Dive Worldwide Introduces New Small Group Trips For 2021
Specialist operator Dive Worldwide is introducing a trio of new group trips for 2021, each to a small resort where guests can enjoy the camaraderie typical of a liveaboard, but based from land instead. Included in the new itineraries are a relaxing break to the Maldives, staying at perhaps the country’s smallest resort; an action-packed week in Sharm El Sheikh; and an adventurous trip to Indonesia in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park.
'These new trips are perfect for those divers keen to travel as a small group and looking for an alternative to a liveaboard,' said Phil North, Dive Worldwide’s Brand Manager. 'These are action-packed diving itineraries that prove excellent value for money and with small group sizes, just 6-10 divers, will offer a real social atmosphere too.'
Sharm Dive Extravaganza
Renowned as one of the finest diving locations on earth, Sharm is popular with divers of all abilities and this new tour will show off the area’s highlights with an action-packed itinerary. Included are three boat dives a day, visits to Ras Mohamed National Park, an early morning dive in Tiran, the Dunraven wreck and two thrilling night dives. The group stays at Sharks Bay Umbi Village resort, built in traditional Bedouin style, with fantastic views over the Red Sea, an on-site restaurant and private beach.
Price: from £645pp, including 7 nights’ accommodation, full board meal plan 15 dive package, sunset BBQ and transfers with Dive Worldwide (diveworldwide.com, 01962 302087). International flights extra. Depart 6 May or 10 June 2021. No single supplement.
Dive & Detox Maldives
On this small group trip, guests stay at the Boutique Beach Resort on Dhigurah Island, a local island at the tip of the South Ari Atoll. With just six rooms, the resort ensures personal experience for divers, and has won awards for its sustainability and work with the local community. Here, divers will be in the heart of the action with the superb Kudarah Thila just 10 minutes from the resort, and Broken Rocks, another well-known dive site, nearby. The highlight though is the resort’s proximity to whale sharks, and the British whale shark conservation group, also based on Dhigurah Island, have recorded around 350 whale sharks in the area.
Price: from £1,675pp sharing, including 7 nights’ accommodation, full board meal plan,17 dive package and transfers with Dive Worldwide (diveworldwide.com, 01962 302087). International flights extra. Depart 25 April or 2 October 2021.
In 2021 Indonesia’s Bunaken National Park celebrates its 30th anniversary and on this new group tour guests stay on the edge of the Park at the charming Tasik Ria resort. Family-owned and set in landscaped tropical gardens, Tasik Ria is a haven compared to the bustle of nearby Manado. From here, the group will enjoy some of the 50 dive sites with the National Park where the mixture of hard and soft corals provide an amazing variety of marine life, from bumphead parrot fish and Napoleon wrasse to eagle rays and reef sharks. The week’s diving itinerary also includes a dawn and night dive, plus a trip to the Lembeh Strait, home to the weird and wonderful and the best muck diving on earth. Price: from £1,345pp, including 7 nights’ accommodation, full board meal plan, 17 dive package and transfers with Dive Worldwide (diveworldwide.com, 01962 302087). International flights extra. Depart 1 May or 4 September 2021. No single supplement.
For further information visit Dive Worldwide (diveworldwide.com, 01962 302087).