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PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 7-14, 2017

MNLmandarinfish

Puerto Galera has some of the best diving in Asia and two dive sites in particular are world famous; “The Canyons” which is an exhilarating rollercoaster drift dive, and “Verde Island”, a marine park reserve which feels like diving in an aquarium.  Most of the dive sites in Puerto Galera are no more than ten minutes away by speedboat, with year round good visibility, warm water, and an abundance of marine life.  Puerto Galera makes an ideal choice for a diving holiday, whether you are a beginner or expert diver and is an excellent place for macro spotting and underwater photography 

AVAILABLE PACKAGES AND COSTS

 

Economy

Double Occupancy

Economy

Single Occupancy

Poolside

Double Occupancy

Poolside

Single Occupancy

Ocean View

Double Occupancy

Ocean View

Single Occupancy

Up to 4 Boat Dives Daily check check  check  check  check check
Daily Breakfast (6:30-9:00) check check  check  check  check  check
Daily Lunch (12:00-14:30) check check check  check  check check

Day trip to Verde Island - 3 dives + BBQ lunch

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Nightly Dinners (18:00-22:00)

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FREE Boat Night Dive check check check check check check
Airport/Hotel Transfers *see TRAVEL DETAILS Tab xmark xmark xmark xmark xmark xmark

Regular Price*

Cash price**

 $1235

$1199

$1449

$1406

 $1336

$1297

 $1651

$1602

$1420

$1378

$1816

$1763

*all prices per person, cash option requires selecting e-check at final checkout 
**cash price is the same as the cash price in the forums, new accounting regulations change the way the 3% credit fee is applied.

  • What's Included

    PACKAGE INCLUDES

    • 7 nights at the beautiful, fun and conveniently located El Galleon Dive Resort in Puerto Galera
    • Unlimited day diving up to 4 boat day dives per day (w/ tank, w-belt, boat, and guide)
    • One FREE trip to Verde Island for 3 luxurious dives + BBQ on the island including adult beverages after diving (note this is only a 3 dive day due to transit back and forth and cook out)
    • FAB Costume Contest during the week with AMAZING PRIZES including free diving and gear!
    • Welcome Cocktail party including the first drink on the house!
    • Cultural Events including local student dance troupe, firedancer, and other great entertainment during the week!
    • One FREE Boat Night Dive (must have previous night dive experience and be comfortable doing them - although included we will have everyone sign up for this beforehand to plan properly)
    • Breakfast served daily from 6:30 – 9:00
    • Lunch served daily from 12:00 – 14:30
    • Dinner served daily from 18:00 – 22:00
    • Includes taxes & Service charges per person
    • SD T-Shirt commemorating the trip
    • Air fills, tanks, lead and weight belt
    • Gear Lockers for your gear and LOTS of hanging space for your wetsuits/skins
    • Welcome Beverage upon arrival & group orientation meeting after last group of divers arrive
    • Rates are inclusive of tax i.e. included in the pkg price (currently at 12% VAT)

    OTHER TRIP PERKS

    • Dive shop onsite and use of hotel swimming pool
    • SD Famous 'Meet & Greet Get To Know Everyone' Parties
    • Restaurant for Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner conveniently located in hotel
    • Daily SD.com H20 Happy Hours (Don't forget to bring a bottle of your favorite booze(s) from Duty Free!

    Not Included

    • Airfare to Philippines - Airport Code: MNL
    • Airport Transfers*: See below and the OPTIONS & EXTRAS Tab
    • Optional Sightseeing Tours: See OPTIONS & EXTRAS Tab
    • Nitrox: See OPTIONS & EXTRAS Tab
    • Night Dives: See OPTIONS & EXTRAS Tab
    • Rental, instruction and retail charges
    • Resort and Diving gratuities usually 15% of base pkg (these monies go to the divemasters, boat captains and the boat crew as well as the hotel & wait staff.)
    • TRIP Insurance is OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. If you choose to self-insure that is fine but you also choose to accept all losses accordingly as SD.com nor any vendors will be responsible for losses due to non-insuring. (see the INSURANCE TAB for 2 great insurance links)
    • DIVE Insurance is MANDATORY! DIVE insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers DIVING ACCIDENTS and air lifts…it is CHEAP to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are cared for. We recommend both Diver's Alert Network please use reference #1603080 or Dive Assure (Choose SD from the Global Partners Dropdown) and get your Dive Insurance and Trip Insurance in one policy pls reference us via the drop down menu to serve you better in the event of an emergency. (See the INSURANCE TAB for 2 great insurance links)

