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40% Off Luxury Dive Vacations at Royal Hideaway Playacar

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Enjoy the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula in style with dive vacations at one of The Leading Hotels of the World, the multi award winning Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar.

This adults-only resort features top notch accommodations on the white sandy beach, where service and style are fused into a luxurious blend that redefines the word vacations. From US$ 1,499/ person/ week only*!

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STAY & DIVE PACKAGE

  • 5 nights in Luxury Room at Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar
  • All Inclusive Meal Plan
  • Room based on Double Occupancy
  • 3 days of 2-tank diving including:
  • 1 day of 2-tank local boat dives from the beach
  • 1 day of 2-tank dives Cozumel Excursion
  • 1 day of 2-tank dives Cenotes Excursion
  • Tax, service charge, marine park fees
  • Every 8th diver stays & dives for FREE between 17 Aug – 22 Dec 2015
  • Every 6th diver dives free Sep/ Oct 2015

Excluding flights, airport transfer, ferry, scuba gear
Private instructors/ guides/ boats/ transfers on request

From US$ 1,499/ person only

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS
* Terms & Conditions apply
* Rooms based on double occupancy and subject to availability
* Offer not combinable with other promotions

* Adults only resort (from 18 years)

Further tailor-made packages and group options on request.

TRAVEL WINDOWS & RATES

17 AUG -31 OCT 2015         US$ 1,499 per diver

01 NOV -22 DEC 2015         US$ 1,528 per diver

BOOKING WINDOW: *subject to availability, limited number of rooms available

BOOKING CODE: PDMRH0815

The team of Pro Dive Mexico is looking forward to welcoming you!

Website: http://www.prodivemex.com/luxury-dive-vacations-at-royal-hideaway-playacar-now-at-40-off/

Indepths.org Re-Launch Announcement

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Indepths.org is proud to announce the re-launch of its website www.indepths.org and launch into social media.

The Indepths website has kept the same format and personal feel it is known for, but added new and improved features which include product reviews, and special offers and discounts for Indepths members.

Roundel_Art [Converted]For members wanting to buy a new piece of dive kit; look for somewhere new to dive; book a dive holiday; or those just wanting to learn to dive. Then Indepths.org has the latest news and an online directory of dive centres, schools, shops and dive boats around the world. There is the opportunity to share diving experiences and photos through social media. If members have a diving related question there’s now the chance to ask the experts, including advice on underwater photography answered by renowned photographer, Gavin Parsons.

Bob Archell, Managing Director at Indepths says “Indepths.org is a fresh and exciting diving community resource that is free to sign up to and offers a wealth of benefits to both the dive trade and members of the public. We are excited about the new website features and social media activity.”

It’s free to sign up so join this growing dive community today!

Find Indepths online at www.indepths.org

On Facebook indepths.org

On Twitter @IndepthsOrg

Latest Worldwide Liveaboard Travel Offers from blue o two

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Check out our latest special offers including summer Red Sea liveaboard diving offers from only £799 including flights and Maldives liveaboard deals starting at only £1899 including flights!


