Overseas Diving

Upcoming Overseas Dive Trips

    • 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:


    • May 25, 2019
    • June 01, 2019
    • Little Cayman
    • 22

    IT’s Back!  It’s Bigger!  It’s Better!

    LITTLE CAYMAN!

    2019, May 25 – June 1st!

    We have two places to stay at!  You can choose from a double room at the Little Cayman Resort (20 spots), and for a limited number of divers, we have two luxury condos, each for four people (8 spots) available at the ‘Club at Little Cayman’, which is just a short stroll down the beach from our dive shop.

    Spend a relaxing week at the premier, deluxe, full service resort(s) on Little Cayman Island.  We have been there multiple years running, and we’re going back again – because it’s just that good!  Rated as the number one destination in the Caribbean for wall diving, number two for favorite reef diving, the sea life and underwater photography, the dive sites, water temps and visibility are outstanding, never to be forgotten by those who have experienced them.  For those of you who have not experienced the diving at Little Cayman, it’s everything you can dream about, dramatic vistas, amazing photo opportunities/views, wildlife that must be seen to be believed (like the friendly groupers that follow you like a puppy everywhere)!

    Divers don’t have to lug gear every day from their rooms or even onto the boat. Your gear will be collected once you arrive and stored at the shop next to the dock. You set up your gear the first day on the boat and after that, the Reef Diver crew set up your gear and change your tanks for you. You need only to stroll down the dock, jump on a boat (the large, comfortable, covered boats!) and go diving. The four boats are 42 to 46 ft long and 16 ft. wide and have freshwater showers and restrooms.  Rinse tanks and a drying room are on the dock for mask, fins and wet suits. 

    Ryan Goheen will be your trip leader (ozarkdivemaster@gmail.com).  The trip starts at Miami airport, flying to Grand Cayman, then catching Cayman Airway’s flight to Little Cayman.  Little Cayman is instituting a $25 fee for luggage.  Here is the link to the Cayman Airways new baggage fee structure as well, so as always, pack light, but the good news is that they have reduced their extra baggage fees:

    https://www.caymanairways.com/NewBaggageFeeStructure

    Once there, we dive, eat, relax, and just generally have a fantastic time for the whole week!  There are pools at both resorts, wi-fi, beach chairs and hammocks, and you can rent kayaks, sailboats, and paddleboards as well.  All diving and dining will be done at the Little Cayman Resort.  Nitrox comes included!  And you can also purchase extra afternoon dives either as a package or as individual add-ons (although without the discount in that event).

    If you want to sign up, click here to down load the signup sheet:  2019 LCBR signup v1.10.pdf, fill it out, then mail it with a check and with copies of your Certification Card and diver's insurance to the Club Treasurer, Ronnie Farr.

    It’s always wise to purchase travel insurance for any trip. Here are a few links you can use if interested:

    https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/

    https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/travel/

    http://www.mhross.com/



    • July 06, 2019
    • July 13, 2019
    • 2019 Liveaboard - Jardines Aggressor II

    Cuba – Garden of Queens – July 6-13, 2019 Liveaboard - Jardines Aggressor II

    We are travelling on an “Oceans For Youth Foundation, People to People Program”

    We will fly – direct from Miami on a group booking - to either Santa Clara [or Camaguey] (no Havana, no land based hotels). Then drive 3 hrs to the harbor and board the boat. On return to the airport there is a stop for a free lunch. 5 days of 4 dives a day, 2 dives on Friday. Please see the articles below for what to expect to see, or I have more articles in .pdf format that I can send you on request …

    We got a special DEMA deal with a $500 discount so far

    We do not have a normal payment schedule or procedure – please get special instruction from me before writing checks. Also we are making “personal bookings” with “Oceans for Youth” - cancellation policy as for individuals - hence cancellation insurance might be more important than normal – Provided by Allianz and AG (both European companies). To hold the bookings each diver need to provide a personal check in the amount of $1560 – by 9/22. Port and Environmental fees - $290 – you pay directly in the guest registration process


    VP Overseas Diving
    Nils Jacobsen - overseasdiving@usadiveclub.com

    Links:

    Contact Nils Jacobsen at overseasdiving@usadiveclub.com for more information!  Download the attached files for Cuba Signup!

    2019 Cuba signup v1.10.pdf

    Cuba NL 0906.pdf

    Aggressors website: http://www.oceansforyouth.org/gardens-queen.php - then click buttons both above and below the pictures

    X-ray magazine have these two articles - I say download and read on a full size computer ...

    https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/articles/Travel_Cuba_MatthewMeier_58_locked.pdf

    https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/articles/Travel_Cuba_LarryCohen_58_locked.pdf


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