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Each trip here is unique, special, extraordinary .... something you'll do once in your lifetime, if at all.    At a minimum, they are the stuff dreams are made of.  For a lucky few ...  they become reality.    Read and dream ... and feel free to contact us to learn more about one of these rare journeys.  And don't miss the unique adventures found on our other Special Expeditions pages ...


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Grouper Spawning Expedition with Ocean Geographc

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With Ocean Geographic & photoprapher Michale AW  ...  June 9 - 19, 2019

Camouflage Groupers come together in a colossal aggregation in the south pass of Fakarava, an atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynseia, to spawn on the day of the full moon.  With numbers in some years exceeding 20,000 groupers, biologists believe it to be our ocean biggest known aggregation of large reef fish. In 2014, Laurent Ballesta and his team recorded over 700 sharks feasting into the spawning sessions. This phenomenon in the blue pristine waters of the South Pacific is found nowhere else in the world.

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14-night Solomons Extravaganza

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aboard the ever-popular Bilikiki   ...   October 1 - 15  ...  December 7 - 21  ...  December 21, 2019 - January 4

If your desire is to “get away from it all” we can’t imagine a more perfect choice than a trip on the Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands.  Each trip is distinctly unique and will be based on the crew’s decisions surrounding seasonal animal migrations and weather conditions. Having said that, you will find nothing but exceptional dive sites wherever you go.  Diving in the Solomons is pristine thanks to the lack of tourism and limited number of dive liveaboards and resorts.

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Cruise from Munda (Solomons) to Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

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5 trips between March 25 and June 6, 2019  -  10 nights from $4895

Worldwide Dive & Sail has recently bought the Taka liveaboard, which has been serving the Solomons. They have introduced a new itinerary navigating from the Solomons to Papua New Guinea (and back) each year in the spring / summer .... to explore sites between the 2 countries ... and to dive some of the best of Solomons & PNG.   Some may have currents so divers should be comfortable with currents and adventurous of spirit !

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Full Moon & New Moon Expeditions in Palau

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Year-round opportunites at full moon and new moon periods

These customized tours in Palau with Unique Dive Expeditions are designed to deliver spectacular diving.   Paul Collins & Richard Barnden have joined Sam’s Tours to create Unique Dive Expeditions and are now working with the Palau Siren, also.  Some of their most popular & exciting trips occur during full moon and new moon cycles … as different fish species gather in huge numbers to spawn at these times. Numbers can vary from hundreds to thousands depending on the species.

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10-night trips in Galapagos

Galapagos Whale Shark, Diver FollowingGalapagos Master offers 10-night trips

Does a 7-day itinerary in Galapagos seem a bit insufficient to you?   Each year there are limited opportunites to join an extended trip, mainly 10-day voyages, but occasionally an exotic 14-night itinerary.   On a 10-night voyage, you can expect up to 30 dives in these enchanted waters and on a 14-night voyage even more.

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STILL LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT ?

Ever considered swimming with whales?   Discover the possibilites.  See Focus on Whales .....
Or perhaps a Photo Expedition with one of the top underwater photo pros ?

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