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DISCUSSION... SINGLE´S WEEK April 10-17 Dream, Dive, Discover the Underwater World of Mayaguana

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:57 PM


To avoid confusion we are going to close the DISCUSSION THREAD for the Mayaguana Trip to prevent members from accidently posting in this thread vs the OFFICIAL TRIP THREAD HERE!!!

If the link does not work for you then check to see if you are signed up as a premier member. If not then register by clicking on MY CONTROLS and then clicking on PAID SUBSCRIPTIONS under Options on the left and following the prompts. NOTE: Paying via paypal will upgrade you immediately...paying via check will entail us getting your payment and then manually upgrading you. If you use the payment gateway it will be nearly automatic.

We hope you will join us for this AWESOME DEAL! See you in Mayagauna!!!

Here are the full details so you can decide to upgrade to book. No bookings can be accepted until Dec 31st from Non-SD Premier Members. Your premier membership is almost fully refundable after your first trip so sign up today! ALL MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK ON DEC 31st. Don't forget the $100 extra booking bonus by signing up by Jan 1st. :thankyou:

Mayaguana...PRISTINE EASTERN MOST BAHAMIAN OUTPOST!! RECENTLY OPENED FOR DIVING!!! These are the first trips after the initial exploratory trip to dive here and our FIRST LIVEABOARD Single's Week of the YEAR aka "SPRING FEVER"!

HURRY!!! ONLY 20 SPOTS!!! With the recent discovery of this new UNSPOILED diving gem so close to home... these spots will not last long! Join us for our FIRST "2010" Single's Liveaboard Week! and "SPRING FEVER" DIVING April 10-17th in the LEAST DOVE and NEWEST Caribbean Destination to recently be available to divers!!! Pay By January 1st for a chance to WIN A FREE UPGRADE TO A SINGLE ROOM and/or FREE NITROX! in Beautiful Bahamian PRISTINE Waters. ...Recently Opened for Diving...WOW!!! This will be a SELL OUT TRIP! So hurry... the spots are limited and will most likely sell out quickly!

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We are excited to partner again with SingleDivers.com to enjoy some of the best Caribbean diving so close to the US without needing to bring a Dive Buddy to have fun! This is our kind of group so we invite you to join us!

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Mayaguana (pronounced May-guana) Liveaboard for $1795 d/o + member supplied air to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos - PLS = airport code. (Note that you can bring your own bottle(s) of booze on this boat so hit the duty free shops as there are NO shops you can stop at in Mayguana!) *Normal price is $1795 less $100 discount for PAYMENT IN FULL AT TIME OF BOOKING if paid by January 1st + Repeat Customer Discount of $100 (if applicable) is ONLY $1595 IF BOOKED VIA SINGLEDIVERS.COM!!! And with your premier member rebate after the trip that's another $25 off. Price is $1695 if paid in full early and not a repeat customer. (See below for full pricing details.) Non-Diver Pricing: <$100> less per pkg. AND BOOK AND PAY BY JANUARY 1st FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE UPGRADE TO A SINGLE ROOM and/or FREE NITROX!
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Nekton "SPRING FEVER" Package

$1745 USD $1595 (does not include $25 premier member rebate you can take after the trip nor the $75 early bird booking special if paid in full by Feb 14th or CHANCE TO WIN FREE UPGRADE TO SINGLE ROOM and/or FREE NITROX IF PAID BY APRIL 1st!!)

Mayaguana April 10-17, 2010:
• 7 nights/5 1/2 diving days d/o room
• SD Famous 'Meet & Greet Get To Know Everyone' Parties
• Air fills, tanks, lead and weight belt
• ALL onboard meals and snacks, refreshments, water, juice, tea, coffee
• SD T-Shirt commemorating the trip!
• Daily SD.com H20 Happy Hours (Don't forget to bring a bottle of your favorite booze(s) via the duty free shop on the way or while we stop for snacks and beverages on the way to the boat!
• Diving Gifts and Giveaways from various SD Vendor Partners as available


