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#4 ROATAN "MARCH MADNESS" Mar 19-26, 2022: Who's Going, Who's Doing What, Extras, Add On's, & Tours


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 01:19 AM

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REMEMBER EACH TRAVELER MUST BE PREMIER MEMBER OR ABOVE & HAVE DIVE INSURANCE THAT COVERS RELATED TRIP DATES TO BE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN OUR AMAZING TRIPS! 

 

Location: ROATAN "MARCH MADNESS" LAS ROCAS Resort & Dive  Center
Dates:  March 19 - 26, 2022

 

WHO'S GOING & AVAILABILITY UPDATE:
 

PACKAGE & INVENTORY SUMMARY: 

 

D/O Diving -  13 spots - 7 sold = 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE (Kamala, Christine, Philip, Steve, Cindy, Katie, Butch)

S/O Diving -    5 spots - 5 sold = 0 SPOTS AVAILABLE (Ken, Molly, Eric, Bruce, John)

D/O Non Diving -  1 spot - 1 sold = 0 SPOT AVAILABLE (Cindy)

S/O Non Diving -  0 spots - 0 sold = 0 SPOTS AVAILABLE ()

 

SUMMARY OF WHO IS GOING (Signed up via booking system):

  1.   Kamala aka WreckWench - D/O Diving PAID
  2.   Ken aka Weesh - S/O Diving PAID
  3.   Molly aka Molly622 - S/O Diving PAID
  4.   Eric aka Tankknocker - S/O Diving PAID
  5.   Christine aka KittydiverChris - D/O Diving PAID
  6.   Bruce aka gobie - S/O Diving PAID
  7.   Philip aka beachscubadiver - D/O Diving PAID
  8.   Steve aka soonerdiver - D/O Diving PAID
  9.   Cindy aka soonerdiver+1 - D/O Non Diving PAID
  10.   John aka joc - S/O Diving PAID
  11.   Cindy aka CindyMac13 - D/O Diving PAID
  12.   Katie aka GingerSnap - D/O Diving PAID
  13.   Butch aka Cajun Diver - D/O Diving PAID
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THOSE IN THE PROCESS OF SIGNING UP:

  1.   .

THOSE STANDING BY FOR S/O UPGRADE IF ANOTHER S/O ROOM CAN BE RESERVED:

  1. Cindy aka CindyMac13

Feel free to post  a reply in this topic to let us know your Add On's and Extras are accurate and up to date. Do not hesitate to post a follow up reply here if you see no response after a few days.

 

ADD-ON'S:

 

Ocean View Upgrade Requests (Based on VERY LIMITED Availability other than the ONE Room for contest winners):

  1.   Steve aka Soonerdiver D/O (with Cindy aka Soonerdiver+1)
  2.   .

Extra Nights (SD has LIMITED rooms on hold. PLEASE see THIS conversation FIRST):

  1.   Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.   .

Nitrox for the Week: 

  1.  Kamala aka WreckWench PAID
  2.  Ken aka Weesh PAID
  3.  Molly aka Molly622 PAID
  4.  Eric aka Tankknocker PAID
  5.  Christine aka KittydiverChris PAID
  6.  Bruce aka gobie PAID
  7.  John aka joc PAID
  8.  Butch aka Cajun Diver PAID

100 cf AL or Steel tanks:

  1.   Bruce aka gobie - 100AL

Boat Night Dives (Included in price) 5 people min needed:

  1.   Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.   .

Rent a Buddy / Mentor for the Week (NOTE only TWO SPOTS for This Trip):

  1.  John aka joc
  2.  .

Shark Dive (usually Friday) Price $125 CASH per diver, NO GoPro cams allowed but big cams and Paralenz okay:

  1.  Ken aka Weesh PAID
  2.  Bruce aka gobie PAID
  3. .

Dolphin Dive (usually Friday):

  1.  Ken aka Weesh PAID
  2.  Bruce aka gobie PAID
  3. .

Friday 2 Tank EXTRA Dive Trip:

  1.    Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.   .

LIONFISH CLASSES ($75 (TBConfirmed) class gets spear & 2 year license)

  1.  Kamala aka WreckWench

OPTIONAL Island TOUR to be listed and tracked:

  1.  .

Rental Gear Needed:

  1.  Philip aka beachscubadiver PAID  (Will list equipment soon)
  2.  Katie aka Gingersnap PAID (Will list equipment soon)
  3.  .

Rental Pricing

Full pkg dive gear rental $124 or $120 CASH payable to resort but managed by SD.com (includes taxes but does not include dive computer)

1. Wetsuit:
2. BC:
3. Fins (full foot fins no boots):

4. Mask:

5. Reg:
6. Computer: SD.com will have some rentals...RESERVE IN ADVANCE DUE TO LIMITED QUANTITY. ALL DIVERS MUST DIVE A COMPUTER

7. Dive Lights: NEVER RENT AGAIN...our new corporate sponsor Big Blue Dive Lights will let you use one of their lights for FREE on your trip! And then offer great incentives if you wish to own your own!  YOU MUST TELL US IF USING ONE AS WE CAN"T BRING ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE...

