CAN A WHALE BE BYCATCH?!
Earlier this month, divers aboard a Maui Diamond II charter experienced something out of the ordinary when they came upon an entangled humpback whale. It was early in the trip when Captain Don spotted what he thought was a competition pod. As the whales drifted closer, it became apparent that two whales were indeed jumping and tail slapping another whale and that's when the passengers saw the lines and buoys trailing behind... Click here to read the rest of this story in the blog.
PHILIPPINE WHALE SHARK SAFARI 2013
At this time next year, you could be on a dream trip in the Philippines with us!
We've got another two week extravaganza in the works for February 17 - March 3, 2013.
The first week will include seven nights at Atlantis Puerto Galera (where we saw a blue ringed octopus in 2011!).
The second week will be spent aboard the Azores Liveaboard in Southern Leyte. This charter is known as the Whale Shark itinerary and we've booked these dates because they're right in the middle of the whale shark season!
We'll be sharing more details in upcoming newsletters, and for the full scoop, you can visit our travel page. Ready to book right now? Then click here!
Space is limited, so get your deposits in!
***LAST MINUTE SPOTS FOR OUR MAY 2012 YAP/PALAU TRIP HAVE COME AVAILABLE. CONTACT US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED!
WIN OUR PADI eCARD CONTEST
What's the one thing divers are always forgetting? Yes, you know it's your c-card! We're always hearing about how you left it at home, the dog ate it, and so on. Well, the one thing most divers don't leave at home is their cell phone and now your cell phone can be your c-card too!
The first step is to download the free PADI app
and then you can purchase an eCard that you'll always have with you. They cost $37, but if you purchase one from us by the end of February, you can get one for only $25
, so what are you waiting for?
Want a FREE eCard?
Well, we're having a contest
on our Facebook
page. Post a photo of your open water card to our wall by Friday, Feb. 24th. The oldest and newest cert date will each get a free PADI eCard. If you don't win, you can still get one from us for $25!
WHO'S YOUR NEXT DIVE BUDDY?
Do you have a friend or family member you've been dying to "turn into" your next dive buddy? Well, we recommend that you share this article from the Jan-Feb issue of Maui No Ka Oi magazine with them.
It was our pleasure to take writer Teya Penniman on her first ever scuba dives and thank goodness she loved it (how could she not?!) because it was then just as much fun to read her account and get to see things through the eyes of a new diver! Remind your friends and family that they can try scuba - no experience necessary!