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BEST OF FLORIDA, AUG 25-SEPT 1, 2017 - FULL PKGS SOLD OUT BUT INDIVIDUAL DAY SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE on Starfish & Emerald Charters!

Spots available are:

Aug 26 - Sept 01

  • Pura Vida AM 2 tank trip Aug 26 3 spots for day trips - 3 spots sold = 0 available 
  • Pura Vida AM 2 tank trip Aug 27 3 spots for day trips - 3 spots sold = 0 available
  • Starfish AM 2 tank trip Aug 28    3 spots for day trips - 2 spots sold =1 available 
  • Starfish AM 2 tank trip Aug 29    3 spots for day trips - 2 spots sold = 0 available 
  • Emerald AM 3 tank trip Aug 30   5 spots for day trips - 1 spots sold = 1 available 
  • Emerald AM 3 tank trip Aug 31   5 spots for day trips - 2 spots sold = 1  available 

To book add the $0 Day Trip pkg to your cart and then choose your add-ons by day. You will need to choose each day of diving even if with the same operator to sign up for it. Need help? Email trips@singledivers.com  (Note as with all SD trips you need to be a premium member to join the fun.)

 FLL Goliath

ABOUT THIS TRIP

South Florida diving offers some of the most biologically diverse diving in the world, and it is full of large sea life including plenty of turtles (on any given dive, you will see Green, Leatherback, AND Loggerhead turtles), abundant fish, as well as lots of sharks and GOLIATH GROUPERS. Macro lovers will also enjoy diving in the area. We will enjoy a variety of dives including reefs, shipwrecks, night dives, drift dives, and shore dives.  Reefs are teaming with the same tropical fish species seen throughout the Caribbean. There are also larger pelagic species that migrate and different times of the year. Because of the close proximity of the Gulf Stream, Southeast Florida reefs are known for warm water with excellent visibility and lots of BIG sea life year round. There are also over 100 shipwrecks in all depth ranges. The reef system begins less than 1/4 mile offshore, so this also means considerably shorter boat rides than other places. AND WE CAN HUNT AND KILL LIONFISH!

 

AVAILABLE PACKAGES AND COSTS

 

Fly in D/O

Fly in S/O

Drive In D/O

Drive In S/O

2 days of 2 tank diving Pura Vida Divers - Incredible Wrecks and Goliath Groupers  check  check  check check
2 days of 2 tank diving Starfish Enterprises - Beautiful 'secret' reefs of South Florida check check check check
2 days of 3 tank diving Emerald Charters - Hammerheads, Lemons, Reefs, Silkies, Bulls and TONS of Goliath Groupers check check check check
1 dive at Blue Heron Bridge check  check  check check
All hotel and dive charter state and local sales taxes check check check check

Full Price*

Cash Price****

 $1002

$972

$1450

$1407

 $940

$912

$1326

$1287

*All prices are per person.
**Cash Discounted Price is given when you select e-check at final checkout.

  • What's Included

    INCLUDES

    • 7 nites Double Tree Palm Beach Gardens (centrally located for diving with Starfish, PVD, Blue Heron Bridge and Emerald Divers)
    • Full Breakfast buffet and hot food at the Double Tree (worth $25 per person)
    • 2 days of 2 tank diving Pura Vida Divers Aug 26 & Aug 27 (4 dives total) - Incredible Wrecks and goliath groupers
    • 2 days of 2 tank diving Starfish Enterprises Aug 28 & Aug 29 (4 dives total)- Beautiful 'secret' reefs of South Florida
    • 2 days of 3 tank diving Emerald Charters Aug 30 & Aug 31 (6 dives total)- AMAZING SHARKS & GOLIATHS... hammerheads, lemons, reefs, silkies, bulls and TONS of Goliath Groupers!
    • 1 dive at Blue Heron Bridge during the trip depending on the tides (we suggest using air tanks since so shallow and we have included 1 air tank in the TRIP RENTAL TANK PKG and we will organize separately via the forums and pre-trip planning once we know what the tide schedule is.)
    • FREE pick up at FLL airport by SD.com members if at all possible by our very own Brad aka Dive_Sail_Etc or other members. (please consider a gas donation)
    • FREE or Nearly Free Shared transport to and from the dive shops to do paperwork, the boats, meals, etc with other members on the trip (please chip in for gas or help split a rental car if needed)
    • Gourmet Lunch on the boat for Jupiter Dives Aug 30 & 31
    • All hotel and dive charter state and local sales taxes as of April 2017
    • When including the "Trip Tank Rental Pkg" please note that is includes all state and local taxes as well as transfers of tanks to and from the boat. Just show up and dive!
    • Lead IS included for the Pura Vida and Starfish dives i.e the first 4 days of the trip but NOT for the Jupiter dives ie. the last 2 days of the trip. (If you need lead please see the rental rates for Jupiter Diving under "Options & Extras"
    • SingleDivers.com Tshirt
    • SingleDivers.com sponsorships and goodies when available
    • Meets and Greets Daily Happy Hours and/or Socials thru out the week

