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Blue Green Expeditions is dedicated to keeping divers diving and exploring. We have partnered with incredible destinations who share our passion as well as a dedication to providing divers with an unforgettable experience! With unique destinations and knowledgeable and enthusiastic dive leaders, you’ll want to come along on each adventure.

To participate or for additional information, contact

Faith Ortins                                               Paul Holbrook
Fortins1963@gmail.com                         phdive17@yahoo.com
info@bluegreenexpeditions.com

For complete details on all trips see our new website at www.BlueGreenExpeditions.com. For an overview of all expeditions, please see below: 

2020

CROATIA with Vranjak and Trogir Diving Center                                         September 12-23, 2020

This is a unique land and sea adventure combining the incredible history and scenery of Croatia with amazing diving. We will spend 7 days on a liveaboard cruising along the Croatian coastline and focusing on the Kornati National Park and the Island of Vis which is known for its incredible wrecks and great visibility. Trogir Diving Center will be our hosts for the last 4 nights as we do some additional land based diving as well as tour local historic sites and national parks. Liveaboard will be a limited load of 16 including staff to maximize comfort.

$4199/person                                                                                                                 3 spots remaining!

 

SEA OF CORTEZ: Explore all of Baja in luxury!                                       Oct 3-13 / Oct 13-23, 2020

The Sea of Cortez is home to one of the most diverse habitats and fish life in the Northern Hemisphere. Heralded as one of the greatest aquariums of the world by Jacques Cousteau, this itinerary covering the Sea of Cortex from San Felipe to Cabo Pulmo has something for everyone- schools of fish, whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins and whales, great invertebrate life including Humboldt Squid. And now you can explore in luxury aboard the new Nautilus Gallant Lady! Only 12 people on this spacious yacht! It doesn’t get much better than this!

Cabins start at $4699 double occupancy                                                     3 Spots remaining on each trip

 

HORNBY ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA                                                                  October 15-22, 2020

British Columbia is one of our favorite places in the world.  Enjoy the comforts of home in the well-appointed lodge with great home cooking PLUS some of the best big animal encounters ever. This is Steller Sea Lion season where these playful animals come out in droves to welcome divers to their world. With the usual Giant Pacific Octopus and Wolf Eels hanging around, you will soon see why we love it so much.

Divers $2499 and Non Divers $1499 including all transportation from Vancouver, Canada            SOLD OUT!

 

HORNBY ISLAND and GOD’S POCKET: The best of British Columbia!          October 22-31, 2020

Can’t get enough of diving in British Columbia? This time, you can experience one of the best big animal encounters, the Stellar Sea Lions of Hornby Island, along with the best cold-water diving in the world, Port Hardy, British Columbia. Friendly sea lions and wolf eels, curious giant pacific octos, and the incredible invertebrate life of Browning Pass make this a must-see place. We will spend 4 nights with 3 dive days at Hornby Island Lodge and 5 nights and 4 days of diving at God’s Pocket off of Port Hardy. Only 12 people so sign up early! This will book quickly!

Diver Rate: $3800/person including transportation from Vancouver              SOLD OUT!        

 

NEW!!! SNORKEL WITH ORCAS!                                                                         November 22-29, 2020

Blue Green Expeditions is headed on an adventure truly out of the ordinary! We will be snorkeling with Orcas in the Fjords of Norway. Due to the wintry conditions of Northern Norway, this is a trip for the true adventurer. Large amounts of herring gather in these northern waters and with the herring, brings the hunters. It is an extraordinary spectacle to watch hundreds of Orcas in the sea and then be among the few explorers to experience snorkeling with them. Humpback whales, fin whales and minkes are commonly seen in these waters too. Orcas do not tolerate open circuit scuba so we will only be snorkeling with them.  While we cannot dive with the cetaceans, we will explore diving possibilities in the fjords so bring your dive gear. In the evenings, we will be delighted by the beauty of the northern lights. This is one unique adventure you will want to join us for!

