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RAJA AMPAT, February 04-15, 2019

DAMAI2

Diving in West Papua mostly takes the form of drift dives due to the moderate currents prevalent in the area, which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. At Mansuar it's highly likely you'll encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales.

AVAILABLE PACKAGES AND COSTS

 

Deluxe Standard

Double Occupancy

Master Cabin

Double Occupancy

Deluxe Standard

Single Occupancy

Up to 4 Dives Daily  check  check check
Manta Night Dive (conditions permitting) check  check check

All Meals, snacks & NON-alcoholic beverages

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One Complimentary glass of Wine or Beer with Dinner check  check check
Taxes & Transfers check  check check

February 04-15, 2019 (11 Days)

Cash price**

 $7025

$6820

 $7592

$7370

 $9023

$8760

 

Click the purple headers below for full trip details

*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:

    • Return transfers to/from the airport to the vessel or from/to any hotel and the airport the day of embarkation or disembarkation, within a distance of 20km
    • Accommodation with A/C in twin or double /twin bed cabin with en-suite showers and toilet.
    • All meals and drinks including beer while on board (excluding wine and Spirits). One glass of wine per person and night will be complimentary
    • Air Tanks, weight belt and weights.
    • Cruise director
    • Dive Guides, with a maximum of 4 customers per guide
    • Unlimited diving (schedule permitting)
    • Government taxes
    • Land tours and group activities organized by Dive Damai
    • One 45 minutes spa treatment of each person on board

    Not included :

    • All vessel port and harbor fees: between USD5 and USD25 per day depending on the destination (PAYABLE ON THE BOAT)
    • Enriched Air Nitrox: USD10 per diving day (PAYABLE ON THE BOAT)
    • Dive/snorkel gear: USD3 per item or USD10 per full set per day (PAYABLE ON THE BOAT)
    • National Park/maritime areas entrances fee (PAYABLE ON THE BOAT)
    • Dive insurance: compulsory – please contact SingleDivers.com for short term insurance options
    • Laundry: USD1 per item (PAYABLE ON THE BOAT)
    • Spa treatments after the first complimentary one: USD10 per 45 minutes treatment (PAYABLE ON THE BOAT)
    • Travel insurance (please see note below): highly recommended
    • Crew gratuities
    • International and domestic air, land, sea transportation, and excess baggage
    • Visa, hotels and food ashore before and after the cruise
    • VIP service at the airport- if available
    • ALL PAYMENTS ON BOARD WILL BE DONE IN INDONESIAN RUPIAH (IDR)
  • Accommodations

    M/Y DAMAII

    MY DAMAI II has a deck length of 40 meters and a beam of 9 meters at its widest point. It has been built to an uncompromising standard and fitted out with all the latest diving, navigation and safety equipment to ensure that the level of service appreciated on our first vessel is maintained and, where possible, improved upon. The new vessel is slightly larger than the first ensuring three large outside deck areas with an outside dining facility, our famous massage and spa treatment area and plenty of extra lounging and sunbathing space. The crew to passenger ratio will be the same as our first vessel and we hope the new systems will ensure an even more enjoyable cruise for both our returning and new guests.

    DAMAII SUNDECK  DAMAII DECK

    The below deck accommodation has been designed to accommodate single or twin occupants in a level of luxury not seen on another vessel in Indonesia. Each cabin boasts a private shower and head with a queen-size bed and a separate twin bed. The cabins measure approximately 20sq.mts  (225 sq.ft) each and have been finished with the highest quality furnishings. The stern staterooms are over 400 sq.ft each and boast their own private deck with loungers, a super-king size bed, day beds, two desks and ensuite shower and separate head.

    DAMAII MSTR CABIN  DAMAII BATH

    POWER SUPPLY

    Our vessel has both 110v and 220v power. There are many adaptors on the boat for both battery charging and laptop computers. The standard power socket in Indonesia takes a European two-prong plug however most sockets on board are "international" and will accept almost any pin configuration.

    MEALS

    If you have food allergies or have a special diet please let the concierge team know in advance and we will do all we can to satisfy your tastes. Working in remote locations doesn’t really restrict our menu as we try to stock the vessels in advance and transport food regularly to the boat at the start of each trip, however much of our produce is locally grown and may be seasonal. Your comfort, pleasure and health are our priority. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your needs are met. Also, while onboard let our service staff know if you dislike anything on our menu for the day and we will be happy to make you whatever you prefer. We need your input so please be proactive in order to satisfy your desires and needs.

    ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

    On our vessels beer and soft drinks and the first glass of House table wine (with dinner) are all free. We have a selection of wines by the bottle that you can purchase onboard. Prices for imported alcohol in Indonesia are high due to a luxury tax. We attempt to keep our prices as low as possible. It is not our goal to make money on these wines but merely to recoup our costs. If you wish to bring your own wine and spirits you are very welcome to do so. There is a limit of 1 litre per person at customs.

  • Options & Extras

    • All vessel port and harbour fees: between USD5 and USD25 per day depending on the destination
    • Enriched Air Nitrox: USD10 per diving day
    • Dive/snorkel gear: USD3 per item or USD10 per full set per day
    • National Park/maritime areas entrances fee
    • Dive insurance: REQUIRED see Insurance Tab for recommended providers
    • Laundry: USD1 per item
    • Spa treatments after the complimentary one:USD10 per 45 minutes treatment
    • Travel insurance: highly recommended see Insurance Tab for recommended providers
    • Crew gratuities
    • International and domestic air, land, sea transportation, and excess baggage charges
    • Visa, hotels and food ashore before and after the cruise
    • VIP service at the airport - where available

     BUFFER DAYS

    We will set up several extra buffer days along with a 'group hotel' in Bali, Jakarta (not recommended) or Sorong for those just needing 1-2 days travel buffer. This keeps the group together so there is safety in numbers and allows you to arrive, relax, adjust to the timezone, get some diving and/or sight seeing in and get ready for your EPIC trip!

  • Discounts & Rebates

    DISCOUNTS & REBATES

    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking by 11-20-17 for Early Bird CASHDiscount: $200 OFF MASTER Level (use COUPON CODE: RAJ200 OR $100 OFF DELUXE STANDARD Level (use COUPON CODE: RAJ100)
    • Deposit at time of Booking by 11-20-17: $50 OFF ANY DEPOSIT  (use COUPON CODE: RAJ50)
    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking between 11-21-17 and 1-31-18 and get FREE NITROX worth $100 or $100 off Nitrox class.  (use COUPON CODE: RAJEAN)
    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking between 2-01-18 and 3-31-18 and get FREE USE of RENTAL GEAR worth $$  (use COUPON CODE: RAJRENT)
    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking between 2-01-18 and 8-31-18 and get (1) FREE 45 min MASSAGE (use COUPON CODE: RAJMSG)
    • Book by 12-31-17 and enjoy an Early Christmas 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 March 30, 2018)
    • Book by 12-31-17 For one (1) chance to WIN A FREE Coreskin or ANO Product/Voucher worth $100!
    • Book by 9-31-18 For one (1) chance to WIN FREE NITROX (If you win this AND are a repeat customer you will get the $ equivalent as your winnings)
    • REPEAT DAMAI DISCOUNT: FREE NITROX and Complementary Dive Gear Rental for all  REPEAT customers
    • BOTH Trips Discount:  We do not have a code for this but you will be refunded back an extra $200 on top of any other early booking discounts you qualify for. Simply book BOTH trips use any coupons that apply to each trip you book and you will receive an add'l $100 per trip or $200 saving for booking both trips PLUS you get the day of Feb 3rd for free if you wish to stay on the boat between cruises.
    • 1 additional chance for each...WIN FREE ANO/CORESKIN GEAR worth $100 and/or Free NITROX by signing up on our Facebook Trip Event 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. Please email  with your full list of contest entries; please reference RAJ AMPAT 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 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. 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.

  • Payment Information

    Raja Ampat, Feb 04-15, 2019

    PROGRESS PAYMENTS: 

    1. DUE AT SIGNUP: $1547/$1500 non-refundable deposit due at booking.
    2. 01-05-18: $1008/$979 (Master D/O) / $913/$886 (Deluxe D/O) / $1246/$1210 (Deluxe S/O)
    3. 03-02-18: $1008/$979 (Master D/O) / $913/$886 (Deluxe D/O) / $1246/$1210 (Deluxe S/O)
    4. 05-04-18: $1008/$979 (Master D/O) / $913/$886 (Deluxe D/O) / $1246/$1210 (Deluxe S/O)
    5. 08-03-18: $1008/$979 (Master D/O) / $913/$886 (Deluxe D/O) / $1246/$1210 (Deluxe S/O)
    6. 10-05-18: $1008/$979 (Master D/O) / $913/$886 (Deluxe D/O) / $1246/$1210 (Deluxe S/O)
    7. 12-06-18: $1004/$975 (Master D/O) / $917/$890 (Deluxe D/O) / $1246/$1210 (Deluxe S/O)
    8. 01-05-19: BALANCE DUE ALL TRIPS and ADD-ONs

    Note: Trip must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure. Extras must also 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 fully 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 12345 as the ZIP 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.
  • FAQ's

    Raja Ampat, Feb 04-15, 2019Dive Damai has assembled the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions from guests. - NOTE: SD has annotated a few items as related to OUR trip vs a general cruise.

