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#1 TRIP DEALS & DETAILS: Aug 26-31 &/or Sep 1-6, 2022 BEST OF FLORIDA MINI TRIPS...GOLIATHS & SHARKS & BHB & MAYBE MANTAS


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Posted 06 March 2022 - 09:51 PM

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REMEMBER...ALL TRAVELERS NEED TO BE PREMIER MEMBERS OR ABOVE & HAVE DIVE INSURANCE TO JOIN OUR AMAZING TRIPS!!!

 

Location: Florida (South Florida... West Palm, Riveria & Jupiter)
Dates:   Aug 26-31, 2022 GOLIATHS ONLY and/or Sep 1-6, 2022 SHARKS & GOLIATHS & MAYBE MANTAS (Aug 31 and/or Sep 1 can be added to your pkg)
Resort:  Wyndham Super 8 Palm
Dive operator: Walker Dive Charters & Emerald Charters
Water Temp: mid 80's
Air Temp: 90-100F
Current: mild-strong (drift diving with small groups one of which carries a flag)
Visibility: 60-90ft
Experience Level: advanced open water & nitrox required
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:   GOLIATH GROUPERS MATING!!!  SHARKS UP CLOSE and MAYBE MANTAS!!!

 

INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE: AT this time we are not offering any classes on these mini trip!!!

 

Known For:  South Florida diving offers some of the most biologically diverse diving in the world, and it is full of large sea life including plenty of turtles (on any given dive, you will see Green, Leatherback, AND Loggerhead turtles), abundant fish, as well as lots of sharks and GOLIATH GROUPERS. Macro lovers will also enjoy diving in the area. We will enjoy a variety of dives including reefs, shipwrecks, night dives, drift dives, and shore dives.  Reefs are teaming with the same tropical fish species seen throughout the Caribbean. There are also larger pelagic species that migrate and different times of the year. Because of the close proximity of the Gulf Stream, Southeast Florida reefs are known for warm water with excellent visibility and lots of BIG sea life year round. There are also over 100 shipwrecks in all depth ranges. The reef system begins less than 1/4 mile offshore, so this also means considerably shorter boat rides than other places. AND WE CAN HUNT AND KILL LIONFISH!

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Whether its coming off of covid, or recovering from surgery, moving beyond injury or just simply time catching up...many of our divers need extra help..,or have special dietary requirements...or request special accommodations so they can better enjoy their trip. We stand ready to help but we need YOU to help us to help you. First you need to fill out our "Special Request" form after you sign up for a trip. Please be specific as you can. With so many special requests we may need to triage them or when not possible we go by the date that the 'Special Requests" form was submitted. While we offer many ways for you to contact us and we do our best to retrieve your feedback from multiples sources...we MUST ask that you use the form we have set up for this purpose due to so many requests and limit the requests via other channels so as to not confuse the matter. Secondly we ask that you understand that no matter how serious your limitations may be... we can not always guarantee that we can meet them 100% but using our form, and doing so early, and clearly outlining your needs allows us to work to meet your needs appropriately...something we often can not do at the last minute given the frequency that people make special requests of us. And finally, if you do fail to use our form and have to make the requests last minute we will do everything possible to help you but possibly after we've accommodated those who were kind enough to follow our process. If you have any questions on this or anything else...please email trips@singledivers.com and we can help you. :thankyou:

COVID REQUIREMENTS, COVID INSURANCE & TRIP INSURANCE:  No test required to travel to FLORIDA.  NOTE: During covid all trips will require "Trip Insurance, Covid Insurance and Dive Insurance" to protect your investment. While we can not force you to buy trip/covid insurance if you 'self insure' we can not assist with refunds or claims since a constantly and rapidly changing world dictates you be prepared. Full Details HERE

 

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Pricing:
 

MINI TRIP #1:  GOLIATHS ONLY AUG 26-31, 2022 = 8 boat dives - LIMIT 14 spots   (Click the BOOK NOW button to book after upgrading to premium member)

 

TRIP PKG PRICING:

  • GOLIATHS Diver Pkg D/O= $858 CASH or $884 credit
  • GOLIATHS Diver Pkg S/O= $1233 CASH or $1270 credit 
  • GOLIATHS Non Diver$450 CASH or $464 credit
  • GOLIATHS Locals (so no room nor group pkg perks etc) = $408 CASH (limited spots avail. Email trips@singledivers.com for availability)
  • GOLIATHS Locals BHB or Boat Dives (so no room or package) = $3 CASH or $4 credit (limited spots avail. Email trips@singledivers.com for availability)

*All prices are per person.
**Cash Discounted Price is given when you select e-check at final checkout.
*** See Tank Packages under Optional section below

 

MINI TRIP #2:  SHARKS & GOLIATHS & MAYBE MANTAS TOO... SEP 1-6, 2022  = 12 boat dives- LIMIT 13 spots (Click the BOOK NOW button to book after upgrading to premium member)
 