Cabin berths start at $4200/person. 8 maximum!                                        2 Spots remaining

 

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: Darwin’s Playground                                               December 14-24, 2020

These remote islands off Ecuador are nature’s evolutionary laboratory and perfectly situated between the ocean currents to create a diverse ecosystem unlike any other. Going for 10 days and in December gives us the time to explore more remote islands looking for unique animal behaviors and interactions. While this is not prime whale shark season, there are plenty of shark opportunities with hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, and white tips as well as seals, mola molas and many other big animals.

Cabins start at $7375 for Standard Berth                                                           2 Spots available

                                                                               

2021

ANTARCTICA PENINSULA                                                         February 3-14 / February 13-25, 2021

Join us on an educational diving-oriented adventure to the Antarctic Peninsula. Dive, snorkel and cruise around massive icebergs, hang out with penguins and leopard seals, and explore pristine polar landscapes. Your adventure will include lectures on underwater photography, glaciology, climate change, marine mammals, and more. What a way to combine a learning experience with a fantastic adventure. Add-on exploration in Patagonia starting at $1599 for 4 days.                          

Cabins start at $10000/person.                                                                       BOTH TRIPS SOLD OUT!

Non divers very welcome!

 

CUBA: The legendary Gardens of the Queens                                                        March 13-20, 2021

This marine protected area is the most beautiful spot in the Caribbean. Protected for over twenty years, it is a testament to the benefits of protecting our environment. With pristine reefs, lush coral and more grouper and sharks than you have ever seen in the region, there is something for everyone. We will be on the Jardines Aggressor II in the central section of the island archipelago for 7 days. Price includes transfers from Santa Clara but does not include time in Havana which is highly recommended. We can arrange that for you as well.

Liveaboard and transfers only: $4399/person     Land Package in Havana March 10-13 $1599       Only 3 spots left!

  

TASMANIA: Land of Dragons and Devils       March 16-26/March 26-April 5/April 1-12, 2021

Enjoy 6 days of diving the canyons, walls and amazing sea fan gardens of Tasmania. Home of the beautiful weedy sea dragons and of course Tasmanian Devils! This land and sea adventure will not disappoint! Prepare to be amazed by this pristine landscape above and below the water. This destination has become one of our favorites, and we know it will become one of yours.

Diver rate $4399 and non-diver rate $2999                                     Only first trip has space on it!   

 

OMAN AGGRESSOR                                                                                                 April 17-May 1, 2021

Oman offers pristine reefs, stunning deserts, rugged mountain landscapes, green oases, endless beaches and friendly people. The Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman provide large coral reefs in the deep fjords of Musandam (Gulf of Oman), at Daymaniyat Islands off the coast of Muscat and Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat in southern Oman (Arabian Sea) as well as untouched and recently discovered reefs and wrecks. Fishiest place we have ever seen! Includes 3 full days exploring Oman from land as well and a unique custom itinerary!

Cabins start at $5999 double occupancy including 3 day land tour in Oman!        2 spots open

 

SUDAN: DEEP SOUTH RED SEA                                                                                        May 7-17, 2021

Explore the untapped part of the Red Sea with us for 10 days of diving onboard the majestic Tala. The deep south of the Sudan offers spectacular reefs, vibrant marine life and plenty of sharks! We will dive the southernmost reefs in the Sudanese Red Sea such as Sanganeb, Shab Ambar and Dahrat Abid which offer bountiful marine life, beautiful corals and numerous sharks such as white tip, silver tip and hammerheads. Our route will then head north to explore reefs such as Shaab Rumi and the famous Cousteau habitat, Precontinent 11. It is surrounded by deep walls where we can expect to see tuna, barracuda, batfish and of course, more sharks!  We will also get to explore the Umbria wreck which was sunk during WW11 and is almost entirely intact.

Double Occupancy Cabin Berth starts at $3900/person and includes all port fees and fuel surcharges.

