Summer Special Brochure from Dive Worldwide
Summer is well and truly with us and scuba travel specialist Dive Worldwide has launched its new seasonal brochure, featuring expert advice and opinion to assist with your next dive adventure.
St Helena in Style
One of the world's most remote, inhabited islands, the British Overseas Territory of St Helena lies almost 1200 miles into the south Atlantic ocean off the coast of Africa. Until very recently only accessible by a 5-day voyage, the opening of the airport and commencement of the first commercial air service to the St Helena in October 2017, visitors are now able to take direct flights to the island from Johannesburg.
Join expert and former Our World Underwater Rolex Scholar Danny Copeland on Dive Worldwide’s St Helena in Style dive trip in February 2019. Timed to coincide with the seasonal appearance of whale sharks in the area, this trip presents a unique opportunity to explore these marine-rich waters and learn from one of the ocean’s most passionate advocates. History buffs will also be drawn to the final resting place of Napoleon, exiled to St Helena in 1815 following his previous escape from Elba (off the coast of Italy). Topside, visitors get a chance to explore the island's unique landscape and meet Jonathon, a giant Seychelles tortoise and possibly the oldest living land animal in the world.
Read more about Dive Worldwide's St Helena in Style at www.diveworldwide.com/group-tours/st-helena-in-style
Another good place for spotting whale sharks is the Tanzanian resort of Mafia Island. Dive Worldwide's brochure features a write up from a repeat customer who loves it so much she's been back three times in two years. Apart from the memorable diving, Mafia Island is the sort of place where the staff go out of their way to ensure holidays are relaxing and stress free.
Seychelles Alphonse Island
The island paradise of another remote destination, Alphonse Island in the Seychelles, is home to some of giant tortoise Jonathon's long-distant relatives, but also a pristine atoll 400km southwest of the main island of Mahé. Accessible only through a private charter flight, the stunning reefs are completely unspoiled by human activity, home to a local manta ray population, and provide important nesting sites for green and hawksbill turtles, as well as several species of rare avian. With only one dive centre on the island, visitors can dive undisturbed amongst the centuries-old coral heads that surround the atoll, with an excellent chance of some larger encounters during their stay. Snorkelling with sailfish is a special encounter that is not to be missed.
You can read more about Alphonse Island at www.diveworldwide.com/accommodation/alphonse-island
The Lembeh Strait in Sulawesi, Indonesia is renowned as one of the world’s top muck diving locations. Dive Worldwide's Summer Brochure features dive manager Phil North as he recounts the wonder of his first ever night dive 17 years ago, getting down and dirty with creatures like the Donald Duck shrimp and the algae octopus, which has a very convenient special power indeed.
Get to know the newest member of the Dive Worldwide team, Lewis Copper through a Q&A about his dive travels and read about his latest adventure in the outer islands of The Bahamas where he enjoyed being circled by hammerhead sharks and snorkelling alongside a pod of dolphins before ticking off a night and wreck dive too.
You can also read about the expansion of the Dive Worldwide portfolio with new itineraries and locations, together with their recommended seasonal underwater escapes and a selection of the hottest liveaboard offers through the Global Dive Alliance.