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#1 TRIP DEALS & DETAILS: Dominica June 6-13, 2020


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:06 PM

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Location: Dominica Land based
Dates:      June 6-13, 2020
Resort:    Jungle Bay Spa & Resort
Dive operator:  Nature Island Dive
Water Temp: 79 - 84 F
Air Temp: 75 to 86 F
Current: Mild to none (depends on the sites. Some of the most pristine may have some current)
Visibility: 80 - 100 ft+
Experience Level: Advanced Open Water or equivalent to include at least 40+ dives, comfort with some current, some drift dives, and comfort with longer travel times on small planes which is why Dominica is so pristine. 

 

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RE-DISCOVER DOMINICA:

 

Although hit pretty hard by hurricane Maria, the resilient island of Dominica has come back with much of its former glory and beautiful spirit. After our recon trip in Dec 2019 it was hard to see most of the damage to the island as the island had begun healing earnestly. The mountains are lush with trees again, most of the buildings are rebuilt, and even the ocean reefs are healing themselves again. For those who have never been to Dominica you may be hard pressed to understand how much had been damaged. If you have been there before you will see the "damage in transition" and you will be delighted to see MANY reefs that are PURE DOMINICA exactly like they used to be. WOW!!! Truly a hidden gem with the crown jewels still in tact and still PERFECT!!!!

 

The only negatives to diving Dominica are its not easy to get there... if it were it would look like the rest of the Caribbean.(NOTE: SD.com can help you get there...sign up for air booking assistance when you book your trip or check our Travel Info below for ideas)  But once you get there...IF you have seen enough other places you will quickly realize how special and unique Dominica truly is! The only other negative is that it's now gotten a bit more expensive.  After numerous insurance companies NOT paying claims to people needing to rebuild...and the expense of having to ship things to an island, and reduced local production of food and materials...the prices have risen from previous years. Fortunately not as much as I expected but sadly more than we would have hoped. BUT ITS STILL WORTH IT! :wakawaka: Check out this video HERE taken in August 2019 compiled from just 1-2 dives. WOW... you can't see that much in such a short period of time in most of the Caribbean. Note how 'fresh' and 'clean' the water appears. The entire underwater landscape is still beautiful but ALSO BEAUTIFUL AND CRISP AND CLEAN!!!  Surprisingly no pollution based algae, and not much trash and junk in the water despite such a massive hurricane. This island has done such an amazing job of recovering... both above and below. Let's help them by visiting and giving them our business again...purely selfish of course on our part for the LEVEL OF DIVING YOU WILL FIND... but certainly a 'win win' for all.

 

IS DOMINICA READY FOR PRIME TIME?

 

In a word..."almost" but not quite yet meaning things will not effortlessly happen like you expect and they do in other diving venues. BUT... BUT...that is where SingleDivers.com comes into the picture. We have been leading group trips to Dominica for over 10 years so we know what has to happen to make your TRIP SPECTACULAR and we know how to fill the gaps for you NOW until the island can do it themselves. In fact that is what our recon trip in Dec was all about. How to make a return trip as amazing as our previous trips were. So with hard work and ingenuity we have figured out how to not only fill in those gaps SO YOUR EXPERIENCE IS MORE SEAMLESS...but ALSO HELP THE ISLAND AT THE SAME TIME!!!  In other words...no one supplier is ready to do it all the things you need them to do to provide a typical tropical vacation BUT by combining those who can do 'their part' we can create a beautiful taprestry of island support that helps EVERYONE and makes our experience MAGICAL AND MEMORABLE!!!

 

So let SingleDiver's help you experience DOMINICA LIKE IT SHOULD BE... THE CROWN JEWEL STILL OF THE CARIBBEAN!!! And we will put the entire team of different parts of the island to work for YOU!!! Plus as a bonus you get to help them get back on their feet again. WOW!!! What a truly "WIN WIN" for all!

