2016 DIVE HOLIDAY PLANNER
Looking ahead to 2016, it’s time to begin planning your next dive adventure with SCUBA CULTURE, and with some stunning destinations catering to all tastes and budgets, we know we have something to get you excited!
THE ISLAND OF ESPIRITU SANTO, VANUATU, THE WORLD’S LARGEST & MOST ACCESSIBLE WRECK DIVE!
7 – 14 June 2016, and staying at the stunning Aore Island Resort (Espiritu Santo – Vanuatu), located 3km across the water from Luganville – just a 10 minute boat transfer, this waterfront resort welcomes you with its white sandy beach and clear water. The resort features large, comfortable bungalow with spacious balconies, private bathrooms, ceiling fans, tea and coffee making facilities for the duration of your stay. The resort has a swimming pool, a fabulous restaurant and bar with a sprawling deck overlooking the water.
But we are here to explore the waters of Espiritu Santo and dive what is the most accessible WWII wreck in the world. Only 1.8mts shorter than The Titanic, the SS President Coolidge is imposing and formidable in its diversity having now sat in its watery grave since October 1942. The Coolidge has also become an artificial reef teeming with marine life. Aside from the SS Coolidge we will dive Million Dollar Point, the virgin reef of Aese Island, as well as the wreck of a WWII bomber only a couple of hundred metres away from the resort.
With water temperatures at a comfortable 27 degrees C, the diving is easy and comfortable and within reach of all levels of certification and experience.
At only $2,651 per person twin share, with all diving, air fares, accommodation, tanks, guides, weights included, this trip ticks all the boxes as a great Winter escape from Melbourne… (Do you really want to endure another winter like the one we’re currently coming out off???)
NIUE, A PACIFIC PARADISE & THE WORLD’S SMALLEST INDEPENDENT NATIONS!
From 8 – 17 July 2016, join us as we head to “THE ROCK OF POLYNESIA”, a tiny island nation that sits in pristine gin clear water atop an undersea mountain dropping off steeply to hundreds of metres close to the shore where the diving offers visibility of 40mts +. From July to October, Humpback whales come to Niue to breed and raise playful calves right out the front of the resort.
This untouched jewel of the Pacific is calling you. Take this opportunity to discover what has been lost in this modern world as Niue welcomes you into its heart like no other nation.
We are staying for 7 nights at the Matavai Resort in twin share Garden View rooms, and our stay includes daily continental breakfasts. We have a 10 boat dive package including, weights, tanks and guides with Buccaneer Adventures as well as 2 Whale watch trips.
This trip is also fully inclusive of air fares flying Air New Zealand, includes taxes, fuel surcharges, meals, drinks and entertainment on the flight, with a stay over on the way to and from Niue at the Jet Park Hotel in a Superior Room, including Breakfast in Auckland NZ. Everything laid on for only $3995 (diver) and $3325 (non diver)
The non diver is also totally spoilt with amazing rock pool snorkelling, an abundance of tours and activities both cultural and adventure minded, fishing charters. The Matavai Resort is also family friendly with sprawling gardens, and a great pool overlooking the ocean.
An optional lunch and dinner meal package is available at the Matavai Resort for $375
So there you go, a couple of options for you to look at and choose from, escaping the 2016 Melbourne Winter for the tropics where you have both diving and cultural variances.
Check out further information at:
Vanuatu 2016: https://www.scubaculture.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/S14042-Vanuatu-June-2016.pdf
Niue 2016: https://www.scubaculture.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Scuba-Culture-2016.pdf