Author Cindi LaRaia

Cindi LaRaia

Cindi LaRaia owner of Dive Discovery has traveled extensively around the world diving and adventuring; seeking out only the finest, most prolific marine environments on earth. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/cindi-laraia/

Visit the unique kaleidescope of colours in Triton Bay. The popular destination of Raja Ampat is the centre of all marine biodiversity in the world. Itinerary Day 1 – Arrival in Sorong Guests will arrive in Sorong and have time to get comfortable on the boat. Damai will head west for about 5 hours to the Dampier Strait in north Raja Ampat. Day 2 and 3 – Dampier Straits At the eastern end of the famous Dampier Strait there are many signature dive sites. Cape Kri is a sloping reef on the eastern end on the island of Kri; Blue Magic…

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***PEAK WHALE SHARK SEASON*** Galapagos is HOT HOT HOT! 7nts, this boat offers 3 full days diving at Wolf & Darwin, the primo places to see whale sharks!! Book now, don’t be disappointed, all boats sell out 2yrs in advance for the PEAK Whaleshark season! I also highly recommend an extra week visiting the islands for the amazing land walks to see the rare and ‘unafraid of humans’ flora and fauna of these amazing islands! Walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin! You will also see thousands of hammerheads, spotted Eagle rays, Galapagos Sharks (Sherman tanks), black tip sharks, dolphins and loads of schools of fish of…

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Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, you can experience many of the scenes that have unfolded on screen in real life with Dive and Africa Discovery. From marine iguanas in the Galapagos to great one-horned rhinos in India. To the elusive Show Leopard in Ladakh, India Himalaya’s. As well as the adorable lemurs of Madagascar! We offer wonderful tours to see the wildlife in this selection of Planet Earth II. Komodo Dragon; Komodo and Rinca Islands, Indonesia The team worked across Rinca and Komodo Islands to capture this sequence. It’s a dangerous job for a cameraman, and up to six rangers…

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In the Forgotten islands, Damai has conducted many trips through this incredibly rich area which is typified by crystal clear water, deep walls, awesome overhangs, beautiful pristine corals, huge barrel sponges and large schools of fish. The trip is recommended for those divers looking for adventure, combining a sense of exploration, while enjoying the casual comfort, amenities and unique service that has made the Damai Liveaboard fleet the most desirable liveaboards in the industry. The Forgotten Islands are about the ‘big picture’, the clear water enables you the glorious big view of the only place on earth where you can see and greatly appreciate…

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Head to the Forgotten Islands, September 4-15 2016 Group Trip – 11nts  – Onboard the Arenui, Maumere-Saumlaki with Dive Discovery. Sample itinerary includes: Day 1 Embarkation in Maumere Day 2 Serbete Reef / Adonara Island Serbete Reef In the morning we visit the waters east of Tanjung Gedong, where we dive Serbete Reef – a site with shallow reefs and sandbars. The island itself can be distinguished by its small lighthouse. In addition to the exquisite coral gardens in the shallower areas, there are also fantastic walls which make for some nice, varied diving. Adonara Island The afternoon dives are on the…

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Join us for this once in a life time extravaganza to free dive with Blue Whales in the clear, blue, warm waters of Sri Lanka! Then on safari with Leopard, Asian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Jackal and Mugger Crocodile as well as a number of dry-zone bird species. BLUE WHALES are the largest creatures on Earth, they are resident here and can be seen on most mornings. At this time of year Sri Lanka is home to one of the largest concentrations of pygmy blue whales on earth. They are a sub species of the Blue Whale, approximately 10 feet shorter…

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All new itinerary to the Forgotten Islands onboard the Arenui, Maumere-Saumlaki – September 4-15 2016 Group Trip – 11nts Day 1 Embarkation in Maumere Day 2 Serbete Reef / Adonara Island Serbete Reef In the morning we visit the waters east of Tanjung Gedong, where we dive Serbete Reef – a site with shallow reefs and sandbars. The island itself can be distinguished by its small lighthouse. In addition to the exquisite coral gardens in the shallower areas, there are also fantastic walls which make for some nice, varied diving. Adonara Island The afternoon dives are on the south-west corner…

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Head to the Forgotten Islands, September 4-15 2016 Group Trip – 11nts  – Onboard the Arenui, Maumere-Saumlaki with Dive Discovery. Sample itinerary includes: Day 1 Embarkation in Maumere Day 2 Serbete Reef / Adonara Island Serbete Reef In the morning we visit the waters east of Tanjung Gedong, where we dive Serbete Reef – a site with shallow reefs and sandbars. The island itself can be distinguished by its small lighthouse. In addition to the exquisite coral gardens in the shallower areas, there are also fantastic walls which make for some nice, varied diving. Adonara Island The afternoon dives are on the…

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With Cuba on the cusp, the island that time forgot; we ventured in, concerned that the Cuba now, will be changed forever with the advent of Americans ready to pour in. Very keen to go after seeing 60 minutes program 2 yrs ago with Anderson Cooper, reveling in the ‘untouched reefs and marine life with loads of Caribbean Reef sharks’ swimming all over him, I had to go!! After many long months of sorting out the Treasury Department documentation on the legal way to travel to Cuba. We could participate in the Ocean Conservation ‘people to people’ program legally with…

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Our trip started with the volcano in east Java closing Bali airport the day we all were flying in! This was not fun, people stuck in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore!! It was very stressful to say the least when I am stuck in Singapore and all the flurry of emails from 16 people stuck around the world, and Debbie from Arenui working round the clock to try to rebook and re-advise on flights to take as alternate routes. Needless to say it cost some people a lot of extra money to purchase new tickets as the flights kept getting…

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