Upcoming Overseas Trips
May 28 - June 4
Imagine yourself trekking through a lush jungle, filled with exotic sounds of birds and other animals. You see an iguana scamper off ahead, leading you to an old Mayan ruin. You find the mouth of a cave with a river flowing through, giving you an opportunity to tour the cave system floating on a raft. At the end of the cave, there is a zip-line that zooms you across the top of the jungle canopy. A little further down, you hear the sounds of the ocean filled with vibrant fish and beautiful reefs. This is Belize. With everything located so close together, it has never been this easy to experience so many outdoor activities in such a beautiful environment. St. Georges Caye Resort is small private island located just 7 miles from Belize City and is the hub of our adventure. Belize is home to three of the Caribbean’s four coral atolls. The reefs offer magnificent wall dives, an assortment of sponges in every conceivable color and structure, and abundance of reef fishes. The rich diversity of species such as Groupers, Snappers, Angel Fish, Parrot Fish, Barracudas, Turtles, and Rays offer amazing photo and video opportunities to share with friends and family. You can find stalactites and stalagmites down 130ft at the world famous Blue Hole, sheer vertical and sloping walls in Turneffe Atoll, or see one of the best developed and healthiest reefs in the Caribbean at Lighthouse Reef. We tailored our trip to include the best of the best of what Belize has to offer both underwater and above on land at a secluded, private island resort. Join us on our expedition to one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean during the prime season!
November 8 - November 24
Located in the southern border of the famed Coral Triangle, the Forgotten Islands are part of the chain of archipelago stretching over 1000 km from Timor to West Papua. The area is so remote and widespread that it is still mostly undiscovered. The dive sites in the Forgotten Islands are noted for the spectacular deep walls covered with big soft corals, sea fans, and sponges. There are soft coral that is as big as you!
We will spend 13 days, 12 nights aboard Arenui, the best luxury live-aboard in Indonesia. This newly built phinisi, a classic Indonesian wooden two-masted sailing ship, combines the centuries old traditional design with the state of the art equipment and modern conveniences. They are also renowned for the personalized care offered by the crew of 22 serving maximum of 16 guests. The highlights of the trip include wide ranging topography in Alor, nearly untouched and dynamic dive sites of the Forgotten Islands, and dining on board in front of Komba, an active volcano that erupts every 15-20 minutes. We will of course visit the local villages of this remote area and spend some quality time with the aboriginal tribes.
Join the Ocean Safari Dive Team and embark on an epic journey to explore the least dived region of the Indonesian archipelago. This is a uniquely tailored trip designed to maximize the adventure and exploration aspects. Since the dive sites around the Forgotten Islands are still being “discovered,” we will have many opportunities to go on exploratory dives. Be one of the few lucky divers ever to see and explore this pristine diving location.
Let’s dive into the Forgotten Islands expedition, where the unforgettable adventure even the best pictures cannot capture awaits you!
April 7 - April 17
The remote location of Socorro Island is synonymous with big fish action, particularly manta rays, varieties of sharks (hammerheads, silkies, oceanic whitetips, silvertips, Galapagos sharks, tiger sharks and whale sharks), pods of pelagic dolphins and humpback whales. Located 291 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, this surreal destination is considered to be the sister island of Galapagos. We began arrangements back in 2015 to ensure we dive the best few weeks in April, which is the epic time to swim with massive humpback whales in numbers reaching up to 1,200 migrating through the waters. You can find the biggest mantas in the world, which their behavior here is unique from anywhere else. These 12-16-foot giant mantas of Socorro seek out intimate interactions with divers as they dance around you. As the newest boat in the Nautilus fleet, which underwent renovations in late 2016, Ocean Safari will embark the Nautilus Under Sea for a 9 day expedition to the beautiful Revillagigedo Archipelago, or more commonly known as Socorro Island. Once we disembark the Under Sea in the morning, we will transfer to the beautiful rustic resort in Cabo Pulmo. You will not find anything like Cabo Pulmo which is the home to the ONLY living coral reef in the Pacific Northern America providing a safe haven for many of the 800 species of marine animals. Every diver must check Cabo Pulmo off their bucket list to see the best of the northern Pacific. We will spend two days at the resort with the stunning Sierra de la Giganta backdrop and desert scenery where it feels like being in old Mexico. Join us in April 2018 for a trip of a lifetime!
July 25 - August 4
Relax on pristine sandy beaches, glide through crystal clear waters, explore dynamic dive sites. Most divers only dream of plunging into the warm remote waters of French Polynesia. Join the Ocean Safari Dive Team as we embark on the eco diving expedition of a lifetime. Spend 9 days aboard the brand new and luxurious French Polynesia Master Liveaboard as we cruise through the Tuamotu Archipelago from the exotic atolls of Fakarava to Rangiroa. Enjoy an exciting combination of dive sites from stunning reefs, to breathtaking plateaus, to lush coral gardens and more.
Dive day and night with brilliant marine life in great abundance in these tropical waters and visit the islands to relax on secluded beaches. Keep a look out for migrating groups of humpback whales that frequent these waters in large numbers.
Kick back on the 5 stars Master Livaboard. This accommodating yacht offers deluxe and spacious cabins equipped with personal air conditioning units. With several outdoor and indoor lounges, plasma screens, guest storage, a sundeck with two Jacuzzi’s, and much more. This epic Liveaboard holds nothing back.
Begin your diving adventure with an amazing shark display. Yes, sharks! Hooked to a reef wall, we will watch hammerheads, tiger sharks, reef sharks, and more. Glide over abundant coral gardens, swim alongside turtles, and an overwhelming variety of tropical reef fish.
Bring your camera, bring your reef hook, bring your flashlight! Because this diving adventure has it all. With limited seats filling up quick, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in 20+ dives at this amazing location.
November 25 - December 8
The Solomon Islands are a vast archipelago of 992 islands nestled between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Due to the remote location and short supply of dive operators, the islands and waters of the Solomon's are one of the most seldom visited and pristine in the world. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions in building a custom itinerary to explore not just the beauty under the water, but to also dive into the beauty of the land and its people. We will be living on the newly built 100ft luxury steel yacht, Taka, who is the latest and greatest live aboard to sail the waters of the Solomon Islands.
On our 14 days expedition we will have the opportunity to see amazing sights such as the Leru Cut, dive through lava tubes, explore around under water volcanoes, WW2 wrecks, and see one of the healthiest and bio diverse reefs in the world with 500 species of coral, thousands of species of reef fish, sharks, sea horse, and much more. On land we will get to experience the local customs first hand by visiting local villages, markets, and sacred caves full of skulls, We will also be introduced to the some of the finest wood carvers in the world, and have an opportunity to purchase some of their art to bring back home if desired.
Real adventure awaits you on our custom tailored expedition to the most pristine waters of this rarely visited gem of the south pacific. Join Ocean Safari's team of like-minded explorers to set foot (and fins) upon the Solomon Islands, and be one of the lucky few to experience this part of the world.