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#1 TRIP DEALS & DETAILS: Raja Ampat Indonesia April 18-28, 2020


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:36 PM

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Trip Topic Menu: Trip Details Trip FAQ Ask a Question Who's Going??? Book Now    PLEASE read THIS TOPIC BEFORE BOOKING so that you know if this trip is right for you! :thankyou:
 

 

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DISCOVER RAJA CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

PLEASE read THIS TOPIC BEFORE BOOKING so that you know if this trip is right for you! :thankyou:

 

 

Location: Raja Ampat Land based
Dates:      April 18 - 28, 2020
Resort:    Meridian Adventure Dive Resort
Dive operator:  Meridian Adventure Dive
Water Temp: low to mid 80's
Air Temp: 80 - 90F
Current: Mild
Visibility: 60 to 90 feet
Experience Level: Moderate. You'll need to be comfort with currents, using reef hooks, drift diving, diving beyond 60 ft and able to control your breathing when seeing amazing things like mantas, sharks, etc. We suggest AOW or equivalent or OW with 40+ dives in a good range of different diving conditions.

 

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Landbased operator and adorable ECO GREEN RESORT Meridian Adventure Dives (MAD). This resort can reach over 288 dive sites so is nearly a landbased liveaboard but at HALF THE PRICE of a true liveaboard.

 

Diving in Indonesia offers the world's best diving...more species exist there then any place else. Raja Ampat is the CROWN JEWEL of all of Indonesia. Now you can see for yourself at a fraction of the typical price to see this area. It is so remote that until now to see it all you had to use a liveaboard but with the introduction of this new resort and their super fast purpose driven boats... you can see nearly all of Raja but from the luxury of LAND. And this resort has award winning green features not found anywhere else in Raja!! Its the best of all worlds!!!

 

NOTE: As the newest Eco but fully Western Style Resort you can expect a/c and power 24x7 which is not the case with other Eco Resorts. You will also find a fully stocked bar which is rare in this part of the world. You will find a lovely compact and extremely efficient well run resort. The rooms have beautiful new spa like showers and baths, an extremely green eco footprint, but you won't find huge Western styled rooms. They are in no way lacking for comfort but at 25 meters 2 or 269 ft2 or 12ft x 22ft; they are not massive either.  For more info see below and if you still have questions please click on the "Questions Tab" above and post your question there. Or if of a more private nature email trips@singledivers.com and either myself or our uber club volunteers will help you.

 

 

Pricing:

 

DISCOVER RAJA CULTURAL TRIP EXPERIENCE PKG PRICING:

 

d/o Diver ONLY $3511 or $3408 CASH

s/o Diver $4373 or $4245 CASH

d/o Non-Diver $2100 or $2038 CASH

s/o Non-Diver $xxxx or $xxxx CASH - TBA

d/o Snorkeler $xxx or $xxx CASH - TBA

s/o Snorkeler $xxxx or $xxxx CASH - TBA

 

 

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

 

 
What's Included:

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Luxury Eco Friendly* Accommodations Meridian Adventure Dives
  • 20 boat dives including the optional check out dive on day of arrival (see full itinerary for scheduled dives)
  • Breakfast daily
  • $100 Food & Beverage Credit (covers any food or drinks including sodas, juices & alcohol)
  • (1) gourmet Packed Lunch on day we see the iconic Playnemo Viewpoint that towers over the islands of Raja post-2-0-02200200-1563646277_thumb.jpg
  • (1) lunch by local Indonesian family during your unique (1) night Local Bungalow Homestay (all monies go to the local family hosting you)
  • (1) Homestay Buffet Indonesian Lunch during the Eco sustainable Pearl Farm tour and educational briefing 
  • (1) Cocktail & Canapies party on evening of the group arrival
  • (1) Special Cookout Farewell Dinner including 3 types of Salads, 3 different Meats, 2 different sides,  3 Dessert choices, + (1) Beverage/Cocktail & Traditional Dancers to cap your Fab Discover Raja Experience
  • Special Happy Hour Events
  • Lots of 'Meets & Greets' to get to know everyone!
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  • Sustainable Pearl Farm visit and educational tour
  • (1) Night Dive (Including after dive beverage to celebrate)
  • (1) FREE Massage included
  • Educational workshop on mangrove recovery along with opportunity to help with mangrove restoration
  • Beach clean up along with opportunity to learn how to make 'glass bricks' from trash
  • Educational overviews on how Meridian Adventure Dives plans to be the #1 Eco Friendly resort in all of Raja Ampat and measures taken to produce power, treat and generate their own water, prevent ocean pollution, recover mangroves, restock fish nurseries, compost and grow food for the employees and guests and MORE!
  • Transfers via Bus from Sorong Airport to Ferry Terminal and back to Sarong Airport
  • Transfers via Local Speed Boat from Sorong Jetty to Meridian Marina and back at end of trip (VIP seating with view & a/c)
  • All hotel, dive and tour taxes
  • Air Tanks, Lead, & Belts
  • Gear rinsing and drying facilities and services handled by the resort for our divers and snorkelers
  • Camera room with charging and storage cubbies for photographers
  • Rental Gear OTHER THAN COMPUTERS included BUT you must reserve in advance and all divers must dive a computer as nitrox is not available yet
  • FREE product demos from Event & Corporate Sponsors along with deals to WIN OR OWN YOUR OWN!!! (stay tuned for full details)

