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SOLOMON ISLANDS- GIZO & MUNDA

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SOLOMON ISLANDS- GIZO & MUNDA

                THE DIVE ADVENTURE   GIZO The waters around Gizo are renowned for their spectacular and diverse dive sites, 28C water temperatures and the excellent visability. Dive on WWII wrecks, off-shore reefs, spectacular coral formations and plummeting walls covered in marine life.     Some of the popular dive sites include: Toa Maru: The 6,700 ton, 140 metre long Japanese transport ship is lying on her starboard side in 10- 37 metres of water. This dive site is worth several visits. You can explore the ships holds...

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FIJI ISLANDS- Dive Beqa Lagoon

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FIJI ISLANDS- Dive Beqa Lagoon

                      DIVE INFORMATION FIJI’S ORIGINAL SHARK DIVE Come dive with the creator of the FIJI SHARK DIVE.  In 1999 Aqua-Trek’s Brandon Paige, a.k.a the “Shark Whisperer”, created a dive with the intent to educate divers and  aid in the conservation of sharks. Little did he know he was creating what is now known as THE WORLD’S #1 SHARK DIVE. Divers come from around the world to experience the only dive with 8 Species of Shark.  Aqua-Trek’s ULTIMATE SHARK ENCOUNTER features multiple bull sharks (largest in the...

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Tonga- Vava’u- Snorkel with the Humpback Whales

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Tonga- Vava’u- Snorkel with the Humpback Whales

                THE ADVENTURE Tonga is one of the only places in the world where you can snorkel with whales up close. Every year from July to November the whales complete their migration from the cold feeding waters south of New Zealand and Australia, to the warmer tropical waters of Tonga where they give birth to calves and perform courtship readying themselves for the next season. This adventure will allow you to experince a once in a lifetime whale watch tour and witness these enormous and majextic creatures in their natural environment.   All...

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Explore Australia’s Far North – Diving the Torres Strait and Ribbon Reefs aboard the MV Kalinda

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Explore Australia’s Far North – Diving the Torres Strait and Ribbon Reefs aboard the MV Kalinda

                THE TRIP This is truly an incredible trip and VERY few divers on the planet have had the opportunity to dive the Torres Strait. Some of the most spectacular diving in the Coral Sea and reefs dived so rarely that you will likely see something that no person has ever seen before! This is the Great Barrier Reef at it’s healthiest. Incredible untouched reef systems with abundant fish life and huge varieties of pelagic life. Regardless of whether you love macro or wide angle subjects there is something here for everyone! The Far...

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PHILIPPINES- Malapascua, Cabilao & Oslob

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PHILIPPINES- Malapascua, Cabilao & Oslob

                    DIVE INFORMATION Malapascua is a small island only 2.5km long and 1km wide. Also known locally as Logon, the island is located about 8km off the north eastern tip of Cebu island and 25km west of Leyte. You can walk around the island in 1-2 hours. It has a population of around 4,000 people, most of whom live off tourism, fishing, boat building or coconuts. White sandy beaches, the probability of seeing thresher sharks, manta rays and to dive some wrecks has made this a diver’s hotspot in the Philippines. Epic...

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Lord Howe Island – Diving a World Heritage Site!

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Lord Howe Island – Diving a World Heritage Site!

                    The Trip Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia; just a 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, is one of the worlds most beautiful World Heritage listed islands surrounded by a stunning NSW Marine Park. Warm tropical waters and cooler temperate currents have created a diverse range of marine life, a unique mix of both tropical and temperate water fish. In short, a diving and photography paradise! Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New...

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Sardine Run, South Africa – The GREATEST Spectacle in Nature!

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Sardine Run, South Africa – The GREATEST Spectacle in Nature!

      THE SARDINE RUN Every year, between the months of May and July, many millions of Silvery sardines travel north from the cold southern oceans off South Africa’s Cape Point, hugging the shore as they make their way up along the coastlines of the former Transkei (northern Eastern Cape) and KwaZulu- Natal in what is commonly known as the annual Sardine Run. Visible even by satellite, these famous sardine shoals travel in seething masses stretching for up to 15 kms in length, 3.5 kms wide and nearly 40 metres deep. The Sardine Run is a spectacle in itself, but add to this,...