    *AIRPORT/HOTEL TRANSFERS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE PRICE:

    * Transfers are based upon how many people are in a van. Each van can take up to 6 people. Therefore arriving a day early or departing a day later will be more expensive if you wish to proceed to the resort immediately unless you have several people sharing the same arrival and/or departure times. SD.com will help consolidate people based up when they sign up into shared vans for the transfers. We can ALSO help you arrange a private transfer if desired. (Please consider arriving in Manila a day or so early to ensure your bags arrive and/or you do not experience flight delays.)

    Package does not include transfers to and from the resort because of the distance from the airport to the resort. HOWEVER most int'l flights arrive at similar times so we will help you see which flights others are on to book the transfers accordingly. The first people to sign up will be the ones to set the first transfer times. Transfer from Manila airport to the island of Puerto Gallera and then to  the hotel or back will take approx 3 hrs as follows: The land transfer will take around 2 hours and the boat approx. 1 hour. When arriving at night there is a fee for a nite or very early am boat transfer if in the dark.  We encourage you to STILL consider arriving early and stay a day or so in Manila to ensure your bags arrive and/or to avoid missing a scheduled transfer of your shuttle if your flight is delayed.

    1-6 persons $320.00 ...so as little as $53.40 or as much as $320 one way.
    7-12 persons $480.00... so as little as $40 per person or as much as $68.60 per person one way.
    13-24 person $960.00 ...so as little as $40 per person or as much as $73.75 per person one way.

     

  • Options & Extras

    EXTRAS

    • Nitrox - Full week: $69.00 or $66.00 cash discounted price
    • Airport Transfers: TBD - see Travel Details TAB
    • Torch rental $3.00 (pay at resort)
    • Dive Computer per day $5.00 (pay at resort)
    • Gratuities for resort and dive staff
    • Trip Insurance - MANDATORY
    • Dive Insurance - MANDATORY


    OTHER THINGS TO DO:
    (Payable at the resort)

    Puerto Galera Hash House Harriers
    Meet every Saturday at 3.30pm outside Captain Greggs on Sabang Beach. Follow the chalk marks around the beautiful trails of Puerto Galera to the “ON ON” where the beer awaits.  P450 for first timers (“Virgins”) includes T-shirt and lots of drinks. P300 for Regulars.

    Ponderosa Golf Club
    A 9 hole golf club 1,700ft up a nearby mountain. Spectacular views – all clubs etc. available for rental, even someone to get you a beer.
    Green fee: P350, Club rental: P250, Caddy: P100, 5 Balls & tees: P170, Shoe rental: P150, Putting Fees: P100, Lessons: P500/hour.

    Zipline : P500

    Sunset Cruises
    Regular trips on our 60 foot Bangka Asia Explorer II. Either stop at White Beach for a game of volleyball or a BBQ or go to nearby Talipanan Beach, or just enjoy a beer cruising around as the sun goes down.

    Snorkling
    Snorkeling gear (whole day): US$ 5.00

    Boat for Coral Garden’s approx: US$ 21.00
    Bangka to Puerto is P200

    Xtreme Sports Philippines
    A great place to go for some Extreme sports such as: Rodeo bull, Jacobs ladder, Mud-karting, ATV off-road track, Go-karting, Paintball, Sticky wall, Motorcycling, Paintball Game, Zipline and many more

    La Palm Spa
    Time to escape from the stress and tension of your daily life: come and enjoy this truly effective, full body massage. Our masseuse will make you feel more relaxed than you have felt in ages. A variety of different massages are available, such as Aromatherapy, Thai and Swedish body massage and many more.

