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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:59 PM

This trip is NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!!!

Welcome to the ROATAN TWO WEEK HALLOWEEN HOG/EDGE & WRECKDIVNG MAGAZINE BASH!! Trip Details and Booking/Sign Up thread/topic. Below you'll find the 5 easy steps for signing up for one of our trips and the booking template we use to capture your booking requirements correctly. PLEASE POST THE BOOKING TEMPLATE WITH YOUR ANSWERS IN THE MAIN TRIP THREAD. Let us know if you need any help signing up via trips@singledivers.com or charlies@singledivers.com or kamala@singledivers.com. Otherwise come and join us diving in Awesome Roatan...Hope to see you there!!!


How to Sign Up for A SingleDivers.com Trip in 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1. Register as a Premier Member:
A. Are you new and have not registered on the site yet? Then think of a fun screen name click HERE for ideas and then register HERE. Follow the prompts and choose the 'premier member' option or above in this process and you'll be done.

B. Currently a basic member? Then simply upgrade to premier by clicking on the MEMBERSHIP TAB along the top of the forums HERE and following the prompts for payment.

Step 2: Pay for the trip
We offer a secure payment portal to pay via check or credit card. Our system accepts MC or Visa and all checking accounts and some credit unions. Since all our pricing is offered at a cash discount, the system will add a 3% non-cash convenience fee for credit payments. We accept check payments via the "echeck" option in the payment portal/gateway at no additional charge so please do not "mail" us a check as it can take days and weeks to receive it in rural SC where SingleDivers.com is now corporately based. HERE is the link to our payment portal which is also found on our home page, in my signature line under my posts, across the top of the forums as the blue PAY HERE link and at the top of the trip details.

HOW TO USE THE PAYMENT SYSTEM:
  • After clicking the payment link you will need to enter your SingleDivers.com Screen/Display name so we can link you to the trip and your membership name.
  • Choose the trip you are paying for from the dropdown menu and the amount you are paying for. ONLY enter what you are paying for in each payment.
  • If you wish to provide extra payment details or summarize what you've already paid to date please do so in the details/extra information box and not in the payment template itself or it will think you are trying to pay all of the amounts listed again and total them up. (If this happens simply hit the back button and start over again. You will receive an order summary email every time you attempt a payment so do not worry. The ONLY time you've made a payment is when you receive a 2nd generic email saying "Thank you for your payment". If you get more than one of these please let us know and we'll be happy to refund your duplicate payment. Chances are we have already discovered it and let you know that we've refunded it accordingly.)
Step 3: Post in the trip thread/topic that you are joining us using our 'booking template':
Want to express intent in joining one of our trips? Ideally this is done in the trip details topic which is called a "thread" in the forums we use. In other words THIS TOPIC YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING. Let our volunteers help you learn the posting process as its critical to all of our 'back and forth' communications. (It can also be done via email and we'll "post" your intent for you in the trip topic/thread if you absolutely can't post it yourself.)

You'll find the BOOKING TEMPLATE below and an example of how to complete it. We hope in the near future that this step will be automated but until then please 'copy and paste' this into the the trip thread/this topic by clicking on the blue ADD REPLY button at the top of the forums (make sure the dialog box is empty before you start typing so your reply is not lost in other content. NOTE YOUR TRIP REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS STEP.

Step 4: Trip Documents...Where to find them and what to fill out and why:
The trip documents are needed for rooming, diving, understanding your preferences, as well as helping us help you in the case of an emergency etc. They are required to be returned within 21 days of signing up for a trip or if you need more time we'll add a $75 document fee to your invoice. They must be returned within 3 days if you are signing up within 45 days of departure. The trip docs are located HERE You will need to complete the first 3 documents...the Rooming/Diving Survey, The Medical/Liability Release and the Insurance Summary form. (There is also a check list you can download that will help you as well.) NOTE: All docs need to be returned to either trips@singledivers.com or via fax to 888-480-0906.

Step 5: ONGOING COMMUNICATIONS...
Its a two way street...here's how we tell each other what we need:

We use several tools to keep EVERYONE on a trip updated. They are vitally important for you to monitor and stay apprised of. They are as follows:

A. The "Welcome to the Trip" PM (private message) which is sent to as soon as you sign up for the trip. You can not receive these unless you are a Premier member or above. As soon as you either pay or show interest in the trip thread/topic we'll send you this PM. It has helpful info about signing up for the trip and will be used THROUGHOUT the pre-trip process to keep you updated on critical things regarding your trip with us.

B. The 2nd & 3rd 'posts' in this trip thread (the first has the trip details in it) will contain summarized updates so you don't have to follow every post in the original trip thread. PLEASE monitor these for IMPORTANT UPDATES that affect your trip.

C. The Special Discussion Forums. They are private forums that open up approx 30-60 days before a trip and they are FILLED WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION you need for your trip like how the transfer work, money/tipping issues, who's doing what extra tours or diving, etc. We also use these forums to discuss PRIVATE matters such as exchanging celfone numbers so you can meet up at the airport together etc. ONLY members on the trip have access to these private trip discussion forums. Since they are password protected you will receive the special password for the private forum via the TRIP PM.

And that's it. If you need help feel free to email trips@singledivers.com or charlies@singledivers.com or kamala@singledivers.com and one of us will help you! :thankyou:/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>


USE THE FOLLOWING BOOKING TEMPLATE. COPY TEXT, EDIT YOUR ANSWERS AND PASTE INTO A NEW POST. WE WILL ADD EFFECTS (COLOR BOLD ETC.)

