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TOBAGO, April 15-22, 2017

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SOLD OUT! When you're ready for world-class diving, Tobago serves up some of the finest. Warm water and nutrients from the Orinoco River of Venezuela nourish healthy corals and large numbers of fish, not to mention populations of sea turtles and Tobago's famed mantas. The array of coral and marine life is hard to equal; Tobago also boasts the world’s largest single brain coral colony measuring 10ft high and 16ft across! When you're ready for a wreck dive, descend on the 350-foot long Maverick, the old Trinidad-to-Tobago ferry. The variety of dive sites means easy dives for novices and challenging dives for experts.

AVAILABLE PACKAGES AND COSTS

 

Superior Beachfront

Double Occupancy

Beachfront

Single Occupancy

NON-Diver Superior Beachfront

Double Occupancy

NON-Diver Beachfront

Single Occupancy

5 days of 2 Boat Dives Daily  check check xmark xmark

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

(includes 2 soft drinks daily)

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Beachfront Accommodations

Cash price**

 $1665

$1615

$2256

$2188

 $1205

$1168

 $1696

$1645

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

  • What's Included

    PACKAGE INCLUDES:

    • 7 nights/ 8 days at Blue Waters Inn
    • 5 days of 2 tank boat dives per day
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Juice, water, tea, coffee and 2 sodas per day
    • Air fills, tanks, lead and weight belt
    • Secure 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

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Airfare to and from TAB
    • Airport Transfers
    • Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic beverages (after 2 included sodas daily) are extra
    • Optional island tours
    • Rental gear,instruction, nitrox and retail charges
    • Crew gratuities
    • Trip cancellation insurance STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS TRIP
    • Dive accident insurance REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP
  • Accommodations

    Blue Waters Inn has been a well-kept secret in the Caribbean for well over a hundred years. The 46-acre estate went through many transformations- sugar plantation, animal sanctuary, Bird watching hotel (The original Bird of Paradise Inn), Spearfishing school (Camp Crusoe), Boy Scout’s camp. It also changed hands many times, mostly an asset of the Tucker descendants, but spending a brief stint in the hands of the famous Guinness family dynasty. Today it stands as what we believe it was meant to be – an intimate resort offering a truly unique Caribbean experience to the world.

    We offer more than just the typical sun-and-sand vacation, though being situated in our own private bay with a strip of gold beach and an expanse of turquoise water certainly does appeal to that. With our close proximity to some of the world’s best dive spots, the oldest bird sanctuary in the western hemisphere, and an unrivalled serenity and intimacy, we believe that we can offer something extraordinary. Enhanced by lush surroundings, luxurious accommodation and delectable dining, we strive to create the distinctive Blue Waters experience.

    There are a total of 38 air-conditioned, spacious rooms situated in two-story ‘palm-tree height’ buildings and surrounded by lush tropical foliage.


    Beachfront Rooms:

    Main amenities

    • 38 guestrooms
    • On the beach
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Beach sun loungers
    • Childcare
    • Coffee/tea in a common area
    • Air conditioning
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Arcade/game room
    • Library
    • Front desk safe

    What’s around

    • On the beach
    • Speyside Bay (3-minute walk)
    • Goat Island (17-minute walk)
    • Batteaux Bay (17-minute walk)
    • Man-o-War Bay (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
    • Pirate’s Bay (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
    • En-suite bathroom with shower includes luxury toiletries and hairdryer.

    Note: All rooms and buildings within the resort are smoke-free.

  • Options & Extras

    OPTIONAL Add-Ons

    • Nitrox $124 or $120 cash discounted
    • Night Dive - $83 or $80 cash discounted (need 6 divers min)
    • Afternoon Dive - $52 or $50 cash discounted (need 6 divers min)
    • SD's Rent-A-Buddy - Have your own private DM as your dive buddy and coach. Want to polish your skills? Reinforce what you just learned in your certification dives? Improve your air consumption? Then hire a dive coach/private guide for your trip for $52 or $50 cash discounted per day or $155 or $150 cash discounted per week - LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE!
    • Rental Gear - (Let us know in advance as gear may be limited in some sizes) TBA
    • Extra nites with breakfast and 1 day of 2 tank diving d/o - $212 or $205 cash discounted
    • Extra nites with breakfast and 1 day of 2 tank diving s/o - $316 or $306 cash discounted
    • Extra nites with breakfast and NO diving d/o  NOT GUARANTEED unless you supply our own roommate - $109 or $105 cash discounted
    • Extra nites with breakfast and NO diving s/o - $213 or $206 cash discounted

    Waterfall Tours

    Tobago boasts a few incredible waterfalls, ranging in size and strength. The three-tiered Argyle Falls happens to be nearby and is one of the best on the island. It is Tobago’s highest waterfall, tumbling 54m (175ft) in a series of steeped cascades, with several pools for swimming at the bottom. There is a slight hike to the falls, about 15 minutes, and easy enough for children to navigate. A tour guide must be organized.

    Glass Bottom Boat Tours

    How do you get wet while staying dry? Now you can explore the depths, spy on parrot fish, and navigate sea fan gardens, without dipping a toe into the blue. Sign up for one of the daily tours in a boat fitted with a glass bottom, the perfect window to the ocean’s treasures!

