Belize – Liveaboard November 19-26, 2022

Belize – Liveaboard

Length of trip 8 Days / 7 Nights

Departure19 Nov 2022 Boarding between 3 – 6 pm Belize

Return 26 Nov 2022 Check-out at 8 am Belize

Dives Approximately 27 dives in total

Experience Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Location Belize

Vessel Belize Aggressor IV

Trip Leaders Doug Jones and Heidi Erickson

Price 

Deposit $500

$2845.00 per person double occupancy in Deluxe Cabin 

$3045.00 per person double occupancy in Master Cabin

Effort will be made to help find room mates for those who are traveling solo and want a roommate.  However, if we are unable to find a roommate for you the single occupancy price is $4662.00 in a Deluxe Cabin.

 

The Location:

Belize is a wall diver’s paradise. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall, and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges. Moray eels, spiny lobsters and tiny arrow crabs hide in every crack, crevice, cave, and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations. These are just a few things you will see at Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, and Turneffe Reef.

Marine life: Dolphin, Tarpon, Sharks, Eagle Rays, Walls and Reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters.

Itinerary Extras: Port fee: $110 includes cruising tax & park fee at the end of the charter when settling your bill. These may be paid by Visa, MC, USD or BZ cash. Travelers’ checks are not accepted onboard. Taxes and fees paid onboard the yacht is subject to change without notice.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:

Doug and Heidi will provide their flight information in Q1 2022.  Everyone does not need to be on the same flight, but it often helps.  As of October 29, 2021 flights on Southwest Airlines from Houston Hobby to Belize City are $308 ROUND TRIP economy and $388 business class.

Please see further logistics information below.

Guests will be met by a crew member in uniform at the Belize City (BZE) International Airport and transferred to the yachts. Guests may board Saturday between 3 pm – 6 pm. At 6 pm, the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning. After a full week of diving, the Belize Aggressor III or IV returns back to the Radisson Ft. George docks in Belize City Friday afternoon after lunch. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the Belize City International Airport Saturday morning.

Every Saturday at 6 pm, the luxurious Belize Aggressor casts off from the Radisson Ft. George docks for liveaboard scuba diving, located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving to Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, and the famous Blue Hole. The mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. The Blue Hole was made famous by ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the Top Ten Dive Sites in the World. In 1971, he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the Blue Hole to chart its depths. Once descended into the Blue Hole guests will see beautiful vertical stalactite formations.

Belize liveaboard scuba diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the Belize Aggressor III or IV returns to port. Sunday through Thursday, there is unlimited diving throughout the day and a night dive each evening. Friday, a half-day of diving is offered. A trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Belize’s Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle, or a canopy tour through the treetops. Tours are offered on Friday afternoon, but an extended stay is recommended to fully enjoy the wonders of Belize and its corner of the Caribbean. Guests may enjoy the Radisson Ft. George Hotel pool and bar area free of charge on Saturday.

Cozumel, Mexico – March 12-19, 2022

March 12-19, 2022 (Saturday to Saturday )

Fiesta Americana All-Inclusive Resort

The BEST diving in the WORLD! Join us!

Trip Leaders: Tonya & Bill Merritt

Dive the the beautiful Caribbean water with your current dive buddies or make new ones! This trip is suited for all diving levels and non-divers too. We can complete Open Water check out dives, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course and many specialties including Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Boat Diver, Surface Marker Buoy Diver to name a few! Let us know what you are interested in!

This package includes hotel accommodations of 8 days/7 nights at Fiesta Americana Hotel, 6 days of 2 tank boat dives, Nitrox & 1 night boat dive, meal plan (7 restaurants, dessert & ice cream bar, room service), alcohol and other drinks, airport transfers, complimentary Covid testing at the hotel before your return flight, Gigglin’ Marlin T-shirt and a cocktail social at Villa Marlin Del Mar located in Costa Del Sol in Cozumel.

DELUXE ROOM

Diver – $1853 pp based on Double occupancy – Deluxe Room

Diver – $2462 pp based on Single occupancy – Deluxe Room

Non Diver – $968 pp based on Double occupancy – Deluxe Room

MASTER SUITE ROOM

Diver – $2154 pp based on Double occupancy – Master Suite Room

Non Diver – $1269 pp based on Double Occupancy – Master Suite Room

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

Not included: airfare, tips, hotel eco-tax (can’t prepay, approximately $20-25 USD, paid at check in), optional Covid Insurance paid directly to the hotel and any extra excursion you choose.

