2 Talk to an expert 0845 130 6980Our Top 5: Dive ResortsHamanasi Belize, Central AmericaA small plantation-style hotel on a 12-mile stretch of beach, Hamanasi has a PADI 5-star Gold Palm centre with ready access to superb sites including Gladden Spit famous for its whale sharks. Choose a treehouse for a real rainforest experience. -Hamanasi ResortFrom: £2299 per person Duration: 10 dayswww.diveworldwide.comSearch HamanasiBuddy Dive Resort Bonaire, CaribbeanIdeal for families, this relaxed, resort has snorkelling and diving courses for children and accommodation is in spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments. A "Diver's Paradise" with over 60 dive sites mostly accessed from the shore.-Buddy Dive ResortFrom: £1529 per person Duration: 9 dayswww.diveworldwide.com Search BuddyParadise Taveuni Fiji, South PacificAnywhere called 'paradise' has a lot to live up to, but this luxury property is indeed heavenly. Ten thatched cabins face the ocean or tropical gardens, and crystal waters drop off steeply from an extinct volcano's lava edge.-Paradise TaveuniFrom: £3795 per person Duration: 14 dayswww.diveworldwide.comSearch ParadiseTaveuniWakatobi IndonesiaWith an abundantly healthy house reef just 20 metres from the dive centre, Wakatobi makes diving easy. This eco-resort is true to its strong conservation principles without compromising on real luxury; there are three staff members per guest.-WakatobiFrom: £2820 per person Duration: 11 dayswww.diveworldwide.comSearch WakatobiExtra Divers Lodge Oman, Middle EastA short distance along the coast from the capital Muscat, the Extra Divers Lodge is superbly equipped for dive holidays, with four custom-built boats and a huge choice of day and night dives. Accommodation is in charming traditional Barasti beach huts.-Extra Divers LodgeFrom: £1130 per person Duration: 8 dayswww.diveworldwide.comSearch Extra DiversWelcome to our new and exciting newsletter, 'The Chameleon', the first in our series of dedicated dive issues.The world economy has been through tough times in recent years and we've worked hard to keep the ethos of Dive Worldwide the same at more affordable prices than ever. With this in mind our first article helps to show you what exciting destinations are on offer in various price bands. Then of course there is always our specials page on the website which is continually being updated. We give you our view of the ten best dive holidays on pages four and five, but of course we have plenty more ideas where these came from. If wrecks are your passion then we offer some suggestions for all levels of ability.The Cayman Islands are considered to be one of the world's top diving destinations and are ideal for all range of abilities. Learn more on page six as well as Sarah Wight's take on Zanzibar. If you are an underwater photographer and want to improve then look no further than page nine, where Maria Munn gives you some of her top tips. If that's not enough, then book yourself on one of her courses and receive a 10% discount.Simon Rogerson, editor of Dive magazine, tells us about his diving heaven and hell and Graham Buckingham writes a few words on a very special charity, Bite-Back. We couldn't have our first 'Chameleon Newsletter' without a competition, so get that camera out for a chance to win your very own Powergorilla. Read about our latest addition to our holiday portfolio, Oceans Worldwide. Finally, we thought you might like to get to know who is on the end of the phone when you call.Hopefully there are plenty of ideas here to fire your imagination and whet your dive palette! Teresa Bennett. Founder, Dive WorldwideA chat with our experts around the office came up with a selection of our favourite dive resorts from around the world. Not only can you experience great diving, but all of them offer something special.
Or visit us on the web www.diveworldwide.com 3 Underwater but not over budget: dives for all price rangesAny adventurous activity requiring specialist equipment, facilities and professional supervision does come with a price tag. So, as a diver, when faced with an exhilarating range of destinations and itineraries, your first question to us is likely to be about the cost and we understand that this is an all-important factor in the selection process. TobagoCaribbean A beautiful island with superb diving and excellent hotels, Tobago is the Caribbean at its most affordable. Nutrient-rich Caribbean and Atlantic waters house healthy coral, numerous fish species, and protected turtles. Great for snorkellers too. www.diveworldwide.com Search TobagoCape VerdeAfrica A short flight from Portugal, this archipelago is delightfully unspoilt; only nine of its islands are inhabited. Immerse yourself in Afro-European culture above water and surround yourself with dolphins, turtles and the occasional manta ray below it.www.diveworldwide.com Search Cape VerdeJordanMiddle EastCulture vultures will find it hard to tear themselves away from Petra and Wadi Rum, but the watery rewards are rich too. Shore dives in warm clear waters are ideal for beginners, and wrecks and canyons will keep experienced divers happy too.www.diveworldwide.com Search JordanBonaireCaribbean A good choice for beginners and for families, the island of Bonaire has over 60 dedicated shore dive sites and is suitable year-round. Photographers will love the calm clear waters and, on dry land, the ornithology tours on which flamingos can be seen.www.diveworldwide.com Search BonaireSeychelles Indian OceanNeeding little introduction, this idyllic archipelago is synonymous with tropical luxury. Dive here and you'll be sharing the water with whale sharks. Ask us about land-based and liveaboard options in and around our favourite islands.www.diveworldwide.com Search SeychellesMalaysiaAsiaRenowned for its orang-utan population, Borneo's state of Sabah is also home to the small islands of Sipadan, Mataking and Mabul. Diving at the former is by permit only, and is immensely rewarding for divers in search of turtles. www.diveworldwide.com Search SipadanGalápagos Islands South AmericaLiveaboard cruises around this volcanic archipelago enable experienced divers to enjoy astonishingly diverse marine life, from penguins to tropical fish and turtles to dolphins, whales and sharks. Dedicated dive itineraries often include the remote islands of Darwin and Wolf, not visited by regular cruises.www.diveworldwide.com Search GalapagosPapua New Guinea South PacificSurely one of the most anthropologically fascinating places on the planet, PNG's outstanding dive spots simply must be combined with exploration above water too. After the long journey, stay awhile and combine shore-based accommodation with a liveaboard cruise, to reach remote reefs and islands. www.diveworldwide.com Search PNGMicronesia West PacificAnother 'hard to reach' destination well worth the effort. Of more than 2000 islands scattered across the Pacific, we recommend Palau, with its liveaboard and resort options and superb wreck sites, and Yap, the world's foremost destination for manta ray sightings. www.diveworldwide.com Search MicronesiaBecause we tailor-make each holiday, we can mould it to your priorities and preferences: whether you choose a liveaboard cruise or a rustic eco-lodge and prefer tropical or cold waters; the Middle East or the South Pacific, we'll design the trip to suit you and your budget. The following are guidelines only, and are based on two people sharing a room. Price range quoted is per person and includes B&B accommodation, a minimum of five days diving and flights from the UK.Under £1500 (7 nights)Under £3000 (10 nights average)Under £4000 (10-14 nights)