Silversea Takes Divers to New Depths


Silversea Expeditions has unveiled its collection of Scuba Diving Expedition Voyages for 2016 and 2017, offering diving enthusiasts the chance to delve underwater and explore some of the world’s most remote destinations at top diving sites in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The 120-guest, all-suite Silver Discoverer, the latest addition to the line’s expedition fleet, will feature 20 voyages offering scuba diving opportunities for experienced divers in such regions as the Maldives, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Palau archipelago, and the Andaman Islands. The diving program is fully complimentary.

“We’re delighted to offer our guests the opportunity to explore remote destinations both on land and underwater with this unique series of expedition voyages,” said Mark Conroy, Silversea’s managing director for the Americas. “The Scuba Diving Expedition Voyages are designed to provide the most awe-inspiring deep sea adventures, but also include incredible destinations for snorkeling and onshore hiking explorations.”

In addition to an onboard dive master, these unique itineraries will feature a team of experts, including marine biologists, environmentalists, ecologists and geologists, who will enlighten guests with their extensive knowledge of these amazing regions.

Following is a small sampling of the upcoming schedule:

  • 2016: Australia (Great Barrier Reef) & Indonesia, Voyage 9622: Cairns to Balikpapan, 14 days, Oct. 4-18; Myanmar & Andaman Islands, Voyage 9626: Phuket to Maldives, 15 days, Dec. 2-17; Maldives, Seychelles (Aldabra) & Africa, Voyage 9627: Maldives to Dar es Salaam, 17 days, Dec. 17 – Jan. 3.
  • 2017: Indonesia & Palau Archipelago, Voyage 9713: Darwin to Koror, 14 days, May 26 – June 9; Australia (Great Barrier Reef) & Indonesia, Voyage 9725: Cairns to Bali, 14 days, Nov. 9-23.
    The program is complimentary, but space is limited. Guests will need an Advanced Open Water Diver license or equivalent to participate. Guests must bring their own BCD vests and regulators. Silversea will provide weight belts, tanks, masks, and fins free of charge.