Egypt – Liveaboard – March 7-17, 2022

Egypt – Liveaboard

March 7-17, 2022

$500.00 to reserve your spot!

Fly to Hurghada Egypt from US Saturday March 5/6 2022 (Travelers arrange their own flights)

PRICING FOR TRIP INCLUDES

March 6 stay at the Continental Hurghada Hotel.  Room includes  breakfast and transfer from the airport to hotel.

Blue Horizon – Simply the Best Itinerary. March 7-14 2022

Includes:

7 nights – 6 Days of diving with up to 4 dives per day

Transfers between Hurghada (Egypt) airport and live aboard on days of embarkation and disembarkation

Food/Water/coffee/tea/soft drinks

12 Litre cylinder with air fills

Weights

Obligatory surcharges

Entry Visa

Government Reef Tax – 80.00 per person

Premium Cabin Situated on the mid deck, these king suites offer accommodation for two people in a large and comfortable bed as well as plenty of storage space.

 Classic Cabin on the Lower Deck 1 twin and 1 double bed OR 2 twin beds

Extra costs

Cabin upgrades and sole occupancy

Rental equipment

Nitrox

Private dive guide

Alcohol

Tonic & soda water

On board merchandise

Crew & dive guide gratuities

 

March 14 – A 3.5 hour private bus ride from Hurghada to Luxor where we will embark on the Nile Cruise and tour.

Land itinerary – March 14 – 17/18, 2022

Day 1: Luxor Nile Cruise

Transfer to embark Nile Cruise before lunch.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Day 2: Luxor Nile Cruise – West bank

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Horus Temple, Kom Ombo Temple.

 Day 4: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours / Disembarkation

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple.

March 17 – We will disembark from the Nile Cruise at Aswan and transfer to the Aswan airport.  At the Aswan airport we will catch a mid-afternoon flight to Cairo.

Fly to US from Egypt – March 17/18, 2022. (Travelers arrange their own flights.) *Please see flight information for Heidi and Doug below.

If you have a strong desire to see the sites of Northern Egypt (Memphis, Alexandria, Giza) please let us know.  Heidi and Doug will not be touring northern Egypt but the same people who have arranged the rest of this experience for us can and will be happy to add on a couple days in Cairo for people who want to see the Pyramids and the other sites around the area.  Pricing will be dependent upon days and sites seen in Cairo.

Pricing for this trip is:

Double Occupancy Classic Cabin – $2910 per person

Double Occupancy Premium Cabin – $3010 per person

Single Occupancy Classic Cabin – $4210 – We will make every effort to find you a roommate if you are traveling solo.  However, if a roommate cannot be found you will be billed at the single occupancy rate.

Not included:

Airfare from the US to Hurghada

Airfare from Cairo to the US

Any nights in Cairo

Any tours in Cairo

Rental equipment

Nitrox

Private dive guide

Alcohol

Tonic & soda water

On board merchandise / Souvenirs.

Crew & dive guide gratuities

Entry Visa

Government Reef Tax – 80.00 per person

 

 

*Flight suggestions for this trip:

 

There are many different options for getting to and from this trip:

Turkish Airlines

United Airlines

Swiss Airlines

Air France

KLM

British Air

 

For Economy flights as of May 4, 2021 Turkish Airlines was the least expensive option.  On the same day, Business Class options were the least expensive on United and Swiss.  On that same day we found appreciable savings could be had by arriving a day early.  However there will be an extra hotel room charge if you elect to arrive in Hurghada before March 6.  The flight option Doug and Heidi chose is:

 

– Fri, Mar 04, 2022, UA1899, Houston, TX, US (IAH) to Chicago, IL, US (ORD)

– Fri, Mar 04, 2022, UA907, Chicago, IL, US (ORD) to Frankfurt, DE (FRA)

– Sat, Mar 05, 2022, LH1484, Frankfurt, DE (FRA) to Hurghada, EG (HRG)

-Fri, Mar 18, 2022, LH587, Cairo, EG (CAI) to Munich, DE (MUC)

-Fri, Mar 18, 2022, UA160, Munich, DE (MUC) to Houston, TX, US (IAH)

 

 

 

South Africa-Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town – Dec 2022-Jan 2023


South Africa Safari and Apex Predator Diving 14 day Vacation

Monday, December 27, 2022 to Jan 13, 2023 (includes travel dates)

Kruger National Park – 4 days – 2 1/2 days of safari tours with Guides, 2 – 4×4 Game Drives, Sundowner Drive, Year’s Eve Celebration in the Safari!