 

EXPLORING RUSSIA AND LAKE BAIKAL                            May 22-June 5 / May 29-June 12, 2021

This adventure includes liveaboard diving on Lake Baikal, deepest lake in the world. We hope to explore its unique topography and aquatic life especially the Baikal seal- only freshwater seal in the world. In addition to the diving in its crystal-clear waters, we will see life in Siberia first hand as we will spend most afternoons exploring the small towns and pristine landscape around the lake. In addition to the week on the boat, we will also have 2 days in Moscow and 4 days in St. Petersburg to explore the incredible history of Russia. Each trip is limited to 8 people so book now.

Entire Package including Land Tours: $7100                     1st trip has 2 spots / 2nd trip has 4 spots

 

EXPLORE THE GREEK ISLANDS                                                *June 12-23 / September 18-29, 2021

Greece has only recently been opened to divers so join us on a unique vacation among the historic and scenic Greek Islands. We will journey aboard specially equipped catamarans designed for small groups who want to explore at a leisurely pace. We will dive, snorkel, and sail among historic treasures- above and below the water. With two different itineraries, this is an amazing trip for divers and non-divers alike. Catamaran is designed for 4 couples in private ensuite cabins with double beds. Great for small groups of family and friends. Itineraries are very flexible depending on interests of participants.

7-14 day itineraries starting at $3200-$4999                            *Dates flexible depending on group interest

 

EASTERN INDONESIA Aboard the PINDITO                                                          August 9-20, 2021

The archipelago of Alor includes 6 islands with Pantar and Alor being the biggest ones. There are more than 60 impressive and mostly untouched dive sites around Alor. Most lie in the nutrient-rich Pantar Straits between Alor and Pantar. The Pindito has been diving this area for a few years now. During your dives along this exciting new route you can expect to see incredible underwater biodiversity. In addition, nutrient rich upwelling waters bring in pelagics: Sunfish (mola-mola), thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, humpback whales, and even marlin and sailfish. Further, the many protected pristine reefs provide a perfect home for smaller colorful creatures and up to 1,000 species of coral reef fishes and 500 species of corals. Walls, bommies, caves and patch reef formations make for dramatic 3D underwater topography while black sand areas provide perfect habitat for muck diving and cryptic critters.

$5570/person including nitrox and port fees                                     

 

ICELAND/GREENLAND COMBO                                                                        September 5-20, 2021

This unique expedition highlights the best of the Arctic. In Iceland, dive between two continental plates in the gin clear waters of Silfra, explore geothermal lakes and rivers, and dive hydrothermal vents all while enjoying amazing top side scenery, fantastic food and the unique Icelandic culture. After boarding the ship to Greenland, we will enjoy whale watching and aurora borealis from the ship as we approach Greenland. There we will explore virgin dive sites as well as enjoy spectacular top side scenery including the largest icebergs in the world and traditional villages where people still survive on seals, musk oxen and polar bear. Divers and non-divers alike will be enthralled by the landscape above and below the water. Not a diver, no problem…there is plenty to do!

Cabins start at $4800/person for Greenland

Iceland Only $4999                                                                                                                                         

Save 5% when you book both!

 

BRAZIL- Explore shipwrecks and World Heritage Site diving                          October 3-15, 2021

Here we will take you to the best diving in Brazil while we explore its amazing history, culture and food. We will visit two areas: Recife known for its incredible shipwreck diving and maritime heritage and Fernando do Noronha which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its pristine marine environment and its abundance of life. This custom program includes all the special permits and park fees for diving as well as multiple land excursions. Optional land package to Amazon after diving.

$5400/person double occupancy

Non-diver rate $4200/person

 

HORNBY ISLAND & GOD’S POCKET: The best of British Columbia!               Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2021

Can’t get enough of diving in British Columbia? This time, you can experience one of the best big animal encounters, the Stellar Sea Lions of Hornby Island, along with the best cold-water diving in the world, Port Hardy, British Columbia. Friendly sea lions and wolf eels, curious giant pacific octos, and the incredible invertebrate life of Browning Pass make this a must-see place. We will spend 4 nights with 3 dive days at Hornby Island Lodge and 5 nights and 4 days of diving at God’s Pocket off Port Hardy. Only 12 people so sign up early! This will book quickly!

