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2014: TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHERE TO GO!!!


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

It is time to think about where to dive in 2014. So look into your crystal dive balls and tell me what you see for 2014.

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FIRM TRIPS FOR 2014 SO FAR:

1. Saba & St Kitts Dec 28-Jan 4, 2014 HERE
BWI Dive Show Jan 25&26, 2014 HERE!
2. Truk Lagoon Feb 9-16, 2014 HERE
3. Palau Feb 17-24, 2014 HERE
4. Magical Maldives Redux March 16-23, 2014 HERE
NJ (BTS) Dive Show March 28-30, 2014 COMING SOON!
PNW Dive Show April 5&6, 2014 HERE
5. Bonaire April 26 - May 3, 2014 HERE
6. Dominica May 24-31 2014 and HERE
7. Dominica May 31 - June 7, 2014 HERE
8. June TBA (Probably Cozumel or Chinchorro & Xcalak as sister trip to Best of Mexico) COMING SOON!
9. Best of Mexico Whalesharks, Cenotes and Cozumel June 28 - July 5, 2014 HERE
10. NC Sharks & Wrecks July 17-22, 2014 HERE
11. Cooper River Meg Teeth & Artifacts July 31 - Aug 5, 2014 HERE
12. Best of Florida Aug 22-30, 2014 COMING SOON!
13. Little Cayman Aug 30 - Sept 6, 2014 HERE
14. Roatan Oct 25 - Nov 1st, 2014 HALLOWEEN BASH!!! COMING SOON!
15. November TBA - POSSIBLY SAN SAL OR SAN CARLOS COMING SOON!
DEMA Nov 19-22, 2014 COMING SOON!
16. Galapagos Dec 1-8, 2014 HERE
17. Galapagos Dec 8-15, 2014 (no not a typo we are offering back to back trips) HERE
18. NYE ...??? (PROBABLY Will know in Dec 2013 if I need outpatient surgery and if we have a trip during this timeframe) COMING SOON!


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Bottom line is that EVERY place will have positive and negative reviews and experiences. SingleDivers.com will go ANYWHERE for the most part that people want to go. Just tell us and we'll go even if we've had a bad experience before AS LONG AS THERE ARE ENOUGH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO...WE WILL GO!!! We are a member driven group so honor the wishes of our members. :thankyou:/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

Here is what we have locked in so far for 2014:

Saba & St Kitts for NYE (Jan) Dec 28- Jan 4, 2014 - FIRM
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Truk & Palau
Feb 9-16 Truk Feb 17/18-25ish - FIRM

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Bonaire - April 26- May 3rd and LAST Bonaire Trip (did not realize my multi-year contract ended in 2014...thought it was 2013 - We may do another trip if we get good response to this one) FIRM
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Dominica - May 24-31 and May 31 - Jun 7 Posted Image

Best of Mexico WhaleSharks - June 28 to July 5th - PROBABLY will have a SISTER TRIP to Cozumel or Xcalak...
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NC Sharks & Wrecks... July 17-22 Reefs, Wrecks and Sharks...ALL the best! http://www.singledivers.com/surfaceinterval/uploads/1370634974/gallery_2_279_600301.jpg

Meg Teeth Diving in Cooper River - July 31 to Aug 5th
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BEST OF FLORIDA REDUX... Aug 22-30 Reefs, Wrecks and Sharks...ALL the best!

Little Cayman (We dove one day while in Cayman Brac and it was AWESOME!)- Aug 30th to Sept 6th Posted Image- Thanks to DropTop for this images.

Galapagos Currently 2 Trips back to back in December Dec 1-8 (Filled) & Dec 8-16 (Open) Posted Image

LOOKING AT....


Cozumel for an extra week in conjunction with the BOM Trip or Xcalak & Chinchorro...Remote Locales in Mexico! Posted Image

Roatan - Multi-year contract at this GORGEOUS resort may include 2014??? Posted Image

Sal Salvadore Bahamas - TONS of SHARKS & even a few of these guys... Posted Image

Dominica - IN ADDITION TO MAY&JUNE...looking at NYE or possible Fall...Gotta try and squeeze a 2nd trip in... Posted Image

Edited by WreckWench, 26 October 2013 - 12:07 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

You must be reading my mind!!! Those ALL sound great. I believe I'm drooling...:teeth:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

Yeah...and we need to get another p/t job to pay for our drooling addiction! LOL! ;)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

Philippines(easy to get to),Malaysia,raja ampat

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

Philippines(easy to get to),Malaysia,raja ampat


Wow, I guess its relative. I consider Cozumel easy to get to, a less than 2 hour flight from Houston.

Isn't Manilla, 8,500 miles and a 13 hour time difference from Houston?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

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Wow, I guess its relative. I consider Cozumel easy to get to, a less than 2 hour flight from Houston.

Isn't Manilla, 8,500 miles and a 13 hour time difference from Houston?