Flight Suggestions:  United is a great option IAH-CZM and Southwest is a great option HOU-CZM.  For your transfers, send your airfare to:  barbie@gigglinmarlin.com 

You can fly into CUN – Cancun Airport – but it is not recommended unless there is not a flight option for that day into Cozumel (CZM).

Click here to reserve your spot with a $500 Deposit!

Please write the room type and single/double/triple occupancy on the Trip Notes Tab on the Reservation Form.

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)

Pyramid Add on: 

Sheraton Double Occupancy $361
Sheraton Single Occupancy $516
Sheraton Triple Occupancy $395
St. Regis Double Occupancy $655
St. Regis Single Occupancy $1139
Dates will extended for flights 1-3 days longer

 

March 10-20, 2023 – Palau, Micronesia – Palau Siren Liveaboard


Palau – Liveaboard

Dates: March 10-20, 2023 (10 nights on the vessel; not including travel days)

Location: Palau, Micronesia

Vessel: S/Y Palau Siren

Trip Leaders: Doug Jones and Heidi Erickson

The Location:

With intriguing blue holes, spectacular drop-offs, caverns, caves and channels, Palau is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most thrilling dive destinations.  Diving in Palau should be at the top of everyone’s dive to do list!

Awaiting you in Palau are more than 1400 species of fish, 500 species of healthy coral and large pelagics. Whale sharks, eagle rays, turtles, reef sharks and hammerhead are a few examples of the astonishing spectrum of marine life this Micronesian archipelago has to offer.

 

The Vessel:

The Palau Siren is a 130-foot handcrafted ironwood and teak liveaboard built for divers.  The vessel welcomes a maximum of 16 guests in 8 cabins with individually controlled air conditioning and in-suite bathrooms with hot water.  The covered outdoor dining area provides a great setting for all your meals and the spacious air-conditioned saloon offers a cocktail bar, comfortable seating and a large flat screen TV.  The vessel has 2 high-bottom skiffs for maneuvering to dive sites, a nitrox compressor, equipment rental, kayaks, laundry and massage services.

Logistics and Itinerary:

Arrival airport: Koror Airport (ROR)

Departure airport: Koror Airport (ROR)

Airport and local hotels transfers to and from S/Y Palau Siren are included.

March 10, 2023, Board S/Y Palau Siren

March 20, 2023, Depart Palau Siren for Airport (or local hotel)

Pricing:

Premium Double Cabin $5500 per person; $500 per person deposit to reserve booking.

$9075 – Single Rate Cabin

If you are traveling solo and desire a roommate, we will endeavor to find a roommate for you but if there is not a roommate available you will need to pay the single Rate.

Flight – not included and varies by carrier and cabin class. Doug and Heidi will share their flight information once it has been purchased (Q2 2022).

In Country Hotel – We advise you to arrive in Palau a day early (or longer as your body dictates) so that you can board the vessel well rested and less jetlagged.  The hotel we will choose will be one recommended by the vessel. As time gets closer we advise the name of the hotel and price.  Current Hotel Recommendation List.  We will book this for you.  Please send your airfare to:  barbie@gigglinmarlin.com.

 

Trip Description and Details:

Departing from Koror, the S/Y Palau Siren will spend 10 days diving a selection of sites including German Channel, New Drop Off, Ulong Channel and Blue Corner. The order in which we dive is based upon the currents, weather conditions and moon phase as we wish to bring you to the best sites at the optimum time to dive them.

In Malakal Harbour we dive the Iro Maruwreck and Chandelier Cave. Whilst at Ulong divers can expect a speedy drift along the reefs with schools of snappers and trevally at dive site such as Ulong Channel and Siaes Corner. Divers can enjoy the spectacle of spawning bumphead parrotfish and grey reef sharks are known to breed here with many juveniles often be spotted amongst the groups.  There is the opportunity to visit the furthermost island dive sites to the north at Badeldaob Island, however this will be based on conditions at the time of trip departure.

The Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1

Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing

Dive 2 Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3

Snack

Briefing for Sunset or Night dive

Dinner

Typically guests have a late evening flight on the day of disembarkation and we can therefore schedule 4 dives for your final dive day. However, we request guests check their own flight times and ensure they leave a minimum of 18 hours between their final dive and their flight home. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allows, then guest’s requests are respected.

