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2011-06: Beautiful Barbados...June 11-18, 2011 + FREE Turtle Research Trip


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:29 PM

WIN A FREE TURTLE RESEARCH EXPEDITION JUST FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS TRIP BY APRIL 1st...NO FOOLING!!! Simply register and pay at least the deposit for this trip by April 1st and you will receive a free Turtle Research Expedition. Or be refunded the difference if you've already paid for one! AND you can get $50 off the price of the trip if you pay in full by March 26th midnight! Posted Image

NEED HELP BOOKING THIS TRIP? HAVE QUESTIONS? Please post your specific trip questions in the thread or for general help on signing up email charlies@singledivers.com or to angels@singledivers.com and they will help you! :) Special questions can be addressed to kamala@singledivers.com


BARBADOS BABY HERE WE COME!!! JUNE 11-18, 2011 FOR $1299 + airfare!!! Join us June 11-18, 2011 for 7 nights 5 days 3 tank boat diving + (can be extended IF you have someone who wants to book the same dates as you or you do a single occupancy for any days we can't find you a roomie)! FINALLY WE ARE DOING BARBADOS...we are not sure when we'll do it again so join us this June for Fun in the Sun!!! :cool1:

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HURRY!!! WE ARE TAKING MOST OF THE EXCLUSIVE MANSION AT GIBBS BAY RESORT....we have 10 Double Bed Rooms for 20 SPOTS & 4 King/Queens for 4 singles (or more if couples wish to share a queen/king bed) for a total of 24 PEOPLE MAX (possibly more if we have any couples)!!! Availability: LIMITED BY ROOM TYPE SO MUST SPECIFY WHEN BOOKING: 10 Double Bed Rooms and 4 King/Queens. Due to this FABULOUS SPECIAL SUMMER PRICING these spots will not last long! Join us for June in Barbados! This summer pkg is LOADED with 3 boat dives a day, Breakfast, afternoon tea and snack, 2 FREE Dinners, access to local lunch next to dive shop, taxes and transfers! The pkg includes a wonderful get away at a resort with the BEST resident dive shop on the West Side of the Island! HighTide Watersports has it ALL!!! :cool1: We have not dove in Barbadoes yet...but many of our members have and RAVE ABOUT THIS PHENOMINAL DESTINATION!!! Due to the popularity of this great English speaking location for such a great price these spots will not last long! This will be a SELL OUT TRIP! So hurry...Premier Members & Above will have exclusive booking for 7 days until March 26, 2011 and then if any spots are left it will be open to our basic members. Now's a good time to upgrade...and you'll get $25 back if you file for it after this trip (Form in the forms forum)! Gibbs Bay Inn will be our Home Away from Home for the week!Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

FULL PRICING & OFFICIAL AVAILABILITY BY ROOM/PKG TYPE:
7 Nights 5 days of 3 tank boat dives + Breakfast daily + Afternoon tea & Cookies daily + (2) SD Parties & Dinners + Nearby access to restaurants, bars and fun hangouts + and swimming pool + School/LIFE Supplies Distribution to a local orphanage/foster home + Hotel Taxes + Service Charges + Transfers from Airport to Hotel and back
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Double Occupancy Diver: 20 Divers @ $1299 per person with 1 spots taken. 19 spots available!

Double Occupancy Non-Diver: Non-Divers @ $750 per person with availability per above bookings.

Single Occupancy King/Queen: 4 Divers @ $1864 per person with 0 spots taken. 4 spots avialable!

Single Occupancy King/Queen: Non-Divers @ $1299 per person with availability per above bookings.

Want to stay longer??
You can add 1 more night/day + 1 more day of 2 tank diving + breakfast: only $165 SD Price d/o or $245 SD Price s/o
Or $80 d/o Room + Breakfast Only and $160 Room + Breakfast Only s/o



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Who's Going: CLICK HERE!!! or See Post #2
PRICE SUMMARY: 7 nights 5 days of 3 tank dive + Breakfast daily + Tea & Cookies afternoon daily + 2 FREE Dinners for as low as $1299 includes transfers, taxes, a/c'd room double occupancy. PLUS REGISTER FOR THE TRIP BY APRIL 1st AND GET A FREE TURTLE EXPEDITION TO TAG, RECORD & NAME NEW TURTLES!!! But wait.... Pay in full by March 26, 2011 and get another $50 off the price of the trip PLUS THE FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP worth $50....that is right...$50 off making it as low as $1249* for double occupancy for anyone who pays in full by March 26, 2011 PLUS a FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP valued at $50 if deposited by April 1st. *assumes booking and paying in full before March 26 Midnight CST and no more than 20 people or 10 rooms for this price. King/Queens are designed more ONLY as S/O (but if a couple pay the same price as d/o) and will still include $50 per person discount if paid in full by 3-26-11 + FREE TURTLE RESEARCH Tour valued at $50. See below for full details and other pricing options.

1. Kamala aka WreckWench
Payments Summary To Date: $1299-$50 early pymt in full by 3-26 + FREE Turtle Research Trip for deposit by 4-1 = $1249 PAID IN FULL + SORRY NO Nitrox Available
7nite/5day Pkg: $1299 -$50 Early Pay + FREE TURTLE RESEARCH DIVE early payment (pd by March 26 for $50 + pd by April 1 for FREE TURTLE TRIPPAID
Extra Days/Nights: None
SORRY NO Nitrox: $0 NONE Available
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - REC'D SD Survey - REC'D SD Ins Summary - REC'D
Dive Insurance Current: YES Dive Assure & DAN
Trip Insurance CHOOSE ONE BELOW:a. I have trip insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: TBD
[/color]Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out): SURE!!! WIll sign up later!
Other: Paid for trip in time for FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP discount and $50 cash early payment discount!


