

Little Cayman Beach Resort package includes 7 nights accommodations, 12 boat dives (6 2-tank dive days), three gourmet buffet meals daily, airport ground transfers, and welcome rum cocktail. Pool view $1695 per person, Ocean View $1943 per person group rates. Ask about free of charge (FOC) spaces and our discount rates.

Brac Reef Beach Resort

Brac Reef Beach Resort has recently been remodelled and they are ready to show off their improved facilities. Diving is still provided by Reef Divers, known for their "valet service." Your package includes 7 nights accommodations in a beach view room, 12 boat dives (6 2-tank dive days), three gourmet buffet meals daily, airport ground transfers, and a welcome rum cocktail. Get this package for $1425 per person double diver occupancy. Meet us in the bar for a "K" beer or a yummy mudslide.

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

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

Little Cayman Beach Resort - Pre DEMA Group Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   August 17, 2014 14:41

Little Cayman Beach Resort Pre-DEMA Dive Show Group Special

Do you have a group of dive buddies who want to travel to Little Cayman..? Our friends at the Little Cayman Beach Resort are offering us a per-DEMA Dive Show discount special valid for travel from 01 July to 15 December 2015. To take advantage of this special you must book before 01 October 2015. Special valid for a group of 10 or more.

Pre-DEMA Dive Show Group Special Package includes 7 nights accommodations, three gourmet buffet meals daily, 12 boat dives with Reef Divers, airport ground transfers, and FREE nitrox for group leader.

Pool View Room $1542 per person. Ocean Front Room $1741 per person. Based on double diver occupancy.

Arenui Komodo Focus 12 Day / 11 Night Cruise Bima to Labuanbajo 2016

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   June 20, 2014 11:55

2016 Arenui Komodo Focus 12 Day / 11 Night

Bima to Labuanbajo Cruise  $6270 Per Person

Join our group on the Arenui for an amazing excursion in Indonesia, cruising the waters of Komodo. This is another bucket list destination. The charter embarks in Bima and disembarks in Labuanbajo. When you enquire about our charter, ask for our agent's discount. Dates for this charter are 29 July to 09 August 2016. Email us for a detailed trip itinerary.

Added Fees: Port $150; Fuel Surcharge $100; Marine Park Fee $90.

Standard Inclusions: Full board accommodation in deluxe cabin; shore activities/excursions according to the program; soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee; five meals per day, up to 4 dives/day; tanks, weights and weight belts; airport transfer; government taxes; 1/2 hour welcome massage.

Standard Exclusions: administration/port clearance fee; National Parks fee; fuel surcharge; international and domestic air; hotels and meals before and after the cruise; alcoholic drinks, espresso, cappuccino; dive equipment rental; nitrox; massages and spa treatments; travel insurance; onboard purchases; private tours; laundry; on-board telecommunications; crew gratuities. 

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.

As an example of how Komodo truly represents diving diversity, 2 popular dive sites at Gili Lawa Laut - Crystal Rock and Castle Rock - offer opportunities for critter spotting, as well as big fish action.In fact, Castle Rock offers a nice opportunity to try out a 'reef-hook' dive, as you secure yourself to the rock and float in the current, watching the schooling fish and predator/prey action!

 

 

Dive at other famous sites such as Cannibal Rock, Manta Alley, Yellow Wall, Angel Reef, Torpedo Alley, Pink Beach, Unusual Suspects, Crinoid Canyon and Gazer Beach. Visit the very best that Komodo has to offer, from Pulau Moyo, Pulau Banta and Bima Bay, to Pulau Satonda and Pulau Sangean.

In Moyo, you'll find spectacular corals and crystal clear waters. Banta is famed for its stunning wall dives and drop-offs, with beautiful corals covering the walls like an Andy Warhol painting. Bima Bay offers world-class muck diving with black coral covered reefs. Satonda is famous above the water for its fruit bats (which take off every sunset for a nights feeding) and below the waves for its sheltered bays and remarkable critters. Try something unique at Sangeang Island as we dive in the shadow of an active volcano, feeling the hot springs bubbling up under the black sand.h, Unusual Suspects, Crinoid Canyon and Gazer Beach. Visit the very best that Komodo has to offer, from Pulau Moyo, Pulau Banta and Bima Bay, to Pulau Satonda and Pulau Sangean.

In Komodo, expect encounters with pelagics, such as manta rays, eagle rays, sharks, mola-mola (sunfish), tuna and even whales. Get your macro lens ready for unusual critters such as ornate ghost pipefish, different kinds of pygmy seahorses, rare clown frogfish, weird and wonderful nudibranchs, blue-ringed octopus, pipefish, scorpion leaf fish, coleman shrimp, boxer crabs, zebra crabs. Fill your memory cards with bumphead parrotfish, napoleon wrasse, juvenile batfish, stonefish, devilfish, seahorses, dragonets, turtles, cuttlefish, banded sea-snakes, snake eels, stargazers, slipper lobsters, fire-urchins and sea-apples.

