Course Description/Checklist/Site Map 2018

Diver Authorization Program & Diving

$230 per person for the Course ($30.00 deposit to hold spot)

Volunteer Diving is Free once you have completed the course, only a Reservation is Required!

Marlin Dive Team Members & Gigglin’ Marlin Dive & Swim Customers are welcome to take the Diver Authorization Program, dive and discover the uniqueness of Spring Lake (formerly known as Aquarena Springs).  

Schedule:  SATURDAY – Class from 8am – 12pm & Dive from 1-5 pm

2019

Saturday, October 12
Saturday November 9
Saturday, November 16

Call to Book Now! 281-445-DIVE (3483)

Pre-requisites: Open Water Diver with 20 dives beyond certification course, photocopy of certification card, photocopy of your very last completed dive log page, 4 completed assessment quizzes (course attached below), all of your dive gear (there are no tank fills) and payment.

You can find the Course Description (including the schedule for the dives and accident management plans), Check List, and Site Map here: Course Description/Checklist/Site Map 2018

You will need to read through all the Course Content

Then complete all four quizzes and fill out the following forms: Volunteer Diver Agreement; Assessment of Risk, Waiver and Release Form; Continuing Education Form: Forms & Quizzes

You will also need to fill out a Medical Form

and the Registration Form

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

 

 

 

Links:

Course Description/Checklist/Site Map: Here

Forms & Quizzes: Here

Medical Form: Here

Registration Form: Here

 

 

 

2019 – Rig Trips / Spearfishing Trips

Join us as we head out into the Gulf of Mexico to dive on the Oil Rigs.  The Oils Rigs are an artificial reef habitat to many species of underwater creatures!  If trained and meet the requirements, you have the option to spearfish while on these trips.

Spearfishing season: April-October

Trip Dates:

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Trip Details:
· A very experienced Dive Instructor leads the trip

· 2 or 3 Tank Rig Trip

· Going 40-65 miles out

· Spearfishing Optional (must be trained)

· Boat leaves out of Freeport

· Boat departs in morning and returns same night

· Dive Equipment Rentals (if needed), tank rentals and Nitrox mixes are in addition to the boat price.  Contact the store to reserve your gear and order mixes.

· Bring your own drinks and snacks

$499 pp

Call 281-445-3483 to book or on link below

 

 

Photo by Erich Schlegel

 

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

Call to register. 281-445-3483

Want to learn how to spearfish so you can join our trip? Enroll in our Spearfishing Course!

Shark School – Eleuthera, Bahamas

2020 Dates: Jan 30-Feb 6, Mar 17-24, October 17-24, 2020

Join Dr. Erich Ritter (experimental shark behaviorist and avid conservationist) and his organization, SharkSchool, for a week long class that teaches divers, snorkelers, rescue swimmers, and others how to interact with sharks, what to look for when entering the water, and most importantly, how to feel safe among sharks. SharkSchool’s main purpose is to bring humans closer to sharks, focusing on how to interact with these animals while emphasizing their crucial position and importance in the marine realm. (http://www.sharkschool.org/about.html)

Dr. Erich Ritter is the head of the SharkSchool, an organization

Challenge yourself by encountering these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, knowing that sharks are top marine predators and physically far superior to humans. Once you have learned to interpret shark behavior,  you’ll put your own fear / anxiety aside and be comfortable with sharks.  In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy the entire encounter and to act accordingly and to respond on the basis of scientific knowledge learned, rather than on the basis of presumptions and fear. In this way, your shark encounters are pleasant, incredibly fascinating and safe.

*Ross University students will have the opportunity for additional education tours around the island!

Shark School Package and Costs

The Shark School package includes:

Seven (7) nights at Cape Eleuthera Resort, four (4) person occupancy per condo

Group breakfast and dinner at the Bull Dolphin restaurant at Cape Eleuthera

Five (5) days of lecture with a copy of Dr. Ritter’s book, “Shark-Human Interaction”

Five (5) days of one (1) tank dive with the sharks, followed by in the water interaction with the sharks at shark beach.

Rental car for each four (4) divers for seven (7) days, gas is the guest responsibility, pick up and return at Governor’s Harbour Airport.

Daily gear storage, fresh water rinse and set up at Ocean Fox Cotton Bay dive shop.

Cost for the one week stay and shark school is $2571. Deposit of $600 required, no refunds within 30 days of the school.

November – Roatan, Honduras

Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort

Join us in November for a trip to the Turquoise Dive & Beach Resort in Roatan, Honduras – November 23-30, 2019 (Sat-Sat)  Trip leader, Farrah Rangel

  • $961 pp based on double occupancy
    • includes: hotel, taxes, airport transfer
    • 5 days of 3 tank boat dives
    • Gigglin’ Marlin t-shirt
    • Meals, drinks (including alcohol)
    • Wifi & Use of kayaks
  • $1,211 per single occupancy ($961 + $250)
  • $723 non-diver rate

June – Cozumel, Mexico (Annual Marlin Dive Team Trip!)

June 13-20, 2020 (Sat to Sat)

Fiesta Americana All Inclusive Resort

Marlin Dive Team Annual Trip

Annual Cozumel Trip is June 13-20, 2019 (Sat-Sat) @ the Fiesta Americana All Inclusive Resort!!

Trip Leaders: Bill & Tonya Merritt

Join the Marlin Dive Team on their annual Cozumel Getaway!  Dive the the beautiful blue water with all of your dive buddies, or come along to make new ones.  This trip is suited for all diving levels and non-divers too.  We can complete lots of specialties this week along with, Advanced Open Water and even Open Water Dives, if needed!

Prices for accommodations will be announced soon!!!!  But the Fiesta Americana is an All Inclusive Resort!!

Other Options may include: Cenote Diving, Whale Shark Snorkel, Dolphin Encounter, Fishing Charter, Spearfishing Charter, Ceilo Trip, and Mopeds around the islands!

Not included: airfare

August – Aqua Cat – Bahamas

August 22-29, 2020

Aqua Cat Liveaboard – Bahamas

Trip Leader: Doug Jones

The trip includes boat accommodations, meals, beverages, diving, Marine Park Fees, t-shirt, Safety PADI Marker Buoy Specialty.

Airfare, Tips &Transfers  are not included.

    • $3190 pp (based on double occupancy)