    When will I embark and disembark the vessel?

    This varies according to the dive itinerary you have chosen. Dive Damai often operates in remote locations of Indonesia. In turn guests will need to take a domestic flight back to one of Indonesia’s international airport hubs. We therefore recommend that you allow yourself at least one day before and after the trip in case there are any unforeseen delays in domestic connections. Bali is a beautiful island and well serviced by international airline connections. Many choose to holiday on the island before or after a dive trip. Your travel agent can recommend accommodation or the Dive Damai team has many recommendations and suggestions if you would prefer to contact us. However, Bali is not the only hub to connect through, Manado and Makassar (in Sulawesi) are serviced from Kuala Lumpur & Singapore and can often save travel time if you choose an itinerary in eastern Indonesia and of course there is always Jakarta. Please do not hesitate to contact our concierge team for more detailed questions regarding your flight and accommodation requirements.

    CURRENCY

    Under Indonesian law from June 2015 all on board payments MUST be made in Indonesian Rupiah.  Credit Card- These payments may be made in cash or by credit card. If you use a credit card we will charge 3.5%. Visa and Mastercard are the best options in Indonesia but we can also accept American Express.  All international tourist destinations will have credit card machines available in hotels and most restaurants. It is highly recommended to advise your provider that you are travelling abroad.  Currency Exchange- We recommend exchanging currency in high street banks rather than smaller money changers. The rates are more current and the tellers less prone to miscounting. ATMs- There are many ATM’s and banks in Indonesia. These will dispense currency at a current rate of exchange.  Please note that your bank may charge you for the transaction.  If you choose to pay cash it is best to ensure you have enough with you before arriving at your point of embarkation as it is not always possible to obtain sufficient cash in the more remote areas of Indonesia. Tips for your crew are not included and preferred in cash of any currency to minimise tax implications for the crew.

    Use of cash

    If you choose to pay cash it is best to ensure you have enough with you before arriving at your point of embarkation as it is not always possible to obtain sufficient cash in the more remote areas of Indonesia. Tips for your crew are not included and preferred in cash of any currency to minimise tax implications for the crew.- WE WILL OFFER THE BANK OF KAMALA TO ASSIST WITH THIS.

     

    What’s the visibility like, water temperatures and currents?

    Visibility can vary from 5 metres to 40 metres. Our expert dive guides will always check currents, temperature and visibility prior to a dive. We dive the best dives at the best times to find the best wildlife. Go with the flow, you won’t regret it. Temperatures can vary from 30C/86F to (rarely) 17C/65F but a normal range for most areas is 26/76F to 28C/82F. A 3mm wetsuit usually suffices with a hooded vest as a backup. Take advantage of our onboard dive equipment if you are cold, this is free for our All Inclusive or Repeat guests. Currents are what make the Indonesia diving so special and can vary, the dive team will always check the current prior to a dive. If a dive is called for in a current it is because there is something extraordinary to see. If we feel that a diver’s experience is not adequate we will recommend that they sit a dive out or often the Cruise Director will personally escort the diver to ensure safety. Safety is our priority. We have years of experience in the business so please trust our judgement. We want you to come back and enjoy the experience again.

    I’m an avid photographer, can I dive on my own and can I have my own guide?

    All divers on our vessels will benefit from a 4-1 diver to guide ratio and we understand photographers’ desires and the way they dive. A lot of thought goes in to the formation of the groups. If you would like a private guide this can be arranged at a USD 100 a day of diving, plus the cost of flying the guide to and from the boat. Usually our guests find that with such a small diver to guide ratios this service is unnecessary. We will treat you according to your experience. We encourage you to make use of the (free) Spare Air bottles as an extra safety measure.

    What power does the vessel provide and do I need to bring an adaptor?

    Our vessel has both 110v and 220v power. There are many adaptors on the boat for both battery charging and also laptop computers. The standard power socket in Indonesia takes a European twoprong plug however most sockets on board are "international" and will accept almost any pin configuration.

    I’m a fussy eater, can you satisfy my needs?

