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#31 PiscesTX

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Posted 29 March 2024 - 06:50 AM

Flights booked  -arriving  AA1319 to CMW on Aug 30 1:40 PM. Departing SEP 7 from CMW AA1488 2:40PM.

 

Will need a hotel for Friday at CMW and transfers to and from CMW.

 

Flight details form has been updated.



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Posted 29 March 2024 - 12:04 PM

PLANNING OUR FLIGHTS, LAND OPTIONS, ETC

 

Its time to start planning flights, land options etc. We are capturing your feedback in THIS topic until we know what our final options will be. Thank you,

 

GROUP FLIGHT OR INDIVIDUAL FLIGHT

  1. Please let us know if you plan to do the group flight via MIA or if you plan to do the adventure on your own?
  2. If on your own please let us know the carrier you'll be flying and the city you will originate from.

FEEDBACK SO FAR

  1. Maureen and Greg depart on the group flight  8/28 AA1116 from Miami at 1:40 and arriving HAV at 3:00.  The return on 9/12 is AA 2706 departing HAV at 11:45 arriving MIA at 1:00. 

     

LAND TOUR INPUT

  1. ALSO LET US KNOW your thoughts on the tours. Do you want our 'tried and true' already approved tour we did in 2023 for $1700-$1800 or do you want us to finish up the approval process for a new approved and legal tour with different options and coming in around $1400-$1500 ... and hopefully less but inflation has hit Cuba very hard.
  2. Oh and if you want to do the 'humanitarian' trip after the boat where we 'rough it in Cuba for 3-4 additional days with a private family' estimated to cost about $600-800 but limited to 6-8 people max willing to rough it to experience Cuba more like the locals.

FEEDBACK SO FAR

  1. Maureen and Greg are fine with either option for Havana and we will be joining the humanitarian trip. 

WHERE ARE YOU FLYING INTO... CMW OR HAV?

 

  1. Let us know if you plan to fly into CMW and out of CMW, into HAV and out of CMW or into HAV and out of HAV.  (We know this may change but we want to know what your plan is now)

FEEDBACK SO FAR

  1. Maureen and Greg to/from HAV


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Posted 30 March 2024 - 10:11 AM

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Posted 30 March 2024 - 10:48 AM

I see I am not on the list.  Then I realized that I posted that I plan to do the pre and post trips, but that was prior to booking flights.  Anyway..... I am on AA1116 from MIA to HAV on Aug 28 departing MIA at 1:40 arriving HAV at 3:00.  I am on AA 2706 on Sept 12.  Depart HAV at 11:45 into MIA 1:00.  Ed



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Posted 30 March 2024 - 11:44 AM

Hi-

I really have a hard time following all the different chats, topics, and different areas of what needs to be put where. 

I'll finish filling out my forms shortly. 

 

Is this where you need to know:

-yes, I would like to pre and post time in Cuba

-my flights are booked. 

27aug san ->mia (2968 arrive 5:22am) 

28aug mia ->hav (1116 leave 1:40). This should give me enough time to meet you and get a visa?

 

12sep hav ->mia (2706 leave 11:45)

12sep mia ->dfw (1314 leave 5:30p) ->san


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Posted 30 March 2024 - 07:48 PM

Hi-

I really have a hard time following all the different chats, topics, and different areas of what needs to be put where. 

I'll finish filling out my forms shortly. 

 

Is this where you need to know:

-yes, I would like to pre and post time in Cuba

-my flights are booked. 

27aug san ->mia (2968 arrive 5:22am) 

28aug mia ->hav (1116 leave 1:40). This should give me enough time to meet you and get a visa?

 

12sep hav ->mia (2706 leave 11:45)

12sep mia ->dfw (1314 leave 5:30p) ->san

Emi you did  PERFECT! We posted a message in the private messaging system called the PM for private message and it sends a courtesy email to let you know we need something or are giving you important info.

 

When we need you to provide info others will see or in a way to help us keep it all organized we will give you a link to a topic such as this one and you record your reply as you just did. YAY!!!

 

We always ask that you NOT post in the PM itself as it will land in everyone's inbox and they do not particularly want 20 replies to everything we ask in the form or 20 emails.

 

So you have broken the code and figured it out. And you also emailed us and we try to post those replies in any special topics we use to track something we need to track such as what people are doing before/after and who's flying into what city etc.

 

The last set of topics we use are what we call the 'trip topics'. There are 5 of them for every trip... #1 is the trip details, #2 is a Trip FAQ, #3 is the questions topic where you can ask questions about the trip, #4 is the who's doing what topic meaning who's on the trip and who is doing what, and the #5 topic is a pictures topic showing pics of where we are going.

 

And that sums up what you need to know to understand how SD uses the forums to manage our trips.  ;)



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Posted 31 March 2024 - 10:41 AM

On 2024-03-30 21:21, Barbara aka Quiltingdiver wrote:
So here’s the deal for Quiltingdiver and Cheetah:
Want pre trip and post trip. The 2023 pre was great, ifthere are changes they are welcome but the same is great.
We will travel with the group flights. Just need to know when. Or do I need to book our flights in and out of Miami?
Kamala replied:
Thank you Barb, you and Ash are on the post and pre trip. It will be similar but different.
We are using a topic to 'post' replies but we can also manage via email so no worries.
I inquired regarding your question about Ash's Egyptian passport and US visa. I'll let you know what they tell me.