Flight from Johannesburg to Durban (southern coastal town).

Accommodations in Belvedere Estates

Dolphin Coast of Kwazulu Natal – 1 day

Diving Aliwal Shoal – 2 days – 3 dives and 1 Bait Dive: hundreds of Raggie Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tip Sharks, Tiger Sharks. Mako Sharks, and Dolphins

Protea Banks Diving – 3 days – 5 Dives and 1 Bait Dive:  Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks, Guitar Sharks and large rays

Flight from Durban to Cape Town

Cape Town – 4 days

Simons Town  – Cape Fur Seal & 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dives

Cape Town Tour including Robben Island Tour, , Red Bus City Tour, Table Mountain Cable Car, wine tasting

Gansbaai – Caged Great White Shark Diving!

Meals Included:  12 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Activities planned for Non Divers too!

These are 2020 rates, so the new rates will be a little higher.

$5600 pp Diver Rate, based on double occupancy (prices are subject to fluctuate due to their currency)-

$4587 pp Non Diver, based on double occupancy (prices are subject to fluctuate due to their currency)

$1288 pp Single Supplement Add On (prices are subject to fluctuate due to their currency)

20 spaces available

$500.00 Deposit to reserve your spot!

 

Activity Package:

2 – 4×4 Game Drive in Kruger National Park

Sundowner Drive

Morning Guided Bush Walk

Protea Banks Baited Dive

Aliwal Shoal Batied Dive

Robben Island Tour

Deal Dive & 7 Gilled Cow Shark Dive

Red Bus City Tour

Table Mountain Cable Car

Great White Cage Dive

 

Not Included:

Airfare into Johannesburg and out of Cape Town

Nitrox

Some of the meals and extra excursions

 

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia – Liveaboard – November 26- December 03, 2022

Truk Lagoon

Japanese War Ship Wreck Diving

Truk Odyssey Liveaboard

November 26-December 03, 2022

 

8 Cabins for 16 divers: $3749pp

Includes: Liveaboard boat-rooms, taxes, meals, airport transfers, Chuuk Dive Permit

Excludes: airfare, 1-2 nights at Blue Lagoon Resort depending on your airfare.

$500.00 deposit to hold your spot!

Call Tonya for more information!

(281) 445-3483

 

Little Cayman, Cayman Islands – March 12-19, 2022


Little Cayman Beach Resort, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

March 12-19, 2022 – NEW DATES YET AGAIN!

We are able to keep 2019 pricing!!

Come dive the Bloody Bay Wall with us!

Leaders: Mathis & Shannon Weatherall

Room Choices:

4 Ocean View Rooms, based on double occupancy: $2548pp, Single Rate add:  $867

6 Pool View Rooms, based on double occupancy: $2285pp, Single Rate add:  $605

Non Divers Discount $250pp

Package Includes: Resort accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers, all meals, free wifi, welcome rum punch, cocktail reception, fees, taxes, Nitrox, 6 days of 2 tank morning boat dives, 5 days of 1 tank afternoon boat dives, tanks and weights, t-shirt.

Not Included:  Dive Guide Tips, Staff Tips, airfare, $200 for Drinks Package (3 per night)

Gigglin’ Marlin is holding on Cayman Airways: 

seats holding for this schedule with Cayman Airways

KX4724Q 27MAR J GCMLYB HK14  320P  355P – Grand Cayman/Little Cayman

KX4722Q 03APR J LYBGCM HK14 1055A 1130A – Little Cayman/Grand Cayman

seats holding for this schedule with Cayman Airways

KX4624Q 27MAR J GCMLYB HK6   230P  305P – Grand Cayman/Little Cayman

KX4421Q 03APR J LYBGCM HK6  845A 920A – Little Cayman/Grand Cayman

Round trip airfare is $200.00 per person tax included, final taxes are subject to change and determined upon ticketing ..

