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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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Join us in Cozumel Dive Trip

Hotel Cozumel & Resort

$1,209.00

CHECK NEW RATES In 1961, Jacques Cousteau explored Cozumel and proclaimed it as one of the most spectacular dive destinations in the world. As part of the Great Maya Barrier Reef (world’s second largest reef system), it is blessed with colorful reefs, caverns, and tunnels, as well as the greatest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean. Hotel Cozumel – Standard Room with pool view or partial ocean view Most of our rooms are within the Standard Room category. Although in the majority they overlook to the largest swimming pool in Cozumel, some of them offer a beautiful partial view to the Caribbean Sea. These air-conditioned rooms have been furnished with either one king size bed or two double beds, flat screen TV, a direct dial telephone, radio/alarm-clock, safety deposit box, iron, and ironing board. All bathrooms are marble finish with shower and bathtub, hairdryer and toiletries. Dive Paradise We feature the largest fleet in Cozumel. That translates into the island’s broadest selection of boats, reefs, departure times and special trips. A selection that’s unmatched by other dive operators. Hey, it’s your vacation — dive at your own pace! Choose either relaxing Caribbean trips or the fast, Express options. Count on Dive Paradise for small groups and spacious boats, with lots of elbow room to spread out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXEeVAf99i0 For complete trip details, please visit, http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/caribbean/cozumel/cozumel-december-5-12-2020/ Hotel Cozumel + Dive Paradise 7-NIGHT COMBO 754 PACKAGE (ALL-INCLUSIVE) $1209 - Double Occupancy Diver $ 609 - Double Occupancy Non-Diver $1399 - Single Occupancy Diver $799 - Single Non-diver PACKAGE INCLUDES: -7 Nights standard room with pool view at Hotel Cozumel -All meals (buffet style), snacks and beverages, incl. house/local liquors (incl. gratuities) -Private welcome cocktail reception – hot snacks and domestic drinks by beach club -Special group farewell dinner in the main restaurant including group photo for each person -Welcome Tank – buoyancy/equipment check shore dive on arrival date -Dive package with Dive Paradise, includes weights and belts -5 days of 2-tank morning boat dives -4 days of 1-tank afternoon boat dives -Marine park fee $2 US per day (included) -Dive lockers with Dive Paradise -16% VAT and 3% Lodging Tax (19% total) plus Bellman and Maid Fees PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE: -International airfare -Airport transfer to resort and return $25 -Equipment rentals -Nitrox (optional) -1-tank night boat dive (optional, $55 – pay on site) -Environmental Sanitation Tax – $1.50 per room per night – payable on arrival -Crew gratuities (optional) Payment Schedule (subject to terms/conditions/cancellation policy): $200 p/p deposit due at time of reservation Remaining balance due on October 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 Currently at $358 RT on direct flights from DEN to CZM Priced per person based on double occupancy and items specified on package, space subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received. Cost of airfare may vary and is not guaranteed until ticketed. Some restrictions may apply. Diving always depends on weather conditions. * Credit card payments can expect an additional 3% to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards. Checks are welcome. If interested, contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email [masked], or call[masked]. Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and trip application will be provided. Please complete the application, then return it via fax or email, then you'll be invoiced for the deposit.

Island in the Stream - Bimini, Bahamas

Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina

$1,997.00

Bimini is the true Island in the Stream, perched at the edge of a sheer underwater cliff that falls thousands of feet into the blue abyss. The Gulf Stream rushes north, washing past Bimini, feeding and warming its coral reefs and serving as a watery highway for everything from marlin to manta rays, dolphin to sea turtles, and lots of sharks, including the iconic Great Hammerhead Shark. Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina is a boutique resort situated close to everything in Alice Town in North Bimini. Our accommodations include beautifully decorated rooms, cottages and penthouses. Our resort and marina guests can enjoy our fresh water swimming pool, shaded hammocks, bicycles, complimentary water sports and LOTS more! The resort also is home to the Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill, Sharkies Bar & Grill, Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center and of course our 75-slip full service marina. 35 of the Big Game Clubs best accommodations, each fully rebuilt and redesigned for the best in out-island hospitality. Choose the convenience of a ground level lanai room, opening into the gardens and pool, or a second floor room with a generous balcony and commanding view of the pool, gardens and the bonefish flats beyond. Rooms are available with a king bed or two queen-sized beds. Rooms come equipped with 27″ flat screen TV, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock, Coffee Service, Digital In-Room Safe, Ironing – Boards… we don’t know who would use one, but there’s one just in case!, Free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, penthouse and oversize tub. Plunge into the blue waters of Bimini — where you’ll encounter some of the ocean’s most iconic apex predators, like the Great Hammerhead Shark. Direct exposure to the Atlantic Ocean and relatively shallow reefs make Bimini one of the most spectacular aquatic destinations in The Bahamas. The amazing coral reefs, blue holes and canyons are not only easily accessible, but provide shelter for an abundance of marine life ranging from the tiniest of reef fish to turtles, dolphins, eagle rays and so much more! Gin clear waters! Dramatic continental shelf walls! Fish covered wreck sites! Watch their video, https://vimeo.com/63621541 Diver Package Rate: Double diver price is $1997 Single diver price is $2869 Triple diver price is $1675 Package includes: -7 nights accommodation at Bimini Big Game Club Resort -Daily continental breakfast -Airport transfers ($10 each way) -3 days of 2 tank boat dives -2 days of diving the Great Hammerhead Safari -Wifi with game area -All room taxes and resort fee Package does not include: -International airfare (DEN to BIM) – see flight description below -Hotels and meals required for travel to Bimini -Meals and drinks – there is a restaurant on the property, and golf carts are available to rent to drive to restaurants on the island. -Rental equipment -Scuba education -Nitrox -Dive crew gratuities For trip details and pricing, go to http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/caribbean/bahamas/bimini/island-in-the-stream-bimini-bahamas-january-10-16-2021/ Denver (DEN) or Colorado Springs (COS) to Bimini (BIM) is provided via United Airlines and Silver Airways. For the flight going on January 9, it will require an overnight flight, or go early and stay over in Ft. Lauderdale. For the return flight going, it’s a same day return. COS to BIM is approx. $486, while DEN to BIM is $640 – see screen shots sent via email. Payment Schedule: -Deposit: $300 to reserve your space ($200 is non-refundable) -Final Payment: Balance due on December 5, 2020 For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance. Both are highly recommended, and are made available to purchase! Interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, via email to [masked], or call at[masked]. Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application provided via email. Send completed application to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.

