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Blackbeards!

  • Sep 4, 2010 · 3:00 PM
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Let's go dive the Bahamas, Blackbeard style! If you've never been on a Blackbeards trip, you'll certainly fall in love as the rest of us have. Close quarters make for good conversation and really getting to know your fellow divers. The food is good and plentiful, the crew is awesome, and the diving is spectacular.

Check it out at: http://www.blackbeard...

We'll be doing the cruise out of Nassau.

Cost is $799 for the week plus port charge of $40, fuel surcharge of $40, and national park fee of $10.

If we get 11 folks to go, it will be $80 less per person.

Airfare from RDU-->NAS is running $330 with US Airways.

This is THE BEST value for the money by far! Where else can you eat/sleep/dive for right around $1500?

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  • Frank

    Here's a link to some more pics taken during the trip:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2093020&id=1171826127&l=3a6c451406

    October 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wicked fun!

    September 13, 2010

  • Pam

    Lots of fun! Looking forward to the next group trip.

    September 13, 2010

  • Rick

    I had a great time.

    September 13, 2010

  • kelly

    Great trip with spectacular people.....Im still rocking! Ready to be back in the water already.

    September 13, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was the best time ever! Couldent of ask for anything else out of my trip.You guys all made it a great time.. thanks : )

    September 11, 2010

  • Christine

    Thought those of us who just experienced flying the friendly skies would enjoy this! Anyone else think of Rick when he describes first class? Click on link for Brian Regan on Flying http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9em-ZCddWk

    September 11, 2010

  • Christine

    8:00am Saturday, gear is soaking and pics are downloading. This time on Thursday we already had one dive in!! I had the most AWESOME week-LOVED the live-aboard experience and sharing great diving and fun with everyone on board. Can't wait for the next one!!!!!!!

    September 11, 2010

  • Rick

    @Christine - That would be Lou that is on Delta... The rest of us are on the same flight.

    September 2, 2010

  • Christine

    Who else is on the 7:15am flight out of RDU? I thought on Sunday some said they were on an earlier flight. Just wondering so I know who to worry about if they missed it or not...or who to hold the plane for :P

    September 2, 2010

  • Sotorn

    3 more days!!!!!!!!

    September 1, 2010

  • Lou

    For what it’s worth guys, I just talked with Barbara at Blackbeard’s about the current diving conditions and their expectations for what the Fiona storm may bring. She told me they are diving normally today, that the water is beautiful, and that no issues are expected from Fiona. All ahead full for Saturday, but … like I said … for what it’s worth.

    September 1, 2010

  • Frank

    Sunday the 29th at the Mexican restaurant works for me ...

    August 10, 2010

  • Sotorn

    I'm in for getting together beforehand. Just let me know when.

    August 10, 2010

  • Lou

    Excellent idea to meet beforehand. I am good any time except 8/27 and 8/28. Would Sunday the 29th work? I'm thinking the Mexican restaurant by Pleasant Valley where the meeting was held a few months ago. Can?t hurt to have the always-helpful influence of margaritas can it?

    August 10, 2010

  • Rick

    Sure thing guys, we can get together before. Just propose a time/place.

    August 10, 2010

  • Charles

    If there is another dropout, I'll take his/her place. Since I lost my job (yeah!) I am now free to go.

    August 10, 2010

  • Lou

    Jody and I just worked a deal for me to take his place. I'll be flying Delta (6:00 A.M. out of RDU, 3:20 P.M. out of NAS) and using BB transfers.

    Please ping me if you have any insight into anything special or helpful to pack. First BB trip for me.

    August 10, 2010

  • Lou

    Just called Blackbeards (8/9 @ 10:30 A.M.) to get a spot on the September 4 trip -- no go -- full boat with all passengers paid in full! If one of you fortunate folks end up with a conflict and can't go, let me know and I'll do my best to buy your spot.

    August 9, 2010

  • Lou

    Just had a change in plans for this weekend. Any room left? If so I would like to join you guys.

    August 8, 2010

  • Sotorn

    I have the Master Plan at Dan already but if I bump up to the better coverage they only cover if you can't dive due to a medical issue and also only cover the price of the liveaboard, not flight. So if the flight doesn't get there ontime or for some reason the boat can't go out you're still out the cash.