    DOES NOT INCLUDE

    • Tanks and tank transport to the 3 boat operators (since most will need to rent, some will need fills and a few may want upgrades to larger tanks)...SO WE HAVE CREATED A "TRIP TANK RENTAL PKG" that includes enough NITROX rental tanks for every dive included in the pkg. INCLUDING transfers of those tanks to and from the boat for you. - BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR THE "TRIP TANK RENTAL PKG" VIA THE TRIP ADD ONS IF YOU NEED THEM. You can also upgrade the NITROX tank pkg to nitrox to steel nitrox tanks for 2 of the 3 providers. (Sorry Pura Vida does not offer steel tanks)
    • NOTE: The tank rental pkg price INCLUDES paying each dive operator to take your tanks to and from the boat. If you are having your own tanks filled please make sure that you are able to drop them off for fills and pick them back up again. They will not be taken to the boat for you or back to the shop like we do the rental tanks.
    • NOTE: Due to variability of the Blue Heron Bridge dive 1 80cf air tank rental has been added to the TRIP RENTAL TANK PKG and we can easily organize more dives once we know the tide schedule
    • ADD'L TANK INFO: We have a nitrox tank rental pkg for all 3 dive operators and 1 Blue Heron Bridge air dive for those doing all days and wanting boat supplied tanks. If you are a local Florida SingleDivers.com member joining us for a few days of diving (as available)... you can rent tanks from us for each operator a bit closer to the trip
    • Some transportation to/from airports and/or the dive sites may not be included. Our dive club members have always done a great job helping pick people up for the airport (please fly into WPB if possible) to aid being picked up. If you choose to rent a car please let us know as others will share the car with you offsetting the expense. We will help to organize this for our club members.  We will use our forums to help organize who arrives when so we can help organize transportation. 
    • Lead for Jupiter Dives NOT included. (See lead rental prices under "Options and Extras"
    • TANK RENTAL PACKAGE REQUIRED UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TANKS (and will take them to/from to get filled)
    • Transport to/from Florida
    • REMEMBER...Transfers to/from airport to hotel nor from hotel to hotel may not be covered. (We'll help with car pooling and/or rental cars if needed. Let us know if you can drive or need a ride.)
    • REMEMBER...Rental Car expenses or gas for car pooling with other members may not be covered...it depends on who drives in, how many locals we have and how many people opt to rent a car.
  • Options & Extras

    The CASH Discounted Prices shown below will be applied when you select e-check during final checkout.

    • Rental Gear (See below for prices by operator. Also contact us if you are interested in using our partnership discounts to own your own gear)
    • TANK RENTAL PACKAGE REQUIRED UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TANKS (and will take them to/from to get filled)
      • Alum 80 NITROX Rental Pkg (for all pkg dives + 1 BHB dive + tank transfers + sales tax) =  $250 OR $242 cash per person
      • Steel Tank Upgrade for Starfish & Jupiter Only $55 OR $53 cash
    • Tank FILLS $TBD (The dive op will handle all tanks if we rent them but if you wish fills for your own tanks we can certainly arrange to get them filled and ready to dive the next day but you'll have to drop them off and pick them back up. Due to the logistics we don't recommend this option as fills are about the same as rentals.)
    • Dive Instruction and Dive Tips 
    • D/O Extra hotel night $64 OR $62 cash per person
    • S/O Extra hotel Night $128 OR $125 cash per person
    • REMEMBER...Transfers to/from airport to hotel nor from hotel to hotel may not be covered. (We'll help with car pooling and/or rental cars if needed. Let us know if you can drive or need a ride.)
    • REMEMBER...Rental Car expenses or gas for car pooling with other members may not be covered...it depends on who drives in, how many locals we have and how many people opt to rent a car.