TRIP PKG PRICING:

  • SHARKS & GOLIATHS Diver Pkg D/O= $986 CASH or $1016 credit 
  • SHARKS & GOLIATHS Diver Pkg S/O= $1361 CASH or $1402 credit  INVENTORY: 
  • SHARKS & GOLIATHS Non Diver$450 CASH or $464 credit  
  • SHARKS & GOLIATHS Locals (so no room nor group pkg perks etc) = $536 CASH or $553 credit (limited spots avail. Email trips@singledivers.com for availability)  
  • SHARKS & GOLIATHS Locals BHB or Boat Dives (so no room or package) = $3 CASH or $4 credit (limited spots avail. Email trips@singledivers.com for availability)

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

*** See Tank Packages under Optional section below

 

What's Included:
 
5 NITE/4 DIVE DAYS GOLIATHS PACKAGE = 8 Dives AUG 26-31, 2022 INCLUDES:

  • 5 nites Wyndham Super 8 North Palm Beach (not Riviera) near the ocean and super close to the BHB and one dive operator and yet still conveniently located for diving with our other operator!
  • Free light breakfast daily with mini fridge and microwaves in the room
  • 4 days of 2 tank diving with Walker Dive Charters Aug 27,28, 29, 30 (8 dives total)- Incredible Goliath groupers, wreck and reef action
  • Facilitating up to 5 different BHB or Blue Heron Bridge dives between the two Mini Trips depending on the tides. THERE ARE OPTIONAL DIVES but we are offering BOAT BRIDGE NIGHT DIVES and SHORE BRIDGE DAY DIVE OIPTIONS (we suggest using air tanks since so shallow. You can rent as many as you need via the various TRIP RENTAL TANK PKGS OFFERED and we will organize via the forums and pre-trip planning as people start signing up for them.)
  • Help with pick up at PBI airport by SD.com members and possibly other airports and/or locales. (please consider a gas donation)
  • FREE or Nearly Free Shared transport to and from the dive shops to do paperwork, the boats, meals, etc with other members on the trip (please chip in for gas or help split a rental car if needed)
  • All hotel and dive charter state and local sales taxes as of Marchl 2022   NOTE: Our hotel rate is locked in so please use our extra nights if you need to stay Aug 31 or Sep 1 to facilitate BHB dives! The rates really jacked up after we locked our rooms in...Whew...glad I got them early!
  • When including the "Trip Tank Rental Pkg" please note that is includes all state and local taxes as well as transfers of tanks to and from the boat. Just show up and dive!
  • Lead IS included for the Walker Dive Charters dives i.e the first 4 day mini trip but NOT for the Jupiter dives ie. the last 4 day mini trip. (If you need lead please we will need to rent it. WE ARE WORKING ON THIS NOTE: We will try to offer another cheaper lead rental option for our fly in divers.
  • SingleDivers.com Tshirt (shirt is free and shipping is free since the company is now in FL!)
  • Chance to use Big Blue Dive Lights... WOW!!! They really light up the Sea!!!
  • SingleDivers.com sponsorships and goodies as available including Stream2Sea products and MORE!
  • Meets and Greets Daily Happy Hours and/or Socials thru out the week

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Mini Trip #2... see below for those separate details.
  • Sep 1, 2022  but can be added to the trip for the extra night hotel charges so you can dive the BHB or just relax after traveling or explore S. Florida
  • Tanks and tank transport to the 3 boat operators (since most will need to rent, some will need fills and a few may want upgrades to larger tanks)...SO WE HAVE CREATED A "TRIP TANK RENTAL PKG" that includes enough NITROX rental tanks for every dive included in the pkg. INCLUDING transfers of those tanks to and from the boat for you. - BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR THE "TRIP TANK RENTAL PKG" VIA THE TRIP ADD ONS IF YOU NEED THEM. You can also upgrade the "NITROX tank pkg" to steel nitrox tanks for 1 of the 2 providers. (Sorry Walker Dive Charters does not offer steel tanks)
  • NOTE: The tank rental pkg price INCLUDES paying each dive operator to take your tanks to and from the boat. If you are having your own tanks filled please make sure that you are able to drop them off for fills and pick them back up again. They will not be taken to the boat for you or back to the shop like we do the rental tanks.
  • ADD'L TANK INFO: We have a nitrox tank rental pkg for both dive operators and Blue Heron Bridge tank options (suggest air since so shallow) as well as tank options for ALL EXTRA DIVES BEING OFFERED. If you are a local Florida SingleDivers.com member joining us for a few days of diving (as available)... you can rent tanks from us for each operator a bit closer to the trip
  • Some transportation to/from airports and/or the dive sites may not be included. Our dive club members have always done a great job helping pick people up for the airport (please fly into WPB aka PBI if possible) to aid being picked up. If you choose to rent a car please let us know as others will share the car with you offsetting the expense. We will help to organize this for our club members.  We will use our forums to help organize who arrives when so we can help organize transportation. 
  • Lead for Jupiter Dives aka MINI TRIP #2 NOT included. (See lead rental prices under "Options and Extras"
  • TANK RENTAL PACKAGE REQUIRED UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TANKS (and will take them to/from to get filled)
  • Transport to/from Florida
  • REMEMBER...Transfers to/from airport to hotel nor from hotel to hotel may not be covered. (We'll help with car pooling and/or rental cars if needed. Let us know if you can drive or need a ride.)
  • REMEMBER...Rental Car expenses or gas for car pooling with other members may is NOT covered... please offer to help with gas or expenses if you share a ride with anyone and are not diving your own vehicle.
  • SHARING EXPENSES   If you rent a car and offer to share with others that the recipients of your generosity will help with gas, fees, and expenses.
  • 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. NOTE: Only DAN offers domestic dive insurance at this time so please be sure to add DAN to your dive insurance options.
  • TRIP Insurance- It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and MANDATORY during COVID. See INSURANCE Tab below for recommendations.