Gigglin’ Marlin is holding the following Hopper Flights with Cayman Airways for the trip to Little Cayman March 12- 19, 2022

This schedule is holding for 14 people ..

Cayman Air 4724 12 MAR GCM to LYB – Little Cayman , 320pm – 355pm

Cayman Air 4722 19 MAR LYB to GCM – 1055am 1130am

This schedule is holding for 6 people :

Cayman Air 4007 12 MAR Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac

Cayman Air 4424 12 Mar Cayman Brac to Little Cayman

Cayman Air 4422 19 Mar Little Cayman to Grand Cayman

Round trip airfare is 220.00 per person tax included, final taxes are subject to change and determined upon final ticketing

When booking your airfare from the states, in and out of Grand Cayman, allow 1 hour and 30 minutes in each

Direction to make the connection valid.

BAGGAGE LIMITS :
When travelling to Cayman Brac or Little Cayman via the Twin Otter Service; Baggage allowance is 55 lbs per person (combined weight of up to 2 pieces) and only one 15 lb carry-on, any excess will be charged US$0.50 per pound.

In addition to the one carry-on item, you may bring free-of-charge items below:

One small personal article such as a briefcase, purse, day planner, small laptop computer, camera case, compact disk player or similar sized personal entertainment item Personal aid devices such as wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices and walking sticks, provided passenger is dependent on them One infant article such as a small collapsible stroller, a diaper bag or a government approved child seat (larger strollers can be checked in the jetway prior to boarding the aircraft)

Once you make your Grand Cayman Flights from Houston, let me know which of the options you would like.

Suggested Houston Flights:

UA 369  27MAR  IAHGCM    935A1231P – Houston/Grand Cayman

UA1854  03APR  GCMIAH     420P 717P – Grand Cayman/Houston

Also, Southwest Flys to Cayman!

$500.00 to reserve your spot!

 

 

 

Wakatobi, Indonesia – MOVING TO 2022

October 2022 (Fri to Mon)- Wakatobi

(Reserve Oct 5-20 to include travel days.)

Trip Leaders:  Mathis & Shannon Weatherall

Fly Houston to Bali and stay 1 night then take a charter flight to Wakatobi for 10 days / 9 nights / 8 days of diving.

Package Includes: accommodations, diving – 2 options, meals and diving package at Wakatobi resort,

Not Included: Airfare, Bali Hotel night(s) (or additional nights depending on your flights from Houston), alcohol, marine park fees, tips and Round Trip Charter Flight from Bali to Wakatobi.

Option to add:  2-3 days in Bali on either end of the trip staying at a Southern Beach Resort – Monkey Reserve, Volcano, Balinese Dance, Lu ac Coffee Tour.  Let me know if you are interested.

prices may change since we are moving the trip to 2022

$ 5880 pp – Palm Bungalow Diver in Double Occupancy (we have 2 rooms, 4 spaces)

$ 6880 pp – Ocean Bungalow Diver in Double Occupancy (we have 3 rooms, 6 spaces)

$ 9330 pp – Two Bedroom Villa Diver in Double Occupancy (we have 1 room, 2 spaces)

Repeat Customer Discount available!!

Non-divers are welcome also, reduce either room category by $300 pp.

$500.00 deposit to reserve your spot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Cancellation Fee – Minimum of a $100 (depending on  the trip date and date of cancellation)

 

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles – September 24 – October 02, 2022

October 2022 (Saturday – Sunday) Dates TBD

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Trip Leader:  Ron Clark

9 days/8 nights at Buddy Dive.
2 or 3 bdrm. options available. 1 bedrooms are available for an additional charge.  Includes: 7 day car rental per condo, unlimited nitrox, hotel taxes & fees, airport transfers, 6 days of unlimited shore diving (one day of non-diving), 9 boat dives and $75 food credit pp to be used at Blennies Restaurant.

    • Diver: $1455 pp (based on double occupancy)
    • Non Diver rates available
    • Excursions can be added in Bonaire – Horseback Riding, Sunset Cruise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Cancellation Fee – Minimum of a $100 (depending on  the trip date and date of cancellation)