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We're building a community of friends, that love to travel and dive, to Caribbean and South Pacific destinations, and more. If you love to travel and dive, please check us out, and join our meetup. We'll have local happy hours to meet and socialize, but our goal is to travel to great tropical destinations, to dive, and build friendships, and create fun memories together. I'll find the best values on the planet, then provide the absolute best information and service, so we'll want to do it again, and again, every year. And, with other dive & travel meetup groups in Colorado Springs, and Denver, you can be sure we are a very active group. If I just described you, and this sounds interesting to you, please join us.

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Dive the Big Island - Kona Aggressor II

Kailua Pier

WELCOME TO THE KONA COAST Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The KONA AGGRESSOR II liveaboard operates out of downtown Kailua-Kona. They offer a week of hassle-free scuba diving along the western coast of the island at favorite dive sites like Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef. The yacht ventures far from the reach of day operators to beautiful South Point, the southernmost tip of Hawaii and the United States, weather permitting. With lava flows in the background, divers suit up for a week of spectacular liveaboard diving. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday afternoon when the Aggressor returns to port. From Sunday through Thursday there are up to 5 dives per day (incl. a night dive each evening). Kona Aggressor II Includes: All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers, sinks, hair dryers and robes. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard. Fresh linens and towels are replaced in each stateroom as needed. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included. BONUS: FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER LUAU AT THE ROYAL KONA RESORT INCLUDED – PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FROM COLORADO DIVE + TRAVEL ADVENTURES. Not Included: Airfare to Kona Airport (KOA) Airport transfers Diver Education Equipment Rental Dive Crew Gratuities Dive accident and travel insurance (highly recommended) The Yacht The Kona Aggressor II sleeps 14 guests in privacy and comfort. She is an 80-foot catamaran, built and powered for comfort, safety, and stability and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Accommodations include 5 double staterooms and 1 roomy quad stateroom on the upper deck. Each stateroom has ensuite private toilet and shower. Each stateroom has extra storage and individual climate controls. She has a beautiful spacious salon, 50 feet of sun deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar, and grill. Her diving amenities include freshwater rinse showers, camera tables, and nitrox. The sun deck features a “moon deck bar” with seating, lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, shaded wet bar and grill. The Kona Aggressor II has safes in every stateroom to store your valuables. Food The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, BBQ and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted when completing the GIS. You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location. Diving The crew of the Kona Aggressor II, with their unique combination of talents, offers the ultimate in service. While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice or dive with one of the crewmembers. The yacht offers up to 5 dives per day (2 on the last day) including night dives. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment in your personal locker. The Kona Aggressor II provides 80 cubic ft. tanks, weights and belts. https://vimeo.com/295463376 Dive Adventure Pricing: Deluxe Stateroom (Double Occupancy) – $2935 Quad Stateroom (Quad Occupancy) – $2735 Complete trip details are found on the following link, http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/pacific/kona-coast-hawaiis-big-island-september-28-october-5-2019/ $500 Deposit confirms your spot on the boat. And with just 14 guests, this trip will fill quickly. If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to [masked], or call at[masked]