    ADD ON PRICING FOR STARFISH ENTERPRISES DIVES

    • BCD is $18 OR $17 CASH
    • Regulator with a computer $18 OR $17 CASH

    ADD ON PRICING FOR PURA VIDA DIVES

    • TBA

    ADD ON PRICING JUPITER SHARK DIVES

    • Weight Up to 18 lbs (lead not included in the charter price) $23 OR $22 cash price
    • Regulator Sets $28 OR $27 cash price
    • BCDs with Integrated Weight Pockets $28 OR $27 cash price
    • Wetsuits $23 OR $22 cash price
    • Safety Marker $18 OR $17 cash price

     

     

  • Discounts & Rebates

    DISCOUNTS & DISCOUNT DISCLAIMER:

    You must use the code when you book as they are not retroactive after you sign up UNLESS otherwise stated like the member rebate etc.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the accounting expenses of manually trying to do the discount is far exceeding the discount amount making it very prohibitive to manage this way. So please be sure to use the discount code AT TIME OF INITIAL BOOKING.

    NOTE: The EBD or Early Booking Discounts can only be used as follows:

    1. When paying in full
    2. When you first sign up
    3. By the deadline given. After that deadline they disappear and the code will not work. (So please leave a buffer if you need to xfer money or have questions.)
    • Pay Trip in FULL at time of Booking by May 18, 2017: Take $25 off (use COUPON CODE: 17BOF25) at time of checkout; it can not be applied manually after the fact.
    • Deposit or Pay in FULL at time of Booking by June 15, 2017: Receive a chance to receive a $50 Coreskin or Ano Light gift certificate
    • Cash Discount: The system price you see includes the credit card fees. Paying via our echeck option (available only to US bank holders) will give you an approx 3% cash discount.  The FORUM Price shows the cash price.
    • Social Media Discounts: QUALIFY by Aug 1, 2017 1 chance to win a FREE SD.com Gift Certificate for $20 or 1 year FREE SD.com Dues for signing up on our Facebook Trip Event for this trip AND for liking SD.com if you haven't already AND for sharing the FB Trip booking on your page AND for emailing to advise you have done it! (Must do all three!) - To enter send an email to trips@singledivers.com with links to your postings along with BEST OF FLORIDA SOCIAL MEDIA ENTRIES in the title.
    • Active Duty Military Discount: $25 OFF Active Duty Military Discount for any active duty military of any country that fights for freedom. Thank you for your service. (Please email your military ID to or fax to 888-480-0906)
    • Member Rebate: File for your $25 member rebate within 30 days after the trip for SD premier and above membership levels (See my forums signature for link to the forms forum or click on the green Paper Forms button in the forums . If you are new to the site send an email to to get the password. PLEASE follow the directions on the form for proper submission & processing.)
    • SAVE $75 by submitting your Documents within 21 days of booking this trip or if signing up within 45 days send your docs within 3 days. Otherwise the $75 document processing fee will be added to your final invoice.
  • Accommodations

    8 or 7 nites hotel at beautiful DoubleTree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens located at:

    4431 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

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  • Payment Information

    PROGRESS PAYMENTS:
    a. $500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT due at booking to lock in a spot
    b. June 14, 2017: PROGRESS PAYMENT DUE (s/o)
    c. July 14, 2017: ALL remaining balance due
    Note: Trip must be paid in full 45 days prior to departure. Extras must also be paid in full 30 days prior i.e., Nitrox, extra nights etc.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS:

    SingleDivers.com uses a secure payment gateway full integrated into our online booking system that allows you to pay for trips or merchandise using the following payment options:

    • An online e-check that debits your checking account automatically without having to mail in a check or having your bank mail a check from your account
    • An online credit card transaction that eliminates the need to fill to fill our a credit card authorization form.  (Note int'l cards please use AA as your *STATE* designation and the charge should go thru. 

