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- October 26 - Nov 2, 2013
JOIN US FOR OUR HALLOWEEN MONSTER BASH IN ROATAN!
This special pkg is THE SAME PRICE AS 2012 and is LOADED with 3 boat dives a day for 5 days, breakfast, lunch and dinner, sodas, water, and local/house alcohol, transfers and UNLIMITED SHORE DIVING! THE HOUSE REEF IS NEXT TO CALVIN'S CRACK ONE OF THE BEST DIVE SITES ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND!! WE WILL BE STAYING AT THE LUXURIOUS HENRY MORGAN'S MEDIA LUNA FOR SINGLES WEEK AT INCREDIBLE PRICING!!! This will be the LARGEST Single's Week ever...Don't Miss our "FOURTH ANNUAL ONLY" SPECIALS INCLUDING THE SAME PRICING AS 2012, LIVE MUSIC BY PUP MORSE THE SCUBA COWBOY, CONTESTS, PRIZES, LIONFISH WORKSHOPS AND HUNTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, CERTIFICATION CLASSES,and MORE!!! />/>/>
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Build your own package FOR THE SAME PRICING AS 2012:
$1159 - D/O Diver Inc.Taxes & All Inclusive
$927 - D/O Non-Diver Inc. Taxes & All Inclusive
TBD approx $166 - D/O Extra Day with 2 tank diving & food
$1391- S/O Inc.Taxes & All Inclusive
$1159 - S/O Non-Diver $1159 Inc. Taxes & All Inclusive
TBD approx $199 - S/O Extra day of 2 tank dives & food
- 7 nights 5 days 3 tank boat diving
- Unlimited Shore diving & Night Shore Diving
- Breakfast, lunch & Dinner including Beverages with your meals (served buffet style)
- All Drinks including water, soda, juice, house wine, domestic beers & domestic liquors
- Transfers from Airport to the resort and back
- Air fills, tanks, lead and weight belt
- Lockers for gear
- Welcome Beverage upon arrival & group orientation meeting after last group of divers arrive
- Costume Contest with Huge Prizes - Yes it will be a FULL BLOWN MONSTER BASH THEME and we'll have prizes for the best TRADITIONAL Halloween Costumes and the MOST UNTRADITIONAL Halloween Costumes!!! So get creative!!!
Optional Add-Ons: * Note - All optional add-ons must be paid for in advance for these prices. Additional costs may apply if you sign up on the island.
Nitrox $140 (unlimited including all shoredives & 3 boat dives per day
Rent-A-Buddy (Dive Mentor Program) $50 per day or $150 per week
TBD approx $60 - Night Dive
TBD approx $150 - Shark Dive
TBD approx $200 - Dolphin Dive
TBD approx $65 - Zip Line
TBD approx $75 - Lion Fish Class (includes spear & Marine park donation)
TBD approx $199 - Barbareta Deserted Island 3 dive pkg + Lobster & Steak dinner + beverages (including adult) upcharge on top of one day of pkg diving
TBD approx $13.50 per day - Regulator Rental
TBD approx $13.50 per day - BCD Rental
TBD approx $13.50 per day - Wetsuit Rental
TBD approx $16.80 per day - Dive Computer OR FREE IF YOU USE OUR COCHRANS and participate in DAN Research
TBD approx $23.52 per day - U/W Light
TBD approc $11.20 per day - Mask/fins/snorkel Rental
Early Pay in Full Discount: Sign up and pay in full by April 23rd for $100 off S/O, Free Autographed Scuba CD, and a chance to Win Free Oceanview Upgrade, Free Nitrox, Free Night Dive, and /or Free ZipLine Tour.
Early Booking and Deposit Discount: Sign up and send your deposit by August 1, and you will be entered to receive an Oceanview Upgrade
Active Military Discount: $25
PAYMENT TERMS & PROGRESS PAYMENTS:
ASAP: $300 non-refundable deposit (except via trip insurance) 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.)
4-15-13 $300 non-refundable deposit due at booking to hold a spot payable only via SD's payment link..
4-23-13 Pay in FULL by April 23rd, 2013 for EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT
6-21-13 $400 progress payment d
8-21-13 FINAL TRIP PAYMENTS DUE
9-21-13 ALL OPTIONAL ADD-ONS DUE
Note: Trip must be paid in full 60 days days prior to departure. Missing payments can forfeit your spot to the next person on the waiting list.
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 covered for an entire year of diving.
Diver's Alert Network please use reference #1603080 Click here for Diver's Alert Network and use our reference ID1603080.
Dive Assure please reference us via the drop down menu. 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!
TRIP INSURANCE IS OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. If you miss the Flight to Roatan RTB you MAY be able to catch a flight the next day but MANY run full and ONLY ONCE A WEEK so you may have to wait several days if not a week 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-insurince.
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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. />/>/> 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 />/>/> PLEASE />/>/> PLEASE do not expect the resort nor dive operator nor SingleDivers.com to refund your money because your bet did not pan out. />/>/>
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!!
