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The Blue Hole, Azure window, Inland sea, Cathedral cave and Reqqa reef are some of the brilliant and unforgettable dives that one can do on this tiny Mediterranean island where time seems to stands still.
Gozo has something for everyone; idyllic scenery, imposing cliffs, open markets, fine restaurants, historical places and buzzing night clubs and, above all, friendly locals. Your diving holiday in Gozo is a guarantee of fun and relaxation!
Malta, the main island, is less than a 3-hour flight from anywhere in Europe so it is a perfect destination for a weeks holiday or even a long weekend.
A regular helicopter and ferry service operates between Malta and Gozo, via which you will be shuttled across in comfort in less than 30-minutes to the Island of the Nymph – Calypso.
We offer a wide range of accommodation from self-catering apartments to Rustic Farmhouses with pools.
Gozo also boasts an excellent choice of hotels from 3 to 5 star deluxe. In addition to outstanding diving we offer BBQ nights, car hire, adventure jeep tours and nature walking trials, as well as baby sitting facilities.
With over 40 years of experience and one of Europe’s leading dive centres/schools, Maltaqua is a family-run business established by Mike and Agnes Upton.
With thousands of dives logged between them, they have serviced tens of thousands of clients; trained thousands of divers and hundreds of highly skilled instructors – all with a strong policy on Safety First, which has brought them worldwide recognition and acclaim.
Maltaqua offers a range of Introductory Courses; PADI Courses; BSAC Courses, and daily diving excursions around the three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino.
All diving equipment, compressors, vehicles and boats are modern, well-maintained and very reliable. Each member of their friendly and enthusiastic team, are professional instructors who have been selected and trained to the standard associated with Maltaqua. All excursions and courses are led by fully qualified instructors, and the very best is done to ‘match-make’ instructors with groups in terms of language, age and outlook – from experience, they find that people learn best when comfortable with their instructor.
A little way from the Dive Centre and its well-stocked Dive Shop, is Sands – Maltaqua’s complex of purpose-built, air-conditioned studio apartments, which has an area for washing and hanging up gear. Located in the village of St Paul’s Bay, the apartments are conveniently based near all amenities. Maltaqua occupies three floors on Mosta Rd, the main road through the old village of St Paul’s Bay.
The International Diver College is only 100 metres away, at the Sands Apartments in Patri Felice Sammut Street. Their position is very close to the centre of St Paul’s Bay, with a wide choice of shops, restaurants, bars etc nearby.
The three villages of St Paul’s Bay, Bugibba and Qawra now form one single conglomerate, which is one of the two main tourist areas on the island
Located at Xewkija – was established 20 years ago. At that time, diving equipment was still in its early days and we have seen a lot of development since.
Frankie’s was chosen to be established in a village where space and property was not a problem, rather than being located at the seafront where space was limited. It was built to offer all services to divers: accommodation, restaurants, special deep training pool, lecture rooms, and all other facilities that one can think of for divers – all located in the same complex.
For three years in a row, from 1998 to 2000, the prestigious diving magazine – The Tauchen – honoured Frankie’s with the Tauchen Trophy for ‘The Best Dive Centre In The Mediterranean’. PADI also honoured them with the award for good diving courses with the PADI Education Award.A prestigious Spanish Filming Company also chose Frankie’s for the Underwater Documentaries of the Mediterranean Dive Destinations.
Frankie’s offer beginners’ dives; all PADI diving courses; guided dives – as well as unguided non-limit dive packages for the more experienced.
Apart from the excellent shore dives, less frequented sites can be reached with any of their dive boats. For the less experienced or the total beginner, one could not find a safer, or more exciting places to learn to dive. Frankie’s have a ‘hotel-divers’ – a training pool that has been specially constructed for beginners’ courses. Unlike normal pools, it has a flat bottom and two different depths: one of 1.5m, and the deep end of 4.5m. This is the only pool of its kind on the island as the centre is not just a dive shop, but also a complex for divers.
The Mariblu Guesthouse is part of the Frankie’s Dive Centre Complex. Here one can stay in double rooms on bed and breakfast, or half board, basis.
Family suites, consisting of 2 separate bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and dining room are ideal for groups or families, as here they can stay on bed and breakfast, or even self-catering, as these suites have a fully equipped kitchen and facilities.
The restaurant, The Mariblu, offers Italian and Traditional Local Cuisine, while their ‘Pizzeria & Wine Bar’ is open all day. Pizzas, as well as light snacks, are served all day by the pool. Al fresco dinner is served and barbeques are organised by the pool for the divers. After the dives, one can relax and have a beer, while making new friends and talking about their diving experiences and travel plans. It is just like a Divers Club for a week or two, and this is also what makes the centre different from others.
Found at Qala Point, Blue Waters Dive Cove is a certified PADI dive centre in Gozo with a team of dynamic, young – yet experienced – instructors. All their rental equipment is brand new and the training facilities are excellent.
