03 Jun 2016

Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort

Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort is situated amongst tropical gardens on an appealing beach of the west coast of Tahiti. It is one of the most wonderful places in the world where you can havediving holidays.

The resort has been recently renovated to include 216 elegant rooms each having a private balcony many featuring a scenic mountain view or gazing across the lagoon to Moorea Classic Mountain View Room or Superior Lagoon View Room are 22 Square Metres (235 square feet) with a lovely Balcony, Air-Conditioning, WiFi Internet Access, Shower Bathroom and WC, Satellite Television with super Plasma Screen.

All other Rooms have an Audible Smoke Alarms and Sprinkler a Dead Bolt & Security Peephole,110/120 V AC , 220/240 V AC, Air-Conditioning, Safe deposit box in Room, nice little Minibar, a Radio, Satellite/Cable Colour Television and Voice Mail WiFi Internet Access and an additional RJ 45 outlet. The site has excellent amenities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a golf driving range, two restaurants and a bar.

The Le Moorea Snack Bar, is Open 09:00 – 23:00 where you can nibble or sip the odd cocktail and musical entertainment can be had during the evening.

The Le Bougainville Restaurant, service International Cuisine is open 11:30 – 14:30 and 18:30 – 21:30 and serves both international and local cuisine the restaurant offers a stunning view of the lagoon.

Further more the Le Sakura Restaurant serves Japanese Cuisine and is open from 18:30 – 21:30
This modern Japanese Teppan Yaki restaurant has super air-conditioning and allows you to have your food cooked before your eyes.

During the daytime or night time you are welcomed to have diving. Scuba diving brings you a lot of fresh emotions, new pictures and vivid memories. Go for diving!

02 May 2016

Plaza Resort Bonaire

Plaza resort Bonaire is not even a 5 minute drive from Flamingo International Airport. With the local greenery totaling more than 300,000 trees and tropical plants is guaranteed to blend wonderfully with the surrounding local beauty.

The Plaza Resort is situated on a peninsula as well as out the mouth of the local lagoon; one side the Plaza Resort is entirely striped with a pearly-white sandy beach, The Plaza Resort Bonaire is truly a utopia for people who enjoy the sun, sea as well as the un-spoilt nature that we preserve.

The Plaza Resort Bonaire covers 25,000 m2 (29,899 sq yds) and we incorporate everything you need for a totally carefree holiday.

 Spacious suites and personal villas
 Diving school with a fleet of 5 diving boats
 Marina with boat rentals available
 Sandy beach 500m (546yds) long and 50 to 100m (164ft – 328 ft) wide
 Swimming pool
 Snorkeling, Kayaking as well as wakeboard facilities
 Tennis courts and lessons available
 Activities for kids
 Around the clock childcare
 Activity centre/excursion desk
 Bicycle, automobile, scooter and boat rentals
 Two restaurants
 Breakfast hall
 Two bars, including a beach bar
 Beauty salon
 Two shops
 Internet
 Guest laundry service

Standard Suite

Our standard suite is designed to be spacious (52m2) whilst stylish. It also has air conditioning, two queen sized beds, colour television with excess of 60 channels available, telephone, in room safe large enough for laptops, a sitting area, mini refrigerator, electric kettle and an Italian tiled floor. The bathroom has two washbasins, bath and shower as well as a hair dryer. All have a View of the lagoon, marina or ocean.

Location: situated close to the diving school, beach and swimming pool. Ground floor rooms also have a patio whereas first floor apartments have a balcony.

One-Bedroom Villa

Our one bedroom villa is spacious and at 100m2 does just that. The villa features air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, dining/sitting area, colour television with more than 60 channels, in room safe as well as an Italian tiled floor. Separate bedroom with two queens sized beds and a separate bathroom with two washbasins, bath and a built in shower and hair drier. The villa has a view of the lagoon, and as they are all located on the first floor, all have private balconies.

