Join Rick Strom on a true exploration of the Socorro Islands!
The Revillagigedos Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean known for their unique ecosystem. The islands are home to many endemic plant and animal species and are sometimes called Mexico’s “little Galapagos”. Socorro island is the most diverse in flora, fauna, and topography. Approximately 9 miles wide, Socorro island and it’s surrounding waters have become synonymous with liveaboard diving cruises and are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Schooling hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, oceanic white tip sharks, shale sharks, and mantas. Mantas are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands. The magical dive site called “the Boiler” is a submerged sea mount and cleaning station. More than a half dozen Mantas frequent this pinnacle regularly. Humpback whales visit during the winter months of January through April. We are going during humpback whale season.
Divers will live-aboard the Rocio Del Mar, a full service, 10 state room vessel, well equipped to make the 10 day, 9 night journey throughout the Socorro Islands.
This is truly an exploration of an incredible area of the world.
Your trip includes:
** 9 nights aboard the Rocio del Mar Live Aboard - March 8 - 17, 2020
** All Meals, snacks, and beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer, and wine.
** Boarding on Sunday, March 8, at 5PM w/dinner included at 7PM, depart that evening
** 6 full days of Diving - can have up to 4 dives per day, no night diving.
** Tanks, weights, and belts are provided
** Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard prices include all taxes
** Air from your home city to Cabo on Sunday, March 8, 2020 (must arrive by 2PM)
** Taxi to the Airport in Cabo on March 17, 2020
** National Park fees - currently $28 PP
** Hyperbaric chamber fee - currently $15 PP
** Dive Insurance REQUIRED
** Nitrox - $120 per week
Price for diver $3895 double occupancy
No Non-divers on this itinerary
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Join us on our 12th Annual Ladies only dive vacation to beautiful Aruba. Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometers west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometers north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometers long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometers across at its widest point. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean.
We will be staying at the Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort. Newly renovated in 2017, this oceanside resort is located near the beach and is perfect for your Aruba vacation. Nestled in a lush, tropical garden surrounded with freshwater pools, Divi Dutch Village Resort is a serene, all-suite resort in the Divi Aruba collection. While located right in the heart of lively Aruba, their oversized suites, convenient amenities, and quiet escapes offer the perfect place for all generations to relax. Just a few steps down a lovely garden path will bring you to gorgeous Druif Beach where you can enjoy the beach and swim in the turquois water. Other fun activities include: pool games, golf, tennis, snorkeling, and entertainment at this resort or one of the three Divi Family resorts located a short distance from Dutch Village.
Aruba, along with Bonaire and Curacao, are often called the ABC Islands. These are the three western-most islands of the leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, and are just north of Venezuela. Tourism is the major industry of Aruba and Scuba Diving is a major portion of that industry. In Aruba, you can dive on natural reefs, shipwrecks, and artificial reefs. In fact, some of the best dive sites in Aruba are shipwrecks, which either went down as the result of accidents, or were placed there as part of an artificial reef program. The SS Antilla is known as one of the best shipwreck dives in the Caribbean. The ship was a German cargo that sailed between the Caribbean and Europe. The captain scuttle the ship to avoid capture when he found himself in the wrong place, Dutch Aruba, at the wrong time, meaning when Germany invaded Holland. The ship was scuttle in shallow water, just 45 feet. Part of the ship is just below the surface. this site is also great for snorkeling. You will also find plenty of stunning wall dives as well.
Aruba enjoys consistently good weather year-round with only two seasons. The best time to dive in Aruba is during the dry season, which starts in April and continues till November. The calmest sea conditions are found from April to June.
$2195 PP for Garden Studio Suite with a patio or balcony (one king bed and one queen sleeper sofa)
7 nights at Divi Dutch Village Resort w/2 per room
5 days of 2 tank morning boat dives
All Meals Daily
All Beverages Daily, including Alcohol
Welcome Rum Punch
All non-motorized water sports (Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, etc)
Hotel Taxes and tips (not the tips for the dive crew)
Air Fare from Home city to Aruba
Transportation to Home city airport
Subtract $345.00 for a Non-Diver ($1850)
Where is the best diving in the Caribbean? Little Cayman! Don't take our word for it, SCUBA Diving Magazine published an article called "Top 100 Reader's Choice Awards" Jan/Feb '15.
