A diving charter is similar to other types of charters. It involves
the temporary use of a vehicle for an outing, in this case a boat for
a diving excursion. Instead of simply renting a boat and taking it out
yourself, obtaining a diving charter provides you with a crew and
usually a diving guide and pre-planned diving locations.
You can choose to book
a diving charter that includes just a few friends or family members,
or you can be part of a large group. It depends on which option you
are most comfortable with, but you can usually save some money by
joining a larger diving charter.
You can plan the diving
adventure of your dreams, or you can book a pre-planned tour.
A tour may be the most enjoyable if you are fairly new to diving or
unfamiliar with the place you plan to visit, since your guide will
already know the area well and will likely be able to show you things
you might otherwise miss.
When you book a diving
charter, you will be asked to bring along your scuba diving
certification card, and you will probably be asked to sign a waiver as
well as a medical declaration.
This releases the diving charter company from any liability associated
with your excursion, including accidents, injuries and possible death.
Read these items carefully before signing. Find out in advance if you
need to fax such papers ahead of time, or if you can present them just
before embarking on your trip.
A diving charter may
provide scuba gear, or you may be required to bring your own or rent
equipment from a vendor before the dive. Find out which is appropriate
and ask the diving charter company for a checklist of items you will
need to bring along, especially if there are extra items you will need
for particular diving locations. Make sure underwater cameras or other
items you wish to bring along are allowed.
You can make the most
of your diving charter by being prepared, so make a list of items
you'll need for the dive as well as for other parts of the trip.
Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, motion sickness medication if necessary,
insect repellent, drinking water, emergency contact information, and
anything else you think you might need to be comfortable and safe.
½ double cabin,
10X diving and 1X night diving, diving equipments, insurance ( DAN
insurance ), crew's services, harbour fees, fuel and water costs, fullboard
meals. Drinks are not included in the given rate but will be
bought at the yacht's bar during the cruise.
Single passengers who wish to have a cabin for themselves must pay an
additional 70% of the cruise price.
Embarkation and disembarkation days are Saturdays.
Embarkation is at 14:00 o'clock and onwards; disembarkation by 10:00
and certificates are extra and avaliable ( CMAS and PADI ).