BIMINI, BAHAMAS LONG WEEKEND
Feb
16
to Feb 20

BIMINI, BAHAMAS LONG WEEKEND

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Join Underwater World on an unforgettable BIMINI HAMMERHEAD Adventure!!!!  This is a "bucket list" must.  Few high intensity experiences rival the excitement of diving among Great Hammerhead sharks.  On this adventure, you will have ample opportunity to meet them up close and personal.`

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While you are diving in Bimini with Stuart Cove's, you will enjoy gracious accommodations in a private condo at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina just steps from the beach and the dive boats.  Each condo features an ensuite bathroom , kitchen, central A/C, and a balcony or patio where you can relax after a day of diving.  The Resort Café, Snack Bar, and Ship Store offer convenient options for eating in or dining out.  Just 50 miles from the South Florida coast, Bimini Sands offers the perfect island getaway and the easiest access to the hammerheads with the Bahamas' top-rated dive operation.

 

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Included in your vacation; 
• 4 nights at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
• 2 days of 2-tank reef boat dives and 1 day of Hammerhead shark diving
• Hotel taxes and VAT (not including Dive Master Tips) 


Not Included in your vacation; 
• Airfare to Bimini  (Fly to Miami and take the Ferry to Bimini)
• Transfers to hotel on the island. Taxi sharing is recommended. 
• Meals and beverages

ALL TRAVELERS MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE BEFORE AUGUST 21, 2019

Divers: $1250.00 PP DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Non-Divers: $810.00 PP
 


 

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Feb
23
to Mar 2

Cozumel

 

Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen and close to the Yucatan Channel. Cozumel has some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean!  The island is covered with mangrove forest which has many endemic animal species.  Cozumel is a flat island based on limestone.  Scuba diving is still one of Cozumel's primary attractions, mainly due to the healthy coral reef marine communities.  These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island's natural geography.  In 1996, the government of Mexico also established the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, forbidding anyone from touching or removing any marine life within the park boundaries.  The main town of San Miguel de Cozumel is home to many restaurants with a huge variety of different cuisines.  The main plaza is surrounded by shops, bars, and outdoor stages.  In the middle of the plaza is a fixed stage where locals and tourists celebrate every Sunday evening with music and dancing.

When you're on land, you can enjoy all that the resort has to offer.  Secrets Aura is an adult only , all inclusive resort!  They have several pools, a beautiful white sandy beach, water sports, live entertainment,   several restaurants and bars, a nightclub, and much more. There will be nothing left for you to do, except lay back and enjoy true relaxation.  This resort is only 10 miles from the airport and only 5 miles from the Capital city of San Miguel where you can shop for local handicrafts, visit local restaurants, and experience local traditions!

Join our Lady Divers this year, you will enjoy yourself so much, it may even become part of your annual vacation plans! 

Included in your vacation; 
$1425 pp double occupancy - diver
$975 pp double occupancy - non-diver

  • 7 nights at Secrets Aura w/2 per pool view Junior suite
  • 5 day of 2 tank boat dives with DIVE HOUSE on site
  • All Meals and Drinks including Alcohol
  • Use of all resort facilities, non-motorized water sports
  • Hotel taxes and tips (not the tips for the diving though)

NOT Included:
R/T Airfare to Cozumel (We can help you book your Air)

 

*Single Rate and Ocean view Rooms Available Upon Request for an additional charge.  

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Galapagos Liveaboard
Apr
25
to May 5

Galapagos Liveaboard

The Galapagos islands are situated on the equator over 500 miles off the coast of Ecuador (of which they are a province). The islands are volcanic and their distance to the main land gave species the option to evolve far away from similar species on the main land of South America. The islands are on at the crossroads of three different currents bringing in lots of nutrients and with that lots of marine animal life! The waters surrounding the islands of Wolf and Darwin are considered two of the best dive sites in the world! Diving near Wolf means seeing large pelagics, like hammerheads, white tips and Galapagos sharks. You’ll also keep an eye out for red-lipped bat fish, barracuda, moray eels and dolphins.