* Meridian Adventure Dives (MAD) gets it power from the local grid but only uses gasoline/diesel generator back up when all town power grids fail and MAD's solar back ups are exhausted. This is extremely rare but with 3 layers of redundancy your comfort and electronics are protected. MAD processes and treats all water from the resort to reuse, repurpose and recycle as appropriate. They compost food and plant matter to enhance the biomatter of the soil and increase food production for the employees and resort. They offer luxurious rooms with full Western amenities including spa like bathroom & shower as well as 24x7 aircon in a sustainable, efficient, and user friendly albeit somewhat compact fashion. All space in the rooms are utilized with built in desk/drawer/shelf areas based upon the worldwide push for container style modular accommodations.

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OPTIONAL - IF WE DO NOT MAKE THE MINIMUMS WE WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY BUT WE NEED YOU TO SIGN UP TO SCHEDULE THESE PROPERLY (PRICES ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ON RESORT except scooters and taxi's):

  • Group tshirt or possibly trash collection goodie bag for $5 shipping and/or $5 upgraded color/saying/style choice^
  • Additional (1) tank dives $TBA
  • Additional days including room & breakfast with or without 2 tank diving $TBA
  • Diving - Special Night Dive (incl. beach refreshment afterwards) (min 10 pax)      $75  CASH  $78 Credit
  • Diving - 2 Tank Dives (min 10 pax)   $150 CASH $155 Credit
  • Sunrise/Sunset Paddle Boarding Safari (min 10 pax)   $75  CASH  $78 Credit
  • Kayak Rental (not yet purchased, part of 2020 plan)      PRICE TBD
  • Local Tour - Birds of Paradise (min 5 pax, max 10 pax)      $75  CASH  $78 Credit
  • Local Tour - Blue River (min 5 pax, max 20 pax)           $43 CASH   $45 Credit
  • Local - Massage (available when min of 6 scheduled per day so will be scheduled in advance)     $40 CASH  $42 Credit
  • Local - Scooter Rental (150,000 IDR for 24 hours)  approx  $11.00 CASH  (limited numbers avail and varies per day so only avail to sign up AT THE RESORT)
  • Taxi short return trip to Waisai town (car can fit 5 pax)(+- 200,000 IDR)  $14.00 CASH (Number of taxi's varies per day so only avail to sign up AT THE RESORT)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to/from Sarong Indonesia (let SD.com help you with air booking. We have an air consolidator extremely well connected in this region. We can set up several days in Bali if desired before the trip starts or even Sarong to ensure everyone arrives in time for the group ferry etc.)
  • Add'l days in Bali or Sarong before the trip begins or ends
  • some lunches and most dinners
  • $70 approx Marine Park fee (good for a year from issuance)  NOTE: EVERYONE must buy one if you do not have a current valid one already. They are good for a year so if you can email a copy of the marine park permit still in good standing for the dates of our trip you do not need to buy it and add it to the cart. OTHERWISE....we will have it set up in the trip add-on's so you can add it to your cart and pay for it!
  • Incidentals & personal purchases
  • Tips for crew and staff

 

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.

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It's RAJA for EVERYONE!!!  Come join us!