Two Bedroom Villa

A roomy Villa at 130m2 and features air conditioning. A full stocked and equipped kitchen; dining/sitting area, colour television with more than 60 channels, free in room safe and an Italian tiled floor. A separate master bedroom featuring either a king size bed or two queen size beds. And a smaller separate room with two single beds. The villa has two bathrooms as well as a view of the lagoon. All two bedroom villas are located on the ground floor and provide a private patio area.
Please note that all rooms are designated NON SMOKING rooms.

Plaza resort Bonaire Activities

Diving Holidays:

Plaza resort Bonaire would like to proudly offer all guests the fantastic opportunity for scuba diving to experience the exhilarating and colourful underwater world of Bonaire.

We cater for every type of diver, from the highly experienced to first timers as well as children to adults. We ensure all will feel right at home at Toucan Diving. Our five star PADI certified dive centre located at the Plaza Resort Bonaire. Courses are also offered from SSI, SDI and the Dutch diving association WOSD.

Experienced Divers who would like to expand their skills can take a TDI the course. For our handicapped guests interested in freediving in Bali, we offer the chance to earn full certification. The PADI- certified instructors are guaranteed to meet the diving industries highest standards with training and service, as well as safety. Toucan diving has the swimming pool at its disposal for use in confined water lessons and all knowledge development sessions are carried out in an air conditioned classroom. Classes can be given in Dutch or English.

Snorkeling

If in the event you are not interested in diving, however still want to get in the water to experience the world’s most beautiful coral reef you are able to do so with a snorkeling mask and pair of flippers. With these you are able to enjoy all of the underwater natural beauty. Plaza Resort Bonaire can also offer a lesser known chance to visit the caves situated on Bonaire. Here you will be lead by a snorkeling guide who helps you through the most beautiful spots and snorkel amongst the stalagmites and stalactites within these caves.

Kayaking

Kayaking is a sport that in recent years is on the rise in popularity as more and more people are taking it up. The water sport center can offer guided excursions through the mangrove forests as well as Lac Bay. You can of course rent a kayak for yourself and head off to explore the stunning coastline.

Sailing

Want to experience the other side of Bonaire? Well, with the chance to hire a sailboat, either with or without a captain you are free to explore the exclusive beaches and romantic coves that Bonaire has to offer.

Mountain Biking

With the availability of mountain biking at the Plaza Resort Bonaire, you can explore the breathtaking vistas as well as the huge array of different flora and fauna that Bonaire has to offer. Most of these stunning places are inaccessible by car so this gives the perfect opportunity to see them.

Kite and windsurfing

At the Plaza resort Bonaire we encompass the tropical trade winds that blow generally from east to west. On our east coast is the bay, Lac. A bay that is closed off from the ocean by coral and is but knee deep in water makes the bay an ideal windsurfing location for anyone. The fast growing number of kitesurfers is able to get their adrenaline pumping on the Western coast near to the former diving location “Atlantis”. Both of these serene spots are a mere fifteen minute drive from the Plaza Resort Bonaire.

30 Apr 2016

Philippines Scuba Diving

The Philippines covers a large area and it’s an absolute heaven for scuba divers. You can enjoy wonderful Philippines scuba diving holidays by visiting the virgin beaches, lush greeneries and deep blue waters. There are 7,000 and above islands scattered over the geographical boundary ofPhilippines and the area coverage of water is 40,000 square kilometers. Take on Philippines scuba diving and encounter wide varieties of aquatic life.

There is plenty of diving resorts located in the different diving destinations of the Philippines. Some of the best Philippines diving destinationsinclude; Anilao- Batangas, Northern Cebu, Puerto Galera, Mactan- Cebu, Moalboal- Cebu, Boracay, Pandan, Misamis Oriental, Subic Bay, Bohol, Puerto Princesa, Sarangani Bay, El Nido, Dakak and many more.

All these destinations feature amazing marine life and exciting scuba diving. There are expert scuba diving trainers in the different resorts of Philippines so you can enjoy a safe and satisfactory diving experience. Choose yourdiving destination in Philippines and plan an amazing underwater experience with the sharks, reeks and other deep sea creatures.