    If you have food allergies or have a special diet please let the concierge team know in advance and we will do all we can to satisfy your tastes. Working in remote locations doesn’t really restrict our menu as we try to stock the vessels in advance and transport food regularly to the boat at the start of each trip, however much of our produce is locally grown and may be seasonal. Your comfort, pleasure and health are our priority. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your needs are met. Also, while onboard let our service staff know if you dislike anything on our menu for the day and we will be happy to make you whatever you prefer. We need your input so please be proactive in order to satisfy your desires and needs.

    I like a glass of wine with dinner, is there any onboard and can I bring my own?

    On our vessels beer and soft drinks and the first glass of House table wine (with dinner) are all free. We have a selection of wines by the bottle that you can purchase onboard and by prior arrangement (and with sufficient notice) we will order and ship to the boat your own selection from our suppliers in Bali. Please contact our reservations department to request the wine or spirits list. Prices for imported alcohol in Indonesia are high due to a luxury tax. We attempt to keep our prices as low as possible. It is not our goal to make money on these wines but merely to recoup our costs. If you wish to bring your own wine and spirits you are very welcome to do so. There is a limit of 1 litre per person at customs.

    What toiletries should I bring?

    At Dive Damai we provide our own range of unique Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion and Hand Soap allowing you to save the time, trouble and baggage allowance for more important items. We also have hairdryers available and try to carry a stock of back up items in case you forget something important.

    What is Enriched Air (Nitrox) and how can I get certified on board? - HAVE SD help you!

    Enriched Air is what you get when you increase the amount of oxygen in the gas you breath from your tank. This leads to certain advantages underwater, mainly that the amount of No Decompression time you have is greatly increased when compared to diving with ordinary air, but also that there is possibly reduced diver fatigue. On Damai boats we find that over 90% of our divers feel that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. It is possible to get certified on board the boats. You will need to purchase a book from PADI, the Enriched Air Diver Manual, which is available (with the PIC certification card) from your local dive center. Dive Damai are happy to purchase this book on your behalf and send it to the boat for your arrival. There is a small amount of study to be done from this book, then a short exam and you are ready to go. The cost of the course payable on board the boat is $125.

    DIVE INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY

    The boat requires dive insurance. Please see the INSURANCE tab for recommended providers. We dive in extremely remote locations. Safety is a priority and we ask you to help yourself by ensuring you have the correct travel and dive insurance for everyone’s peace of mind.

    Travel and trip cancellation insurance?

    Dive Damai strongly recommends trip insurance and specifically trip cancellation insurance. Indonesia lies in the middle of the Ring of Fire, a famed line of active volcanos that circle the Pacific Ocean. In recent months there has been activity in volcanos that lie relatively close to the hub of Denpasar and this has caused considerable disruption to thousands of tourists entering and leaving Indonesia, or travelling between islands. Please allow yourself extra time when booking flight schedules and check the small print of your trip insurance to avoid disappointment.  Please see the INSURANCE tab for recommended providers



  • Travel Details

    How do I arrange our domestic flights and where do I collect my tickets?

    Booking flights on Indonesia's domestic carriers is sometimes difficult as most will not accept credit cards.

    TWO OPTIONS:

    1. SingleDivers.com has partnered with an Indonesian Travel Partner who will provide rapid hands on and extremely personalized service. We used them on our first trip and experienced STELLAR SERVICE. When one client missed a connection,our partner had alternate flights set up before the boat was even notified of the delay. NOW THAT IS FAST!!! He is an ex-pat meaning an American living abroad and he is simply THE BEST. I will be using him and he does charge a small fee as does Dive Damai but he seems to never sleep and responds so quickly...my money and my ticket is on him.  WE WILL OFFER ALL LOCAL TICKETS VIA HIM FREE OF CHARGE...meaning no SD.com handling fee...YES HE IS THAT GOOD but we need to help you to consolidate and streamline requests. He charges a small fee which is built into the ticket but because he buys in volume his services are nearly free. 

    2. Alternatively you can use the boat directly to avoid difficulty or disappointment by booking yourself.  Dive Damai’s concierge team will arrange all your domestic flights via your agent or directly with you. We will simply add a 15% administration and sales tax charge on top of the flight price. Depending on where you are entering Indonesia, one of our concierge team will meet you on the day of your domestic flight and facilitate your check in. In most cases the ticket will be emailed to you in advance.