The Cayman Islands have been rated;
• #1 Best Overall Diving
• #1 Best Marine Environment
• #1 Best Wall Diving
• #1 Best Underwater Photography
It was also awarded;
• #2 Best Overal Destination
• #2 Best Visibility
• #2 Best Macro
Little Cayman's 57 dive sites are mostly within the protected Marine Park, including the most famous dive site, Bloody Bay Wall. Diving in a Marine Park ensures that you experience pristine and abundant coral reefs that are loaded with fish and other marine animals. Are you a turtle person? You are most definitely going to see turtles here! The reef comes alive with turtles, eagle rays, reef sharks, massive groupers, and over 500 other species of marine life!
This Vacation is about total relaxation and diving! Included is; During your vacation, you will stay at the Little Cayman Beach Resort. Underwater 4World has reserved 11 of the 40 gorgeous, tropical inspired rooms. That means, that over 25% of the resort will be made up with Underwater World Divers! The Little Cayman Beach Resort has won the Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015!
$2295 PP for Pool View Room
$2560 PP for Ocean Front Room
7 nights at Little Cayman Beach Resort w/2 per room
6 days of 2 tank boat dives
5 days of 1 tank afternoon boat dives
Use of dive computer
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily, including coffee, tea, juice, milk with meals
3 drinks per night per person
Welcome Rum Punch
Manager's Cocktail Reception
Transfers to/from the Airport on the Island
Airfare (we will add this at a later date as soon as pricing is available, but it will be R/T from JFK to LCBR)
Transportation to/from JFK(but we may get a shuttle)
Subtract $300 for a Non-Diver
For 30 years, Underwater World has been traveling annually to a true "Divers Paradise", Bonaire!
Located in the southern Caribbean Sea, Bonaire is an island that is an absolute must for all divers of all levels of experience. With water temperatures in excess of 84 degrees and visibility upwards of 100 ft, you will be able to easily marvel at the over 55 different species of coral and over 470 species of marine life. Whether you are searching for Turtles, Eagle Rays, Octopi, Seahorses, or Frogfish, Bonaire has it all.
Buddy Dive Resort is located right on the water and only a short swim from one of the best beach dives on the island. With two swimming pools and a restaurant perfectly positioned to watch the sunset, you will find unparalleled paradise on this small island. Buddy Dive also includes a rental vehicle for each condo, allowing divers to truly take advantage of the unlimited shore diving and nitrox package!
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
** R/T Air on United direct from Newark
** 7 nights in a 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Condo - double occupancy
** Rental Vehicle per condo
** Full Daily Breakfast
** 50% food credit at Blennies (up to a max of $75)
** Nine 1-tank boat dives, 6 days unlimited shore diving including night dives & dawn dives
** FREE Unlimited Nitrox
** Welcome Drink and Manages's Rum Punch Party
** FREE Wifi
** Airport transfers in Bonaire
** Air and Hotel Taxes
Pricing is $2115.00 PP for 4 in a two bedroom condo
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
** Airport transfers in the United States
** Dive Master Tips
** Meals not listed above
Studio, One-Bedroom Condo, and Three-Bedroom Condo Pricing is available, just ask.
Award-winning Garden Island Resort is located in Taveuni; the 'Garden Island of Fiji', located only7 kilometres off the island of Vanua Levu. The island is well known for its flora and fauna and is a popular destination for divers, nature and outdoor enthusiasts, birdwatchers and honeymooners. We are renowned for the professional and friendly dive operation, gorgeous lush tropical surroundings, spacious ocean front rooms with breath taking views and our wonderful staff.
The resort offers 15 spacious, air-conditioned, oceanfront rooms; complete with a private outdoor spa. Another 15 air-conditioned ocean view rooms are available where Taveuni island sunsets are at their best. Fans, mini-fridge, TV, safe box and complimentary coffee and tea are available in all rooms.
Our oceanfront restaurant specializes in Mediterranean Diet cuisine and our menus are rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and seafood. We also offer a variety of Fijian and Indo-Fijian delicacies, these dishes are full of the flavours and aromas provided by the different local spices and herbs utilized to cook them and are not to be missed.
Relax, chill, enjoy one of our spectacular sunsets at the Tagimoucia Bar; our cocktails and ice cold Sangria´s are famous on the island. Sundowner and Tapa specials are available daily from 3 to 6pm.