On 2024-03-30 21:33, Debra aka Deb4diving wrote:
I'm not at home to check my flight I'm doing what Kim is we fly out on the 28th i think sorry all my stuff is at home
Sent from my iPhone

On Sat, Mar 30, 2024  at  6:53 PM Kamala wrote:
Are you doing the 3 days before and flying from CMW back to the US or via HAV? Let me know what you are both doing? Thank you
On Sat, Mar 30, 2024 at 10:25 PM Kim aka seabird wrote:
Yes, Kim and Debra are arriving Aug 28th on the group flight and departing Cuba from CMW
I sent the flight details to trips@singledivers on Feb 17.  Let me know if I should resend it.
Kamala replied:
Yes Brad has your flight info you provided 17 Feb

On 2024-03-31 10:30, Marv aka marvo wrote:
Kamala et al. in case anything is missing:
Retransmit:
1. Are you flying into HAV but out of CMW?
I am flying into HAV and out of CMW.
I think MIA->HAV is the 'group flight' but I booked as an individual.
28 August    AA 1116    1:40 pm -> 3 pm
CMW Return: 7 Sep AA 1488 2:40 pm to MIA 3:59 pm
2. Land Tour Input
I voted for whatever you end up doing, 'new' tour sounds cool.
3. Post boat diving humanitarian tour: No

On 2024-03-31 11:27, Maryann aka MantaMaryann wrote:
I am flying in and out of CMW. I arrive Aug 30 1:40pm on AA1319 and leave Sep 7 2:40pm on AA1488.
Can you secure a hotel room for Sandy and me on Aug 30 or do we need to do that ourselves?


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Posted 31 March 2024 - 03:11 PM

On 2024-03-31 11:27, Maryann aka MantaMaryann wrote:
I am flying in and out of CMW. I arrive Aug 30 1:40pm on AA1319 and leave Sep 7 2:40pm on AA1488.
Can you secure a hotel room for Sandy and me on Aug 30 or do we need to do that ourselves?

 

 

 

YES we are setting up the hotels for everyone in CMW and HAV.  No problem. Thank you for the updates.



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Posted 31 March 2024 - 06:03 PM

On 2024-03-31 18:20, Maureen aka Stixmiller wrote:


 
Kamala,
I am renting a BCD. We are both renting wetsuits (what's the water temp in August/Sept?).
We are doing round trip Havana-Boat-Havana Airport/Hotel Transfers. We are doing the pre- and post- trips. 
I responded to your "Who Is Doing What" post but some of my answers are not reflected in your post below, so let me provide you the details below.
Thanks...Maureen & Greg
GROUP FLIGHT OR INDIVIDUAL FLIGHT
Maureen and Greg depart on the group flight  8/28 AA1116 from Miami at 1:40 and arriving HAV at 3:00.  The return on 9/12 is AA 2706 departing HAV at 11:45 arriving MIA at 1:00.
LAND TOUR INPUT
Maureen and Greg are fine with either option for Havana and we will be joining the humanitarian trip.
WHERE ARE YOU FLYING INTO... CMW OR HAV?
Maureen and Greg to/from HAV

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 05:50 AM

 
Scott and Diane Fly into Miami on Tuesday Aug 27th arriving 2PM.  FLIGHT 2295 Overnight at the Miami International Airport Hotel.
 
 
Miami, FL to Havana, Cuba           Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Departs  1:40     Arrives HAV 3:00PM   FLIGHT 1116
 
 Havana, Cuba to Miami FL            Thursday, September 12, 2024  
Departs 11:45     Arrives FL 01:00PM    FLIGHT 2706

 



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Posted 01 April 2024 - 02:11 PM

Via email from Letitia aka ScubaMom:

 

I would like to do the pre dive trip in Havana and fly out of CMW at the end but can't find where to pay for it.  Can someone help guide me through it.  Also, I need to pay for the extra fees but can't find them either.  I'm getting ready to fly to the Philippines for a month so need to get this taken care of before I leave on Tuesday.

 

QUESTION ANSWERED VIA EMAIL:

 

Directions to pay the fees sent.

Put her on the final lists and will advise final pricing shortly



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Posted 22 April 2024 - 05:05 PM

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I received a text to my company cell with a link to What's App asking me to join Kamala's "CZM Group Trip."  Is this a legitimate link?  It came to my work cell and if it is legit, I need it resent to a different number.  I'm always leery of texts etc, especially on my work cell.  My employer does not allow What's App due to security issues. 



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Posted 22 April 2024 - 07:44 PM

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I received a text to my company cell with a link to What's App asking me to join Kamala's "CZM Group Trip."  Is this a legitimate link?  It came to my work cell and if it is legit, I need it resent to a different number.  I'm always leery of texts etc, especially on my work cell.  My employer does not allow What's App due to security issues. 

Its legit but was for another Lori. I'm sorry. Make sure you have the phone number you want as your what's app number IN THE TRAVEL FORM ON THE SD SITE... then when I do the what's app for this trip it will be done using the correct number.  Thank you



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Posted 23 April 2024 - 05:13 AM

 

Kamala, Brad, et al,

 

I received a text to my company cell with a link to What's App asking me to join Kamala's "CZM Group Trip."  Is this a legitimate link?  It came to my work cell and if it is legit, I need it resent to a different number.  I'm always leery of texts etc, especially on my work cell.  My employer does not allow What's App due to security issues. 

Its legit but was for another Lori. I'm sorry. Make sure you have the phone number you want as your what's app number IN THE TRAVEL FORM ON THE SD SITE... then when I do the what's app for this trip it will be done using the correct number.  Thank you

 

 

I will do that.  I just recently obtained a personal cell in prep for retiring, so I haven't gotten around to changing my number everywhere yet.  I just recently ported from a landline to a cell....wow, I'm getting with the times!  LOL



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Posted 13 May 2024 - 04:41 PM

Any update on outlet adapters for the hotel?  






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