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Group Tropical Dive Trips & Vacations - Grab your Passport!

 

Hello divers, it's Tim, your friendly travel guru here. Not only am I a dive travel agent but I am also a scuba instructor so I am your one stop shop for anything travel, equipment and courses during your trips.
Are you thinking of traveling somewhere special for your honeymoon with your loved one? I can make all your fantasies come true.
How about earning your scuba certification in a beautiful tropical destination like Fiji, Cozumel, Dominica, Bonaire or somewhere more exotic like Tahiti, Indonesia or Red Sea in Egypt?
All you have to do is contact me and I will make it happen. Contact Tim at tim@ecodivecenter.com  

Free rental gear on trip? Free Nitrox during dives? Free certification with reservations?  ....just ask and see what I can do to help;)

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Beautiful Reef diving in the Philippines

Affordable exotic diving in Puerto Galera
Feb 17th - Feb 24th 2019
3 Spots Left!
Price: $1,425

Departs from: Los Angeles to Manila

 Why do this trip?

* Healthy reefs and lots of colorful tropical fish

* Easy reefs and deep pinnacles. Good for everyone!

* Inexpensive resort will all meals

* Free Nitrox!

  

Puerto Galera is one of the diving gems of the Philippines. Located just a few hours from Manila, this island boasts beautiful reefs right off the beach and deep pinnacles with mountains of fish.

During the week of unlimted diving with free nitrox, expect to see lots of tropical fish around healthy reefs, turtles, schools of jack, and also critters like ghost pipefish, frogfish, octopus and lots of nudibranchs.

  

Price

$1,425 and it includes:

- 7 nights double accommodation in a poolside room

- all meals at the resort

- 5 days of unlimted diving (up to 4 day dives per day)

- free Nitrox

- return transfers from Manila

Payments

Deposit: $500 per diver. Click here to pay the deposit and confirm your spots. 

Balance due December 15, 2018

  

Prerequsites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer. Advanced certification required to dive Verde Island.

Not yet advanced certified? Get your Advanced certification on the trip! Puerto Galera is a great place to get your Advanced certification.

Need a dive computer? Ask us about special deals if you sign up for the trip.

Diving Conditions

The water temperature is going to be in the high 70s to low 80s this time of the year. A 3mm shortie should suffice or a 3mm full wetsuit is recommended if you tend to get cold.

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

There are direct flights from Los Angeles to Manila. Group flights details:

Feb 15: PR103 departs Los Angeles 22:30 arrives Manila Feb 17 06:05

Feb 24: PR102 departs Manila 21:00 arrives Los Angeles 18:15

Cost is $865 per ticket.

It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper passport and visa documentation to travel to the Philippines on this itinerary as well as for re-entry and return back to Los Angeles.

Insurance

We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive dive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance. Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness or family illness, or in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent the airline or yacht from making its scheduled trip.

Feb 15: PR103 dep LAX 22:30 arr MNL Feb 17 06:05Feb 24: PR102 dep MNL 21:00 arr LAX 18:15

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Galapagos Islands - The Ultimate Big Animal Destination

Find out why the Galapagos is #1 on every diver's bucket list
Apr 1st - Apr 8th 2019
SOLD OUT!
Price: $5,395

Departs from: Los Angeles (LAX) to San Cristobal (SCY)

Email tim@ecodivecenter.com to get on the waitlist

Why do this trip?
- Best destination for BIG animals  - All inclusive trip incl. alcholic beverages
- 3 guided land tours  - Extra days at Wolf and Darwin Islands

 

 

  

Experience evolution before your eyes as we explore the Galapagos Islands both underwater and topside. See animals to be found nowhere else, like Galapagos penguins, marine igunas, giant tortises, blue footed boobies and many many more. 

The Humboldt Explorer features a seasoned crew, comfortable ensuite cabins, a spa tub on the spacious sun deck and she spends extra days at the famous Wolf and Darwin Islands where the schools of hammerhead sharks, eagle rays and mobula rays are often sighted. 