Diver Rate: $4100/person including transportation from Vancouver                             SOLD OUT

 

CUBA: The legendary Gardens of the Queens                                                    October 23-30, 2021

This marine protected area is the most beautiful spot in the Caribbean. Protected for over twenty years, it is a testament to the benefits of protecting our environment. With pristine reefs, lush coral and more grouper and sharks than you have ever seen in the region, there is something for everyone. We will be on the Jardines Aggressor II in the central section of the island archipelago for 7 days with an optional 3 nights in Havana. If you are a medical professional, you can also join the Wilderness Medicine program being held on board. CME fees apply. Please contact us for more information.

Liveaboard and transfers only: $4399/person     Land Package in Havana March 10-13 $1599       

 

ISRAEL AND JORDAN: Red Sea and History                                                     November 3-11, 2021

Explore the rich history of Israel and Jordan with expert guides while enjoying the wrecks and reefs of the Red Sea. This land and sea combo is a fantastic way to see the area. Ask us about adding on an Egypt extension either before or after this trip.

Diver Rate is $3800/person                        Maximum 16 people                     4 spots open

 

MALPELO ABOARD THE M/V FEROX                                                                 December 1-11, 2021

Malpelo is a remote volcanic island located over 300 miles off the coast of Columbia. It is the largest no fishing zone in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The deep water and various ocean currents make this the perfect place for an extraordinary shark population. It is widely acclaimed as one of the top diving sites in the world due to the large aggregates of sharks and pelagic species.  Due to the strong ocean currents, this is a destination for experienced divers and all divers must have an Advanced Open Water certification, Nitrox certification and at least 50 logged dives. Massive schools of hammerhead and silky sharks are found here along with Galapagos, white tip, whale sharks, manta and eagle rays, free-swimming moray eels, as well as the reclusive small tooth sand tiger. If you are looking to dive with hundreds of hammerheads and silky sharks you want to join Blue Green Expeditions on this adventure!

Cabins start at $6900/person and includes all of the National Park fees as well as nitrox

 

2022

HELEN’S REEF: DEEP SOUTH PALAU                                                        January 21-February 1, 2022

Most trips only take you to the well-travelled part of this amazing island nation, but we will explore virgin territory in the deep southern part of Palau- Helen’s Reef. You can expect pristine reefs, lots of pelagics and plenty of peace and quiet with few other boats in the area. We are timing this for the general time of the bumphead parrotfish mating season so this could also be a highlight. Once again, we take you off the beaten path aboard the modern and extremely comfortable Solitude!

Cabins start at $5500/person double occupancy

 

SOUTH AFRICA OCEAN SAFARI                                                                               February 6-18, 2022

This adventure is a true smorgasbord of South Africa. We will be based out of Port Elizabeth and our diving will focus on finding baitballs and other pelagics – hopefully, free diving and scuba diving on them. However, there is so much more the area has to offer including colorful reef dives with ragged tooth (sand tigers) and cat sharks, seals and rays. Combined with 2 days of guided land safaris in Addo National Park (Big5) and Kragga Kamma Game Park, you will experience the some of the best animal encounters South Africa has to offer.

Double Occupancy $5900/person double occupancy                                                      

 

ANTARCTICA plus the Sub Antarctic Islands and Polar Circle        February 20-March 15, 2022

Antarctica is always special, but this is an amazing itinerary commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton’s death. We will start in Ushuaia and travel to the Falklands, South Georgia Islands (where Shackleton is buried), South Orkney Islands, Elephant Island and finally to the Antarctica Peninsula where we will venture far south past the polar circle. This trip is perfect for those with a thirst for exploration as we venture to virgin dive sites, tour historic and current research stations and more while seeing the best Antarctica has to offer. And at the best time of the year as well! This trip will sell out VERY quickly so please do not hesitate to book.