Check out where we'll be staying...HERE.... this takes a couple of minutes to load but is REALLY a great look at where we'll be and diving in October! The Media Luna specific portion of the video is at the end but the intro is mostly Media Luna when you see the spectacular ocean view shots and resort shots. The multicolored lobby is Henry Morgan and the full beach front with the long dock is HM but the secluded shots of the ocean and diving are all Media Luna. Its a shame some of the better footage was not specifically under the hotel break out. I have been to all 3 resorts and Media Luna is by far the best!
- Dive shop with lockers for gear very close by and use of hotel swimming pool
- Complementary internet access in the lobby
More on the Hotel:The Media Luna Hotel is made up of a plethora of detached villas that are luxurious and spacious, separated from the lobby and entertainment area of the hotel to ensure maximum relaxation and privacy. The lobby and entertainment area is a relaxing and serene place to check emails, get a drink or just watch the ocean. The pool is situated between the hotel and the aqua water of the North end – home of the islands BEST DIVE SITE. Media Luna is very relaxing and tranquil..far away from all your worries and cares. Stay and dive or just relax and you too will see why so many guests return.
Accommodation: At Media Luna Hotel and Beach Resort we have Single rooms with a King size bed, Double rooms with two Queen size beds, Triple rooms with 1 King size bed and 1 single bed and a luxury, private Suite for those special occasions. Each room is furnished with a spa like private bathroom and hot water and equipped with a fridge, hair dryer and the all important air-conditioning and satellite television – although we do hope you will be outside enjoying the Caribbean weather most of the time. Each of the Media rooms has a private balcony/pat with hammock, hard wood floors and comfortable furniture if you want to spend some time in your room. The rooms have been designed with a natural spa type look and feel, natural colors with dark woods will surround in relaxation!
* Private bathroom with hot water
* Private balcony with hammock or seating area
* Satellite television
* Fridge (mini-bar)
* Telephone (TBD)
* Hair dryer
* Private safe
Dining at Media Luna Resort: Meals are served buffet style and usually offer an array of local foods prepared in a variety of ways. It is convenient, easy and layed out so you can enjoy nightly entertainment while dining! Enjoy a relaxing dinner then watch spectacular sunsets on our spacious pool deck or after your night dive. Have special food needs? NO PROBLEM!!! NOTE: Media Luna now has a new chef from Italy who specializes in vegetarian and non-meat options as well as traditional dishes for all tastes and preferences. I did not get a chance to enjoy the new chef's cooking when I was at Media Luna last Nov but those who did said he was excellent. In general Roatan serves food with a European style and flair. As more Americans visit their resorts they expand their menus to more US styled meals. You won't go hungry but you might not gain 10 pounds either...all in all that's not too bad! - kamala
The Bars: Media Luna has a full service bar right next to the restaurant and just off the lobby. The bartenders are friendly and will serve you mixers if you bring a bottle or two from Duty Free. The snack bar is part of the bar area for a mid day munchie.
Shore Diving Some of Roatan's best diving is right off the shore right off the resort. Night Diving We can do a boat night dive for $TBA per person. We need a minimum of TBA people. Max Depth: 20-130ft but mostly very easy wall and drift diving as well as easy return to the boat dives Water Temp: ave 84+ degrees F Air Temp: High 80's to low 90's degrees F Weather: Late October & early November is EXTREMELY nice weather wise in Roatan.
Entertainment by Pup Morse the Original Scuba Cowboy!
SAMPLE TRIP ITINERARY:
While OUR personal Roatan Single's Week 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! KEEP CHECKING BACK AS MANY ACTIVITIES ARE STILL BEING LINED UP FOR THE AMAZING WEEK OF FUN IN THE SUN AND CRITTERS IN THE SEA!!!
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.
Oct 26,2013: This will be the official ARRIVAL date in Roatan,Group Orientation and the evening of our first Welcome Happy Hour! Depending on your flight times...you may have enough time to do a complementary shore dive to refresh after your flights.
Oct 27 to Oct 31, 2013: These 5 days will be our group package of 3 tank dives off the boats. The first dive starts at 7:45am and the boat will return after each dive allowing you the luxury of sleeping in or skipping a dive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included daily and are available on premises.
Entertainment & Activities: This week is full of entertainment and activities. In order to squeeze it all in we will prepare a very full calendar of events for you including both afternoon and evening events (BUT THEY WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH YOUR PACKAGE DIVES):
Saturday: Welcome Orientation and Welcome Happy Hour
Sunday: Lionfish Workshop Sunday evening, Social Mixer and other festivities!
Monday: Lionfish Class and then you are free to KILL!!
Tuesday: Optional Night Dive for those interested...either shore or boat! Let us know if you wish to do a night dive! Other festivities for those NOT Night Diving!
