I just returned from Roatan. Diving and the company were great again!!! I joined singeldivers.com in 2004 and have been on many trips with Kamala. Diving with Kamala is never disappointing. She always takes good care of her divers.
08/21/2015, 4:59 am
I just returned from a Single Divers trip to Roatan and it was great. This was a leap of faith for me because until recently, I had one dive buddy for 15 years. We dove several times a year and had our favorite spots. Now I am diving in new places with new dive buddies. What took me so long? Single Divers members are just like me. We want to dive all day and talk diving all night. It's great to have new dive friends. I just planned a bucket list trip to Bali and Wakatobi that I would never have done if it wasn't for Single Divers. Thank you Kamala, for your hard work and dedication to making Single Divers such a comfortable environment. You do a great job. MizTee 8/18/15
08/18/2015, 5:12 am
Having recently become a "single diver" by finding it hard to coordinate trips with dive buddies and no longer being in a relationship with a mermaid, I found myself in uncharted waters. You see, I have a health condition that requires warm clear waters, compressed air, and good company. And I was experiencing some serious withdrawals. I raised my surface buoy (Google), which was more of a distressed diver's S.O.S., and immediately found the SingleDivers.com dive adventure vessel at my side.
Captain Kamala and her first mates offered a welcoming hand and a warm heart. I never felt as if I was boarding the ship as an unwanted stranger. I immediately discovered that this was a seasoned vessel under good leadership that knew very well how to navigate the uncharted waters I was in.
Everything was very easy. Kamala and the crew were always available to assist this layman, and I am grateful for it. My fellow shipmates were also friendly and were just like me. We bonded easily. The sailing was easy and we arrived in Roatán with no problem. As suspected, I found the islanders welcoming back Capt. Kamala and her ship of divers with open arms. It was obvious that she had ported here before and knew how to mingle and mediate a safe haven for our stay.
The relationship with the dive shop was ship-shape and we were well taken care of. This was not a cattle boat operation. The Dive Shop, Dive Master, and crew could not have been any better. The diving in Roatán was spectacular and my withdrawal symptoms were cured (although I suspect only temporarily). All is well again.
Unfortunately, I had to return to the mainland. The SingleDivers.com vessel dropped me off at the airport and Captain Kamala welcomed me to come back aboard anytime. To be honest, I'm trying to think of a way to stowaway! :)
08/17/2015, 1:11 pm
Like many before me, I was a diver that was looking to travel but was having a hard time coordinating schedules with friends to go on dive trips. I wasn't keen on tagging along with local dive shops and clubs that already had established cliques and where I would come in as the outsider trying to break into the group.
Nor was a wild about the idea of showing up at a dive resort and being that guy sitting alone at the dinner table and paying really high single room supplements. I also dreaded the spin the bottle approach of assigning dive buddies where I would inevitably get either the DCS waiting to happen diver, the which way did he go diver, or the did you see the big "S" on my chest diver!
Then I found singeldivers.com and Kamala. I took a leap of faith and gave it a try. Now seven dive trips later in the last 3 years, my only regret is that I didn't find the site sooner! There are no cliques to break into. Every trip is a mix of new and some old friends from varying dive and social backgrounds. You have many professional divers with thousands of dives and newer divers just beginning to find their way. The mix is balanced and gives every diver no matter their experience level the ability to really get what they specifically want out of their dive vacation.
Kamala does a great job of pairing divers in and out of the water. You end up with a great dive buddy and a great roommate if you want to avoid those single supplements. You can be as social and engaging as you want or do your own thing, all while always having the bargaining power and advantages of traveling with a group and a trip leader that is respected and listened to by the resort and dive op.
I have learned more about diving in the last three years than I did in the ten years before my first singledivers trip. Being around such great divers and people in general elevated me. I've followed Kamala from the relatively close Bahamas to the other side of the planet in the Maldives. All the while feeling confident that I would benefit from her years of experience traveling the globe, avoiding the pitfalls that others fall into when they do it on their on or with less experienced operators.
To put it simply, singledivers makes dive travel easy and worry free, whether traveling with someone or traveling alone. Best decision I've ever made joining that first trip! Heading to Bonaire next month for trip number eight!
08/09/2015, 4:29 am
I have to say I am amazed at the improvement in the website. I love Single Divers, but the former website was not the best and could be cumbersome. This new interface is flawless and combines everything seamlessly. You can enter your information for one trip and the critical stuff is retained for the next trip. You can see your account balance for your trip and make payments, even pay on different trips now. It is really a great new website and new and old members should give Kamala and the website team applause for the hard work that has produced such an amazing website.
07/18/2015, 3:36 pm