Our Nature Spa is located in a private Fijian bure, surrounded with natural jungle and a rock waterfall. The ocean, a stone’s throw away complements the soothing and relaxing sounds of the tropics. Our PURE FIJI spa treatments are pure bliss.
Garden Island Resort & Dive is situated right on the Somosomo Strait which runs between Taveuni Island and Vanua Levu and is a mere 10 minute boat ride from the renowned Rainbow Reef; possibly Fiji's best dive destination. The strait almost single-handedly earns Fiji the title of "Soft Coral Capital of the World".
Included in your diving vacation;
7 Nights (9/5-12) at Garden Island Resort w/2 per Oceanview Room - double occupancy
Continental Breakfast, 2-Course Lunch, 3-Course Dinner
Only Drinks included are: tea and coffee during meals only
Afternoon coffee/tea and fresh baked goodies
3 days of 2 tank morning boat dives with refreshements
2 days of 3 tank boat dives with refreshments, (2-tank morning, 1-tank afternoon) — group special is minimum of 10 divers for the afternoon 1-tank bot dives.
Unlimited shore diving from 7 am - 3 pm
Free use of Kayaks
Cultural night with Lovo Feast and Meke dance performance - group special, minimum of 10 divers for this event
Transfers to and from airport/resort
Hotel taxes of 25% are included in the pricing below
Diver: $1995 pp
Non Diver: $1595 pp
Airfare is not included yet but we will add that in October, 2019
Space is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Contact Nancy ASAP for reservations.
The Philippines are situated in the northern part of the so-called Coral Triangle, which has the largest biodiversity in the world. Imagine diving the spectacular hard coral reefs of Apo Island, muck diving with lots of macro critters like ornate pipe fish, flamboyant cuttle fish, nudibranchs and mantis shrimp as well as snorkeling with whale sharks and diving with thresher sharks all in one trip! The S/Y Philippines Siren is a sail boat liveaboard and circumnavigates the island of Cebu on this trip. The cruise visits the Visayas as well as Malapascua Island. Join Jeff and Ada as they go back to the Philippines for more incredible diving, but this time combined with whale shark snorkeling and some really spectacular dives with thresher sharks!
In a divers mind, Malapascua is often directly linked with thresher shark encounters. This is one of the few dive spots in the World where the shy pelagic thresher sharks may be seen on a daily basis. Divers rest at about 90ft on the sandy bottom to watch the sharks approach and be cleaned. Other visitors to the shoal include manta, devil and eagle rays. Diving with Nitrox is recommended to enjoy extended bottom time. But there is more to Malapascua then just the threshers, especially when it is combined with the delights that the Visayas have to offer.
The 40 metre S/Y Philippine Siren luxury diving liveaboard was designed and built using lessons learned from their first yacht and has been modified to better suit the growing needs of their guests. The 8 cabins are all situated forward of the engine room with 2 fixed double bed cabins located at the bow and 6 twin cabins which can be converted from twins to double should guests require. The outdoor dining area offers a superb setting for all your meals, with comfortable bench seating set in a semi-circular shape. The dive deck is likely to be one of the most spacious you will ever see, except for on other Siren Fleet yachts!
The Philippine Siren has designated indoor and outdoor work stations for charging, preparation and maintenance of your camera and video equipment. Large storage drawers for your peripheral items are available as well as numerous charging points with adapters available. They also have large rinse tanks with fresh water solely for camera and video equipment. .
Included in your vacation
10 Nights aboard the S/Y Philippine Siren in a double cabin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
Water, Tea, Coffee, juices, soft drinks, and local beer
Up to 4 dives daily using air or Nitrox, weights, and equipment (BCD, Regulator, 3 mm shorty wetsuit, mask, fins, and boots)
Transfers to and from Cebu airport to vessel on days of embarkation and disembarkation.
Diver: $4200 p.p.
Airfare-must fly into Cebu and depart from Cebu airport (Will check for flights in Dec, 2019)
Additional Equipment rental (underwater lights, computer)
Cocktails, wine, on-board merchandise, crew and dive guide gratuities, Marine Park and Port fees of $155 per person (paid on board)
Must dive with an SMB and a computer, Mandatory Dive Insurance is required.
SABA is a volcanic island !