Wednesday:The day long trip to Barbareta Island. The world famous Fire show and after wards our very own Pup will sing the night away!
Thursday: World Famous MONSTER BASH Costume Contest...after all it's HALLOWEEN! FREE DIVE TRIPS & MORE AS PRIZES!!!)
Friday: Comedy night (Both local and imported action... YOU!) and a charity benefit crab race to keep you on your toes AND raise money for the local orphanage!
Nov 01, 2013: This is an optional day of diving which you can take advantage of or take off for activities and sightseeing or just cleaning gear, packing or relaxing.
- 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 fun Caribbean isle.
- 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'll plan something FANTASTIC for our evening activities to celebrate the fantastic week of diving and fun.
Nov 2, 2013: This is departure day and the end of our exciting week in this fun Caribbean isle. Do keep approx $37 for your exit tax out of the country in case it is not included in your airline ticket.
DAYS AFTER NOVEMBER 2nd: For those who opt for the add'l extra days your departure date will vary but the process will be the same. We will help you find a roomie for extra days...just let us know!
An amazing shark dive that includes a shark feeding and seeing these amazing animals up close and VERY personal! If you love diving or just if you're fascinated by sharks you can't leave Roatan without doing the shark dive. 3 dives daily with up to 20 sharks per dive.
You're on vacation, so why not spoil yourself a little with a spa treatment? There is an Elisir Day Spa in each of the HM Resorts hotels and resorts. Here you can really relax and unwind and receive a little pampering with a facial or a body massage or perhaps you need to catch up on some personal grooming and you've finally found the time. Whether you're after a simple leg wax or an indulgent 90 minute spa treatment, Elisir will not disappoint. Our professional beauty and massage therapists are here to de-hair, de-stress and generally make you feel relaxed and wonderful. The ELISIR Spa offers a complete series of treatments – nails, facials and body massages as well as a wide range of aesthetic and anti-aging remedies of the highest quality and experience. Such age defying techniques follow the strictest guidelines recommended by Vagheggi Phyto cosmesi cosmetics.
A Canopy tour is often called by other names in different countries, either a treetop walk or a flying fox or zip-line experience. Come experience the wilds of Roatan with a tree top view you'll never forget!
A butterfly and tropical bird sanctuary at West End, Roatan. You have to 'see' it to believe it!
Watch the dolphin show each day or if you want a more personal experience and something you will never forget, sign on for the Dolpin Swim & Snorkel.
There are a few different options for horse back riding in Roatan but they all offer pretty much the same thing.
HM Resorts offers complimentary sea kayaks and many of the dive shops offer sea kayaking tours if you prefer the security of a guide.
Roatan's Marine Park is a conservation group who educate people of the needs to keep our oceans clean. The Roatan Marine Park takes in volunteers for water and fish surveys as well as monitoring the dive shops in the area to ensure they are not damaging the reef.
Gumbalimba park offers something for everyone with tame tropical birds and monkeys to play with and feed, kayaking and sailing or horseback riding will keep the whole family entertained.
Punta Gorda is a village on the north side of Roatan where the traditional folclor dancing is performed by the Garifuna ladies – they put on a great show.
Exactly what it sounds like – a farm of iguanas. Here you can handle Iguanas which used to be a popular meat for stew on Roatan – but these days they're protected.
If you want to explore the Island on your own just rent a car at any of our resorts with your Guest Relation. Budget Rent a Car offers a great service for all our clients at HM Resorts.
See the island by renting a scooter or a motorcycle. We also rent: cell phones to call home, DVD movies and DVD players, as well as 3G modems to stay in touch online. For your convenience, we are located in West Bay and in West End.
UPDATED TRAINING UPDATE:
1. Wreck Certification - includes use of a reel, intro to penetration, running a line, etc.
2. Advanced Open Water - includes several 'advanced dives' such as navigation, night, and deep plus several choices of your own including photography, peak bouyancy, etc.
3. Solo Certification - This cert will enable you to dive independently of a human dive buddy by training you to dive with a mechanical dive buddy aka a pony bottle or stage bottle. - Ask about the 'enhanced solo skills' where the instructor will challenge you with several additional skills that will complement your solo cert skills enabling you to be even MORE independent and self sufficient in the water.
PRICE: $175 + $25 c-card fee + rental of pony/stage bottle/reg for 1 day + $38 for book and shipping (submit $238 via payment portal and pay the tank/reg rental in Roatan)
STUDENTS CURRENTLY TAKING CLASSES:
Wreck: TobyLogic, Little Red, barilhu
AOW: Jane aka diver_hiker_jane, DiverDiva
Solo: TobyLogic, ScubaClint, JesterDiver
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 $30 research & booking fee.
AIR & WATER TEMPS:
Water: Mid to low 80's
Air Temperature During Day: 80's to 90's degrees F
Air Temperature At Night: mid to high 70's degrees F
Roatan 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:
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Edited by WreckWench, 19 October 2013 - 12:15 PM.