What we're about

Do you love or want to travel to exotic destinations, to dive in incredible marine ecosystems and visit world cultures? We travel to the Caribbean (Cozumel, Roatan, Bonaire, Bahamas, and Belize), the South Pacific (Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands), and the Galapagos, mostly to dive, but also to enjoy world cultures. We’ll also go to remote places to swim with big fish (whales, and sharks) that can eat us, but they choose not to. We search for discounted opportunities to plan dive and travel adventures. We have lots of dive and travel opportunities for 2018, 2019, and beyond. Please consider joining us, for travel, diving, adventure, and more. We’ll meet locally to socialize, to share photos/videos of past adventures, and bring in local speakers/photographers.

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Scuba Happy Hour & Social

Hacienda Colorado

Hello Friends and Divers,
Many of us just returned from Fiji, even if we were supposed to go to the Solomon Islands. What's the story, come and join us to hear the tale.

Regardless of the destination, we have great photos and fun stories to share. Please join us for happy hour with food and drink specials until 5:30 pm. Come early, but most of us will stay longer, we always do.

What's in store for 2023, and beyond? There are lots of adventures ahead, so come and share in the excitement, then plan to join us. For 2023, there are trips to Philippines, La Paz, Cuba, Fakarava, Azores, Malaysia, and Curacao, but don't wait too long, or the trips will be filled.

Ok, that's enough preview - please come and join us and get to know the best, most fun dive community in Colorado. We plan the most exotic trips.

Hope to see you soon,
Andy Skuntz[masked]

Aldora Divers - Only the Best of Cozumel

Casa Mexicana

ABOUT ALDORA DIVERS
Since 1995, Aldora Divers has been providing the best experience and best service anywhere while diving the beautiful and diverse reefs of Cozumel. They use high-capacity steel tanks, which provides 50% more air, and computer aided multi-level dives. Average bottom time is 70 minutes, which is almost double the island standard. In addition to the extra dive time, their boats depart at 7:30 am which allows arrival at far south, north or east dive sites, long before the crowds arrive. They also have small, fast boats with small group size of 6 divers per boat. Divers are separated by experience so you’ll always dive with other divers of similar experience.

Special Operations
Since 2002, our Aldora Special Operations division began exploring other areas of Cozumel that had yet been unexplored, to offer unique dive experiences to their divers. These dive sites include the windward eastern side of the island as well as dive sites to the north of Cozumel.

One of our greatest Aldora Adventures is the “Cave of the Sleeping Sharks” where you can see Caribbean Reef Sharks sleeping in a partial catatonic state.

The dive package is with Aldora Divers, staying at Casa Mexicana. This one is for Advanced Divers only, please inquire and share your experiences, and let's see if you're a great fit, for our small, fast boat.

Dive Package Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodations at Casa Mexicana
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • 6 days x 2 tank boat dives
  • Nitrox included (qualified divers)
  • Marine park fees
  • Tanks, weights and belts

Dive Package Does Not Include:

  • International airfare
  • Airport to Hotel transfer
  • Equipment rentals
  • Meals not specified
  • Scuba training
  • Crew gratuities

Complete Package Pricing – starting at $945.
Prices are per person in USD, based on double occupancy. Single Supplement – add $300, price is $1245.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
· Deposit: $300 to reserve your space ($300 deposit is non-refundable)
· Final Payment: Balance is due on September 25, 2022.

Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.

For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance. Both are highly recommended, and are made available to purchase!

To purchase DAN dive accident insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Join DAN Today!, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.

To purchase travel insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Purchase Travel Insurance?, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.

REEF SAFE SUNSCREEN
Some sunscreen ingredients are not safe for corals; these include oxybenzone. Research indicates that these chemicals can cause DNA damage to corals, promote viruses in corals, and contribute to the bleaching of corals. So that we can help protect our reefs, we encourage our guests to choose and use a sunscreen that is “coral safe”.

To purchase eco-friendly sunscreen products, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the Stream2Sea banner link, use code, “cleanreef” for a 10% discount.

To purchase eco-friendly sunscreen products, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the Stream2Sea banner link, use code, “cleanreef” for a 10% discount.

** AIRFARE SOLD SEPARATELY **

Price is per person and based on double occupancy and items specified. Space is subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received. Cost for airfare cannot be guaranteed until paid and ticketed. Some restrictions may apply.

* Credit card or any payments made through the PayPal invoice will be charged an additional 3.5% (5% international payers). This fee covers the cost of the PayPal fee. Venmo, Zelle, Send Money to Friends and Family, and checks are always welcome.

If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to askuntz@yahoo.com, or call at[masked]. This exciting trip will fill up fast.

Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Once the application is complete, please return to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.

Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Once the application is complete, please return to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.

Cozumel - Iberostar Hotel & Resort

Iberostar Cozumel

## Details

Hello Friends and Divers,
Do you need a vacation, to the beach, and ocean, for a full week of scuba diving, with a group of old and new friends? We're headed to the premiere resort in southern Cozumel, the Iberostar Hotel & Resort.

This package has everything you need/want, it's a luxury all-inclusive dive package at a resort with shorter commutes to world famous Palancar Reef. And, Cozumel is the best value, with the best reefs and marine life in the Caribbean. In Winter, United has direct flights this time of year.