28 Apr 2016

Park Hotel

In the heart of Kowloon we come across the wonderful Park Hotel Hong Kong all within minutes of the main shopping and entertainment districts of the city. If as a guest you wish to explore even further the Kowloon Station is only 10 minutes walk where you can take either theAirport Express or other far flung services into china. Further along you can also discover theChina Ferry Terminal and the Star Ferry Terminal all situated within easy reach and allowing the traveller many exploratory tourist themes when visiting.

Park Hotel provides its customers with a full range of all diving services at high standard. Snorkelling and scuba diving are available every day and night.

The harbour market is a shopping paradise for anyone who visits, as theTsimshatsu complex is one of the largest mixed shopping and entertainment areas of Hong Kong and is well worth a visit. Further along from the hotel we find Yau Ma Tei- this open street market presents the visitor with some really exciting and interesting shopping extravaganza and is not to be missed.

There are many attractions to behold in Hong Kong of which The Peak,Giant Buddha and Hong Kong Disneyland are to name but a few. The flora and fauna of the city is much to be praised and excites those that see it, memories are built on finding those special things for example a trip to thePink Dolphins or walking in the many parks creates such a picture book snapshot you will remember forever.

The Park Hotel offers contemporary styled light and airy rooms all with Internet, TV, air-conditioning, safe, mini-bar, lovely bathroom with plenty of natural light giving an overall home from home experience the visitors all love. Diving holidays is the best choice.

The superb cuisine available is varied and mixed with earth buffet style or a-la carte Chinese and Japanese freshly produced for our guests to savour. The Park cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch, tea and supper all serving some wonderful dishes or just a quick cup of tea between shopping excursions.

26 Apr 2016

Palm Beach Resort

Located on the longest, and arguably most beautiful beach on Lanta, is the Lanta Palm Beach Resort. The beach has 3km of pure white sand and is imaginatively called ‘Long Beach’; it is the home of many rustic beach bars and also has numerous restaurants and other resorts.

The Palm Beach resort nestles under the palms and provides the following facilities; restaurant and bar, laundry; the main office handles car and motorbike rental, shop, travel agent services for transfers, tickets, and local tours. Internet and international telephone and fax services as available. Beach massage can be arranged. The restaurant offers both European and Thai cuisine, and there are many alternative bars and restauirents in the immediate area, just a short walk away.

Accommodations:

 Luxurious Bungalow: Fitted with either a double bed or two twin beds these concrete bungalows feature a porch,a fan or air conditioning and hot shower.
 Superiour Luxurious Bungalow: Similar to the luxurious bungalows these also have television and frig
 Family Superiour Luxurious Bungalow: These are the same as Superiour Bungalow with 2 double beds inside and just a bit larger.

Diving Holiday:

As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (Dive) Center Palm Beach offer a range of diving courses, complete dive packages and snorkelling.

The Dive Trips to the areas of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang ,Koh Ha, Koh Phi Phi and King cruiser wreck leave from the beach in front of the resort, these trip last the whole day and return late afternoon. The diving master will divide the groups according to each divers experience so that all have a perfect underwater experience. The dive masters all have experience in the areas being dived.

There are a rich formations of coral at the dive sites, which attracts a very varied population of sea life. You can expect to see large Giant Moray Eels,large Leopard and Grey Reef Sharks, high numbers of reef fish and a higher concentration of bigger fish such as Tuna, Barracudas, Rainbow Runners and Travellie.

A special attraction are the Manta Rays, if you are very lucky you may see more than ten of these huge and yet graceful giants.

If you visit in the period November to May you may see the other big attraction, Whale Sharks. Both single and groups of these gentle giants are occasional visitors.

24 Apr 2016

Palau Diving Holidays

Divers of all levels, whether advanced divers or beginners, find excellent scuba diving opportunities in Palau. The crystal clear water sets a new standard of visibility, which is 200 feet deep. Therefore, Palau scuba diving makes you spoilt as good 50 ft or 100 ft deep visibility does not seem to be much clearer. You can enjoy Palau diving with World War II wrecks along with a huge collection of marine life such as pelagic predators, turtles,dolphins and sharks. During your Palau diving holidays you can also take a plunge into the land locked marine lakes that can be reached through tunnels from the sea. This diving experience will provide you the opportunity to encounter with anemones, soft corals and jelly fish.