• Airfare to Turks and Caicos
• Sodas, Diversitea, bottled water and alcohol
• Possibly (1) meal not covered onboard the boat (the day of arrival depending on when you arrive. HOWEVER WE RECOMMEND YOU GET SOME FAST FOOD ON THE DRIVE FROM SJU AS WELL AS ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR THE WEEK ON THE BOAT!
• approx $100 roundtrip taxi's payable to taxi at time of service
• $20 Port Change (Payable to SD.com)
• $75 Fuel surcharge (Payable to SD.com)
• $20 Communication fee (Payable to SD.com)
• Optional Sightseeing in Turks & Caicos or even ShoreDiving locally (see tripadvisor.com for what to do and we'll use the thread to help plan groups of people sightseeing or doing extra diving.)
• Nitrox upgrade ($195 for the week payable in full at time of reservation as there are only 15 nitrox slots available so must be paid in full to be reserved) (Payable to SD.com)
• Rental, instruction and retail charges (SD will have an instructor on this trip so consider doing that cert you've always wanted!)
• Crew gratuities usually 10% to 15% of base pkg or approx $180 to $270. NOTE: Nekton suggests 20% or $359. It is up to you if you wish to tip to this level...I have seen their crew warrent it so its a personal decision.
• 3% non-cash fee on all payments per transaction that are made via credit card or paypal.
• Trip Insurance is OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED If you miss the boat you've missed the trip! (see the end of this post for 2 great insurance links)
• Dive Insurance is MANDATORY. We recommend both Diver's Alert Network for Dive Insurance Only pls use reference ID 1603080 or Dive Assure (choose SingleDivers.com via the drop down menu) where you get your Dive Insurance and Trip Insurance in one policy.
SD's Rent-A-Buddy: Have your own private DM as your dive buddy and coach. Want to polish your skills? Reinforce what you just learned in your certification dives? Improve your air consumption? Then hire a dive coach/private guide for your trip! $50 per day or $150 for 5 days diving.

* Shuttle service between the Airport and your Nekton Liveaboard is NOT included but you can take a taxi for approx $50 per person. SD will help arrange shared taxi's if you wish to share and possible reduce the fare. If nothing else you'll have company during the ride!


Non-diver discount: Less $100 USD
Nitrox pricing: $195.00 USD Payable at time of Booking since there are only 15 nitrox slots available on this trip. (Payable to SD.com)
Dive equipment rental: Wet suit, regulator/octopus, computer, Buoyancy compensator, mask/snorkel/fins. Please inquire in advance as supplies are limited. estimated daily rental $TBA USD
Single Supplement Nekton: 50% of the pkg price per person add'l price on top of the base d/o price so $897.50 extra


• $100 discount off the full price $1795 price if you are REPEAT Nekton Diver!
• Sign up and pay for this trip in full by Jan 1st and receive an early bird booking discount of $100 at time of booking.
• $25 rebate eligible after trip for SD premier and above membership levels (See my signature for link to the forms forum. If you are new to the site send an email to trips@singledivers.com to get the password.)
• Add'l $25 Active Duty Military Discount for any active duty military of any country that fights for freedom.
• Deposit is a $500 per person non-refundable deposit. (Deposit can be refunded via claims on your trip insurance if you have to cancel or by selling your spot to a non-SD.com member. Ask SD for help.)
• Price includes cash discount. Please add 3% if paying via any non-cash methods including paypal or credit card.

Yep...you won´t believe it...SingleDivers.com will be taking you to yet ANOTHER NEW DESTINATION in our own backyard!

This time a tiny island outpost in the Bahamas that has AMAZING PRISTINE UNDISTURBED DIVING! It is less than 40 miles from the Turks & Caicos. Known more for the legend that pirates dug a fresh-water well there, Mayaguana island has turned out to be a special and undisturbed dive destination. You can be among the first to discover what her bountiful waters have to offer.

This new Nekton Exclusive itinerary offers rich marine life, healthy reefs, huge basket sponges, breathtaking swim through's, caves and deep, spectacular walls dropping into the Atlantic Ocean. Check out some of the pictures of the Mayaguana Exploration Trip.

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This trip is set for April 10 - 17th, 2010 with the price being $1795 with a $100 discount if you are a repeat Nekton customer. Full details will be posted soon! In the meantime I leave you with a copy of the typical diving agenda for this amazing trip!

Mayaguana Itinerary

While each Mayaguana cruise may vary due to weather and sea conditions, the outline below will give you a good feel for the adventure you could experience!

Your adventure begins as you arrive in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The word Turks derived from the Islands' pirate history, when 17th and 18th century pirates used the islands as hideouts and preyed upon the passing Spanish treasure ships bound for Europe. The term "Turk" for a pirate stemmed two centuries earlier when the Ottoman Empire dominated the Mediterranean and Turkish corsairs harried European Atlantic shipping, thus translated "Turks" Islands becomes "Pirate" Islands!

The Nekton Rorqual will be docked at Nikki Beach Marina on the east side of the island. A taxi ride from Providenciales to Nikki Beach marina should be less than $50 one way. Once at the marina, please enjoy dinner ashore as dinner will not be served Saturday evening. Embarkation begins at 7:00 pm with the Captain's briefing about 8:00pm. Later that night the vessel gets underway.