MYNAME AKA MYSCREENNAME
Week #1 or Week #2 or Both:
Payment Summary to Date:We list your payments as we receive them.
Media Luna AI Pkg $1259 d/o or $1491 s/o: List if you want S/O or D/O
Extra Days/Nights:List extra days/nights you may want here
Nitrox $150:YES or NO
Boat Night Dive $60:YES or NO
Shark Dive TBD approx $150:YES or No
Dolphin Dive TBD approx $200:YES OR NO
Zipline TBD approx $65:YES OR NO
Trip to West End (There will be a fee for travel $TBA):Yes or No
Barbaretta Island Trip to dive offshore islands $TBA:Yes or No
Costume Contest Participation:Yes or No
School & Life Supplies Participation for orphanage:List if you want to do this
Other Activities:Tell us what you are interested in.
Documents:SD Waiver - __ SD Survey - ____ SD Ins Summary - _____
Dive Insurance CURRENT:ANSWER & LIST YOUR PROVIDER
Trip Insurance PLEASE CHOOSE ONE:
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: List Arrival and Dep Date. (Send detail flight info in Survey)
Other:Special Food Needs? Or anything else we should know!
Available Discounts - List ALL That You Qualify For:
1. Early Pay in Full Discount #1:Sign up and pay in full by April 1st for $100 off S/O, $25 off d/o, a Free Autographed Scuba CD, and (2)chances to Win Free Oceanview Upgrade, Free Nitrox, Free Night Dive, FREE Barbaretta tour and /or Free ZipLine Tour. (Prizes non-transferable)
2. Early Booking/Deposit Discount #2:Sign up and send your deposit by May 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Nitrox
3. Early Booking/Deposit Discount #3:Sign up and send your deposit by June 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Zipline
4. Early Booking/Deposit Discount #4:Sign up and send your deposit by July 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Night
5. Early Booking/Deposit Discount #5:Sign up and send your deposit by August 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Oceanview Room Upgrade
6. Early Booking/Deposit Discount #6:Sign up and send your deposit by Sept 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Scuba Cowboy CD
7. REPEAT SD & HenryMorgan's Discount:$25
8. Active Military Discount:$25
9. Social Media Discounts:1 chance to win a FREE Oceanview Room, zipline, nitrox, Barbaretta Island Tour or night dive for signing up on our Facebook Trip Event for this trip AND for liking SD.com if you haven't already AND for sharing the FB Trip booking on your page! (Must do all three!)
10. Membership Discount:$25 rebate eligible after trip for SD premier and above membership levels if you file for it (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.)
11. Cash Discount:Price includes cash discount. Please add 3% if paying via any non-cash methods including paypal or credit card
12. Early Document Discount:SAVE $75 by submitting your Documents within 21 days of booking this trip or if signing up within 45 days send your docs within 3 days. Otherwise the $75 document processing fee will be added to your final invoice.



EXAMPLE OF HOW TO COMPLETE THE BOOKING TEMPLATE:


Kamala aka Wreck Wench
Week #1 or Week #2 or Both: Both
Payment Summary to Date: $1259 d/o + nitrox PAID IN FULL
Media Luna AI Pkg $1259 d/o or $1491 s/o: $1259 d/o pkg
Extra Days/Nights: Possibly arrive early for set up.
Boat Night Dive: Yes
Shark Dive: Yes
Dolphin Dive: Yes
Zipline: Yes
Barbaretta Island Tour: Yes
Trip to West End (There will be a fee for travel $TBA): Yes
Costume Contest Participation: Yes but I can't win.
School & Life Supplies Participation for orphanage: Yes I will bring supplies & help deliver them
Other Activities: Massages
Nitrox $150: Yes
D/O Double Occupancy or S/O Single Occupancy: D/O
Documents: SD Waiver - YES SD Survey - YES SD Ins Summary - YES
Dive Insurance CURRENT: Yes Dan & Dive Assure
Trip Insurance PLEASE CHOOSE ONE:
a. I have trip insurance that covers this trip already.
Flight Details: TBD
Other: Mostly vegetarian
Available Discounts - List ALL That You Qualify For:
1. Early Pay in Full Discount #1: Sign up and pay in full by April 23rd for $100 off S/O, $25 off d/o, a Free Autographed Scuba CD, and (2)chances to Win Free Oceanview Upgrade, Free Nitrox, Free Night Dive, FREE Barbaretta tour and /or Free ZipLine Tour. (Prizes non-transferable)
2. Early Booking and Deposit Discount #2: Sign up and send your deposit by May 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Nitrox
3. Early Booking and Deposit Discount #3: Sign up and send your deposit by June 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Zipline
4. Early Booking and Deposit Discount #4: Sign up and send your deposit by July 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Night
5. Early Booking and Deposit Discount #5: Sign up and send your deposit by August 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Oceanview Room Upgrade
6. Early Booking and Deposit Discount #6: Sign up and send your deposit by Sept 1, and you will get (1) chance to win FREE Scuba Cowboy CD
7. REPEAT SD & HenryMorgan's Discount: $25
8. Active Military Discount: $25
9. Social Media Discounts: 1 chance to win a FREE Oceanview Room, zipline, nitrox, Barbaretta Island Tour or night dive for signing up on our Facebook Trip Event for this trip AND for liking SD.com if you haven't already AND for sharing the FB Trip booking on your page! (Must do all three!)
10. Membership Discount: $25 rebate eligible after trip for SD premier and above membership levels if you file for it (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.)
11. Cash Discount: Price includes cash discount. Please add 3% if paying via any non-cash methods including paypal or credit card
12. Early Document Discount: SAVE $75 by submitting your Documents within 21 days of booking this trip or if signing up within 45 days send your docs within 3 days. Otherwise the $75 document processing fee will be added to your final invoice.

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