 

HOW SINGLEDIVERS.COM'S TRIP IS DIFFERENT?

 

Of course you know we are different because we:

  • Never cancel a trip once one person has signed up!
  • Guarantee a same gender roommate or your single supplement is FREE!
  • Provide a roommate that is more than 'just the same sex' but actually compatible (hint...rooming survey)
  • Suggest a dive buddy who dives like you...avoids instabuddies!  (hint...diving survey)
  • Oh and we are super fun! Just ask our members HERE or HERE or HERE

But what about THIS TRIP???

  • 10+ years of diving Dominica
  • Ability to adapt what is available to meet our needs vs waiting for them to work out all the kinks
  • Will touch MANY operators on the island helping them vs only a few
  • Excellent resource for this venue and others
  • Was just there in Dec 2019 to ENSURE OUR TRIPS ARE EXECUTED AS YOU EXPECT THEM TO BE DURING OUR JUNE TRIPS!
  • Dedicated Group Leader to ensure EVERYTHING goes as planned!
  • Lionfish hunting ALLOWED without a license!  (Help feed the locals AND enjoy this tasty 'fillet mignon of the ocean'
  • Check out the underwater scenes HERE
  • Discovery of ANOTHER special Island Gem aka Jungle Bay offering a true spa like resort hideaway loaded with spectacular views, spectacular food, spectacular activities, spectacular diving... oh and a fully loaded SPA!!  Check out video of the resort HERE
  • Special ISLAND TREASURE HUNT(S)....to help the island out and make your stay that much more special!

 

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Pricing:

 

TRIP PKG PRICING:

  • Seaview Diver D/O = 12 spaces $1721 or CASH $1670
  • Seaview Diver S/O = 5 spaces $2572 or CASH $2497
  • Seaview NON-Diver Adventure D/O = 4 spaces $1405 or CASH $1365
  • Seaview NON-Diver Adventure S/O = 2 spaces $2259 or CASH $2193
  • Seaview NON-Diver D/O = 2 spaces $1205 or CASH $1169
  • Seaview NON-Diver S/O = 1 spaces $2057 or CASH $1997

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

 

What's Included:

 

NON DIVER aka BASE PACKAGE FOR EVERYONE:

  • 8 Days/7 Nights Searoom Split Villa room at Jungle Bay (check out our 1st trip to Dominica May 30-June 6, 2020 as well)
  • Full hot and cold Breakfast Buffet (see menu)
  • Free Welcome Cocktail
  • Special ISLAND TREASURE HUNT!
  • Special Happy Hour Events & Pricing
  • Great give-aways!
  • Lots of 'Meets & Greets' to get to know everyone!
  • FREE DEMOS of BIG BLUE DIVE LIGHTS & special deals to OWN YOUR OWN BIG BLUE LIGHT(s)
  • Airport transfers (if you supply us your FULL flights details...upload on your MY TRIPS page or email to trips@singledivers.com)

DIVER PACKAGE ADD:

  • 5 days of (2) Tank Boat dives for 10 boat dives in the pkg with Nature Island Dive
  • (2) afternoon pm boat dives
  • Free Limited Shorediving (see diving section for more details)
  • (1) FREE Guided Shore Dive to learn the lay of the "underwater" land

NON DIVER ADVENTURER ADD:

  • 2 scheduled excursions from Jungle Bay’s activity program per stay (click here) to include tours, yoga, cooking classes, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, workshops, discover scuba, and more. You choose 2 and of course add any add'l activities at the prices shown.
  • 1 half-hour spa treatment per stay

 

