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Andy diving the Great Barrier Reef and Osprey Reef, Coral Sea
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GREAT BARRIER REEF
DIVE CRUISE ABOARD MIKE BALL'S SPOIL SPORT LUXURY LIVE-ABOARD DIVE YACHT
DIVING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND THE CORAL SEA
NOVEMBER 20 - 27, 2008
Go down under, 'Down Under'" with Andy and Lynn
Receive a TUITION FREE PADI Project AWARE ecology course from Andy while on this trip!
SCUBA WORLD'S PACKAGE PRICE FOR THE 7-NIGHT DIVE CRUISE STARTING AND ENDING IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA BEGINS AT $2,744 PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FOR A BUDGET CABIN. CABIN UPGRADES AVAILIABLE AT ADDITIONAL COST. CABIN CHOICE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABLILITY AT TIME OF RESERVATION REQUEST WITH SWS. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR CHOICE OF CABIN GRADE: Mike Ball's Spoil Sport . Note: Be sure you have the Spoil Sport cabin layout and not one of the other Mike Ball boats. Upgrades: Club Cabin = $3,236; Standard Cabin = $3,756; Premium Cabin = $4,138. (Price subject to slight increase with U.S. dollar exchange fluctuation.)
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS: In order to reserve your space on the SWS dive trip aboard Mike Ball's Spoil Sport, full payment for the dive cruise is required at time of trip reservation request. Confirmation is subject to cabin space availability at time of request. Other than the cost of the week's dive cruise, SWS will not be collecting payment for any other part of your trip. There are out-of-pocket fees, charges and of course the dive cruise tip. You can find these charges on Mike Ball's website: www.mikeball.com
NO FLIGHTS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SWS PACKAGE. YOU ARE FREE TO BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHT ITINERARY AND USE AIRLINE MILES IF YOU HAVE THEM. If you'd like to book your flights to match Andy and Lynn's flights contact firstname.lastname@example.org for their flight information. Flight estimate costs dependent on your choice of trip itinerary. Range from $1,500 to $1,800 depending on your departure city in the U.S., whether or not you join us in Sydney or meet us in Cairns. Qantas, United and other airlines service Australia. Be sure to allow for international time change when making your flight reservations. To board the dive boat in Cairns, you'd need to depart the U.S. on November 18, two days prior to boat departure date in order to arrive in Cairn and get on the boat November 20th. This applies to those of you joining us in Sydney for our 3-night stay also. We're departing Sacramento November 15, arrive Sydney November 17, depart Sydney November 20, arrive Cairns November 20, depart Cairns for Sacramento December 3. Best to check with Lynn prior to actually booking your flights.
ADD-ON OPTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER OUR DIVE CRUISE ARE AVAILABLE AT ADDITIONAL OUT-OF-POCKET COST SO DON'T BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOU'VE DECIDED WHAT IF ANY OPTIONS YOU'D LIKE TO DO PRIOR TO AND AFTER OUR DIVE CRUISE NOVEMBER 20 - 27, 2008.
CONTACT email@example.com for information about Andy and Lynn's plans to spend 3-nights land based in SYDNEY (hotel accommodation est. $229 PER ROOM, per night before flying from Sydney up to Cairns to board Mike Ball's Spoil Sport yacht.
Suggestions for you to consider if you plan to expand your stay with us before and after our dive cruise:
Stay with us in Sydney: Holiday Inn Darling Harbor central to all the sites and environs in Sydney.
Join us if you like for a day of wine tasting in the Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Region. Check it out here:
Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Day Trip
When we get off the yacht on Nov 27, if you aren't ready to go home, join Andy for a 3 day adventure to dive the YONGALA WRECK. Estimated cost of the land-based Yongala dive package is $450 which includes 2 nights bunk accommodation, continental breakfast, lunch served while on the dive skiff, 2 days of 2-tank morning boat dives, tanks, weights, fees and taxes. The Yongala Dive Lodge is a 5 hour drive from Cairns. You'll share the driving and the cost of vehicle rental and fuel with your fellow passengers. Cost will be prorated depending on how many people to a vehicle.
