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January 22, 2013
We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season with lots of friends, family and diving! It’s hard to believe it’s 2013 already, but time is flying and we need to get our dive travel itineraries set up! 2012 is going to be a hard year to beat – we traveled all over the world; from Little Cayman to Bonaire to Saba to Cozumel and the Maldives. We’ve set up a 2013 travel schedule to rival last year as far as gorgeous dive destinations go. Please take a look at our schedule:
Rainbow River and Troy Springs, Florida
Jan. 25-27, 2013, Feb. 22-24, March 15-17
Every year when the local waters cool down and the waves jump up we head down to our favorite freshwater destination. The water from these gentle spring-fed rivers is clearer than the water from your Brita filter at home. This is a great way to finish your Open Water, Advanced, or specialty course dives as the water is a comfortable 72°. Cost includes dbl. occ. acco., dive charter fees, instructor/divemaster guides, park entrance fees and transportation for those who want to ride in the van. A night dive/snorkel is also available for an additional fee. Required deposit $200.00.
Price $419.00pp night dives +$60.00 night snorkel +$25.00
Saba Goddess Trip
April 13-20, 2013
Just call us the Queens of the Antilles! Last year’s all-girls-trip went swimmingly, so we are doing it again with a slight twist! Saba is a 5 sq. mile piece of heaven that belongs to the Netherlands and is encircled by a gorgeous 30-year-old marine sanctuary. Our package includes a full meal plan, 3 dives/day, double occupancy accommodation, transfers, taxes and service charges. Also, if you aren’t planning to be in full Goddess-mode this year then you may BYOM (Bring-Your-Own-Man). And yes, we still have tiaras, big flashing rings and special Goddess activities planned!. Click onwww.seasaba.com and www.julianas-hotel.com to give you an idea of what the diving and resort look like. If you are looking to join this trip, call us ASAP! WinAir, going to Saba from St. Maarten has added another afternoon flight for us with 14 seats. Since the only way to get to Saba is on this airline or on the ferry which runs Tues., Thurs., and Sat., time is of the essence when booking this particular trip! Airfare not included. Required deposit $500.00
Price $1,755/diver $1,035/non-diver Single diver rates are available
Can you say cerveza? We hope so! Along with domestic drinks our package includes three meals and three dives a day, taxes, transfers and service charges. This is the perfect opportunity for those wanting to complete a few easy specialty certifications to do it in paradise! Our trip last year was a terrific success with both seasoned divers and newbies enjoying their dives in clear, warm, tropical water. We’re staying again at the Hotel Cozumel, where the food is always good and the staff always friendly and helpful. Our Course Director Conrad Rucker will be leading our trip and as this is his 40th or so trip to Cozumel, he has an “in” with the locals and is treated like royalty. You’ll love diving and traveling with him! To take a look at the resort go to: www.hotelcozumel.com.mx/en.html. Airfare not included. Required deposit $500.00.
Price $1,295.00 diver $669.00 non-diver Single diver rates are available
Belize, Placencia Peninsula
July 6-13th, 2013
Eat, sleep, dive. If you consider this a personal motto then this is the trip for you. Three meals and three boat dives a day are all you need to worry about with this trip package! Dbl., occ., acco., transfers, taxes and service charges are all taken care of for you. Set your clock to local time with no stress diving on stunning coral reefs and breathtaking walls followed by a sunsets to remember for years. We’re staying at Paradise Vacation Resort and diving with Avadon Divers. Check it all out at www.belize123.com. Can’t wait to explore Belize with you! Airfare not included. Required deposit $500.00.
Price $1699.00/diver Single diver rates available
August 17-24, 2013
Come with us to experience fantastic diving, pristine rainforest, volcanic springs and magnificent waterfalls! We have two dives planned every day in addition to shore dives whenever you want. This package includes daily breakfast, 7 nights acco., dbl. occ. , taxes, transfers and service charges. Castle Comfort, our resort of choice, heightens your experience by offering kayaking, hiking and mountain bike tours for an additional fee. Join us as we explore this unique Caribbean island for the first time! Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself at: www.castlecomfordivelodge.com. Airfare not included. Required deposit $500.00.
