|A Dive newsletter by Dive Fish Snow Travel
Well seems we are all back at work, the kids are back at school and things are settling back down to the usual routine again. It wont be long before you start dreaming of escaping on a tropical diving or fishing holiday.
Don’t wait until it’s too late and all the great deals for a Tropical South Pacific Holiday are all gone! Especially if you are planning on escaping in the April or July school holidays!
Here at Dive Fish Snow Travel, we have sourced the best diving locations and operators to ensure all our clients experience the best the South Pacific has to offer this winter.
Whether your choice is
we have it all covered for you this Winter.
Consider the benefits of getting your reservations in place now:
- You’ll get our Earlybird Specials, with resorts and dive operator
- You’ll get the cheapest international flights
- You’ll get the best domestic flight connections
- In many cases you’ll get last year’s prices.
- Plan and organise dates around the best moon phase/currents
- You’ll have time to budget and save for your holiday
- You get to book in your annual leave before everyone else does.
- Best of all, you’ll get to dive and or fish in an exotic location this Winter, and have time to look forward to it, and save for it.
|Plan your 2010 dive holiday now.
Don’t be left out in the cold this winter.
Try one of these hot holidays:
- Swim with humpback whales in Tonga or Niue
- Dive with manta rays in Maldives, PNG, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Fiji or Micronesia
- WWII wrecks in the Solomon’s, PNG, Philippines, Vanuatu or Truk Lagoon
- Soft corals and shark feeds in Fiji
- Big fish action on remote offshore reefs like Sipadan, Layang Layang, Solomon Islands.
- A liveaboard adventure that dives the best sites & locations.
- Exciting big game or sport fishing
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|Single and don't want to go it alone?
|Liveaboard Diving - like a floating hotel, but better!
Maldives – MV Orion
With a formation of 19 Atolls consisting of outer & inner reefs, The Maldives is the most diverse diving destination in the World. Amazing channel dives featuring oceanic wanderers of the deep, adding to a diversity of marine life that will leave you spellbound.
The Maldives provides rich Marine life with coral reefs sprouting with activity, schools of fish, playful dolphins, shark and manta ray encounters and enchanting waters.
Experience Diving from the most exclusive and luxurious safari cruiser. Cruising on MV Orion is the ideal way to discover the magic that surrounds The Maldives.
First group charter Sold Out
Second group charter Limited Space
limited seats remain for a second trip
Group Departure August, 2010
– Return Airfares, 10 nights accommodation,
27 dives, meals.
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Amazing Manta and Whale Shark Video taken at Maldives
Check out some of the best Manta Ray and Whale Shark footage we have ever seen, taken at Maldives. Yes this could be you diving in the same action packed spot. Video on Youtube »
Dive the very best of the Great Barrier Reef: Famous Cod Hole and Coral Sea reefs.
Liveaboard Diving with Spirit of Freedom
Australia 's northeastern town of tropical Cairns is the gateway for two of the world's greatest diving icons, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Coral Sea. This is home territory for huge schools of pelagic fish and sharks in an undersea world of mountains, pinnacles and sheer walls laced with gorgonian fans and rising from thousands of feet below. It is to these destinations that the live aboard "Spirit of Freedom" will take you to discover what diving dreams are made of. While the diving may be out of this world, the facilities and service on board Spirit will complete your ultimate liveaboard experience.
Group departure October 2010
Boat only options
– Quad Share $
3550pp SOLD OUT
– Twin / Double Cabin - $4352pp
Includes: 7 nights accommodation share twin/double, all diving, chef prepared meals, complimentary local wines with dinner.
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Big Fish Action Dazzling Reefs WWII wrecks
The 'Solomons has it all'
Ultimate way to dive the very best of the Solomons– MV Bilikiki
With 10 double staterooms, all air-conditioned, and all with private shower and toilet, “Bilikiki” offers plenty of room and comfort. You can count on plenty of good food to help you to maintain energy levels for the fantastic diving.