 

5 NITE/4 DIVE DAYS SHARKS, GOLIATHS & MAYBE MANTAS... PACKAGE = 12 Dives AUG 26-31, 2022 INCLUDES:

  • 5 nites Wyndham Super 8 North Palm Beach (not Riviera) near the ocean and super close to the BHB and one dive operator and yet still conveniently located for diving with our other operator!
  • Free light breakfast daily with mini fridge and microwaves in the room
  • 4 days of 3 tank diving with Emerald Charters Sep 2, 3, 4, 5 (12 dives total)- AMAZING SHARKS & GOLIATHS and MAYBE MANTAS TOO... hammerheads, lemons, reefs, silkies, bulls and TONS of Goliath Groupers! Oh and some wrecks and possibly some reefs
  • Facilitating up to 5 different BHB or Blue Heron Bridge dives between the two Mini Trips depending on the tides. THERE ARE OPTIONAL DIVES but we are offering BOAT BRIDGE NIGHT DIVES and SHORE BRIDGE DAY DIVE OPTIONS (we suggest using air tanks since so shallow. You can rent as many as you need via the various TRIP RENTAL TANK PKGS OFFERED and we will organize via the forums and pre-trip planning as people start signing up for them.)
  • Help with pick up at PBI airport by SD.com members and possibly other airports and/or locales. (please consider a gas donation)
  • FREE or Nearly Free Shared transport to and from the dive shops to do paperwork, the boats, meals, etc with other members on the trip (please chip in for gas or help split a rental car if needed)
  • NOTE: For the Jupiter dives we will fax in nitrox and c-cards and do paperwork online then the tanks will be delivered to the dock/boat for our use and picked up daily and returned. NOTE: YOU MUST DO THE PAPERWORK IN ADVANCE OR NO TANK RENTALS DELIVERED TO THE DOCK
  • Gourmet Lunch on the boat for Jupiter Dives Sept 2, 3, 4, 5
  • All hotel and dive charter state and local sales taxes as of March 2022 (prices subject to change and will have to be passed on accordingly)  NOTE: Our hotel rate is locked in so please use our extra nights if you need to stay Aug 31 or Sep 1 to facilitate BHB dives! The rates really jacked up after we locked our rooms in...Whew...glad I got them early!
  • When including the "Trip Tank Rental Pkg" please note that is includes all state and local taxes as well as transfers of tanks to and from the boat. Just show up and dive!
  • SingleDivers.com Tshirt (shirt is free and shipping is free since the company is now in FL!)
  • Chance to use Big Blue Dive Lights... WOW!!! They really light up the Sea!!!
  • SingleDivers.com sponsorships and goodies as available including Stream2Sea products and MORE!
  • Meets and Greets Daily Happy Hours and/or Socials thru out the week

