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Tawali Resort & LOB Package - Papua New Guinea

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   October 7, 2017 08:59

Amazing Tawali Resort and Liveaboard Package

9 Nights, 2 resorts, 1 liveaboard, all meals, amazing dives

PLUS domestic flights on PNG Air...! 

Contact us via email for availability...!

Stay 9 nights, includes 3 nights at Tawali Resort, 3 nights aboard the Spirit of Niugini, 3 nights at Tufi Resort, All meals, Diving and more...

Cassiopeia Liveaboard - Sudan Red Sea

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 24, 2016 08:19

Cassiopeia Liveaboard - Sudan Red Sea

Spring Sale 20% OFF

 

Get to the Sudan Red Sea and save with this special Spring Sale - Save 20%. Experience some world class diving in the fabulous Red Sea. We have two dates offering this special Spring discount.

  • May 2-9, 2016  Far North Sudan - 7 Nights 
  • May 16-27, 2016  Ultimate Sudan - 11 Nights
Contact us for rates and availability for these two charters.
 

Sri Lanka Aggressor - September 2016 Launch

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   November 29, 2015 09:06

 Sri Lanka Aggressor

September 2016 Launch

Book Introductory Dive Offer Now - $2595 PP

 

The Sri Lanka Aggressor is now under construction along with the Aggressor Tented Safari Lodge. We are now taking discounted booking for the Lodge and the live aboard charters. Expected launch of the ship is September 3, 2016. Are you ready for this exotic destination..?

The recreational diving itinerary, West Colombo & Northwest Kalpitiya, departs from Colombo to explore beautiful wrecks and reefs. Half the week is spent exploring the wrecks and the other half venturing north for drift diving along lush coral reefs. The wreck dives may include: the Thermopylae Sierra, Chief Dragon, Taprobane, and Trug. With warm coastal waters and the continental shelf only 5 to 10 kilometers out from the Sri Lankan coast, Sri Lanka is guaranteed a wealth of coral and marine life all year long including dozens of ship wrecks that have become artificial reefs for local fish species and are easily accessible to recreational divers. One morning guests will have the opportunity to snorkel with the whales and dolphins. Introductory Dive Itinerary Offer $2595 per person. Diving itinerary dates are as follows:

West Colombo & Northwest Kalpitiya - Diving
   Embark/Disembark: Colombo
   2016: Nov 5, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
   2017: Jan 1 - Feb 25, 2017; Oct 28 - Dec 31, 2017
   2018: Jan 1 - Feb 24, 2018; Oct 27 - Feb 23, 2019

Tech & Rebreather Trips: The Tech Wreck itinerary departs from Trincomalee and explores world-class wrecks such as the HMS Hermes aircraft carrier, HMS Hollyhock and RFA Athelstane. With over 200 wrecks in Sri Lanka, 50 are identified as excellent or world class dives. Including the HMS Hermes the first ever British aircraft carrier built. The 600 meter wreck is residing at a depth of 54 meters along with 3 other support ships in 20 to 40 meter depths, The Sri Lanka Aggressor is fitted with 3 x 600 HP Compressors, Nitrox Compressor, Full Tri-Mix System and Rebreather System. Learn more about Technical Courses and Trimix Rebreather Fills.

Land Trips: Sri Lanka offers world class wildlife parks full of large game animals;  leopards, sloth bears, elephant, water buffalo, jackel, wild boar, deer, marsh and mugger crocodiles and 492 species of resident or migratory birds. Sri Lanka also has an amazing world heritage site dating back to the 3rd century BC and 5th century AD.

The Aggressor Tented Safari Lodge is located near Wilpattu and Minneriya National Parks. Guests may stay for 3 nights before or after the Sri Lanka Aggressor and will experience big game viewing in both parks, seeing leopard, elephant, bear, buffalo, deer, crocodile, jackel and many other animals and birds in their natural jungle habitat. In addition as part of the package, will visit two world heritage sites, the 3rd Century BC ancient city in Anuradhapura and 5th Century AD Sigiriya Rock Palace. 

Airport Travel Tips

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   October 25, 2015 06:30

Airport Travel Tips

You may have seen these airport travel tips but they are worth repeating as we get ready for our winter dive travel to tropical destinations.