  • 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.)
    4. Only one (1) coupon code can be used per order.
    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking by 2-14-17 and take $75 OFF  on any POOL OR OCEANVIEW D/O package (use Coupon Code: 17MNL75)
    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking by 2-14-17 and take $100 OFF any POOL OR OCEANVIEW S/O package (use Coupon Code: 17MNL100)
    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking by 2-14-17 and take $50 off any ECONOMY ROOM D/O or S/O  (use Coupon Code: 17MNL50)
    • DEPOSIT at time of Booking by 2-14-17: for Early Bird Discount: $25 OFF (use COUPON CODE: 17MNL25)
    • Pay for ADD'L TRIP TO VERDE ISLAND (pkg includes one and YES it's that great!!!)  by 2-28-17 and save $10 so $30 cash vs $40 cash (use COUPON CODE: 17MNL10VERDE )
    • Book by 4-30-17 and enjoy an Early Easter Present to Yourself - 10% Discount on any one purchase from ANO Lights or Coreskin Apparel or 20% off two or more items (10% or 20%Discount must be used by June 30, 2017)
    • Book by 07-31-17 For one (1) chance to WIN 2nd FREE VERDE ISLAND DIVE TRIP worth $40
    • Book by 07-31-17 For one (1) chance to WIN A FREE Coreskin or ANO Product/Voucher worth $100!
    • 1 additional chance for each...WIN FREE ANO/CORESKIN GEAR worth $100 and/or Free NIGHT DIVE by signing up on our Facebook Trip Event BY 10-1-17 for this trip AND "LIKE" SingleDivers.com if you haven't already AND share the FB trip booking on your page or in another diving group to which you belong. (EARN ONE CHANCE PER SHARE) Please email  with your full list of contest entries links and please reference PHILIPPINES SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST ENTRIES in the subject line.
    • Cash Discount: Use our e-check option to pay for your trip and CASH DISCOUNTED PRICES will be applied at checkout.
    • 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 toto 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. If booking within 45 days of the trip please submit your documents within 3 days. Otherwise the $75 document processing fee will be added to your final invoice.
  • Accommodations

    El Galleon Dive Resort is renowned for its serene and quaint beachfront surroundings fronting Small Lalaguna Beach in Puerto Galera. The resort has 30 air-conditioned rooms that have been constructed in the tropical hillside, some rooms with majestic views of Sabang Bay and Small Lalaguna Beach. The rooms are complete with air-conditioning, fully stocked minibar, flat screen TV, while the resort has free Wi-Fi, swimming pool and an outdoor spa. Our restaurant extends to the water’s edge, offering a great value in European and Asian cuisine.  Puerto Galera is one of the leading scuba diving locations in the Philippines, offering some of the best diving in Asia and can boast a greater variety of marine life than the Great Barrier Reef. Asia Divers is the only dive center in Puerto Galera with a private pier and diving platform. You’ll get spoiled by the friendly and outgoing service here. 

    Seaview room
    Our most requested rooms are the sea view rooms all with fantastic water front views. You could literally throw a stone into the sea from any of these spacious and well appointed rooms. All sea view rooms are fitted out with a queen size bed, mini bar, air-conditioning, storage space, flat-screen TV, and all bathrooms are equipped with hot water and a vanity area.

    Poolside room
    Step outside your room and drop into the pool. The poolside rooms are equipped with a queen size bed, air-conditioning, mini bar and storage space and flat screen TV. Bathrooms all have hot water and a vanity area.

    Economy room
    The beach resort experience but without a view and fuss. El Galleon’s four budget rooms come either a queen size bed or two single beds, air-conditioning, mini bar and the bathrooms are like granddad used to own, old yet still charming.