OPTIONAL

  • $6 or $5 CASH "Group TShirt" INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING & for add'l $6 or $5 CASH upgrade you can choose your color/saying/style  (see details in separate post)
  • Nitrox Upgrade Pkg for full week: $ or  $ TBA CASH 
  • Boat Night Dive Minimum of 8 required: $ credit $TBA CASH
  • Extra Night Local Group Hotel d/o:   TBA (helps with flight options)
  • Extra Night Local Group Hotel s/o:   TBA (helps with flight options)
  • Excessive Spa & Land Tours: TBA (if enough interest - See list of options)
  • Whale Tours: TBA
  • Full Lunch Board Pkg (see menu) $166 or  $161 CASH
  • Full Dinner Board Pkg (see menu) $373 or  $362 CASH
  • Rent A Buddy
    • Day $52 Day FULL PRICE per member or $50 CASH (0 spots are available as of now)
    • Week $155 FULL PRICE per member or $150 CASH (0 spots are available as of now)
  • SD Air Booking Fee - $37 FULL PRICE per member or $35 CASH

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to Dominica (DOM)
  • Does not include any group dinners (the inhouse restaurants are world class with menus attached for your purview. The resort is about 15 min walk to the small villiage but with limited food choices although there are a few options. This is why we negotiated 2 meal pkgs for you including a full lunch board option and a full dinner board option.)
  • Rental, instruction and retail charges
  • Dive Crew/Hotel/Wait staff gratuities (usually 10-15% of your land pkg cost or approx $170+)
  • Instruction/Classes - will NOT be available on this trip. Please let us know what you are interested in?
  • DIVE Insurance - is MANDATORY! DIVE insurance is VERY inexpensive. Even if you have insurance that you think covers DIVING ACCIDENTS and air lifts it is CHEAP to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are cared for.
  • TRIP Insurance - It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
  • See INSURANCE section below for recommendations.

 

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.

COUPON DATES:

  • Pay in full at time of Booking by Feb 15, 2020: for $50 off S/O or D/O (Use COUPON CODE: 20DOM50EBD-2)
  • Pay in full at time of Booking by Mar 30, 2020: for $25 off S/O or D/O (Use COUPON CODE: 20DOM25EBD-2) AND (2) Chances to WIN a Free Autographed Scuba CD, or Big Blue Dive Light/Products(Prizes non-transferable)
  • Sign up for BOTH DOMINICA WEEKS and get an $50 rebate by emailing accounting@singledivers.com. Refund will be credited back to your account after both trips are paid in full and all payments have cleared. (Our trips only allow one coupon per trip hence the manual rebate)
  • Deposit by Apr 30: Get (1) chance to win FREE Stream2Sea Travel Essentials bag worth $25
  • Deposit by May 15: Get (1) chance to win FREE Scuba Cowboy CD signed by the artist!
  • Social Media Discounts: 1 chance to win a $50 gift certificate for purchases from anyone of our Corporate Sponsors for signing up on our Facebook Trip Event for this trip AND for liking SD.com if you haven't already AND for sharing the FB Trip booking on your page! (Must do all three!) - To enter send an email to trips@singledivers.com with links to your postings along with DOMINICA  WEEK #2  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:

 

Award-winning Jungle Bay was built and is operated in alignment with international Geotourism and Ecotourism guidelines. As an alternative to traditional Caribbean tourism, the focus is on enjoyable nature-based activities and wellness of guests with quality service, guided by the principles as set by both National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations and The International Ecotourism Society (TIES).

Geotourism is defined as “tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place – its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.” (travel.nationalgeographic.com)

 

NOTE: Jungle Bay understands that 'eco' covers a huge scale of understanding so while rooms are built to enhance natural breezes, a/c is available for responsible use to offset what nature can't provide. Meals are made from all natural ingredients...all made from scratch and as much sourced locally as possible. Wander the grounds and you'll find herbs and spices growing that may end up in your next meal or delicious refreshing beverage! 

 

Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (ecotourism.org)

The Mission of Jungle Bay Resort is to enhance the natural environment and improve the livelihood of surrounding communities so that the region is improved in a sustainable way, while providing quality, comfortable nature-based experiences for our guests.

Come visit to see for yourself why Forbes calls Jungle Bay “10 Best Luxury EcoResorts” and Travel + Leisure Magazine names us one of their “20 Favorite Green Resorts”!