2. YOUR FIRST NAME & SCREEN NAME HERE
Payments Summary To Date: we will list as we receive it
7nite/5day Pkg:
Extra Days/Nights:
Nitrox - SORRY NONE AVAILABLE:yes or no NO
Turtle Research Trip $50
: yes or no
D/O or S/O: choose one
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - _____ SD Ins Summary - _____ we will list as we receive these
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: list vendor & policy #
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one
a. I have insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: list date, flight & time of arrival & departure in Barbados
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other:


Trip Instructor: TBD
Trip Videographer: TBD
Trip Photographer: TBD


Those Wanting Classes:
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Those wanting to Dive A Cochran for DAN Research for FREE and chance at great deal if buying one!:
1. Kamala aka WreckWench
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Those wanting to participate in SD's Rent-A-Buddy program (limited # of Participants):
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Those Celebrating a Milestone on this Trip (Birthday, Significant Dive, Etc):
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Those wanting to do local tours like waterfalls, monkey's etc.:
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Who's staying an extra night(s)?
1. John aka Platypusman - 6/10/11
2. Susan aka Resqdew - 6/18/11
3. Monthakan aka sharkalover - 6/18/11
4. Jeff aka SeahorseWrangler - 6/18/11

Those wanting to do a Boat Night Dive in exchange for 1 pkg dive + $25 or $65
1. Clint aka Scubaclint - $25 + pkg dive
2. Susan aka Resqdew - $65
3. Stan aka Scubaski (if needed to make 4) - $65
4. Jeff aka SeahorseWrangler - $65
5. Monthakan aka sharkalover - $65
6. Heidi aka uwfan - $25 + pkg dive
7. Scott aka Cmdr. Clownfish - $65


Those wanting to do extra dives (2 tank dive is $76 prepaid)
1. Susan aka Resqdew - Friday 6/17
2. Stan aka Scubaski - Friday 6/17
3. Monthakan aka sharkalover - Friday 6/17
4. Grace aka nobodyelsehasthis - Friday 6/17


Those Wanting to Do the TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP $50 (if you did not qualify for the free trip):

1. Kamala aka WreckWench- Pd via early booking discount or via cash (must specify)
2. Stan aka Scubaski - Pd via early booking discount
3. Grace aka nobodyelsehasthis - Pd via early booking discount
4. Susan aka resqdew - Pd via early booking discount
5. Monthakan aka sharkalover - Pd via early booking discount
6. Janice aka Scubajan - Pd via early booking discount
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Those REALLY interested but can't commit yet:
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Waiting List:

NOTE: Currently we have spots available so there is no waiting list.

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SCHEDULED 7 Night /8 DAY ITINERARY:
While OUR personal Barbados 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! Posted Image

Days Prior to start of our trip: If you wish to arrive early or want to combine other diving or touring adventures in conjunction with this one let us know. We can add days to the FRONT or the END of your week as well as several days of local site seeing on this amazing island.
June 11th, 2011: This will be the official ARRIVAL date in Barbados and the evening of our first group Dinner!
June 12-16, 2011: These 5 days will be our group package 3 tank dives off the boats. 2 dives starting at 8:45am to 1pm the break for lunch and the 3rd dive will be at 2:30pm. Breakfast is included daily and is available at 7:30am on premises along with an afternoon tea & cookies. Lunch can be obtained from a local place near the dive shop for about $15bze or $7.50. The pkg includes 3 boat dives but if you prefer to take a siesta, shop, relax or head up or down the beach after the morning dives are finished just let us know so we don't put your gear on the boat. Dinner is on your own in one of Barbados's nearby eating establishments and follows our resident Happy Hours. We can even arrange for the private chef at the resort/mansion to cook for you if you like the fresh catch of the day. TWO Dinners will be included in the pkg current set for our first day of arrival the 11th and Friday June 17th. (The second date may change depending on local festivies.) The house has its own wine and beer pantry and its a $1 bus fare to town.
June TBA: Today will be our Turtle Research Trip. The researchers will join us for a day of diving and we'll get to help in tagging, identifying and even naming any turtles we catch that have not previously been tagged!- How Cool is That!?!
June 17, 2011: This day will be free for activities and sightseeing or just cleaning gear, packing or relaxing.
Other Activities: Throughout the week you can do local sightseeing, tours and activities such as kayaking, hiking, sight seeing and exploring the island. We will spend a great deal of time on the island as we experience the amazing diversity of this Caribbean Gem. At some time during the week we'll go to the orphanage or foster home and try to personally bring our school & life supplies to the children. These interactions with the kids are usually very moving and powerful...don't miss it! Since this will be our last night we usually plan to use our last group dinner to celebrate the fantastic week of diving and fun or if we need to make other arrangements we'll use the group dinner a bit earlier!
June 18, 2011: This is departure day and the end of our exciting week in this Gem of the Caribbean. Do keep approx $35 for your exit tax out of the country in case it is not included in your airline ticket.
Additional Tours: If you want to book add'l tours during our trip let us know! We'll have a full list of other options posted soon.
DAYS AFTER JUNE 18th: For those who opt for the add'l extra days your departure date will vary but the process will be the same.

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More on the Hotel:Gibbs Bay Inn is an historic mansion house dating back to the last century on the site of a former Barbados plantation. It was formerly the home of prominent Caribbean designer Oliver Messel, who created its distinctive architecture with slender Greek columns and flattened arches. Today it is home to a simple, easy, relaxed family run Inn providing comfortable accommodation and value for money. The Inn has 25 double rooms set around a pool and provides the perfect backdrop for a wonderful family holiday. We offer a hearty breakfast to set our guests up to enjoy their day, along with a traditional English afternoon tea.
Based directly across the road from the beautiful Gibbs Beach you can be assured that some time spent at Gibbs Bay Inn will certainly match your expectations. Accommodation: The plantation house is very versatile and flexible. We have large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Four-poster beds for couples, interconnecting rooms for children and spacious family suites with kitchen, dining and sitting areas with comfortable sofas. We serve a full Island Breakfast and a traditional English afternoon tea or alternatively you can enjoy our one, two, three or four bedroom suites within the Inn and go it alone.
The Café: Open between 8.00am and 10.00am for breakfast, where a selection of pastries and fruit, through to a full Island breakfast is freshly prepared by the house cook. The Pantry: Opens at 4.00pm daily and serves a traditional English afternoon tea which includes sandwiches, cakes and cookies.
The Porters Lodge: Right at the entrance to Gibbs Bay Inn, where you can arrange sun loungers on the beach, collect beach towels, pool toys, snorkels & flippers. You will always find a strong man ready to carry a bag or open a gate.