    PRICING INFORMATION:

    SingleDivers.com provides its members with pricing that reflects all possible savings available. We offer a CASH DISCOUNT that is always in BOLD RED LETTERS along with our regular pricing for easier comparison of all possible savings. The cash discount will be taken at the time of payment when you choose the "e-check" option.

    HOW TO PAY:

    • As you sign up for a trip you will add either the trip deposit amount or the full trip price to the shopping cart. You can also add any extras you wish to purchase but you will have to pay for them whenever you sign up for them. So if you are not ready to pay for nitrox now but want us to know you will be adding it to your order...please use the comment box to let us know ultimately what you are signing up for and any other special concerns you have or information you want us to know. 
    • When you are ready to pay for the extras you want you will click on the BOOK NOW button for the trip you are on and select the add-on(s) that you wish to pay for, add them to your cart and then check out. You will then either pay via e-check or credit card depending on whether you want a discount for cash or prefer the convenience of payment over time. 
    • When its time to make a progress payment you will click on MY TRIPS under TRIPS on the main menu. You will see "Make a Payment" under PAYMENTS in the upper right. Then choose what you are paying for and complete your payment. 
    • After each order you place with us you will receive an email order and payment confirmation. If you do not receive this email confirmation check in MY PAYMENTS to see if the payment was successful. 
    • The MY PAYMENTS section is located under the PAYMENTS option found in the upper right of the MY TRIPS area of our site which is found under the TRIPS tab in the main menu. 

    IN GENERAL:

    • Only payments received via our secure online payment gateway/portal will be accepted and will qualify for early payment discounts.
    • If you are unable to use the gateway please provide a complete description of the problem/error you are encountering INCLUDING A SCREEN CAPTURE of the error here: SUBMIT HELP TICKET
    • If International/ Non-US Clients and your credit card payment does not work, please use our traditional written credit authorization form to submit your credit card payment. To receive this form click on SUBMIT HELP TICKET
  • Travel Details

    • If flying in we suggest PBI Palm Beach International about 20 mins to hotel and if you can't find a flight to Palm Beach then FLL Ft Lauderdale about 60 mins to hotel. Of course you can fly into MIA about 2 hrs from hotel or more if you like but the other two will be significantly closer. Let us know which airport and we'll help with car pooling and/or shared rentals.
    • If driving please let us know so we can help coordinate who needs rides and who has cars. Members will be asked to pitch in for gas and/or car rentals.
    • We will ensure that all drivers have directions from the hotel to the boats and/or dive shops depending on where our point of departure is. This will come a bit closer to the trip.
    • Hotel location and directions are listed under the Accommodations Purple Tab
    • If you have any questions please email trips@singledivers.com putting the trip name in the subject line along with a brief summary of the question
  • Diving & Itinerary

    Itinerary

    25 Aug Friday - arrive in South Florida. Check into DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 4431 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens , Florida 33410, (561) 622-2260 HERE. Not only will we be treated to DoubleTree cookies, but we will also enjoy a fabulous $25 full breakfast buffet (up to two breakfasts per room). There is also free WiFi, free parking and free shuttle service among other amenities all which have been negotiated by our lovely co-Trip coordinator Ms. Gabrielle aka SunshineDiver.
    If you arrive early and would like to dive that day, consider some shore diving at Deerfield Beach Ledges HERE.  or check out some of the many local attractions.

    26 Aug Saturday - 2-tank morning dive (8am) with PURA VIDA DIVERS. We'll figure out where we will dive based upon the group going and any training we are providing.

    The afternoon dive will either be 2 more OPTIONAL dives (1:30pm) or possibly be shore diving at Blue Heron Bridge (a macro lover's dream with seahorses, pipefish, decorator crabs, batfish, and other rare and exotic species of sea life, all in a relatively small area and all at depths less than 24 feet). Bring a dive flag if you have one (we will have some, too) since diving with a flag is required in navigable waters in Florida.

    27 Aug Sunday - 2 tank morning dive (8am) with PURA VIDA DIVERS then optional 2 tank dives in the afternoon (1:30pm) if doing FULL DAY OPTION or afternoon excursion. And if interested and the tides permit...we'll do a dusk/night diver at the world famous Blue Heron Bridge!

