You’re sitting on the saloon deck of the luxurious motor yacht “The Spoilsport” being pampered by the 12 person crew. One of the crew members has handed you your beverage of choice. As you sip your beverage you watch as Cairns disappears in the background. Chatting with the other guests you sense a feeling of excitement arising as you cruise north. You’re looking out over the most beautiful turquoise water you’ve ever seen watching the dazzling sun set! Is it a dream? No it’s diving, the Great Barrier Reef! Soon morning comes and the Spoilsport has moored. While sipping your morning coffee, you discover the crew of the Spoilsport has won numerous awards for their amazing food and superior service! The dive master gathers you around and gives a briefing that you have to see to believe. He describes the day’s dives as gliding along the ribbon reefs of the Coral Sea, being surrounded by schools of silver trevally, surgeon fish, sweetlip and yellow striped bream. On another dive the dive master describes Cod fish as big as a diver, Grey Reef Sharks, white-tip reef sharks as well as other species. Still yet another dive he describes Napoleon wrasse swimming about and moray eels foraging the reef while trevally, barracuda and red bass control the mid-water. Is it your dream? There’s only one way to make the dream a reality, come join us the fall of 2015 for our Mike Ball Spoilsport live-a-board dive excursion.
GREAT BARRIER REEF
DIVE CRUISE ABOARD MIKE BALL'S SPOIL SPORT LUXURY LIVE-ABOARD DIVE YACHT
DIVING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND THE CORAL SEA
SEPTEMBER 17 - 24, 2015
Go down under, "Down Under" with Scuba World
Receive a TUITION FREE PADI Project AWARE ecology course from Scuba World while on this trip!
SCUBA WORLD'S PACKAGE PRICE FOR THE 7-NIGHT DIVE CRUISE STARTING AND ENDING IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA BEGINS AT $3,422 PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FOR A BUDGET CABIN. CABIN UPGRADES AVAILIABLE AT ADDITIONAL COST. CABIN CHOICE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABLILITY AT TIME OF RESERVATION REQUEST WITH SWS. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR CHOICE OF CABIN GRADE: Mike Ball's Spoil Sport . Note: Be sure you have the Spoil Sport cabin layout and not one of the other Mike Ball boats. Upgrades: Club Cabin = $4,026; Standard Cabin = $4,666; Premium Cabin = $5,136. (Price subject to slight increase with U.S. dollar exchange fluctuation.)
SWS TRIP PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS:$300 initial deposit holds your spot until the next incremental payment is due. 1/3rd of your SWS trip package cost is due in to SWS no later than September 10, 2014 and if there is still availability, the 1/3rd cost amount is the new initial deposit amount. 2/3rds is due March 10, 2015 and if there is still availability, the 2/3rds cost amount is the new initial deposit amount. Final Balance due must be paid to SWS no later than June 15, 2015. No credit card payments accepted. No refunds! Confirmation is subject to cabin space availability at time of request. Other than the cost of the week's dive cruise, SWS will not be collecting payment for any other part of your trip. There are out-of-pocket fees, charges and of course the dive cruise tip. You can find these charges on Mike Ball's website: www.mikeball.com
NO FLIGHTS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SWS PACKAGE. YOU ARE FREE TO BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHT ITINERARY AND USE AIRLINE MILES IF YOU HAVE THEM. Flight estimate costs dependent on your choice of trip itinerary. Currently flights range from $1,500 to $1,800 depending on your departure city in the U.S., whether or not you join us in Sydney or meet us in Cairns. Qantas, United and other airlines service Australia. Be sure to allow for international time change when making your flight reservations.
ADD-ON OPTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER OUR DIVE CRUISE ARE AVAILABLE AT ADDITIONAL OUT-OF-POCKET COST SO DON'T BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOU'VE DECIDED WHAT IF ANY OPTIONS YOU'D LIKE TO DO PRIOR TO AND AFTER OUR DIVE CRUISE SEPTEMBER 17 - 24, 2015.
