Hey all! The second warm water trip for our Meetup group is dialed in – we are all set for a week on Ambergris Caye in Belize! I have a block of rooms at Ramon’s Village (http://ramons.com/index.cfm), which is just south of San Pedro town on Ambergris. This is less than a mile from the center of town, so it should be good balance of having some isolation but still accessible to bars, restaurants, etc. The resort is one of the most established on Ambergris and has its own on-site PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center dive shop. Please note that the info below includes a daytrip to the Blue Hole which is quite a deep dive and not recommended for inexperienced divers. Anyone who is not comfortable with the Blue Hole can opt out of that and plan other dives that day.
What is included in the quoted price:
7 nights housing in “Seaside” class rooms (double occupancy)
12 local boat dives (4 days of 3-tank, or can be spread out to a 5th day depending on your departure flight times)
1-tank boat night dive (usually done in the Hol Chan reserve)
Day trip to the Blue Hole (3-tanks) including the park fee
Tanks and weights
Breakfast each day
What is NOT included:
Transportation from Belize City to Ambergris Caye
Rental gear if needed
Gratuities to the staff
Travel and/or dive insurance (recommended)
Cost and payment info:
The total cost of the trip is $[masked] per person. After you RSVP, email me and I will confirm availability on a first come/first served basis and provide you with payment info. Please note that just an RSVP to this Meetup does NOT guarantee your slot on the trip. You will have 1 week after contacting me to put down a $100 deposit to secure your slot. Full payment of the remaining $1318 will be due by not later than November 15, 2013.
The reservation is based on double occupancy. Let me know if you are signing up for the trip with someone with whom you like to share a room. If you are signing up as a solo diver (which is welcome!) you will be matched up with a roommate.
You will need to book your own international flight to Belize City (BZE). I will follow up withe group about regional transportation. The regional flight from Belize City to Ambergris Caye is $134.50 roundtrip (TropicAir) and takes about 15 minutes. Alternatively, it is a 75 minute water taxi ride for $20 round trip (plus ~$5 per person for the 20 minutes cab ride from the airport to the water taxi dock). I will work with the group to help coordinate this.
There will be no refunds if you cancel within 30 days of departure. Refunds prior to that will only be available upon confirming another fully paid diver to take your slot.
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