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Dedicated worldwide charters exclusive to Great Escapes customers

We regularly put together dedicated charter trips to offer exclusively to our clients. The aim of these charter trips is to offer our customers something a little different to normal itineraries, often involving extended trips that can take in a wider range of dive sites.

We have an March 2025 dedicated Maldives charter trip, hosted by Matt and Anne-Marie. This is a special 14nt trip cruising through the Central Atolls of the Maldives, taking in all the best dive sites of Rasdhoo and Ari Atoll. From there, we head south to the quieter mid-south atolls to look for shark encounters and then over to the beautiful extensive fish-filled reefs of Laamu and Thaa atoll, which so impressed us on our last trip.

Following the success of their previous trip in November 2023, we are delighted to announce another fantastic opportunity to join underwater photographers Phil and Anne Medcalf on their Alphamarine Photography Workshop trip to Dive Into Lembeh Resort in November 2025. This will be a great chance to hone your photography skills and to gain tips from the pros, who will be on hand to help you get the best possible shots.

MALDIVES: Emperor Voyager 14nts with Matt and Anne-Marie 01 – 15 March 2025

We are thrilled to offer another dedicated Maldives charter trip, hosted by Matt and Anne-Marie. This is a special 14nt trip cruising through the Central Atolls of the Maldives, taking in all the best dive sites of Rasdhoo and Ari Atoll. From there, we head south to the quieter mid-south atolls to look for shark encounters and then over to the beautiful extensive fish-filled reefs of Laamu and Thaa atoll, which so impressed us on our last trip.

This is a 14 night charter diving 3 times a day with 1-2 night dives per week depending on location and conditions.

Emperor Voyager liveaboard, 14nts ‘Best of the Maldives’
01 – 15 March 2025

Lower Deck Twin or Double Cabin £3895 per person
Main Deck Twin Cabin £4225 per person
Upper Deck Twin or Double Cabin £4295 per person

Trip includes return transfers from Male airport to liveaboard, 14 nights accommodation in cabin as stated, 12 days diving, all meals, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, tanks, weights, free Nitrox, return airport transfer, land visit, Government taxes and bed tax.

Not included: International flights from the UK (please ask us for a quote from your most convenient airport), insurance, diving equipment, 15 litre, WiFi, spa services, alcohol, soft drinks, juices.

INDONESIA: Alphamarine Photography Workshop: Dive Into Lembeh Resort 12nts, 26 Nov – 08 Dec 2025 with Anne & Phil Medcalf

We are very pleased to announce a fantastic opportunity to join Phil and Anne Medcalf on their Alphamarine Photography Workshop trip to Dive Into Lembeh Resort in November 2025.

Between them, Anne and Phil have been diving for over 45 years and have been taking digital pictures underwater for over thirty of those. They turned their interest into a business in 2017 and now own Alphamarine Photography Ltd, an underwater photography training and retail company.

They have a popular blog and a Facebook Q & A group with nearly 2000 members worldwide. Their workshops on underwater photography and photo editing attract customers from all corners of the UK and you can join them on this fantastic and exclusive 12 night trip to photograph the amazing critters of Lembeh Strait.

This will be a great chance to hone your photography skills and to gain tips from Phil and Anne, who will be on hand to help you get the best possible shots throughout the trip.

For more information about Alphamarine Photography, visit their website: alphamarinephoto.com

Dive Into Lembeh is a small and beautifully natural resort nestled in Kasawari Bay on the main land of Lembeh Strait, just off the north east coast of Sulawesi. Lembeh Strait is home to some of the finest ‘muck diving’ in the world and is a true macro photographer’s paradise. The resort is located at the northern end of the Strait out of sight of Bitung Harbor in the south, offering unspoiled views of Lembeh Island.

Muck diving is all about spotting weird and wonderful underwater critters and species that you would normally not find during a regular dive. You can explore the wonderful house reef in resort and the dive sites nearby and with the help of experienced guides you may find frog fish, mimic octopus, blue ringed octopus, mandarin fish and orangutan crabs, to name a few. 

For full details of the resort please visit our Dive Into Lembeh page.

Dive Into Lembeh Photography Workshop
26 Nov – 08 Dec 2025
Dive Into Lembeh 12nts, with 11 days diving / 3 guided boat dives per day

Sample itinerary with travel on scheduled Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow to Manado via Singapore
Tue 25 Nov   LHR-Singapore          1125-0730+1   SQ317
Wed 26 Nov     Singapore-Manado    0925-1315       SQ8468  (operated by Scoot Air)
Transfer to Dive Into Lembeh for 12nts
Mon 08 Dec  Manado-Singapore   1400-1730        SQ8469  (operated by Scoot Air)
Mon 08 Dec  Singapore-LHR          2330-0555+1
Tue 09 Dec    Arrive London Heathrow at 0555hrs

Twin/double share Long House Rooms costs 2334 per person. 
Twin/double share Sea View Rooms costs £2766 per person. 
Price includes return transfers from Manado airport to resort, 12nts accommodation as stated, full board meal plan, unlimited teas, coffees and drinking water, 11 days diving with 3 guided boat dives per day plus unlimited house reef diving between 8am – 6pm, tanks and weights on air and all government service fees and taxes.

Not included: International flights on Singapore Airlines/Scoot Air. Guide price for these between £750 – £950pp.

Additional diving costs
Additional guided boat dives outside of the above packages can easily be arranged once at the resort and paid for locally. Guided dives by speedboat (day or night dives) cost US $55 per person/per dive.
For those wishing to dive with Nitrox, the cost per tank is US $7, or US $20 for the day.

(Prices based on GBP/USD $1.25 and are subject to currency fluctuation)

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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
Combs
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010
Email: info@greatescapesdiving.com

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