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2023: SAVE THE DATES for DOMINICA SWIMMING with WHALES & BE ADDED TO THE NOTIFY LIST for Oct 21-28 and/or Oct 28-Nov 4 , 2023... ONE TIME ONLY!!!


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 03 October 2022 - 10:44 PM

October 21-26 2023 and/or October 28 – November 4, 2023

 

See for yourself.. and click for videos of Dominica's Whales....HERE and HERE!

 

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FIRST EVER SWIMMING WITH WHALES... DOUBLE DIP SPECIAL ALERT...(aka we have 2 weeks...see sneak pricing below)

 

We are CONFIRMED FOR BOTH OCT 21-28, 2023 and OCT 28 - Nov 4, 2023. Getting the licenses confirmed takes time and getting this trip set up has been challenging BUT the work is paying off. We are several thousand dollars cheaper than others offering the same trip... and with the best pricing around for the BEST EXPERIENCE WITH WHALES ARGUABLY IN THE WORLD... each week's 6 spots will NOT last long!

 

OH and you can combine this with an additional week of SUPERB DIVING in Dominica.... and LIONFISH HUNTING/KILLING ...AND PHOTOGRAPHY too!!! :wakawaka:

 

AND now we have the possibility of doing a COMBO WHALES & DIVE TRIP for 12 lucky people per week... 3 days of whales and 3 days diving for those not sure that 5 days with the whales is more than they can manage.

 

And for a few lucky ones who know they can't get enough time with the whales now you can do 6 days with the whales vs 5 if you do back to back combo's.

 

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See for yourself.. and click for videos of Dominica's Whales....HERE and HERE!

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!!! (NOTE: This trip is for intermediate and advanced SNORKELERS in good physical shape! THIS TRIP CAN ALSO BE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A DIVING TRIP TO DOMINICA AS WELL.. Email trips@singledivers.com or call 864-557-6079 to see if you can safely enjoy this trip if you have questions after reading the overview at the bottom of this post.)


What does that mean?
It means that we have locked in these dates to this destination and THEY ARE FIRM!!! All that remains is for us to open the trip up for booking. We typically do that 6-9 months in advance but we are trying to open trips up 9-18mo in advance depending on the destination and timing.

This will allow our members to better plan AND be assured that they have a guaranteed spot on their dream trip.


How does it work?
If you would like advance notice when this trip opens up so you can secure a spot early since some sell out in as little as 24 hrs., simply post in the SAVE THE DATES thread/topic that you want to be added to the notification list and we'll add you to the list. NOTE: You can not add yourself to the list...but you can add a post/reply that you want to be added and one of our amazing trip coordinators will add your name to the master list.


How am I notified?
We use our site's internal messaging system called a PM (private message) to notify members when a trip is open for booking. It protects your identity, it hides your contact information but it allows EVERYONE to see the same information and you can see real time what others are saying without revealing your own contact information. We encourage you to upgrade to our PREMIER MEMBERSHIP level which is only $35 a year and qualifies you for a $25 member rebate after every trip if you file for it. PLUS you can get the earliest notification that a trip is open. We require it to go on the trip so upgrading early gets you first access to limited spots!

If you are still a BASIC MEMBER we will send you an email notification that the trip is open and ready for signing up. It normally takes us a day or two to create these emails and get them out to all the basic members wanting advance notification, but we will get it out to you.

 

PRO TIP: With only 6 spots each week we strongly suggest you upgrade now so you are on the first notification list. By the time we do the second list to the basic members... the trip may be sold out.


How do I upgrade my membership?
If you want to be sure of early notification here is how you upgrade your membership.

1. Make sure you are logged into the site. (You can tell if you are logged in because you see your screen name/display name in the upper right of the forums.
2. Click on the MEMBERSHIP tab across the top of the forums under the SingleDivers.com logo and under the login area.
3. Choose premier or any of the other upgraded membership pkgs and then follow the prompts for payment. If you choose paypal you'll be upgraded immediately by the system. If you choose the SD.com payment gateway you'll be upgraded usually the next business day since its a manual process.*


*If using the SD.com payment portal you will be asked for a 'trip ID number'. Just enter 1 and it will allow you to complete the payment for $35 if choosing the premier level.

 

PRO TIP: If you want a fully automated experience please use paypal to pay for your dues. Once you pay your membership you will be automatically upgraded and you can instantly sign up for a trip. This saves you several days that the legacy payment system takes to work its way thru all the steps. Jump to the head of the pack...pay via paypal.

 

Sign up for notification for when this trip opens for bookings and early booking specials by posting in this thread/topic:

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THESE TRIPS WILL BE OPEN FOR BOOKING VERY SOON!!!  COME JOIN US! This will be an EPIC BUT MOVING EXPERIENCE!!!