  • Payment Information

    PROGRESS PAYMENTS: 

    1. $515 ($500 cash price) non-refundable deposit due at booking to hold a spot
    2. 04-08-17: PROGRESS PAYMENT DUE
    3. 06-08-17: PROGRESS PAYMENT DUE
    4. 08-08-17: BALANCE DUE...Any remaining balance on trip price and all options & extras (Nitrox, night dives, etc) are due.

    Note: Trip and all Extras must be paid in full 30 days prior i.e., Nitrox, extra nights etc. IF YOU NEED EXTRA TIME LET US KNOW! (Note that to add an extra to the trip you must pay for it when you add it.)

    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

    AIRPORT INFO 

    Getting to the Philippines is very easy thanks to the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL). The Manila International Airport is one of the two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area and is the main international gateway to the Philippines. Please check online or with your travel agent for pricing and schedule information. After you make your reservation, please include your flight arrival/departure information in the booking template. Airport pickup and transfer service is arranged based on this. If you would like SingleDivers.com to research and/or book your airfare ticket for you, we will be happy to do so for a $30 research & booking fee.

    VISA/PASSPORT INFORMATION

    No visa required for US Citizen's stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines. For other global citizens, please review Philippine visa requirements posted on the Internet.

    TRANSFERS

    Package does not include transfers to and from the resort because of the distance from the airport to the resort. HOWEVER most int'l flights arrive at similar times so we will help you see which flights others are on to book the transfers accordingly. The first people to sign up will be the ones to set the first transfer times. Transfer from Manila airport to the island of Puerto Gallera and then to  the hotel or back will take approx 3 hrs as follows: The land transfer will take around 2 hours and the boat approx. 1 hour. When arriving at night there is a fee for a nite or very early am boat transfer if in the dark.  We encourage you to STILL consider arriving early and stay a day or so in Manila to ensure your bags arrive and/or to avoid missing a scheduled transfer of your shuttle if your flight is delayed.

    1-6 persons $320.00 ...so as little as $53.40 or as much as $320 one way.
    7-12 persons $480.00... so as little as $40 per person or as much as $68.60 per person one way.
    13-24 person $960.00 ...so as little as $40 per person or as much as $73.75 per person one way.

    TRIP INSURANCE IS OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY SUGGESTED

    If you miss any Flights to (MNL) Manila you MAY be able to catch a flight the next day but MANY run full so you may have to wait several days if not a week to get to the island! If you choose to self-insure that is fine but you also choose to accept all losses accordingly as SD.com nor any vendors will be responsible for losses due to non-insurance.

    We recommend: Dive Assure, please reference SingleDivers.com via the drop down menu under GLOBAL PARTNERS.  See the INSURANCE TAB for more details.

    KAMALA'S FLIGHT INFO - will be posted as soon as it's final

  • Diving & Itinerary

    DIVING

    “The Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor (VIP) is famously known as “the center of the center of marine biodiversity” (Carpenter and Springer, 2005). It is the proverbial heart of the Coral Triangle, the apex of aquatic life on Earth. The Passage’s 900,000 square-kilometer area is home to 60% of the world’s known shorefish species, and even as much has yet to be explored in its waters.

    Marine life here has the highest levels of endemism and biodiversity anywhere. Scientists counted 1,736 species in a mere 10-by-10 kilometer area. This includes more than 300 coral species and 32 mangrove species in Batangas alone, 20 seagrass species in Balayan Bay and Mindoro Oriental, 162 fish species, rare enclaves of clams, endangered sea turtles, and more. You don’t need to be a mathematician to be astounded of the plentitude of creatures that live in the VIP. Just this June 2015, scientists from the California Academy of Sciences found more than 100 rare and new species in the Passage."