They offer various dive packages, training courses, accompanied diving, boat dives and night dives. Their qualified instructors can guide you around the wonderful dive sites of Gozo or, if you prefer, you can rent equipment and they will be happy to offer you advice on how to best enjoy diving around this intriguing Island.
Located on Malta’s sister island of Gozo, Moby Dives is a PADI Five Star IDC diving school offering a whole range of PADI scuba diving courses, from Open Water all the way through to Instructor Development Courses in the most idyllic of settings – Xlendi Bay, a picturesque fishing village located on the south west coast of the island.
Combined with this, Moby Dives has an excellent reputation for Scuba Training, Organisation and Professionalism, whilst maintaining a friendly atmosphere with helpful Instructors and Staff.
Moby Dives, also offers a comprehensive range of accommodation options at affordable prices – either in self-catering apartments at Ulysses Village or Xlendi Heights, and farmhouses with or without pool situated in the various villages in Gozo.
Ulysses Aparthotel is the newest extension of the Moby Dives Complex. Situated in Xlendi Bay, it takes less than 5-minutes to walk to the beach. Ulysses Aparthotel consists of individual rooms, studios and one bedroom apartments. All areas of the Aparthotel are easily accessible to persons with special needs. The Aparthotel also has a bar/restaurant called the Captains Table on the ground floor; Continental Breakfasts are on offer and the bar is always open for those wanting a couple of drinks.
Huge savings on the Red Sea Aggressor! Book a new reservation from now till 31st of December, 2017 for travel from 24th of February – 30th June, 2018 and SAVE ££
Two 7-Night Itineraries Offered from £1415.00 including flights to Hurghada and return transfers.
Two Itineraries to Choose From:
– Brothers/Daedalus/Elphinstone Itinerary (7 nights)
– Southern/St. John & Daedalus (7 nights)
If you prefer one itinerary over the other, please call us for the schedule.
With awesome visibility and breath-taking soft corals, the Red Sea is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world. There are over one thousand species of fish in the Red Sea, 20 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. It is hard to believe that where the Egyptian desert sands end, a marine paradise begins.
It is one of the sunniest places on the planet, therefore, corals and their tiny guests thrive on an overabundance of solar energy. The Red Sea is the resting place of many intriguing wrecks included several WWII ships that house countless artefacts.
Red Sea Aggressor Includes:
All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers, sinks and hair dryers. Breakfast, buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while on-board. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included.
The Red Sea Aggressor operates from the Port Ghalib yacht marina and resort area. It is a beautiful gated upscale resort community that is home to the 120 ft., 20 passenger Red Sea Aggressor and includes lots of restaurants and shopping. If arriving early, we recommend staying at the Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib 10 minutes from the Marsa Alam Airport; located next to the Port Ghalib Marina where the yacht docks (Call us for Hotel extention). The resort can arrange transportation and will drive right up to the liveaboard boat where you may step on-board for your Red Sea scuba diving trip.
• Both island locations are in the middle of the Red Sea (9 Hours by motor yacht from the coast.)
• They are pinnacle islands, meaning that below the surface, their walls plummet hundreds of feet vertically down, without any sandy beaches or shallow reefs around.
• Surrounded by open ocean, chances of spotting big game, such as rays, sharks, and other pelagic predators, are very high around the islands. Grey Reef Sharks, Thresher Sharks, and Hammerhead schools are residents. Oceanic white tip at certain times of the year.
• 2 x Wrecks on Big Brother (Aida and Numidia)
• One night dive is offered on this itinerary as night diving is not offered at the Brothers, regulated by the Egyptian Government, however early dawn dives are offered each morning before breakfast.
Southern/St. John’s Reef & Daedalus Itinerary
• Dives along the South of Egypts Red Sea making Red Sea LiveAboard diving the only way to go.
• Sites like Sha’ab Claudia offer extensive reefs and coral gardens. Coral tunnels and caverns for divers to explore.
• Fury Shoal’s offer more exposed reefs and wall dives that attract the pelagics. Reefs such as Sha’ab Mansour and Sataya, divers go deep on the walls to see schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally and sharks as well as further south to St. John’s Reef which is known as world class diving.
• Dolphin Reef at Sataya offers a coral lagoon where divers can spend one or two dives snorkeling with resident Spinner Dolphin pods.
• Great sheltered bays for night diving.
There is a USD $39 Port Fee per person and a USD $105 Marine Park fee per person to visit 2 Marine Parks for either the Northern or Southern routes. These fees are paid on-board the yacht and may be paid by Visa, Mastercard or cash.
Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25.
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Red Sea Aggressor and for further information.