Shore Diving There is no shorediving due to the reef being so far away from the beach. Night Diving We can do a boat night dive for $25 per person plus one of your pkg dives or $65. We need a minimum of 4 people. Max Depth: 20-130ft but mostly very easy and shallow diving Water Temp: ave 82+ degrees F Air Temp: High 80's to low 90's degrees F Weather: June is EXTREMELY nice weather wise in Barbados.


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PRICE INCLUDES:
• 7 nights/5 diving days of 3 boat dives daily d/o or s/o in lovely colonial mansion rooms
• Breakfast included daily
• 2 FREE Dinners
• Daily afternoon tea & cookies at the hotel
• Dive shop with lockers for gear very close by and use of hotel swimming pool
• Orpahange or Foster Home School Supplies Delivery
• SD Famous 'Meet & Greet Get To Know Everyone' Parties
• Transfers from Airport to the resort and back
• Hotel Taxes & Service Charges
• Air fills, tanks, lead and weight belt
• Restaurant for Breakfast, tea and our 2 group Dinners conveniently located in our hotel Also includes a well stocked wine and beer pantry
• SD T-Shirt commemorating the trip!
• Daily SD.com H20 Happy Hours (Don't forget to bring a bottle of your favorite booze(s)
• Diving Gifts and Giveaways from various SD Vendor Partners as available

NOT INCLUDED:
• Airfare to Barbados BGI
• Food and beverages except for group Dinners/meals as stated above
• Optional Sightseeing Tours in Barbados: TBA
• Nitrox - SORRY NO NITROX ON THE ISLAND OTHER THAN ONE TECH SHOP AND HE ONLY HAS 4 TANKS TOTAL
• Rental, instruction and retail charges (SD will most likely have an instructor on this trip so consider doing that cert you've always wanted!)
• Resort and Diving gratuities usually 15% of base pkg (these monies go to the divemasters, boat captains and the boat crew as well as the dive store staff.)
• TRIP Insurance is OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. If you miss the Flight to Barbados BGI you MAY be able to catch a flight the next day but they run full and may have to wait an extra day to get to the island! 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-insuring. (see the end of this post for 2 great insurance links) • 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 (less than $100) to get a supplemental policy to ensure you are cared for. We recommend both Diver's Alert Network please use reference #1603080 or Dive Assure and get your Dive Insurance and Trip Insurance in one policy pls reference us via the dropdown menu. (see the end of this post for 2 great insurance links)
• 3% non-cash fee on all payments per transaction that are made via credit card and/or all non-cash tranactions

OPTIONAL TOURS/EXCURSIONS/PRICING:
Extra Night + 1 day of additional 2 tank dives + Breakfast Add-On Price to this diving pkg: $165 d/o or $245 s/o (can't guarantee d/o for extra days but will help you find someone to share with)
Extra Night + Breakfast NO DIVING including tax Add-On Price to this diving pkg: $80 d/o or $160 s/o (can't guarantee d/o for extra days but will help you find someone to share with)
Non-diver discount: See prices in main portion of post.
Nitrox pricing: NO NITROX FOR THIS TRIP
Dive equipment rental: Wet suit, regulator/octopus, computer, Buoyancy compensator, mask/snorkel/fins. Please inquire in advance to ensure adequate supplies.

BCD $TBD
Regulators $TBD
Wetsuits $TBD
Mask/Snorkel $TBD
Snorkel Set $TBD
Fins $TBD
Dive Lights $TBD
Tank $TBD
Package Special (2 or more pieces) $TBD


Single Supplement Standard Rooms: - See pkg prices above which includes the taxes
Night Boat Dives: $25 + one pkg dive need 4 people

DISCOUNTS:
• Price includes a cash discount. Please add 3% if paying via any non-cash methods including paypal or credit card. (E-checks via our payment link do not incur this fee nor do they cost you anything via our Secure Online Payment GateWay however credit card payments still do!)
• $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. PLEASE follow the directions on the form for proper submission & processing.)
• Sign up and pay for this trip in full by March 26, 2011 and receive an early bird booking discount of $50 cash at time of booking if paid in full AND receive a FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP worth $50 or get a FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP if pay deposit by April 1, 2011
• 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, however you must ask SD for help. Note: Manifest, airline and other passenger change fees may apply even if you sell your spot.)

TRANSFERS:
Transfers are included from the Barbados Airport to the hotel and back.

AIRFARE:
Most divers choose to book their own air so they an use miles, their preferred carrier or because they have more time to search out deals. If you wish for SingleDivers.com to research and/or book your airfare ticket for you we are happy to do so for a $25 administrative fee.

AIR & WATER TEMPS:
Month: Jun
Water: low to mid 80's
Air Temperature During Day: 80's to 90's degrees F
Air Temperature At Night: high 70's degrees F


VISA/PASSPORT INFORMATION:
Barbados is a country that is easy to fly in and out of for Americans and most Europeans. You only need a passport for legal entry and exit WITH 6 months left on it after your return and adequate pages to allow it to be stamped.

HOW TO BOOK A SPOT ON THIS TRIP:
1. Post in this thread that you plan to join us and advise your check or credit card payment is on its way via our NEW SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT GATEWAY. (SEE PAYMENT LINK BELOW.) We'll then put your name on the 'check's in the mail' list. (Please send your pymt asap as we can NOT hold any spots on this trip. Your spot will ONLY BE CONFIRMED when we receive your $500 non-refundable deposit or get the $50 early payment deal with payment in full by March 26, 2011.) - To post on the site you need to register as a member of the site. Registration is free or if you want to upgrade, premier membership levels are available for as little as $35 a year and you can get $25 back after the trip as a member rebate. Click here to learn more.
2. Fill out the Trip Rooming & Diving Survey plus the SingleDivers.com Medical Liability Release & Insurance Summary form which you'll find under "Stuff you need to know for ALL SingleDivers.com trips & activities!" or click here to link to it. (Send a PM or an email to trips@singledivers.com for the password.)
3. Send your deposit for the trip and/or monies due based upon the payment schedule posted below and payment options. If you need to make special arrangements about payments with me please contact me and I'll gladly try to work with you.
4. We need to know if you need rental gear, will be diving nitrox - Sorry not available and if you want d/o or s/o for the trip. You MUST include as much of this information as possible with your initial reservation.
5. You will also need to verify if you have trip insurance or will be procuring trip insurance or conversely not procuring trip insurance. All participants must have Current Dive Insurance and state one of the following:
a. I have trip insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly. - THIS TRIP DOES NOT REQUIRE TRIP INSURANCE BUT IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
6. You are responsible for all info in the thread. We try to keep our FAQ and Important Updates posts #2 & #3 updated to make it easier for you but you are responsible for monitoring the thread for all updates. As the trip gets closer we'll open a private forum for all trip goers to answer last minute questions & provide last minute details. For sure monitor the thread the last 30 days prior to your trip for last minute updates and information.
7. Only requests posted in this trip topic/thread are considered official especially for limited options such as use of a computer, or going on a tour, etc.
8. Please note that while you may send pm and email requests for availability, the "official" availability is only accurate in the main trip post. For more information on SingleDivers.com, booking policies, etc please read here.
9. Also note that for FASTER service pls email trips@singledivers.com for all general questions and kamala@singledivers.com for custom questions or special requests.
10. PLEASE SEND ALL DOCUMENTS ONLY TO TRIPS@SINGLEDIVERS.COM as I do not check trip documentation emails, rather leaving it to our awesome volunteers who help me with our trips. :thankyou:


PAYMENT OPTIONS:
SingleDivers.com uses a secure online payment gateway that allows you to pay for trips or merchandise using either an e-check which debits your checking account directly without having to mail in a check or debits your credit card without having to fill out a SD.com credit card authorization form. (Please note that any non-US bank originating credit card MAY still have to use the paper credit card authorization form as different processing procedures may be followed to process international/non-US credit cards. You'll find this form in the Forms Forum link in my signature. - NOTE: For the State us AA if using an international credit card.)

SingleDivers.com provides its members with pricing that reflects all possible cash discounts so any payments via credit card or paypal will still incur a 3% non-cash convenience fee. Our SECURE payment gateway which you can access by clicking the PAY HERE LINK along the top, in my signature line and on the homepage of SingleDivers.com.

This trip may sell out quickly due to the great pricing we have so in order to ensure timely & accurate processing of payment receipts and therefore timely & accurate acceptance of members onto the trip, ONLY PAYMENTS RECEIVED VIA OUR SECURE PAYMENT GATEWAY WILL BE ACCEPTED

If you are unable to use the gateway please provide a complete description of the problem/error you are encountering and contact kamala@singledivers.com immediately to manually process your payment for you.

The gateway will add a 3% non-cash convenience fee if paying via credit card or any non-cash option. Checks, money orders and real cash are discounted already.

International/ Non-US Clients: Please use the traditional written credit authorization form to submit credit card payments IF the payment system does not work for you. (Remember use AA as the state and it should work). Click here for the form and ask trips@singledivers.com for the password.


PAYMENT TERMS & SCHEDULE:
ASAP: $500 non-refundable deposit in order to secure a spot. No spot will be secured until money is rec'd via our Secure Payment Gateway. (See link along top, on home page and in my signature line.)

PROGRESS PAYMENTS:
PRICE SUMMARY: as little as $1299 d/o for 7 night/8 day 3 boat dives per day + Breakfast & Afternoon Tea Daily + Two (2) Dinners + transfers + taxes + $35 Departure Taxes & Airport Security (payable when leaving Barbados) + any optional tours or add-ons OR as low as $1249* if paid in time to qualify for our early booking special.
*assumes payment in full by March 26, 2011 d/o for this price AND you can get FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP worth $50 if you make a trip deposit by April 1, 2011. See above for full details and other pricing options.

a. 3-19-11 $500 non-refundable deposit due at booking to hold a spot payable only via SD's payment link.
b. Pay in FULL by Mar 26, 2011 for either $50 cash discount taken at time of booking & payment in full and (1) FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP valued at $50.
c. 05-01-11: $799 if d/o or ANY PACKAGE BALANCE OWED if you choose another pkg option. (SIGN UP MUST include pkg option for booking to be valid.)
d. 05-11-11: ALL EXTRAS DUE...Nitrox fee of $, $50 TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP fee, extra days and any add'l tours booked are due.
Note: Trip must be paid in full 60 days 30 days prior to departure. Missing payments can forfeit your spot to the next person on the waiting list.

Discounts:
$50 EARLY BIRD SAVINGS and FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TOUR worth $50 for anyone that pays in full before March 26, 2011 or FRRE TURTLE RESEARCH TOUR if deposited by April 1st!
SD Premier Membership Rebate: ($25) rebate for SD premier or above after the trip if you file for it. (Its in the forms forum link in my signature.)
Cash Discount: Price includes cash discount. Please add 3% if paying via any non-cash form of payment.

TRIP INSURANCE VS GAMBLING LOSSES:
Hey folks if you are gamblers and opt to NOT take out trip insurance that is great! However please understand that neither the resort/dive operator nor SingleDivers.com can help you out with your gambling losses. SD.com accepts a huge amount of liability to fill ALL the trips we run OR EAT THE SPOTS. :-D I can assure you that I have paid plenty of gambling losses over the years. But I won't gamble with my life (I have both DAN and DIVE ASSURE for Dive Insurance) and I won't gamble with my trips...(I have the annual policy by DIVE ASSURE which covers ALL MY DIVE TRIPS!)
So the choice is yours....bet on no hurricanes, no accidents, no illness, no deaths in the family, no job loss, no immediate death/injury to yourself* ...and laugh in the end when your bet pays off. But when it does not...PLEASE :pray: PLEASE :pray: PLEASE do not expect the resort nor dive operator nor SingleDivers.com to refund your money because your bet did not pan out. :wakawaka:
NOTE: One of the reason's we have you finalize your extras and pay for everything by 30-60 days out is so you have more flexability getting trip insurance. Please take a moment TODAY to do this important task. ;) *If you think it can't happen to you please think again...sadly it happens A LOT!!


IMPORTANT TRIP UPDATES: CLICK HERE!!! or check the 3rd post for updates


PLEASE obtain trip insurance - IT IS OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS TRIP ...it is VERY inexpensive and will protect your investment. REMEMBER IF YOU MISS A DAY….YOU MISS A LOT! You can purchase it right online as well as check quotes etc .

Click here for a free quote from CSA Travel Protection or to purchase online!

or

Click here for Dive Assure for either a 'one time' policy OR an annual policy that is BOTH Dive & Trip Insurance providing PRIMARY COVERAGE with excellent rates and coverage!


