Start 2021 off Right! Diving in Cozumel

January 12-26, 2021  (Tues to Tues – over 2 weeks available!)

DIVING IN COZUMEL!

Come join the fun with Pascal in Mexico – Complete your OPEN WATER DIVER, ADVANCED OPEN WATER, SPECIALTIES, RESCUE and start DIVEMASTER!  Lot of training opportunities over these two weeks!  Let me know the dates that work best for you!

$1450 pp – one week quote (8 days/7 nights/6 days of diving)

Includes: Single Hotel Accommodations at Casa Mexicana Downtown on the seawall for 7 nights, breakfast, 6 days of 2 tank boat diving with Nitrox and Lunch and amazing behind the scenes tour of the Hyperbaric Chamber downtown Cozumel.

Not included:  airfare, airport transfers, dinners, shore diving tank rentals, tips, rentals.

 Call Tonya for details.  281-445-3483

August – Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

August 14-21 and August 21-28, 2021 (Sat-Sat) – 2 weeks

Gigglin’ Marlin Dive & Swim, Lifewaters and SDI Scubility Buddies are all partnering up for an Amazing Week of Diving!!  We will be diving over a 2 week period.  Please choose ONLY ONE WEEK but mark if you are interested in adding the 2nd week if we have space!  Please let me know if you will need an accessible room.

Hotel Choices:  Hotel Cozumel and Village Tan Kah

Total pricing coming soon!

Includes: hotel, airport transfers, 1 day of shore diving as a familiarization dive, 5 days of 2 tank boat diving and nitrox with Roberta’s Scuba Shack, all meals at Hotel Cozumel, and drinks (including alcohol) at Hotel Cozumel, party at The Fite’s House.

Complete your Open Water Course, Advanced Course or Specialties in the gorgeous Caribbean Ocean!

Not Included:  airfare, new eco hotel tax (a few dollars per day/per room), rental equipment, courses and dive tips, transportation to other events hosted.

Add ons:

El Cielo Trip for Friday (non diving day)

Turtle Excursion

Rental Equipment – BCD, Reg, Computer

100 cu. ft tank

Nitrox Specialty Course

March 2021 – Maldives

Best of the Maldives Atolls Vacation Liveaboard

March 16-26, 2021 CONFIRMED DATES (plus add travel dates) – ONE SPOT LEFT!! CALL ASAP!!

10 night Emperor Explorer Liveaboard and Land Based Hotel

Price includes Nitrox, Park Fees

Diving Locations:  Rasdhoo Atoll, North & South Ari Atolls, Vaavu Atoll, North & South Male Atolls.
Airport/hotel transfer included if on embarkation and disembarkation day.

Embark: Male (MLE)
at 13:00
Disembark: Male (MLE)
at 07:00

$3957 Liveaboard Cabin Diver Rate – as of 9-15-20 – prices are going up above $4200 in 1-3 days!  Call and register if you are interested!!

Leader:  Doug Jones

Doug is doing this itinerary:

Hotel: H78 Maldives March 16, 2021

Flight: Qatar Airlines

Departs HOUSTON GEORGE BUSH
QR 714 17:50h 13 Mar 2021
Arrives DOHA HAMAD INTERNATIONAL
17:20h 14 Mar 2021

Departs DOHA HAMAD INTERNATIONAL
QR 672 02:10h 15 Mar 2021

Depart MALE VELANA INTERNATIONAL
QR 673 10:15 26 Mar 2021
Arrive DOHA HAMAD INTERNATIONAL
13:15 26 Mar 2021

Depart DOHA HAMAD INTERNATIONAL
QR 713 08:30 27 Mar 2021

Arrive HOUSTON GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL
16:45 27 Mar 2021

THIS IS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR ROUTING TO BE ABLE TO DIVE THE FULL LAST DAY:
FLIGHT EK 212 – EMIRATES SUN 14 MARCH 2021
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DEPARTURE: HOUSTON, TX (GEORGE BUSH INTERCONT), TERMINAL D 14 MAR 07:55P
ARRIVAL: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 15 MAR 07:45P
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 14:50
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP HOUSTON, TX TO DUBAI
EQUIPMENT: AIRBUS A380-800

FLIGHT EK 656 – EMIRATES TUE 16 MARCH 2021
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DEPARTURE: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 16 MAR 02:45A
ARRIVAL: MALE, MV (VELANA INTERNATIONAL) 16 MAR 07:50A
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 04:05
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP DUBAI TO MALE
EQUIPMENT: BOEING 777-300ER

FLIGHT EK 653 – EMIRATES FRI 26 MARCH 2021
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DEPARTURE: MALE, MV (VELANA INTERNATIONAL) 26 MAR 10:55P
ARRIVAL: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 27 MAR 02:05A
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 04:10
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: 2PC
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP MALE TO DUBAI
EQUIPMENT: BOEING 777-300ER

FLIGHT EK 211 – EMIRATES SAT 27 MARCH 2021
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DEPARTURE: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 27 MAR 10:05A
ARRIVAL: HOUSTON, TX (GEORGE BUSH INTERCONT), TERMINAL E 27 MAR 05:40P
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 16:35
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: 2PC
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP DUBAI TO HOUSTON, TX
EQUIPMENT: AIRBUS A380-800