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Mini Trip #1... see above for those separate details.
  • Aug 31, 2022  but can be added to the trip for the extra night hotel charges so you can dive the BHB or just relax after traveling or explore S. Florida
  • Tanks and tank transport to the 3 boat operators (since most will need to rent, some will need fills and a few may want upgrades to larger tanks)...SO WE HAVE CREATED A "TRIP TANK RENTAL PKG" that includes enough NITROX rental tanks for every dive included in the pkg. INCLUDING transfers of those tanks to and from the boat for you. - BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR THE "TRIP TANK RENTAL PKG" VIA THE TRIP ADD ONS IF YOU NEED THEM. You can also upgrade the "NITROX tank pkg" to steel nitrox tanks for 1 of the 2 providers. (Sorry Walker Dive Charters does not offer steel tanks)
  • NOTE: The tank rental pkg price INCLUDES paying each dive operator to take your tanks to and from the boat. If you are having your own tanks filled please make sure that you are able to drop them off for fills and pick them back up again. They will not be taken to the boat for you or back to the shop like we do the rental tanks.
  • ADD'L TANK INFO: We have a nitrox tank rental pkg for both dive operators and Blue Heron Bridge tank options (suggest air since so shallow) as well as tank options for ALL EXTRA DIVES BEING OFFERED. If you are a local Florida SingleDivers.com member joining us for a few days of diving (as available)... you can rent tanks from us for each operator a bit closer to the trip
  • Some transportation to/from airports and/or the dive sites may not be included. Our dive club members have always done a great job helping pick people up for the airport (please fly into WPB aka PBI if possible) to aid being picked up. If you choose to rent a car please let us know as others will share the car with you offsetting the expense. We will help to organize this for our club members.  We will use our forums to help organize who arrives when so we can help organize transportation. 
  • Lead for Jupiter Dives aka MINI TRIP #2 NOT included. (See lead rental prices under "Options and Extras"
  • TANK RENTAL PACKAGE REQUIRED UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TANKS (and will take them to/from to get filled)
  • Transport to/from Florida
  • REMEMBER...Transfers to/from airport to hotel nor from hotel to hotel may not be covered. (We'll help with car pooling and/or rental cars if needed. Let us know if you can drive or need a ride.)
  • REMEMBER...Rental Car expenses or gas for car pooling with other members may is NOTcovered... please offer to help with gas or expenses if you share a ride with anyone and are not diving your own vehicle.
  • SHARING EXPENSES   If you rent a car and offer to share with others that the recipients of your generosity will help with gas, fees, and expenses.
  • 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. NOTE: Only DAN offers domestic dive insurance at this time so please be sure to add DAN to your dive insurance options.
  • TRIP Insurance- It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. See INSURANCE Tab below for recommendations.

 

Options & Extras:

 

The CASH Discounted Prices shown below will be applied when you select e-check during final checkout.

  • REMEMBER...Transfers to/from airport to hotel nor from hotel to hotel may not be covered. (We'll help with car pooling and/or rental cars if needed. Let us know if you can drive or need a ride.)
  • REMEMBER...Rental Car expenses or gas for car pooling with other members may not be covered...it depends on who drives in, how many locals we have and how many people opt to rent a car.

 

ADD ON & OPTIONAL PRICING FOR GOLIATH DIVERS & LOCALS

 

Optional GOLIATH Tank Pkg (MUST CHOOSE ONE)

  • 2 tanks per day for 4 days of diving so 8 NITROX 80  tanks (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT) = $16+ tax = $137 CASH  or $142 credit
  • 2 tanks per day for 4 days of diving so 8 AIR 80  tanks (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT) = $10 + tax = $86 CASH  or  $89 credit
  • Zero Tanks as I have my own and will do my own fills $0 CASH
  • Individual tank rentals  AIR 80 (for the GOLIATH DIVES AND BHB and BLACKWATER DIVE)  $11 CASH or $12 credit
  • Individual tank rentals  NITROX 80 (for the GOLIATH DIVES AND BHB and BLACKWATER DIVE)  $18 CASH or $19 credit

Optional Blue Heron Bridge and Black Water Dives:

 

  • Aug 27 BHB Boat Dive + PROFESSIONAL GUIDE 1 tank dive with tax (tank not included)  $50 CASH or $52 per person + tip  
  • Aug 27 extra 2 tank afternoon dives with tax (tank not included) $102 CASH or $105 per person credit + tip 
  • Aug 28 Black Water "Alien" boat night dive 1 tank with tax (tank not included) $86 CASH or $89 per person + tip 
  • Aug 29 BHB Boat Dive + PROFESSIONAL GUIDE 1 tank dive with tax (tank not included) $50 CASH or $52 per person + tip 
  • Extra Nights HOTEL D/O (special rate applies to Aug 31 or Sep 1) $75 CASH or $78 credit for GOLIATH or SHARKS trip (must email trips@singledivers.com to advise the dates needed and d/o is not guaranteed but we will help you find a roomie for the extra nights. NOTE OUR RATE INSURES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE ROOMS but book quickly we may not be able to get more rooms at this great rate)  
  • Extra Nights HOTEL S/O (special rate applies to Aug 31 or Sep 1) $150 CASH or $155 credit for GOLIATH or SHARKS trip (must email trips@singledivers.com to advise the dates needed) NOTE OUR RATE INSURES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE ROOMS but book quickly we may not be able to get more rooms at this great rate)  

 

ADD ON & OPTIONAL PRICING FOR BHB DIVES (can be booked with either mini trip or without a mini trip by locals wishing to join in the fun!)