 

  • Pay in full at time of Booking by Jul 31, 2019: for $75 off any S/O or D/O (Use COUPON CODE: 20SOQ75EBD)
  • Pay in full at time of Booking by Aug 30, 2019 for $50 off any S/O or D/O  (Use COUPON CODE: 20SOQ50EBD)
  • Pay in full at time of Booking by Nov 30, 2019: for $25 off any S/O or D/O (Use COUPON CODE: 20SOQ25EBD)
  • Pay in full at time of Booking by Dec 30, 2019: and get a guaranteed $25 gift certificate off any merchandise SingleDivers.com sells including partner products.
  • Deposit by Dec 31, 2019: Get (1) chance to win a FREE Stream2Sea Travel Product Pkg & (1) Chance to Win $25 gift certificate good on any merchandise sold via SingleDIvers.com
  • Social Media Discounts: 1 chance to win a FREE $50 gift certificate for purchases from anyone of our Corporate Sponsors such as Big Blue Dive Lights, Stream2Sea, Coreskin, Cochran, BottomCrawlers or SD merchandise for 1) signing up on our Facebook Trip Event for this trip AND 2) for liking SD.com if you haven't already AND 3) for sharing the FB Trip booking on your personal page! (GET A BONUS ENTRY FOR EVERY GROUP OR FRIEND'S PAGE YOU SHARE IT TOO...must tell us in the email below)
  • (Must do all three!) - To enter send an email to trips@singledivers.com with links to your postings along with RAJA SOCIAL MEDIA ENTRIES in the title.
  • Cash Discount: Use our e-check option to pay for your trip and our RED 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 be prepared to provide proof of service in person at time of check in)
  • 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 at the top of the forums . If you are new to the site send an email to admin@singledivers.com 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.

Only one (1) coupon code can be used per order

 

Accommodations:

 

Once you arrive you feel immediately at ease by the natural warmth of the local staff and the clean, crisp, modern surroundings. With a focus on quality and comfort, the simplicity of the Hotel provides the perfect base after a day of exploring the beauty of Raja Ampat both above and below the water. The rooms provide all the simple luxuries to make you feel at home, and with air-conditioning and WIFI available 24 hours a day – all that’s left to do is just to relax and enjoy your dive holiday with us!

 

Here’s a quick list of what you can enjoy during your visit:

  • MODERN Restaurant and Bar
  • POOL
  • AIR-CONDITIONING
  • COMPLIMENTARY Wi-Fi
  • FLAT-SCREEN TVs with 42 local and international channels
  • HAIR DRYER
  • CLOCK RADIO
  • SAFE
  • INTERNATIONAL PLUGS
  • USB PORTS
  • Plus, you get to take all the GoPro footage taken during your dives from the local Dive Masters home for free.

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Travel & Transfer Details:
 
AIRPORT INFO 

 

Getting to Sorong (Airport code SOQ) for the April 18th VIP group transfer on the ferry to Wasai can be done most easily though Denpasar Bali (DPS) or Jakarta (CGK).  SingleDivers.com can set up extra days in Bali (Denpasar airport DPS) or if you prefer a few days in Bali, we can set up a lovely beach resort or alternatively we can even set up a hotel in Sorong.

 

Options for getting there:

 

1. Fly daily to Bali (DPS) and overnight for 1 or more days to recover from the bulk of the fights and then fly from Bali to Sarong. The pkg includes transfers from Sarong to Waisai via VIP Ferry Passenger Service (a/c and first class accommodations) - Let our Indonesian air consolidator handle all of this for you.

 

2. Fly daily to Jarkarta (CGK) and then take the extremely early flight to Sarong approx 6 am and then transfer from airport to Ferry (included in pkg) to Waisai via VIP Ferry Service. Again you can let our air consolidator handle all of this for you.

 

3. Fly directly to Waisai (RJM) via commuter plane. Days may or may not align with pkg dates. If you wish to arrive early and/or stay late we can set up extra nights at the hotel BUT all extra accommodations must go thru our block of rooms as the resort is very full right before our trip and we have snagged the remaining rooms for those arriving early. It is also full right after our trip so again we have snagged remaining rooms to assist with travel accommodations.  Note the resort does not recommend this option.

 

Ticket pricing: Approx $900-1100 round trip from most places.

 

SingleDivers.com has an expert air consolidator for this region. Please let us know how they can help you. We want to have people flying in groups together for safety and security. We can fly to Bali first then to Sarong then to Waisai or we can fly to Sarong via Jarkarta and then onto Waisai. Alternatively you can 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 $35 research & booking fee.

 

VIP ferry transfer as a group from Sorong to Waisai on April 18th and back on April 28th.
 