At Darwin we will be diving “Darwin’s Arch”, an amazing drift dive along the wall at only about 30 ft. Medium to strong currents can be expected, but bring hammerheads, black tips, silky sharks and Galapagos sharks in large numbers! Schools of jacks are common here, along with turtles, angelfish and moray eels.

 

On the northwest point of Fernandina island we will be diving with marine iguanas (!), the only iguanas in the world that go in the ocean to feed on algae. But there is more to see, sea lions, fur seals and penguins inhabit the same waters around Fernandina island. Off of Isabela island we may be able to spot the elusive Mola Mola (sunfish). The shallow reef on the west side of Isabela island will give us the opportunity to see smaller animals, like frogfish, octopus, nudibranchs and flatworms. Cousin’s rock at Santiago island is formed of coral covered rock and lava flow. Here, corals and sponges encrust ledges and overhangs and shelter more small critters, like hawkfish, nudibranchs and seahorses. Off the wall you may see giant manta rays, mobula rays, and hammerhead sharks and as you ascent to the top of the wall you can end your dive playing with sea lions at only 10 ft below the surface!

We have chosen the warmer season with the higher water temperatures which means we will be seeing water temperatures ranging from 70-86 F. This is the season for sightings of giant manta rays, mobula and cow nose rays along with schooling hammerhead sharks. Suitable thermal protection will be necessary as we will see water temperatures at both extremes of the temperature range. Near Wolf and Darwin the water will be warmer and the more southern islands will have water temperatures in the low 70s. At many sites currents can be strong and visibility may diminish due to currents and influx of nutrients. Therefore, diving in the Galapagos can be challenging, even for the experienced diver, and as such it is highly recommended that divers have training beyond beginner level and a minimum experience of 50 dives, preferably in similar conditions.

Included in your Dive Vacations
• 10 nights aboard the M/V Galapagos Master
• 27-30 Dives
• Minimum of 2 Land Excursions
• Meals and non-alcoholic drinks
• Airport Transfers between the M/V Galapagos Master and San Cristobal Airportw

Not included: 
• Airfare
• Additional hotel nights in Ecuador
• Galapagos National Park Tax - $100
• Hyperbaric Chamber Fee - $35
• Mandatory Dive Insurance
• Highly Recommended Travel Insurance

Links to additional information:
http://www.masterliveaboards.com/galapagos/
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1

Space is limited! Don’t miss out on the adventure of a life time at this UNESCO World Heritage site!

Pricing
$7,075 p.p. Lower Deck
$7,225 p.p. Upper Deck
*Deposit Required to hold spot

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FLORIDA KEYS LONG WEEKEND
May
16
to May 20

FLORIDA KEYS LONG WEEKEND

Join Underwater World as we take a group to Key Largo in the Florida Keys.  We will be diving with Captain Slates and staying at Bayside Inn. 
ive some of the most well-known and iconic reefs and wrecks in the world.  Davis Reef, Pleasure Reef, Crocker Wall, Molasses Reef, Snapper Ledge, Pillar Coral Reef, the Wreck of the Spiegel Grove, the Wreck of the Eagle, the Wrecks of the USCG Bibb & Duane, and the world famous Creature Feature dive.
Details below:

 $??????  Per Person Includes:  ***
** 4 nights at Bayside, Key Largo double occupancy, 3 days of 2-tank diving with Captain Slates, tanks, weights, hotel taxes and service charges.  Additional diving may be purchased
for afternoon diving or night dives.

Not included:  Air fare to Ft Lauderdale or Miami. 
                        Rental vehicle from airport to Key Largo
                        Meals, snacks & beverages, rental gear, and tips to dive crew.
                        OR you can always drive your own vehicle to Florida

***THIS TRIP IS STILL BEING PLANNED AND FINALIZED, 2018 PRICING AND DETAILS WILL BE ADDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  DATES OF TRIP ARE CORRECT.

