cenotes-3Book your place on our exciting diving trip to Mexico today…

Region: Cozumel, Mexico
Dates: 6th – 20th January 2018
Accommodation: Allegro Cozumel and Allegro Playacar

Cozumel is one of the premier scuba diving destinations in the western hemisphere. With its crystal-clear water and incredible variety of marine life, Cozumel’s reefs offer an underwater experience you won’t forget. The waters surrounding the island are so clear that visibility can be up to 75m, opening up a world of beauty like no other.

Allegro Cozumel Resort: 6th – 10th January 2018
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This all-inclusive resort is situated nearby to the Palancar Reef which is considered one of the top 5 dive destinations in the world. Guests can also enjoy one of the best beaches the island has to offer and as well as a PADI 5 star dive centre located on the beautiful San Francisco beach. From here, up to 4 dives a day are organised, all accompanied by professional multilingual PADI instructors. Furthermore, special dives can also be arranged such as wreck diving, night dives and excursion to the Cenotes on the mainland.

 

Allegro Playacar Resort: 10th – 20th January 2018
Situated on the best stretch of white sandy beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico is the Allegro Playacar allegro-playacar-photos-exterior-exteriorResort. A family friendly all-inclusive hotel surrounded by lush tropical gardens looking out to the crystal clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. A PADI 5 star dive centre is located directly on the beautiful sandy beach of the neighbouring Occidental Royal Hideaway Resort and all services are available for guests. From here, up to 4 dives a day are organized, all accompanied by professional multilingual PADI instructors with local reefs just a 5-15min from the hotel beach. Special dives are available on request such as wreck diving, diving at the famous turtle reef, night dives and diving in the unique Cenotes.

The Diving…
As many as 250 different species of fish can be seen in Cozumel’s waters; one of the most spectacular is the Queen Angelfish, possessing bright blue-and-yellow markings and the distinctive blue “crown” on the top of the head. You can even catch a glimpse of the Toad fish, found nowhere else in the world. In addition to the colourful fish, Cozumel boasts some of the biggest and most spectacular sponge formations in the world. Fed by a continuous current bringing a steady supply of food to the reefs, some sponges, such as the Elephant Ear sponge, can grow as large as 12 feet across. Along with other marine life, you will also be able to see seahorses, eagle rays and turtles.

£2429 per person
Includes: Return flights London – Cancun, Mexico, all transfers, 14 nights all-inclusive accommodation.

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Terms: This trip does not include diving. If you are to purchase diving packages and excursions, they are itemised as follows:

Diving Packages – 2x 2-tanks per person
Diving Packages – 4x single tanks per person
Diving Packages 1x upgrade Cenote
Diving Packages 1x upgrade Bull shark excursion
Diving Packages 1x Sailfish Run
Land Tours 1x Chichen Itza Deluxe Excursion

Book now!
Please contact Mehdi at Aquanaut Scuba & Snorkelling Centre on 02085 468882 or email info@aquanautscuba.co.uk for more information or to book on to this Mexican diving adventure!

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Start your Red Sea adventure today…

Itinerary: Simply the Best
Dates:     15th – 22nd September 2017
Aboard:   M/Y blue Melody

The Vessel…

blue-melodyBuilt in 2007, M/Y blue Melody is the third vessel in the blue o two fleet and underwent a complete interior re-fit in 2008. She is 38m in length and takes a maximum of 26 divers on each trip. M/Y blue Melody is everything you would expect from a 5* diving vessel with large dining area, separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system and double and twin cabins all benefiting from en-suite facilities, air conditioning and personal entertainment systems. A spacious dive deck also makes kitting up and getting in the water a stress free experience!

M/Y blue Melody is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and is rebreather friendly. M/Y blue Melody currently holds the DIVER 2012 award for ‘Liveaboard of the Year’ AND the Sport Diver 2013 ‘Best Liveaboard award!.
 

The Itinerary…
Visiting Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone, this is a great all-round tour for divers with slightly more experience; this safari offers challenging dives, big drop offs, beautiful coral walls and plenty of large fish. There is so much to see you are spoilt for choice, but don’t forget to keep an eye out to the blue… you never know what you might see!

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Sample Itinerary:

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Day 1 – Visit dive sites local to your departure port for three dives (a check dive, practice zodiac dive and night dive) before heading out to the marine parks. 
Days 2-5 – 
We normally plan to spend a day each at Big Brother, Small Brother, Daedalus and the Elphinstone area. 
Day 6 – 
After a week of drop-offs, enjoy two relaxed morning dives local to your arrival port allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt’s famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.

Itinerary Highlights:


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Corals cover Numidia Wreck, Brother Islands, Red Sea, Egypt

A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida.

On every section of this reef the wall is covered with corals and life.
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Boasts a very high concentration of life within a very small area. Fan coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety of astonishing colours and of course there are plenty of fish! With regular sightings of hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks and white tip reef sharks, at the right time of year.
Daedalus Reef
This huge reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea. Easily recognized by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this massive reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen… oceanic white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, a lonesome hammerhead shark or schools of them. The excitement and the sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives and not get bored!
Elphinstone Reef
A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with north and south plateau’s covered in hard and soft corals. This is a truly awesome reef
£1199 per person + £25 Visa
Includes: Return flights LGW-HRG, transfers from/to airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, 12lt cylinder and weights.

BOOK NOW!
For more information or to book on to this Red Sea liveaboard trip, please contact Lynne 
at Aquanaut Scuba on info@aquanautscuba.co.uk or on 020 854 68882.

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