    28 Aug Monday - 2-tank morning dive (8am) with Starfish Enterprise (Again boat choice of sites combined with needs for training if any.) then OPTIONAL 2 tank dives in the afternoon (1:30pm) or afternoon excursion. And if interested and the tides permit...we'll do a dusk/night diver at the world famous Blue Heron Bridge!

    29 Aug Tuesday - 2-tank morning dive (8am) with Starfish Enterprise (Again boat choice of sites combined with needs for training if any.) then OPTIONAL 2 tank dives in the afternoon (1:30pm) or afternoon excursion.

    30 Aug Wednesday - Diving Jupiter we'll do a 2 tank morning dive (8am) with EMERALD CHARTERS including lunch and an OPTIONAL 3 tank afternoon dive (1:30pm) including night dive with Emerald Charters HERE , Blowing Rocks Marina, 18487 S.E. Federal Highway, Jupiter, FL 33469. Note: to save time, please complete the boat waiver in advance.

    31 Aug Thursday - Diving Jupiter we'll do a 2 tank morning dive (8am) with EMERALD CHARTERS including lunch and an OPTIONAL 3 tank afternoon dive (1:30pm) including night dive.

    31 Aug Thursday - Check out day for DRIVE IN divers (NOTE if an uneven number sign up for the 7 day pkg we'll honor d/o rooming requests based upon when you signed up as one person may have to do a single room to allow this to work out)   FLY IN DIVERS can off gas anyway they like including numerous local attractions HERE!

    01 Sept Friday - FLY IN's - check out from hotel and head home with some fabulous memories and even better pictures! (NOTE if an uneven number sign up for the 8 day pkg we'll honor d/o rooming requests based upon when you signed up as one person may have to do a single room to allow this to work out)

    01 or 02 Sept Saturday IF YOU WISH TO STAY AN EXTRA DAY TO TRAVEL TO THE CAYMANS WITH US....please add another night hotel room to your trip. Friday night checking out Sat to fly to Caymans is NOT included in the pkg.

    MORE INFO FROM STARFISH ENTERPRISES:

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    Starfish Rules and Other Info

    RULES: (Having fun is No. 1! Here's the rest.)

    QUESTIONS: PLEASE CALL CAPT. CRAIG AT (561) 212-2954 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!!

    DAILY DIVE TRIP SCHEDULE FOR OUR TRIP:
    8:00 am & 1:30 pm

    The diver should bring any gear that they have, a c-card, any medications that could be necessary, and of course things like a towel or a jacket, if the conditions require.

    TEMPERATURE FACTS:
    Water temperature do exceed 80 degrees in the summer to the low seventies in the winter. If you can see it in the Caribbean waters, you can see it here...Honest!! Our depths run from 45'- 65' on the west side of the reef, and 50'-80' on the east side of the reef. Since you asked about wrecks, we feature wrecks that sit in anything from 80' - 110'.

    ABOUT STARFISH ENTERPRISES:
    Owner/operator Captain Craig Smart has over 25 years of diving experience in these local waters and holds numerous diving and diving related certifications. Our crew members are also local divers with an emphasis on safety. Each crew member is trained in CPR/First-aid and certified as an Oxygen provider. Our Vessel "STARFISH ENTERPRISE" is a Coastguard certified, 34 foot Crusader decked out for your comfort. The "FISH", as we so lovingly call her, is certified to carry 22 divers, but 14 is all that you will find. (No cattle-boats here!)

    With a wide beam, large dive platform, and a center rail to stabilize all of your movements, the "FISH" is the perfect transport to the best diving South Florida has to offer.

    DIVE SITES FOR STARFISH DIVING DAYS:
    Scuba Diving Sites

    Our dive sites are well suited to scuba divers of all experience levels with coral reefs ranging from 45-85 feet deep, and shipwrecks from 85-110 feet. Inhabitants include just about every fish and critter in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Wrecks

    * Captain Tony
    Depth: 85 feet
    Length: 167 feet
    The Captain Tony a.k.a. M/V Becks was sunk on October 22, 1996 in 85 feet of water where she sits upright with her bow to the South. Originally named the M/V Becks, this Dutch freighter was renamed the Captain Tony in memory of Captain Tony Townsend a local dive charter captain. There are numerous opportunities to penetrate the wreck with reasonable safety. Look for several large Jewfish that sometimes hangout in the engine room.