Arenui Raja Ampat 11 Day / 10 Night Cruise Sorong to Sorong December 2017

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   June 20, 2014 11:48

2017 Arenui Raja Ampat - 11 Day / 10 Night

Sorong to Sorong Cruise $5,900 USD Per Person

Join our group on the Arenui for an end of the year celebration in Indonesia, cruising the waters of Raja Ampat. This is truly a bucket list destination. The charter embarks and disembarks in Sorong. Dates for this charter are December 12-22, 2017. When you enquire about our charter, ask for our agent's discount.

Additional Fees: Fuel Surcharge $100; Port Fee $150; Marine Park Fee $120.

Standard Inclusions: Full board accommodation in deluxe cabin; shore activities/excursions according to the program; soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee; five meals per day, up to 4 dives/day; tanks, weights and weight belts; airport transfer; government taxes; 1/2 hour welcome massage.

Standard Exclusions: administration/port clearance fee; National Parks fee; fuel surcharge; international and domestic air; hotels and meals before and after the cruise; alcoholic drinks, espresso, cappuccino; dive equipment rental; nitrox; massages and spa treatments; travel insurance; onboard purchases; private tours; laundry; on-board telecommunications; crew gratuities.

 

Raja Ampat is the world's epicenter of marine biodiversity. In addition to varied corals, critters and pelagics, this destination offers vibrant and colorful underwater scenes plus also majestic landscapes, making it a perfect destination for keen photographers. The only problem with diving here, in Raja Ampat, is that you'll be so spoiled by the near-perfect conditions that you may never want to leave or dive anywhere else again.

Spread across 1,500 virtually untouched islands, the waters of the Raja Ampat region are home to the most colorful, pristine and photogenic soft coral reefs, as well as a wide range of creatures from walking sharks to mantas to pygmies. Raja Ampat can boast over 1,300 reef fish, 13 marine mammals, 5 species of endangered sea turtles, 600 hard corals and 75 % of all known coral species. 

PAPUAN DIVE SITES

West of Sorong, Batanta Island will give you the chance to experience the amazing diversity of diving in Indonesia. Along the south coast are 2 incredible muck dives, where divers enjoy close encounters with all sorts of intriguing critters. At Black Beauty and Happy Ending look for tiger shrimps, ghost pipefish, mimic octopus and many nudibranchs. During the night bobbit worms, white V octopus and frogfish can be found hiding in the black sand.

In the south of Raja Ampat, we dive various sites around the large island of Misool. Dive at Nudi Rock, Whale Rock, Batu Kecil, Fiabecet Corner and Kalig Ridge. Wobbegong sharks hide under colourful coral shelves and the elusive Epaulette "walking" shark comes out at night. Marvel at the overhangs and bommies of Wedding Cake. At Wayili Rock, witness large schools of batfish, trevallies and barracuda. Explore Boo Rock and Boo Point, for large Napoleon Wrasse and Green Turtles. Try out your photo skills at Boo 'windows' as dive-buddies swim through the opening in the submerged rock past a reef draped in soft corals and brimming with fish.

South-east Misool is famous for the profusion of colourful soft corals and sea fans beautifully draped all over the reefs. If you're not one already, then diving in Misool will undoubtedly make you a huge fan of sea fans. Jump in at Neptune Fan Sea for a great drift dive, rushing along a gulley past giant and exquisitely-coloured gorgonian seafans.

East of Misool, we visit the Wagmab area. Drop in at Edi's Cave for something a little different, as we pop up half way through the dive to take a breath inside the cave! At the Wagmab Corner dive site, look for wobbegong sharks resting under ledges or on top of cup corals.

Back in central Raja Ampat, just north of Batanta (in the Gam area, south of Waigeo island), expect huge schools of fusiliers, snappers, surgeons, batfish and barracuda. Wobbegong, black tip and white tip sharks cruise the reefs here and look out for the elusive blue ring octopus creeping around the hard corals.

In south-west Gam, we dive at Arborek Jetty for pipefish, cuttlefish and octopus. The fish life in this area is plentiful. The newly discovered Pontohi pygmy seahorse can be found on the coral heads and see the giant clam nestled among the pulsing soft corals. At night listen for the toad fish croaking from under the rocks.