VISA/PASSPORT INFORMATION

 

Please note that A U.S. passport valid for at least 6-months from the date of entry is required to enter Indonesia. Though not required by law, some travelers have reported difficulty departing Indonesia using a passport with less than six months of validity beyond the date of departure. A visa is not required, but tourists must provide evidence of return or onward travel. U.S. citizens are encouraged to carry a photocopy of their U.S. passports with them at all times, so that if questioned by local officials proof of identity and U.S. citizenship are readily available. For other global citizens, please review Indonesian visa requirements posted on the Internet.
 

TRIP INSURANCE:

 
Trip Insurance is STRONGLY SUGGESTED and/ is NOT required on this trip! TRIP insurance is RELATIVELY 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. If diving a LIVEABOARD please consider the liveaboard rider offer by DiveAssure.com.
 
We recommend:
 

Dive Assure: for either a 'one time' policy OR an annual policy for BOTH Dive & Trip OR just Trip Insurance providing PRIMARY COVERAGE with excellent rates and coverage! Please use THIS LINK and/or 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. OR SIMPLY USE THIS LINK AND YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY TIED TO US. )

 

 
Diving & Itinerary:

 

Our special "Discover Raja" itinerary will consist of 8/9 days of 1-3 tank dives starting on 4/18 (if you do the optional orientation dive) and ending on 4/26. We will also schedule an additional optional night boat dive for those interested as well as other diving "must see's" such as the shark dive, other special diving islands etc.  Meridian Adventure Dives uses custom boats which are as comfortable as they are fast allowing them to reach over 288 dive sites in the "Crown Jewel" of Indonesia...Raja Ampat!!  See below for more details!  Attached File  clownfish.jpg   158.24KB   0 downloads Attached File  sharks.jpg   178.97KB   0 downloadsAttached File  fish ball.jpg   72.08KB   0 downloads

 

Diving in Raja Ampat offers something for most skill levels with 60-90 ft of vis, moderate currents, walls and water temps in the low to mid 80's this time of year. All diving is provided by Meridian Adventure Dive on the beautiful property on Waisai off beautiful, comfortable, well laid out speed boats.

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PROPOSED ITINERARY:
 

 

While OUR personal "Discover Raja Cultural Experience" may vary due to weather and conditions, the outline below will give you a good feel for the exciting 10 days in store for us! KEEP CHECKING BACK AS MANY ACTIVITIES ARE STILL BEING LINED UP FOR THIS AMAZING TRIP OF FUN IN THE SUN AND CRITTERS IN THE SEA!!!

 

    INCLUDED ITINERARY    OPTIONAL EXTRAS are in RED ( We will add the optional pricing as well)

 

Flight Day - at least 2 days prior to the day you wish to arrive to allow for transit and international date line

 

Days PRIOR to April 18, 2020:  We can set up 1+ days in Bali to break up the trip and/or fly directly to Sarong via Jarkarta and spend 1 day in Sarong in order to all meet together for the group VIP ferry transfer.

 

DAY 1 - 18 April 2020      

  • Arrival at resort via VIP group ferry transfer from Sarong & Check In    
  • Orientation and sizing of equipment  
  • Diving Courtesy Gear Check/Refresher in pool (not required)
  • Diving Courtesy Check Dive: Saenek Monde   (not required)
  • Social "Meet & Greet" Cocktails & Canapes at resort      

DAY 2 - 19 April 2020    

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort  
  • Diving Koh Island Reef    
  • Surface interval on Pasitr Timbul (Magic Sand Bank - Tide dependent)  
  • Diving Sardine Reef    
  • Back to Resort for Lunch    
  • Afternoon Free to explore or you can add Optional extras (Some minimums apply)

Optional Diving Batu Lima     Surface interval on Friwin Beach   Diving Friwin Wall     Back to the Resort      

 

DAY 3 - 20 April 2020    

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort    
  • Free Morning to Explore/Optional Extras

Optional Diving Barracuda Reef (Dampier Strait)  

Diving Lau Lau Reef    

Back to resort for lunch  

  • Diving Blue Magic  
  • Diving Mioson  
  • Activity Mioskon Fruit Bats Migration Viewing      

 

DAY 4 - 21 April 2020

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort  
  • Diving Manta Sandy/Ridge  
  • Activity Arborek Island & Village Adventures  
  • Diving Arborek Jetty    
  • Back to Resort for late lunch    
  • Late afternoon Free to explore/Optional extras  
  • Diving Night Dive  (Included)
  • Back to resort for dinner (meal not included you are free to eat at the hotel or go into town)