    * Budweiser Barge
    Depth: 95 feet
    Length: 169 feet
    This coastal freighter was built in Germany in 1968 and used to transport dry goods between Florida, the Bahamas, and Haiti. She was sunk on 7/16/87 where she sits today, upright with her bow facing South. Formerly named the M/S Havel, she was renamed the Budweiser Bar after Budweiser donated money to sink her as an artificial reef. Before sinking, the aluminum wheelhouse and Deutz diesel engine were salvaged for scrap metal. There are two swim-throughs cut into the hold.

    * Castor
    Depth: 110 feet
    Length: 285 feet
    Width: 37 feet
    Height: 50 feet
    The M/V Castor was sunk on December 14, 2001 in 110 feet of water where she sits upright with her bow to the South within 60 feet of the surface. For safety reasons, all hatches and doors have been removed.

    Reefs

    On reef dives, you drift dive in small groups, each group carrying it's own flag and float. Captain Craig and the Starfish crew are waiting for you when you surface. Cool! Here are a few of our favorites:

    * Gulfstream
    This reef features alternating 2 to 3 foot high ledges that occasionally jut up to 10 feet high. Another distinguishing feature is the soft sand that bounds the reef to the West. The soft sand is a favorite resting place for Southern Stingrays.

    * Delray Ledges
    The Delray Ledges are located South of the Boynton Reef system off the coast from the city of Delray Beach. The reef structure is spectacular! There are long stretches of 15-20 foot high ledges with room-size chunks of broken reef in the sand. There are also several vertical cracks and tunnels in the reef that provide a great background for photo ops. Diving this reef is easy. Just follow the ledge along the top edge or explore the broken reef area just West of the reef.

    * Horseshoe
    Horse Shoe Reef is named for its hooked shape. You have the choice of diving along the very inside edge of the reef or on top of the ledge about 50 feet to the East. While the top of the ledge is an attractive alternative, you run the risk of missing the Horse Shoe if you stay on top of the ledge too long. If you are new to this dive, stay on the very inside edge until you get to the Horse Shoe. You?ll see huge schools of Grunts and Yellow Tails. Sometimes there are so many fish, you?ll forget you?re diving on a reef. This is the dive where you?ll see one of everything!

    * Gazebo
    Gazebo is named for its gazebo landmark. It is a favorite among locals. Just West of the main reef at 60 feet you will find numerous scattered coral heads and low-lying ledges. This is a great place to look for Nurse Sharks. Go East of the main ledge and at 45 feet you will find a 2 to 3 foot high step ledge that runs parallel to the main ledge. Here you will find a wide variety of marine life including Jacks, Squid, Angelfish, Trumpet fish, and Moray Eels.

     

  • Experience Required & Training/Workshops

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

    We'll start the week off doing drift dives and wreck dives out of the Boynton and Delray Beach area. This will help to acclimate you if you've been out of the water for awhile and/or do some training to participate in the Jupiter Diving.

    Due to the currents and depths especially of the second half of the trip, we are limiting the trip to experienced divers who:

    • are Advanced Open Water Certified
    • are Enriched Air Nitrox* certified with at least 40-50 dives (you must discuss ability to safely and comfortably make these dives with the trip organizers if we have not dove with you before)
    • are comfortable if they are separated from the group due to currents
    • can safely and effectively deploy a safety sausage/smb without a buddy to help
    • can manage current on a wreck
    • are comfortable with large sharks being in close proximity to them or don't mind skipping either the wreck or shark dives if not comfortable without a refund for any missed dives

    It is especially important for all divers on this trip to not only be comfortable with large sharks around so that they do not spook the animals and either scare them away for the others on the trip or agitate them as they sense fear in the water.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR PURA VIDA DIVES:

    • We do require that all of our divers have their own timing device (watch or computer) and a safety sausage. We have both available for purchase in our store if needed. If you're renting a regulator, it will come with a computer in the console. If you're renting a BCD it will have a safety sausage attached.
    • If you do not require gear rental, please check in at the boat at least 30 minutes before departure.
    • If you do require rental gear, please call us to set up a pick up time...usually 1 hour before departure.
    • We do not provide transportation between the shop and boat locations.
    • Pura Vida Divers  (888) DIVE-WPD, info.pvd@puravidadivers.com