 

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RESORT AMENITIES

  • Infinity Swimming Pool & Whirlpool

Jungle Bay’s stone-finished, infinity swimming pool is set below the Restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Float in the crystal clear waters or relax on our classical lounge chairs while sipping your favourite tropical juice. The warm whirlpool is a relaxing place to sit under the night sky and pamper your muscles after a day of hiking. HINT: If the whirlpool is not operating and you want to use it just let us know and we will switch it on for you!

  • Reception and Gift Shop

Jungle Bay’s reception and gift shop is a cabana-style, thatched structure designed in traditional Caribbean motif. Our friendly guest services team will welcome you, help you sign up for island tours or show you to our fair trade gift shop for high-quality, local art or other island-made items. You can also find hiking shoes, attire for yoga/hiking/watersports and reef-friendly sunscreen as well as other toiletries.

  • Recreation Hub /Activities Center

The spacious lounge includes complimentary internet access, table tennis table, board games, a book exchange and TV. Fun for all ages.

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  • Gym

If you miss your gym from back home while on vacation and yearn for more than hikes to keep you in shape visit our on-site modern gym. It features Schwinn Airdyne Pro stationary bikes, TRX Pro suspension trainer, kettlebells, dumbbells & benches, fitness bands, fitness balls, skipping ropes and foam rollers!

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  • Yoga Studios

Jungle Bay features two indoor yoga studios which are 2,500 square feet each featuring dramatic views of the Caribbean Sea. Daily yoga classes are hosted here as well as business events or other functions as needed.

  • Walking Trails

Jungle Bay is set amongst breathtaking tropical trees and flowers. Ask at the Reception and our Guest Services team will direct you to the self-guided walking trails where you can explore. Several other daily guided hikes and activities around the island are offered.

  • Banana Plantation

Dominica is famous for some of the most flavorful bananas in the world! Visit our own banana plantation and see the various stages of banana plants growing — located between the yoga studios and the spa.

  • Heritage Antiquities

The property which Jungle Bay sits upon is called Morne Acouma. It has a rich history and today still features interesting artifacts located near the spa. In the late 1800’s Morne Acouma was a famous lime plantation. Lauchlan Rose in the UK devised a method for preserving juice without alcohol and so he invented the world’s first concentrated fruit drink patented in 1867. During that time all merchant ships were required to travel with lemon or lime on board and thus Rose’s Lime Cordial was an important commodity which still lives on today as a refreshing beverage. The lime would be harvested from Morna Acouma, placed in buckets then travel down a series of pulley systems (in essence a zip line) to the waterfront below in Soufriere Bay where merchant ships would take the citrus fruit to London, England. When you visit Jungle Bay we invite you to stop and visit this fascinating heritage site and afterwards enjoy some refreshing fresh lime juice in the Pavillion Restaurant.

 

 

NOTE: Typically we can not guarantee specific rooms can be reserved for you. You are free to request any thing you want via our reservation system and we will try to get them for you but we can not guarantee any special requests can be accommodated other than those related to injuries, diets, etc. When special accommodations have to be made we allow roommates to determine amongst themselves who sleeps where.  Our policy has always been to allow divers to work it out themselves and NOT assign or allow people to sign up for specific bunks/beds.  Please do not book this trip if you must have a specific room / or rooming accommodations. If you are injured and wish to email us in advance to discuss please email trips@singledivers.com and we'll discuss if the trip is suited for your specific limitation as well as if we think we can get the room type you need. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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Travel & Transfer Details:
 
AIRPORT INFO 

 

You will fly into Dominica International Airport (DOM), or, as it is more commonly called, Melville Hall. 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 $35 research & booking fee.