    BAGGAGE

    The allowances vary enormously from destination to destination and airline to airline. Our concierge team is constantly monitoring the changes that occur regularly. A safe rule of thumb is 20 kg, or 44 lbs and one bag. The larger domestic carrier, which Dive Damai uses whenever possible, allows an extra bag of 23 kilos or 44 lbs for sporting/dive equipment. However, we cannot avoid taking some small domestic planes to reach the remoter destinations and baggage allowance can sometimes be only 10kg or 22lbs per passenger. Over baggage payments can be as much as US$5 per kilo.  Please kindly note that most airline companies will not accept credit cards to pay any excess in weight and you need to consider your return journey as well which may be on a another carrier with differing allowances and prices. We urge you to take advantage of our dive equipment on the vessels to reduce your baggage weight. Full details of what equipment is available can be obtained from our concierge team. All equipment is top of the line and maintained to the highest standards.

    TRANSFERS

    All transfers within 20km on the day of embarkation and disembarkation are arranged by our travel partner and are complimentary.

    EXIT TAX

    All airport taxes should be included in the price of your ticket if booked after March 2015.

    VISA/PASSPORT INFORMATION

    You will need a VISA to travel to Indonesia. However, most passport holders will benefit from the visa-on-arrival system. This visa is valid for 30 days and currently costs US$35, although there appear to be plans to waive this fee for many countries in the near future. If you are coming to Indonesia for more than thirty days a 60 day visa can be bought prior to arrival from the Indonesian embassy in your country of origin only. Up to date information can be obtained from the following website: http://www.embassyofindonesia.org/wordpress/   Please note that your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from your arrival date and that there must be at least one full blank page in the passport.

  • Diving & Itinerary

    DIVING

    What’s the visibility like, water temperatures and currents?

    Visibility can vary from 5 metres to 40 metres. This is never a real concern because the enormous diversity of life in Indonesian waters. Our expert dive guides will always check currents, temperature and visibility prior to a dive. We dive the best dives at the best times to find the best wildlife. Go with the flow, you won’t regret it. Temperatures can vary from 30C/86F to (rarely) 17C/65F but a normal range for most areas is 26/76F to 28C/82F. A 3mm wetsuit usually suffices with a hooded vest as a backup. Take advantage of our onboard dive equipment if you are cold, this is free for our All Inclusive or Repeat guests. Currents are what make the Indoneisa diving so special and can vary, the dive team will always check the current prior to a dive. If a dive is called for in a current it is because there is something extraordinary to see. If we feel that a diver’s experience is not adequate we will recommend that they sit a dive out or often the Cruise Director will personally escort the diver to ensure safety. Safety is our priority. We have years of experience in the business so please trust our judgement. We want you to come back and enjoy the experience again.

    I’m an avid photographer, can I dive on my own and can I have my own guide?

    All divers on our vessels will benefit from a 4-1 diver to guide ratio and we understand photographers’ desires and the way they dive. A lot of thought goes in to the formation of the groups. If you would like a private guide this can be arranged at a USD 100 a day of diving, plus the cost of flying the guide to and from the boat. Usually our guests find that with such a small diver to guide ratios this service is unnecessary. We will treat you according to your experience. We encourage you to make use of the (free) Spare Air bottles as an extra safety measure.

     

  • Experience Required & Training/Workshops

    Experience Required

    Boat Requirements:  All diving passengers must provide a current dive certification card of a minimum Open Water level. On occasion by prior arrangement we can certify divers on the vessel but they must have completed all theory and confined water training in a separate location and bring with them all the corroborating documentation. You can contact your dive shop at home for more information. We can organise a limited number of “Experience Dives” with a qualified instructor aboard the vessel, please ask for more information. If you wish to dive with NITROX on the vessel a short training course can be organised by prior arrangement at extra cost. Alternatively bring your NITROX certification card with you and you are ready to go. DIVE INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY. We recommend DAN International. We dive in extremely remote locations. Safety is a priority and we ask you to help yourself by ensuring you have the correct travel and dive insurance for everyone’s peace of mind.

    SingleDivers.com:  We request that because this is such an epic trip that unless this is the last dive trip your doctor has said you can ever make...that you wait to dive this destination after you have some other great diving and destinations under your belt. Its a long trip and expensive enough that you want to be able to maximize EVERY minute of the diving in Raja. To do this you should be at least Advanced Open Water or equivalent and have at least 40 dives under your belt along with some international travel experience.  We can always make an exception for extenuating circumstances but you don't want to waste a minute of this amazing diving so come prepared to blow your fins off!!! (And your mind while you are at it!!!)

    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.

  • 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.