The varieties of sponges and colourful soft corals found over here is truly world class. You can enjoy the diving experience not just in the reefs, but also wreck diving, cave diving or a strong current drift diving. If you want to enjoy diverse diving holidays, Palau is the perfect destination to explore.

22 Apr 2016

Palau Aggressor II

If WWII wreck diving in shark infested waters is your bag then look no further to this exciting adventure on the Palau Aggressor II. Around the rock mushroom shaped islands many an adventure can be had, including that of Blue Hole diving something you will never forget, there are freshwater lakes with hidden caves , watch out for the stingless jellyfish as they float by and not forgetting the shear walls covered in corals and anemones of some size.

Some of the dives offered on the Palau are quite challenging and thus are not suitable for beginners, the dives themselves are all made from the skiff suspended and lowered from the aft derricks by hydraulic cradle. During a seven day charter, five and half days are spent diving, all transfers to and from the Palau Aggressor II are provided.

The ship was fully designed around the wants of the diver, with suitable gear lockers, planned seating for donning gear and rinse positions for a freshwater shower. A camera table with rinse tank and low pressure air hose is available to the clients. Nitrox is available on board for an extra fee of $ 100,- for unlimited fills. For those who wish, rental gear is available and full instructions and briefings at all times will be given.

With nine staterooms each with a double bed and one single shower and head, with full climate control. The Saloon is equipped with a complete entertainment centre, TV, DVD and CD player. The sun desk has a very nice hot tub and is a very nice place to relax.

Sample Itinerary:

Sunday:
Most divers arrive on the Sunday evening flights. We will meet guests at the airport and transferred to the boat. Once aboard a delightful welcome aboard dinner followed by the Captain’s safety briefing, which outlines the week’s activities and safety procedures.

Monday through to Friday:
Each morning a dive briefing! Then the diving begins Monday morning at the super sites like that of Ulong Channel and the Iro Maru. Mid-week, the Aggressor heads due south to Peleliu Island, where weather permitting a WWII land tour and more fabulous diving.

Saturday:
Diving ends Saturday morning, usually with a trip to Chandelier Caves. At approximately 2:00 p.m., the boat returns to port. At 6:00 p.m. cocktail party and diners are then taken to a super restaurant where dinner is served. (The Friday night meal is not included in the charter.)

Sunday:
Checkout time is 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. All passengers are transferred to the airport or local hotel.

Itinerary may vary due to weather conditions and yacht location.

20 Apr 2016

Oonas Dive Club

Oonas Dive Club is superbly situated on the beach of Na ama Bay and has some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the area.

Oonas offers a choice of suites, single and double room, all with air-conditioning and comfortably furnished. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.

The suites have two bedrooms and a living room and are suitable for small groups and families.
The two restaurants serve both Oriental and international dishes.

After a day diving, enjoy the view over the bay from the rooftop terrace, while having a cool drink.

Oonas Dive Club owns two large boats with spacious sun decks, saloon area, galley, toilets and purposed designed dive decks.

The large day cruisers leave every morning for a full day diving, lunched is served on board (to be paid locally). A normal diving day comprises two dives, optional third dives are possible.

The daily itinerary for the boats alternates between sites in the world famous Ras Mohammed, the Strait of Tiran and local dive sites down the South Sinai coast.

The guides try to avoid numbers of boats and divers, so you can enjoy more relaxed dives and a better chance of encounters with larger marine life.
The groups on board are small, which creates a friendly atmosphere between guided, guests and crew.

For non divers are many excursions offered on site like visiting the national parks to follow the footsteps of Moses up Mount Sinai.

If you like snorkelling, there are some very nice spots just off the beach next to Oonas.

18 Apr 2016

Ocotal Diving Holidays

Ocotal is a resort and hotel that provides amazingscuba diving opportunities. This fabulous beach resort of Costa Rica excels in comfort, service and style. While enjoying Ocotal diving holidays you will love the gorgeous vistas of Papagayo Gulf. There are a wide range of services such as PADI scuba diving courses, scuba diving safaris,adventure tours, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, sports fishing, and lots more.