Airport transfers on the day of embarkation and disembarkation are included in your package. Please get your bags and go outside to look for a driver with a SINGLEDIVERS.COM Sign and/or JUNGLE BAY. Your name will be on his list and he will not want to leave if you are expected at a certain time. (THIS IS WHY HAVING YOUR FLIGHTS IS SO CRITICAL)

 

GETTING TO DOMINICA

 

You can fly into Dominica via Liat, AA/Seaborne as well as JetBlue/Seaborne and possibly more via Puerto Rico (SJU) or St. Martin (SXM) or ANTIGUA (ATG).

  • Email with DELAYED REROUTE TO DOMINICA in the subject line and text 864-557-6079.  I will keep the hotel apprised of your arrival time to arrange a pick up.
  • If you are at the airport with no driver waiting for you, take a taxi and ask the front desk to pay the driver. If you encounter any issues, simply pay and GET A RECEIPT and I will have it refunded.

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 DOMINICA. Though not required by law, some travelers have reported difficulty departing 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 DOMINICA 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. )

 

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Diving & Itinerary:

 

DIVING
  • The dive boat is located near the hotel in the small village. The hotel/dive operator will provide daily rides to the dive shop where its a short walk to the boat. We will provide A FULL DETAILED UPDATE IN PRE TRIP NOTES OF HOW THIS WILL WORK.
  • We limit each boat to a maximum of 18 divers for comfort and better dives. There is a lot of room to walk around and plenty of shade. This also helps make surface time more comfortable for two tank dive trips.
  • We GUARANTEE 60 min boat dives if you can safely reach that time within the constraints of your computer and gas limitations.  The shops will otherwise recommend on the two tank morning boat dive trips, 45-50 minute bottom times and average recommended depth of 50-70 foot. WE DO NOT LIMIT YOUR DEPTHS.  A surface interval of 60 mins or more will be provided. THIS IS WHY YOU DIVE WITH SINGLEDIVERS.COM...MORE BOTTOM TIME & FREEDOM TO DIVE AS YOU LIKE!!!
  • All the boats feature a wide swim platform, which makes it easy to leave and return to the boat. For the hardcore divers, back rolls or giant strides are possible off the sides of the boat!
  • Each of our local dive masters have been with us for many years and are well-known and respected in the dive industry. They ensure a safe experience while keeping things fun. Our fleet of two dive boats and growing is one of the best on the island, and provide a level of comfort and convenience unmatched on Dominica.
  • We will also offer optional Whale Tours and land tours (see below) and Dive Dominica is the #1 Whale Tour Operator on the island!
PROPOSED ITINERARY:

 

While our personal Dominica Experience may vary due to weather and conditions, the outline below will give you a good feel for the exciting week in store for us:

Jun 6th, 2020: This will be the official ARRIVAL date in Dominica. Plan to get a bite to eat and get some sleep.

Jun 7-11, 2020:

  • Each morning we SD will do two tank dives off the boats (dives start at 8:45 am until approx 12 noon).  NOTE we will have to pull this in if we want to get our (2) one hour boat rides and get back for lunch timely so you can DIVE DIVE DIVE via the shore the afternoon!)
  • Each afternoon (or as soon as we return from our morning dives) you can enjoy great shore diving directly behind the hotel.
  • Breakfast is included daily and is available at 7:30am on premises for breakfast. You can purchase Lunch & Dinner Pkgs or simply dine ala carte. You can also head to the village as part of our DISCOVER DOMINICA TREASURE HUNT whatever time we return for lunch. NOTE: WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS ON THE 2 AFTERNOON BOAT DIVING DAYS...pls eat at the hotel to ensure you are ready for the boat in time. (Non-divers can enjoy lunch starting at noon)
  • Each afternoon/evening SD Happy Hour takes place - don't forget to bring a bottle of your favorite booze(s) from Duty Free!  NOTE: Drinks are high at the hotel so we will have our own Happy Hours with mixers either from the local grocery store or via the bar and then adding our own DUTY FREE PURCHASES!  We also hope to have a "HAPPY HOUR TREASURE HUNT" set up as well for village bar hopping! Not sure if it has any bars as most may be in the main town. Stay tuned for more details....
  • If we have enough for a boat night dive it is usually slated for Tuesday evening  Ad hoc night shore diving *MAY* be avail as long as we have at least 2 divers.
  • We hope to have other events in the evening to entertain you!
  • Dinners are on your own either at one of Dominica's BEST AND DELICIOUS eating establishments aka JUNGLE BAY or possibly in the village and follows our resident Happy Hours. 

