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Posted 17 April 2023 - 03:05 AM

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Posted 21 April 2023 - 01:08 PM

I'm brand new to this so I have a couple questions about travel.  if we are booking our own air do we arrive on the 2nd and begin diving on the 3rd.  also assuming we checkout and fly out on the 9th????  Sorry never done any thing like this before so not sure how it all works. 



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Posted 21 April 2023 - 01:37 PM

I'm brand new to this so I have a couple questions about travel.  if we are booking our own air do we arrive on the 2nd and begin diving on the 3rd.  also assuming we checkout and fly out on the 9th????  Sorry never done any thing like this before so not sure how it all works. 

Hello Melissa,

 

     The official trip is Saturday to Saturday Dec 2-9.  Most people will be flying in on Dec 2 and flying home on Dec 9.  Kamala will probably be flying in either a day early or will try and be on the first flight in on Dec 2, so she is one of the first people there, if not the first.  That allows her to start setting things up with the resort, as well as her being there to meet and greet everyone as they arrive.  There is always an orientation on Saturday afternoon to go over the weeks schedule with details for meals, diving, activities if there are any, etc...  One of the many great aspects of this group is that we can book the trip, get our flights, and then Kamala, Brad, etc... take care of almost everything else.  We are just on vacation at that point.  Things will be pretty quiet about this trip for a while, as there are a number of other trips that they are running between now and then.  As your trip nears, you will start to get a lot more info and details sent to you.  Ed



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Posted 23 April 2023 - 09:53 AM

I am a snorkeller. I am unfamiliar with this site. Can you tell me if there are any other snorkellers signed up for this trip?

 



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Posted 23 April 2023 - 10:47 AM

I am a snorkeller. I am unfamiliar with this site. Can you tell me if there are any other snorkellers signed up for this trip?

 

At this moment no it does not appear we have any other snorkelers signed up. I have asked the resort to realistically advise on how the snorkeling ops are and if I can get more rooms. ALSO I AM 13 HOURS TIME DIFFERENCE so it's nearly 2 am and I have to get up in a few hours so please please please bear with us trying to reply.

 

We are an ALL VOLUNTEER dive club that attracks some snorkelers ...mostly former divers or those who might like to become divers. We have a couple of volunteers that run/do/manage everything with the primary person being me. I am leading a massive trip to Indonesia right now and its starting to wind down so my hours on the keyboard are limited.

 

Please choose one communications method to communicate with us... either this topic...OR email ... etc. Having simultaneous email and question chains via trips@singledivers.com and kamala@singledivers.com and now admin@singledivers.com along with this topic ...only creates confusion and of course extra work.

 

At this point please give us until the resort replies back to our requests on your behalf.  Thank you for your understanding now you have a better 'peek' behind the curtain. ;)     



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Posted 25 April 2023 - 01:42 PM

The hubby and I want to jump on this trip! Are the last two spots still unsold?



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Posted 25 April 2023 - 03:20 PM

We are signed up! Yay!!!
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Posted 27 April 2023 - 12:08 PM

The hubby and I want to jump on this trip! Are the last two spots still unsold?

 

GOOD NEWS....

 

We are signed up! Yay!!!

 

GREAT NEWS!!!!


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Posted 09 May 2023 - 11:32 AM

Flights are 26+hours with 15+ hour layover at GCM and arriving Sunday morning to CYB. leaving Friday makes it 41+hours, same Sunday arrival. Are there any others in this situation or just me because flights in are limited and I waited too late? 



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Posted 09 May 2023 - 12:03 PM

Flights are 26+hours with 15+ hour layover at GCM and arriving Sunday morning to CYB. leaving Friday makes it 41+hours, same Sunday arrival. Are there any others in this situation or just me because flights in are limited and I waited too late? 

Try overnighting in MIA or forcing the routing to MIA. Some of it is just ugly flights.. the best options are via Cayman Airways.



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Posted 25 May 2023 - 03:03 PM

The price looks good to me as long as I am able to snorkle from the boat. I don't free dive. It's a lot of money for me to pay if I'm paying for going out in a boat that I am not going to be able to use.Otherwise this trip looks great to me.



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Posted 25 May 2023 - 03:26 PM

The price looks good to me as long as I am able to snorkle from the boat. I don't free dive. It's a lot of money for me to pay if I'm paying for going out in a boat that I am not going to be able to use.Otherwise this trip looks great to me.

Hi Peggy, we tend to agree there are better and more cost effective club trips for snorkelers including Bonaire in the Caribbean, Raj Ampat in Indonesia and others. Since this trip officially sold out for the second time yesterday we can put you on a wait list if you decide you still want join Cayman Brac 2023, and in any case we hope you decide to join one of our future trips! :diver:


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Posted 25 May 2023 - 03:33 PM

The price looks good to me as long as I am able to snorkle from the boat. I don't free dive. It's a lot of money for me to pay if I'm paying for going out in a boat that I am not going to be able to use.Otherwise this trip looks great to me.

Hi Peggy... HELLO FROM HAVANA... CUBA THAT IS!!!

 

When I first saw your post I thought that you had already signed up because you'll notice the topic now says...#3 SOLD OUT etc.  But upon closer inspection I see where another diver grabbed the last spot on the trip while waiting for additional clarification on exactly how the snorkeling worked.

 

We are very lucky to have our trips sell out as fast as they do... but it does not give us a lot of time to get additional information when requested like in your case.

 

The resort did reply and the answers were not what we wanted so this trip would NOT have been a good fit.  Please look at another trip ...some of our trips work well for snorkelers and some do not.

 

As mentioned before... when you look at the price d/o = double occupancy so you share a room with another female and s/o = single occupancy so you have a private room.

 

I'm sorry you missed out on this but it really was not a good fit for a snorkeler.  We actually have a snorkeler on the Havana CUBA trip right now... so we will tell you how that works out from her perspective since we are offering the trip again next year.

 

Please email if you have any further questions AND I try to reply as quickly as I can.  Thank you!



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Posted 25 May 2023 - 03:45 PM

It's confusing, because on the front page it says there is one single spot still available. But here it says it's sold out. Anyways, it sounds like Bonaire would be a better fit. I'm going to look into going on that one.



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Posted 25 May 2023 - 05:18 PM

It's confusing, because on the front page it says there is one single spot still available. But here it says it's sold out. Anyways, it sounds like Bonaire would be a better fit. I'm going to look into going on that one.

Thank you for the tip; that page is manually edited. We will let our Booking Manager who handles that part of the system know we need an update to SOLD OUT. :diver:


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