Upcoming Overseas Dive Trips

    • June 02, 2018
    • June 09, 2018
    • Cobalt Coast Dive Resort, Grand Cayman

    COBALT COAST DIVE RESORT
    JUNE 2-JUNE 9 2018
    20-22 Divers

    COST:
    Diver: $1,900.00
    Non-Diver: $1525.00

    Clearly Cayman

    Includes:
    6 days of two tank diving
    DEMA Special Bonus:

    • 5 Afternoon Boat Dives for a total of 17 boat dives
    • Free Nitrox

    Shore diving
    Ocean Front Rooms
    Ask for other upgrades if interested
    Airfare and transfers-Direct flight from Ft.Lauderdale on SouthWest
    All Tips
    Full Course Buffet-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Dinner on Day of Arrival) Breakfast on day of Departure.

    This resort was recently acquired by Clearly Cayman, which is the new name for the group owning both Little Cayman Beach Resort and Cayman Brac Reef Resort. So this is just like the 5-6 years when we went to the “smaller” Caymans. It is all in familiar territory.

    Enjoy Grand Cayman’s fabulous diving away from the crowds-when you stay at Cobalt Coast Resort. Enjoy valet diving service on roomy boats.

    Cobalt is 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 the open-air restaurant that serves American-style hot breakfast, lunch with Oceanside service, and the 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. Stay and dive or just relax.

    Discover the abundant reefs of the Caribbean Sea with the much acclaimed diving service. Reef Divers takes the work out of diving, so you can just relax and enjoy. The custom fleet of dive boats will take you to explore the island’s elite diving sites. With the 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, they will handle everything including the cleaning and care of your diving gear.

    Trip leads - Ronnie and Nils
    cayman2018@usadiveclub.org or overseasdiving@usadiveclub.org

    Payment schedule:

    Click here for signup form.
    Please provide your Passport details at sign-up (or shortly after) - needed for group airfare.
    Please ensure that your passport is valid at least until 10-Dec-2018

    Links:
    https://usadiveclub.org/Overseas
    http://www.clearlycayman.com/cobalt-coast-grand-cayman/

    • June 16, 2018
    • June 23, 2018
    • Iberostar Resort, Cozumel, Mexico

    Kid friendly trip - diving mostly 40'

    Enjoy diving the beautiful blue waters of Cozumel, Mexico during an amazing trip that is tailored to families with junior divers and others who might prefer to spend time at shallower depths equal to or less than 40 feet. We will be diving with Dressel Divers, a 5 Star PADI provider. The exception to our shallow diving will be Palancar Reef- Cozumel’s top attraction! Junior divers will remain safe while diving the rim with a dive master.

    This 7-day, 7-night ALL INCLUSIVE hotel package includes 5 days of 2 tank dives, 1 night dive, free nitrox, all meals and drinks, round trip airport transfers, taxes and tips! Price does not include airfare which is currently approximately $720.00.

    Experience Cozumel’s clear water (80-100 ft visibility) while on easy drift dives featuring beautiful coral reefs and many species of fish in water that averages 82 degrees in June.

    Featured Creatures – Splendid toadfish, (endemic to Cozumel) eagle rays, grunts, snapper, angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, grouper, hawksbill turtles, trumpet fish, wrasse, hogfish, spotted drum fish, amberjacks, lobster, octopus and even long snout seahorses.

    ADDED BONUS: The package also includes a $500.00 per room Resort Credit which can be distributed in the following ways:

    • $140 per room upgrade credit applied to your total upgrade charge with a minimum stay of 5 upgraded nights.
    • $85.00 Star Prestige package credit applied to your total package charge with a minimum stay of 5 nights.
    • $60 credit to apply towards a romantic dinner for two.
    • Three $30 Spa Credits applicable for treatments and massages. Credits cannot be combined.
    • $25 Dressel Divers Water sport credit, applicable when purchasing an open water certification course.
    • 2 $20 Star Market credits, applicable when spending $100 or more. Credits cannot be combined.
    • Resort credits may not be redeemed for cash.

    Question: please contact Trip lead, Nancy or Nils: cozumel2018@usadiveclub.org

    Click here for the signup form.
    Links:
    https://www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/cozumel/iberostar-cozumel
    https://usadiveclub.org/Overseas

    • August 11, 2018
    • August 18, 2018
    • Divi Flamingo Resort, Bonaire

    Above or below the water, Bonaire offers a total experience for vacationers, and as one of the top diving destinations in the world, the island is truly a diver’s paradise. Explore the pristine waters and coral reefs by day, and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere by night .Colorful, laid back, and fun, our resort serves as the perfect home base for divers and vacationers drawn to explore the unpretentious island and stunning waters surrounding Bonaire.

    Discover the amazing snorkeling & diving offered on Bonaire with Divi Dive Bonaire. This PADI five-star dive resort is conveniently located on our property to provide you with everything you need to explore the beautiful waters of Bonaire. Enjoy custom dive boats, gear storage, a fully equipped dive shop, and an experienced dive crew with more than 100 years of collective diving experience.