PLEASE obtain DIVE insurance - IT IS MANDATORY FOR THIS TRIP ...it is VERY inexpensive and will protect your investment. 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.

Click here for Diver's Alert Network and use our reference ID 1603080.

or

DIVE ASSURE ... get BOTH TRIP & DIVE insurance in one convenient package

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#2 WreckWench

WreckWench

    Founder? I didn't know we lost her!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:30 PM

WHO'S GOING:

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2. BOOKING TEMPLATE - YOUR FIRST NAME & SCREEN NAME HERE
Payments Summary To Date: we will list as we receive it
7nite/5day Pkg:
Extra Days/Nights:
Nitrox - SORRY NONE AVAILABLE:yes or no NO
Turtle Research Trip $50
: yes or no
D/O or S/O: choose one
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - _____ SD Ins Summary - _____ we will list as we receive these
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: list vendor & policy #
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one
a. I have insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: list date, flight & time of arrival & departure in Barbados
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other:


Officially on the List:

1. Kamala aka WreckWench
Payments Summary To Date: $1299-$50 early pymt in full by 3-26 + FREE Turtle Research Trip for deposit by 4-1 = $1249 PAID IN FULL + SORRY NO Nitrox Available
7nite/5day Pkg: $1299 -$50 Early Pay + FREE TURTLE RESEARCH DIVE early payment (pd by March 26 for $50 + pd by April 1 for FREE TURTLE TRIPPAID
Extra Days/Nights: None
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - REC'D SD Survey - REC'D SD Ins Summary - REC'D
Dive Insurance Current: YES Dive Assure & DAN
Trip Insurance CHOOSE ONE BELOW:a. I have trip insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: TBD
[/color]Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out): SURE!!! WIll sign up later!
Other: Paid for trip in time for FREE TURTLE RESEARCH TRIP discount and $50 cash early payment discount!

2. Susan aka Resqdew
Payments Summary To Date:
$1249 + $141 (Total $1390)
7nite/5day Pkg:
Yes
Extra Days/Nights: Yes $80 ex night 6/18
Turtle Research Trip $50:
Qualified for early booking discount & Free Turtle Research
D/O or S/O:
D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - Rec'd SD Survey - Rec'd SD Ins Summary -
Rec'd
Dive Insurance Current: - Dan Preferred
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: A - I have purchased trip insurance
Flight Details: - info in docs
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out): 2 EX dives June 17th, & Night Dive $141 Paid

3. Heidi aka uwfan
Payments Summary To Date: $1299 + $25
7nite/5day Pkg:
Extra Days/Nights:
Turtle Research Trip $50: not sure
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - Red'd SD Ins Summary - _____
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: list vendor
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
Flight Details: list date, flight & time of arrival & departure in Barbados
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out): none
Other: Night Dive $25

4. Stan aka ScubaSki

Payments Summary To Date: $500 + $799 + $141
7nite/5day Pkg:
DO package
Extra Days/Nights:
no
Turtle Research Trip $50: Qualified for early pay discount & Free Turtle Research
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - Rec'd, SD Survey - Rec'd SD Ins Summary - Rec'd
Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: list vendor & policy # pending
Trip Insurance - A. I have trip insurance that covers this trip already, CSA
Flight Details:
Arr BGI @ 1:35 pm 6/11, Dpt BGI 2:35 pm 6/18
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other:
Extra 2 tank dive, plus 1 Night dive 6/17 Paid

5. Grace aka nobodyelsehasthis
Payments Summary To Date: $1249
7nite/5day Pkg:
Yes
Extra Days/Nights:
None
Turtle Research Trip:
Qualified for early pay discount & Free Turtle Research
D/O or S/O:
D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - _____ SD Ins Summary - _____ we will list as we receive these
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory:
DAN Member #: 1346196
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip
Flight Details:
Arr BGI @ 1:35 pm 6/11, Dpt BGI @ 02:25 PM, 6/18
Other:
interested in pricing for 2 tank dive on 6/17

6. Ratnarathorn aka sharkalover
Payments Summary To Date: $1249 + $310
7nite/5day Pkg: Yes
Extra Days/Nights:
Yes S/O 6/17 $245 Pd
Turtle Research Trip $50:
Qualified for early pay discount and Free Turtle Research
D/O or S/O: choose one
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - _____ SD Ins Summary - _____
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: list vendor & policy #
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one
a. I have insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: list date, flight & time of arrival & departure in Barbados
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other: $65 Night Dive Pd

7. Clint aka scubaclint
Payments Summary To Date:
$500 + $799
7nite/5day Pkg:
Yes
Extra Days/Nights:
No
Turtle Research Trip $50: Don't know
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - Rec'd SD Survey - Rec'd SD Ins Summary -
Rec'd
Dive Insurance Current:
DAN # 2136901
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE:
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
Flight Details:
ARRIVE 6/11 BGI 2:11pm DEP 6/18 BGI 3:20pm
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other:

8. Scott aka Cmdr. Clownfish
Payments Summary To Date:
$1864
7nite/5day Pkg:
Extra Days/Nights:
Turtle Research Trip $50: possibly but I'm not sure what it is
D/O or S/O: S/O (single occupancy)
Documents: SD Waiver - Rec'd SD Survey - Rec'd SD Ins Summary -
Rec'd
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: list vendor & policy
# DAN (preferred) 2082077
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
Flight Details:
Arr 8:15 pm BGI 6/11, Dpt BGI 6:35 am 6/18
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other

9. Janice aka scubajan

Payments Summary To Date: $500 + $799
7nite/5day Pkg:

Extra Days/Nights:
Turtle Research Trip $50: yes paid in time for FREE trip
D/O or S/O:
D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - Rec'd, SD Survey - Rec'd SD Ins Summary - Rec'd
Dive Insurance Current: Will get it soon
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one B
a. I have insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: list date, flight & time of arrival & departure in Barbados Will book soon
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other:Turtle Research Free:

10. John aka PlatypusMan

Payments Summary To Date: $1379 + $82.40
7nite/5day Pkg
: Yes - OceanView
Extra Days/Nights
: 1 EX Night $80 Paid
Nitrox - SORRY NONE AVAILABLE:
NO
Turtle Research Trip $50
: yes or no
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents
: SD Waiver - Rec'd SD Survey - Rec'd SD Ins Summary - Rec'd
Dive Insurance Current
: DAN
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE
: A
a. I have insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: DFW-MIA-BGI American 651 arr9:30pm
BGI-MIA-DFW American 602 Dep6:35am
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out): NO
Other: No Ham or Pork Products


