Cocos, part of Costa Rica, is one third of the Golden Triangle, with the Galapagos and Colobia’s Malpelo Islands making up the rest. Cocos is famous as being a liveaboard-only destination, so you will sleep, cook and while away the hours on your boat with your family or new friends you are introduced to.
The water near the surface is quite warm, but gets cold as you go deep despite proximity to the Equator. The currents lift nutrients towards the surface and the marine life follow them, so you see a lot of species and some corals.
Sheer granite cliffs are the backdrop to much of the fish-watching. What brings a lot of people is the chance to see female hammerhead sharks, which line up in the strong currents during the day, and then go off hunting after nightfall. They can arrive in schools of twenty or fifty. Undersea navies of hundreds have been seen at once.
If they aren’t enough for you, you might also see whale sharks, reef sharks or whitetips. Rays, including mantas and mobulas will drift past you and might even come up to you because they think you are a cleaner fish who will rub them down.
Your liveaboard might also instruct you a little in new techniques. If you’ve never used a rebreather, you might be shown how. They are very handy when watching hammerheads, which can be scared by the bubbles from a regulator. But the other species aren’t fazed by normal scuba gear, so you will still see other sharks, tuna without a rebreather.
With strong currents, most divers like to drop down, find a handy crevice in the cliff face, sneak in there and wait for the marine life to come swimming by. You won’t be alone – there will be a lot of fish in there with you hiding from predators.
Get Wet in Eilat with Aqua-Sport, Israel’s premier dive centre. Aqua-Sport operates shore diving as well as customized daily dive boats, which are the first word in diver and snorkelling comfort. We provide unique access to some of the Red Sea’s most untouched and beautiful sites.
Aqua-Sport’s Divers Lodge with it’s unique location on Coral beach, built recently next to the Aqua Sport complex. We provide our guests with quiet, clean inexpensive accommodation, great beach bar and cafe, Bedouin tent and a fantastic opportunity to meet and socialise with divers from all around the world. The lodge has 8 rooms, each room with 5 beds, fresh bed linen is provided and each room has its own en-suite bathroom and the most fantastic sea view from each room. With the most beautiful beach in Eilat offering the most relaxed atmosphere who needs a hotel when you have the Aqua Sport Lodge.
A week in the Aqua-Sport Diving Lodge with Diving and also with “learn to dive”
3rd November 2016 thru to April 2017
1 week in the lodge and 10 shore dives from £539.00
Add £132.00 pp for 10 dives – 2 Japanese, 4 Sinai boat, 1 dolphin
Add £198.00 pp 10 dives – all Sinai Boat Dives
To book or for more information, call us on 020 8744 0474
Beach & Jungle Safari – Thailand
8 nights at Centara Seaview, Khao Lak on a bed & breakfast basis
2 nights at Elephant Hills, Khao Sok on a full board basis with Jungle Safari
10 nights from £1,189pp Including transfers and return flights with Etihad Airways
Valid for departures 01 – 22 May 2017
Located on the white sands of Nang Thong Beach, the Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak is a gem Khao Lak’s lush greenery. Manicured gardens, Thai style architecture and an internal lagoon complete the tropical environment. Here you can benefit from Thai hospitality and a host of luxurious facilities including a pampering spa, fitness centre, four swimming pools and games room ensuring a memorable stay. Swim up to the poolside bar for a refreshing cocktail or play tennis and squash for an active stay.
Designed in a contemporary Thai style, accommodation options include luxurious rooms, pool villas and family rooms complete with bunk beds whilst younger guests will love the children’s pool and kids’ club.
Set in the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park, lies the fabulous Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp. Thailand’s first luxury tented camp takes African inspired safari tents and blends them with a tropical environment amid rainforest covered mountains and limestone cliffs. Spend a few days getting close to nature and experience the Asian Elephant, discover the lakes and rivers of the National Park in a canoe and trek into the forest to learn about the flora and fauna of this unique destination.
To book or for more information on Beach & Jungle Safari – Thailand, call us on 020 8744 0474.
Book this Roatan all-inclusive diving experience before at the end of April and save ££…
Overnight at Houston Airport Hotel and 7 Nights Dive package at Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort including Heathrow flights on 15th of May from £1498.00 per person.
Turquoise Bay Resort offers comfortable lodgings equipped with air-conditioning, TV, and coffee making facilities. Package includes airport transfers, a welcome cocktail, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, three dives a day around the Mayan Barrier Reef, 1 Night Dive as well as weights, tanks, locker and boat transportation to the dive sites with specialized personnel from our onsite dive operation, Subway Watersports.
When you’re not out diving, relax on our private white-sand beach, enjoy a dip in our pool, or explore the beautiful waters of Roatan with one of our kayaks or paddle boards.
Turquoise Bay Resort located on Roatan’s Northeast shore and it is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing you with the opportunity to dive uncrowded, pristine dive sites. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy our private, tranquil white-sand beach.
To book or for more information on Diving in Roatan, call us on 020 8744 0474.