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BAY ISLANDS, HONDURAS DIVE TRIP....AND MORE!
* Are you Advanced Certified? Do you have your Wreck Diver Specialty Cert? You don't? Well Andy will be offering both classes during our first week on Roatan. There is a good wreck that sits just out front of where we are staying on the island. Many places in the world these days require that you have your Advanced Cert to dive deeper signature dives. Plus, many dive operators we're finding will not allow you anywhere near a wreck, let alone penetrate it if you cannot show them your Advanced and Wreck Cert Cards. If you have plans to dive the Florida wrecks or the wreck graveyard in Truk Lagoon, Micronesia, or with us on our dive trip to the Red Sea to dive the famous wreck dive sites there, you need to be Advanced plus Wreck Certified. Take this chance to not only improve and upgrade your dive skills, but have Andy as your instructor AND do the class in WARM WATER! Call Andy immediately to get class details and requirements. Call him at 916-332-8294.
What a trip! Wrecks, Sharks, WHALE SHARKS and beautiful marine life all in tropical, warm water! Come with us!
BAY ISLANDS, HONDURAS
YOUR CHOICE. YOU PICK:
ONE WEEK TRIP TO DIVE ROATAN; TWO WEEK TRIP TO DIVE TO DIVE ROATAN AND UTILA; 16-DAY TRIP TO DIVE ROATAN, UTILA AND SPEND EASTER WEEK-END WITH US IN COPAN ON THE MAINLAND OF HONDURA
WHERE: FANTASY ISLAND RESORT ROATAN, HONDURAS.
WHEN: MARCH 28, 2009 (Andy's Birthday) - April 4, 2009.
WHAT: 7-NIGHT DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Round-trip air from Sacramento to Roatan, Honduras on Continental.
Infamous SWS before and after trip parties.
Highly coveted SWS trip souvenir.
Trip escorted by Andy and Lynn.
Air conditioned accommodations including 16% hotel and gov't taxes. Beautiful pool and beach right there!
3 boat dives per day for 6 days, unlimited shore dives, 1 Night Dive.
3 meals per day and airport/hotel land transfers.
Use of rafts and other non-moterized equipment.
FANTASY ISLAND RESORT HAS JUST ADDED FREE DRINKS AND FREE NITROX TO OUR GROUP PACKAGE!
SWS PACKAGE PRICE:
$2,350 REDUCED TO $2,152 INCLUDING CURRENT AIRLINE TAX AND FUEL SURCHARGE, PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. Non-diver pays the same as diver, double occupancy. Add $300 for Single Supplement request subject to availability. Reservation deadline has passed. Requests to reserve are now subject to availability. The sooner you request, the greater your chances are that we can get you an airline seat and that it will not increase your trip cost. Full trip payment is now due at time you request and SWS can confirm availability.
WHERE: UTILA LODGE ISLAND OF UTILA, BAY ISLANDS, HONDURAS; HOME OF THE WHALE SHARK & OCEANIC RESEACH CENTER .
WHEN: IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING OUR WEEK ON THE ISLAND OF ROATAN:
APRIL 04 - APRIL 11, 2009. SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF WHALE SHARK SEASON!
WHAT: 7-Night Trip Extension Dive Package INCLUDES:
- 10- minute domestic round-trip flight from Roatan to the island of Utila.
- 7 nights in double occupancy air conditioned accommodations including 16% hotel and gov't tax.
- 3 boat dives per day for 6 days, including 2 boat night dives. EXPECT SOME ALTERATION IN DIVING SCHEDULE TO SEARCH FOR WHALE SHARKS!!
- 3 meals per day
- airport/hotel land transfers.
SECOND WEEK EXTENSION ADD-ON COST: ADDITONAL $1,660 per person, double occupancy including inter-island round trip flight. At Utila Lodge, no drinks are included in the package. If you want to dive Nitrox, the package cost for Nitrox is $150 for the week.
2-NIGHT MAINLAND HONDURAS COPAN RUINS EXTENSION
FOR AN ADDITIONAL $450 per person dbl. occ, come with us to celebrate Easter Week-end in the mountains of mainland Honduras, returning home Monday April 13.
A 1/2 hour flight from Utila via La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula on the mainland of Honduras. (We'll depart from San Pedro Sula rather than go back to Roatan to fly home the day after Easter Sunday, April 13, 2009.)
- Round trip land transfer from airport to hotel.
- 2 nights hotel accommodations including breakfast, 16% hotel and gov't tax at Hotel Marina Copan in the heart of downtown Copan.