Ocotal scuba diving Resort will provide you the best of diving adventure where you can encounter the bull sharks, white tip sharks, sea turtles,giant mantas, dolphins, rays, whale sharks, etc.

There are several reasons of choosing Ocotal diving resort. Here the trainings are provided by professional PADI instructors; you can visit the local dives many times and also enjoy night dives; with excellent safety measures in place. The Dive Shop on the beach assists with anything you may require including complete dive packages and lots more.

Overall Ocotal is an all in one diving resort in Costa Rica. If you are planning a vacation in Costa Rica, then you must visit Ocotal for amazing scuba diving experience.

16 Apr 2016

Ocotal Beach Resort

Set against captivating tropical backdrop, Ocotal beach resort Costa Rica, is known for its outstanding style, comfort and service. A 25 minute drive from Liberia International Airport, The resort is situated on the Northern Pacific coastline and offers a multitude of services ranging from Honeymoon packages, Weddings, Sport fishing, Adventure tours, Snorkeling trips,outstanding cuisine, relaxed rooms and the best scuba diving experience in Costa Rica.

All of Ocotals 59 rooms have air conditioning, ceilings fans, cable TV, telephones providing direct international access, a coffee machine and a safety deposit box as well as either a balcony or terrace boasting Pacific Ocean views. With a beachfront standard room you can take a nap in a hammock 10 yards from the beach in your own private terrace. Beachfront rooms are situated between the tennis courts, the Rancho Snack Bar and the beachfront swimming pool; they are also the closest rooms to the Dive Shop and main entrance.

With a Panoramic View standard room you can admire the panoramic views of the Gulf of Papagayo or embrace the multicolored sunset over the ocean and surrounding islands all from your own personal balcony or terrace. Panoramic view rooms are also situated near a swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

With a junior bungalow suite you will be situated in a newly remodeled spacious duplex bungalow. Located on a cliff overlooking Ocotal bay between the reception and the beach the bungalows provide a more private and refined stay, extras include a refrigerator, private parking and a shared plunge pool (shared by 2 neighboring bungalows).
There are a range of suites at Ocotal Beach Resort, Ideal for couples; suites number 510 have an independent living area, refrigerator, spacious bathroom with private Jacuzzi and breathtaking panoramic views. The ocean suite is the same as beachfront standard but with a king size bed and a spacious bathroom, living and dining area as well as a refrigerator and private terrace.

Additionally there is a Garden Suite which is a spacious one room suite with 2 queen beds, a large bathroom and a private terrace.

Ocotal Beach is a volcanic Sandy Beach ideal for Snorkeling,Swimming and Jogging, Kayaking or just plain old relaxing. With limited road access this beach is a nice quiet and secluded area it is also one of the best beaches in Costa Rica justified by it being awarded the Costa Rican Governments Ecological Blue Flag for 10 consecutive years. 5 minutes drive will get you to Playa Del Coco, a quaint fishing and tourist town where you will find banks, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies and nightlife.

Costa Rica’s north pacific coast is the diving world’s newest discovery, very few places in the world have such varied and ample marine life, combine this with Ocotals luxurious facilities, top quality dive boats and professional dive masters you can have an exciting alternative to traditional dive destinations.

Scuba diving is exciting and diverse, visibility can vary from 20ft to 80ft on different dives and this is down to the profusion of plankton and marine organisms that thrive in the warm tropical waters. Although this plankton can affect visibility it is the main foundation for the truly remarkable array of pelagic marine life that can be seen on every dive.

The majority of diving sites are around pinnacle rock formations at depths between 40 and 80 feet so there is no consistency in what marine life a diver will see. On almost every dive clouds of small schooling fish meet divers on their descent, usually these schools of thousands of fish allow divers to swim freely amongst them once at the desired depth marvel at the sight of jacks, rays, sharks, giant mantas, sea turtles, bull sharks, white tip sharks dolphins and many more making this one of the ultimate diving adventures at one of the best diving resorts in the world.