 

 

Price:

The price is still be finalized but typical pricing for this experience is $5800 to $7400 for the week. We are expecting closer to $3500 CASH PRICE for 5 days of in water guided snorkeling, 7 nites d/o hotel accommodations, breakfast daily, lunch on snorkel days, 2 group dinners, transfers, taxes, 1 day touring the "nature island of Dominica" and a "once in a lifetime experience" that you simply can not put a price tag on!

 

or

 

Do a combo whales and diving trip so 3 days diving and 3 days with the whales for $2900-$3000 CASH for 3 days of in water guided snorkeling, 3 days guided diving of Dominica, 7 nites d/o hotel accommodations, breakfast daily, lunch on snorkel days, 2 group dinners, transfers, taxes, 1-2 epic tours in the "nature island of Dominica" and a "once in a lifetime experience" that you simply can not put a price tag on!

 

AND for anyone who signs up during our first early booking window we will have a REALLY NICE INCENTIVE!!! So stay tuned...

You can fly into Dominica DIRECT from MIA and via Liat, AA/Seaborne, or JetBlue on your own or possible flight from SXM (Saint Marteen)..; we will monitor all flight options to help you!
Come join us for the MOST AMAZING WHALE ENCOUNTERS IN THIS HEMISPHERE!!!*



**Please remember if it were easy to get there...it would look like the rest of the Caribbean! (SEE WHO SHOULD SWIM WITH WHALES IN DOMINICA BELOW!)
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THOSE INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE NOTIFY LIST WHEN THE TRIP OPENS FOR BOOKING:

 

Oct 21-28, 2023 5 days whales

  1.  Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.  Ed aka Diver Ed or the combo 3&3 option (can only do 1 wk due to other trips)
  3.  Maryann aka MantaMaryann
  4.  Janice aka Live4Scuba (specified week of diving)
  5.  .

 

 

Oct 21-28, 2023  (3 days whales + 3 days diving)

  1.  Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.  Ed aka Diver Ed or the 5 day whale option (can only do 1 wk due to other trips)
  3.  Karen aka KSue44
  4.  Chris aka RN Sharks 3 days of whales and 3 days of diving list for Oct 21-28
  5. Ted aka Busy Boys to the 3 days of whales and 3 days of diving list for Oct 21-28
  6.  Diana aka SharkB8
  7.  Rick aka SharkB8+1
  8.  Joel aka GigemDiver
  9.  Christine aka kittydiverChris
  10.  Nanci aka PB Girl
  11.  Michele aka LoveBoatLife
  12.  Nichole aka COdivrgirl

Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023 5 days whales

  1.  Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.  
  3.  .

Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023 (3 days whales + 3 days diving)

  1.  Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.  Joel aka GigemDiver
  3.  Maryann aka MantaMaryann
  4.  Jamie aka Jamer109
  5.  Janice aka Live4Scuba
  6.  Nanci aka PB Girl
  7.  Michele aka LoveBoatLife
  8.  Nichole aka COdivrgirl
  9.  Karen aka karie68

Double Dip the Whales so 6 days with the whales

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NO SPECIFIED DATE....I just wanna go:

  1.  Joel aka GigemDiver (either week but interested in 3 days diving and 3 days with whales)
  2.  Scott and Teresa... not fully specified yet... originally wanted 1 week whales and 1 week diving but might be interested in 3 days whales and 3 days diving and then another week of diving... so not sure but hope they clarify for us. - UPDATE: Will do either week that has the whales. Still want the 3 and 3 option and will do wk 1 if space or wk2 if needed. :thankyou:
  3.  Steven aka Malarkey Please notify me!

 

HELP! HOW DO I DECIDE BETWEEN THIS TRIP AND THE OTHER GREAT TRIPS YOU ARE RUNNING???

Welcome! We are glad you found us! I may be able to help you decide.

1. If you are looking at the Bonaire trip in March 2023 we do it annually as long as each prior year has a good turn out.
2. The Dominica trip is one of my fave's in the world...but its so hard to get too that for now we will run one more trip in 2023 and then give it a break ...so this will be the last trip for awhile to our DARLING DOMINICA!!!  To celebrate we are going out with a BLAST BY SWIMMING WITH THE WHALES!!!

3. So if you want super easy diving and super easy to get to FOR ALL LEVELS...go for Bonaire. If you want great diving that is easy and some that has some edge to it and if off the beaten path so SUPER UNSPOILED...then go for Dominica.

