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pen ink well goldA note from Dom  ...  Our Exclusive Charters

Every year, in partnership with Amazing Adventures Travel, we charter dive liveaboards around the world so that we can offer you the finest dive destinations  ...  at the best time to be there ...  on our favorite liveaboards.  Here's what's on offer in the upcoming months & years .....

Tempting Tonga Awaits .....

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Swim with the humpbacks of Tonga aboard Nai'a  ... 2018

July 21-30, 2018  .... 2 final spaces  rate:  $6058 (which includes $1206 government tax for whale protection)

From the sight of the first breach at dawn, to the silhouette of whales resting at sundown, these expeditions are a special and rare kind of ocean adventure in a particularly picturesque part of the world.  As soon as you arrive you'll say, "It's no wonder the whales like it here!"

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Fantasy Islands .... Indonesia's Forgotten Islands

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Our remote & exotic Forgotten Islands charter aboard Damaii II  ...  April 2018
April 27 - May 8, 2018  11 nights from Saumlaki to Maumere aboard the dashing Damai II
FINAL 2 spaces ..... save $1000 ... now from $5710 per person

The Forgotten Islands offer a unique opportunity.    The remote nature of these isolated islands (a chain of islands 1,000 kilometers long staring at Timor and extending up at West Papua) leaves the traveller feeling they've arrived at the furthest reaches of the planet.  Some of the diving is exploratory, so great for those of you who have adventurous souls. 

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Glorious Galapagos ... Experience the thrills

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At Dive Advice Travel .... Our Passion is Galapagos

Charter dates through 2019 include August through November dates in 2018 & August through October dates in 2019
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Galapagos is rocking at the moment !   The animals are all back in force after a short hiatus during the el Nino period.  We're getting reports that the action is breathtaking.  See the trip report below from one of our recent charters and check out our 2017 charters and detailed itineraries.

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Explore Derawan's Diversity

Indonesia shrimp on golden nudi shutterstock 251710669 optDerawan, Indonesia ... off-the-beaten-path diving delights ... July 2018
July 31 - August 7, 2018  .... aboard Raja Ampat Aggressor from Tarakan
7 nights ...  $3010-$3325

Located off the eastern coast of Borneo (East Kalimantan) in Indonesia, Derawan is an archipelago of small, remote & amazingly exotic atolls with sandy banks and inviting diving in the Celebes Sea ... Marine highlights include everything from crazy critters, to huge schooling pelagic fish, to manta rays.

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Regal Raja Ampat ... Indonesia shimmers

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Remarkable Raja Ampat & Banda Sea aboard Arenui ... 2018 & 2019
November 27 - December 8, 2018   Raja Ampat  ... 11 nights ...  Sorong / Sorong from $6710
March 26 - April 7, 2019    Raja Ampat & the Banda Sea  ...  12 nights ...  Sorong / Ambon from $7560

In addition to varied corals, critters and pelagics, Raja Ampat offers vibrant and colourful underwater scenes plus also majestic landscapes, making it a perfect destination for keen photographers.

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Dance with the Mantas ... Stare Down a Great White

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Experience awe-inspiring Socorro Island ... plus Guadalupe Great Whites

a 15-night extravaganza  ...  November 9 - 24, 2019  at  $6820 -$7765   4 spaces available

Picture yourself "face-to-face" with a giant Pacific manta ray.   Imagine your delight when this wildly exotic animal seems to want to engage you in "play" underwater.  Suppose you're a photographer and you find yourself surrounded by mantas slowly floating past, as if on clouds ....  Whew.  It's a lot to envision .... but then add the extraordinary visibility & the intense blue water of Guadalupe ... and hours & hours facing down Great White sharks.  Yep!   Thank goodness for those cages .....

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Explore the Splendor of Palau's Underwater Realm

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Palau simply effervesces with life
Palau Aggressor II   February 10 - 17, 2019    
Save $600 ...
7 night trip now from $2735

While it may be a long way to go for many divers, the irrefutable fact is that that Palau should be high on every serious diver's "to-do" list.  A chaos of colorful coral reefs, a wild variety of sea life and bewitching topography are the heart & soul of this natural wonderland.   Then, you add the remnants of man's cruelty to man ... the wartime wrecks of our past .... softened by time to exude remarkable beauty .... and you have Palau diving in a nutshell.

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Beguiling Bahamas .... Tigers, Hammers & Bulls

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Dive Advice does Tiger Beach & Bimini aboard Bahamas Master  ... March 2019
March 30 - April 6, 2019   .....   $2900 Standard / $3200 Premier / $3650 Deluxe

For videos and still photographs Tiger Beach is just fantastic.  Clear water and an underwater sand beach create the environment for incredibly clean and graphic photographs.  6–7 foot lemon sharks mingling with 10-14 foot tiger sharks.  Get up close and personal in the water with these magnificent creatures at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.  Then cruise over into the waters surrounding Bimini Island to test your courage when facing great hammerheads and bull sharks.  Yowza!

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