11. Jeff - SeahorseWrangler
Payments Summary To Date: $1444
7nite/5day Pkg: $1299 Pd
Extra Days/Nights: Yes Jun 18th $80 Pd
Turtle Research Trip $50: no/not at this time
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - Rec'd SD Survey - Rec'd, SD Ins Summary - Rec'd
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: DAN
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one A
a. I have insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: JUN 11 AA 514 @ 815pm / Jun 19 AA 615 @ 1030am
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other: Night Dive $65 Paid,

12. Buz AirHead
Payments Summary To Date: $1864
7nite/5day Pkg: Yes
Extra Days/Nights: 0
Turtle Research Trip $50: no
D/O or S/O: S/O
Documents: SD Waiver - Rec'd, SD Survey - Rec'd, SD Ins Summary - Rec'd
Dive Insurance Current: DAN
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
Flight Details: 6-11 AA514 8:15PM : 6-18 AA602 6:35AM
Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other:

Payment & Docs in Cyber Space:


Edited by ScubaPunk, 07 June 2011 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

LOOK HERE FOR ONGOING IMPORTANT TRIP UPDATES:

1. 3-19-11 Trip opened up for Premier Member and Above "First Dibs" booking until 3-26-11 Midnight CST.
2. 3-30-11 Trip OPEN to all members.
3. 5-23-11 Interested in a night dive? Let us know! Min 4 divers needed.





FAQ - CHECK HERE OFTEN TO AVOID READING ALL THE POSTS IN THIS THREAD!

Q. Why the big deal over trip insurance and when do I have to buy it if I want it?
A. People are used to things being pretty good and not worrying about things like insurance. However for some reason MORE people have experienced having to cancel a trip or having their vacation ruined due to accidents, illness, death in the family and even death of the member. And while our vendors and SD truly want to help you, we are extremely limited in what we can do if you did not take out trip insurance. Therefore we will be STRONGLY ENCOURAGING you to buy trip insurance and consider an annual plan like Dive Assure (link at end of first post) to cover all those unexpected things that would otherwise cause you to lose most if not all of your vacation monies. NOTE: The last possible date to buy insurance is before the last payment is due so 90 days before the trip UNLESS YOU PAY IN FULL FOR ANY EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNTS.

Q. I am new to the single divers website and am interested in getting some more information about your trips. I was looking at this trip but have a few questions. Do you have people from all over and all ages and experience levels that go on these trips?
A. Yes we do. Divers range from about 25 to 55, we average about 40% women…sometimes more on our trips…several have been essentially 'chick trips' with more gals than guys and we have every one from novices with 6 dives to master scuba diving instructors on trips. EVERYONE is welcome and we love new(er) divers. We even offer an innovative program for new divers that is part divebuddy/dive mentor. Its called Rent-A-Buddy and you hire a private DM to be your buddy so you can focus on YOU and YOUR diving and not worry about anything or anyone else. Your buddy will also mentor you providing customized feedback on YOUR diving helping to reinforce GOOD habits or develop GOOD habits right from the start. Everyone who participates in this program RAVES about it. Its quite reasonable…$50 per day or $150 for the week.

Q. I'm trying to decide if I should do a double to save money or a single just in case the roomie thing does not work out. What do you recommend?
A. You have CHOICES on our trips. One of our primary goals is to AVOID SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS. We use an extensive rooming and trip survey to help us with rooming decisions. If we help you with rooming you won't be disappointed. And if for some reason your roomie looked good on paper but just didn't pan out in reality...TRUST ME WHEN I SAY...it's not a big deal and we'll get you swapped with someone else in a flash. EVERYONE knows that it could be them that didn't mesh with their roomie so they are happy to help someone else match up better. After all...it could be them the next time. So let us know which way you want to go and you can see by the extensive survey we do...we have LOTS of parameters to help you match on many levels with a potential roommate. And if you just want to unwind and pamper yourself...the single upgrade fee is not that much and you can have a luxurious time by yourself. The CHOICE is YOURS!!! :cool1:

Q. I noticed in the "who's going" section that most of the people have nitrox, is that a problem if I don't?
A. Absolutely not but many divers find it will allow them to dive more since we are doing 3 boat dives a day. We'll have an instructor on the trip so if you want to take the class while you are there it's a great way to combine diving and training. Air divers will be buddied with other air divers and/or I'll dive with any air diver that needs a buddy. SD.com will help you with the buddy arrangements!

Q. Do I need to sign in as a member to be able to access all the forms that are needed?
A. Yes you will need to register on the site with a screen name (choose a fun diving or personality related one if you can) and you'll need to be logged into the site to post. Once you tell us you are going on a trip with us we send you a link to the forms in case you have not found the link in my signature along with the password for the forum. (Note it is NOT the same as your login password.) To sign up for a trip simply POST in the topic/thread that you want to go with us, your payment is enroute and then tell us if you'll need extra days, if you want double or single occupancy, if you want nitrox or air, etc.

Q. What would be the easiest way to pay with my credit card for this, could I call you and pay that way?
A. You can pay with credit card via our new secure online web payment gateway. Simply click on the CLICK HERE TO PAY LINK along the top, on the SingleDivers.com homepage and in my signature below and it will allow you to pay via cc or your checking account. All prices are discounted for cash so if not paying via check please include the 3% non-cash convenience fee. If using a credit card not drawn on a US bank you may have to fill out our credit card authorization form so we can process your payment manually (found in the forms forum link in my signature) and email it as a pdf to me to kamala@singledivers.com or fax it to me to fax # in my signature line. Again please include the 3% non-cash convenience fee if paying via this method.

Q. Is it more common for people to book their own flights, or do you do most of the travel arrangements for people?
A. Actually most people do book their own flights. We are happy to help but charge a nominal $25 booking fee for researching and booking flights for you unless the flight is part of the trip package and then the price is covered in the trip cost already. Let us know if you'd like us to make travel arrangements for you. We simply add the $25 fee to your total invoice. We are sorry that we were not able to get air discounts for Bonaire as we have in past years.