The Solomon Islands offer reefs, vertical walls, drift dives and large pelagic fish. Add to this the thrill of WWII wreck diving and you end up with the perfect diving holiday for everyone, especially photographers.
Interested? - Enquire here
|Whale Encounters - truly inspirational!
Two locations and only a few small operators in the world
Already very limited places left available this coming season! So don't wait to book when you arrive there or you could miss out!
You must add this to your list of ‘must do’ experiences!
From June/July to October, humpback whales can often be spotted from the dive boat as these magnificent creatures migrate through Tongan and Niuean waters to mate and calf.
Watching the Humpback Whales is a treat everyone should experience, both above and below the surface. Imagine swimming or snorkelling with these majestic creatures, seeing the sheer power required to launch 40 tonnes into the air, be overwhelmed by the slow graceful beauty of contented mothers shepherding their calves or just enjoy watching them play as much as they enjoy watching and playing for you. Meanwhile listen to their beautiful haunting song. Something that will stay with you for life.
Don’t wait and miss out - you must experience this truly magical, humbling and inspirational opportunity – it is life-changing.
Limited Operators Limited Space. We don't want you to be disappointed.
Great deals running out fast to Niue and Tonga so enquire now…
|Eco Dive Resorts - Unique, remote, untouched and tranquil
Matava Eco Resort, Kadavu, Fiji: Fiji's only year round Manta dive site
Matava Resort on the Fijian island of Kadavu is one of the few places in world to say they are truly untouched. Described as a ‘genuine eco-hideaway’, you can expect a taste of the real Fiji, in an exquisite tropical setting with some of the best diving in Fiji only a short boat ride away.
With its brand new innovative custom designed alloy boat ‘Dive Me’ dive trips now have a capacity for 12 divers on a 2-tank dive, as well as 2 PADI Divemasters and captain. ‘Dive Me’ has everything you’ll need for a great days diving on the entire length of the Great Astrolabe Reef - enjoy amazing diving to never before seen reefs and offshore pinnacles.
Matava’s diving caters to all levels of diver from beginner to experienced and takes you to sites varying in depths, currents and visibility ranging from 20 – 50m. Experience a kaleidoscope of colourful corals and wonderful marine life as well as Fijis only year round manta dive site.
Matava Eco Resort »
Tranquility Eco Resort: For the best dive experience only 35 minutes from Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tranquility Eco-Tourism Resort enjoys an isolated beach location allowing you a refuge of peace and quiet only 35 minutes away from Port Vila.
Do not expect to find the usual Western style beach resort at Tranquility. It’s basic, but clean and comfortable and perfect for people wanting an Island style experience.
With an abundance of wonderfully diverse marine life right on its doorstep and over 18 different incredible dive sites, this is arguably one of the best diving areas around the Vila area. Here you’ll find reefs and drop-offs, Coral Gardens, Swim-throughs, Cave & Thermal vents, Bommies, Drift Dives and Two Wreck dives, plus the house reef, right in front of the Resort, which is on a 114 metre drop-off.
You can also see a huge range of soft and hard corals, reef fish and, on certain sites, large pelagic fish may be seen. Often you’ll experienceeagle rays and a range of marine mammals like dolphins and dugongs.
Tranquility Eco Resort »
Uepi Island Resort, Solomon Islands:
Arguably one of the best land based dive resorts in the South Pacific
A stunning 5 star resort with 3 star accommodation.
The diving around Uepi is extraordinarily varied with great visibility at the 10 main dive sites consisting of coral gardens with magnificent drop-offs, ledges and gutters, sharks, all manner of light game fish and an enormous diversity of reef fish. Turtles, mantas and eagle rays are fairly common sights, as well as the friendly Uepi hammerheads that cruise by throughout the year.
Uepi's natural beauty, wildlife, rain forest and sandy beaches, combined with great diving make it a very special dive resort - and arguably one of the top 3 in the South Pacific - it is pure magic and a 'must dive' consideration.
Uepi Island Resort»
|School Holidays: We don't want you to miss out
How many times have you heard us say this?