 

OTHER

SPECIAL NEEDS

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SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE! (special dive? birthday? anniversary?!!! PLEASE LET US KNOW!)

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Edited by WreckWench, 12 January 2022 - 12:22 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2022 - 09:54 PM

What is "rent a buddy?" I thought that by going on this trip, we'd automatically be/have a buddy? 



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Posted 11 January 2022 - 08:26 AM

What is "rent a buddy?" I thought that by going on this trip, we'd automatically be/have a buddy? 

There are really two different types of buddies on SD trips.  There are normal buddies like you would have on any trip.  Those are matched to your experience level and you get those for free.  New divers sometimes want more though so for an extra cost you can be matched with a professional for some dives and they will give you much more attention/help than a regular buddy would.  That would be a Rent-a-Buddy.  Its a bit of a misnomer but is a good deal for very new divers.


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#4 WreckWench

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 08:58 AM

 

What is "rent a buddy?" I thought that by going on this trip, we'd automatically be/have a buddy? 

There are really two different types of buddies on SD trips.  There are normal buddies like you would have on any trip.  Those are matched to your experience level and you get those for free.  New divers sometimes want more though so for an extra cost you can be matched with a professional for some dives and they will give you much more attention/help than a regular buddy would.  That would be a Rent-a-Buddy.  Its a bit of a misnomer but is a good deal for very new divers.

 

Thanks Scott, great reply!! The name has evolved to either Rent-A-Buddy if you just want a dive pro to 'watch you' and make sure nothing happens to you. Or Rent-A-Mentor if you want a dive pro to 'help dial in anything you are wanting help with...trim, buoyancy, air management, etc.   Technically they are the same program but just a different focus. And that is why there is a charge for it.

 

As Scott said when you sign up for a trip we have a very detailed diving survey that we use to help pair you with a dive buddy suggestion. And even after we make suggested buddies we 'fine tune' them in the water to see if they work or not in reality vs just looking good 'on paper'. So in the end you will have a wonderful buddy!



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!!
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Posted 11 January 2022 - 09:50 AM

What is "rent a buddy?" I thought that by going on this trip, we'd automatically be/have a buddy? 

Hello Katie, and welcome to a wonderful group.  Although your question has most likely been answered, I will say it in a different way.  All new divers go through stages of growth in their diving, as well as their comfort level in the water.  I do not recall meeting a new diver that did not want to continue diving with their instructor early on.  They had a level of comfort that they got from the instructor during class as well as during the check out dives.  As Scott mentioned, the " Rent A Buddy " program matches you with a professional diver.  It gives you the comfort you would have if your instructor was on the trip and diving with you.  I have seen many divers select the program and have their diving skills grow significantly during their first trip.  As your skills grow, your confidence and comfort in the water grow.  With that growth, your enjoyment of diving will greatly increase.



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Posted 11 January 2022 - 10:25 AM

 

 

What is "rent a buddy?" I thought that by going on this trip, we'd automatically be/have a buddy? 

There are really two different types of buddies on SD trips.  There are normal buddies like you would have on any trip.  Those are matched to your experience level and you get those for free.  New divers sometimes want more though so for an extra cost you can be matched with a professional for some dives and they will give you much more attention/help than a regular buddy would.  That would be a Rent-a-Buddy.  Its a bit of a misnomer but is a good deal for very new divers.

 

Thanks Scott, great reply!! The name has evolved to either Rent-A-Buddy if you just want a dive pro to 'watch you' and make sure nothing happens to you. Or Rent-A-Mentor if you want a dive pro to 'help dial in anything you are wanting help with...trim, buoyancy, air management, etc.   Technically they are the same program but just a different focus. And that is why there is a charge for it.

 

As Scott said when you sign up for a trip we have a very detailed diving survey that we use to help pair you with a dive buddy suggestion. And even after we make suggested buddies we 'fine tune' them in the water to see if they work or not in reality vs just looking good 'on paper'. So in the end you will have a wonderful buddy!

 

Another thing to note is that the ideal buddy that you are taught to be in the OW class is rarely the buddy you get on a trip.  Most buddies consider themselves to be there for emergencies only, IF THAT, and they are on their vacation also.  Kamala does a good job matching buddies but you can't expect them to be the ideal buddy the instructors teach about.  Doing a Rent-a-Buddy on your first trip can be invaluable for learning the ropes of how a real trip works without the shock of learning everything they didn't tell you all at one time.  I did it, in Roatan, 12yrs ago and would do it again.


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