Marine Life: Schools of grey reef and white tip sharks congregate at Blue Holes / Blue Corner. German Channel is the place for manta ray action at the cleaning stations. Several mantas may be seen here as divers rest on the bottom to watch the display or swim in the shallows as the mantas approach. At Peleliu Island schools of snapper congregate to spawn near “the Cut” meanwhile lucky divers may meet bull sharks, silver tips and black tip reef sharks.

Weather permitting one to two land excursions will be planned.  One will be the world famous jellyfish lake!

Aboard the Palau Siren we have 2 dive tenders and can split groups depending on experience level and site preference. Dives are led by our 3 western instructors and groups are typically no more than 6:1, though you may prefer to dive just with your buddy – the choice is yours! Many of the channels have strong currents and reef hooks are an essential piece of diving equipment, however diving in Palau is suitable for all levels of experience.

Palau Data Sheet for Siren

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

 

2022 Flower Gardens Trips

Come dive the Northernmost coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico with Gigglin’ Marlin. Some trips will have a GMD Trip Leader; however, we can book any trip that The Fling offers. Boat departs from Freeport on the night before the trip date. Arrive at 7:00 pm for check-in & early boarding at 7:30 pm. The boat returns to Freeport around 6:00 pm on Sunday.

NEW PROCEDURES SINCE PANDEMIC:

ALL DIVERS AND STAFF ON THE FLING BOAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN ADDITIONAL RELEASE FORM PERTAINING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE  TAKEN PRIOR TO BOARDING.  YOU WILL BE DENIED BOARDING IF YOU HAVE A FEVER.

Full payment is due at time of booking.

Trip Cancellation Policy – Once you book the trip, the space is yours, no refunds.  However, if the trip cancels due to weather, then you can get a full refund less the credit card processing fee or roll your money to another available date for the full value.

Refunds on Trips – When paying with a credit or debit card the processing company charges a processing fee.  These processing fees (generally (3%-5%) are not refundable, however these can be rolled to your next booked trip to the Flower Gardens / Stetson Banks / Kraken Shipwreck trips.

Processing fees can be avoided when trips cancels by paying with the following 3 payment types:

  1. ZELLE to barbie@gigglinmarlin.com – fill out the online form (don’t click to pay) but put that you are paying with Zelle next to the date selection.
  2. VENMO to @Tonya-Merritt-2 – fill out the online form (don’t click to pay) but put that your are paying with Venmo next to the date selection.
  3. CASH – come to the store and pay cash.

2022 dates 

February 26-27, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

March 5-6, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

March 19-20, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

April 2-3, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

April 9-10, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

April 23-24, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

May 23-24-25, 2022 (Black Water Diving) **See below for info

May 28-30, 2022 – 3 Day Weekend (Sat/Mon) Memorial Day Weekend

June 6-8, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

June 9-10, 2022 – 2 Day Weekday (Thur/Fri)

June 13-15, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

June 18-19, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

June 20-22, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

July 4-6, 2022 – 2 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed) 4th of July Trip

July 7-8, 2022 – 2 Day Weekday (Thurs/Fri)

July 25-27, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

July 28-29, 2022 – 2 Day Weekday (Thurs/Fri)

August 1-3, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

August 8-10, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

August 11-12, 2022 – 2 Day Weekday (Thurs/Fri)

August 15-17, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

August 18-21, 2022 – 4 Day Trip (Thurs/Sun) CORAL SPAWN

August 22-24, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

August 29-31, 2022 – 3 Day Weekday (Mon/Wed)

September 1-2, 2022 – 2 Day Weekday (Thurs/Fri)

September 6-7-8, 2022 (Black Water Diving) **See below for info

September 24-25, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

October 15-26, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

October 29-30, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun) LAST TRIP

 

2021 pricing – NOTE NEW PRICING FOR 2022

2 Day Weekday (air only):$735.00 Reserve Now

2 Day Weekend (air only): $735.00  Reserve Now

3 Day Weekday (air only): $1000.00 Reserve Now

3 Day Weekend (air only): $925.00  Reserve Now

4 Day Weekend (air only): $1080.00 Reserve Now

4 Day Weekday CORAL SPAWN (air only): $1080.00 Reserve Now

**Black Water Diving Info

As you know, blackwater diving is a very specialized craft, so please be mindful of the skill level required to conduct drift dives in open ocean environments. We will have extra camera buckets on deck and extra crew on hand to help out. 