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Itinerary: Hallaniyat Islands
04 January – 12 January 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £3034.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
26 January – 03 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £1972.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
02 February – 10 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
09 February – 17 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
02 March – 10 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
09 March – 17 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
16 March – 23 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2974.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
23 March – 31 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
30 March – 07 April 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
06 April – 14 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2998.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
13 April – 21 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
20 April – 28 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
27 April – 05 May (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
Oman offers pristine reefs, stunning deserts, rugged mountain landscapes, green oases, endless beaches and friendly people for a scuba diving liveaboard trip. The Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman provide large coral reefs in the deep fjords of Musandam (Gulf of Oman), at Daymaniyat Islands off the coast of Muscat and Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat in southern Oman (Arabian Sea) as well as untouched and undiscovered reefs and wrecks.
When you’re on an Aggressor Fleet Oman scuba diving liveaboard trip, you’ll discover that the sea is full of fascinating life – whale sharks, humpback whales, sperm whales dolphins, manta rays, sharks, sea turtles, mobula, mola mola, moray eels, angelfish, stingrays, king mackerel, tuna, lobster, crayfish, and nudibranchs. More than 1000 different types of fish and shellfish call the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman home. Strict fishing conditions and large marine parks ensure that this valuable treasure is protected.
The Oman Aggressor is a spacious 148 ft. steel boat with a 28 ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 12 knots and has 220-volt power. Comfortable accommodations for 22 guests include 11 spacious staterooms each with an independently controlled air-conditioning, a private bathroom, picture window, large panorama window or porthole view, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 32” flat screen TV offering a selection of over 400 movies, TV shows and documentaries. Guests will also be able to plug their computers into the TV screen to edit underwater pictures and video.
The Oman Aggressor has two master staterooms with a king, one suite with a king, and 8 deluxe staterooms, each with two twin beds. The yacht has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar and a complete photo/video centre. The on-board video format is both NTSC and PAL. The yacht is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items. We highly recommend extreme caution and care be taken if you plan to travel on-board with electronic equipment.
• Manta rays, whale sharks, dolphin, abundant reef fish life, multiple macro critters, Mola Mola, Mobulas, sharks and beautiful coral reef diving
• All dives from the mothership and 2 skiffs that carry 11 divers each for quick access
• Water temperature:
74 – 86F, 24 – 30C
• 5 – 7 mm wetsuit recommended
• 7-night charters: up to 25 dives
The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Omani feasts and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please add this to your reservation through the GIS and speak to the yacht chef once on-board so he/she can adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location so we highly recommend you bring these items with you.
The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary.
USD 200 Park & Port Fee: Musandam, Muscat, Salalah (7 night charters for diver/non diver)
All on-board sales/services, park and port fee need to be paid in cash.
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Liveaboard Oman 2018 and for further information.
Komodo Liveaboard 2018
9 Night Komodo Liveaboard 2018 including flights from Heathrow from £3340.00 per person
01 -10 June 2018 Mermaid I
11 -20 June 2018 Mermaid I
21 – 30 June 2018 Mermaid I
30 June – 09 July 2018 Mermaid I
11 – 20 July 2018 Mermaid I
7 Night Komodo Liveaboard 2018 including flights from Heathrow from £2549.00 per person
19 – 26 May 2018 Mermaid II
26 May 02 June 2018 Mermaid II
04 – 11 June 2018 Mermaid II
06 – 13 October 2018 Mermaid II
10 – 17 November Mermaid Ii
Dive Indonesia’s best dive sites with Mermaid Liveaboards I and II. Whatever trip you choose, be prepared for some of the best scuba diving Indonesia has to offer!
The Komodo National Park is one of the world´s most diverse and interesting marine and wildlife parks with a total land area of 75,000 hectares. In 1980 Komodo’s unique environment led it to become an UNESCO World Heritage site and in 2012 one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The Komodo National Park is home to a rare diversity of animals; wild deer, water buffalo and monkeys roam the undulating hills making prey for a population of the world’s largest lizard, the famous Komodo dragon. The morning time songs of Yellow-crested cockatoos and Nicobar pigeons make a wonderful start to your day.
The Nusa Tengarra region covers hundreds of kilometers navigating through breathtaking scenery such as; volcanoes, mangrove forests and the stunning blue of the wide open sea contrasted with sun-scorched, red earth islands.
Komodo offers world class diving and snorkeling in an amazing variety of sites with walls, coral gardens, pinnacles, drop offs as well as quiet bays for macro photographers seeking rarely seen critters in black volcanic sand. Komodo is blessed by a through flow of currents and cold water upwellings flowing to and from the Indian Ocean providing nutrient rich waters where swathes of soft corals, sponges, ascidians and clouds of brightly coloured fish thrive. When the current´s right exhilarating blue water, fish soup diving with explosions of fusiliers, trevallies, sharks and other pelagic fish will leave you mesmerized for hours. Hang out with congregations of Manta Rays while they feed, clean and dance on the shallow reefs and rock formations. The Mermaid liveaboard fleet makes departures from Benoa Harbor, Bali, Indonesia. We operate on a regular schedule, but we are also available for charter trips, if interested please contact us
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Komodo Liveaboard 2018 and for further information.