 

 

 

Why Dominica is NOT for new divers OR new travelers...OR new snorkelers....(in my opinion)

1. If you dive/snorkel/travel the top rated destination in the Caribbean first then you have nothing to look forward too when you dive other places.
2. If you are a new diver then you are typically a new traveler as well. Traveling to Dominica is not always easy but is easily offset by the AMAZING diving. The saying..."If it were easy to get here it would look like the rest of the caribbean" is very very true. However without being a bit travel savvy and understanding that bags may not arrive for a day or two since the planes are sooooooooo small, you will end up with people upset. That is why I target my experienced divers...they have enough diving and travel savvy and experience to recognize how pristine this diving is and THAT offsets just about every issue encountered trying to get there.
3. If you are new diver the boat can not go to the most amazing sites that are in the Atlantic...the sponges are so big a full grown man can lie inside of them, There are big animals and huge schools of fish...but if there are new divers the boat will not go to these sites in case of current.
4. While the diving is super easy along the leeward side of the island and those sites are still pristine compared to other islands, they are limited so if you have new divers you have to start repeating sites since the number of sites that are perfect for new divers is limited in number.

So save Dominica for when you are tired of the rest of the Caribbean and for when you are ok with travel delays and glitches trying to get to a very small tiny island. If the former is true...then you'll blow off the latter when you see how amazing Dominica is.

 


Edited by dive_sail_etc, 13 January 2023 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 07:20 AM

Another possibility....

 

We can do a combo trip since the days with the whales are long... 8 hrs at sea and swimming with them takes a bit of effort as they move 40+ feet as they glide while we move 5+ feet as we glide.

 

So we can also do a 3 day whale experience and 3 days diving.  This would allow 6 more people to experience this epic encounter BUT not be so grueling that you end up sitting out some days to rest up.

 

The possible itinerary could be:

 

Sunday, Monday Tuesday = whales

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday = diving

or

Sunday Monday Tuesday = diving

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday = whales

 

Now pricing is estimated to be about $290-$3000 vs $3400-$3500.



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 08:05 AM

Please put me down for the Oct 21-28 week only.  There is no chance of doing the second week due to other scheduling conflicts.  I am good with either a split week with the whales or a full week.  Ed



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 08:09 AM

Please put me down for the Oct 21-28 week only.  There is no chance of doing the second week due to other scheduling conflicts.  I am good with either a split week with the whales or a full week.  Ed

Thanks Ed. I am hoping to maybe add the week before to the mix...but it would ONLY be diving as I can't get the whale lic for that timeframe.



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 08:47 AM

Yahoo🥂🥂🥂👍👍👍 please put me down for the week of October 21st to 28th and for whales only.❤️❤️❤️👍👍

We are guaranteed to have a whale of a time!! You made my day Kamala ❤️❤️❤️🥳🥳

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Posted 04 October 2022 - 09:07 AM

Please add Diana aka SharkB8 to the notify list for week one only.  Thank you.

 

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Posted 04 October 2022 - 09:35 AM

Please add Chris aka RN Sharks and Ted aka Busy Boys to the 3 days of whales and 3 days of diving list for Oct 21-28.  Thank you,  Ed



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 10:18 AM

Kamala, please put me on for the first week. A split week will work perfectly for me! Thank you for your patience with me!👍👍
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Posted 04 October 2022 - 04:30 PM

From the Dominica Diving Save the Dates...

 

Joel aka GigemDiver (either week but interested in 3 days diving and 3 days with whales)



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Posted 05 October 2022 - 04:12 AM

Rec'd a message from Teresa and Scott that they are interested. Initially they were interested in 1 week with the whales and 1 week diving. Not sure if they are interested in the new combo we are trying to offer... 3 days with the whales and 3 days diving!

 

Hoping the can jump on soon and clarify... as this will affect how I set the trip up... we can do one week of 'combo 3 and 3' and one week of just whales... or both weeks 'just whales' or both weeks as the new 'combo option'.



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Posted 09 October 2022 - 10:50 AM

Ideally I'd like week on of whales and week 2 3 days diving followed by 3 days whales.

Maryann


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Posted 09 October 2022 - 11:00 AM

Ideally I'd like week on of whales and week 2 3 days diving followed by 3 days whales.

Maryann

Maryann I will add you specifics to the top post! :diver:


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Posted 13 October 2022 - 06:35 AM

Please sign me up for Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023 (3 days whales + 3 days diving)!! 


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Posted 13 October 2022 - 07:05 AM

Please sign me up for Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023 (3 days whales + 3 days diving)!! 

Jamie great to hear from you, we will add you to the list! :diver:


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Posted 18 October 2022 - 03:55 PM

Hi,

 

I just joined this forum.  Please put me on the notify list for two weeks of diving, Oct. 21-28 and Oct. 28-Nov. 4.  I'd like to dive one week and the second week split with the whales and diving, please.

Is it not possible to dive with the whales?  Only snorkel?

 

Thanks!


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