FLIGHT(S) CALCULATED: $1966.00 pp
(rate quote: 5-29-20)

Here is another option for flights:

FLIGHT EK 212 – EMIRATES SUN 14 MARCH 2021
—————————————————————————–
DEPARTURE: HOUSTON, TX (GEORGE BUSH INTERCONT), TERMINAL D 14 MAR 07:55P
ARRIVAL: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 15 MAR 07:45P
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 14:50
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP HOUSTON, TX TO DUBAI
EQUIPMENT: AIRBUS A380-800

FLIGHT EK 656 – EMIRATES TUE 16 MARCH 2021
—————————————————————————–
DEPARTURE: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 16 MAR 02:45A
ARRIVAL: MALE, MV (VELANA INTERNATIONAL) 16 MAR 07:50A
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 04:05
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP DUBAI TO MALE
EQUIPMENT: BOEING 777-300ER

FLIGHT EK 653 – EMIRATES FRI 26 MARCH 2021
—————————————————————————–
DEPARTURE: MALE, MV (VELANA INTERNATIONAL) 26 MAR 10:55P
ARRIVAL: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 27 MAR 02:05A
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 04:10
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: 2PC
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP MALE TO DUBAI
EQUIPMENT: BOEING 777-300ER

FLIGHT EK 211 – EMIRATES SAT 27 MARCH 2021
—————————————————————————–
DEPARTURE: DUBAI, AE (DUBAI INTL), TERMINAL 3 27 MAR 10:05A
ARRIVAL: HOUSTON, TX (GEORGE BUSH INTERCONT), TERMINAL E 27 MAR 05:40P
FLIGHT BOOKING REF: EK/BR6EG6
RESERVATION CONFIRMED, ECONOMY (K) DURATION: 16:35
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: 2PC
MEAL: MEAL

NON STOP DUBAI TO HOUSTON, TX
EQUIPMENT: AIRBUS A380-800

FLIGHT(S) CALCULATED AVERAGE CO2 EMISSIONS IS 1851.68 KG/PERSON

 

$500.00 to reserve your spot!

Dec 2021/Jan 2022 – South Africa-Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town


South Africa Safari and Apex Predator Diving 14 day Vacation

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Jan 14, 2022 (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

 

November – Truk Lagoon, Micronesia [Liveaboard]

Truk Lagoon

Japanese War Ship Wreck Diving

Truk Odyssey Liveaboard

November 20-27, 2021

 

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

 

2021 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.

Fling Charters is charging an additional $100pp fee on every charter.  If you paid the original amount, then we will charge the $100 difference 1-2 days prior to the departure date.  Any bookings

2021 dates 

February 27-28 (2 day weekend: Sat-Sun)

March 13-14 (2 day weekend: Sat-Sun)

April 3-4 (2 day weekend: Sat-Sun)

May 1-2 (2 day weekend: Sat-Sun)

May 29-31 (3 day weekend: Sat-Sun) Memorial Weekend

June 7-9 (3 day weekday Mon-Wed)

June 26-27 (2 day weekend: Sat-Sun)

June 28-30 (3 day weekday Mon-Wed)

July 1-2 (2 day weekday Thur-Fri)

July 8-9 (2 day weekday Thur- Fri)

July 12-14 (3 day weekday Mon- Wed)

July 15-16 (2 day weekday: Thur-Fri) Stetson/Kraken

July 22-23 (2 day weekday Thur- Fri)

July 26-28 (3 day weekday Mon-Wed)

July 29-30 (2 day weekday Thur-Fri)

August 5-6 ( 2 day weekday Thur-Fri)

August 9-11 (3 day weekday: Mon-Wed)

August 12-13 (2 day weekday Thur-Fri)

August 27-30 (4 day weekend: Fri-Mon) Coral Spawn

September 18-19 (2 day weekend: Sat-Sun)

Oct 16-17 (2 day weekend: Sat-Sun)

Oct 30-31 (2 day weekend  Sat-Sun)

2021 pricing 

2 Day Weekday (air only):$685.00 Reserve Now

2 Day Weekend (air only): $685.00  Reserve Now

3 Day Weekday (air only): $785.00 Reserve Now

3 Day Weekend (air only): $800.00  Reserve Now

4 Day Weekend (air only): $980.00 Reserve Now

4 Day Weekday CORAL SPAWN (air only): $980.00 Reserve Now

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.

October – Wakatobi, Indonesia

October 8-18, 2021 (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.

$ 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)

 

2021 – 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!

May & June 2021 – USS Oriskany Wreck in Pensacola, Florida

NEW DATES FOR 2021: 

May 29-30, 2021 Memorial Day Weekend – Trip dates May 28-31

June 25-26, 2021 – Trip dates June 24-27

 

USS Oriskany wreck in Pensacola, Florida

Trip Leader: Ron Clark

2 days of 2 tank boat diving. Hotel & travel expenses, dive gear/tanks & air fills are not included.

$395 pp for recreational divers (4 dives)

$495 pp for technical divers (2 dives)

Click here to reserve your spot!