 

Optional SHARK & GOLIATH Tank Pkg (MUST CHOOSE ONE)

  • 3 tanks per day for 4 days of diving so 12 NITROX 80 alum tanks (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT)  = $219 CASH or $226 credit
  • 3 tanks per day for 4 days of diving so 12 NITROX STEEL 100  tanks (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT) $283 CASH or $292 credit
  • 3 tanks per day for 4 days of diving so 12 AIR alum 80 tanks (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT) $193 CASH or $199 credit
  • Zero Tanks as I have my own and will do my own fills  $0
  • Individual NITROX alum 80 tank w/tax rentals (for the daily boat dives with SHARKS & GROUPERS or the BHB SHORE DIVES) (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT$19 CASH or $20 credit
  • Individual NITROX STEEL 100 tank w/tax rentals (for the daily boat dives with SHARKS & GROUPERS or the BHB SHORE DIVES) (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT)  $24 CASH or $25 credit
  • Individual AIR alum 80 tank w/tax  rentals (for the daily boat dives with SHARKS & GROUPERS or the BHB SHORE DIVES) (DELIVERED TO THE BOAT not the shore dives) $17 CASH or $18 credit

 

Optional Blue Heron Bridge Dives:

  • Aug 31 BHB SHORE dive 1 tank $ CASH  per person + tip $0 if self guided or $TBA if professionally guided + tank  
  • Sep 1 BHB SHORE dive 1 tank $ CASH per person + tip  $0 if self guided or $TBA if professionally guided + tank  
  • Sep 6 BHB SHORE dive AM option 1 tank $ CASH per person + tip  $0 if self guided or $TBA if professionally guided + tank  
  • Sep 6 BHB SHORE dive PM option 1 tank $ CASH per person + tip  $0 if self guided or $TBA if professionally guided + tank   
  • Extra Nights HOTEL D/O (special rate applies to Aug 31 or Sep 1) $75 CASH or $78 credit for GOLIATH or SHARKS trip (must email trips@singledivers.com to advise the dates needed and d/o is not guaranteed but we will help you find a roomie for the extra nights. NOTE OUR RATE INSURES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE ROOMS but book quickly we may not be able to get more rooms at this great rate)  
  • Extra Nights HOTEL S/O (special rate applies to Aug 31 or Sep 1) $150 CASH or $155 credit for GOLIATH or SHARKS trip (must email trips@singledivers.com to advise the dates needed) NOTE OUR RATE INSURES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE ROOMS but book quickly we may not be able to get more rooms at this great rate

ADD ON PRICING JUPITER SHARK & GOLIATH DIVES & LOCALS

  • Weight Rental Up to 20 lbs (lead not included in the charter price) approx $23 OR $22 cash price payable at dive shop
  • Regulator Sets approx $27 payable at dive shop
  • BCDs with Integrated Weight Pockets approx $27 payable at dive shop
  • Wetsuits approx $23 payable at dive shop
  • Safety Marker approx $17 payable at dive shop
  • Extra Nights HOTEL D/O (special rate applies to Aug 31 or Sep 1) $75 CASH or $78 credit for GOLIATH or SHARKS trip (must email trips@singledivers.com to advise the dates needed and d/o is not guaranteed but we will help you find a roomie for the extra nights. NOTE OUR RATE INSURES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE ROOMS but book quickly we may not be able to get more rooms at this great rate)  
  • Extra Nights HOTEL S/O (special rate applies to Aug 31 or Sep 1) $150 CASH or $155 credit for GOLIATH or SHARKS trip (must email trips@singledivers.com to advise the dates needed) NOTE OUR RATE INSURES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE ROOMS but book quickly we may not be able to get more rooms at this great rate

 
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:

  • When paying in full
  • When you first sign up
  • 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.)
  • Only one (1) coupon code can be used per order.

 

​​DISCOUNTS FOR BOTH MINIS TRIP INCLUDE:

  • PAY IN FULL  at time of Booking FOR BOTH MINI TRIPS by Mar 20, 2022 for $25 off D/O or S/O (Email trips@singledivers.com to request the $25 rebate as our system will not allow us to do it automatically.  TO AVOID HAVING TO CHECK OUT THE HOTEL AND BACK IN FOR THE MINI TRIPS PLEASE GET YOUR EXTRA DAYS VIA TRIPS@SINGLEDIVERS.COM or IF WANTING TO JUST DO THE BRIDGE ETC.)
  • Book by May 1, 2022: Get (1) chance to win a FREE Big Blue Light Product (drawing at hotel)
  • Book Jun 1, 2022 : Get (1) chance to win a FREE Stream2Sea Travel Product Pkg (drawing at hotel) 
  • Social Media Discounts: 1 chance to win a FREE $25 gift certificate for purchases from anyone of our Corporate Sponsors or SD merchandise 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 FLORIDA 22 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.)  NOTE: We are TRULY thankful for so many of you foregoing your rebate as a gesture of appreciation for how much work we put into our trips for the same or less than most other trips. :thankyou:
  • 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.
  • If booking within 45 days of the trip please submit your documents within 3 days. Otherwise the $75 document processing fee will be added to your final invoice.