Saba is a Caribbean island which is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, at 887 metres the highest point of the entire Netherlands. Saba has a land area of 13 square kilometres. As of January 2013, the population was 1,991 inhabitants, with a population density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its towns and major settlements are The Bottom, Windwardside, Hell's Gate and St. Johns.
The island of Saba rises majestically from her clear azure waters, stretching her summit to caress the clouds... She is like no other Caribbean destination. Untouched by the quickening pace of the modern world, an island caught within a moment.... and the moment within which she's captured you ask? The old Caribbean; safe, friendly and charming with exquisite natural beauty both above and below her waterline. Saba is a five square mile island located at Latitude - 17.38 North ~ Longitude - 63.13 West in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, 28 miles southwest of its international hub the island of St. Maarten.
Saba plunges below the sea as steeply as she rises above. From shallow patch reefs to deep underwater seamounts, Saba offers sites suitable for any diver’s level of experience.
Past volcanic activity has created spectacular formations and structures. Underwater lava flows and hot springs are the most obvious evidence of Saba’s volcanic origins.
The reefs are populated with schools of tropical fish and healthy coral. Sheer close-to-shore walls are covered with sponges of all sizes and the heavily encrusted deep-water seamounts attract pelagic creatures that are not normally seen by divers. Unusual and exciting sightings are always possible in Saba’s waters including frequent shark encounters.
Saba offers year-round diving with seasonal differences in water temperature and surface conditions. The water temperature varies between 26C and 28C (77F-84F). Visibility ranges from a minimum of 20m (60ft) to virtually unlimited. Swells and heavy rainfall may influence visibility, but typically it clears again very quickly.
Due to the steepness of the coastal zone, shore diving is virtually impossible. Therefore all diving must be with one of Saba’s licensed dive centers. Their expertise contributes to a safe, convenient, and informative diving experience.
In addition to the creatures described above, you may be fortunate enough to spend time with some regular visitors to Saba. These include Hammerhead and Whale Sharks, Manta and Spotted Eagle Rays, Longsnout Seahorses and Frog Fish. During winter months, you can sometimes hear whales singing to each other or you may even see them breaching.
Included in your vacation;
Double Occupancy Ocean view room at Julianna’s Resort for 7 nights
Full daily breakfast and 5 dinners and transfers if not within walking distance
5 days of 2 tank boat dives, 1 day of 1 tank afternoon boat dive
Transfers to/from ferry dock in SABA
Unlimited internet (one device per person)
Single room available for an additional charge
NOT INCLUDED; Airfare to St. Maarten and the Ferry to SABA, any meals not listed above. Also not included is your crew tips.
Diver: $1770.00 pp Ocean view
Non-Diver: $1350 pp Ocean view
Garden View rooms available but with only one queen bed @ $1700 pp double occ.
The Galapagos islands are situated on the equator over 500 miles off the coast of Ecuador (of which they are a province). The islands are volcanic and their distance to the main land gave species the option to evolve far away from similar species on the main land of South America. The islands are on at the crossroads of three different currents bringing in lots of nutrients and with that lots of marine animal life! The waters surrounding the islands of Wolf and Darwin are considered two of the best dive sites in the world! Diving near Wolf means seeing large pelagics, like hammerheads, white tips and Galapagos sharks. You’ll also keep an eye out for red-lipped bat fish, barracuda, moray eels and dolphins.
At Darwin we will be diving “Darwin’s Arch”, an amazing drift dive along the wall at only about 30 ft. Medium to strong currents can be expected, but bring hammerheads, black tips, silky sharks and Galapagos sharks in large numbers! Schools of jacks are common here, along with turtles, angelfish and moray eels.
On the northwest point of Fernandina island we will be diving with marine iguanas (!), the only iguanas in the world that go in the ocean to feed on algae. But there is more to see, sea lions, fur seals and penguins inhabit the same waters around Fernandina island. Off of Isabela island we may be able to spot the elusive Mola Mola (sunfish). The shallow reef on the west side of Isabela island will give us the opportunity to see smaller animals, like frogfish, octopus, nudibranchs and flatworms. Cousin’s rock at Santiago island is formed of coral covered rock and lava flow. Here, corals and sponges encrust ledges and overhangs and shelter more small critters, like hawkfish, nudibranchs and seahorses. Off the wall you may see giant manta rays, mobula rays, and hammerhead sharks and as you ascent to the top of the wall you can end your dive playing with sea lions at only 10 ft below the surface!