    REQUIREMENTS FOR JUPITER DIVES:

    • Emerald Charters – 3 Tank Dive Trips
    • 7 AM Check In at Scuba Work, 351 South US Hwy One, Jupiter, FL  33477       561-575-3483
    • Departs at 8 AM, returns approximately 2:30 PM.
    • Nitrox and other Certification Cards MUST BE presented at time of Check In – If you do not have a copy of cert cards, get replacements before you come – Lack of Cert Cards on the day of the trip will forfeit your trip and no refunds will be issued
    • ALL Divers MUST have Nitrox Certification and should have Advanced Dive Certifications or the equivalent of at least 50 logged dives with Deep Diving and Drift Diving Experience.  
    • Last dive must have been within 6 months of the booked dive trip.
    • No white, pink, yellow, or other bright colored fins, gloves, masks, snorkels, wetsuits or TANKS.  
    • Black hoods are required for long hair
    • Wetsuits and gloves are required for everyone.
    • All Dive Trips are 3 Tank Dive Trips and all are Drift Dives / Safety Marker (DSMB) Required
    • Weights are not provided on the boat
    • Customers TYPICALLY transport tanks to and from Boat but we have paid to have SCUBA WORKS transport RENTAL TANKS to & from the boat for SD.com.
    • IF you are having your own tanks filled, YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR THE TRANSPORT in your package AND you are responsible for handling your own transfers.

    Optional Training Certification

    *If you are not yet Nitrox certified, you have plenty of time to do so online before the trip, then a short practicum will be given in person so you can start diving Nitrox on your first dive. (Nitrox has many benefits including shorter surface interval times and reduced levels of nitrogen in the body. Many people feel less tired after diving and seem to have more energy.

  • Insurance, Documentation, and T&C's

    INSURANCE

    DIVE Insurance is required! DIVE insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers DIVING ACCIDENTS and air lifts…it is CHEAP (approx $100) to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are covered for an entire year of diving. 

    We recommend:

    Dive Assure: for either a 'one time' policy OR an annual policy for BOTH Dive & Trip Insurance providing PRIMARY COVERAGE with excellent rates and coverage! Please reference SingleDivers.com via the drop-down menu under GLOBAL PARTNERS. (If you can not find the drop down, do not reference anyone and email info@singledivers.com your policy info and we will do it for you via our Dive Assure company representative.)


    Diver's Alert Network: Please use our reference number when ordering: ID1603080   (This only works if you are a new first time DAN member.) 

    Trip Insurance is STRONGLY SUGGESTED and/or required (depending on the trip)!  TRIP insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers your trip…it is CHEAP (approx $100-$200) to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are covered for your investment in your dive trip. If you opt to not get trip insurance you are responsible for all losses related to your trip including not going for any reason.

     

    We recommend:

    Dive Assure: for either a 'one time' policy OR an annual policy for BOTH Dive & Trip Insurance with excellent rates and coverage! Please reference SingleDivers.com via the drop-down menu under GLOBAL PARTNERS. (If you can not find the drop down, do not reference anyone and email info@singledivers.com your policy info and we will do it for you via our Dive Assure company representative.)


    Diver's Alert Network: Please use our reference number when ordering: ID1603080   (This only works if you are a new first time DAN member.)

    DOCUMENTATION

    All SingleDivers.com trips require necessary documentation to facilitate booking your trip and/or making it a better experience for you.  Once you complete your documents online our automated system will take the information from your last trip with us and fill out your new trip forms for you. You then add any missing information and/or change anything that is no longer current. You will find the forms you need to complete under MY TRIPS which you will find under TRIPS in the main menu across the top of the site. Since each trip requires a unique set of docs, please choose the correct trip from your "My Trips" drop down and then complete the forms required for that trip. Some trips will also ask you to complete the resort or liveaboard's forms as well.  

    The AIR AUTHORIZATION FORM is only required when you are having SingleDivers.com book air for you but this includes air that is part of the trip pkg price. 

    Not all of our forms are online as they are either infrequently used or being phased out. If you need a form that is not in our online directory, simply click on SUPPORT on the main menu and then click on SUBMIT HELP TICKET and choose TRIP ADMINISTRATION and ask for the form you need.

