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SAVE THE DATES & NOTIFY REDEUX: CUBA CONSERVATION & HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2024 DIVING + OPTIONAL HAVANA ADD ON before after or both!!


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 08 September 2022 - 03:29 PM

WE SOLD OUT SO QUICKLY THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER DATE... Aug 31-Sep 7, 2024....CUBA HERE WE COME AGAIN!!! Post below or email trips@singledivers.com to let us know you want to be notified when this trip opens for booking!

 

You MUST read the details since this is NOT a regular trip. YOU MUST AGREE TO COMPLY TO ALL LAWS, PROCEDURES, MANDATES, & PROCESSES that affect this trip. :thankyou:

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SAVE THE DATES...& ADVISE WHEN OPEN FOR BOOKING:

 

Aug 31 to Sep 7, 2024 CUBA Dive & Havana Add On & ONE OF A KIND OCEAN CONSERVATION PROGRAM

 

See more pictures HERE     Coming soon!

 

We will have full details on this amazing trip soon! Please start the planning process to join us!

 

Date:  Aug 31 to Sep 7, 2024 CUBA Dive & Havana Add On & ONE OF A KIND OCEAN CONSERVATION PROGRAM!

 

Where: CUBA CUBA CUBA!!!  with our amazing friends Avalon the owner of the Oceans For Youth Program we used with Aggressor in 2019 and then SOLD OUT FOR 2023 so heading back in 2024!!!

 

How:  

FULLY LEGAL CUBA Diving... Conservation... and amazing "People to People LEGAL program that helps the Cuban people AND helps to SAVE THEIR AMAZING REEFS and enables us to be able to ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST DIVING IN THE WORLD!!! ...Our 2023 trip filled so fast so don't miss this chance...by planning your "ONCE IN A LIFETIME DIVING IN CUBA"... Don't Miss This Chance!!!

Aug 31-Sep 7, 2024

 

Why:  Our members have always asked that we REPEAT CUBA SINCE GETTING BACK FROM THE LAST TRIP....  NOW WE CAN DO IT!!!

And if Covid has taught us anything its that 'time and life is fragile and fleeting'. Seize life and opportunities NOW...they may not come again!

 

Pricing:  Estimated $3275 d/o for the 3 dives a day pkg (includes the $1000 disc) +

$340pp – Port fee & Required Medical Insurance

$120pp – Conservation Fee

 

The dive trip is ALL INCLUSIVE sans the aforementioned fees payable to support the trip for 3 dives a day with modest upgrade fee to go to 4 dives a day

 

PRICING...SAME AS 2023 FOR THOSE WHO BOOK EARLY:

 

Deluxe Stateroom D/O Diver Pkg:  QTY 12 spots

  • $3275 CASH or $3377 credit per person based on double occupancy for (5) days of 3 boat dives daily  ($1000 off normal pricing)

Superior Suite with Private Balcony D/O Diver Pkg: QTY 2 spots

  • $3865 CASH or $3981 credit per person based on double occupancy for (5) days of 3 boat dives daily ($1000 off normal pricing)

 

The OPTIONAL HAVANA ADD ON will be contingent on a number of factors which many are settling out as we speak. We will do our best to lock in a price but this may not be fully locked in until closer to the trip. For budgeting purposes assume $1500 for the add on of approx 3 days. The add on will include tours, several unique 'eating ops' and a chance to buy handmade Cuban items including cigars from the locals but not via the govt.Stay tuned as we finalize the details

 

Airfare: Assume approx $350-$600 depending on where you are flying from and to which Cuban city.  NOTE: Currently due to covid flights are VERY Limited and so we will monitor this until things open back up again.

 

Transfers: Transfers from Havana are a 6 hr drive to the boat. The airport transfers to the BOAT are NOT included and are separate depending on the city you fly into (right now flights are still limited due to covid) and how many are joining you. Transfers from the airport to the hotel for the Add On Havana Pkg will be included in the hotel/pkg fees. The return xfer to Havana will also be a separate charge because some will want to fly out of a closer city to the boat such as Santa Clara, etc. assuming there are plenty of flight options out of other cities. Right now nearly all if not all flights are in and out of Havana.

 

Other Interesting Stuff: This will be the second time we've been able to visit CUBA!!! It was surreal the first time and life changing. Its hard to describe but it has indelibly marked my soul forever!

 

What:  Save these dates....simply post in this topic to have us add your name to the "I'm Interested List" and we will let you know when this trip is open for booking Or you can send an email to trips@singledivers.com with your screen name, email you used to register on the SD.com site with and that you'd like to be added to the notify list!

 

NOT A MEMBER YET?  Simply click on REGISTER in the upper right and CREATE A FUN SCREEN NAME such as WreckWench or ScubaPunk or CajunDiver or Luv2Dive etc and then you can post to SAVE THE DATE yourself! (Note only upgraded members of our club can book our trips so get a head start on that process now!)

 

NEED HELP?  Email trips@singledivers.com or admin@singledivers.com for assistance.