Sunday - Friday Morning:
After clearing customs in Mayaguana, exploration begins in the waters around the island. The diving here ranges from shallow water reef dives to deep blue water drop-offs. There are quite a few impressive swim throughs as well. The reefs along the wall are very healthy and have lots of colorful sponges, corals, and tunicates. Small shrimps and crabs are attached to many of these corals, which provide an excellent site for macro photographers. You will also find colorful tropical fish, schools of blue tangs, hawksbill turtles, large grouper, reef sharks, nurse sharks and many more.

Enjoy at least 4 - 5 dives per day, including a night dive. A typical day goes something like this:

6 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:00 a.m. Dive briefing on sundeck followed by open diving
10:00 a.m. Mid-morning snack
11:45 a.m. Back onboard
12:00 noon While lunch is Served, boat moves to afternoon dive site
1:00 p.m. Dive site briefing on sundeck followed by open diving
3:00 p.m. Mid-afternoon snack
5:45 p.m. Back onboard
6:00 p.m. Dinner is served followed by evening slide presentation
8:00 p.m. Dive deck opens again for night dive
10:00 p.m. Depart for tomorrow morning's new dive site.

Friday Afternoon:
Enjoy an evening ashore were the friendly locals are pulling out the red carpet and showing Nekton's guests the charming towns. A guided tour will be given of the main settlements. Dinner will be served at the Baycaner. Please bring $25 cash for the guided tour and dinner. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the $25 fee. (Please note: Bring cash with you. There are no banks or ATM's on the island. Credit cards are not accepted.)

Mayaguana Settlements

Betsy Bay
Located on the West Coast; Enjoy the scenery of quaint pastel cottages, secluded' wild corn plants, saucy hummingbirds.
Pirate's Well
Located on the North Coast; hear the tales of the buried treasure lost on the island. Enjoy dinner at Baycaner - directly across the street from Pirates Well.
Abraham's Bay
Located on the South coast; is the main town where you will find the harbor; (Quick fact: the main form of communication is mail boat once a week)
North Beach
Enjoy the stunning ocean flats scenery. Where you will see tropical birds such as the West Indian Flamingo and the Brown Booby.
Mayaguana Airport
The 11,000 foot runway was part of former US missile tracking stations used during the NASA Project Mercury and Apollo programs to help keep the astronauts on course.

Friday night:
The boat makes the passage back to Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Nekton Rorqual will arrive back at Niki Beach Marina in the morning. After clearing customs, local taxi service is available with dock side pickup for transfers to the airport.

Please schedule flights for after 12:00 noon in and out of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and REMEMBER DAN's recommended waiting period between repetitive diving and flying.


1. Laura, aka Katfish (birthday week)
2. Cameron, aka GeorgiaCanuck
3. Simon, aka shadragon
4 Rosa, aka divegirl412 (birthday week)
5. Jim, aka UP Diver
6. Ed, aka bowjunkie
7. John, aka PlatypusMan (birthday week)
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9. Rick aka maverick1946
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12. Sue aka btu911
13. Scott aka Cmdr Clownfish
14. Carla aka rkymtwy
15. Jerry aka Jerrymxz
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:15 AM

Write me in for seriously interested. What a cool bday present this would be!! : )
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:48 AM

Got you on the list, Katfish! Diving on your birthday? Priceless! :cool2:
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:40 PM

I was on the Nekton Pilot in June 2009 .... loved it. I would be interested in this trip too need more info on price though. So put me down as a better then maybe ;-)

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:30 PM

You're on the list, GeorgiaCanuck! Details to come soon. Hope you can make it!
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:39 AM

Hi LLDN. Put me on the interested list please. Might be able to make this happen.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:45 AM

You've been "listed", Simon! Sounds like a sweet trip.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:20 PM


Please put me on the list. If the Bonaire trip goes the second week, which I can't do, then I may opt for this one instead.


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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:25 PM


Please put me on the list. If the Bonaire trip goes the second week, which I can't do, then I may opt for this one instead.


Got you down Harry. Never know, she might post another one you'll like even better! :birthday:

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:40 PM

Nekton has more details on their site..


I would expect that the cost of this trip will be in the ballpark of the other Nekton trips this year...

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:09 PM

Turn down the volume on your computer before you click that link to Nekton

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:19 PM

Interested, thanks. I have that week off. And it IS my birthday week.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:51 AM

Got you on the list, Rosa! Whoo Hooo, TWO birthday girls on this trip?? What fun!
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 12:54 PM

Tammy -

Please put me on the interested list.... or is that the "interesting" list???

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:03 PM

Well Jim, this list is the Interested List, and I've got you on it! The "interesting" part is up to you! :birthday:
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