Palau - The Jewel of Micronesia

Palau Royal Resort

Palau – Palau Royal Resort This premier dive adventure combines everything you hope for in one of the greatest dive destinations in the world! World-class diving with stunning marine biodiversity… Palau offers world-class diving, with something for divers and snorkelers at all levels. With over 1,500 species of fish and 700 species of coral, the biodiversity here is enormous, and it’s all carefully protected by the Koror State Rangers. Welcome to Fish ‘n Fins Welcome to the Fish ‘n Fins website, home to Palau’s leading dive and tour center. Established in 1972, we are the true pioneer dive operation in Palau. There is more to Palau than just diving! Let us lead you on a personalized land tour. In one of our comfortable mini-buses, we can take you up the rocky dirt roads of Babeldaob Island (the Big Island) to see the sprawling, panoramic view on top of Palau’s highest peak. Hike across the freshwater river, stopping to bathe in the mini-waterfalls and mountain pools along the stream, until you reach the big 80-foot drop waterfalls, and rejoice in that clear water. Head to the stone monoliths of Palau’s old civilisations. You can visit WWII tanks, relics and monuments, and even include stops around town at museums and the storyboard shops. Palau Royal Resort – our home in Micronesia Stay in the luxurious Palau Royal Resort! Take your life away from the hustle-bustle of the city and lie down, stretch your body beneath the deep blue sunny skies of Palau’s rock island beauties. Surround yourself among the cool blue waters around the hotel and enrich yourself with bright smiles of the local island people. Enjoy clean spacious guest rooms with a gorgeous view of the peaceful ocean or a relaxing harbor scene overlooking from the balcony of each rooms. Palau Royal Resort is the perfect place to meet your vacation standards, assisting to create moments with your family, friends or even with your loved ones. December 2-14, 2019 Includes: 12 nights in the room of your choice (double occupancy) Daily breakfast buffet Airport transfers 9 days of 3-tank boat dives (includes Jelly Fish Lake?, Peleliu, Land Tours, etc.) Valet dive service Tanks and weights All hotel fees and taxes Daily shuttle service to dive shop Does Not Include: International airfare Koror State Permit $50 valid for 10 days, $3 process fee Peleliu Permit $30, valid for 10 days, $3 process fee Peleliu Fuel Surcharge $30 Dive equipment, dive training, crew gratuities Package prices vary from $3585 – $3855*, based on room choice (double occupancy): Superior Garden View Superior Premium View Deluxe Harbor View Deluxe Ocean View Airfare sold separately – approx. $1750 via United Airlines Payment Schedule: Deposit: $500 to reserve your space Subsequent Payments: $500 is due Aug 2018, Dec 2018, April 2019 Final Payment: Balance is due on August 1, 2019 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! 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 payments can expect an additional 3% to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards. This fee covers the cost of PayPal. Checks are always welcome. If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to [masked], or call at[masked]. Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Once the application is complete, please return to Andy, then an invoice for the deposit will be provided.

Discover + Explore Dominica

Fort Young Hotel

WHY DOMINICA? Dominica is an island for active visitors looking for an adventure experience on an unspoiled Caribbean island. If you like scuba diving, you’ll find exciting dive sites, including steep drop-offs, walls and pinnacles all pretty close to the shore. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO IN DOMINICA? There have been 22 species of whales spotted in Dominican waters, so we’ll go on a whale watching excursion – Dominica is known as the Caribbean’s whale watching ‘capital’. Or, if you have the energy, hike to the Boiling Lake in the centre of Morne Trois Pitons National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit 2 spectacular waterfalls at Trafalgar Falls, The Emerald Pool – a beauty spot in the rainforest, enjoy a guided tour around Papillote Gardens – they’re gorgeous, and take a ride on the rainforest aerial tram – it’s a 90-minute exploration (in a gondola) of the Dominica rainforest canopy. And popular TiTou Gorge, was used for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. DOMINICA IS THE WHALE WATCHING CAPITAL OF THE CARIBBEAN, AND WE’RE MAKING PLANS TO SEE SPERM WHALES! The most commonly sighted cetaceans include short-fin pilot whales, false killer whales, melon head whales, pygmy sperm whales, and humpback whales. But our most impressive ocean giant is the Sperm Whale. Dominica is the only country in the world the Sperm Whales can be sighted year round, although sightings are most common between November and March. Sperm whales are the largest predator on earth, reaching up to 70' or 21 meters long, and weigh 60 tons. They're bright as well, and have the largest brain in the animal kingdom. THERE’S GREAT DINING AND NIGHTLIFE IN DOMINICA! WE’RE STAYING AT THE FORT YOUNG HOTEL! Built to protect the island, Fort Young Hotel has always commanded a position like no other. Located in Roseau, Dominica’s capital and only “downtown,” it sits in the main marina with the ferry port and market just a minute’s walk from its entrance. Fort Young Hotel has ideal exposure to Dominica’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and activity in the marina, yet affords its guests a luxurious sense of seclusion. DIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES: 7 Nights Oceanfront Rooms Full Breakfast daily 5 days of 2 tank diving Airport transfers Marine park fees All taxes and charges included PACKAGE PRICING*: $1,435 USD/person, based on double occupancy. TRIP PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE: International airfare Diver education Equipment rentals Dive crew gratuities Dive accident, travel insurance (highly recommended) For full trip details, visit www.coloradodivetravel.com, and view videos of hotel and whale watching. PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Deposit 1: $200 to reserve your space Final Payment: Balance is due on November 1, 2019 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, 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. ** 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 payments or paying via PayPal can expect 3% to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards. This fee covers the cost of PayPal. Checks are always welcome. Ask about the best way to avoid the 3% fees. If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to [masked], or call[masked]. Trip flyer, terms/conditions, and trip application will be provided. Once application is complete, return to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for deposit will be provided.