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DAY 5  - 22 April 2020

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort  
  • Activity Scenic Boat Tour: The Passage  
  • Diving Mayhem  
  • Diving Citrus Ridge    
  • Back to resort for lunch    
  • Packing small overnight bag for Homestay    
  • Late afternoon Free on Homestay Island    
  • Homestay Dinner    
  • Homestay accommodation      

DAY 6  - 23 April 2020   

  • F&B Breakfast at Homestay    
  • Pick Up Homestay Guests  
  • Diving Sawandarek Jetty    
  • Surface interval Sawandarek Jetty  
  • Diving Cape Kri  
  • Activity Beach Clean Up - Saonek Monde    
  • Back to resort for late lunch    
  • Late afternoon free/Optional extras (either paddle board or night dive)

Optional Activity Sunset Paddle Boarding Safari - Alice in Wonderland  

Diving Special night dive - Sapokreng      

 

DAY 7 - 24 April 2020    

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort  
  • Diving Keru Channel  
  • Diving Melissa's Garden  
  • F&B Packed Lunch  
  • Activity Pianemo Famous View Point    
  • Back to resort    
  • Late afternoon free/Optional extras (either paddle board or night dive)

Optional Activity Sunset Paddle Boarding Safari - Alice in Wonderland  

Diving Special night dive - Sapokreng      

 

DAY 8 - 25 April 2020

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort  
  • Diving Yenbuba Jetty    
  • Surface interval Yenbuba Village  
  • Diving Lumba Lumba    
  • Back to resort for lunch  
  • Diving Chicken Reef    
  • Surface interval on Koh Island  
  • Diving Andrea's Point    
  • Back to resort      

DAY 9  - 26 April 2020         

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort  
  • Diving P47 Mustang Wreck    
  • Surface interval on Wai Beach  
  • Diving Tac's Favourite  
  • F&B Homestay Buffet Lunch (Part of Pearl Farm Visit)  
  • Activity Pearl Farm Adventure    
  • Back to resort    
  • Group tipping starts today
  • Late afternoon free/Optional Extras

Optional Diving Special night dive - Monde Wall      

 

DAY 10 - 27 April 2020   

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort    
  • Dry Day
  • Group tipping should be wrapped up today   
  • BBQ Social Dinner & Papuan Local Cultural Dancers  (included)

DAY 11 - 28 April 2020   

  • F&B Breakfast at Resort    
  • Log Book Signing    
  • Check out & Departure from resort to Waisai Ferry back to Sarong

DIVING INSURANCE:

 

DIVE Insurance is required on all trips! DIVE insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers DIVING ACCIDENTS and air lifts…it is CHEAP (approx $100-$125) to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are covered for an entire year of diving. 

 

PRO TIP; The two primary suppliers of dive insurance DiveAssure.com and DAN are inexpensive enough to carry both. This way you will have the best coverage internationally, the best coverage domestically, primary insurance, secondary insurance and if a claim is denied on one policy you can submit it on the other. No matter what happens...YOU ARE COVERED!!! ... PRICELESS!!!
 
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 use THIS LINK and/or 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. OR SIMPLY USE THIS LINK AND YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY TIED TO US. )

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

 

Experience Required & Training/Workshops:

  • Minimum Certification / Experience: Raja diving is open to MOST levels of certification OW (with experience) and up, at nearly any experience level. Best for divers who are comfortable with currents, using reef hooks, drift diving, diving beyond 60 ft and able to control your breathing when seeing amazing things like mantas, sharks, etc show up. We suggest AOW or equivalent or OW with 40+ dives in a good range of different diving conditions. NOTE: The rent a buddy program will be extremely limited on this trip. All new divers MUST check with kamala@singledivers.com prior to this trip to ensure its a great fit for you.
  • Certification in Paradise - Ask us about different certifications available on this trip. Its always nice to get certified in Paradise. Let us help you do this!  Its always nice to get certified in Paradise. Let us help you do this!  Email trips@singledivers.com for more information.
  • Advanced Open Water WE WILL HAVE SEVERAL INSTRUCTORS ON THIS TRIP IF YOU WISH TO DO YOUR AOW/ADVANCED assuming you have 40+ dives or more - includes several 'advanced dives' such as navigation, night, and deep plus several choices of your own including photography, peak buoyancy, etc. ble on this trip. Its always nice to get certified in Paradise. Let us help you do this!  Email trips@singledivers.com for more information

PRICES: Prices for classes in Paradise are always more expensive than doing them at home. Sometimes SingleDivers.com has instructors on our trips who are happy to teach AND usually offer a member discount to anyone interested in taking a class. The more that take a class the more feasible a discount becomes . NOTE: This trip will have 1 or more instructors on it so let us know if you are interested in any classes and we will work to set them up and negotiate a good rate for you.