    There are dives for all levels, from easy training dives amongst pristine coral to high-voltage drift dives, to muck dives.
    • All dives with Asia Divers are guided by experienced Instructors or Divemasters (who lead the dive in the water giving you the best of the dive sites) and planned using the Recreational Dive Planner and or Dive Computers.
    • All the convenience of a live-aboard but all the attraction and flexibility of being land based.
    • Some of the best dive sites in Asia - over 30 sites all within 15 minutes travel - dive sites are suitable for all experience levels, it couldn’t be more convenient.
    • There are at least five scheduled dives a day, every day; 8:00, 10:30, 13:30, 16:00 and 18:00(night) with a choice of dive sites at each time.
    • Diving in small groups (six or less) from local Bangka (outrigger) boats and two speed boats.
    • Diving is all year round, every day of the week, with water temperatures between 71 and 84 (22c and 29c), the coldest months being Dec – Feb. Visibility is usually at least 15m to 40m.
    • You must produce a log book and certification card before diving. Day trips (Verde Island & Hot Springs) can be arranged at short notice.

    DIVE SHOP

    We will be using Asia Divers. Check out their reviews on Trip Advisor:

    “I would always choose Asia Divers”

    5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

    For serious divers, this is the place to go. Highly professional outfit for trips or training, They score over other dive operations by having a purpose built diving speedboat meaning most dive sites are 5 to 10 minutes away and you can be back on shore with a drink while the others are slugging along in a banka. They also have a purpose built dive dock, so no wading through surf and climbing up a wobbly plank. Most DMs are instructors so can assist with any problems.

    Asia Divers have a huge spotless compressor so you can usr nitrox with confidence. Asia Divers also tends to attract experienced divers so there is no need to compromise on dive site choice.

    Why go anywhere else?

    Visited November 2015
     - Cameron S
  • Experience Required / Training & Workshops

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    Diving in Puerto Galera PG offers something for not only all skill sets but also all types of divers including photographers, tech divers and zen divers. PG has many mooring line muck dives meaning you dive approx 60+ feet along a sandy bottom looking for (or waiting for the dive master to find) amazing critters that the Philippines are renown for. Or you can lazily float along in a drift dive and just absorb the beauty of the reefs and corals. Since most dives require you to be able to dive to at least 60 ft and/or do a drift dive...its important to have some experience under your belt so you can be comfortable with the varied diving in PG.  We are NOT offering our Rent A Buddy program on this trip but you can hire a private dive master to either help your buoyancy and trim or to just spot critters for you. This is $20 per dive or up to $80 per day if you do all 4 possible day dives in the pkg.

    Please email if you have other questions about your ability to safely and easily enjoy the amazing diving of Puerta Galera Philippines. Kamala

    TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

    There are no SingleDivers.com training activities nor workshops currently planned for this trip.  We are happy to check with the resort about doing training during your trip and what they would charge. Often they will give us a better price so feel free to ask us to assist.  If you would like us to help arrange additional training for you, simple click in the SUPPORT tab in the main menu and then click on SUBMIT HELP TICKET and click on TRIP ADMINISTRATION and request assistance. 

    We will also check to see if any of our trip participants are instructors who would like to teach on the trip and let you know.  We are glad you are interested in continuing your dive education and we hope we can help you continue your goal of ongoing training.

  • Destination Info

    Currency

    US Dollar / Philippine Peso cash are preferred (obviously and the best way!).

    Credit cards are accepted: VISA, MASTERCARD, Diners & American Express credit cards. These cards may be used on site at a rate of + 5%.

    El Galleon and Asia Divers accept personal cheques from both US Dollar and Philippine Peso accounts. We also accept bank transfers, please contact us for details.

    Communication

    English is widely spoken.

    Puerto Galera has come a long way over the years and now with landlines to assist with faster check out times, wireless internet for those that have to stay in touch, it's easy.

    Pay phones, mobile phone load cards, fax and email are all available.

    Medical Information

    No malaria in the area, but inoculations for Hep A, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus are recommended, always check with your doctor.

    Bring high factor sun creams and insect repellent if you are prone to that type of thing, it’s a rare occasion that you will need to put on more than shorts and a t-shirt.

  • 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.

     

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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