CUPS Meeting Tues April 15th at 6:30 for socializing and 7pm for the presentation at the Downtown Aquarium. Park across the street in their lot and save stub for validation at the bar.
Amazing Dive Travel Secrets
Presented By Richard Woulfe
In this informative how to seminar, learn about the latest strategies to get the best dive and water adventure travel deals. Receive updates on the best dive and snorkel locations for your photography and video wants and needs. Learn about packing and negotiating strategies for easier travel on the airlines. Rich will show you how to save money avoiding excess baggage fees. Learn about the latest ways to get the best airfares, resort deals and book the best schedules while traveling more safely and comfortably. Bring your dive travel questions. Rich will also share some of his best photo images from his 30 years of nearly full time dive and water adventure travel.
Richard has over 30 years of dive travel experience. He was certified as an Open Water Scuba Instructor when he was 20 and has logged more than 5000 dives in over 50 destinations around the world. These destinations include the Maldives, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Cocos Island, Galapagos, Indonesia, Philippines, Sipadan/Mabul, Palau, Japan, Colombia, Cozumel, Bonaire, and Belize.Richard is an expert on marketing and selling adventure trips to remote dive and snorkel locations. He travels an average of 150 days a year. In 2012, he started full time travel around the World and has dived in Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cuba.
Rich is an avid water sports fan and fitness/wellness enthusiast. He lives on the road and spends time in Texas, California and Chicago. contact him at richtravel[masked]
NEW BRING AND SHARE: Time permitting, we will show your photos or items of interest during the meeting. (Especially if relevant to this month’s presentation)
Help - please volunteer to present at a future meeting contact: [masked]
· The Downtown Aquarium is the CUPS meeting place. Please mark your calendar for 2013 - the Third Tuesday of each month! (See link below for map.)
· Entrance: Go through the double doors on the Water Street side (across from Senor Sol Restaurant) and the classroom is directly to your right on the first level.
· Map: Denver Downtown Aquarium If you want to make your own MapQuest Direction map, here is the official address: 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211
· Thanks to the hospitality of Landry's Restaurants, Inc., CUPS has return to our regular third-Tuesday meeting schedule at the beautiful Downtown Aquarium in their spacious classroom.
OTHER LOCAL EVENTS OF INTEREST: Blue Drinks this Wednesday 6pm at[masked]th Street, Boulder CO John Weller and Cassandra Brooks will be the speakers; come and meet the members of the COLORADO OCEAN COALITION who brought you “Making Waves” the past three years. Join in and network with fellow ocean enthusiast. If you would like to join the Ocean Ambassadors Program click here.
CUPS Member Paddy Ryan's Philippines Trip July 2014
Scandi Divers, Puerto Galera, Philippines July 19 - 29 at the Resort (Dates and length of stay flexible)
This location is spectacular with huge biodiversity - here's what their website has to say :
"Our two kilometer reef exceeds the bio-diversity of the entire Caribbean and Great Barrier Reef combined" It was basically unaffected by the typhon, Haiyan.
The airfare around $1300 round trip from LAX, $1450 from Denver. The cost of the land trip (excluding airfare) will be approximately US$900 and will include:
Overnight hotel in Manila July 18, Ten nights double occupancy (single add $250), 16 boat dives plus option to add dives, Dive and accommodation tips, Transfer to and from resort, Overnight hotel in Manila July 29, Manila Departure tax. Accommodation upgrade is available. Meals are not included about $200.
See your local scuba store or Colorado Dive Retailers have their trips listed on:
Underwater Journal (comprehensive online dive magazine)
‘The Current’ - premiered March 12, 2014 on EPIX - is the second adaptive sports film by Make A Hero 501(c)3, which showcases inspiring adaptive athletes, public figures, and athlete ambassadors – Bethany Hamilton, Missy Franklin, Mallory Weggemann, Anthony Robles, Grant Korgan, Jean-Michel Cousteau, David Hosick, Leo Morales and military veteran Jesse Murphree – who have donated their efforts in support of this inspiring film.
‘The Current’ highlights individuals of all abilities overcoming limitations through adaptive sportssuch as surfing scuba diving / free-diving, and ocean kayaking alongside whales and dolphins in exotic locations, including Bimini, Bahamas, Cozumel, Mexico, and Kauai, Hawaii. Each individual cast member shares inspirational stories of perseverance and an unwillingness to be held back by limitations.
See more at: http://www.makeahero.org/films-heroes/the-current/#sthash.4mVj4m2a.dpuf
A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center sponsors the 31st Annual May Event on May 16-18 The event includes a Trade Show with Exhibitors from Scuba Training, Scuba Manufacturers, Travel Vendors, Resorts and Dive Operations. There are 2-days of presentations on Training, Travel and Equipment with Thousands of prizes of Trips and Equipment. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more details watch www.a1scuba.com.
Tortuga Bay Sponsors a Cozumel Trip September 2014
At this time it is running roughly $950 per person. That is airfare, 7 nights lodging, all meals and drinks, airport transfers, taxes and fees. Diving is additional. Diving will run $70-$90 a day for a 2 tank boat dive. Contact Ron Bland at [masked]
If anyone has Scuba Related announcements, please email them to Sonia Atwood [masked].
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The Team at CUPS