     

  • Go Back to Upcoming Trips

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

Conditions

Water Temp:  low to mid 80s
Air Temp: 90F 
Current: mild 
Depth:  40ft 
Experience Level: moderate

Upcoming Trips at a glance

Here is a list of our upcoming trips over the next couple of years. This summary will change as we add destinations or complete a trip. Click the booking now link to read more and book the trip.   Please contact us if you have any questions and we'd love to see you on one of our trips soon!

 

 Date

Price

Highlights

Status

2017 Trips        
Dominica May 27-June 3 and/or June 3-10, 2017 from $1348 Includes breakfast daily, lunch on dive days & 2 dinners

 week 1

 week 2

Roatan July 1-8 and/or July 8-15, 2017 from $1127 Health & Wellness & Yoga for Diving

 week 1
 week 2

Florida Aug 25-Sept 1, 2017 from $912 Best of Florida  booking now
Cayman Brac September 2-9, 2017 from $1050 Single's Week in Cayman Brac  booking now
Grand Cayman September 9-16, 2017 from $1082 Single's Week Part II - The Cay"Mania" continues...with EPIC DIVERS  booking now
Philippines October 7-14, 2017 from $1199 Spectacular critters and reef diving in Puerto Galera  booking now
Philippines October 14-21, 2017 from $1616 Amazing critter diving - Anilao  booking now
Turks & Caicos Liveaboard November 18-25, 2017 from $2395 Thanksgiving in Turks & Caicos!  booking now
Saba/St Kitts Liveaboard Dec 30 - Jan 6, 2018 from $2095 New Year's in Saba / St Kitts  booking now
2018 Trips
       
Thailand Liveaboard February 8-18, 2018 from $2990 Similans, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock  booking now
Thailand Liveaboard February 18-28, 2018 from $2990 Similans, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock  booking now
Bonaire March 10-17, 2018 from $1189 St Patty's Day in Bonaire - SINGLE'S WEEK  booking now
Philippines April 7-14, 2018 TBD Puerto Galera OR Dumagette OR Anilao  coming soon
Philippines April - TBD TBD Puerto Galera OR Dumagette OR Anilao  coming soon
Dominica May 26 - June 2, 2018 TBD Intermediate or Advanced Divers ONLY  coming soon
Dominica June 2-9, 2018 TBD Intermediate or Advanced Divers ONLY  coming soon
Roatan June 30 - July 7, 2018 TBD Media Luna - FREE Health & Wellness and Diver's Yoga + Pup the Scuba Cowboy  coming soon
Roatan July 7-14, 2018 TBD Mayan Princess - FREE Health & Wellness and Diver's Yoga + Pup the Scuba Cowboy  coming soon
Roatan July 14-21, 2018 TBD Turquoise Bay - FREE Health & Wellness and Diver's Yoga + Pup the Scuba Cowboy  coming soon
Best of Mexico August 4-11, 2018 TBD Cozumel, Cenotes & WHALESHARKS!  coming soon
Best of Florida August 17-25, 2018 TBD Emerald Divers, Pura Vida Divers & Starfish Enterprise  coming soon
Grand Cayman August 25 - Sept 1, 2018 TBD "Cay-Mania" Week #1 SINGLE'S WEEK  coming soon
Little Cayman September 1-8, 2018 TBD "Cay-Mania" Week #2 SINGLE'S WEEK  coming soon
Bahamas - Liveaboard September 19-29, 2018 TBD Bahamas Aggressor - includes famous swimming pigs!  coming soon
Raja Ampat Liveaboard October 12-23, 2018 from $6655 Dive Damai II, luxurious liveaboard and amazing diving!  SOLD OUT
St Croix Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2018 TBD FIRST Landbased trip to St Croix  coming soon
         
2019 Trips So Far..        
Raja Ampat Liveaboard Jan 24 - Feb 3, 2019 from $6195 Dive Damai II, luxurious liveaboard and amazing diving! 10 days  Booking Now
Raja Ampat Liveaboard February 4-15, 209 from $6820 Dive Damai II, luxurious liveaboard and amazing diving! 11 days  Booking Now
Belize Liveaboard March 9-16, 2019 TBD Belize Aggressor - Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe Reef & Moon Cay  coming soon
Hawaii Liveaboard TBD TBD Kona Aggressor - Heavenly Islands of Hawaii  coming soon
Philippines Liveaboard TBD TBD Tubbataha & Best of Philippines - CUSTOM Itinerary!  coming soon
  YOUR DREAM DESTINATION  Tell us when & where?  We'll save you $$$ Let us book your individual travel  contact us