- COPAN RUINS Tour including English speaking guide and all entrance fees to both the ruins and the Museum.
Trip Cancellation Policy:
In the event that you need to cancel a trip that you have booked, we will do our best to fill your spot. Scuba World Sacramento will, however, collect a $200 cancellation fee per person even if we are able to fill your vacated spot. All refunded monies will be credited to your in-store account.
If we are unable to fill your spot on the trip, all money paid toward the trip will be forfeited.
VERY IMPORTANT TRIP PARTICULARS:
To make your vacation as hassle-free as possible, please take the time to read the tips and info below.
YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS FROM YOUR RETURN DATE. U.S. Passport applications and information can be found on line at PASSPORT HOME
Every diver on this on this trip is required to have Diver Accident Insurance coverage. This insurance is available through Divers Alert Network. DAN Be sure to give DAN the SWS # 421046 when you purchase your membership and your diver accident insurance.
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 LYNN . Download, print, fill in the blanks, indicate you have read and understand the waiver by signing and dating the SCUBA WORLD TRIP WAIVER FORM and fax the completed form "attention Lynn" to SWS at fax number : 916-338-0277.
Individual group members will be responsible for their their own charges at the resorts including but not limited to: any marine park fees, chamber fees or boat fuel surcharges, beverages & bar bill, telephone, sightseeing, additional dives, gratuities, meals on travel days and any other items of a personal nature.
Carry-on and checked bag questions can be answered at CONTINENTAL AIRLINE
Currently, Continental is charging $25 for second bag up to 50 lbs. If you are continuing on with us for our second week on Utila or Utila plus Copan, plan to pay hefty weight overage fees to the inter-island airline if you bring a second bag. Try to bring one bag only plus a carry-on. I suggest you bring all your dive gear plus shorts, tops and bathing suits for one week only. Plan to wash clothes if continuing on for second week. Copan is in the highlands and might get a little chilly at night. A light sweater plus a pair of long pants might be in order.
Helpful packing information is provided on line at Utila Lodge . Scroll down to the bottom of this page to "Travel Tips". SWS also provides you with "Know Before You Go" heads up on what to pack also. Click here for your Complimentary SCUBA WORLD TRIP PACKING LIST .
For any travel to Honduras and the Bay Islands, the most important item to take with you right after your valid passport and your diver cert cards is enough supply of 100% DEET Jungle Juice you can purchase at REI. No kidding. "No see 'ums" or sand flees can ruin your vacation if you are especially sensitive to bites.
Honduras, and recently on the island of Roatan, there have been a few cases of tourists contracting Malaria. Therefore, as a precaution, SWS is emphasizing the importance of consulting your doctor or travel medical specialist to insure you are protected. Hepatitis A & B series of shots, Tetanus, Diphtheria and
Typhoid. Anti-malarial protocol that involves taking meds sometimes starting a couple of weeks prior to departure date, continuing thru your travel and after you return home. Be sure to inform your doctor that you are a diver. Some types of antimalarial meds can cause side effects that mimic the bends. SWS recommends you always consult your doctor prior to traveling anywhere outside the U.S. as a precaution against illnesses, etc. that could totally ruin your vacation should you contract one of these very serious diseases. Prevention takes little effort and is well worth the peace of mind.
For further 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. 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, SWS will refund your deposit minus $200 cancellation fee. *Scuba World is NOT A SELLER OF INSURANCE. We are giving you information about insurance coverage as a service only. Once you find a policy you wish to purchase you must purchase that policy directly from the insurance agency.
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.
You may purchase your trip insurance from DAN online here
If DAN trip insurance does not suit your specific situation for which you need coverage check out the information on the CSA Protection flyer . If even CSA does not meet your requirements check out "Cancel of Any Reason" through Travel Safe
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.
For additional information and reservations,
call Andy at (916) 332-8294 or
Do you know where the Bay Islands, Honduras, Central America are located? Take a look. The Bay Islands or Islas De La Bahia chain is located right off the north eastern coast of mainland Honduras in the south western area of the Caribbean Sea. We are going first to the big island of Isla de Roatan, then on to the tiny island called Isla de Utila to the south west of Roatan. Utila is not named on this map but you can see it. It is a tiny dot next to the big island of Roatan that itself isn't all that big! For those of us going on over to the mainland of Honduras to the Copan Ruins we'll fly from Utila via Roatan to the city of San Pedro Sula where we'll be van transported up into the mountains to stay in the town of Santa Rosa de Copan. Once we know how many people will be traveling with us to Copan we'll arrange a return flight home via Houston from San Pedro Sula so we do not have to return to Roatan.