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#4 CUBA LIVEABOARD & HAVANA LAND ADD ON !!! May 27- Jun 3, 2023 + Jun 3 -7/8, 2023 Havana - Who's Going, Who's doing What Extras, Add On's & Tours


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#46 WreckWench

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Posted 14 November 2022 - 04:53 PM

Hi there, I want to add nitrox, the land trip, and the 4th dive per day. I would prefer the land trip be contiguous rather than 3 days and 3 days, so we can really be vested in it, rather than be shuffling around a bunch. 

 

When will we have dateS?

At this point in time the Cuban govt considers 6-7 days in Cuba a vacation and not a cultural exchange designed to help the Cuban people. My meeting tomorrow will discuss this further to see if that is still holding true. THAT is why we were talking about 3 days before and 3 days after.

 

The timing depends on the outcome of my call tomorrow and going over the logisitics of how we make this work so its legal and enjoyable and maximizes our changes for the best experience possible.

 

Another reason we are looking to split it is that most people can not take 2 full weeks off. One for the land and 1 for the boat. The logistics when we did it in 2019 required that we do a minimum of 8 days in order to get to the boat. This still works for most people. We also finally found out how to do Havana. Most diving related trips to Cuba do NOT offer Havana because of the logistics and the add'l requirements needed and scrutiny leveled to ensure everything is legal.

 

So based upon what I learned at our industry trade show... it is not prudent to aim for a full week in any part of Cuba as its not covered in the confines of the licenses we are utilizing to do our trips. That being said you could always attempt it on your own but for the group we must stay 100% inside the confines of what is permissable and adhere to the letter of the licenses.

 

The chance to do something on both ends with the diving in between was a legal loophole so to speak so that is why I suggested it. The options in general are:

 

  1. Havana before the diving and Havana after the diving
  2. Another Cuban city before the diving and Havana after the diving
  3. Havana before the diving and another Cuban city after the diving
  4. Another city before the diving and another city after the diving
  5. No tours/etc before the diving (transferring only) and no tours after the diving...(transferring only)

I hope to know more tomorrow afternoon if my conf calls go well with my reps in Cuba.



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Posted 15 November 2022 - 09:31 AM

Hi there, I want to add nitrox, the land trip, and the 4th dive per day. I would prefer the land trip be contiguous rather than 3 days and 3 days, so we can really be vested in it, rather than be shuffling around a bunch. 

 

When will we have dateS?

Hi Kathryn, for the Nitrox and 4th dive Ad On items:
 - Log in home page www.singledivers.com/home
 - Page refreshed on TRIPS tab, scroll down to find Cuba April 2023 and click the SOLD OUT button (it still works) to go to the Booking Page
 - On Booking Page click the purple "Take Me to Trip ADD ONS" button
 - under Ad Ons click "Add to Cart" for Nitrox and 4th dive items; each time page will refresh with item added to Cart at top of page
 - When done click CHECKOUT button to pay

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Posted 19 November 2022 - 06:56 PM

Please add me to Havana Tour list. Thank you.



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Posted 19 November 2022 - 08:19 PM

Please add me to Havana Tour list. Thank you.

Denise your name is on the Havana tour list! :diver:


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Posted 20 November 2022 - 08:34 PM

Please add me to Havana Tour list. Thank you.

Any preference for before or after?



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Posted 26 November 2022 - 09:41 AM

On 2022-11-26 09:05, Steven wrote:

Howdy,
 
I just added rental gear for my wife Jenny aka YogaMama for the Cuba trip.  I don't recall how we were supposed to pass along the size.  I am hoping an email is sufficient.  She generally takes a women's medium size.  Her more specific sizes are a small BCD, women's medium wetsuit and her foot size is women's 8.
 
I also looked at the forum page and noticed that YogaMama and me (Squishy) were not in the list of folks interested in the land based tour.  Could you please add us.
 

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Posted 21 January 2023 - 12:55 AM

I thought way back when, I had requested to be added to the Havana Tour, but I can't find that I'm on any list for it anywhere.
Please tell me it's not too late to be added to the list for the add-ons?
I don't have a preference if the Tour(s) are before or after, just so I know when it/they will be, and what airport(s) we will be flying into and out of.
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Posted 21 January 2023 - 08:52 AM

I thought way back when, I had requested to be added to the Havana Tour, but I can't find that I'm on any list for it anywhere.
Please tell me it's not too late to be added to the list for the add-ons?
I don't have a preference if the Tour(s) are before or after, just so I know when it/they will be, and what airport(s) we will be flying into and out of.

Kay it is not too late; we will add your name to the tours list. Thank you for letting us know! :diver:


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Posted 31 January 2023 - 01:02 PM

Any update on the land tour?


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 11:23 PM

I just saw the update that was posted today. Thank you!

Edited by DryDocked, 05 February 2023 - 12:14 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2023 - 06:05 AM

Any update on the land tour?

 

 

I just saw the update that was posted today. Thank you!

 Sent via PM  to ensure that everyone gets it as quickly as possible. Its been really hard to nail this down in a way that makes sense for 6 people to 30 people given the post pandemic, supply chain,  Ukraine/Russia war  and the unique situation in general.  :( But I think we've found the best of all worlds and can allow more flexibility than i had hoped for initially.



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Posted 05 February 2023 - 07:18 AM

I was looking for the Forum titled "Do Not Delete" but am not finding it.  IAC, I plan to arrive in Havana 3 days ahead of the dive to tour (I have been to Havana before so will defer to the group's will about activities) .  So, IAC, my response is "3 days before".  The 50s car ride is an awesome experience!



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Posted 05 February 2023 - 11:05 AM

I was looking for the Forum titled "Do Not Delete" but am not finding it.  IAC, I plan to arrive in Havana 3 days ahead of the dive to tour (I have been to Havana before so will defer to the group's will about activities) .  So, IAC, my response is "3 days before".  The 50s car ride is an awesome experience!

Irene thank you :thankyou: for the update!

 

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Posted 09 February 2023 - 11:06 AM

Payment submitted for Marine park fees, port fees, and estimated fuel charge.



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Posted 13 February 2023 - 10:20 AM

Payment submitted for Marine park fees, port fees, and estimated fuel charge.

Got it.  Thanks






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