January 19-24, 2019
5 nights + 8 Boat Dives + Shore Diving
Escape the winter cold and join Blue Planet for an extra-long holiday weekend of diving in Grand Cayman! One of the most popular dive destinations in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman offers gorgeous reefs, warm water, amazing viz and a guaranteed good time. Don’t miss this trip!
February 16-20, 2019
4 nights + 6 Boat Dives
Join Blue Planet for the perfect winter weekend getaway to Providenciales, known as Provo, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Still relatively undiscovered, Provo offers warm weather, clear water, white sand beaches and miles of barely explored reefs.
March 16-23, 2019
7 nights + 10 Boat Dives + Shore Diving
Join us in one of the Caribbean’s best keep secrets! Dominica is absolutely stunning both above water and below: green rainforest-covered mountains drop down to gorgeous pristine reefs. Between the diving, whale watching, hiking and other topside adventures, this is one trip you won’t forget.
April 13-22, 2019
9 nights onboard the M/V Valentina + 3-4 dives per day + all meals
Join Blue Planet for some incredible big animal encounters in Socorro, the “Mexican Galapagos.” These islands draw sharks, mantas, whales and pelagic fish in large numbers, promising a memorable week of diving from the M/V Valentina liveaboard.
The Revillagigedos Archipelago, more commonly called Socorro, is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the tip of the Baja peninsula. These islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Cocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide…like up-close and personal encounters with the Giant Pacific manta ray, which can grow to 22 feet from wingtip to wingtip.
There are plenty of sharks — hammerhead schools, white tips, silver tips, silkies, duskies, Galapagos and occasionally tigers. Divers have encountered up to 7 species of sharks on a single dive! We may even get lucky and see whale sharks.
Add to the mix extremely large tuna, wahoo, thick schools of jacks and many other big critters along with endemic tropicals found nowhere else in the world, and you have the best big animal diving on earth!
As the diving here is usually deeper and more challenging, each diver must have a minimum of Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent) and at least 50 dives. Enriched air/Nitrox certification strongly recommended.
The M/V Valentina
The 125 ft long M/V Valentina will be our home base for this incredible trip. It has 10 air-conditioned cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom. The dining room offers excellent cuisine with a variety of Mexican, European and Asian dishes, and also an open bar with a choice of various soft drinks, tea, coffee and draft beer. Relax between dives on the large, partially covered sun deck, or enjoy the stars at night while floating in the middle of the ocean.
You should plan to fly in to San Jose del Cabo on or before April 13. We will check in to the boat between 3:00-6:00 PM. You can fly back any time after noon on April 22 — we will disembark after breakfast.
Double occupancy in a double or twin cabin ($3680 per person) with a private bathroom, air conditioning and personal entertainment system.
In addition to nine nights accommodation on the boat, the package includes:
- 3-4 dives per day
- all meals and beverages
- roundtrip airport transfers
- taxes and service charges
This does NOT include:
- Chamber support fee ($15)
- Nitrox ($120)
- rental equipment
- onboard purchases
Want to take a class ahead of the trip or on the boat? These are some great options:
- Enriched Air/Nitrox specialty
- Underwater Digital Photography specialty
- Deep Diver specialty
- Underwater Naturalist specialty
Sign up now!
May 4-8, 2019
4 nights + 9 Dives
Escape the cold and join Blue Planet for a long weekend of diving in Cozumel! One of the most popular dive destinations in the Caribbean, Cozumel offers big reefs, warm water, great viz and a guaranteed good time. With up to 9 dives offered, you’ll be able to get the most diving possible out of your vacation!
May 25-June 1, 2019
7 nights + 9 boat dives + unlimited shore diving + truck rental (and free Nitrox!)
Join Blue Planet for another week of world-class diving in Bonaire. Part of the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) islands off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean, Bonaire is an oasis for divers. The island has been a Marine Protected Area since 1979 and is teeming with life. And the best part is that almost all of the dive sites are accessible from shore!
August 17-24, 2019
7 nights + up to 27 dives
Join Blue Planet for the best diving in Hawaii! The Big Island’s volcanic underwater topography is a diver’s wonderland. Lava tubes, bommies, arches and huge craters like “Au Au Crater,” create a spectacular backdrop for Hawaii’s many indigenous species of Butterfly fish. Photographers will delight in the many subjects like Spanish Dancers, turtles, mantas and frogfish.
November 17-28, 2019
11 nights onboard the Dewi Nusantara
Join Blue Planet as we explore the heart of the Coral Triangle between Ternate in Halmahera and the mega-diverse Raja Ampat region. The trip will visit muck sites, oceanic and inshore reefs. We’re especially excited to be joined by Dr. Richard Smith, a marine biologist and photographer who has run extensive dive trips throughout the region. Indonesia + the Dewi + Richard = OMG OMG OMG!!!
December 14-21, 2019
7 nights onboard the Samambaia Liveaboard
Join Blue Planet as we explore some of the best diving in the world in the mega-diverse Raja Ampat region. The trip will visit muck sites, oceanic and inshore reefs from the beautiful Phinisi liveaboard. Don’t wait — this trip will fill up fast!
We’re still working to confirm these fabulous dive vacations, but look for more information soon. Or if you want to be the first on the waiting list, contact us now.
Tobago: June 16-23, 2019
West Palm Beach: June 28-July 2, 2019
Wreck Diving in North Carolina: July 5-7, 2019
St. Croix: July 20-27, 2019
Roatan: August 31-September 7, 2019
Wreck Diving in North Carolina: September 13-15, 2019
West Palm Beach: October 5-9, 2019
Saba: October 12-19, 2019
Riviera Maya (Mahahual, Mexico): November 2-9, 2019
Culebra, Puerto Rico: December 7-11, 2019
New Year’s on the Belize IV Aggressor: December 28, 2019-January 4, 2020
Fiji + New Zealand: February 2020
Galapagos Aggressor: April 23-30, 2020
Galapagos Aggressor: May 21-28, 2020
Red Sea: October 2020
New Year’s in Cuba: Gardens of the Queen: December 26, 2020-January 2, 2021