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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 .....

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 at $6710 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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Tempting Tonga Awaits .....

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

Back-to-back charters  ...  July 21-30, 2018    &   July 31-Aug 9, 2018

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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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 Derawan's Diversity

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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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Silver Bank, Dominican Republic .... Humpback Whales

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Immerse yourself with majestic humpbacks January 2018 & January 2020

aboard Turks & Caicos Aggressor II
January 27 - February 3, 2018   ...  f
rom $3695 + sanctuary & port fees
January 25 - February 3, 2020  ...  f
rom $3795 + sanctuary & port fees

Many of the places where humpback whales congregate are too cold and/or the water is too rough for rewarding encounters.   The Silver Bank area is one of the few places in the world where humans can have close encounters with humpbacks.   In addition, the Silver Banks’ warm, clear water is makes it ideal for viewing and photographing these magnificent creatures.

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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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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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Charismatic Cocos ... Island of Sharks

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Voyage to Incomparable Cocos Island ... Argo in 2018  ... Okeanos in 2019
August 9 - 19, 2018 aboard the inimitable MV Argo   ...  $6295 + $490 park fee
September 7 - 17, 2019  aboard Okeanos Aggressor I  ...  $5099 - $5499 + $490 park fee

Schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks  ...  immense groups of them .... often composed of hundreds of individual sharks swirling, turning, putting on a show.  Absolutely the top attraction at Cocos!   And, you'll love the cleaning stations where hundreds of sharks come to be cleaned ... and where photographers have the opportunity to get up close & personal for extraordinary shots!  Not just shots of hammerheads, but silkies, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks.

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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     7 night trip at $3935

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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Mystical Marquesas Islands ... March 2018

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Explore the Marquesas aboard French Polynesia Master ... March 2018

March 23 - April 2, 2018    10-night trip rates $7,250 - $7,575

It's rare to spend an entire day here without seeing a manta ray.   Hammerheads, too, are almost guaranteed on this cruise.  Add to that the exquisite volcanic topography, above and below the water line, and you have the makings of a mystical voyage. 

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