Many resorts and airlines are already nearing full capacity for
Easter and the Winter School Holidays!
School Holidays are a prime time to take a tropical winter break –
But that’s when everyone else wants to go too!
So if you want your holiday to be YOUR choice at the best price we urge you to do it now – don’t be one of the many that leave it to the last minute and miss out on the Holiday they desired.
School Holidays for 2010 are listed below – so make a date with us and keep everyone happy and entertained with a tropical holiday to remember.
- 2nd – 18th April
- 3rd – 18th July
- 25th September – 10th October
Don't be disappointed
Dive Holiday Booking Enquiry »
|What's New: Wicked Tropical Big Game and Sport Fishing Travel news
Our latest Fishing newsletter ‘ReelTimes’ is now hot off the press for those who crave some big game action above the water.
Sign up here and we’ll make sure you are kept up to date with all the amazing fishing news and deals available in the South Pacific – you wont be disappointed!
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Mike joined the team at Dive Fish Snow Travel in December 2004. His Diploma in Travel and Tourism opened doors into the tourism industry, in which he worked for four years before leading to his current position here at Dive Fish Snow Travel.
Mike completed his PADI Open Water Instructor (#477799) training in 2004 and this has provided him with some great underwater experiences to share, while allowing him the opportunity to learn more about diving.
His overseas diving experience includes the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea - Australia from liveaboards, Maldives, Niue, Port Vila - Vanuatu, Beqa Lagoon, Coral Coast, Rakiraki, Taveuni, Savusavu and Tokoriki - Fiji, Ha'apai and Vava'u Islands - Tonga, and Rottnest Island - WA, Australia. Not to mention the numerous dives around the North, South and Stewart Islands of New Zealand.
Mike's most memorable dive to date was the Shark Encounter dive at Fiji's Beqa Lagoon! His greatest diving ambition is to jump into the middle of large pelagic predators feeding on meatballs of baitfish!
Mike looks forward to sharing all these amazing experiences and destinations with you.
|Diver's Guide to South Pacific
Looking for information on a Dive Holiday?
Don't spend hours trawling through the Internet.
If you want to know where the best dive locations are, which dive operator to dive with, which airline has the cheapest flights, best schedules and how to dive your $ further.
|| All the best Resorts
All the best advice
All the best tips
All the best deals
All from first hand experience
Talk to a diver who has been there and done that.
Our team of specialist dive travel consultants are also passionate divers.
We really have "been there, done that". Between our dive team of Ron, Steve, Mike, Christine, Janet & Markus, they’ve dived over 100 resorts and 30 odd liveaboard boats in 25 different countries. Add this to their years of diving and travel consulting experience. So when you talk to us, you're talking with professionals.
Our Service is Free to you
With all our Professional Travel Agent Services, you pay no more than booking direct. Plus we do all the work for you and guide you through choosing the best diving destination that suits your personal needs and budget.
|Don't forget that we can book any overseas holiday
We can help you with any overseas holiday plans too and of course, you don't pay any more than you would anywhere else, plus you get our friendly personal service.
We can book and plan for you:
- Rail journeys
- Beach holiday
- Ski or Snow holidays
- Coach tours
- Romantic Getaways
- Europe, Asia, USA, Canada or even Africa.
That's anything from relaxing on a tropical beach in Vanuatu for a week to a month overland through Africa or even a family trip to Disneyland!
Trade in your winter blues for some Tropical Blues
Contact us and we can get you the same deals as anywhere else. Just call us
Ph: +64-9-479 2210 or
Toll Free NZ: 0508 348 334
|Landmark birthdays, anniversaries or retirement plans
- 50th Birthday
- 60th Birthday
- Landmark Wedding Anniversary
Pay the whole trip or we can make up a voucher to an agreed value.
Why not give a gift to remember for life. Give them a wonderful diving holiday or gift voucher towards one. If you are reaching a landmark, you deserve to shout yourself. We can help you plan something to remember it by – whether it’s a special trip for just yourselves, shared with a group of friends, or for someone special in your life.
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