 

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May
18
to May 25

GRAND CAYMAN - LADIES ONLY TRIP

Enjoy Grand Cayman’s fabulous diving - away from the crowds - when you stay at Cobalt Coast Resort. Enjoy a set price with our packages, which include accommodations, meals, and diving. Experience our unique valet diving service on roomy boats built just for diving, which only Reef Divers can deliver. And weather permitting, shore diving is available off our ocean dock.

Cobalt Coast Dive Resort opened its doors in 2000, and this is our 17th year of providing divers with comfortable accommodations, outstanding meals, and great diving. Since 2015, we’ve been part of the Clearly Cayman family of dive resorts, which includes Little Cayman Beach Resort and Cayman Brac Beach Resort. Located in West Bay, Cobalt Coast is at the center of Grand Cayman’s most popular activities - only minutes away from Stingray City, the Cayman Island Turtle Farm, Seven Mile Beach, and within 125 ft. of shore diving the North Wall, off our ocean dock.

Cobalt Coast is your ideal vacation getaway, located on the Northwest shore of Grand Cayman in a secluded, tranquil setting with spectacular views of the inviting Caribbean Sea. Enjoy spectacular oceanfront seating at our open-air restaurant that serves American-style hot breakfast, lunch with oceanside service, and three-course continental-style dinners while you enjoy a relaxing sunset. Located off the beaten track, Cobalt Coast Resort is unique in that it’s conveniently located, with spectacular snorkeling and shore diving accessible just a few steps from your accommodations (weather permitting). Stay and dive - or just relax - and you’ll see why so many of our guests return.

Reef Divers’ Valet Diving Service

With valet diving, you’ll experience Grand Cayman’s diving like never before.

Discover the abundant reefs of the Caribbean Sea with our much-acclaimed valet diving service. Reef Divers takes the work out of diving, so you can just relax and enjoy your vacation.

Our custom fleet of dive boats will take you to explore the island’s elite diving sites. With our superior diving service, all you have to do is get on the boat. Reef Divers takes care of the heavy lifting, including changing your tanks after every dive. At the end of your 2-tank boat dive, we’ll handle everything, including the cleaning and care of your diving gear. Once you’ve experienced valet diving, a regular diving experience will never be the same.

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and the location of the territory's capital, George Town. In relation to the other two Cayman Islands, it is approximately 75 miles southwest of Little Cayman and 90 miles southwest of Cayman Brac.

 

Tourists planning to visit can expect crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and warm weather year-round.

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$1550 PP for Garden View Room
$1725 PP for Ocean Front Room
Included:

  • 7 nights at Cobalt Coast Resort w/2 per room
  • 6 days of 2 tank morning boat dives with shore diving on house reef on boat dive days
  • Complimentary Use of dive computer
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily, including coffee, tea, juice, milk with meals
  • Welcome Rum Punch
  • Manager's Cocktail Reception (Typically on Monday evening)
  • Complimentary Free WiFi
  • Transfers to/from the Airport on the Island
  • $100 Resort credit for Adult divers / Max 2 resort credits per room
  • Hotel Taxes, fees, and hotel gratuities (Not dive crew gratuities)
  • Airport Ground Transfers

Not Included:  
Air Fare from Home city to Grand Cayman
Transportation to Home city airport

Subtract $25.00 for a Non-Diver
 

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Jun
22
to Jun 29

SABA - JUNE 22 - 29, 2019

SABA is a volcanic island !

Saba is a Caribbean island which is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, at 887 metres the highest point of the entire Netherlands. Saba has a land area of 13 square kilometres. As of January 2013, the population was 1,991 inhabitants, with a population density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its towns and major settlements are The Bottom, Windwardside, Hell's Gate and St. Johns.

