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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 06:31 PM

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Edited by WreckWench, 06 May 2020 - 08:36 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2020 - 10:29 AM

What the process in making a monthly payment?



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Posted 20 September 2020 - 01:11 PM

What the process in making a monthly payment?

Hi Henry...currently the trip has preset payments amts which PRE COVID worked pretty good. Now with covid we have been looking at other forms of payment. Currently if anyone needs more creative payment options we are working them out manually. Shoot me an email kamala@singledivers.com if you want to explore more options.



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Posted 31 December 2020 - 03:08 PM

Hi all,

 

Noticed in the #1 post under sample itinerary it says we disembark on June 3rd, but every where else says the trip is till the 4th. Can you confirm which day we disembark? Looking to get airfare and a hotel for the night before and possibly after squared away.

 

Also noticed on the Nautilus website that the rendezvous spot at Tesoro is Nautilus's land based operation and its says on their website that they offer complimentary check out dives for those booked on one of their liveaboards prior to boarding. They also say that you can rent steel 100's for use on the liveaboard. Any of this correct?

 

Thanks



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Posted 31 December 2020 - 03:24 PM

Hi all,

 

Noticed in the #1 post under sample itinerary it says we disembark on June 3rd, but every where else says the trip is till the 4th. Can you confirm which day we disembark? Looking to get airfare and a hotel for the night before and possibly after squared away.

 

Also noticed on the Nautilus website that the rendezvous spot at Tesoro is Nautilus's land based operation and its says on their website that they offer complimentary check out dives for those booked on one of their liveaboards prior to boarding. They also say that you can rent steel 100's for use on the liveaboard. Any of this correct?

 

Thanks

 

Looks like the 4th is correct since 9 days is from the 27th to the 4th.

 

I have updated the itinerary - thanks for catching that!
 


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Posted 04 February 2021 - 06:23 PM

Looking to add a hotel room the night before (s/o) and Nitrox pkg. Not seeing those in the add-in page.



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Posted 05 February 2021 - 04:30 PM

Looking to add a hotel room the night before (s/o) and Nitrox pkg. Not seeing those in the add-in page.

Actually a bunch of us will do the same...I know I will. I'll have a group hotel by tomorrow as well as Covid info etc.



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Posted 25 March 2021 - 01:49 PM

noticed on the Nautilus website that the rendezvous spot at Tesoro is Nautilus's land based operation and its says on their website that they offer complimentary check out dives for those booked on one of their liveaboards prior to boarding. Do we arrange that ourselves directly with Nautilus if we are interested? They also say not the website that you can rent steel 100's for use on the liveaboard. Should we email Nautilus about that directly? 

 

Thank you



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Posted 26 March 2021 - 10:02 AM

noticed on the Nautilus website that the rendezvous spot at Tesoro is Nautilus's land based operation and its says on their website that they offer complimentary check out dives for those booked on one of their liveaboards prior to boarding. Do we arrange that ourselves directly with Nautilus if we are interested? They also say not the website that you can rent steel 100's for use on the liveaboard. Should we email Nautilus about that directly? 

 

Thank you

 

 

Thanks Jose as always great questions. They prefer we do it since its a group charter. I do not know if they have any limitations on the number of steel tanks available for example but I'll shoot a message and find out. I've been going back and forth getting clarification on a number of open issues including the

new $375 park fee that the boat is outraged about. So much so that they are going to give everyone a $375 boat credit towards nitrox (possibly tank rentals) and boutique items. I should know in the next few days if they plan to have us pay this fee onboard? As a group? Or as individuals before the trip? All 3 options are being looked at to facilitate this new requirement.

 

Thanks for the TIMELY questions. I am hoping that everyone who arrives a day early will take advantage of the complementary dive(s) which we were also getting full clarification on along with the park fee and ongoing covid requirements.

 

The group hotel IS the host hotel so that makes it easy for everyone.



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Posted 26 March 2021 - 01:37 PM

Thanks for the update Kamala! I'll wait to hear from you regarding the tanks. Would prefer the steel 100 since I'm probably bringing my drysuit and could use the extra weight on the tank and off my weight belt.

 

I'm sorry if I missed it but are we waiting to hear from you regarding the checkout dives also or do we do that one on our own?

 

It would really great if they allowed us to offset the Park Fee with a credit. That'll get them repeat business points from me :)

 

Wonder how they may end up handling those of us who may be vaccinated by then?

 

Thanks for everything



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Posted 02 April 2021 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for the update Kamala! I'll wait to hear from you regarding the tanks. Would prefer the steel 100 since I'm probably bringing my drysuit and could use the extra weight on the tank and off my weight belt.

 

I'm sorry if I missed it but are we waiting to hear from you regarding the checkout dives also or do we do that one on our own?

 

It would really great if they allowed us to offset the Park Fee with a credit. That'll get them repeat business points from me :)

 

Wonder how they may end up handling those of us who may be vaccinated by then?

 

Thanks for everything

Well dang it I lost a really long reply :(

So here is the short version:

 

  1. Tanks will be able to be rented in advance and paid for via your park fee credit.
  2. I have pricing and will post it shortly but the upgrade for the week is VERY reasonable...under $50.
  3. We are helping to set up the free check out dives AND any extra paid dives that people want who are arriving early.
  4. The boat IS allowing tons of things to be paid for via the park fee credit. I'll have a full list soon but I can't find anything not included when its all said and done.
  5. Covid related matters are evolving as we speak so I would expect some changes (and maybe a lot for those who have had the shots) by our trip but as it stands now the boat is taking the utmost degree of caution and erring on the conservative side since the CDC is still giving some conflicting information about what you can do and can't do after the shots. That being said prepare for now to adhere to the current requirements which are: test up to 5 days before arriving (this *may* change), bring your temperature log with you, and take a courtesy rapid test prior to boarding the boat (mandatory but no charge) and then test again to return home which may change for people with shots.

As these subjects evolve we will keep you apprised.



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Posted 23 April 2021 - 02:40 PM

Kamala,

As I learned last week,  I would be interested in 100s for this trip.  But I don’t know if that  size is available in nitrox? 



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Posted 23 April 2021 - 02:55 PM

Kamala,

As I learned last week,  I would be interested in 100s for this trip.  But I don’t know if that  size is available in nitrox? 

Yes it is. The boat was upset that the Mexican govt increased the park fees so much so they are offering a credit of the park fees towards incidentals such as nitrox etc. So yes you can upgrade to them. We'll get you on the list You will settle up on the trip and not in advance like you usually do.

 

I had to pay the park fees to the boat on everyone's behalf. So we will set it up so you can pay for that to SD but you will get CREDIT FOR THOSE FEES FROM THE BOAT for nitrox, extra days diving if you arrive early,, bigger tanks, shop stuff etc.



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Posted 13 May 2021 - 01:59 PM

The Nautilus website has a scan thing for your phone so that you can track your redeemable Park Fee Account.  You need a guest access code, and your last name to retrieve it.  Do you have a guest access code for our group?



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Posted 13 May 2021 - 10:25 PM

The Nautilus website has a scan thing for your phone so that you can track your redeemable Park Fee Account.  You need a guest access code, and your last name to retrieve it.  Do you have a guest access code for our group?

They have not provided it yet. I will follow up!



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