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Curacao - Habitat Resort

The south west coast of Curacao has some of the world’s best shore diving and hence in 1996, the Habitat Curacao dive resort was created with divers in mind.

Situated in the quiet countryside of the south west coast of Curacao in the Dutch Antilles 35 miles north of Venezuela, Habitat is set in landscaped gardens with breathtaking ocean views from its junior suites, all of which have air conditioning and kitchenette including fridge and hob.

There are complimentary shuttle transfers to the capital Willemstad three times a day. The Ocean restaurant and bar offers excellent local food plus a sociable daily happy hour.

In addition to diving, mountain bike hire is available and the dramatic landscape offers great trail walking and hiking opportunities. Great for both new and experienced divers, the full range of speciality courses are available at the onsite PADI 5* centre. There is also a Photo Shop fully equipped for photo and video instruction and E6 processing.

Curacao Diving

In addition to having two 2-tank boat dives per day, Habitat offers the concept of total diving freedom, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The divemasters respect your skills and abilities, and leave you to free to plan and conduct your own dives as you wish.

The south west coast of Curacao has some of the best shore diving anywhere, including Habitat’s house reef.

For millions of years reef has surrounded the island attaching to the shore like a narrow fringe. The shallows house numerous soft corals, brain coral and reef fish; further out drop offs and walls abound offering habitat to numerous deep water fish including moray eels and barracuda. Sea turtles, sting rays and nurse sharks all flourish in Curacao’s waters.

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Le Canonnier, Mauritius

Amazing Christmas & New Year Offer in Mauritius

Destination: Mauritius
Amazing Christmas & New Year Offer in Mauritius! Celebrate the festive season at Le Canonnier hotel on the north west coast of Mauritius. Depart on 23 December from Gatwick for 9 nights for 2 sharing on All-Inclusive at £2,846per person
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Amazing Christmas & New Year Offer in Mauritius
Destination: Mauritius
Le Canonnier, Mauritius

Amazing Christmas & New Year Offer in Mauritius!

Celebrate the festive season at Le Canonnier hotel on the north west coast of Mauritius. Depart on 23 December from Gatwick for 9 nights for 2 sharing on All-Inclusive at £2,846per person

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Great liveaboard adventures in Bali, departing in August

Destination: Komodo National Park
We are pleased to present the following liveaboard offers: Mermaid I & II from £2709.00 per person including flights from Heathrow Mermaid I – 9 Nts Full Board Liveaboard  14 – 24 August – £3088.00 per person.       24 August – 03 September – £3088.00 per person. Mermaid II – 7 Nts Full Board Liveaboard  12 – 20 August – £2709.00 per person.       26 August – 03 September – £2569.00 per person. One of Indonesia’s most iconic and exciting diving areas, the vast Komodo National Park is best dived by liveaboard to fully appreciate this largest protected marine zone on the planet. It is home to critters, sharks, manta rays, napoleon wrasse and turtles. Here is an example itinerary for the 9 day cruise: Day 1 Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali.After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx. 19:00 hours as e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa No. of dives Day 2 Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset.  After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa. 3 Day 3 The Nusa Tenggara region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark. 4 Day 4 Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !Gili Lawalaut has several great dives – if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach – spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more ! 4  Day 5 Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And as we quietly walk through the bush setting look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar and birds. Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loadsof reef fishes too ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots. 3 Day 6 More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja  Island  – the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by…maybe e make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives  of your life for critter fanciers 4 Day 7 Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations.  In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep. 4 Day 8 The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ? 4 Day 9 We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends. 2 Day 10 After breakfast we transfer you ashore  to continue your vacation…or its time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise ! For more information and / or to book call us on 020 8744 0474
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Great liveaboard adventures in Bali, departing in August
Destination: Komodo National Park
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We are pleased to present the following liveaboard offers:

Mermaid I & II from £2709.00 per person including flights from Heathrow

Mermaid I – 9 Nts Full Board Liveaboard 

14 – 24 August – £3088.00 per person.       24 August – 03 September – £3088.00 per person.

Mermaid II – 7 Nts Full Board Liveaboard 

12 – 20 August – £2709.00 per person.       26 August – 03 September – £2569.00 per person.

One of Indonesia’s most iconic and exciting diving areas, the vast Komodo National Park is best dived by liveaboard to fully appreciate this largest protected marine zone on the planet. It is home to critters, sharks, manta rays, napoleon wrasse and turtles.

Here is an example itinerary for the 9 day cruise:

Day 1

Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali.After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx. 19:00 hours as e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa

No. of dives

Day 2

Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset.  After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa.

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Day 3

The Nusa Tenggara region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark.

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Day 4

Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !Gili Lawalaut has several great dives – if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach – spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more !