 

 

ADD MY NAME TO THE NOTIFY LIST (just login and post below to be added to the list):

 

  1.  Kamala aka WreckWench
  2.  Henry aka PiscesTX
  3.  Maryann aka Manta Maryann (via email)
  4.  Maryann +1  (via email)
  5.  Debbie aka dkal
  6.  Barbara aka Quilting Diver Suite  (via email)
  7.  Quilting DIver +1 Suite  (via email)
  8.  Marvin aka marvo
  9.  Deb aka Deb4diving
  10.  Kim aka seabird
  11.  Mary Ann aka Mermaid2115
  12.  Cindy aka CindyMac13
  13.  Letitia aka ScubaMom
  14.  Jennette aka Luv_H2O
  15.  Ann aka Myrmaid
  16.  Ellen aka SeaLassie
  17.  Earnest aka diveangel6
  18.  Joelle aka Sea_Creature_Seeker
  19.  Nona aka Scuba Queen
  20.  Kristi aka kmd8145

 

 

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#2 WreckWench

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Posted 08 September 2022 - 08:42 PM

NOTE: Anticipated pricing for 2024 will be $200 more than 2023!  But anyone booking this trip before Nov 15, 2022 will get 2023 pricing LOCKED IN!!! :wakawaka:

 

And if you pay in full you'll get another $100 off!

 

  • So deposit by Nov 15, 2022 and you'll save $200
  • Pay in full by Nov 15, 2022 and you'll save $300!!   


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 09 September 2022 - 09:49 AM

Add my name to 2024 please.



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Posted 09 September 2022 - 10:35 AM

Add my name to 2024 please.

Henry your name is on the Notify List! :diver:


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Posted 09 September 2022 - 09:18 PM

Please add me to the 2024 notify list.

Thanks

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 09:19 PM

Please add me to the 2024 notify list.

Thanks

Debbie

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Posted 12 September 2022 - 03:59 PM

Per email add Quilting Diver and +1 for suite



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Posted 06 November 2022 - 07:15 PM

Please explain how we benefit Cuba and how this complies with legal requirements for Cuba travel. Thank you.



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Posted 09 November 2022 - 07:16 PM

Please explain how we benefit Cuba and how this complies with legal requirements for Cuba travel. Thank you.

Great question. Here is the super quick reply...I'm dancing with a hurricane and trying to juggle all the travel contracts for the next couple of years before deadlines expire!

 

As a communist country with super close proximity to the US we have a great deal of influence on them. Similar to what China does where they offer their people a 'modified form or hybrid form of capitalism' Cuba has done something similar. You can work for the govt and not pay taxes but get the same amount of assistance that a doctor gets or the street cleaner gets. OR you can opt into the modified/hybrid capitalism system and you can sell on your own but you will pay taxes ...a high amount actually but they do it anyway...its the only way they can get ahead and make a better life for themselves.

 

When you walk down a street and see several shops all selling the same things...its easy to know the one that is in the modified capitalism program...he's the one that is asking you to enter his store and look around. He is the one engaging with you and asking you to look at something or if he can help you. The others... they are on their phones if they have one or just standing around for you to 'need them'. There is no incentive to do anything more. You are paid the same no matter what you do...so its quite interesting. Plus we will go to a craft bazaar that is 100% entrepreneurs and the workmanship is amazing.

 

Cuban farmers can not own cows...only the govt can. If a cow accidentally dies the people can not eat the meat...they must let it go to waste because the cow does not belong to them. If however they have a pig ...they can own it and they butcher it and they can even sell the meat.  So naturally you will se a lot of pork in the country and very little beef.

 

So we work in ways to pay the PEOPLE for goods and services so that we are benefiting their experiment. And the licenses we can travel us promote this. We can not stop you from buying something from the Cuban govt but we will encourage you to not buy from the govt. So for example all booze is owned and sold by the govt. So if you can't resist a bottle of Cuban rum...then you will have put some money in the govt's pocket. If you want a cigar..ditto UNLESS we find the locals who work at the factory that sell the payment allotment of cigars they earn. (So if you or anyone has to have a legal Cuba Cigar...please let me know so I can be sure to connect us with the individuals that sell their personal cigar allotment to tourists. Otherwise if you buy a cigar it will be from the govt.

 

This is the quick reply... as part of the program we will educate everyone on the trip far more fully so that you can maximize the experience and HELP THE CUBAN PEOPLE. 



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 10 December 2022 - 01:46 PM

Please add me and Kim aka seabird to the 2024 notify list.



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Posted 10 December 2022 - 04:14 PM

Please add me and Kim aka seabird to the 2024 notify list.

Deb you are both on the notify list! :diver:


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Posted 03 January 2023 - 09:04 AM

On 1/2/2023 9:41 PM, Mary Ann aka Mermaid2115 wrote:
I am interested in the 2024 Cuba trip when the details become finalized. I didn't see a way on the website to let you know that.

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 01:17 AM

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 07:42 AM

 Please add me to the list. Thank you

Cindy you are on the Notify List! :diver:


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