The island of Saba rises majestically from her clear azure waters, stretching her summit to caress the clouds... She is like no other Caribbean destination. Untouched by the quickening pace of the modern world, an island caught within a moment.... and the moment within which she's captured you ask? The old Caribbean; safe, friendly and charming with exquisite natural beauty both above and below her waterline. Saba is a five square mile island located at Latitude - 17.38 North ~ Longitude - 63.13 West in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, 28 miles southwest of its international hub the island of St. Maarten.

 

Saba plunges below the sea as steeply as she rises above. From shallow patch reefs to deep underwater seamounts, Saba offers sites suitable for any diver’s level of experience.
Past volcanic activity has created spectacular formations and structures. Underwater lava flows and hot springs are the most obvious evidence of Saba’s volcanic origins.

The reefs are populated with schools of tropical fish and healthy coral. Sheer close-to-shore walls are covered with sponges of all sizes and the heavily encrusted deep-water seamounts attract pelagic creatures that are not normally seen by divers. Unusual and exciting sightings are always possible in Saba’s waters including frequent shark encounters.

Saba offers year-round diving with seasonal differences in water temperature and surface conditions. The water temperature varies between 26C and 28C (77F-84F). Visibility ranges from a minimum of 20m (60ft) to virtually unlimited. Swells and heavy rainfall may influence visibility, but typically it clears again very quickly.

Due to the steepness of the coastal zone, shore diving is virtually impossible. Therefore all diving must be with one of Saba’s licensed dive centers. Their expertise contributes to a safe, convenient, and informative diving experience.

In addition to the creatures described above, you may be fortunate enough to spend time with some regular visitors to Saba. These include Hammerhead and Whale Sharks, Manta and Spotted Eagle Rays, Longsnout Seahorses and Frog Fish. During winter months, you can sometimes hear whales singing to each other or you may even see them breaching.

Included in your vacation; 

  • Double Occupancy garden view room at Julianna’s Resort for 7 nights

  • Full daily breakfast

  • 5 days of 2 tank boat dives, 1 day of 1 tank afternoon boat dive

  • Transfers to/from ferry dock in SABA

  • Unlimited internet (one device per person)

  • Hotel taxes

  • Single room available for an additional charge, and upgrade to Ocean view

    room only $45 additional per person.

  • NOT INCLUDED; Airfare to St. Maarten and the ferry to SABA, any meals not listed above. Also not included is your crew tips.

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Diver: $1425.00 pp Garden view, $1470 pp Ocean view
Non-Diver: $1005 pp Garden view, $1050 pp Ocean view

 

 

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Bonaire, Netherland Antilles
Jul
27
to Aug 3

Bonaire, Netherland Antilles

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For 30 years, Underwater World has been traveling annually to a true "Divers Paradise", Bonaire!

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Located in the southern Caribbean Sea, Bonaire is an island that is an absolute must for all divers of all levels of experience.  With water temperatures in excess of 84 degrees and visibility upwards of 100 ft, you will be able to easily marvel at the over 55 different species of coral and over 470 species of marine life.  Whether you are searching for Turtles, Eagle Rays, Octopi, Seahorses, or Frogfish, Bonaire has it all.

Buddy Dive Resort is located right on the water and only a short swim from one of the best beach dives on the island.  With two swimming pools and a restaurant perfectly positioned to watch the sunset, you will find unparalleled paradise on this small island.  Buddy Dive also includes a rental vehicle for each condo, allowing divers to truly take advantage of the unlimited shore diving and nitrox package!

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
** R/T Air on United direct from Newark

** 7 nights in a 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Condo - double occupancy
** Rental Vehicle per condo
** Full Daily Breakfast
** 50% food credit at Blennies (up to a max of $75)
** Nine 1-tank boat dives, 6 days unlimited shore diving including night dives & dawn dives
** FREE Unlimited Nitrox
** Welcome Drink and Manages's Rum Punch Party
** FREE Wifi
** Airport transfers in Bonaire
** Air and Hotel Taxes
Pricing is $2040.00 PP for 4 in a two bedroom condo

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
** Airport transfers in the United States
** Dive Master Tips
** Meals not listed above

OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
Studio, One-Bedroom Condo, and Three-Bedroom Condo Pricing is available, just ask.
 

