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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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Maldives - The ultimate luxury getaway

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

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

Email tim@ecodivecenter.com to sign up now

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.
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: EK216 dep LAX 16:40 arr DXB Aug 28 19:30
Aug 29: EK650 dep DXB 02:40 arr CMB 08:35
Sep 2: UL115 dep CMB 13:35 arr MLE 14:30
Sep 9: EK653 dep MLE 23:00 arr DXB Sep 10 02:00
Sep 10: EK215 dep 08:55 arr LAX 13:55

These flights cost approx. $1,300 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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All-Inclusive Cozumel Extravaganza!

Drift dive the best reefs in the Caribbean
Nov 2nd - Nov 10th 2019
20 Spots Left!
Price: $1,550

Departs from: Multiple airlines fly from LAX to CZM

Pay your deposit below to confirm your spot

Why do this trip?

* Drift diving along the best reefs in the Caribbean
* Extra dives and Nitrox included
* All inclusive resort including meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
* Do your Advanced Open Water, Deep Diver Certiifcation, Drift Diver Certificaiton in warm water

 

Cozumel is home to over 500 fish species and a wide variety of corals. On a typical trip, divers will see turtles, groupers, green moray eels, nurse sharks, the endemic splendid toadfish and lots of colorful tropical fish. The southernmost deeper reefs feature massive coral heads covered with vase, tube, rope, elephant ear and many other vibrantly colored sponges. The coral heads create a network of fun channels, swim-throughs and wall drifts above steep drop-offs. The depth and rich color make a dive light very useful in viewing the rich colors and for peering into nooks and crannies looking for a splendid toadfish or dog-sized lobsters. Searching beneath and behind the coral heads will reward divers with nurse sharks, moray eels, lobsters and more.

We will be staying at the Allegro Cozumel in special "Ultimate Dve Experience" rooms, with all your meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included. We also have special concierge service during check-in, and special group dinner reservations. 

 

Price

$1,550 and it includes:
- 8 nights' accommodations in a Superior "Ultimate Dve Experience" double room.  These are special rooms reserved for divers that have a wetsuit drying rack in the room, located in a privilaged wing near the beach, and has an exclusive pool area. 
- All your meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, preferential restaurant resrvations and complimentary afternoon snacks.
- 6 days of 3 tank boat dives. Total of 18 dives!!!
- Free Nitrox on all your dives.
- Upgrade to a single room for only $350 for the week.

Payments

Non-Refundable Deposit: $500 per diver. ***CLICK HERE*** to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.
Balance due September 1, 2019

  

Prerequsites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer.
Not yet advanced certified? Get your Advanced certification on the trip! Cozumel is a great place to get your Advanced, Deep Diver and Drift Diver certifications.
Need a dive computer? Ask us about special deals for joining us on a 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

Many airlines fly from LAX to Cozumel (CZM). Arrive any time on Nov 2, and leave any time on Nov 10. 

It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper passport and visa documentation to travel to Cozumel 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
8 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.

Read our 2017 December trip recap here

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

$3,300 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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