    Cocoa Tour

    Imagine a day celebrating chocolate! Now you can, with a walkabout tour of Tobago Cocoa Estate W.I. Ltd, a heritage park where visitors can learn about the history of cocoa in Tobago, see historical displays and participate in the fermentation and drying activities at the estate. Finally,you can experience the agro-culinary approach to tourism and participate in a rum and chocolate tasting session after an evening of dinner that showcases the local cuisine of Tobago. There is also an estate boutique on site where visitors can purchase t-shirts, hats and cocoa balls. This is a truly unique experience that will enhance your Blue Waters Inn memories!

  • Discounts & Rebates

    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking by 10-16-16 for Early Bird Discount: $75 OFF (use COUPON CODE: TAB75)
    • Pay in FULL at time of Booking by 11-5-16 for Early Bird Discount: $50 OFF  (use COUPON CODE: TAB50)
    • DEPOSIT at time of Booking by 11-5-16: for Early Bird Discount: $25 OFF (use COUPON CODE: TAB25
    • Book by 12-31-16 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, 2017)
    • Book by 12-31-16 For one (1) chance to WIN FREE NIGHT DIVE
    • Book by 2-31-17 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 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 TOBAGO 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 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

    PROGRESS PAYMENTS:

    1. $500 non-refundable* deposit due when signing up *(dep can be recovered via trip insurance or by selling spot)
    2. 11-10-16: Progress Payment Due
    3. 12-10-16: Progress Payment Due
    4. 01-10-17: Progress Payment Due
    5. 02-10-17: Final Payment & ALL OPTIONAL ADD-ONS DUE

    Note: Trip must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure. Missing payments can forfeit your spot to the next person on the waiting list.

    All information is subject to change without notice.  All transportation and on-board services are provided by foreign affiliates. 

    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 out a credit card authorization form.  (Note int'l cards please use AA as your *STATE* designation and 12345 as the zip code 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

    FLIGHT INFO

    There are still very few direct flights to Tobago's A.N.R.Robinson International Airport (previously known as Crown Point International (TAB). Fortunately, Trinidad's Piarco International Airport (POS) benefits from a wide range of regional and international flights. A regular airbridge service handles the 25-minute transfer between the two islands. A frequent inter-island air-bridge service transports passengers between the twin islands and the inter-island ferry service will be of interest to some travellers. Please check online or with your travel agent for pricing and schedule information. 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.

    BAGGAGE

    Check restrictions and limits with your individual carrier.

    TRANSFERS

    • TAXI FOR 1 TO 4 GUESTS - $58US ONE WAY, $116US ROUND TRIP.
    • MINI BUS, 12 SEATS - $175US ONE WAY, $350US ROUND TRIP.
    • LARGE BUS, 24 SEATS - $230US ONE WAY, $460.00US ROUND TRIP.
    • PICK-UP TRUCK FOR EXCESS LUGGAGE, $60US ONE WAY, $120US ROUND TRIP.
    SD.COM NOTE: We are determining the max number of bags each diver can have on the taxi, mini bus and large bus so we can avoid the pick up truck if at all possible. Once we know we will set up arrival transfers so you can try and group flights together with each other. We will use THIS topic to manage the transfers in the forums.
    *Blue Waters Inn NOTE: 50% SUPPLEMENT ADDED FOR TRANSFERS BETWEEN 9:00PM AND 5:00AM. **TRANSFER RATES - SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

    VISA/PASSPORT INFORMATION

    Everyone entering Trinidad & Tobago requires a valid passport from their country of citizenship and passports must be valid for six months after the date of departure. Visitors must also have an onward or return ticket to enter.
     
     

     

  • Diving & Itinerary

    DIVING

    If Tobago is diving’s best kept secret, then Blue Waters Inn is the heart of that secret, as we are surrounded by some of the most phenomenal dive sites in the region. Blue Waters Inn Dive’N is the onsite PADI 5 Star IDC facility and our highly qualified instructors can guide you beneath the blue horizon to these fascinating underwater sites, just minutes from our private dock. Our dives range from beginners navigating Angel Reef, to intermediate and advanced drift dives such as Japanese Gardens, London Bridge and Blackjack Hole.

    REVIEW

    I really enjoyed Tobago year before last after we were in Grenada together! And I wasn't staying at as great a place as this upcoming Singledivers trip but was within walking distance so same dive sites. Unfortunately, there'd been some storming and viz was mostly poor, currents were incredible, and on my last day, as these things happen, viz cleared up, currents slowed and it was magical. There are a few sites that have a carpet of damselfish. Quite something to see! Huge sponges bent by the current. - S. Larson via Facebook

  • Experience Required & Training/Workshops

    Experience Required

    The vast majority of diving on Tobago is drift diving, which has major advantages. When currents are mild (0-1.5 knots), it requires little effort and divers simply go along with the ride, gliding through the underwater scenery while the current does the work. This kind of drift diving is common in Tobago. You can cover a substantial distance; often as much as two kilometres. Several sites frequently experience current of two or three knots, so demand advanced drift diving techniques. Sea currents vary enormously, with a minimal 0-0.25 knots on the Caribbean coast and upwards of a quarter knot on the Atlantic coast. Locals in Speyside refer to one area as the African Express because of its regular four-knot current. The Guyana Current truly provides Tobago with some of the most exhilarating diving rides in the world.

    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.

     

  • 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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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