The Pacific and Australasian region offers some of the finest and most iconic scuba diving on the planet. Yes, it’s a bit of a trek to get there from Europe or even the USA… but it’s underwater discoveries are absolutely worth the air miles!
In the Pacific Ocean divers will find some of the world’s most stunning coral reefs next to breathtaking picture-postcard tropical islands. Fiji, in particular, is renowned for its incredible soft corals, whilst the many beautiful islands of the South Pacific offer a kaleidoscopic bounty below their turquoise waters. Stunning drop offs, walls and tremendous fish life.. plus some of the best shark diving around.
Australia and New Zealand offer an incredible range of diving, habitats, and marine life that includes sharks, rays, turtles, whales and dolphins, as well as plenty of smaller creatures to discover. Diving the amazing Great Barrier Reef is a must that needs to be ticked off every diver’s bucket list at least once in their lifetime. At 2000km long, there is plenty to see! Add to that the wealth of topside experiences that are perfect for adventurers and explorers and you have more than enough reasons to head down under.
The Pacific region is also the go-to destination for serious wreck divers. For most divers and underwater photographers, the jewel in the crown is Micronesia’s world-renowned Chuuk Lagoon – home to the Japanese 6th fleet, sunk in 1944. Nowhere else on earth are there so many accessible wrecks, preserved in time in a coral reef lagoon.
There are other superb wreck diving spots too – in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and across the whole of the Pacific. Japan also has a number of superb wrecks and is renowned for its stunning clear waters. Tonga offers probably the world’s best opportunities to swim with Humpback Whales. So many parts of this region are still relatively undiscovered and offer once in a lifetime and off the beaten track experiences unlike any other.
So, welcome to Pacific Dive Adventures… a fantastic new online resource full of scuba diving news, blogs, travel features and deals, plus outstanding underwater photography exclusively about the dive destinations throughout the Pacific region; brought to you by the expert Scubaverse Media and Dive Travel Adventures team.
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Re-introducing Humboldt Explorer – remodeled and ready for divers
Popular liveaboard, Humboldt Explorer, based in the Galapagos Islands, has been newly remodeled and is back in the water ready for divers. Diving on Humboldt Explorer is already a five-star experience, but now the liveaboard has even better accommodations. It also features a more contemporary salon and sun deck, upgraded dive deck, and fresh plumbing. Humboldt Explorer received the Explorer Fleet’s largest overhaul to date. Short of building a new boat, the liveaboard is brand new!
The staterooms were torn down to their bulk heads; the rooms have had a complete restoration with new walls, new plumbing in the bathrooms, and an installation of new fire protection in electrical outlets and light plugs. The cabins were redesigned with more ambient and neutral colors, plus new floors, doors, art, closets, and dressers. The cabin air conditioner units and entertainment systems have also received upgrades. Guests can be assured they will sleep well on the new Humboldt Explorer.
The salon was modernized with increased ambient lighting and neutral paint colors, new or re-upholstered living and dining room furniture, and new floors and cabinets. Along with these big changes, the salon received new air conditioners and buffet equipment. Up top, the sun deck received new teak flooring and a very attractive bar with grill to allow the chef to make meals upstairs. Two custom designed seats were added on the bow for guests to enjoy the Galapagos’ panoramic views.
The dive deck had one of the biggest physical changes, with the deck being expanded and raised to a single level to allow easier movement of divers. Outdoor showers were also relocated to the stern and new charging stations were installed. The crew also did maintenance on tank hoses, stainless steel seats, and the diving table.
Lastly, the engine room had an overhaul of the two MTU series 60 marine machines, changing every part of the engine, leaving it practically new. Maintenance and painting of the bilges was done, and all water circulation and hot water pipes, were upgraded. The compressor, nitrox, 100kw generators, steering system and hydraulic jack all received maintenance or repair. Meaning Humboldt Explorer’s moving parts and safety systems are all operating as good, if not better, than new.