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SNEAK PEEK PRICING: 2020: South Florida GOLAITH GROUPER MANIA mini trip 07 - 11 August!!! Join us for the Aggregation, Swim Among the Gentle Giants!


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 04:03 PM

TIME TO GET IT ON WITH THE GENTLE GIANT GOLIATH GROUPERS!!!

 

Here's the plan, how it will work what it will cost and how to join us.

 

OVERVIEW:

 

The virus has changed everything including how we manage all the magical behind the scenes resources that it takes to make a site this big actually be able to run!  MAD :respect: for our cyber helpers who make the magic happen! :wakawaka:

 

So when a small group of SDer's and few non SE'ers wanted to DIVE THE GROUPER AGGREGATION and invited me to join them two things happened.

 

  • I said "heck yeah" I wanna join you
  • And "please let me help organize it because its what I do"

 

Luckily for me they said YES to both so here goes. This will be a little different than the way we NORMALLY do an SD trip because its a hybrid and that's ok too. You gotta be flexible and move with a flowing tide right? Plus trying new things is ALWAYS good for you so here goes something different and hopefully just as awesome as all our trip organization normally is!

 

THE TRIP:

 

The trip is a long weekend Aug 7-11, 2020 during PRIME TIME Goliath Grouper Getting It On er... Aggregation Season! Also known as Goliath Grouper Mania!  It will have 3 days of diving of (2) tank am dives. And because this is something different we will allow you to customize the trip to EXACTLY what you want it to be for YOU. Want to relax in the afternoon? No problem. Want to do (2) more boat dives (after all the local mix is 34% on tap so you can easily do 4 dives in one day)... we've got that as well. Wanna do a Blue Heron Bridge dive? We've got that too! We have suggested a "best option itinerary" but you can have the final say on what you do based upon availability of course and even that is set up to all for the longest period of time to allow for the most flexibility!

 

Not a SD member? No problem. We'd love for you to join our club and enjoy the many amazing benefits but we can still use our platform to help organize the details as email, facebook and other methods fall short or are just too confusing. The beauty of the forums is that when you ask a question EVERYONE sees it and if you are  a FREE registered member you can reply and participate.  NORMALLY WE REQUIRE ALL TRIP GOERS TO BE A PREGISTERED AND UPGRADED MEMBER but we will try something new due to the virus and allow you to either just view things as a guest, or create a free membership so you can reply or upgrade your membership so you can use ALL the features of the site.  The choice is YOURS!!!

 

BASIC PACKAGE AND PRICING:

 

  • Diving only (2) tank am dives via Pura Vida Divers for 3 days ao 6 dives (Aug 8-10)  $260 CASH includes taxes
  • Can't make all the days? Then tell us which days you want $87 CASH per day includes taxes
  • Diving + D/O hotel accommodations via Super 8 by Wyndham for 4 nights  $429.50 CASH includes taxes
  • Diving + S/O hotel accommodations via Super 8 by Wyndham for 4 nights  $599 CASH includes taxes

 

EXTRAS MOST OF YOU WILL NEED:

 

RENTAL TANKS PRICE PER TANK:

 

  • Alum Air Tank $10.80 CASH  (includes taxes)
  • Steel Air Tank $16.20  CASH (included taxes)
  • Alum Nitrox 34% Tank $16.20  CASH (includes taxes)
  • Steel Nitrox 34% Tank $24.00 CASH (includes taxes)

 

TANK FILLS (must take to be filled by diver daily & own the tanks):

 

  • Alum Air Tank $TBA CASH  (includes taxes)
  • Steel Air Tank $TBA  CASH (included taxes)
  • Alum Nitrox 34% Tank $TBA  CASH (includes taxes)
  • Steel Nitrox 34% Tank $TBA CASH (includes taxes)

 

OPTIONAL TO CONSIDER:

 

  • (2) tank extra dive for Sat $87 CASH (includes tax)
  • (2) tank extra dive for Sun $87 CASH (includes tax
  • (1) BHB dive Sunday = cost of add'l tank + self guided and tides not as ideal
  • (1) BHB dive Monday = cost of add'l tank + self guided but will have most of group & tide will be really good and it won't be too crowded since its Monday
  • Extra nite hotel with taxes $84.76 s/o CASH or $42.38 d/o CASH (may not have enough d/o for all who want but will help make it work)
  • Shopping $0 (and whatever your credit cards will allow)
  • Relaxing $0 (sans any paid amenities)
  • Entertainment $0 (except for what you opt to be entertained by)
  • Sight Seeing $0 (other than gas, admission fees, etc)
  • Hanging out with friends $ 0 but priceless!

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY:

 

Friday: 

  • Travel day to Florida for the long weekend. (Can arrive anytime you want. Use THIS post to discuss arrival and departure times to facilitate getting from the airport to the hotel, dive boat etc.
  • Rest of day is free but suggest we all get together for dinner once we know who arrives when.