  • Getting through security checkpoints is always a major hassle. A little preparation can save you time and aggravation. Be mindful of the carry-on restrictions. Before your trip, stock up on small travel-size toiletries that are allowed for carry-on. This may also reduce your bag weight.
  • If you are travelling internationally, weigh your bags before you leave home and again, be mindful of weight limits as they differ from airline to airline. You may also have to weigh your carry-on bags so remember the check specific airline restrictions and weigh your carry-on before you leave for the airport.
  • There are a number of smartphone apps available to help navigate airport terminals. Gate Guru (www.gateguru.com) is a favorite as well as Seat Guru (www.seatguru.com) for getting that seat with a bit more leg room. If travelling through the US, TSA information is also available (http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/).
  • A common trick to save a couple of bucks….carry an empty water bottle. Many airports now have water bottle fill stations near drinking fountains. You can avoid the high price of bottled water at post-security shops and restaurants.
  • Many people are right-handed and tend to choose checkpoint and immigration lines to the right. You may find lines to the left shorter with less of a wait. Of course, signing up for the TSA Pre-check program can also save you time and hassles in security line.
  • We have changed our dive gear bags from soft-side bags with rollers to lighter canvas sport duffel bags and we have saved close to 10 pounds in bag weight. We do need to get luggage carts now but we rarely worry about dive gear weight, and when we  are on a liveaboard with limited storage space, these soft duffel bags compress to save cabin space.
  • Take a photo of your boarding pass with your smartphone. Then you won't have to worry about opening your email program to find the boarding pass. We also take photos of our travel documents, passports, C-cards, and other personal records that might get misplaced. Check out our smartphone app as it has a section just for this purpose (Liquid Diving Adventures on the Apple app store or Google Play).
  • That camera in your smartphone can be used to take pics of your luggage, your parking lot location and other common travel events that you may forget after a week of scuba diving. Use that phone for more than just selfies…!
  • We have started to purchase a bottle of wine or other alcohol at duty free. We don't save much on the cost of the bottle but it can really save on the resort bar tab. You might consider some of the mini-bottles of alcoholic beverages to mix with a free soft drink on the plane. Just remember to pack them in a plastic baggie to get through the security checkpoints. And remember to use caution when bringing alcohol into to some Middle Eastern countries for travel to the Red Sea.
  • If you are not a frequent flyer member and don't have access to Premier Lounges, you may find some clubs will allow for day purchases. It may be worth the extra cost (say 420 to $50) to get out of the crowd if you have a long layover.

Travel safe, dive safe and have great adventures…!

Nortada Liveaboard - Galapagos

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   August 29, 2015 08:54

Nortada Liveaboard

Galapagos

If you are looking for a dive adventure to the Galapagos, look no further than the newly-launched Nortada. We have limited availability for 2015 with some last minute dates:

  • October 30 to November 6, 2015
  • November 13 to November 20, 2015

Charters include: 12l / 80cft air cylinder, weights and weight belt; All dives and land visits where allowed; All meals including International and Ecuadorian food, water and juices, coffee, herbal tea; Personalized service. Published rates for these high season charters are $4938 USD per person. As always, ask for our discounted price.


Cassiopeia Liveaboard Sudan Red Sea

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   June 2, 2015 07:54

Cassiopeia Liveaboard Sudan Red Sea Trip May 2015

"Greg,

Thanks - we had a fantastic trip!  I would definitely return to Sudan and think its worth the effort compared to Egypt for quieter dive sites and more pristine coral.  We saw plenty of sharks although were a little unlucky with the hammerheads, we saw them a couple of times but in general they didn't want to come up and play.  We also had some bad weather than meant changes to the itinerary, although in the end this meant we had a great dive on a wreck up towards Port Sudan (I forget the name).   I will complete your survey as requested to give more specific feedback, although I did not have an underwater camera so Sandra is your better bet for photos."
 
"The travel with Fly Dubai and the meeting and greet from the company made it all very easy, no hassles with Sudan, security or visa etc at all (in fact rather enjoyed the night we had there at the end drinking Arabic coffee on the side of the port)."