Accommodations for BOTH Mini Trips:

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  • Each mini trip will have 5 nites hotel at Wyndham Super 8 North Palm Beach (NOT Riviera) in highly rated area 1.3 miles to the ocean conveniently located off Highway 1.
  • This motel is just 5 minutes’ drive from Singer Island Beach and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park aka BHB.
  • It features an outdoor pool
  • daily light grab and go breakfast.
  • Cable TV and free Wi-Fi are offered in each room at Super 8 North Palm Beach/PGA Boulevard.
  • The simply styled rooms also include a microwave, a small fridge and coffee-making facilities.
  • The North Palm Beach Super 8 offers an on-site business center for guest use.
  • Laundry facilities are also available.
  • This motel is about 10 minutes’ drive from The Gardens Mall and about 15 minutes’ drive from PGA National Golf Club.
  • Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.
  • LOCATION:  757 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408-4412
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Dining & Entertainment

  • Breakfast/Lobby area
Health, Activities & Sports
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming
Technology Services
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • High-Speed WiFi
  • Fax Service
Transportation & Parking
  • Accessible Parking
  • Outdoor Parking

DINING:: 
 
Breakfast will be at the hotel with light grab and go featured items. Lunch will be after diving at nearby restaurants and dinner will be at pre selected group venues featuring the flavor and fun of S. Florida Food!

 

 

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Payment Details:
 

PROGRESS PAYMENTS:
 

  • Since each mini trip has such limited number of spots and demand is high with way too many variables... we minimized the number of pkgs and allow you to book each in full to insure you get the spot you really want.
  • You can add your tank pkg(s) later but this must be done at least 60 days prior to the trip

 

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 via email here: CONTACT Information.
  • 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 email trips@singledivers.com or click here for all contact information: CONTACT Information.

Travel & Transfer Details:
 
AIRPORT/TRANSFER/CAR POOLING INFO 

  • If flying in we suggest PBI Palm Beach International which is 10 miles to the hotel or about 15-20 mins depending on traffic.  Parking at the hotel is free for guests. If you can't find a flight to Palm Beach then FLL Ft Lauderdale about 58 miles away or 70 mins to thehotel. Although we do not recommend it you can fly into MIA about 2.5-3 hrs from hotel or more if you like but the other two will be significantly closer. Let us know which airport and we'll help with car pooling and/or shared rentals.
  • If driving please let us know so we can help coordinate who needs rides and who has cars. Members will be asked to pitch in for gas and/or sharing in car rentals.
  • We will ensure that all drivers have directions from the hotel to the boats and/or dive shops depending on where our point of departure is. This will come a bit closer to the trip.
  • We will use the TRIP FORUMS to help coordinate flights, car pooling, ride sharing etc. The sooner you sign up the easier it will be to coordinate such things. Please offer to share a personal vehicle if driving and/or a rental car if flying. Local members often help with airport pick ups so they can meet fellow members and get to know more people at the social events we plan in conjunction with the trip.
  • Hotel location and directions are listed under the Accommodations Purple Header.
  • If you have any questions please email trips@singledivers.com putting the trip name in the subject line along with a brief summary of the question

 
VISA/PASSPORT INFORMATION

 

This trip is located in the US so no passport is required.
 
TRIP INSURANCE IS OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY SUGGESTED

 

If you miss your Flight(s) to (PBI) Florida you MAY be able to catch a flight the next day or you may have to divert to another airport. This can be costly in S Florida especially given the increase in the transport costs trying to reach the hotel if diverted to FLL or MIA.  If you choose to self-insure that is fine but you also choose to accept all losses accordingly as SD.com nor any vendors will be responsible for losses due to non-insurance.

We recommend:
Dive Assure please reference SingleDivers.com via the drop down menu under GLOBAL PARTNERS. 
 
Click HERE for Dive Assure for either a 'one time' policy OR ! an annual policy that is either BOTH Dive & Trip Insurance providing PRIMARY COVERAGE with excellent rates and coverage OR JUST TRIP INSURANCE. They offer annual plans as well as one time policies. They are not the cheapest but they are the most hassle free when filing a claim.
 
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Diving & Itinerary:
 

DIVING

 

Please read the info under the Experience Required Section below BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP. If you find you have signed up and are not comfortable completing this trip please contact us immediately. Understand that we may be able to avoid any penalties for cancellation but we can not guarantee it so please email info@singledivers.com for more help BERORE signing up if you have any questions.