Check out the "Australian cowboy bunk house" style accommodations you'll experience during your stay at Yongala Diver's Lodge while you are diving the Yongola Wreck Site. Truly, a down home, one of a kind Aussie experience you don't want to miss: Yongala Diver's Lodge
Late night Nov 29 after your stay at Yongala Diver's Lodge, you'll return to Cairns to off-gas 2 to 4 nights (or however many nights, your choice). We are staying at the lovely Cairns Colonial Club Resort (estimated cost $150 PER ROOM per night). Plan enough days to experience the flora, fauna and culture of the North Queensland's spectacular rugged coastal area and ABORIGINAL RAINFOREST. Check out the DAY TRIP TOURS available to you while staying at Cairns Colonial Club. If you do not wish to get in more diving once you disembark the Spoil Sport dive yacht on November 27, stay in Cairns for as many days as you desire to explore North Queensland. It is your choice.
Andy and Lynn are flying home from Cairns on December 3, 2008.
Join us for as much or as little of this trip as you can manage. The trip IS the dive cruise aboard the Spoilsport. The before and after parts of the trip are at your discretion. If you choose to stay in Sydney and in Cairns with us, at time of dive cruise reservation be sure to request SWS reserve your choices of optional add-ons.
YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS FROM OUR
RETURN DATE. U.S. Passport applications and information can be found on line at
YOU MUST PURCHASE AN AUSTRALIAN VISITORS VISA which can now be purchased for $20 on-line and is now called an "ETA" at
INTERNET VISA SERVICES AUSTRALIA
Insurance Coverage Requirement and Recommendation: Mike Ball and Scuba World Sacramento require that you have valid DIVER'S ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE through Diver's Alert Network in order to join us on this trip.
Every diver on this trip is required to have Diver Accident Insurance coverage. This insurance is available through Divers Alert Network. DAN Be sure to give DAN the SWS # 421046 when you purchase your membership and your diver accident insurance.
Divers Alert Network also sells additional trip cancellation and interruption insurance coverage which is an expanded version of the basic DAN diver accident coverage. SWS highly recommends purchase of this trip specific additional coverage. In the event you have to cancel, the additional trip insurance coverage could help you receive reimbursement for non-refundable deposits and costs should you have to cancel or interrupt your trip to come home for reasons not covered under the Diver Accident Insurance Coverage. All trip deposits made to SWS are non-refundable if you request trip cancellation unless we are able to fill your vacated space. SWS will charge a minimum of $200 cancellation fee.
You may purchase your trip insurance from DAN online...
Trip Release of Liability Waiver Requirement:
Every person who reserves a spot on a trip through SWS must have a completed TRIP WAIVER form on file at SWS before being allowed on the trip. If you do not know the cost of your trip to put in the "amount" space, contact LYNN . Download, print, fill in the blanks, indicate you have read and understand the waiver by signing and dating the SCUBA WORLD TRIP WAIVER FORM Fax the completed form "attention Lynn" to SWS at
Fax number: 916-338-0277.
SCUBA WORLD SACRAMENTO ACTS ONLY AS AN ORGANIZER AND EXPEDITOR OF DIVE TRAVEL FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF OFFERING A SERVICE TO SCUBA WORLD SACRAMENTO, INC. CUSTOMERS. SWS DOES NOT SELL DIVER ACCIDENT INSURANCE NOR DO WE SELL TRIP CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE NOR ARE WE LICENSED TRAVEL AGENTS. WE SOLICITE THE ASSISTANCE OF LICENSED REPUTABLE TRAVEL AND INSURANCE AGENTS TO ASSIST US ON YOUR BEHALF.
Complimentary SCUBA WORLD TRIP PACKING LIST
To Know before you go, click here for more information: AUSTRALIA TRAVEL TIPS
Pictures of Options to choose from before and after this trip if you'd like to join Andy and Lynn to see more than the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea
Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea diving for one week aboard Mike Ball's Spoilsport luxury dive yacht.
Jovial Aussie Crew aboard the Spoil Sport
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