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ANTARCTICA- THE WHITE CONTINENT

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ANTARCTICA- THE WHITE CONTINENT

                THE TRIP Antarctica has an overwhelming array of colours, moods, diverse wildlife and underwater world. On this trip you will travel to the Antarctic Peninsula and have the opportunity to be in the company of thousands of penguins; watch whales dolphins and seals; dive an underwater world with a fascinating marine life and cruise in a zodiac between brilliant white icebergs and ice floes. Polar Divers Diving in Antarctica is a unique experience for the advanced diver. There is not just ice, but an amazing underwater world with a...

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SS YONGALA & MINKE WHALES- WRECKS, WHALES & REEF ABOARD THE MV KALINDA

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SS YONGALA & MINKE WHALES- WRECKS, WHALES & REEF ABOARD THE MV KALINDA

THE TRIP Humpback whale encounters are common during the months of July, August and September. Unlike the Dwarf Minke Whales who love the crystal clear waters of the outer reefs, Humpback whales are seen more at inshore sections of the Great Barrier Reef, often during a surface interval in between dive at sites like the SS Yongala and while cruising around Magnetic Island or the Palms Group. Townsville outer reefs are visited by the Dwarf Minke Whales far more frequently than the Ribbon Reefs from Cairns. Our dive operator is the only operator to visit (or know) these...

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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – Dive a destination on EVERY diver’s bucket list!

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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – Dive a destination on EVERY diver’s bucket list!

              DIVE INFORMATION The Galapagos are an archipelago of volcanic islands that have never been connected to the mainland . The resulting unique biodiversity draws nature enthusiasts from all over the world. The islands are home to giant tortoises, finches, seals that aren’t afraid of humans and huge marine iguana. Undderwater you can find hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, huge schools of fish, giant manta and mobula rays, silky sharks and turtles.             NORTADA- GALAPAGOS CHARTER DIVE LIVEABOARD The...

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JAPAN- DISCOVER YONAGUNI AND EXPLORE THE MONUMENT

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JAPAN- DISCOVER YONAGUNI AND EXPLORE THE MONUMENT

                    THE TRIP   OKINAWA is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. The Ryukyu Islands consists of approximately 160 islands (48 of which are inhabited) of varying sizes stretching for 1,000 kilometres from east to west and from north to south in between the Philippine Sea and the East China Sea, from Kyushu (in the southwest of Japan) all the way to Taiwan.     YONAGUNI-JIMA DIVING- Yonaguni Island is Japans most westerly point located 110 km off the coast of Taiwan and a 2 hour flightfrom Naha, Okinawa’s capital....

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OSPREY REEF- TEMPTATION AWAITS ABOARD THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM

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OSPREY REEF- TEMPTATION AWAITS ABOARD THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM

OSPREY REEF- TEMPTATION AWAITS ABOARD THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM  DIVE INFORMATION           Stretching more than 2300 km along the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is a complex ecosystem of around 2900 individual reefs. In the remote northern sector 10 string shaped coral reefs, collectively called “The Ribbon Reefs’, provide some of the most stunning tropical reef scuba diving in the world. Lying within the protected green zones of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, sites such as Steve’s Bommie offer rich marine biodiversity and endless macro...

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DISCOVER The Sunken Secrets of New Zealand’s North Island!!

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DISCOVER The Sunken Secrets of New Zealand’s North Island!!

              THE TRIP Join us for a truly incredible dive adventure as we explore some of the best diving that New Zealand has to offer. In one trip you will explore two of New Zealand’s diving jewels and 4 of their most famous wrecks! We will be exploring the Poor Knights Islands, Bay of Islands, HMNZS Waikato, MHNZS Tui, HMNZS Canterbury and the famous Rainbow Warrior!   We have timed our trip perfectly to ensure that the water temps are a little more comfortable for Brisbane diving regulars!  This incredible trip is strictly limited to...