  

Price

$5,395 and it includes:

- 7 nights twin share accommodation in an ensuite cabin

- 3 meals a day, between dive snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

- Approx. 20 dives total, with 15 dives at Wolf and Darwin Islands

- Airport transfers from San Cristobal

Does not include:

- Flights

- Dinner on the last night in port

- Galapagos Nationa Park tax ($100), Ingala Transit Card ($29), Nitrox ($150) Chamer Fee (35) or Fuel Surcharge ($150)

  

Payments

Deposit: $1,500 per diver. Click here to make the deposit payment and secure your spot today.

2nd payment: $1,000 due July 15, 2018

Balance due December 1, 2018

Prerequsites

Because of the depth and presence of strong currents, Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certification and ownership of a dive computer is required.

Not yet Nitrox certified? Get your Nitrox certification on the trip!

Need a dive computer? Ask us about special deals if you sign up for the trip.

Diving Conditions

This is the warm and wet season in Galapagos. Water temperatures will be between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and surface will be a comfortable 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Visibility is generally between 40 and 80 feet. A minimum of a 5mm wetsuit is required with most divers felling nice and warm in a 7mm wetsuit. Hood and gloves are highly recommended.  

   

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

Passports with a minimum of 6 months remaining before the expiration date are required for all arriving foreign nationals. If in doubt about visas, contact the Ecuadorian Consulate for specific requirements from your country.

Transfers within the Galapagos are included in your package for same-day arrivals, and you will be met at the airport in Galapagos by one of our guides. The vessel will leave port on Monday at approximately 2:00 pm.

The vessel arrives at its final destination port on Monday morning. The Sunday evening meal is on island and not included in the price of the trip. Transportation is organized and included for transfer to the airport. The departure tax from Quito and Guayaquil is now included in international flight prices.

It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel to Ecuador and Galapagos on this itinerary as well as for re-entry and return back to Los Angeles.

Insurance

We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive dive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance. Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness or family illness, or in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent the airline or yacht from making its scheduled trip.

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Grand Cayman - The perfect Caribbean getaway

Dive the Kittiwake wreck and feed stingrays!
May 11th - May 18th 2019
14 Spots Left!
Price: $1,850

Departs from: Los Angeles (LAX) to Grand Cayman (GCM)

Pay your deposit below, or email tim@ecodivecenter.com

 Why do this trip?

* Excellent wall and reef diving. Something for everyone!
* Dive the most famous wreck in the world - Kittiwake
* Hand feed giant stingrays at Stingray City
* Pristine beaches and fun little city

  

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands, about 76 square miles, located in the Western Caribbean. It’s an island offering excellent options for relaxation, dining, nightlife, shopping, and world-class diving. More than 200 unique dive sites beckon underwater explorers.

Cayman Islands diving is mostly current-free so divers can choose to move at their own pace, and underwater photographers can spend their entire dive at one location, waiting for the perfect shot.

All of the dive sites are moored, which marks the beginning and ending points of that dive. After the dive briefin, divers can choose to follow the divemasters on the dive tour, or buddy up and go exploring on their own.

  

We will be staying at Cobalt Coast Beach Resort, located on  small bluff overlook the beautifu Caribbean.

Price

$1,850 and it includes:
- 7 nights' accommodations in a Garden View room.
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily (dinner arrival day through breakfast departure day)
- 6 days of 2-tank morning + 5 days of 1 tank afternoon boat dives. Total of 17 boat dives. Nitrox is included!!!
- Shore diving on resort's house reef off the dock
- Complimentary WiFi
- Welcome rum punch
- Manager's cocktail reception (typically Monday evening)
- Airport ground transfers
- Upgrade to a standard ocenview room for $175 per person for the week
- Upgrade to a one bedroom oceanview room for $350 per person for the week

Payments

Deposit: $750 per diver. Click here to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.
Balance due February 1, 2019

  

Prerequsites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer.
Not yet advanced certified? Get your Advanced certification on the trip! Grand Cayman is a great place to get your Advanced and Rescue certification.
Need a dive computer? Ask us about special deals if you sign up for the trip.

