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A new snorkellers-only liveaboard to Raja Ampat



The wonders of the oceans aren’t solely the preserve of qualified divers and those willing to head to the depths. There’s much to discover lying just beneath the water’s surface where the dappled daylight lights up colourful coral and beautiful marine life. With this in mind, specialist operator Dive Worldwide has launched a new snorkelling-only liveaboard departure to Indonesia’s Coral Triangle for March 2019, an adventurous first for the UK market. Sailing on the elegant Pindito yacht, the small group of snorkellers will see vibrant shoals of fish and have the chance to swim with mantas for a truly unforgettable experience.

Phil North, Dive Worldwide’s Brand Manager, comments: “Presently there is an unprecedented interest in our precious marine habitats, and a keen desire to see them conserved for future generations. We believe that the opportunity to experience the finest coral reefs on earth, and to champion their conservation, should not be the preserve of divers alone – and there is no finer place for snorkellers to see the wonders of our oceans than Raja Ampat.”

Coral Triangle Snorkelling Adventure

The location for this unique adventure is Raja Ampat, in the heart of Indonesia’s Coral Triangle, the most biodiverse marine area on the planet. The numbers here belie belief with over 1,200 species of fish and an archipelago of some 1,500 small islands, now more accessible than ever thanks to a new daily flight service from Jakarta to the region’s hub, Sorong. After arrival in Sorong, guests board the beautiful Pindito, a traditionally constructed yacht that has sailed these waters for over 15 years. Hosting only 16 guests, in spacious air-conditioned cabins, the Pindito is a luxurious base from which to explore the astounding archipelago and allows snorkellers to glimpse marine life not possible from the usual shore dives.

For the next 11 days the pace slows as guests relax into the rhythms of life on board the Pindito. Cruising among the many islands, guests have the chance to visit remote Indonesian villages learning about the way of life and enjoying local customs. The highlight though is undoubtedly what lies beneath the waters, with a staggering abundance of marine life. Snorkellers will keep an eye out for dolphins, swirling mantas and turtles on this unique itinerary, while also glimpsing colourful shoals of bannerfish and pygmy seahorses.

Price: Dive Worldwide (, 01962 302087) offers the Coral Triangle Snorkelling Adventure from £4,645pp sharing, including 1 night B&B in Jakarta, 11 nights’ full board liveaboard accommodation on the Pindito, transfers and return flights from the UK. Depart 9 March 2019. Group size of 16.

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Free guided snorkel trip for serving Armed Forces members this Saturday



To mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June 2023, PADI Dive Centre, Dive In Falmouth, is offering serving members of the Armed Forces and a guest the opportunity to enjoy a free guided snorkel around the Falmouth Coast in Cornwall.

Armed Forces Day is an annual event in the UK celebrated to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.

Dan McColl, a 34-year-old Falmouth resident is Lead Instructor and Founder at Dive In Falmouth. Dan is an ex Royal Marine Commando and Royal Naval Mine Clearance Diver with experience in military, commercial and recreational diver.

Dan tells us: “I have always had a passion for the ocean and am equally passionate about supporting the Armed Forces. I wanted to show my gratitude for the men and women that serve this country by giving back with a special underwater adventure this Armed Forces Day.”

Based on Castle Beach in Falmouth, Dan and his team will provide free guided snorkel trips throughout the day. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover the amazing underwater world around the stunning Cornwall coastline and depending on the weather will see incredible marine life ranging from catsharks and cuttlefish to spider crabs, seals, lobsters and lots more.

Dive In Falmouth offer a range PADI scuba diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving for complete novices through to Open Water certifications, all the way up to Divemaster.

If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces and would like to join Dan and his team for an exciting snorkelling experience, please email: or call 07361 541119 to secure your space.

PADI Dive Centre, Dive In Falmouth offer a 10% discount on all their PADI courses for students, NHS workers and member of the Armed Forces throughout the year. For more information visit:

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The Suit Ocean Team leads the Ultimate Curacao Snorkeling Adventure



By Bryan Horne
Snorkeling and scuba diving in Curacao is a dream for anyone who loves the combination of amazing beaches and the mind blowing biodiversity that exists along 104 square kilometers of its fringing coral reefs. So if you are interested in the ultimate Caribbean snorkeling adventure then keep reading as The Suit Ocean Team takes you on a one hundred kilometer snorkeling tour of Curacao’s southern shoreline.

As passionate residents of our Dutch Caribbean Island, we must congratulate The Suit Ocean Team for creating more awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful fringing reef systems in Curacao.

The film, Curacao Underwater Kunuku (Kunuku is Papiamento for Garden), not only documents this ultimate snorkeling adventure showing you how easy it is for everyone to access and enjoy a snorkel or diving experience, but it also showcases the interaction between man and nature, highlighting the beauty of underwater life while promoting conservation, preservation and the need to protect these vital habitats.

These are the key ingredients to this beautiful short film documentary. Watch NOW and please enjoy our “CURACAO UNDERWATER KUNUKU”.

This film, produced by the Lawrence Mensa Foundation (LMF), is also available in multiple languages including: Spanish, Papiamentu, Dutch, Portuguese and German.

Images courtesy of The Suit Ocean Team
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