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What better way to escape a hectic December than on a diving liveaboard? Diving in warm waters in December will certainly brighten up any winter with a number of spectacular marine life events taking place during the month. What can you see in December? Pelagics in The Maldives As the monsoon season finishes, liveaboards in the Maldives can once again offer divers warm tranquil waters and impressive marine encounters. The weather may have calmed by December, but the plankton blooms are still in full force bringing hundreds of mantas to the Maldives’ atolls. Divers drift on strong currents through the channels and around…

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Ice diving is one of the most adventurous types of diving out there and is a great way to try something completely different. It is challenging, takes extra preparation, and is different from most recreational dive types. Diving under ice is definitely a team sport and offers the chance to learn ice diving procedures and dive in winter when other types of diving may not possible. Most importantly, ice divers experience unique underwater environments and marine life few people ever get to see. There is nothing quite like the peace of being under the ice, surrounded by bright blue water…

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There’s nothing like a dive with ripping current; coral whizzing by, a frenzy of fish and little critters all doing their best to fight and hide from the current. Drift diving really is one of the most exhilarating types of diving on offer and there are some great liveaboard diving destinations where you can dive in and enjoy the ride. Elphinstone Reef, Southern Egypt This long sausage-shaped reef sits in the open ocean and is perfect for drift diving. The walls of the reef drop thousands of meters to the inky depths and are covered in hard and soft corals,…

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Honduras is a central American country with both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, known for beautiful diving at the Bay Islands. The diving features underwater mountains with dramatic walls, cracks and crevices, the world’s second largest barrier reef, and the chance to swim with whale sharks. Above water there are stunning jungle-covered hills and white sandy beaches to explore. When to visit Honduras Now is a great time to visit, as the Zeppelin liveaboard is offering a December 7-night Dive and Sail package to the Bay Islands with a special discount: Book for Monday 10th to 17th December 2018 and the Zeppelin will accept Canadian dollars at…

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Sea turtles are amazing creatures, found around the world in tropical and subtropical waters. They play a vital role in marine ecosystem health and have been in the ocean for more than 100 million years. They are an understandably popular dive and photography choice and you can dive with them at a variety of top liveaboard diving destinations. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia Six of the seven species of sea turtle can be seen at the Great Barrier Reef, where they feed and nest. The best way to go turtle spotting is during a Great Barrier Reef liveaboard cruise to the…

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Aggressor liveaboards have announced the latest addition to their fleet, the stunning Socorro Aggressor. Launching in December 2018, this luxurious new liveaboard will take divers to two premier liveaboard destinations; the Socorro Islands and Guadalupe. The Socorro Aggressor, a 135ft long yacht, is easily-recognisable with her sleek shape and red exterior. Designed with safety and stability in mind, she has a wide beam and is perfect for reaching the remote Socorro Islands and Guadalupe in comfort. The Socorro Aggressor accommodates 26 guests, with 13 master and deluxe staterooms that all have air conditioning, a porthole view window, hair dryer and…

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Diving with manta rays is on many divers wish lists and understandably so. These graceful rays can grow up to 7 meters across and are found at a variety of top dive destinations around the world. Diving with mantas is a truly magical experience and you can watch them at manta cleaning stations, barrel-rolling as they feed, or just swimming over beautiful coral reefs. Here are our best places to dive with manta rays. Socorro Islands, Mexico The Socorro Islands are known for having the world’s friendliest manta rays and is the place to go for encounters with Giant Pacific…

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November is a great time of year to get in the water and beat the holiday crowds. Dive in and experience a variety of marine life highlights at our top November dive destinations. WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN NOVEMBER? Enjoy Egypt’s Deep South Egypt’s year-round diving season means that there’s never a bad time to visit, and St. John’s  is a top choice for Red Sea scuba diving in November. The fringing reefs around this island are known for the diversity of their dive sites. Caves, caverns, tunnels, and swim-throughs are abundant in the area. Other topographies include relaxed plateaus and steep…

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Whales have held our fascination and imagination for centuries. These mysterious animals have a language all of their own, are very intelligent, and at the top of many divers wish lists. There are more than 70 different species of whale that have been identified so far, and whales can be spotted in locations all around the globe on their annual migrations. Booking a liveaboard during whale season means you will more than likely enjoy experiences with whales, as they are inquisitive and curious and will often come over to inspect the boat. Humpback Whales Humpback whales can grow to be the…

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Head to the right spot during October and you can enjoy encounters with some of the biggest animals in the ocean; from humpbacks to blue whales and more. Meet Mexico’s Giants October is the start of the whale watching season in Baja, Mexico, with a variety of whales visiting Mexican waters from October to April. Mexico is one of the only places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales and Socorro Island is visited by thousands of these whales during their breeding season each year. The Sea of Cortez is a great diving destination for spotting numerous cetaceans; including…

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