 

Payment Details:

 
PROGRESS PAYMENTS:
 PROGRESS PAYMENTS:

  • $1000 non-refundable* deposit due when signing up *(dep can be recovered via trip insurance or by selling spot)
  • 08-20-19: Progress Payment Due
  • 09-20-19: Progress Payment Due
  • 10-20-19: Progress Payment Due
  • 11-20-19: Progress Payment Due
  • 12-20-19: Final Payment & ALL OPTIONAL ADD-ONS DUE

 

Note: Trip must be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Extras must also be paid in full 45 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 your zipcode and the charge should go thru. Please also note that we only can accept MC and Visa

PRICING INFORMATION:
 
SingleDivers.com provides its members with pricing that reflects all possible savings available including discounts from our over 10,000 member buying clout. 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. Just understand we will not show you listed as doing something until it is paid for.
  • 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. Depending on the trip you may need to click on the purple TAKE ME TO THE ADD-ON'S BOX. 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 these TWO email confirmations (one showing the order at full price and one showing what was debited from your account including the cash discount) check in MY PAYMENTS to see if the payment was successful. If you do not see the payment in your My Trips then MAKE THE PAYMENT AGAIN. You will always get an order confirmation email every time you attempt an email but you will ONLY get a Payment Confirmation email when your payment was successful. If you need assistance please email .
  • 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. (So check before you book for any discounts you may qualify for as they can not be applied after booking.)
  • 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, either use AA as the state and 12345 as the zip or please use our traditional written credit authorization form to submit your credit card payment. To receive this form click on SUBMIT HELP TICKET.

Insurance, Documentation & T&C's:
 
INSURANCE

Trip Insurance is STRONGLY SUGGESTED and/ is NOT required on this trip! TRIP insurance is RELATIVELY 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. If diving a LIVEABOARD please consider the liveaboard rider offer by DiveAssure.com.
 
We recommend:
 

Dive Assure: for either a 'one time' policy OR an annual policy for BOTH Dive & Trip OR just Trip Insurance providing PRIMARY COVERAGE with excellent rates and coverage! Please use THIS LINK and/or 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. OR SIMPLY USE THIS LINK AND YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY TIED TO US. )

 
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.

Edited by WreckWench, Yesterday, 09:00 PM.


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#2 WreckWench

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

ADDITIONAL PICTURES:

 

Due to some temporary loading issues we are posting more pictures in this post until we can load them into the main trip details above. We will continue to use this post as an extra gallery to showcase this lovely resort AND the fab diving of Raja Ampat!

 

NOTE: These pics were taken after our Feb Damai trip where we were able to go and visit the resort to get ready for this amazing trip and "Discover Raja DIving & Cultural Event" with it!

 

 

RESORT & BAR IMAGES:

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ROOM IMAGES:

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FOOD & BEVERAGE IMAGES:

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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER WHEN TRAVELING ON GARUDA AND CARRYING BATTERY BACKUPS & SUPPLIES:

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Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
SD Forms & Documents.... here !

Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." - Gandhi
"Imitation is proof that originality is rare." - ScubaHawk
SingleDivers.com...often imitated...never duplicated!

Kamala Shadduck c/o SingleDivers.com LLC
2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
formerly...
710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906

#3 WreckWench

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 02:31 PM

NOTE: We will have add on pricing available very shortly along with more pics pls a better way of embedding them into the trip post. Please bear with us as we deal with a few technical challenges. :banghead:

 

The trip itself is ready to book but PLEASE read THIS TOPIC BEFORE BOOKING so that you know if this trip is right for you! :thankyou:



Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
SD Forms & Documents.... here !

Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." - Gandhi
"Imitation is proof that originality is rare." - ScubaHawk
SingleDivers.com...often imitated...never duplicated!

Kamala Shadduck c/o SingleDivers.com LLC
2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
formerly...
710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906




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