They say the early bird catches the worm. For divers, we might say the early bird catches the best dive deal. As well as the widest choice of the flight, hotel & liveaboard options, early bird offers ensure those who get their diving holiday in the diary early often receive the best value to boot.
With uncertainty surrounding travel this summer, booking early has never been so popular and there are some incredible deals to be had. Here, we take a look at some of the most eye-catching early bird deals for divers.
Traditionally, the peak months for the Maldives are November to April. During these months, the sun shines, the beaches sparkle and the visibility tends to be at its best. Offers are often hard to come by for these months, but for this winter there is wonderful value to be found for those booking early.
A real favourite amongst divers, Filitheyo Resort sits alone on the Faafu Atoll and currently has an incredible 30% saving for stays between December and April. Sister resort Medhufushi has the same eye-catching offer. Divers can also enjoy peak season savings at two classic diving gems, Eriyadu Island Resort in North Malé Atoll, and the ever popular Vilamendhoo Island Resort in Ari.
For those looking for something a little different, Boutique Beach Resort – with just 6 rooms – has savings of 30% and free speedboat transfers, while the Carpe Diem and Carpe Vita liveaboards offer a 10% discount for any booking more than 6 months in advance.
Ever popular, the quieter winter months already offer incredible value in the Red Sea, but generous early bird offers and well-priced flights add to the attraction.
If you like to go all inclusive, it is hard to look past the Sunrise Marina Hotel in Port Ghalib, with a 30% saving for early birds and an excellent Emperor dive centre nearby.
Liveaboard lovers aren’t left out either. Select departures on the Emperor Fleet in March and April are available for discounted rates, while the outstanding Royal Evolution offers a 10% early bird discount on their two-week Sudan adventure and 15% on their summer Get Wrecked itineraries in Egypt.
The southern Caribbean is blessed with wonderful year-round conditions and excellent diving. Like the Maldives, our winter months are the most popular time to go, but there are still savings to be had for those who book ahead.
The shore diving capital of the world, Bonaire offers some of the Caribbean's finest and most flexible diving. What's more, those that book more than 6 months in advance can save 10% on their accommodation and diving at Buddy Dive Resort. Those looking to save a few more pennies may look to stay at the sister Caribbean Club Resort and benefit from the same offer. Often combined with Bonaire, the neighbouring island of Curaçao is home to the LionsDive Beach Resort, who offer 10% on accommodation for early birds wanting to book and stay from April to mid-December 2021.
Also in the southern Caribbean, Grenada is home to fantastic wrecks and reefs, with wonderful weather year-round. Stay at the True Blue Bay Resort, with the superb Aquanauts Dive Centre on your doorstep and save between 25 and 30% on selected dates. Blue Horizons Garden Resort has launched a reopening sale with up to 10% off accommodation on dates through to December 2021.
Asia has some of the best diving opportunities available and some sumptuous dive resorts offering excellent value for money. Despite its popularity, there are valuable savings for booking ahead. The wonderful Siladen Island Resort & Spa in Bunaken National Park is currently offering 15% savings for 12 night stays and 10% savings for 7 night stays right through to May 2022! Also in north-east Sulawesi, marvel at the crazy critters of Lembeh and save 10% plus free Nitrox right through 2021 at Dive into Lembeh – a great combination.
Big fish lovers can enjoy peak season savings at the remote Layang Layang Island Resort for stays in March 2021.
So it really is true that the early bird gets the best dive deal. To plan your next dive adventure or learn more about these great deals, contact our friendly team today.
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