Nicola C (UK) and Sandra L (Canada)


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Caribbean Pearl II Liveaboard - Bay Islands, Honduras

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   April 18, 2015 09:00

 Caribbean Pearl II Liveaboard

 

Cruising the seas around the Bay Islands (Roatan, Utila, Cayos Cochinos), the Caribbean Pearl II has been refitted and relaunched. This ship is truly ready for divers and the itinerary will take you to some of the best known dive sites around the Bay Islands. Plus dive Cayos Cochinos, a rarely frequented spot. The charters are also expected to encounter whale sharks which are regularly seen around Utila.

Take advantage of our Seattle Dive Show special offering $500 OFF per person plus FREE nitrox ($100 value). Seven night charters include deluxe cabin accommodations, all meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages: normally $2,795 per person before our discount, now $2,295 per person. 2015 dates for this special price are as follows: May 16-23; July 4-11; July 11-18; July 25 to August 1; September 12-19; October 10-17; November 14-21. This must be booked by 30 May 2015.

Review - Atlantis Resort & Azores Liveaboard

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   November 8, 2014 17:32

John M, Rhonda M and David H - Trip to the Atlantis Resort and the Azores Liveaboard - Philippines - Oct 2-11, 2014

"Mr. Greg,
The trip was nice. The resort was wonderful, the Azores was good, but not great. The weather was not ideal, with the typhoon over India."

"The muck diving was very nice, with lots and lots of frogfish. Very comparable to Lembeh resort. Pick up service by the Atlantis team was as good as it could get at the airport."

"Couple of negatives: 
1. No schools of fish, only small fish
2. The two captains on the boat had a less than perfect relationship.
3. Captain David was a bit of a know it all, and appeared to have an issue with women (nothing major, but it was apparent)
4. The boat had a higher rate of issues versus other liveaboards we have been on. Probably a function of its age. Sewer smell, leaks, breakdowns, etc.
5. We dove several locations many times. Mostly due to weather, but I believe a more seasoned captain would have known other dive spots even with weather."

"Good points:
1. Local crew and dive masters were awesome.
2. Whale shark encounter, although artificial, was really nice.
3. Saw a blue ring octopus and a hairy frogfish together in one spot!!!
4. Muck diving was great
5. Frogfish galore, especially Giants! Saw at least 20!
6. Food was very good
7. Lots of public room on boat"

"Overall, I give the trip a 6 out of 10. Makes me feel a lot better towards the png trip! Still it was as you advertised, and was our option #4 if I remember correctly. Thanks for your help."

"Regards, John and Rhonda" 

Dewi Nusantara Liveaboard

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   August 24, 2014 16:56

Dewi Nusantara Liveaboard - Luxury Diving in Indonesia

 We are pleased to be offering the Dewi Nusantara charters in Indonesia, Raja Ampat, Komodo and other prime destinations. Contact us for space and discounted pricing on this fabulous vessel.

 

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete - Dumaguete, Philippines - Dive Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 5, 2013 13:21

Just in time for the Beneath the Sea Dive Show, we have a fantastic special that includes a combo deal at both the Atlantis Dumaguete and Atlantis Puerto Galera. You may also choose either resort and a combo with the Atlantis Azores liveaboard, or better yet, you can book the "7 + 7 + 7" package with a week on the Azores and a week at both Atlantis Resorts. This is diving the Philippines at its best. We current have package special rates for groups and for individuals.

Atlantis Dumaguete

Just a thirty minute drive from the local airport (only a sixty minute flight from Manila), on a long peaceful stretch of beach, lies the lush and luxurious Atlantis Dive Resort. Surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines it is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in Asia - Apo Island, Siquijor and of course the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries.
 
The forty (40) guest rooms offer comfort, privacy, and relaxation. There are five (5) categories to satisfy every dive traveler's need. All rooms feature air conditioning, a mini-bar, inroom safe, Wi-Fi, cable TV and flat screen TV's. Enjoy the Spa, Toko's Restaurant, the fresh-water pool, a boutique for casual purchases, classroom facilities for dive instruction, and a great photo and camera room for underwater photographers. 
 
Groups Resort Combo 7 Nights at Both Resorts:
June 1 to August 31, 2013 - $2,544 ppdo   September 1 to December 21, 2013 - $2,944 ppdo
 
Contact us for Group Free of Charge spaces and other discounts.