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Belize Aggressor III and Belize Sun Dancer II – 25% Discount!

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Aggressor Fleet & Dancer Fleet

Belize Aggressor

Save 25% on Your next trip to Belize! The 2016 Dive the World Weeks have just been released and offers several opportunities for you to enjoy either the Belize Aggressor III or the Belize Sun Dancer II for some unforgettable diving adventures!

Limited space is available on the following weeks:

• Belize Aggressor III Jan 9 - 16, 2016
• Belize Aggressor III Jan 30 - Feb 6, 2016
• Belize Aggressor III Aug 27 - Sept 3, 2016
• Belize - Sun Dancer II Sept 24 - Oct 1, 2016
• Belize - Sun Dancer II Dec 24 - 31, 2016

Details

Valid From: August 26, 2015
Valid To: December 1, 2016
Price/Rate: Varies
Booking Email: info@liveaboardfleet.com
Booking Phone: 800-348-2628
Website: www.aggressor.com

Win with PADI: The PADI Value Proposition

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

PADI is committed to the growth and prosperity of the scuba diving industry. Whether it’s through preserving the ocean we explore or creating innovative ways to teach the sport, PADI’s main focus is its members. PADI develops, maintains and supplies our industry with the most advanced dive training materials found worldwide.Specifically, the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations provides PADI Members with techniques and solutions to staying competitive and successful in today’s marketplace.

As a member of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations you benefit from more than just the prestige of the PADI brand. You also get a comprehensive suite of benefits guaranteed to drive more divers through your doors.

PADI Value PropositionTogether we’re #1 in diving!

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Yoronjima: Japan’s Hidden Paradise

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

By Bonnie Waycott

With a circumference of only 8 square miles, this quaint subtropical island in Japan’s Amami region north of Okinawa is surrounded by cobalt-colored sea and fringing reefs. Once described as the “pearl of the East China Sea,” it seems to have retained its natural beauty and charm over the years. Home to traditional villages, sugarcane farms and glorious beaches, on a clear day visitors can spot the island instantly as their plane comes in to land.

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Before you even think about going diving, however, it’s worth stopping off at the so-called stardust beach, Yurigahama, famous for the tiny pieces of coral that wash up from the reef as star-shaped wonders. Although some say the sand is actually dead plankton that has dried into the shape of a star, if you fancy taking the time to look for the special shapes, or are simply bored of sunbathing or swimming, this is the place to go.

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Where to Dive

Yoronjima’s seas are almost always a tropical turquoise. The reefs are home to large schools of fish pulsing over the hard and soft coral. White tuna and bluefin trevally are known to amass in huge numbers when the current is relatively strong, and the underwater topography offers divers a mesmerizing marine-life panorama. At 111 to 114 feet (34 to 35m) lies the wreck of the Chinsen Amami, said to have sunk around May 1993. For those who don’t want to dive that deep, the site is just as spectacular from 65 to 80 feet (20 to 25m) thanks to excellent visibility, while the shallower depths feature a range of corals and other marine life. Schools of longfin batfish are among the subjects found mere fin kicks away, while pink square fairy basslets, bluestripe snappers and triggerfish patrol some of the rocky passages.

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Other sites off Yoronjima offer unique topography, rich with limestone substrate pockmarked by some interesting arches, swim-throughs and narrow passageways. One site, The Double Crevasse, offers a macro kingdom — a wonderland filled with tiny curiosities such as small shrimp, frogfish, ghost pipefish and a never-ending forest of Christmas tree worms and nudibranchs.  It’s a seascape that pleases those on the lookout for small stuff, though you may also find yourself finning alongside turtles and squid over the surface of the passageways.

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Some shallower sites — from around 50 feet (15m) and up — such as Denpoguchi feature a lot more sand, plus coral and rocky structures. The best way to explore this site is to crawl along the sandy bottom while shining a light into the dark spaces and openings. Seemingly desolate areas harbor some fascinating creatures, including the nudibranch Glossodoris cruenta with its frilly mantle moving from side to side. Abundant marine life and coral reefs abound at this iconic spot, which supports resident lobster, shrimp and red soldierfish. Divers can also fin over the sponge-carpeted rocks and encounter lionfish, schooling angelfish and butterflyfish while scouting for tiny crabs, nudibranchs and frogfish among the cracks and tiny openings.

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To sum up the sites at Yoronjima, divers can expect colorful fringing reefs, plunging walls and intoxicating blue water. Shallow coral is awash with every manner of fish, making your journey back to the surface all the more bearable.

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The Ultimate Diving Experience with Jean-Michel Cousteau in Fiji

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of legendary undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, will be visiting the celebrated eco-luxury Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort located on the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji, this fall from September 14-21. During his stay, guests at the resort will have the rare opportunity to dive with Jean-Michel and explore the ocean through the eyes of one of the world’s most renowned environmental heroes.

There is no better place to learn SCUBA than the spectacular Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji. It was Jean-Michel’s legendary father, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who pioneered SCUBA gear during World War II when he co-created the Aqua-Lung, a twin-hose underwater breathing apparatus, with which he and his crew were able to explore and film parts of the ocean depths that had never been seen before.

With the unique advantage of Jean-Michel’s expertise, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is recognized for providing the best dive sites Fiji has to offer. From sites just 10 minutes away to the world-class Namena reefs, the resort offers a variety of dives for novices and experts alike. The dive center at the resort offers the most cutting-edge equipment and the most experienced staff on the island. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort uniquely combines unparalleled dive capabilities and an expert staff with luxurious accommodations and amenities not typically found at dive resorts.

What’s more, guests can easily become certified to dive in just three days. An introduction begins with an instructor-led 30-minute lesson in the swimming pool. A resort course follows this, beginning with video instruction, in-pool instruction and then a shallow dive (up to 18 meters).

For more information, visit: www.fijiresort.com.

Spend A Week Wreck Diving in the Red Sea With Divers’ Lodge Hurghada

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Do you love the rust? Our good friends at Divers’ Lodge Hurghada will be running some fantastic “Wreck Weeks” at the end of this year and into the early part of 2016.

Divers’ Lodge Wreck Weeks will allow you to spend time diving some of the amazing wrecks of the Red Sea, including: Carnatic, Chrisoula K, Kimon M, Giannis D (all at Sha’ab Abu Nuhas), the Hebat Allah and the stunning SS Thistlegorm.

This is not the full list as there are lots of great wrecks in the Red Sea which we visit from Divers’ Lodge. For more information or to book a place on a Wreck Week between December 2015 and February 2016 please do not hesitate to contact the team at Divers’ Lodge.

Divers’ Lodge Hurghada is located at the Mövenpick Resort Hurghada which gives excellent to access to the sights and entertainment of Hurghada for when you are not diving! 

Learn more about Recreational Diving and Technical Diving with Divers’ Lodge Hurhgada at: http://www.divers-lodge.com