    July 1, 2010

  • Rick

    Sotorn, sign up with DAN if you're not already a member. It's like $140/yr. and covers everything dive and travel related.

    July 1, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Just out of curiosity, is anyone getting travel insurance?

    July 1, 2010

  • Sotorn

    btw Nikki, you do have your passport right?

    June 20, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Leave Saturday, September 4, 2010
    US Airways 1843 Economy
    Depart: 7:15am Raleigh/Durham, NC Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
    Arrive: 8:13am Charlotte, NC Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
    Change planes.
    US Airways 1053 Economy
    Depart: 9:35am Charlotte, NC Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
    Arrive: 11:51am Nassau, Bahamas Nassau Intl (NAS)

    June 20, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Return Friday, September 10, 2010
    US Airways 1840 Economy
    Depart: 2:45pm Nassau, Bahamas Nassau Intl (NAS)
    Arrive: 4:55pm Charlotte, NC Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
    Change planes.
    US Airways 1915 Economy | Airbus Industrie A319 (319) | 52min | 130 miles
    Depart: 5:56pm Charlotte, NC Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
    Arrive: 6:48pm Raleigh/Durham, NC Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

    June 20, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Woot, we have our 11 and a full boat. Now just have to get through 4 months of work.

    May 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did somebody say RUM???

    May 18, 2010

  • Jodiath

    Yeah arm twisting worked a little but the RUM and good times that will be had were the clincher..can't WAIT... :)

    May 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    All right! The Gang's All Here!

    May 18, 2010

  • Sotorn

    WOOT! Also noticed when we were booking his flights that the first flight going there changed and he second flight into Nassau is scheduled for 12:01 now. Not an issue but just though I'd mention it.

    May 18, 2010

  • kelly

    WOO HOO!!! Short stick made it! Guess that arm twisting really does work!! hehe.

    May 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Booked and paid both the trip and flights. I'll am on the flight that Rick sent out too. I am up for sharing a taxi ride, they usually have mini-buses that could fit about 6 plus all the gear. We would just need a couple.

    April 26, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Yea, I was debating the Taxi vs Shuttle and was flip-flopping back and forth.

    April 23, 2010

  • Rick

    Transportation to the boat... I suggest we all just take a couple of taxis.

    April 23, 2010

  • Frank

    I just paid my deposit and booked my flights! I think I may be the 11th person to sign up?

    April 23, 2010

  • kelly

    deposit paid....flight booked. OOO OOOOOO!!!!

    April 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The boat leaves the dock @ 3PM and our flight gets in at 11:51.
    I prepaid my $30 transfer fee so that BB would provide trans to and from Airport. Be sure to go to their website and sign up for this and it must be paid by the time you pay final amount. She suggested one of us email them as soon as we land/clear customs.

    April 23, 2010

  • Christine

    Deposit Paid.
    Also, when I spoke to them this afternoon she said to tell everyone they are going to hold our "slots" till the weekend, so get your deposit in by then if possible. After that she said they would open up for others who might want to book.

    April 22, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Deposit paid for me and Pam. We still need 1 more person for the free person discount though. BTW, post your flights so we can possibly coordinate that if you made airfare arrangements already.

    April 21, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Here are some links to my Blackbeard trip in 2007 with Brian and Jody
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    Video of the boat:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2485382/Blackbeard/galley_and_shower.AVI
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2485382/Blackbeard/bow_sleeping.AVI
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2485382/Blackbeard/on_deck.AVI
    <br>
    <br>
    BTW, if you want to sign up for Dropbox use my referral link so I can get more space on their server :)
    <br>
    https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTI0ODUzODI5
    <br>

    April 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK -- looks like we have 10!!!! What's the next step, Rick?

    April 15, 2010

  • Sotorn

    Just FYI from their site:

    Blackbeard's Cruises is Twice the FUN, Half the COST! Dive with us between September 1, 2010 and February 28, 2011 and pay only $799. Must mention this special and where you saw it to apply. The need to get wet is overwhelming this time of year....cold weather starts to snap, snow begins to fall...and you begin dreaming of diving in gin clear WARM waters with us...now you can make it happen! Call today to book your dive vacation!

    April 12, 2010

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