 

Florida offers something for ALL divers but this trip is not for all divers. It is for divers with 40-50 dives who are AOW or equivalent, nitrox certified and comfortable with live boat pick ups, drift dives, managing current to either hide from the current or stay with the flag carrier as well as being able to 'throw a bag' on their own or deploy a safety sausage from 20 feet while doing your safety stop so the boat can be tracking where the current is taking them if they get separated from their group.  In other words...this is not a beginner's trip even though Florida does offer diving suited for novices. But for those able, and willing...THIS WILL BE A SPECTACULAR EXPERIENCE watching the Goliath Groupers Aggregate (fancy word for fish porn aka spawning) and see LOTS OF SHARKS!!! And we do mean LOTS AND LOTS OF SHARKS!!! Up close and personal!  AND NOW RECENTLY MANTA RAYS!!!! :wakawaka: :fish:

 

DIVE ITINERARY

 

26 Aug Friday - arrive in South Florida. Check into Wyndham Super 8 North Palm Beach.  Located at 757 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.  There is also free WiFi, among other amenities. We will organize a Meet & Greet and Group Dinner.

27 Aug Saturday - 2-tank morning dive (TBAam) with WALKER DIVE CHARTERS. We'll figure out where we will dive based upon the group going and other insight based upon local intel. We can do an optional 2 tank dives in the afternoon (1:30pm) or your own afternoon excursion.The group dinner venue will be announced. Tonight is also the FIRST POSSIBLE OPTIONAL BHB BOAT DIVE.

28 Aug Sunday - 2 tank morning dive (TBAam) with WALKER DIVE CHARTERS. We'll figure out where we will dive based upon the group going and other insight based upon local intel. We can do an optional  TONIGHT IS THE OPTIONAL BLACKWATER ALIEN DIVE.

29 Aug Monday - 2-tank morning dive (TBAam) with WALKER DIVE CHARTERS. We'll figure out where we will dive based upon the group going and other insight based upon local intel. We can do an optional  TONIGHT IS THE LAST OPTIONAL BHB BOAT DIVE.

30 Aug Tuesday - 2-tank morning dive (TBAam) with WALKER DIVE CHARTERS. We'll figure out where we will dive based upon the group going and other insight based upon local intel. We can do an optional  

31 Aug Wednesday - Check out day for those ending MINI TRIP #1. You can stay another day and do some of the BHB shore dives. (NOTE if an uneven number sign up for the 7 day pkg we'll honor d/o rooming requests based upon when you signed up as one person may have to do a single room to allow this to work out)

01 Sep Thursday - Check in day for those starting MINI TRIP #2. You can arrive a day early on the 31st and do some of the BHB shore dives. (NOTE if an uneven number sign up for the 7 day pkg we'll honor d/o rooming requests based upon when you signed up as one person may have to do a single room to allow this to work out)

02 Sep Friday - Diving Jupiter we'll do a 3 tank day dive (TBAam) with EMERALD CHARTERS including lunch HERE , Blowing Rocks Marina, 18487 S.E. Federal Highway, Jupiter, FL 33469. Note: to save time, please complete the boat waiver in advance.     

03 Sep Saturday -  Diving Jupiter we'll do a 3 tank day dive (TBAam) with EMERALD CHARTERS including lunch HERE , Blowing Rocks Marina, 18487 S.E. Federal Highway, Jupiter, FL 33469. Note: to save time, please complete the boat waiver in advance. 

04 Sep Sunday Diving Jupiter we'll do a 3 tank day dive (TBAam) with EMERALD CHARTERS including lunch HERE , Blowing Rocks Marina, 18487 S.E. Federal Highway, Jupiter, FL 33469. Note: to save time, please complete the boat waiver in advance. 

05 Sep Monday Diving Jupiter we'll do a 3 tank day dive (TBAam) with EMERALD CHARTERS including lunch HERE , Blowing Rocks Marina, 18487 S.E. Federal Highway, Jupiter, FL 33469. Note: to save time, please complete the boat waiver in advance. 

06 Sep Tuesday  Check out day for those ending MINI TRIP #3. You can stay another day and do the last two possible BHB shore dives. (NOTE if an uneven number sign up for the 7 day pkg we'll honor d/o rooming requests based upon when you signed up as one person may have to do a single room to allow this to work out)

 

 

DAILY DIVE TRIP SCHEDULE FOR OUR TRIP... BEING UPDATED:

  • 8:00 am & 1:30 or 2pm if we have enough for a double dip...  (We can possibly schedule optional afternoon dives for the first 3 diving days as this operators offer an afternoon double or single dip. Once people sign up we can start talking about adding these extra dives. We need 4 to run. Extra dives are NOT possible on the last 3 days of diving in Jupiter as they are already 3 dive days so an afternoon is feasible but not practical from a nitrogen loading standpoint)
  • The diver should bring any gear that they have, a c-card, any medications that could be necessary, and of course things like a towel or a jacket, if the conditions require.
  • PLEASE NOTE THE SHARK DIVING REQUIREMENTS UNDER JUPITER DIVE INFO

TEMPERATURE FACTS:
 

Water temperature do exceed 80 degrees in the summer to the low seventies in the winter. If you can see it in the Caribbean waters, you can see it here...Honest!! Our depths run from 45'- 65' on the west side of the reef, and 50'-80' on the east side of the reef. Since you asked about wrecks, we feature wrecks that sit in anything from 80' - 110'.