 

 

 

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BELIZE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Sep
22
to Sep 29

BELIZE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is an independent Commonwealth realm on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km long and 110 km wide.
 

Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is the largest island of Belize, located northeast of the country in the Caribbean Sea. It is about 40 kilometres long from north to south, and about 1.6 kilometres wide. Where it has not been modified by man, is mostly a ring of white sand beach around mangrove swamp in the centre. Though administered as part of the Belize District, the closest point on the mainland is part of the Corozal District.

 

Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole is a giant submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, 318 m across and 124 m deep. It was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower. Analysis of stalactites found in the Great Blue Hole shows that formation took place 153,000; 66,000; 60,000; and 15,000 years ago. As the ocean began to rise again, the cave was flooded. The Great Blue Hole is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

If you are looking for a unique island experience, then please join us in BELIZE.

Your Vacation Includes
** 7 NIGHTS AT SUNBRREEZE HOTEL W/2 PER STANDARD ROOM
** AMERICAN BREAKFAST DAILY
** 5 DAYS OF 2 TANK MORNING BOAT DIVES
** 1 DAY, 1 TANK NIGHT BOAT DIVE
** ISLAND HOPPER AIR FROM BELIZE AIRPORT TO AMBERGRIS CAYE
** TRANSFERS TO/FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE AIRPORT TO/FROM HOTEL
** HOTEL TAXES

** ADD $100 PER PERSON TO UPGRADE TO THE DELUXE ROOM

Does not include Airfare to Belize. 
Does not include Dive master tips.

Diver $1455.00 p.p
Non-Diver $??? p.p.

 

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Sep
21
to Oct 4

Sea of Cortez

Join Jeff and Ada on a true exploration of the Sea of Cortez!

Incredible diving is found throughout the area that Jacques Cousteau once called the "World's Aquarium". This area is frequented by dolphins, pilot whales, sperm whales, sea lions, orcas, and even the flying mantas.  

Divers will live-aboard the Rocio Del Mar, a full service, 10 state room vessel, well equipped to make the 13 day, 12 night journey throughout the entire Sea of Cortez. 

During surface intervals, divers can kayak through out the islands, take a dingy to shore to explore the small local villages, or bird and whale watch. This is truly an exploration of an incredible area of the world. 

TWO SPOTS AVAILABLE - CAN BE MALE OR FEMALE - DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A COUPLE

Your trip includes:
** 12 nights aboard the Rocio del Mar Live Aboard - Sept 22 - Oct 4, 2018
** Transfers from Phoenix to Puerto Penasco to the boat on Sept 22
** All Meals except dinner day 1 and breakfast day 13
** Diving - up to 5 dives per day
** Soft drinks, beer and wine
** Hotel taxes

Not Included:
** Air from Philly to Phoenix on September 21st and return from Cabo on October 4
** Hotel for one night in Phoenix on Sept 21
** Taxi to the Airport in Cabo on Oct 4
** National Park fees - currently $28 PP
** Hyperbaric chamber fee - currently $15 PP
** Dive Insurance REQUIRED
** Nitrox - $120 per week

Price for diver $4295
Price for non-diver $4295

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 

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Jun
17
to Jun 24

Little Cayman

Where is the best diving in the Caribbean? Little Cayman! Don't take our word for it, SCUBA Diving Magazine published an article called "Top 100 Reader's Choice Awards" Jan/Feb '15.

The Cayman Islands have been rated; 
• #1 Best Overall Diving
• #1 Best Marine Environment
• #1 Best Wall Diving
• #1 Best Underwater Photography

It was also awarded; 
• #2 Best Overal Destination
• #2 Best Visibility
• #2 Best Macro

Little Cayman's 57 dive sites are mostly within the protected Marine Park, including the most famous dive site, Bloody Bay Wall. Diving in a Marine Park ensures that you experience pristine and abundant coral reefs that are loaded with fish and other marine animals. Are you a turtle person? You are most definitely going to see turtles here! The reef comes alive with turtles, eagle rays, reef sharks, massive groupers, and over 500 other species of marine life! 

