(Dive Travel Business News - January 7, 2012) -- The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued new travel advice for flood-hit Thailand. The last six months have been a difficult time for the Far Eastern nation, with excessive monsoon rains leaving many areas under water – and new downpours in the southern regions have led to the FCO publishing a new travel warning.
Recent downpours have caused mudslides in the south, and dangerously swollen seas in the Gulf of Thailand. Heavy rainfall has caused landslides and flooding in some districts of the far southern provinces of Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani, Songkhla, Phattalung, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Trang and Krabi. The west coast region of Krabi, in particular, is a significant destination for sun-seekers, who come for beaches that can often be quieter than more popular areas such as Phuket.
Last week saw the official death toll from the floods rise above 800, with Thailand’s head of state King Bhumibol Adulyadej decrying the chaos caused by the rising waters. read more »
(DiveTravelBusinessNews - November 14, 2010) -- Worldwide Dive and Sail, live-aboard company that has become known for its luxury dive and sail itineraries around Southeast Asia, now has 5 vessels taking guests to the best dive sites in Thailand, Burma, India, Philippines, Indonesia, and its newest destination - the Maldives.
Since 2003, Worldwide Dive and Sail has been expanding its fleet and destinations portfolio to include a wide range of destinations. The S/Y Siren plies the diving waters off Thailand, Burma and India including: the Similan and Surin Islands of Phuket; Burma Banks and Mergui Archipelago and; India's Andaman Islands. The S/Y Philippines Siren offers four different itineraries around the Philippines including: South Visayas; Southern Leyte; Boracay and area and; Tubbataha Marine Park. The S/Y Mandarin Siren travels to Northern Sulawesi and Raja Ampat (North and South). The S/Y Indo Siren conducts several journeys including: Komodo National Park; Komodo to Flores, Flores to Raja Ampat, Raja Ampat and Raja Ampat to Ambon. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - July 19, 2010) -- The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade advises travelers to exercise a high degree of caution when traveling to Thailand. Large-scale political demonstrations marked by violence, unrest, and rioting occurred in Bangkok from March 12 to May 25, 2010 resulted in deaths and injuries. read more »
(DiveTravelBusinessNews - Nov 27, 2009) -- Worldwide Dive and Sail, live-aboard company offering diving and sailing around Southeast Asia, is offering "Credit Crunch Busters", with huge discounts on selected dates and destinations.
Worldwide Dive and Sail started in 2003 offering divers a unique live-aboard experience sailing on traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” sailing yachts handcrafted from ironwood and teak and custom built on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Since 2003, the company has been expanding its fleet and destinations portfolio to include Indonesia (Komodo Marine Park, Lembeh Strait, Bunaken Marine Park, Halmahera), Thailand (Similan and Surin Islands, Phuket), Burma (Burma Banks and Mergui Archipelago), India (Andaman Islands), and the Philippines (four different itineraries). The company is celebrating the upcoming launch of the SY Mandarin Siren and SY Indo Siren. read more »