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THE CORONA VIRUS SUPPORT

We hope all divers are safe and well.

This is a trying time for everyone. As restrictions are being lifted look at supporting your local dive operators then, as international travel becomes available branching out. 

The marine organisations & initiatives that we support are out there and need your help. Booking conditions have been relaxed.

Please keep thinking of those amazing dive trips and if you have any questions on how to support or if you have an area you wish to explore please contact us at info@pelagicdivetravel.com 

We hope to see you out later in the year diving!

WHY CHOOSE US?
PELAGIC DIVE TRAVEL IS THE LEADING AUTHORITY ON MARINE CONSERVATION BASED SCUBA DIVE TRAVEL. PDT SUPPORTS, PROMOTES & HELPS CREATE EXPOSURE FOR MARINE CONSERVATION ORGANISATION & INITIATIVES.


HOW DO PDT SUPPORT MARINE CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS & INITIATIVES?

We offer the organisations & initiatives a way for their stay's, liveaboards or programs a way to be found. Did you know there are hundreds of organisations out there? But did you know that most funds go back to another country not to the actual community? If they have a way to support them great, if not we help create one. PDT assesses each on the work they do, where the funds are distributed and basically it has to be for the reward of the marine environment. There is no point is supporting a marine organisation that has an office in an area with 70% going back to the organisation for the "admin" costs. If they are not transparent, don't have a clear commitment to the marine environment for a local community we do not support them.


WHO IS BEHIND PELAGIC DIVE TRAVEL?


Terry Smith the Founder of Pelagic Dive Travel

My name is TERRY SMITH and I have been diving for the last 20 years. I did my Open Water PADI Course in Egypt and was hooked. So much that, I continued on and become a Dive Instructor in 2003. My enjoyment of travel has linked with my passion for diving. I try to dive in every location I visit, looking for a new "Discovery" or experience of marine life. 

We changed the focus of PDT in 2019 when I went out to support the Coral Sea Foundation. We always had the core values of the marine environment protection, awareness & education for her, but when I was in PNG this altered. Not only was I lucky enough to be a part of the program teaching four ladies how to dive, but I also meet several local community leaders from the surrounding Milne Bay islands. I learnt that the shark population has declined so that the size of sharks is half of what it was for their fathers. In such a remote area this is shocking. It's not from the local communities but outside influences. We have to do more to support these remote communities. This is why we now focus on supporting organisations and communities. 

HOW DOES PELAGIC DIVE TRAVEL OFFER THE SEARCH?

Pelagic Dive Travel allows the certified SCUBA diver to search by "Discovery". The Discovery is a MARINE SPECIES or a special type of experience or trip. Add your dates of travel or travel block, and the results are shown on a world map with Liveaboards, Dive resorts, Resorts. The diver then chooses the room or cabin, books, pays and receives a live confirmation.


WHO IS PELAGIC DIVE TRAVEL, THE COMPANY?

Pelagic Dive Travel (PDT) is a private Australian company, listed with ASIC, and trading as a Public Limited company (Pty Ltd). PTD is situated in Melbourne, Australia and meets all required government laws for a Travel Agency, and Scuba Dive Travel wholesaler.

 PDT takes bookings for accommodation, diving, and land-based transport. Pelagic Dive Travel has Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance. The Directors are made up of experienced Divers, Travel operators and financial services, with a combined experience of over 45 years in various positions, in the tourism industry.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?

PELAGIC DIVE TRAVEL is an independent travel provider who prides itself on offering marine conservation based products, great service, new products/ destinations.


WE FOCUS ON MARINE CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS OR INITIATIVES, AND THE SMALLER OPERATORS THAT REALLY OFFER A CLEAR MARINE CONSERVATION CONSCIENTIOUS FOCUS.
PDT ASKS EACH SUPPLIER DO THEY SUPPORT THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS WHICH THERE IS 17 IN TOTAL. THE UN SDG GOAL #14 - LIFE BELOW WATER, WITH TARGETS #1 & #7 HAVING TO BE SUPPORTED. EACH SUPPLIER HAS TO HAVE A DIRECT LOCAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE.



As we are also a dive travel wholesaler, which means we offer charters or trips for SCUBA Dive Clubs, Scuba Dive Instructors and Environmental groups. Using our platform, it allows the group to set up a charter page or trip page, allow the members or group, to book, and make payments to the suppliers. This takes the pressure off having to contact suppliers, organise payments and keep track of the policies the suppliers have in place.


Pelagic Dive Travel strives to source new destinations & dive sites while maintaining a clear focus on supporting, encouraging environmental protection, awareness & education, for all aspects of marine life. We find the remote areas which are on the forefront of looking after the marine species & environment.

If any organization that offers dive trips or needs exposure please e-mail us at info@pelagicdivetravel.com