Only open to 24 divers and up to 8 snorkelers.

Cabins start at $17,200/person for quad occupancy.                            4 Non-Diver Spots Open

 

BIKINI ATOLL: The Mount Everest of Wreck Diving                                      April 28-May 11, 2022

Here rests ships from WWII that were sunk during the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. These shipwrecks will astound you with their historical significance, the time capsule the represent and the incredible resiliency of the ocean they demonstrate. Only recently reopened to diving, be among the few to experience it firsthand. Truly an epic experience for wreck divers. This trip will be led by Becky Kagan Schott. CCR only please.

Cost is $8715/person Double Occupancy- Limited load of 12                        Waiting list only

 

RAJA-HALMEHERA-LEMBEH: Enjoy the best of Indonesia                                      July 1-13, 2022

Be the first to experience this new transition trip in Indonesia with muck diving, coral reefs and Big Fish! We will be on board the luxurious Raja Ampat Aggressor cruising from one beautiful location to the next! This off the beaten path itinerary includes the best of the “Coral Triangle”, the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Containing at least 500 species of reef building corals and additional species of soft encrusting corals, there is a vibrant rainbow of colors below the region’s crystal clear waters. Divers will experience warm shallow reefs with colorful reef fish and exotic invertebrates, fantastic muck diving in Lembeh and, in the deeper waters, current cooled seamounts, walls and pinnacles, teeming with pelagics including sharks and tuna.

Cabins start at $5640/person double occupancy                                                        2 spots open

 

DERAWAN ISLANDS: Get off the beaten path in Indonesia                                 July 17-23, 2022

Derawan Islands are an archipelago that forms small, remote atolls with sandy banks in the northern part of Indonesia. Considered to be the second most biodiverse place in the world, the islands are part of the coral triangle and abound with hundreds of species of reef fish, coral and invertebrates including many giant clams, sharks, schooling barracuda, mantas, sea turtles and the coconut crab. Diving features abundant life as well as huge variety of habitats from coral reefs, walls, caves and lagoons including a jellyfish lake.

Cabins start at $3390/person double occupancy                                              

Optional Land Package in Borneo $2995/person July 23-29, 2022

 

SPITSBERGEN AND KVITOYA: Arctic Exploration!                                           August 20-29, 2020

This will be a unique adventure for divers and non-divers alike. Above water, enjoy the unique Arctic landscape and incredible wildlife such as polar bears, walruses, whales and birds. For divers, we will experience an amazing variety of marine invertebrates, dive with the penguins of the Arctic (guillemots) and explore Kvitoya- a place no one has ever dove before! Kvitoya is a very remote part of the Svalbard archipelago rarely explored though known for its polar bear population. Underwater, who knows…we will have to find out for ourselves! Add on available for diving the shipwrecks in Bergen, Norway from August 15-20

Cabins start at $6200 for quad occupancy and $8500 for twin occupancy               SOLD OUT!      

 

GALAPAGOS: An adventure above and below the water!                          December 5-16, 2022

These remote islands off Ecuador are nature’s evolutionary laboratory and perfectly situated between the ocean currents to create a diverse ecosystem unlike any other. Our longer and custom itinerary gives us the time to explore more remote islands looking for unique animal behaviors and interactions. We are excited to partner with the Aqua which enables us to create this special combo of 9 days diving with optional 5 day land package after the diving. While this is not prime whale shark season, there are plenty of shark opportunities with hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, and white tips as well as seals, mola molas and many other big animals. Combined with the special permits that allow us more time to explore the unique terrestrial ecosystem, this is one not to be missed!

Cabins are double occupancy $7500/person including nitrox, one night pre trip hotel, and required domestic flight

Optional land package $2300/person

 

Keep an eye on our website for additional updates for 2022!

Tasmania/New Zealand Combo, Sea of Cortez, Madagascar and more!

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