Socorro Islands - Citizen Science Research Expedition

San José del Cabo

The Revillagigedo Archipelago is located 400 km SW of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and attracts large pelagic species, making for spectacular diving encounters. The archipelago consists of 4 islands: San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarion. The abundance of large marine species has earned the islands the title of the ‘Mexican Galapagos’. The area is famous for up close and personal encounters with giant Pacific manta rays, up to 7 species of shark, wild bottlenose dolphin, whale sharks and humpback whales who come here to breed and calve annually (both seasonal). Other marine life includes yellowfin tuna, wahoo and thick schools of jacks. Our research vessel, the M/Y Sharkwater is a 134-foot research and expedition-ready vessel, originally built as a Japanese fishing boat, but has been repurposed for the good of our oceans. Small group, no more than 12 participants, experience with hands on participation. Fins Attached Mission To conduct research, promote conservation, and provide education for the protection of the marine ecosystem. We believe in the preservation of our world’s precious resources and that through the protection of the oceans apex predators, marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth. The health of any ecosystem is controlled largely by its apex predators. So, while our work aims to impact the marine ecosystem as a whole, much of our research is focused on the apex predators of the marine environment, which are sharks. Our organization is comprised of scientists, companies, organizations, and people concerned with the health of the world’s oceans. The scientists that represent Fins Attached range in backgrounds from divers to Ph.D marine biologists. As a result, we direct our efforts in the following categories: Shark Research Shark Conservation Public awareness and education Advocacy – Affecting international policy to protect our oceans. For complete trip details, please go to, http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/eastern-pacific/socorro-islands/cocos-island-shark-research-july-august-2019/ Pricing per cabin*: Owner Suite (double occupancy): $3895 Double Cabin (double occupancy): $3695 Triple Cabin (triple occupancy): $3395 Included: 8 days, 7 nights aboard the M/Y Sharkwater Research Vessel Hotel/airport to boat transfers All meals and drinks, and snacks 6-days of diving and research Nitrox (certification required) - may be completed onboard Tanks and weights Not included: Airfare (DEN to SJD) - fly in March 4, fly home on March 13 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo the night before, and one night after we return Marine park fee ($150 total) Rental dive equipment Meals not specified Trip insurance (recommended), dive accident insurance (required) Crew gratuities Payment Schedule: Deposit: $1000 to reserve your space Final Payment: Balance is due on December 1, 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 recommended, and are made available to purchase! ** AIRFARE SOLD SEPARATELY ** Price is per person and based on double or triple 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, contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email [masked], or call at[masked]. Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Complete the application, and return it to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the deposit will be provided.

Indulge in St. Lucia - Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet Resort

$2,589.00

Welcome to Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature. So he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the bird song an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. ANSE CHASTANET is St. Lucia’s only resort property with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea. The location of the property is unsurpassed, a private estate of 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft-sand Caribbean beaches with pristine coral reefs just offshore. The resort property includes the historical plantation of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estate where the resort grows its own organic produce. SCUBA ST. LUCIA is a PADI 5 Star Dive Operations and DAN (Divers Alert Network) Partners in Dive Safety facility, located at the south end of ANSE CHASTANET beach. Founded in 1981, Scuba St.Lucia has established itself as one of the world’s top diving destinations. Scuba St.Lucia offers great diving and comprehensive facilities for divers of all levels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOZ02uUdVe4&feature=emb_logo PACKAGE PRICING*: Complete SCUBA Package pricing for Superior Rooms are $2589, based on double occupancy. Diver package single and triple occupancy rates are available, plus non-diver packages are also available – please inquire. Room upgrades are also available. SCUBA PACKAGE INCLUDES: -7 nights Superior accommodation -12 boat dives, 2 night dives and extra scheduled beach diving -nitrox ($75 value) -breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner -all tax and service -airport transfers both ways -a welcome cocktail -manager’s rum punch party -mini-sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, use of tennis court/tennis equipment -guided tour of Old French Colonial Plantation -culinary amenity -use of beach chairs and beach towels -A marine park fee of US 15 is to be paid locally. SCUBA PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE: -International airfare from Denver (DEN) to St. Lucia (UVF) -Diver education -Equipment rentals -Dive crew gratuities -Dive accident and travel insurance (both highly recommended) PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Deposit: $500 to reserve your space ($200 is non-refundable) Final Payment: Balance is due on February 20, 2021 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% (4% for international) 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 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. For complete trip details, please check http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/caribbean/st-lucia/indulge-st-lucia-anse-chastanet-april-24-may-1-2021/

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Let's dive Belize - Turneffe Atoll + Blue Hole

Turneffe Atoll

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