Saturday:

  • 2 tank am dives leaving the following options for your afternoon: 
  • Lunch either after diving (making it an earlier lunch) or after showering (making it a later lunch)
  • Additional 2 tank afternoon dives for a total of 4 dives this day.
  • Relaxing which could entail shopping, napping, beach combing etc.
  • Sightseeing which could entail checking out cool things to do locally
  • Dinner could be on your own or we can set a 'group dinner' time to set up reservations etc depending on the size of the group.

Sunday:

  • 2 tank am dives leaving the following options for your afternoon: 
  • BHB dive immediately following the boat dives. TIMING WILL BE TIGHT & BHB CROWDED SO ONLY SUGGEST FOR THE MOST DIEHARD DIVERS (Need to know to help with tanks, logistics, buddies)
  • Lunch either after diving (making it an earlier lunch) or after showering (making it a later lunch)
  • Additional 2 tank afternoon dives for a total of 4 dives this day. ALSO GREAT OPTION FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DIVE DIVE DIVE
  • Relaxing which could entail shopping, napping, beach combing etc.
  • Sightseeing which could entail checking out cool things to do locally
  • Dinner could be on your own or we can set a 'group dinner' time to set up reservations etc depending on the size of the group and what people want to do.

Monday:

  • 2 tank am dives leaving the following options for your afternoon: 
  • BHB dive immediately following the boat dives. TIMING IS BEST FOR TODAY AND (Need to know to help with tanks, logistics, buddies)
  • Lunch either after diving (making it an earlier lunch) or after showering (making it a later lunch)
  • OR Additional (1) tank afternoon dives for a total of 3 dives this day.(this day can possibly be set up as the 3 dive pkg deal that is $30 less and includes lunch if everyone wants to do 3 boat dives vs the bridge)
  • Relaxing which could entail shopping, napping, beach combing etc.
  • Sightseeing which could entail checking out cool things to do locally
  • Dinner could be on your own or we can set a 'group dinner' time to set up reservations etc depending on the size of the group.

Tuesday:

  • Heading home for most of you. Use THIS topic to discuss coordinating rides to the airport etc.

WHAT DO I DO TO SIGN UP?

 

  1. First tell us what you want to do. Tell us much as you can like hotel yes or no and preferred occupancy single or double, all 3 days diving + any extras including tank choices. Spots are being held but have to be cancelled if we do not fill them.
  2. You can 'tell us' by posting in the topic. Or if you don't want to register so you can post them email trips@singledivers.com and tell us what trip and clearly what you want etc, Please be as detailed as you can.
  3. We will have a topic dedicated to how people are getting to S Florida either via driving or flying etc.
  4. We will create lists everyone can see of who wants to do what.
  5. Pretty soon you'll see what the trend is ....either dive and chill or dive dive dive and you can make your final decisions
  6. Please note that while we won't make anyone be a premium member for this trip or even register...we will do all updates in the forums and ask that you check that information there. :respect:
  7. Once we know what people want to do AND the economy is open and people are ready we will give you a OTP one time payment link that will let you pay for everything you have signed up for. (We will help you with the total, tax, how to do it etc)
  8. If you are planning to FLY to S Florida get your ticket NOW... prices will go up when airlines resume if they force them to space passengers 6 ft apart. Plus all ticket bought before the end of April are refundable, changeable etc.
  9. We will help with coordinating of rental cars, airport info, ride sharing etc. to make it easier for everyone.
  10. We will help with getting to and from the boat each day for the dives as well as meals etc.
  11. We will give you the payment info when we know basically what everyone wants to do or we have reached the boat payment deadlines etc.
  12. We will give you easy ways to ask questions, get more info etc.

WHAT NEXT?

 

While we get the trip details formatted for you and finalize the last few details you can let us know you want to join us HERE. Simply click THIS link and then post in THIS topic telling us to add you to our notification list. If you don't want to register you can email us at trips@singledivers.com whereby we will send an email notice to advise you that the trip is open for booking.

 

WHAT IF I CAN'T REALLY PULL THE TRIGGER ON THIS BUT I'M INTERESTED?

 

Simply tell us HERE and you can even plan on the trip and sign up until we have to "fish or cut bait" with the operator. Then it will be pretty close and you'll know better if you can get away, afford it, etc.

 

NOTE we are not forcing anyone to pay until the very last minute for everyone's benefit! But these GG's are special and it would be a super kewl way to 'break the diving quarantine'.  :fish:

 

 

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Edited by WreckWench, 25 April 2020 - 04:06 PM.


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#2 WreckWench

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 12:03 PM

Just booked my flight.  Looking forward to this trip.

 

Great! I will have the OPEN FOR BOOKING topic done shortly so you can tell me everything you are doing! Tks and it will be GREAT TO SEE YOU!



Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
SD Forms & Documents.... here !

Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." - Gandhi
"Imitation is proof that originality is rare." - ScubaHawk
SingleDivers.com...often imitated...never duplicated!

Kamala Shadduck c/o SingleDivers.com LLC
2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
formerly...
710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906




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