M/Y blue Fin – Red Sea

07 Aug – 14 Aug: Simply the Best £895

14 Aug – 21 Aug: Daedalus & Fury Shoal £995

28 Aug – 04 Sep: Project Shark: Simply the Best £995

04 Sep – 11 Sep: Project Shark: Simply the Best £1049

M/Y blue Horizon – Red Sea

07 Aug – 14 Aug: Simply the Best £1095

21 Aug – 28 Aug: In Focus: North £995

04 Sep – 11 Sep: Simply the Best £1095

11 Sep – 18 Sep: Best of Wrecks £995

M/Y blue Melody – Red Sea

04 Sep – 11 Sep: North & Ras Mohamed £995

11 Sep – 18 Sep: Strait of Tiran & North £895

M/Y Red Sea Adventurer – Red Sea

07 Aug – 14 Aug: Northern Wrecks & Reefs ONLY £799

14 Aug – 21 Aug: Best of Wrecks £849

M/Y blue Voyager – Maldives

07 Nov – 15 Nov: Project Shark: Maldives (7 nights) £1999*

14 Nov – 22 Nov: Pelagic Encounters (7 nights) £1999*

21 Nov – 29 Nov: Magical Maldives (7 nights) £1999*

28 Nov – 06 Dec: Simply the Best (7 nights) £1999*

M/V Ocean Sapphire – Maldives

10 Aug – 18 Aug: Majestic Mantas (7 nights) £1899*

27 Aug – 07 Sep: Best of the Northern Atolls (10 nights) £2095*

13 Sep – 21 Sep: Magical Maldives (7 nights) £1899*

20 Sep – 28 Sep: Simply the Best (7 nights) £1899*

27 Sep – 05 Oct: Majestic Mantas (7 nights) £1899*

M/V Sea Spirit – Maldives

29 Aug – 11 Sep: Central Atolls (12 nights) £2595*

12 Sep – 25 Sep: Central Atolls & Beyond (12 nights) £2595*

26 Sep – 04 Oct: Close Encounters (7 nights) £2095

S/Y Philippine Siren – Philippines

06 Oct – 16 Oct: Southern Visayas (10 nights) NOW £1995**

*Package price is subject to change due to fluctuations in flight prices. Final package price will be confirmed at time of booking. **Excludes flights (boat only price).

To book or for more info contact our EXPERT TRAVEL TEAM now on 01752 480808 or visit our website www.blueotwo.com

Banish the Pre-dive Class Jitters

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
You know you’re supposed to be excited about your scuba class. After all, you’ve looked forward to learning to breathe underwater for longer than you can remember. Scuba divers float alongside fishes and get to view a part of the world underwater that few get to see. But there’s one problem: […]

U.S. East Coast Whale Population On The Rise

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

 

Large, marine animals have been spotted in New York City. And no, we’re not talking about the alligators of urban legend that supposedly live in the sewers here — we’re talking about whales.

When you think of going whale watching, New York City may not immediately spring to mind; places like Anchorage or Monterey are far better known for cetacean spotting. But there was a time when the waters of the East Coast of the United States were teeming with whales, which gave rise to the whaling industry depicted so memorably in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

That very same industry, as we all know, dealt an almost irreversible blow to whale populations in the area, particularly to humpback whales. Whalers were forced to extend their range to far-away seas, including the shores of Africa and the Pacific. However, the tides may be turning, so to speak.

In the future, as in the past, New York City may want to add whale watching to its list of attractions, as whale watchers and biologists have observed an ever-increasing number of humpback whales as close as ½-mile from the Rockaway Peninsula, part of the borough of Queens. This area, along with New Jersey’s Sandy Hook, forms the gateway to New York City’s harbor, meaning that, standing in the same spot, you could face one way to see whales and the other way to see the Manhattan skyline.

At least 19 individual whales were spotted a total of 87 times in 2014 alone, and sightings have been on the rise since fishermen and other sea goers started reported on the phenomenon in 2010. In 2012, there were 15 sighting; in 2013 there were 33.

One of the most fascinating things about the phenomenon is that at present, no one is quite sure why the whales are returning. Theories postulate that this may be a sign that city, state, and federal initiatives on water protection, combined with legal protection of whales and other marine mammals, is working. There may also be an increase in the whales’ foods of choice in the waters around the city, perhaps as a result of increasing global temperatures. The best-case scenario is that these sightings are a sign of an increasing population of whales. Although this has not yet been confirmed, reports elsewhere indicate that whale populations worldwide are increasing again. On the other hand, it may also be a sign that overfishing has left the whales’ usual feeding grounds unable to support the populations, forcing them closer to shore to find food.

Whatever the reason, naturalists and tourists alike are delighted to see the animals return to the New York and New Jersey shores, though there is worry that the presence of whales in these much-trafficked waters may lead to collisions with waterborne vessels. Legislation to create protected areas or to re-route commercial sailing routes may be necessary down the line. But for now, consider adding whale watching to your New York City itinerary!

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