4 day add on-
Making the trip to Australia with out seeing some of the outback is like going Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. So we put together a 4 night "Best of Down Under" land based in Cairns excursion. The trip includes 4 nights accommodations at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel (3 before we board Mike Balls Spoil Sport and 1 night after), Sky rail/Kuranda and Rainforest Experience, Tjapukai by night Dinner and Cultural Show, and the Billy Tea Outback Experience. At $799 you can't go wrong!
Join us for as much or as little of this trip as you can manage. The trip IS the dive cruise aboard the Spoilsport. The before and after parts of the trip are at your discretion. If you choose to stay in Sydney and in Cairns with us, at time of dive cruise reservation be sure to request SWS reserve your choices of optional add-ons.
YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS FROM OUR
RETURN DATE. U.S. Passport applications and information can be found on line at
If you must cancel, all deposit money is non-refundable unless we are able to fill your vacated space. If we are able to fill your vacated spot at the full purchase price, SWS will credit your refund to an in-store account minus a per person $100 cancellation fee. If we are unable to fill your spot on the trip, all money paid toward the trip will be forfeited.
Trip Release of Liability Waiver Requirement: Every person who reserves a spot on a trip through SWS must have a completed TRIP WAIVER form on file at SWS before being allowed on the trip. If you do not know the cost of your trip to put in the "amount" space, contact Scuba World Sacramento. Download, print, fill in the blanks, indicate you have read and understand the waiver by signing and dating theSCUBA WORLD AUSTRALIA 2015 TRIP LIABILITY RELEASEand fax the completed form to SWS at fax number: 916-338-0277 or scan/attach and e-mail completed form firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE 1.YOU MUST HAVE APASSPORTVALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEYOND YOUR RETURN DATE to travel to AUSTRALIA. U.S. Passport applications, renewal forms and information can be found on line at PASSPORT HOME
Note 2: Every diver on this trip is required to have Diver Accident Insurance coverage. If you do not wish to join Divers Alert Network and purchase their Diver Accident Insurance, proof of another plan youhave that covers you for an an out-of- the- country accident including medical flight evacuation back to the U.S. or to a better medical facility should that be required is acceptable. There is a decompression chamber and DAN doctor in Cozumel. Diver's Alert Network Divers Accident Insurance can be purchased on line by clicking this logo link:
NOTE 3: For peace of mind, SWS strongly recommends you purchase additional trip cancellation/interruption coverage to help defray costs arising from unforeseen events. No one plans an emergency. But you can prepare for one. Carefully read any insurance policy before purchase to make sure it covers your specific needs. *Scuba World is NOT a seller of insurance. We are giving you information about insurance coverage as a service only.
NOTE 4: Divers Alert Network in addition to selling Diver Accident Insurance coverage also sells trip cancellation and interruption insurance coverage which is an expanded version of the basic DAN diver accident coverage. SWS highly recommends purchase of this trip specific additional coverage. In the event you have to cancel, the additional trip insurance coverage could help you receive reimbursement for non-refundable deposits and costs should you have to cancel or interrupt your trip to come home for reasons not covered under the Diver Accident Insurance Coverage.
NOTE 6: The Concierge at Hotel Cozumel will be glad to arrange for you to rent a vehicle or book you any of a number of fun things to do during your off-gas time.
NOTE 7:SCUBA WORLD SACRAMENTO ACTS ONLY AS AN ORGANIZER AND EXPEDITOR OF DIVE TRAVEL FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF OFFERING A SERVICE TO SCUBA WORLD SACRAMENTO, INC. CUSTOMERS. SWS DOES NOT SELL DIVER ACCIDENT INSURANCE NOR DO WE SELL TRIP CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE NOR ARE WE LICENSED TRAVEL AGENTS. WE SOLICITE THE ASSISTANCE OF LICENSED REPUTABLE TRAVEL AND INSURANCE AGENTS TO ASSIST US ON YOUR BEHALF.