For the most complete trip details and pricing, please go to the link, at: https://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/caribbean/cozumel/iberostar-cozumel-december-3-10-2022/.

Dive Package Includes:

  • 7 nights Double Room, Double Occupancy
  • All-Inclusive Plan
  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Airport to Resort Return Transfers
  • 6 days x 2-tank boat dives
  • Nitrox included (certified divers)
  • All taxes

Dive Package Does Not Include:

  • Flights Denver (DEN) to Cozumel (CZM)
  • Marine Park Fee
  • Rental dive gear
  • Scuba training
  • Crew gratuities
  • Nitrox

Complete Package Pricing – starting at $1435.
Prices are per person in USD, based on double occupancy.
Single Supplement – add $475 to any room, or room upgrade.
Non-diver package is $875, includes everything except dive activities.

Room Upgrades (if available):

  • Near Pool $50
  • Pool View $100
  • Ocean View $150
  • Ocean Front $175

All upgrade pricing is per person for the 7 night stay.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • Deposit: $300 to reserve your space ($300 deposit is non-refundable)
  • Final Payment: Balance is due on September 25, 2022

Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.

For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance. Both are highly recommended, and are made available to purchase!

Space is subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received. Cost for airfare cannot be guaranteed until paid and ticketed. Some restrictions may apply.
* Credit card or any payments made through the PayPal invoice will be charged an additional 3.5% (5% international payers). This fee covers the cost of the PayPal fee. Venmo, Zelle, Send Money to Friends and Family, and checks are always welcome.

If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to askuntz@yahoo.com, or call at[masked]. This exciting trip will fill up fast.

Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Once the application is complete, please return to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.

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Philippines - MAGIC RESORTS (MAGIC Island + MAGIC Oceans)

Cebu City

Magic Island Resort will be our home on Cebu: September 13-18, 2023

On Cebu, there is a region called Moalboal, meaning ‘bubbling stream’. It is a small town on the island of Cebu, with around 25 recognized dive sites and more are being discovered. The range of diving is excellent, with vertical walls, a cathedral like cave, healthy coral reefs and plenty of macro life.

Moalboal has a vast array of marine life, from the very tiny Denise Pygmy Seahorse, to the sexy and elegant Thresher Shark that is often spotted hunting the huge school of Sardines that reside at Panagsama Wall. The Sardine bait ball is a spectacle all by itself, with well over a million sardines making up the school. Watching them shift and change shapes as the predators swoop in to catch a tasty mouth full is just mesmerizing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJNzJy6_JRo&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Magic Oceans Resort will be our home on Bohol: September 18-25, 2023

Across the channel from Cebu is the beautiful island of Bohol, a tropical haven of natural beauty, with pristine beaches and colourful coral dive sites for both divers and snorkellers to enjoy. Land attractions include the resident tarsiers and the world-famous Chocolate Hills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v25NlqgPSqI&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Whale Sharks at Magic Oceans Dive Resort

From XXS to XXL: Anda is well-known because its variety in marine life. The Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse and the Black Hairy Frogfish are just a few examples of the small, but great critters you can find in this area. However, you can also find the biggest fish in the ocean in this area: the Whale Shark.

Whale Sharks are often seen during a regular dive at Magic Oceans. However, only 1 hour away from the resort, we recently discovered an area where you can interact with these friendly giants on a daily basis!
We do offer the possibility to dive or snorkel with them during a half day trip, of course in a responsible and professional way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7KsrvnQ80o&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Magic Resorts Combination package includes:

Transfer Cebu airport – Magic Island – Magic Oceans – Cebu airport, incl. business class ferry tickets.
12 nights accommodations with Magic Resorts:
5 nights stay Superior Deluxe cottage Magic Island
5 days of full board in Magic Island
4 days of unlimited diving at Magic Island
7 nights stay Superior Deluxe cottage Magic Oceans
7 days of full board in Magic Oceans
5 days of unlimited diving in Magic Oceans

Not Included with this package:

International Flights Denver (DEN) to Cebu (CEB)
Rental dive gear
Scuba training
Crew gratuities
Nitrox – $24 per diving day – $216

Complete Package Pricing – $2435, which includes items shown below.

Prices above are per person in USD, and based on double occupancy.
Single surcharge is $700 for 12 nights.
Unlimited diving is based on 3 – 4 boat dives per day and unlimited, unguided house reef diving.

Optional Land Tours on Bohol:

Final Day (non-diving) – Bohol Adventure Tour $145
Whale Shark half day (one dive, one snorkel) – $XXXUSD (TBD)

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

Deposit: $500 to reserve your space ($500 deposit is non-refundable)

Subsequent Payment: $500 due on October 5, 2022

Final Payment: Balance is due on January 5, 2023

Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.

For complete details and pricing, go to, http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/pacific/philippines/philippines-magic-resorts-april-2022/

** AIRFARE SOLD SEPARATELY **

  • Credit card payments can expect an additional 3% (4% international payers) to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards. This fee covers the cost of PayPal charges. Venmo, Zelle, and checks are always welcome.

If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to [masked], or call at[masked]. This trip will fill up fast.

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