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 Day 5

Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And as we quietly walk through the bush setting look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar and birds. Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loadsof reef fishes too ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

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Day 6

More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja  Island  – the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by…maybe e make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives  of your life for critter fanciers

4

Day 7

Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations.  In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep.

4

Day 8

The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ?

4

Day 9

We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends.

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Day 10

After breakfast we transfer you ashore  to continue your vacation…or its time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid cruise !

For more information and / or to book call us on 020 8744 0474

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Maldives Liveaboards – 2016 specials

Destination: Maldives
We are delighted to offer a range of liveaboard jholidays to the Maldives throughout 2016. Below is a selection of these holidays. To see the full range, please get in touch SS506: MV Sea Spirit – 7 night, Central Atolls, 22 May 2016 to 29 May 2016, £1,395pp Our classic 7 day adventures offer some of the most exciting diving in the Maldives including manta points, the chance to see hammerheads, experience exhilarating channel diving and see some amazing critters. We even have night diving with sharks and mantas! With our years of diving experience, our trips will take you to the best dive sites reflecting the seasons and conditions.  Price includes: Return flights from London* to Male, airport transfers, full board accommodation in a twin or double cabin, drinking water, tea and coffee, use of 12ltr tanks and weights, diving (including night diving) and Green Tax. BV036: My blue Voyager – 10 night ‘Best of Northern Atolls’, 4 Aug 2016 to 14 Aug 2016, £1,995pp The northern atolls offer some spectacular dive sites, including the manta cleaning stations of Baa Atoll.  This remote area offer a wonderful world of kandus, thilas and wrecks – with expected sightings of sharks, eagle rays, tuna and whalesharks.  WAS £2,295pp / NOW £1,995pp Price includes: Return flights from London* to Male, airport transfers, full board accommodation in a twin or double cabin, drinking water, tea and coffee, use of 12ltr tanks and weights, diving (including night diving) and Green Tax.    BV034: MY blue Voyager – 7 night Pelagic Encounters, 25 May 2016 to 1 Jun 2016, £1,595pp Explore some of the central atolls of the Maldives in search of larger pelagics.  These trips will visit manta cleaning stations and undertake more channel diving to maximise your ‘big animal’ encounters.  WAS £2,495pp / NOW £1,595pp Price includes: Return flights from London* to Male, airport transfers, full board accommodation in a twin or double cabin, drinking water, tea and coffee, use of 12ltr tanks and weights, diving (including night diving) and Green Tax.  * Other regional airports are available on request – a supplement may apply. For full itinerary details on all holidays, and for information on other great Liveaboard offers to the Maldives, contact us on 020 8744 0474  
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Maldives Liveaboards – 2016 specials
Destination: Maldives
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We are delighted to offer a range of liveaboard jholidays to the Maldives throughout 2016. Below is a selection of these holidays. To see the full range, please get in touch

SS506: MV Sea Spirit – 7 night, Central Atolls, 22 May 2016 to 29 May 2016, £1,395pp

Our classic 7 day adventures offer some of the most exciting diving in the Maldives including manta points, the chance to see hammerheads, experience exhilarating channel diving and see some amazing critters. We even have night diving with sharks and mantas! With our years of diving experience, our trips will take you to the best dive sites reflecting the seasons and conditions. 

Price includes: Return flights from London* to Male, airport transfers, full board accommodation in a twin or double cabin, drinking water, tea and coffee, use of 12ltr tanks and weights, diving (including night diving) and Green Tax.

BV036: My blue Voyager – 10 night ‘Best of Northern Atolls’, 4 Aug 2016 to 14 Aug 2016, £1,995pp

The northern atolls offer some spectacular dive sites, including the manta cleaning stations of Baa Atoll.  This remote area offer a wonderful world of kandus, thilas and wrecks – with expected sightings of sharks, eagle rays, tuna and whalesharks. 

WAS £2,295pp / NOW £1,995pp

Price includes: Return flights from London* to Male, airport transfers, full board accommodation in a twin or double cabin, drinking water, tea and coffee, use of 12ltr tanks and weights, diving (including night diving) and Green Tax. 

 

BV034: MY blue Voyager – 7 night Pelagic Encounters, 25 May 2016 to 1 Jun 2016, £1,595pp

Explore some of the central atolls of the Maldives in search of larger pelagics.  These trips will visit manta cleaning stations and undertake more channel diving to maximise your ‘big animal’ encounters. 

WAS £2,495pp / NOW £1,595pp

Price includes: Return flights from London* to Male, airport transfers, full board accommodation in a twin or double cabin, drinking water, tea and coffee, use of 12ltr tanks and weights, diving (including night diving) and Green Tax. 

* Other regional airports are available on request – a supplement may apply.

For full itinerary details on all holidays, and for information on other great Liveaboard offers to the Maldives, contact us on 020 8744 0474

 

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