Q. Can I get a Rent-A-Buddy for this trip...how does it work?
A. Yes you can rent-a-buddy for the trip...we have a limited number of DM's/Instructors available for you to rent to help you focus on only yourself and not worry about being someone's buddy or to allow you to improve your air consumption and bouyancy etc. You are hiring a professional 'coach' to help you reinforce your recent open water skills or to help you refresh them or to just basically help to mentor you. The price is $50 per day or $150 for the week. If you need your rent-a-buddy to do your first night dive it is recommended that you consider the night dive specialty or even just the night dive sign off of AOW...Advanced Open Water via one of our instructors.

Q. I will need Rental Gear. What do I do?
A. Let us know what you need for rental gear? We will have Cochran computers available that you can use to do DAN research AND avoid having to rent. As for other rental gear...please let us know and we'll get you the prices.

Q. I want to bring School & LIFE Supplies for the kids. What is best to bring?
A. Last year we discovered the need for the orphanage which covers ALL AGES includes simply clothing, toiletries and basic supplies which are always hard to come by...notebooks, paper pads, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, markers, etc. Please bypass the ones that are more like toys. And please bring them in one of the million canvas totebags you get from conventions etc....that way they stay together AND a child will end up with a book bag...plus we don't add more plastic to the already challenged environment. You might also pick up some cheap 'readers' from the dollar stores...they will help kids who have a problem reading without glasses. And if you do not want to bring supplies but would rather donate money that is fine too. School supplies have a 50% import tax on them so they become very expensive in the country. That is why paper is good to bring as it is heavy to import and expensive once it is on island. But ANYTHING you bring will be gladly accepted and put to good use. NOTE: Do not pack a box to bring supplies in. Use a suitcase so it looks like it is your personal items. A box will usually be opened and then you will be taxed on the supplies you are bringing in...EVEN if they are for charity.

Life Supplies: We will compile a full list of things needed by the orphanage for the kids and let you know but BEST ITEMS INCLUDE: Clothes, shoes, toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and according to the local boys... soccer balls!

Q. Is there a place on the site behind the scenes to discuss meeting up at airports, sign up for tours, important tips & tidbits, etc?
A. Yes, please check out this forum: INSERT LINK HERE The password will be sent to everyone, but if ever needed again, please send an email to: Trips@singledivers.com and we will send it to you again. Check this link often for updates! It will not appear in the "view new posts".

Q. I noticed that none of my flight info is listed in the area where everyone else's is for this trip!
Was I supposed to post that info myself? If so, how do I do it!

A. Yes if you want your info posted in the thread for your flight details you post it in a post saying here are your flight details and our trip coordinators or myself will post it in the first post. This also lets others know when you will be arriving as well.

Q. Have you by any chance figured out who is going to room together yet?
A. You are correct that we do not announce the rooming until you get to the hotel. Keep in mind that rooming is ALWAYS subject to change especially before the trip begins but even after it has begun. If we discover that we have a problem and have to change someone then obviously several people would have to be changed to make it work. But it works because EVERYONE knows it could be them so they are willing to be flexible. This is part of what makes this group so great. If your roomie does not work out despite being good 'on paper' you simply let us know and we start working on suitable changes. We ask that you give us at least 24 hrs to work out a rooming change. Within 24hrs the problem may have worked itself out or we will have found someone willing to swap roomies to make it all work. Either way it will work out if everyone is willing to be flexible. :respect:


Q. Also for those of us who signed up ahead of time who might be able to get an upgrade...when does that all take place? When we get there?
A. We do not announce the upgrade winner until right before the trip or until we get there.

Q. What is the cost for Rental Equipment?
A. Rental gear is US$50 for the week. (I am requesting the price for individual rentals such as just regs etc.)

Q. In response to the questions asked about gear storage, handling, boat boarding, pickups etc...
1. All the gear is taken from the boat by the shop's dive team. It is washed down and stored overnight in the dive shop's gear locker. The dive team will also put the gear on the boat in the morning.
2. The group will be picked up by boat off the Gibbs Bay beach. All gear will already be loaded.
3. The morning pick up will be 8:45am off Gibbs Bay beach with an intended departure of 9am.
4. The dive boat will return after two dives at approx 1pm.
5. The afternoon dive will depart at 2:30pm, returning approx 4pm.
6. Divers are on their own for lunch however there is a place to eat near the dive shop that most people frequent.

Q. Can I add extra dives for Friday?
A. Sure! If you're flying out late on Saturday, an additional 2 tank dive is $76. This is a prepaid price so just let us know!

Q. How much is a night dive?
A. $25 + Pkg Dive or $65. We need a minimum of 4 divers.

Edited by scubaclint, 24 May 2011 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:32 PM

This trip is officially open! :wakawaka:
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Please follow the booking directions in RED very carefully and summarized below. You must read everything in the first post and follow this thread for ongoing trip updates. We promise to keep the first 3 posts updated so it is easier for you to keep track of trip details, your status in the booking process and ongoing trip updates.

We look forward to having you joining us on this trip! It really will be amazing! :teeth:



HOW TO BOOK A SPOT ON THIS TRIP:
1. Post in this thread that you plan to join us and advise your check or credit card payment is on its way via our NEW SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT GATEWAY. (SEE PAYMENT LINK BELOW IN MY SIGNATURE LINE.) We'll then put your name on the 'check's in the mail' list. (Please send your pymt asap as we can NOT hold any spots on this trip. Your spot will ONLY BE CONFIRMED when we receive your $500 non-refundable deposit or get the $50 early payment deal with payment in full by March 26th 2011.) - To post on the site you need to register as a member of the site. Registration is free or if you want to upgrade, premier membership levels are available for as little as $35 a year and you can get $25 back after the trip as a member rebate. Click here to learn more.
2. Fill out the Trip Rooming & Diving Survey plus the SingleDivers.com Medical Liability Release & Insurance Summary form which you'll find under "Stuff you need to know for ALL SingleDivers.com trips & activities!" or click here to link to it. (Send a PM or an email to trips@singledivers.com for the password.)
3. Send your deposit for the trip and/or monies due based upon the payment schedule posted below and payment options. If you need to make special arrangements about payments with me please contact me and I'll gladly try to work with you.
4. We need to know if you need rental gear, will be diving nitrox and if you want d/o or s/o for the trip. You MUST include as much of this information as possible with your initial reservation.
5. You will also need to verify if you have trip insurance or will be procuring trip insurance or conversely not procuring trip insurance. All participants must have Current Dive Insurance and state one of the following:
a. I have trip insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly. - THIS TRIP DOES NOT REQUIRE TRIP INSURANCE BUT IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
6. You are responsible for all info in the thread. We try to keep our FAQ and Important Updates posts #2 & #3 updated to make it easier for you but you are responsible for monitoring the thread for all updates. As the trip gets closer we'll open a private forum for all trip goers to answer last minute questions & provide last minute details. For sure monitor the thread the last 30 days prior to your trip for last minute updates and information.
7. Only requests posted in this trip topic/thread are considered official especially for limited options such as use of a computer, or going on a tour, etc.
8. Please note that while you may send pm and email requests for availability, the "official" availability is only accurate in the main trip post. For more information on SingleDivers.com, booking policies, etc please read here.
9. Also note that for FASTER service pls email trips@singledivers.com for all general questions and kamala@singledivers.com for custom questions or special requests.
10. PLEASE SEND ALL DOCUMENTS ONLY TO TRIPS@SINGLEDIVERS.COM as I do not regularly check trip documentation emails, rather leaving it to our awesome volunteers who help me with our trips. :thankyou:

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710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:50 AM

Air On, Weights On, Fins On, Mask On, Reg In, I'll Back Roll the # 2 spot. I'm In... :diver: AaaaaHhhhhh!!!.
Stan aka ScubaSki
Payments Summary To Date: $500 deposit via gateway
7nite/5day Pkg: DO package
Extra Days/Nights: no
Nitrox - SORRY NONE AVAILABLE: No
Turtle Research Trip $50: yes FREE booked by 4-1
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - _____ SD Ins Summary - _____ pending
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: list vendor & policy # 1405060 Perferred
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose one
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip. yes
Flight Details: list date, flight & time of arrival & departure in Barbados
June 11 AA BOS-JFK-BGI # 4415 6:00a/7:10a, #1385 8:40a/1:35p
June 18 AA BGI-MIA-BOS # 1078 2:35p/6:35p, #1640 8:55p/12:05a


Add'l Tours/Diving (List Out):
Other: Extra dive day on June 17


Hope all above is correct, Now the gateway...

Edited by scubaski, 02 April 2011 - 10:05 AM.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:07 AM

You did great, Stan! AND, we have an AWESOME cabana boy getting us started off on the right foot! :D
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

Great job Stan! I just tweaked your turtle dive line item to show its FREE due to booking before April 1st.

Now it seems I need to get the pricing for a 2 tank dive option on the last day for you. Let me work on that. kamala

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:47 PM

YOUR FIRST NAME & SCREEN NAME HERE: Susan aka Resqdew
Payments Summary To Date:
7nite/5day Pkg: yes - D/O 1299.00
Extra Days/Nights: no
Nitrox - SORRY NONE AVAILABLE:yes or no NO
Turtle Research Trip $50
: yes - early booking discount
D/O or S/O: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - _____ SD Ins Summary - _____ we will list as we receive these
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory - Dan Preferred - info in documents
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: A - I have purchased trip insurance
a. I have insurance that covers this trip already.
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip.
c. I will not purchase trip insurance and will accept all losses accordingly.
Flight Details: list date, flight & time of arrival & departure in Barbados - - info in docs
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***trying to send you documents via email, but I'm in Roatan this week and the internet connection is dial-up and very slow..... if I can't send docs this week, I'll be back in the states by 28 March. Attempted payment today too & system said it went through.

Edited by Resqdew, 20 March 2011 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

Susan, I think I saw your docs in the trips webmail, but I'll leave them for the Trip Coordinator to confirm when she gets off her 7-day work cycle and processes them. Enjoy your Roatan trip!
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

I just got the nicest message from the resort owner:


Hi kamala

Just thought I would let you know that we have set up a room here by the pool leading from the patio and fitted it out with sofas and tables for you all. We thought that all you divers might like their own Club Room at the Inn as another place to hangout. We have fitted up a bar and fridge for the beer, wine and rum so you will all have your own Speakeasy for those late caribbean nights!

Hope all is good at your end and looking forward to you hosting you all in June!



p.s. Wine and beer is $2-3 dollars each..will check the price of rum!

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:57 PM

IMPORTANT RENTAL RATE INFO:


Rental gear is US$50 for the week. (I am requesting the price for individual rentals such as just regs etc.)

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

Just thought I would let you know that we have set up a room here by the pool leading from the patio and fitted it out with sofas and tables for you all. We thought that all you divers might like their own Club Room at the Inn as another place to hangout. We have fitted up a bar and fridge for the beer, wine and rum so you will all have your own Speakeasy for those late caribbean nights!


I see they are rolling out the red carpet. The perks of being with a good group. :cool2:
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:30 AM

Grace aka nobodyelsehasthis

Payments Summary To Date: $1299 -$50 Paid in full by 3/26 via gateway
7nite/5day Pkg: Yes
Extra Days/Nights: None
Nitrox - SORRY NONE AVAILABLE:N/A
Turtle Research Trip $50: yes free with early payment
D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - _____ SD Survey - _____ SD Ins Summary - _____ we will list as we receive these
Dive Insurance Current: dive insurance is mandatory: DAN Member #: 1346196
Trip Insurance - CHOOSE ONE: choose
b. I will purchase trip insurance to cover this trip
Flight Details: AA 1385 JFK Jun 11 08:15 AM BGI Bridgetown Jun 11 01:00 PM AA 1384 BGI Bridgetown Jun 18, 2011 02:25 PM JFK 7:50pm
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Other: interested in pricing for 2 tank dive on 6/17

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:43 AM

Payment Update:
1) Ratnarathorn aka sharkalover ww received your payment of $1249!:thankyou:

2) Stan aka ScubaSki ww received your deposit of $500! :cheerleader:
3) Grace aka nobodyelsehasthis ww received your payment of $1249! :wakawaka:
4) Susan aka resqdew ww received your payment of $1249! :cool1:

Edited by ScubaPunk, 24 March 2011 - 10:43 AM.





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