Let's dive Belize - Turneffe Atoll + Blue Hole

Turneffe Atoll

Belize’s newest dive resort – Belize Dive Haven Just 22 miles from the world-famous Great Blue Hole Stay just minutes away from some of the world’s best dive sites. Enjoy luxurious living while on vacation at one of Belize Dive Haven’s 96 air conditioned residences with penthouse suites available. Spend your days swimming the world’s largest living reef or enjoy two enormous swimming pools with a walk/swim-up bar. Refresh your diving skills with PADI dive training and continuing education classes on site. With the long stretch of barrier reef in one location, explore a new dive site everyday and forget the outside world as you swim among the 600 species of fish and aquatic life. Once you arrive in Belize, our staff will be there to welcome you and take you on a boat ride to our secluded resort in the Turneffe Atoll. It’s the perfect getaway, which was once used as a hideout for the Pirates of the Caribbean. Turneffe Atoll’s chain of islands are partially enclosed by two lagoons, the North and South Lagoon, which are dominated by seagrass beds. The atoll’s more than 200 mangrove islands stretch over thirty miles and they’re filled with pristine fringing reef, complex channels, spits and lagoons, which serve as a spot for world class diving, snorkelling and fishing. As you near the islands, the water changes color from the deepest blue, to azure and to the palest green where clear waters lap the white coral sand beaches dotted with inviting palm trees. You’ll be relaxing in a spot about 51 km of the coast of Belize City in an area teeming with marine life, such as colorful sponges, countless species of coral, tunicates, anemones, starfish, turtles, spectacular fish and dolphins. When you step off onto the 500-foot dock, it will be hard to pull your eyes from the gorgeously, clear water and the adjacent coral flats. Leave your troubles behind as you embark on a vacation you’ll always remember. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvt4FB2_N7c For complete trip details, go to http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/caribbean/belize-turneffe-atoll-blue-hole/. PACKAGE PRICING*: Complete package pricing for Deluxe Rooms is $1921. All prices are based on double occupancy. Non-diver rate – deduct $400 Single occupancy rate – add $400 Blue Hole excursion – add $290 Trip Package includes: 7 Nights deluxe accommodations double occupancy Welcome drink Complimentary wifi 3 meals daily 17 boat dives Round trip airport transfers (Saturday-Saturday only) Government hotel taxes Trip Package does not include: International airfare from Denver (DEN) to Belize City (BZE) Blue Hole day excursion (optional and extra) Diver education Equipment rentals Dive crew gratuities Dive accident and travel insurance (both highly recommended) Payment Schedule: Deposit: $200 to reserve your space Final Payment: Balance is due on February 20, 2020 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. ** 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 payments can expect an additional 3% to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards. This fee covers the cost of PayPal. 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. 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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