DIVE SITES FOR OUR VARIOUS DIVING DAYS:
 

We have prepared a list of most of the sites we can visit with each of our 2 operators on our amazing BEST OF FLORIDA trip HERE.

Check it out!
 
TRIP DETAILS CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST....PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THEM.


Edited by Cajun Diver, 13 March 2022 - 03:23 PM.
Added Locals BHB or Boat dives


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Posted 10 March 2022 - 12:46 AM

Experience Required & Training/Workshops:

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

We'll start the week off doing drift dives and wreck dives out of the West Palm & Riveria area. This will help to acclimate you if you've been out of the water for awhile to participate in the Jupiter Diving.

Due to the currents and depths especially of the second half of the trip, we are limiting the trip to experienced divers who:

  • are Advanced Open Water Certified OR EQUIVELANT
  • are Enriched Air Nitrox* certified with at least 40-50 dives (you must discuss ability to safely and comfortably make these dives with the trip organizers if we have not dove with you before)
  • are comfortable if they are separated from the group due to currents
  • can safely and effectively deploy a safety sausage/smb without a buddy to help FROM 20 FT OF WATER WHILE DRIFTING
  • can board a boat without being on a mooring line ie. live boat pick up
  • can manage current on a wreck or reef using it to shield you while you wait for others
  • are comfortable with large sharks being in close proximity to them or don't mind skipping either the wreck or shark dives if not comfortable without a refund for any missed dives
  • ar comfortable with small amounts of food being in the water to entice the sharks to come check us out.

It is especially important for all divers on this trip to not only be comfortable with large sharks around so that they do not spook the animals and either scare them away for the others on the trip or agitate them as they sense fear in the water.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR WALKER DIVE CHARTER DIVES (Goliaths):

  • THIS INFO IS BEING UPDATED.... please bear with us.
  • We do require that all of our divers have their own timing device (watch or computer) and a safety sausage
  • If you do not require gear rental, please check in at the boat at least 30 minutes before departure.
  • If you do require rental gear, please call us to set up a pick up time...usually 1 hour before departure. (NOTE SD.com will help to coordinate this for you but contact trips@singledivers.com with any questions)
  • The boat does not provide transportation to the boat locations BUT SD will help with this)
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERALD CHARTER DIVES (Sharks & Goliaths * Maybe Mantas):
  • Emerald Charters – 3 Tank Dive Trips
  • 7 AM Check In at TBA  IF RENTING GEAR. IF NO GEAR THEN YOU JUST MEET AT THE BOAT WHICH IS LITERALLY PARKED AT THE JUPITER
  • WYNDHAM GRAND HOTEL at 7:30am
  • Departs at 8 AM, returns approximately 2:30 PM.after doing 3 tank dives & lunch at sea
  • Nitrox and other Certification Cards MUST BE FAXED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ALONG WITH DIVE PAPERWORK and then presented AGAIN at time of Check In – If you do not have a copy of cert cards, get replacements before you come – Lack of Cert Cards on the day of the trip will forfeit your trip and no refunds will be issued
  • ALL Divers MUST have Nitrox Certification and should have Advanced Dive Certifications or the equivalent of at least 50 logged dives with Deep Diving and Drift Diving Experience.  
  • Last dive must have been within 6 months of the booked dive trip.
  • No white, pink, yellow, or other bright colored fins, gloves, masks, snorkels, wetsuits or TANKS.  
  • Black hoods are required for long hair
  • Wetsuits and gloves are required for everyone.
  • All Dive Trips are 3 Tank Dive Trips and all are Drift Dives / Safety Marker (DSMB) Required
  • Weights are not provided on the boat (we can help rent them for you if flying in)
  • Customers TYPICALLY transport tanks to and from Boat but we have paid to have SCUBA WORKS transport RENTAL TANKS to & from the boat for SD.com.for Jupiter dives via the TANK RENTAL PKG
  • IF you are having your own tanks filled, YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR THE TRANSPORT in your package AND you are responsible for handling your own transfers, and fills. (Contact us about possibly helping with this)

 

Optional Training Certification

 

*If you are not yet Nitrox certified, you have plenty of time to do so online before the trip, then a short practicum will be given in person so you can start diving Nitrox on your first dive. (Nitrox has many benefits including LONGER BOTTOM TIMES, shorter surface interval times and reduced levels of nitrogen in the body. Many people feel less tired after diving and seem to have more energy.

 

Be sure to talk to us PRIOR if you are working to finalize your nitrox or AOW classes. We'd love to have you join us and HAVE A FANTASTIC trip!

 
Insurance, Documentation & T&C's:
 
INSURANCE

DIVE Insurance is required![/size] 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 for US Diving:

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)![/size]  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.
 
 
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, 10 March 2022 - 12:47 AM.


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