Diving Conditions

The water temperature is going to be in the high 70s to low 80s this time of the year. A 3mm shortie should suffice or a 3mm full wetsuit is recommended if you tend to get cold.

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

Join our group flights or get your own flights.

May 11: AA1871 dep LAX 00:25 arr CLT 08:19
May 11: AA806 dep CLT 09:45 arr GCM 11:35
May 18: AA807 dep GCM 12:30 arr CLT 16:20
May 18: AA2044 dep CLT 17:55 arr LAX 20:10

Cost is $700 per ticket.

If you carry a US Passport, it must be valid at the time of entry and exit from the Cayman Islands. No tourist visas are required.

It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper passport and visa documentation to travel to Grand Cayman on this itinerary as well as for re-entry and return back to Los Angeles.

Insurance

We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive dive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance. Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness or family illness, or in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent the airline or yacht from making its scheduled trip.

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Maldives - The ultimate luxury getaway

Dive with mantas and whale sharks + a side trip to Sri Lanka!
Aug 29th - Sep 9th 2019
18 Spots Left!
Price: $3,099

Departs from: LAX to Colombo (CMB) to Male (MLE)

Pay your deposit below, or email tim@ecodivecenter.com

Why do this trip?

* Ultra luxury liveaboard
* Bucketlist diving and beach destination
* Big animals galore – manta rays and whale sharks
* Fun side trip to Sri Lanka

  

Liveaboard trip in the Maldives (Sep 2-9)

Words are not enough to describe this paradise which never disappoints those who come here in search of unspoilt sea and nature.

Lying 600 miles southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldives is an island nation of 26 natural coral atolls and over over 1,000 islands.

Topside, the Maldives offer some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see in your life. Underwater, the Maldives offers some great reefs and marine life and is known for currents, healthy reefs and plentiful pelagics such as mantas, reef sharks and whale sharks.

  

Side Trip to Sri Lanka (Aug 29 - Sep 2)

Commonly referred to as the ‘Cultural Triangle’ of Sri Lanka, the central plains area boasts ruined temples and ancient cities combined with national parks and glistening reservoirs. UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the striking rock fortress of Sigiriya, Dambulla’s Royal Rock Temple and crumbling archaeological treasures of Polonnaruwa. The stunning setting and historic interest in this region is sure to be the highlight of our 4 night trip to Sri Lanka.

  

We will be staying at 5 star resorts Cinnamon Lodge and Cinnamon Citadel in Sri Lanka and spend 7 amazing nights aboard the luxurious Duke of York liveaboard.

Price, Inclusions and Upgrades

$3,099 and it includes:
- 7 nights double occupancy accommodation in a lower deck cabin
- 4 nights double occupancy accommodation in a super room in Sri Lanka
- 3 meals plus an afternoon snack on the liveaboard, water, tea and coffee
- Up to 3 dives per day. 1 dive on embarkation day, and 1 dive on off gassing day.
- Free Nitrox
- Beach excursions, island hopping and city tour in Maldives
- English speaking guide in Sri Lanka
- Entrance fees to national monuments in Sri Lanka
- All ground transfers
- Upgrade to an upper deck cabin for $250 per person

Payments

Deposit: $750 per diver. Click here to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.
2nd payment: $1,000 due February 1, 2019
Balance due May 1, 2019

  

Prerequsites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer.
Not yet advanced certified? Get your Advanced certification on the trip! The Maldives is a great place to get your Advanced certification.
Need a dive computer? Ask us about special deals if you sign up for the trip.

Diving Conditions

The water temperature is in the low to mid 80s all year. A 3mm shortie should suffice or a 3mm full wetsuit is recommended if you tend to get cold.
We are going during the southwest monsoon, which brings a lot of plankton. This causes visibility to drop from 100ft to 60ft on average, but the abundance of food brings in the large animals like mantas and whale sharks.