I meant that it was easy to get to in the sense that there are direct flights from California as opposed to other destinations that require multiple stops and hours waiting in airports I.e., maldives,Palau,Raja Ampat.you're right tho,cozumel is a breeze.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

Having just come off of the Sun Dancer II out of Belize City, I would love to go on another Dancer liveaboard. I would also like to do the Sea of Cortez, Cabo Pulmo to La Paz, maybe in whale shark season. And favorite island to date, Utila. Maybe the Utila Aggressor (in whale shark season?), possibly followed or preceded by additional time on the island. I know just the person to get us a vacation rental or rentals, and golf carts if we want them. There are several resorts of course, but their ratings are not uniformly good and they are more expensive than staying in town. The grocery store and the beer guy will deliver, so you can get around on a bike. And there are lots of good inexpensive places to eat. The island is safe other than a little petty theft. The people are friendly. And the local beer is cheap and good. I am making my third trip to Utila in Feb-March, so I am getting to know the island fairly well. I could help with logistics setting something up. It would be a little different than your usual trips renting a house rather than using a hotel, but if the group is not too large, it could be done. There are a couple of hotels and resorts we could use. I just like having a real house and a kitchen. But if you have any interest in putting a Utila trip together, I can make some inquiries when I am on the island in late Feb.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

Hi Jaque...sounds like you have trip planning in your bones...we'd love to have you help us as that is what we do. We can also book ANY Aggressor Boat/Trip AND save you money booking it. And that goes for ANY OTHER LIVEABOARD or Land Based Operator. Just let us know and we can save you money on your booking! :cool1:

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

What about Dominica or a carribbean live aboard like the T&C in July or for NYE maybe shake up the times a bit if its possible?
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Hey girl...I'm working on something awesome for July for our teachers!

We do need to offer our Whaleshark trip again as its a big seller and we do it every 2 years so that would be 2014 timeframe.

How about Barbados? Or how about Bonaire in the middle of summer for 2014? If we do Bonaire again I need to choose the dates NOW. We are already doing Bonaire in April 2013 but it could be put in July for 2014 if people wanted it then or even July 4th weekend!

We are doing Dominica in May and June in 2013 so we could do it in July 2014.

Thanks for reminding me that some of our members ONLY have a short window for trip options in the late June, July and very early Aug timeframe.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

How about the Canary Islands for July. Water is about as warm as it will get then. Daily direct flights out of Gatwick to Lanzarote now. Or the Balaeric Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca?) Direct flights are from Madrid I think, and probably Barcelona.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

Hey girl...I'm working on something awesome for July for our teachers! I have already locked in T&C for Labor Day and Roatan for Oct

How about Barbados? Or our whaleshark trip again? Or how about Bonaire in the middle of summer for 2014? If we do Bonaire again I need to choose the dates NOW. We are already doing Bonaire in April but it could be put in July for 2014 if people wanted it then!

We are doing Dominica in May and June so we can't do it in July. We could do it in July in 2014.

Thanks for reminding me that some of our members ONLY have a short window for trip options in the late June, July and very early Aug timeframe.



Hi Kamala,
Ya I meant for Dominica in July 2014, I would vote for that. Either Barbados or the whalesharks sound great to me for this July. Thanks for all the planning that you do.:excl:

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

REFRESHING THIS DISCUSSION...I would like to set our 2014 July trip by the end of Nov is possible especially if we are looking at a 4th of July trip. Top contenders are Boniare or possible Dominica. The only drawback to Dominica is we like to offer 2 weeks in Dominica (that is if it fills out ok in 2013) so finding 2 back to back weeks in July is hard.

And as I said again the whaleshark trip is due again in 2014 and it HAS to be in June, July or Aug.

We could do Bonaire for 4th of July and then do the whaleshark trip for later July/early Aug.

Hey girl...I'm working on something awesome for July for our teachers!

We do need to offer our Whaleshark trip again as its a big seller and we do it every 2 years so that would be 2014 timeframe.

How about Barbados? Or how about Bonaire in the middle of summer for 2014? If we do Bonaire again I need to choose the dates NOW. We are already doing Bonaire in April 2013 but it could be put in July for 2014 if people wanted it then or even July 4th weekend!

We are doing Dominica in May and June in 2013 so we could do it in July 2014.

Thanks for reminding me that some of our members ONLY have a short window for trip options in the late June, July and very early Aug timeframe.



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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

How about the Canary Islands for July. Water is about as warm as it will get then. Daily direct flights out of Gatwick to Lanzarote now. Or the Balaeric Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca?) Direct flights are from Madrid I think, and probably Barcelona.


I do not know enough about diving the Canary Islands...we'll have to research that one as well! ;)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

If I could get time off on 4th of July, I would suggest Belize.

I have done Bonaire and not ready to go back yet.

Cozy and the whale sharks, I have done, but would not be against it.
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