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Explore the Capricorn Bunker Group and Southern Great Barrier Reef aboard the MV Adori

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Explore the Capricorn Bunker Group and Southern Great Barrier Reef aboard the MV Adori

                The Trip Come and join us aboard the MV Adori. A hidden gem known to locals and fishermen we have the unique opportunity to explore reefs and islands that have previously been accessible to private boat owners. Join us as we explore endless islands and reefs with literally hundreds of sites to chose from. The MV Adori is a private live aboard housing only 8 divers and two crew so you are guarnteed of a personal and private liveaboard experience. The Adori is also BYO so you can bring your favourite tipple to drink whilst watching the...

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Palau – The world’s first national marine sanctuary / An unspoilt tropical island paradise

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Palau – The world’s first national marine sanctuary / An unspoilt tropical island paradise

Dive Information Palau’s warm tropical waters are legendary amongst divers for their dramatic sheer walls rising from the depths to within inches of the surface and capped with thriving coral reefs. Palau is home to over 1,300 species of fish and more than 700 species of coral. World renowned for its’ marine bio-diversity and abundance of large pelagic animals. Palau also offers avid wreck divers one of Micronesia’s largest collections of WWII shipwrecks. Check out this incredible video from Lee Burghard to see what you can expect! Palau is a divers dream! A true one stop shop when it...

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Minke Whales and the Trip of a Lifetime, a week aboard Australia’s most famous Liveaboard – Mike Ball’s Spoilsport

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Minke Whales and the Trip of a Lifetime, a week aboard Australia’s most famous Liveaboard – Mike Ball’s Spoilsport

The Trip 8 days/ 7 nights, 450 mile Coral Sea Safari includes some of the best dive sites on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea featuring: spectacular first dive at Challenger Bay, diver size fish at the Cod Hole, plummeting Coral Sea wall dives in gin clear water, exciting shark action in the Coral Sea, schooling trevally and barracuda in the Coral Sea, exploration of Lizard Island, the Cod Wall, outer edge big fish dive, the prime Ribbon Reef sites, all dives north of Cooktown, dive site guarantee! What awaits you? Imagine yourself as a feeling of excitement arises as you...

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Satisfy your lust for rust and watch history come alive at Truk/Chuuk Lagoon

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Satisfy your lust for rust and watch history come alive at Truk/Chuuk Lagoon

            7- 19 October 2017 – Join us as we dive one of our world’s meccas of wreck diving! Chuuk Lagoon, formerly known as Truk Lagoon, is a sheltered body of water in the central Pacific. About 1800 km north-east of New Guinea, it is located mid-ocean at 7 degrees North latitude, and is part of Chuuk State within the Federated States of Micronesia. The atoll consists of a protective reef, 225 kilometres (140 mi) around, enclosing a natural harbour 79 by 50 kilometres (49 by 30 mi), with an area of 2,130 square kilometres (820 sq mi).[1]...

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Galapagos Islands in luxury on the Penguino Explorer, 7 to 16 September 2015

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Galapagos Islands in luxury on the Penguino Explorer, 7 to 16 September 2015

Scuba Dive one of the most untouched and influential locations on the planet… The Galapagos Islands!!! Come with us as we follow Darwin’s path and dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks…. the list of pelagics is endless! Meet a century old tortoise, dive with an iguana, all the while living it up in style aboard the Penguino Explorer. This is a trip worth saving for! 10 nights Ex Brisbane From $9,891   Price Includes: Return flights ex. Brisbane to San Cristobal via Santiago and Guayaquil flying with Qantas , LAN Airlines and Aero Gal Airlines 1...

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Come and explore the President Coolidge in Vanuatu!

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Come and explore the President Coolidge in Vanuatu!

THE TRIP Espiritu Santo is the largest island in the nation of Vanuatu, with an area of 3,955.5 km2 (1,527.2 sq mi) and a population of around 40,000.It belongs to the archipelago of the New Hebrides in the Pacific region of Melanesia. It is in the Sanma Province of Vanuatu. The town of Luganville, on Espiritu Santo’s southeast coast, is Vanuatu’s second-largest settlement and the provincial capital. A Spanish expedition led by Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, established a settlement in 1606 at Big Bay on the north side of the island. Espiritu Santo takes its...

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