We have just released some exciting schedule changes for MV Sea Queen in the Maldives! To offer greater flexibility, we have added some extra 7 night classic “Central Atoll” trips to the schedule for the coming ‘high season’ from January to March.Read more >
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If you've never seen a Manta Ray and want to, or just can't get enough of them, now is the time to get yourself booked on our liveaboards. It has been an excellent SW season for seeing Mantas on cleaning stations with amazing encounters and big numbers of these incredible animals. However, now the sites are really starting to rock.Read more >
This year the Addu manta point has been exceptional and we are visiting it every day when we are in Addu. We have seen lots of mantas at every visit and the mantas have been super-friendly giving us superb photographic opportunities and memorable interactions. There are several mantas which have learned how to “Jacuzzi” in exhaled bubbles.Read more >
We were delighted to sponsor the prize for 'Overall Winner' at the British Society of Underwater Photographers annual 'Splash In' competition held on Saturday 6th July. Congratulations goes to Dan Bolt who scooped the prize with this amazing self portrait taken inside a wreck! Dan receives a holiday for two on board our very own MV Sea Queen or MV Sea Spirit in the Maldives.Read more >
This beautiful image of a Coconut Octopus wins the 'Worldwide' category of our monthly photographic competition. The photographer was John Ansell who booked a holiday with us to Manado and took this image whilst diving in Lembeh. We were curious to know more about this fascinating creature, so we did a bit of research ...Read more >
We have just launched two exciting ‘Manta Research Expeditions’ in the Maldives! Hosted by our Cruise Directors Dr Anne-Marie Kitchen-Wheeler and her husband Matt, these 12 day trips will be run aboard MV Sea Spirit. Anne-Marie’s studies have gained her a unique PhD on ‘Manta Behaviour and Ecology in the Maldives’ and her research is on-going.Read more >
In March, Rob Bryning led a trip to the Socorro Islands, off the coast of Mexico, aboard the Rocio Del Mar. They enjoyed some spectacular and really exciting scuba diving and Rob says he wouldn't hesitate to go back ! Here's the trip report with comments from some of the other guests aboard.
And many thanks to Terence Hooper for the lovely humpback whale image.
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Divers on MV Sea Spirit enjoying some 'Red Nose Fun' on Comic Relief Day ... and 'joke telling' over dinner!Read more >
This fabulous close-up shot of a turtle was taken by Libby Gawith in February - she was diving from our liveaboard MV Sea Spirit in the Maldives. This image now goes forward into the Annual Competition - the overall prize being a week on board MV Sea Queen or MV Sea Spirit in the Maldives!Read more >
Sea Queen is currently down in the 'Equatorial Far South' and enjoying some exciting diving on our 'Shark Special' trip.
Image show a BIG oceanic whitetip ... they have also seen tiger sharks, a pod of melonhead whales, a thresher shark and silvertips - in the last couple of days!
“Man, that was intense!” said one surfacing diver!!!Read more >