Sunday, 8 June 2014

Silversea offers scuba diving on board Silver Discoverer

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EXPLORE BENEATH THE SURFACE ON BOARD SILVER DISCOVERER


Silver Discoverer, the latest addition to the Silversea Expedition Fleet, has introduced a series of scuba diving opportunities on select voyages scheduled throughout 2014/2015.

Karen Christensen, General Manager & Director Sales/Marketing, Australasia, says the Silver Discoverer itineraries will offer experienced scuba divers the opportunity to see Asia Pacific's top diving sites.

"Asia Pacific is a scuba diver's paradise. Many of Silver Discoverer's voyages will  provide guests with the chance to see this region from a different perspective. Among the 12 dive sites available as part of the select Expedition voyages, guests can discover some of the world's most exotic underwater species while exploring WWII wrecks and extensive coral reef ecosystems scattered throughout the lagoons of the Indo-Pacific," says Christensen.

Silver Discoverer will visit regions such as the Solomon Islands and Palau Archipelago, which has been celebrated as one of the world's most spectacular diving hotspots featuring blue holes, hidden caves and tunnels, and an astonishing spectrum of coral fish and rare sea creatures.  

"Our Expedition team has carefully crafted these itineraries to provide our guests with the most awe-inspiring land and deep sea adventures.  Silver Discoverer is designed to accommodate a variety of travellers, including those who choose to explore a world beneath the surface.  A truly spectacular part of the Southern Hemisphere, these tropical waters really do tell a story of their own," says Christensen.

Aboard Silver Discoverer, a team of experts including Marine Biologists, Dive Masters, Environmentalists, Ecologists and Geologists will be on hand to share their extensive knowledge of the region.  

Silver Discoverer Scuba diving requirements:

·         All guests must hold an Advanced Open Water Dive License or equivalent;
·         Guests must obtain Medical Dive Travel Insurance;
·         Certification must be active and logbooks must show evidence that each guest has been diving within 12 months prior to the cruise;
·         All guests must pre-register with Silversea prior to the cruise; and
·         Guests must bring their own SCUBA BCDs, regulators and dive equipment. The ship will provide weight belts and tanks.

The following voyages offer scuba diving.  Please check the Silversea website for further details.

2014 voyages:
           
9415: Southeast Asia, 15 days, departing 21 September 2014

9416: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 14 days, departing 6 October 2014
9418: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 18 days, departing 3 November 2014

2015 voyages:

9505: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 17 days, departing 21 February 2015
9506: Southeast Asia, 18 days, departing 10 March 2015
9513: Southeast Asia, 14 days, departing 29 May 2015
9520: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 16 days, departing 28 September 2015
9521: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 12 days, departing 14 October 2015
9522: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 10 days, departing 25 October 2015
9523: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 14 days, departing 4 November 2015
9524: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 18 days, departing 19 November 2015
9525: Micronesia, Melanesia & Polynesia, 12 days, departing 7 December 2015

 For more information contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600+61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 8721300 306 872 (Australia) or 0800 701 4270800 701 427 (New Zealand), or visit www.silversea.com/expeditions