     

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    All SingleDivers.com trips require:

    • You complete the necessary documentation as referenced above for each trip you sign up to take with us. A $75 document fee will be applied if you fail to submit your online and uploaded documents withing 21 days of signing up for a trip or within 3 days if signing up within 45 days of departure.
    • You read the EXPERIENCE REQUIRED & TRAINING/WORKSHOPS information in the online trip details to ensure that you are able to safely and comfortably meet the requirements of the trip. Please contact to further discuss any questions you have about attending one of our trips. We often accept students who would not otherwise meet the stated trip requirements because they are taking a class that will then enable them to meet the trip specifications and they will be diving with an instructor or dive master during the dives.
    • We require Dive Insurance for all dives and trips as stated above and we STRONGLY recommend trip insurance for all dives and trips but in some cases require it due to vendor specific mandates. Please see the online trip details under INSURANCE to see if the trip has optional or mandatory trip insurance requirements.
    • In the event of cancellation, your trip insurance will be your first line of defense. Secondary remedies include some rights afforded to you based upon when you have to cancel your trip in writing. Please see THIS link for full additional trip cancellation details.
    • Please read THIS link for our Guaranteed Double Occupancy Policy, Rooming Policies, Payment Terms, the "Ex" Rule etc.

     

  • Questions & ongoing updates

    We understand that 'more is usually better' when it comes to information about your upcoming dive vacation. However we can never anticipate every question you may have so we have no problems answering anything we did not include or anything you do not fully understand. In fact we were founded using "Forums" which easily facilitates Q&A and basically talking to each other in an ongoing electronic format. Today we utilize several 'communications mechanism's which still include our forums called the "Surface Interval" but also our Help Ticket System, Knowledge Base and FAQ.

    HOW TO ASK A QUESTION

    You can ask questions about our trips in two easy ways.

    1. Use our Surface Interval FORUMS to ask questions in the specific trip topic/thread. You can always find this by clicking on the turquoise button that says FORUM THREAD found at the top and bottom of each trip's details. 
    2. You can use our Help Ticket System to ask a question by clicking on the SUPPORT tab in the main menu and then clicking on SUBMIT HELP TICKET and then clicking on TRIP ADMINISTRATION.  We will reply to your question as soon as we can and post the replies in the TRIP THREAD in our Forums. We will also move appropriate questions to our FAQ's and Knowledge Bases.

     

    ONGOING UPDATES

    We use several tools to keep EVERYONE on a trip updated. They are ALL vitally important for you to monitor and stay apprised of. They are as follows:

    1. The "Welcome to the Trip" PM (private message via our FORUMS) which is sent to as soon as you sign up for the trip. You can not receive these unless you are a Premier member or above. As soon as you either pay or show interest in the trip thread/topic we'll send you this PM. It has helpful info about signing up for the trip and will be used THROUGHOUT the pre-trip process to keep you updated on critical things regarding your trip with us.
    2. The Trip Topic in our FORUMS (the first post has the trip details in it) and subsequent posts will contain ongoing questions and updates. We also start separate topics for important trip related matters. Please click on the FORUM THREAD  button to be taken to the Trip Discussion Thread/Topic for this particular trip. PLEASE monitor these for IMPORTANT UPDATES that affect your trip.
    3. The FAQ, KNOWLEDGE BASE & HELP TICKET SYSTEM. When in the main site you'll always be able to click on the SUPPORT tab on the main menu and find the Help Ticket System, Knowledge Base, Glossary and FAQ. Every time someone ask a question we we will file it in the appropriate TRIP KNOWLEDGE BASE and/or FAQ as well as posting it on in the FORUMS Trip Thread. This will allow you to find the information you need in one of several places making it easier for you to get the information you need and ask the questions you want.

     

  • How To Book this trip

    To book this trip, login and scroll up to the top of the screen. Then click the purple "Book Now" button underneath your username.  This will take you to the booking area.

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Going

HOW TO SIGN UP

Note: Each person going will need to login to signup individually.

  1. Create a fun screen name
  2. Become a forums Premium Member
  3. Add your trip to your cart
  4. Pay deposit or full price
  5. Purchase airline tickets
  6. Fill out online docs in "My Trips"
  7. Finish paying for trip
  8. Monitor the Forum for updates