These 3-day, 3-night excursions will carry photographers much farther afield than any sport diving trip we’ve run in the past. On the way out, Monday, during the day, we’ll make two leisurely “shakedown” dives to give you a chance to work out all the kinks in your gear. One of these will probably be a platform dive, and the other will be at the West Bank. But the main event takes place Monday night.

Blackwater diving focuses (literally) on photographing the small ocean creatures that migrate from the depths each night to feed on planktons nearer the surface. The variety of these animals is absolutely endless! They’re freaky and cool and bizarre.

So shortly after dark, we’ll jump divers on special-purpose drift balls. The balls will be fitted with lights to make them easy to find, and the weighted line below them will give divers a place to surface and congregate. The first dive will be at the West Bank. We’ll drop the mooring and motor up-current a ways, then drop our ball and divers (8-10 divers per ball), so you’ll drift over the bank and then off it into deeper water.

For the next dive or two, we’ll motor into still deeper waters, in the 600-1200 ft range, to hunt crazy animals there. We’ll end up diving over a canyon with 3000 fsw below us.

The next day, you’ll sleep and recover, and we’ll make at least one day dive, probably on the cervaza oil platform, which stands in 935 ft of water. Then the night-time fun begins again. First, with a dive over the “Horseshoe Basin”, which features a maximum depth of around 6,000 ft, and a central geologic feature that rises to 3000 ft deep. All this is surrounded by drop off from the surrounding ocean bottom. From there we work our way inshore for a slightly shallower dive in the 1300-2000ft range, and then finish up with a dive on the Cerveza Platform in 935 ft (this will likely be the first blackwater diving ever done on a deep water platform, anywhere in the world).

All the night dives are drift dives, so our process will include heavy use of our small boat to corral divers (you know who you are!) who get separated from their buoy lines. Obviously, this is not beginner diving. But if you know blackwater diving, you know that we’re about to log a lot of firsts. It’s not unheard of for blackwater divers to document previously unknown species of animals, so come prepared to do some really cool work and have a great time!

Six (6) blackwater dives (Monday and Tuesday nights)
Four (4) day dives (Monday – Platform, West Bank; Tuesday Cerveza Rig; Plus a bonus Stetson dive on the way home)

 

Full payment is due at time of booking.

Trip Cancellation Policy – Once you book the trip, the space is yours, no refunds.  However, if the trip cancels due to weather, then you can get a full refund less the credit card processing fee or roll your money to another available date for the full value.  See details above for other forms of payments to avoid processing fees when trips cancel.

November 18-25th 2023 – Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Cayman Brac Beach Resort in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Stay at the beautiful Cayman Brac Beach Resort!  Cayman Brac is known for its beautiful reefs (which are protected) and exciting wreck dives (including the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts wreck!).  There are also plenty of hiking trails and caves for those who wish to spend some of their time out of the water!  Weather permitting, one day will be diving on the Bloody Bay Wall on Little Cayman!

Cayman Brac Beach Resort was virtually rebuilt after being nearly destroyed by Hurricane Paloma in 2008. Another major renovation was completed in December 2015 which included updates to all 40 rooms, installation of a gigantic free-form pool, and opening of a 2-story bar whose top deck is perfect for catching sunsets.

November 18-25th 2023

Leaders: Doug Jones & Heidi Erickson

$1995 pp for Diver Double Occupancy Beach View

$2400 pp for Diver Single Occupancy Beach View

$1947 pp for Diver Triple Occupancy Beach View

$1924 pp for Diver Quad Occupancy Beach View

Non-Divers deduct $250 in room category

$200 Drink Package (3 drinks per day)

Included in the package: Airport Transfers, all meals, Wifi, welcome rum punch, cocktail reception, hotel, taxes, fees & gratuities, 6 days of 2 tank boat dives, 5 days of 1 tank afternoon dives, and Nitrox

Not Included:  both flights:  Flights, Dive Tips, Alcohol on the resort (pay by the drink) or $200 for 3 drinks a day package.

$500.00 deposit to hold your spot!

Wakatobi, Indonesia – MOVED TO October 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!

Wakatobi Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

2022 – 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:

TBD

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 – 1 day Trip

$799 pp – 2 day Trip

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!