    Bonaire is known for its award-winning shore diving, and as such, Divi Dive Bonaire offers you an amazing house reef to explore just a few feet from your room 24 hours a day. Prefer boat dives? Divi Dive Bonaire offers morning and afternoon boat dives with its fleet of custom dive boats so you can explore the island’s numerous dive sites.

    Package includes 5 days of 3 tank boat dives, breakfast, lunch, 2 dinners, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers. All taxes and service charges are included. There is a $25.00 per person Marine Park fee, NOT included in the package rate, payable on the island to Bonaire.

    We will be flying from Miami on a direct flight to Bonaire.

    Click here for the signup form.
    Resort:  https://www.diviresorts.com/divi-flamingo-beach-resort-bonaire.htm
    Diving in Bonaire:  https://www.diviresorts.com/bonaire-diving.htm
    Questions: Trip Leader – Clare - bonaire2018@usadiveclub.org – or Nils


    • January 31, 2019
    • February 18, 2019
    • Manta Bay Resort, Yap AND Ocean Hunter III, Palau

    Yap – Manta Bay Resort – Feb 03-10, 2019

    Ocean Hunter Liveaboard – Feb 11-18, 2019

    2019: We start from Home on Wednesday 1/31 from FLL on United – get to Honolulu (HNL) later the same day. On the current schedule (schedules – on United or any other airline – cannot be fully confirmed until 330 days before our return) we have time for an all morning visit to the Pearl Harbor museums. As soon as we have a confirmed group we will try to make a refundable booking for the tour – and if not possible - we will attempt to book the tour as soon as we confirm our airfare. We expect to leave HNL on the afternoon of Thursday 2/1 bound for Guam (GUM). If everything goes well we will stay in GUM for 26 hrs – and even if we misconnect along the way we still have 2 hrs for a “last call” connection. This itinerary is customized to serve dual purposes: we do not want to misconnect the flight late Saturday night 2/2 to YAP – arriving early Sunday morning in Yap – because the next flight is 3 days later! And doing it this way we will be in excellent “lack of jetlag” condition when we arrive …

    Details – Manta Bay Resort
    Sat night 2/2 we fly to Yap late pm. In Yap we go to Manta Ray Bay Resort / Yap Divers:

    • Ocean View upgrade package - w/ breakfast: 7 Nights/10 (15) Dives
      • Regular rooms are available at minimal saving only
      • (last time – 2017 – we all did upgrades – and loved it)
    • Non-diver with Diver 7 Nights $509
    • Add a 3rd tank, NITROX and lunch (served on the dive boat between the 2nd and 3rd dives) $259
      We all did that last time
    • land tours - not quoted yet/not included – we do the (first) tour on arrival Sunday
    • diving will be Monday to Friday – and departure for GUM will be slightly after midnight Sunday am

    Details – Ocean Hunter III
    Sunday evening flying to Palau - need overnight hotel in Koror (not quoted/included)

    • Monday 2/11 - noon – board Ocean Hunter III – we dive 2-3 dives the first day
    • We dive 7 days – up to 33 dives
    • Nitrox is included
    • This boat is backed by the biggest local dive shop – “Fish ‘n Fins”
      We can get “all the tanks” /combinations we want
    • permits Palau/Peleliu - $80 included
      (Jellyfish Lake – no word yet that JFL is guaranteed to open for us – add $50+)
    • dock Sunday 2/17 pm - leave Monday am (2/18)
    • day hotel – for midnight+ departure – Tuesday am 2/18 – with the ability to be in FLL on the same day (due to date line crossing)

    Ocean Hunter is “the old boat” – “the Grand Dame” in that region (same strategy as we used for Truk in 2017 – that that we all loved…).
    Water is 82-86.

    I encourage you to check out their websites for a lot of additional details.
    Not Included:
       Hotels in Hawaii, Guam, Palau (in and out) and transfers
       Pearl Harbor
       Any personal extensions/excursions – one or two in Yap …
       Airfare
       Dinners in Yap

    Price: $6000. This price is based on a DEMA special credit - $200 – for the double booking. For priority signup please make sure your form and check are submitted by 1/18/2018.

    As always, when you sign up for a trip please consider trip insurance, especially if tickets must be issued early. If you are interested, our agent will be happy to provide. For insurance purposes everybody’s confirmation date will be between 1/18-1/22/2018.

    Flights
     

    Links:
    Click here for the signup form.
    YAP
    https://www.mantaray.com/
    http://www.xray-mag.com/pdfs/xray66/X-Ray66_locked.pdf (pages 37-44)
    [PS: slow; full size PC/laptop recommended]

    PALAU
    https://www.oceanhunter.com/oh3/en/oh3.html
    http://www.xray-mag.com/pdfs/xray39/X-Ray39_locked.pdf (pages 45-66)
    [PS: slow; full size PC/laptop recommended]

    Questions: Contact Nils overseasdiving@usadiveclub.com
    Payment Schedule:


Past events

April 14, 2018 BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR - April 14-21, 2018
August 12, 2017 Cozumel - August 12-19, 2017

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