This Vacation is about total relaxation and diving! Included is; During your vacation, you will stay at the Little Cayman Beach Resort. Underwater 4World has reserved 11 of the 40 gorgeous, tropical inspired rooms. That means, that over 25% of the resort will be made up with Underwater World Divers! The Little Cayman Beach Resort has won the Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015! 

$2405 PP for Pool View Room
$2505 PP for Ocean Front Room
Included:

  • 7 nights at Little Cayman Beach Resort w/2 per room
  • 6 days of 2 tank boat dives
  • Use of dive computer
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily, including coffee, tea, juice, milk with meals
  • Welcome Drink 
  • Manager's Cocktail Reception
  • Free WiFi
  • Transfers to/from the Airport on the Island
  • $100 Resort credit for Adult divers / Max 2 resort credits per room
  • Hotel Taxes
  • R/T AIR ON CAYMAN AIRWAYS FROM JFK TO LITTLE CAYMAN

Not Included:  
5 days of 1 tank Afternoon dives - this would be a $200 pp add on.
Transportation to/from JFK(but we may get a shuttle)

Subtract $200 for a Non-Diver
 

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FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMAS LONG WEEKEND
May
3
to May 7

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMAS LONG WEEKEND

  • Viva Wyndham Fortuna Resort (map)
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Grand Bahama is the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas and is the closest major island to the United States, located just 55 miles from Palm Beach, Florida. It is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island chain of approximately 700 islands and 2,400 cays. The island is covered in gorgeous white sand beaches and surrounded by crystal clear blue water. With air temperatures in the the low 80s and water temperatures around 78 degrees, May is an excellent time to visit the Bahamas. 

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Divers will find an incredible amount of life underwater. The Bahamas are home to everything from Seahorses to Turtles and are along the migratory routes of marine mammals such as the Pilot and even the Sperm Whale! Sharks will surely be seen on your dives and dolphins are frequent visitors to the dive boats. 

 

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We will be staying at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach. This spectacular, all-inclusive, 26 acre resort is nestled on the South shore of the Island and is teeming with lush foliage, natural wildlife, and palm-tree dotted beaches. In between dives, you can enjoy other great island activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball, snorkeling adventures, or simply relax on the beach. There are three onsite restaurants that offer delicious international cuisine. 

Included in your vacation; 
• 4 nights at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Resort w/ 2 ppl per room
• All meals daily and beverages including alcohol
• All non-motorized water sports and activities
• 3 days of 2-tank boat dives
• Hotel taxes and tips (not including Dive Master Tips) 

Not Included in your vacation; 
• Airfare to Grand Bahamas (FPO). Direct flights are available from PHL, EWR, and JFK. 
• Transfers to hotel on the island. Taxi sharing is recommended. 
• Saturday afternoon 1-tank shark dive. +$99 and must be reserved and pre-paid. 

ALL TRAVELERS MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE BEFORE DECEMBER 8, 2018

Divers: $1049 p.p. 
Non-Divers: $789 p.p.
LAST DAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IS FEBRUARY 28, 2018!


 

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DERAWAN ISLAND INDONESIA
Apr
30
to May 11

DERAWAN ISLAND INDONESIA

Join George and Diane on the vacation of a life time.  From April 30 to May 11, 2018 in beautiful and exotic Derawan Islands, Indonesia

Derawan Islands is part of the Coral Triangle which contains one of the richest marine biodiversity environments on earth.  Derawan Islands feature 872 species of reef fishes, 507 species of coral, and invertebrates including protected species (5 giant clam species, 2 sea turtles, (green and hawksbill), coconut crab, etc.)  Some of the islands harbor the heavily exploited turtle eggs and yet is the largest green turtle nesting site in Indonesia.  Derawan Islands is a nesting beach for sea turtles.

