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Thailand Aggressor – Save Big, Save 25%

Thailand Aggressor

Join the Thailand Aggressor and dive the Andaman Sea where famous sites such as the Similan Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng, Koh Raja and Shark Point are some of the …

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Scuba Diving Magazine’s 11th Annual Photo Contest Winners

It’s been 11 years, yet somehow we never tire of the photo contest here at Scuba Diving magazine. But every now and then, there comes a time for change. Ansel Adams once said, “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” In that spirit, we tweaked our submission categories to recognize photographers adept at conceptual and compact-camera photography. And although the structure might have changed, the heart of our contest has remained the same: viewing the underwater world “Through Your Lens.” We hope you enjoy the show.

To view all photo submissions, click right here.


Live-aboard trip to Pulau Weh, Indonesia, aboard the Thailand Aggressor and $1000 cash prize


1st Prize Macro: Live-aboard trip on the Turks & Caicos Aggressor
1st Prize Wide-Angle: Live-aboard trip on the Red Sea Aggressor
1st Prize Conceptual: Live-aboard trip on the Carib Dancer
1st Prize Compact Camera: SeaLife Micro HD+ Camera


2nd Prize Macro: Scubapro Chromis DC dive computer and Travel Bag
2nd Prize Wide-Angle: Scubapro MK 25 EVO / G260 and Synergy 2 mask
2nd Prize Conceptual: Mares Instinct 12S reg, X-Vu LiquidSkin mask and Ergo Dry snorkel
2nd Prize Compact Camera: SeaLife Sea Dragon 1200 Lumen Light


3rd Prize Macro: $250 Backscatter Certificate
3rd Prize Wide-Angle: $250 Backscatter Certificate
3rd Prize Conceptual: $250 Backscatter Certificate
3rd Prize Compact Camera: SeaLife Aquapod Mini and Sea Dragon Mini Lumen Light

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25% Savings on the Komodo Dancer

Komodo Dancer Indonesia

The Komodo Dancer will take you to some of the most incredible divesites in Indonesia. Known for colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life as well as the world’s largest lizard – the flesh eating Komodo Dragon.

Limited space is available on these weeks:

• Komodo Dancer (Ambon), Nov 28- Dec 5, 2015

• Komodo National Park, Jan 5 – 15, 2016

• Komodo National Park, Mar 13 – 23, 2016


Valid From: September 10, 2015
Valid To: February 10, 2015
Price/Rate: Varies
Booking Email:
Booking Phone: 800-348-2628

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

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


Valid From: August 26, 2015
Valid To: December 1, 2016
Price/Rate: Varies
Booking Email:
Booking Phone: 800-348-2628

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Bahamas Trip Report

Our week began Sunday morning with a beautiful sunrise. We started our dive at a shallow reef called Periwinkle. I was certifying my son-in-law’s mother and this site was a perfect introduction to open water dives. Located just off Rose Island – about 10 miles from Nassau – the reef’s three large, colorful coral heads sit in 18- to- 20 feet of water. We encountered a huge variety of small tropical fish, stingrays and a very friendly school of sergeant majors.

After enjoying the reef, we made our way to the Exuma Islands, where we found great barracuda, schooling Atlantic spadefish, a couple of Caribbean reef sharks and a beautiful, spotted eagle ray. We finished the day on Flat Rock Reef, where guests enjoyed a night dive full of marine life and more octopuses than I think I have ever encountered on one dive. Before we realized it, we had over an hour of bottom time in, and the hot chocolate – we knew was waiting for us topside – was calling our name.

David R. Vineyard

Dive day one onboard Carib Dancer and a Dive with the Owner’s charter. Great find by guest David Vineyard. Fingerprint Syphoma on dive site Flat Rock in the Exuma’s! Sunny skies and calm 85 degree water are the ingredients for a great charter.

On Monday, we visited a staff favorite, Dog Rocks. The amount of hard and soft corals, the variety of marine life and the swim thru’s and canyons excited our guests. “I believe that was my best dive ever,” said Donnie after he exited the water.

Shark Dives
Over the next few days we enjoyed the reefs and walls the Exuma Islands has to offer, and saw a few sharks. But, it was now time to see lots of sharks. The wreck of the Austin Smith was the best choice. The top of the wreck sits in about 35- to- 40 feet of water, and while the wreck is fun on its own, we see up to 12 Caribbean reef sharks on it. A few guest enjoyed up-close and personal encounters when sharks swam only inches away.

On this dive, my student even completed the remaining skills to get her Open Water Diver certification! In Aggressor/Dancer tradition, we, of course, ‘made her a cake’ once back on board. This is a team effort of all staff and guests to top the newly certified diver with flour, eggs and definitely, chocolate sauce!

After visiting the sharks, it was time for an adventure from Mother Ocean – the Washing Machine Dive. This is a drift dive between Highborne Cay and Oyster Cay when the tide is rising. During this rising tide, the deep water of the Exuma Sounds make their way to the shallow, Great Bahama Bank forcing it through the small opening between the two islands. It makes for a fun underwater current to ride. The contour of the bottom spins the diver around like being inside of a washing machine.

Diving Diversity
One of the things I love about being in the Bahamas is the diversity of what it has to offer. We made our way to a nice beach area just off Big Major Spot and swam with Pigs. Yes, that’s right. As guests entered the water near the beach, pigs would swim out to greet them in waist deep water, which for the pig was over their head. It’s a wonderful encounter that only few get to enjoy, as we normally only make it this far on our ten day charters, and this was a 7-day.

After swimming with the pigs, we made way to one of our staff’s favorite dive sites, Jeep Reef. The depth around Jeep Reef averages about 24 feet, and the reef is scattered with colorful coral heads surrounded by a bountiful array of tropical fish.

Next, we visited another favorite for a double dip. We had some much fun with the sharks on the Austin Smith earlier in the week that we just had to visit it one more time. It was as thrilling as the first!

Our last dive of the week was an early morning dive on the Blue Hole. As we slowly descended inside, we saw several pairs of reef butterfly fish darting along the wall to find their breakfast. We also saw the small, grey reef and nurse sharks that make the Blue Hole their home, as well as large stingrays laying in the sand and a large variety of angelfish hanging on the coral heads.

This week was one to remember. We had some of the best weather I have ever encountered for an entire charter. Seas were nearly flat calm, and the water temperature was 85 degrees! Now it is back to ‘work,’ repacking for charters to Belize and Turks & Caicos next month.

Click here for more information on Bahamas itineraries aboard the Carib Dancer, or check out the Komodo National Park or Fiji Islands Owner’s Trip Reports.

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