We have chosen the warmer season with the higher water temperatures which means we will be seeing water temperatures ranging from 70-86 F. This is the season for sightings of giant manta rays, mobula and cow nose rays along with schooling hammerhead sharks. Suitable thermal protection will be necessary as we will see water temperatures at both extremes of the temperature range. Near Wolf and Darwin the water will be warmer and the more southern islands will have water temperatures in the low 70s. At many sites currents can be strong and visibility may diminish due to currents and influx of nutrients. Therefore, diving in the Galapagos can be challenging, even for the experienced diver, and as such it is highly recommended that divers have training beyond beginner level and a minimum experience of 50 dives, preferably in similar conditions.
Included in your Dive Vacations
• 10 nights aboard the M/V Galapagos Master
• 27-30 Dives
• Minimum of 2 Land Excursions
• Meals and non-alcoholic drinks
• Airport Transfers between the M/V Galapagos Master and San Cristobal Airportw
• Additional hotel nights in Ecuador
• Galapagos National Park Tax - $100
• Hyperbaric Chamber Fee - $35
• Mandatory Dive Insurance
• Highly Recommended Travel Insurance
Space is limited! Don’t miss out on the adventure of a life time at this UNESCO World Heritage site!
$7,075 p.p. Lower Deck
$7,225 p.p. Upper Deck
*Deposit Required to hold spot
Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen and close to the Yucatan Channel. Cozumel has some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean! The island is covered with mangrove forest which has many endemic animal species. Cozumel is a flat island based on limestone. Scuba diving is still one of Cozumel's primary attractions, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography. In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries. The main town of San Miguel de Cozumel is home to many restaurants with a huge variety of different cuisines. The main plaza is surrounded by shops, bars, and outdoor stages. In the middle of the plaza is a fixed stage where locals and tourists celebrate every Sunday evening with music and dancing.
When you're on land, you can enjoy all that the resort has to offer. Secrets Aura is an adult only , all inclusive resort! They have several pools, a beautiful white sandy beach, water sports, live entertainment, several restaurants and bars, a nightclub, and much more. There will be nothing left for you to do, except lay back and enjoy true relaxation. This resort is only 10 miles from the airport and only 5 miles from the Capital city of San Miguel where you can shop for local handicrafts, visit local restaurants, and experience local traditions!
Join our Underwater Group on this mid-winter get-away
Included in your vacation;
$1799 pp double occupancy - diver
$1349 pp double occupancy - non-diver
7 nights at Secrets Aura w/2 per pool view Junior suite
5 day of 2 tank boat dives with DIVE HOUSE on site
All Meals and Drinks including Alcohol
Use of all resort facilities, non-motorized water sports
Hotel taxes and tips (not the tips for the diving though)
R/T Airfare to Cozumel (We can help you book your Air)
*Single Rate and Ocean view Rooms Available Upon Request for an additional charge.
Join Underwater World on an unforgettable BIMINI HAMMERHEAD Adventure!!!! This is a "bucket list" must. Few high intensity experiences rival the excitement of diving among Great Hammerhead sharks. On this adventure, you will have ample opportunity to meet them up close and personal.`
While you are diving in Bimini with Stuart Cove's, you will enjoy gracious accommodations in a private room at Hilton World Bimini just steps from the beach and the dive boats. Each room features a LCD flat panel TV, IHome clock radio, bath with separate shower, marble double vanity sinks, an in-room safe, a mini frig, and 1 King or 2 Queen beds. The Resort boasts 7 restaurants and bars. Just 50 miles from the South Florida coast, Bimini offers the perfect island getaway and the easiest access to the hammerheads with the Bahamas' top-rated dive operation.
Included in your vacation;
• 4 nights at Hilton, World Bimini
• 2 days of 2-tank reef boat dives and 1 day of Hammerhead shark diving
• Hotel taxes and VAT (not including Dive Master Tips)
Not Included in your vacation;
• Airfare to Bimini (Fly to Ft Lauderdale and take the Ferry to Bimini, or a take a charter flight)
• Transfers from the airport to the dock is $5.00 taxi PP, transfers from the dock to hotel is $8.96 pp each way and will be charged to your room for payment when you checkout.
• Meals and beverages
ALL TRAVELERS MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE BEFORE AUGUST 21, 2019
Divers: $1250.00 PP DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Non-Divers: $810.00 PP