The Derawan Islands have at least two lakes containing non-stinging jellyfish, one in Kakaban Island and the other in Maratua Island.  We will be able to snorkel in one of these.

Diving in Derawan Islands have the same diversity as the wild life.  Everything from macro to the big stuff.  Manta ray dives along beautiful reefs with schools of tropical fish and sharks.  The macro life offers all the small and rare shrimp, crabs, and strange aquatic life found only in the coral triangle.  You will find various types of octopi, as well as lion fish and other rarely seen creatures, if we're lucky. 

Your Trip Includes
• R/T Air from JFK to Berau
• R/T Transfers to resort
• 9 nights at the Derawan Diving Lodge in a beach front chalet with AC
• Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily
• 8 days of 3 tank boat dives
• FREE Nitrox

Not Included
• Transportation to JFK and return (although we may get limo service from UWW)
• Alcohol, Tips, and personal expenses
• Add-on night dives at $45 per dive
• Marine Park fee

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Dumaguete, Philippines
Jun
8
to Jun 19

Dumaguete, Philippines

Dumageute has always been known for it's amazing underwater photography and gorgeous diving. In fact many of the world's most famous photographers spend many weeks a year in Dumaguete taking some of the most famous pictures and videos that have ever hit the SCUBA diving scene. 

The love for Dumaguete begin back in the 16th Century, when Moro pirates would often raid the coastal community as they attempted to make a home for themselves (much like Nassau). Dumaguete is a small but bustling city of only about 13 square miles and 150,000 people. Air temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the year averaging about 85 degrees but the city experiences a dry and rainy season. The driest month is in April (the time of this vacation) and the wettest being October with nearly 4 times the amount of rainfall. 

Diving in Dumaguete is an amazing experience that is perfect for divers of all levels. Fantastic for photography, the shallow reefs are home to many rare ocean creatures. With over 3,000 species of fish and 448 species of coral, there is always something new to find and enjoy. With water temperatures averaging 81 degrees and visibility upwards of 80ft, it will be easy for you to find great photo subjects such as the pipefish, mandarin fish, ribbon eels, wonders octopus and many, many nudibranchs. If you have never experienced the life of the Pacific Ocean, it is totally different than the Caribbean, in a fantastically colorful and interesting way! 

Relax while you are on land at the Atlantis Dive Resort. Long peaceful stretches of beaches surrounded by gorgeous lush trees. Tropical gardens full of some of the rarest plants in the Philippines are located all along the resort. Beautiful, fully air conditioned rooms with free wireless internet allow you to stay in touch with home and share the experience you are having with friends and family. All meals at Toko's  fine dining restaurant are included. Enjoy fresh local products and flavors prepared to the highest international standards. Lonely Planet called Toko's "world class cuisine." Need a little more relaxing? Atlantis offers a wide range of therapeutic and relaxing Spa services, including an incredibly affordable, 2 hour hot stone. Atlantis is truly a full service resort and dive center. They will handle everything from loading your equipment on the boat to rinsing it and preparing it for your next dive. This is truly a luxurious experience. 

Included in your vacation 

  • 9 Nights in a Deluxe or Gardenview Room at Atlantis Dumaguete Resort
  • All meals at Toko's Restaurant
  • Unlimited Internet Access 
  • Unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives a day including night diving) 
  • Free Nitrox 
  • Hotel Taxes 
  • Airport Transfers to/from Dumaguete Airport

About Airfare

Airfare is not included but is incredibly reasonable. Philippines air has a non-stop, roundtrip flight from JFK for about $950 (at time of quote). There are a few other options that we would be happy to discuss with you. Airfare to the Philippines is less than airfare to the Caribbean! 

Diver: $2080 p.p.
Non-Diver: $1275.00 p.p.

* LAST DAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IS MARCH 25, 2017!

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