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

We have a block of group flights booked:

Aug 27: SQ11 dep LAX 15:30 arr NRT Aug 28 19:00
Aug 29: SQ11 dep NRT 20:10 arr SIN Aug 29 02:25
Aug 29: MI428 dep SIN 07:30 arr CMB 09:15
Sep 2: UL115 dep CMB 13:35 arr MLE 14:30
Sep 9: SQ451 dep MLE 23:25 arr SIN Sep 10 07:10
Sep 10: SQ12 dep SIN 09:25 arr NRT 17:30
Sep 10: SQ12 dep NRT 19:00 arr LAX 13:10

These flights cost $1,275 per person. 


If you carry a US Passport, it must be valid for 6 months from your exit from the Maldives. Tourist visas are required for both Sri Lanka and Maldives.
It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper passport and visa documentation to travel to Sri Lanka and the Maldives on this itinerary as well as for re-entry and return back to Los Angeles.

Insurance

We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive dive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance. Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness or family illness, or in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent the airline or yacht from making its scheduled trip.

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Socorro Islands, Mexico

Dive with manta rays, sharks and dolphins!
Dec 28th 2019 - Jan 6th 2020
16 Spots Left!
Price: $3,300

Departs from: LAX to Cabo San Lucas (SJD)

Why do this trip?
- Dive with giant manta rays, sharks, dophins and whale sharks  - All inclusive trip including local beer and wine
- Super fun and chill boat, great crew and incredible food - Easy 2.5 hour flight from LAX

 

 

  

Socorro Islands is our favorite warm water trip. It is an easy flight from Los Angeles, and features the friendliest giant manta rays in the world. Expect to have close interaction with manta rays every day, on top of playful dolphins and six different species of sharks including silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, scalloped hammerhead sharks, silvertip sharks and tiger sharks.

The boat is anything but luxurious, but is an extremely fun boat. You will be sleeping in quad cabins and the bathrooms located on the dive deck, but most of your time will be spent on the sun deck swapping stories about the amazing dive you just did.

Itinerary
Dec 28: Arrive in Cabo (SJD). The boat is docked at the San Jose Del Cabo marina and boarding is at 6pm. You can leave your bags on the boat and go into town if you arrive early. Departure is at 8pm.
Dec 29, 2018: Travel at sea to Socorro Islands. This is a fun day out on the ocean with new friends.
Dec 30, 2018: Arrive in Socorro Islands and diving starts.
Dec 31, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019: 3-4 dives per day.
Jan 5, 2019: Travel at sea back to Cabo. Another fun day out at sea reminising about the amazing week of diving and looking at all the photos from the week past.
Jan 6: Arrival back at Cabo. Disembarkation at 8:30am and take a taxi back to Cabo (SJD).

 

  

Price

$3,350 and it includes:

- 9 nights accommodations in a quad share cabin.
- All meals, snacks and beverages including local beer and wine.
- 6 days of diving at world famous sites like Roca Partida and the Boiler.
- All taxes and poert fees

Does not include:

- Flights
- Nitrox ($120)
- National Park fees ($28)
- Fuel surcharge if applicable
- Gratuity

  

Payments

Deposit: $1,000 per diver. Click here to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.
2nd payment: $1,000 due May 1, 2019
Balance due August 1, 2019

  

Prerequsites

Because of the depth and presence of strong currents, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox certification and ownership of a dive computer is required.

Not yet nitrox certified? Get your nitrox certification on the trip!

Need a dive computer? Ask us about special deals if you sign up for the trip.

Diving Conditions

This s the arm season! The water temperature is going to be in the mid 70s to low 80s this time of the year. A 3mm full suit should suffice but add on a vest and hood if you tend to get cold as there can be thermoclines at depth. Visibility is generally between 60 and 100 feet.

Surface temperatures will be in the 80s, but it can get chilly at night.  

   

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

Many airlines including Alaska, Southwest, Delta and American fly to Cabo San Lucas. Arrive any time on embarkation day and depart any time on disembarkation day.

If you carry a US Passport, it must be valid at the time of entry. No tourist visas are required for stays under 180 days.

It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper passport and visa documentation to travel to Mexico on this itinerary as well as for re-entry and return back to Los Angeles.

Insurance

We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive dive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance. Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness or family illness, or in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent the airline or yacht from making its scheduled trip.

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