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A lush, green uninhabited island resting 600 km off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.
Cocos Island is the largest uninhabited island in the world. To have the opportunity to dive and visit this unique paradise is a dream come true.
Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for large pelagic animals, particularly schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks. White tip reef sharks, rays and mantas are abundant, as are schools of tuna, jack and snapper. Whales sharks, dolphins and turtles are frequently sighted.
Most of the action is between 15 and 30 metres with visibility in the 25-30 metre range.
Water temperatures average between 23 and 27 degrees Celsius, with cooler thermoclines. All diving around the Cocos Islands is drift diving. The diving can be challenging due to the island’s rugged topography and currents.
This trip is recommended for more experienced divers. May to October is considered the best time to dive at Cocos, but conditions are generally very good throughout the year.
Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh, Dive Best of the Worlds!
Bunaken and Lembeh combine to offer world-class diving, with a fantastic variety of dive sites and an incredible marine biodiversity.
Most of the reefs of the Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life in huge concentration.
Diving in and around Bunaken is mostly wall diving and drift diving, but also includes several beautiful coral slopes. Dive Bunaken National Park and Manado with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center: offering more than 50 different dive sites, most of them within the park. The variety of both fish and soft coral is outstanding, making this area one of the top places in the world with regards to biodiversity.
World famous for its macro life, Lembeh is most probably simply the best place in the world for macro photography! Lembeh Strait plays host to a cornucopia of weird and wonderful creatures to be found here and here alone and dive in Lembeh Strait is a unique experience with no equals in the world.
Dive with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort: they moor over shallow black sandy slopes where seahorses and nudibranchs are in abundance. Then there are the inimicus devilfish, pegasus sea moths, frogfish, flying gurnards, wonderpus, mimic, blue ring and coconut octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, Ambon scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipefish, ribbon eels and many other species.
Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive resort, is the only operator to offer you to dive Lembeh with all the comfort of a resort combined with the convenience of a dive liveaboard.
WHEN TO GO:
Jan to Dec: Departures 6 times per week throughout the year. April to October high season.
30 May 2019 10 Nights Manado and Lembeh from £1899.00 per person including flights from Heathrow. Other dates are available.
Price includes in Manado
Transfers in Manado
Eco Divers Manado @ Mercure
5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned Superior Room (double/twin sharing)
5 days of boat diving on Air (3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water
Eco Divers Resort Lembeh
5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing)
4 days of boat diving on Air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water Airport transfers
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this magical Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh and for further information.
Bangkok & Phuket in April
Enhance your Thailand holiday with a city break in thrilling Bangkok with its fabulous markets and shopping, vibrant nightlife, historic Grand Palace and temples before embarking on a beach stay in picturesque Phuket.
25 April 3 Nights at Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok & 7 Nights at Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket including flights from £1439.00 per person.
4* Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok
3 nights on Room Only in a Superior Room
Located at the heart Sukhumvit, the Rembrandt Hotel is just a short walk or complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle ride to a major interchange on the Skytrain network that links all the main shopping and tourist areas.
4* Plus Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket
7 nights on Room & Breakfast in a Jungle Room
At the end of golden Karon Beach, this relaxed resort is just minutes from the sands and shops of Phuket’s second largest resort but feels amazingly remote thanks to its hideaway jungle setting.
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing twin Center Holiday to Bangkok & Phuket and for further information.