Also nearby, Manta Sandy is well-known for much bigger visitors, as it is one of the most consistent spots for finding congregating mantas. It's easy to spend a whole dive observing these majestic animals as they somersault through the water while being cleaned. If you're lucky, you'll be able to witness the unforgettable sight of a "manta train" - where a dozen or more mantas glide around and follow each other head-to-tail.

Heading to the northern Raja Ampat area, we visit a pearl farm in Aljui Bay (north-west side of Weigeo), to explore underneath the main jetty for wobbegong sharks, stonefish, hundreds of schooling scads, ghost pipefish, juvenile batfish and more. Nearby, the night dive is probably the best of the whole cruise, with a chance to see velvet fish, ghost pipefish, waspfish, coconut octopus, helmut flying gunnards and even the walking shark.

West of Waigeo, the rocks and seamounts in the Kawe area are truly singular as they actually sit on the equator. Kawe is one of the few places in the world where you can travel between the northern and southern hemispheres while diving! Yet, this is not the only reason to be excited about this dive. A combination of currents and feeding stations in this area combine to draw in a profuse amount of fish life, as well as huge mantas.

Cruising even further to the north, we visit the Wayag area. This isolated, uninhabited area sprinkled with verdant limestone islands, bordered by slivers of white sandy beaches and palm trees, represents what people usually have in mind when they think of paradise. The only thing to rival the landscape here is the diving. It is truly spectacular, with extensive and untouched hard coral reefs. As the majority of Wayag's islands have yet to be explored, it is very likely that many more dive sites will be found in this still remote area.

Returning to central Raja Ampat, we head to Dampier Strait, where nutrient-rich ocean currents create an incredible underwater environment. Everything which makes for a wonderful dive can be found here. Explore the dives sites of Cape Kri, Blue Magic, Chicken Reef, Otdima Reef, Kerupiar Island and Mioskon. Ironically, sardines are about the only reef fish not found at the site of Sardine Reef, but you won't even notice as fusiliers, surgeonfish, trevallies, rainbow runners, sweetlips and bannerfish practically block out the sky, as they swarm over a reef decorated with sea fans, soft corals and huge orange elephant ear sponges encrusted with pastel colonies of tunicates. One of the more unique thrills of this site is being able to hear "fish thunder" - the loud booming sound made when a large number of fish move rapidly through open water.

Little Cayman Beach Resort - Testimonial

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 17, 2014 09:43
"Hello, everyone,
 
Our trip to Little Cayman Beach Resort was October 5 - October 12 and was an excellent scuba trip.  A big "Thank you!" to Greg and Gail Carter of Liquid Diving Adventures for organizing this trip.  Little Cayman Beach Resort and their dive op, Reef Divers, get our highest recommendations."
 
Larry & Janna B
Minnesota, USA

Caribbean Liveaboards on Sale! Save $1200

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 15, 2014 11:45

Pay for 7 Nights and Get 3 Nights FREE, SAVE $1200 Caribbean Liveaboards - 10 Night Charters 

Save $1,200 on Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet 10-night Caribbean LiveAboard itineraries. Dive the clearest, calmest and warmest water conditions of the year for 8 1/2 days in Belize, Cayman or Turks & Caicos. Spend more days diving Little Cayman's Bloody Bay Wall, Turks & Caicos' French Cay or Belize's Lighthouse Reef.

The Belize Aggressor III and Sun Dancer II LiveAboards explore the world’s second largest barrier reef with extended stays at Turneffe Reef, Half Moon Cay and the Famous Blue Hole.  Cayman Aggressor IV guests may spend even more days than a normal charter diving Grand Cayman’s Northeast Wall, Little Cayman best sites, like Randy’s Gazebo and Jackson’s wall, and Cayman Brac’s Russian Destroyer Wreck. West Caicos, West Sand Spit and beautiful French Cay are far out of reach for day operators, but Turks & Caicos Aggressor II divers may savor these sites for many days during these special 10-day excursions. Diving, deluxe onboard accommodations, delicious meals and snacks, soft beverages and local alcohol are included.

 

Contact us for availability and ask for our discount…!

2014 Dates
Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Sept. 6 - 16, 2014
Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Sept. 17 - 27, 2014
Sun Dancer II (Belize) Sept. 13 - 23, 2014
Sun Dancer II (Belize) Sept. 24 - Oct. 4, 2014
Cayman Aggressor IV Sept. 20 - 30, 2014
Cayman Aggressor IV Oct. 1 - 11, 2014
Belize Aggressor III Oct. 11 - 21, 2014
Belize Aggressor III Oct. 22 - Nov. 1, 2014

 

Package Validity - Start Date: April 14, 2014
Package Validity - End Date: November 1, 2014
Travel must be booked by: September 6, 2014