June 12th, 2020: This day will be free for activities and sightseeing or just cleaning gear, packing and relaxing. IF you wish to dive an extra day... let us know as many flights allow for diving on Friday before leaving. Remember DAN says 18 hrs after repetitive diving days so its now 18 hrs vs 24 hrs.

June 13th, 2020: Official Departure day unless you have purchased additional nights.

 

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: Dominica is suitable for most divers but the MOST PRISTINE DIVE SITES are on the Atlantic side so you will need to be comfortable with possible current and how to use the reef to minimize it, drift diving, stationary mooring diving as well as shorediving entries and exits. You need good buoyancy because Dominica is so UNSPOILED...please don't be the one to hurt it for other divers.    If you are a newer diver you should check with trips@singledivers to discuss your concerns. (Our customary "Rent A Buddy" program is not avail on this trip because all the dive mentors want to be free to enjoy this amazing diving venue!)
  • Certification in Paradise - there are no SingleDivers.com training activities nor workshops currently planned for this trip but Instruction / Classes are available on this trip.  Please let us know what you are interested in and we will 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.

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 is anticipated to 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.

 

TOURS & ACTIVITIES:

 

Dominica is LOADED with tour options and activities ....its called The Nature Island because diving is only one of many world class activities.

 

BOILING LAKE:

Dominica has one of only 2 boiling lakes in the world where the volcanic flow is so hot the water near it boils...just like a kettle. Of course you won't get in the boiling lake but for those with the endurance and desire you can hike to the lake in the mountains where the water is so hot it boils!

PRICE:  $TBA (pricing will be dependent on the number of people who wish to do an activity. Jungle Bay includes different tours for different prices which you can book directly via them OR if we have enough we can arrange a group activity with one of our FAVE TOUR OPERATORS ON THE ISLAND who we'e used for over 10 years and will use the FIRST WEEK of our DARLING DOMINICA RE-DISCOVERY TWO WEEK TOUR!)

 

VICTORIA FALLS:

For those wishing for similar beauty but easier conditions Victoria Falls never disappoints and is only 5 mins from Jungle Bay! See HERE for a video of how beautiful and easy it is.

PRICE:  $TBA (pricing will be dependent on the number of people who wish to do an activity. Jungle Bay includes different tours for different prices which you can book directly via them OR if we have enough we can arrange a group activity with one of our FAVE TOUR OPERATORS ON THE ISLAND who we'e used for over 10 years and will use the FIRST WEEK of our DARLING DOMINICA RE-DISCOVERY TWO WEEK TOUR!)

 

MORE COMING ASAP:

 

  • TRAFALGER FALLS:
  • SULFUR SPRINGS:
  • EMERALD POOL:
  • CARIBE INDIAN VILLIAGE:
  • WHALE WATCHING:
  • DISCOVER SCUBA (for non-divers):
  • ISLAND TOURS
  • HIKING
  • TURTLE WATCHING/NESTING
  • BEACH & OCEAN CLEAN UPS

 

Payment Details:

 

PROGRESS PAYMENTS:
PROGRESS PAYMENTS:

  1. Deposit: $500
  2. Payment 02/20/20:   $750
  3. Payment 03/20/20:   $419
  4. Payment 04/01/20: Balance + add-ons

Note: Trip must be paid in full 60 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
 

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.)

 

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.


Edited by Cajun Diver, 15 February 2020 - 03:35 PM.


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