Price $999.00 ea. for 2 divers/$1,342.00 for single diver/$720.00 for non-divers
Airfare estimated @ $1,000.00 pp
Sea of Cortez Liveaboard
September 7-13, 2013
We’ve always wanted to dive with the seals in the Sea of Cortez – now our dream is coming true! We’re diving with Club Azul out of La Paz, Mexico. Club Azul has put a new boat into service, which will be on-line in July of this year. We’ve picked September for this trip because it is the best time to see seals, manta rays, sharks and whale sharks. The waters can be a bit jumpy, but the water is warm and the sealife amazing that time of year. Our package includes 5 days of diving, acco., dbl., occ., 3 meals per day, up to 5 dives per day, taxes, transfers from the Cabo San Lucas airport and back and service charges. Take a look at everything you can see at www.club-azul.jp/lapaz/index.html. Airfare not included. Required deposit $500.00.
Price $2,340.00 diver
Saba, Dutch Antilles
October 12-19, 2013
Been debating buying thatnew underwater camera? DO IT NOW! It’s not mandatory, but is certainly a great idea for this trip as you’ll want to photograph everything you see on this beautiful island. Saba is considered the “Queen of the Caribbean” due to its untouched reefs and walls. Over 30 years ago, the inhabitants of Saba had the foresight to establish the marine park that encircles the entire island. The resulting pristine state of the coral reef and schools of fish that live on it produce simply stunning dives. Cost includes 3 dives per day, a meal plan, dbl. occ. acco., taxes and service charges. You can scope it out @ www.seasaba.com. Airfare not included. Required deposit $500.00.
Price $1,755.00 per diver $1,035.00 for non-divers
Little Cayman Island – Little Cayman Reef Resort
Oct. 26 – Nov. 2, 2013
There is no better way to celebrate Halloween than as a swash-buckling pirate during Little Cayman’s Pirate’s Week; especially after diving the island’s stunning reef and walls the week leading up to the party! Enjoy 7 days of exploration and celebration in truly Windex-clean visibility at one of the world’s premier dive destinations. Diving is the primary draw to this lovely island, but travelers can also enjoy kayaking, paddle-boarding, biking and mopeding along with some spa time and simple relaxation. Cost includes 3 meals per day, 3 dives per day, taxes, service charges and airport transfers. (Does not include Halloween and pirate costumes!) This trip is always a blast for divers and non-divers a like, so don’t miss out! Pirate Week always fills VERY quickly and airfare can be a problem at the last minute (3-4 months ahead). Please let us know ASAP if you’d like to reseve spots on this trip!Take a look at: www.littlecayman.com . Airfare not included. Required deposit $500.00.
Price $1,519.00/ diver with a pool view $930.00 for non-divers
Trips we have planned for 2014!
Costa Rica Surf N’ Turf
March , 2014
March is springtime in Charleston but to water-lovers it may as well still be winter. So we have a warmer proposition for you - join us in the middle of Central America for not only 12 spectacular dives, but nine days of adventure and activities for everyone! If you aren’t content with our basic package with 9 nights double occupancy accommodation, 6 days of diving, transfers between resorts, a charter flight to Nauyaca Falls, swimming, snorkeling and horseback riding, then simply add on! Make this trip a rip-roaring adventure with para-sailing, jet-skiing, canopy tours and other hikes for a small additional fee. This is going to be a fantastic trip – come one, come all because you don’t have to dive to join us!
Price $2,900.00/diver $2,300.00/non-diver
Whale Shark diving in Mexico
Julie Cliff will be leading this trip again to swim with hundreds of Whale Sharks off of Mexico! We go for a week and come back with dreams of big beautiful sharks! Cost and exact dates TBD soon!
For those you who have dived with us before, we’d love to have you travel with us again! And for those who haven’t come aboard yet – come on, you’ll have a wonderful time! We have further information available on all the trips; please call or email Sally Robinson at Charleston Scuba for questions or additional information. (843) 763-3483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for making us your place for scuba! We hope to see you diving and traveling with us soon!
The Gang @ Charleston Scuba
335 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
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