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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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All-Inclusive Cozumel Extravaganza!

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

Departs from: Multiple airlines fly from LAX to CZM

Pay your deposit below to confirm your spot

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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
2 Spots Left!
Price: $3,300

Departs from: LAX to Cabo San Lucas (SJD)

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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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Underwater and Land Adventure in Costa Rica

Diving, Zip-lining, Waterfalls, Volcano and more!
Feb 15th 2020 - Feb 23rd 2010
18 Spots Left!
Price: $1,975

Departs from: LAX to LIR

Pay your deposit below to confirm your spot

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Why do this trip?
- Combine both underwater and land adventures in one trip! - Warm water around 80F
- See sharks, turtles, seahorses, rays and large schools of fish           - Easy direct flight from LAX to LIR

 

 

  

This is the perfect trip for divers who want to explore the beautiful country of Costa Rica on land and underwater. We combine the best of Costa Rica diving, together with rainforest, waterfall and volcano experiences. See several species of sharks, spotted eagle rays, the occasional manta ray, lots of turtles and large school of fish. Land adventures include zip-lining over the rainforest canopy and diving into a refreshing waterfall.

We stay at 2 hotels on this 8 night trip. The first all-inclusive hotel for 5 nights allow you to enjoy the beach and after that we move to a boutique hotel fpr 3 nights with gorgeous views of the famous Arenal volcano. 

  

Itinerary

Saturday Feb 15: Fly into Liberia (LIR) and transfer to Villa Sol Hotel and Beach Resort

Sunday Feb 16: 2 tank morning dives and chill in the afternoon

Monday Feb 17: 2 tank morning dives, and afternoon treetop canopy zipline adventure

Tuesday Feb 18: 3 tank morning/afternoon dives

Wednesday Feb 19: 3 tank morning/afternoon dives

Thursday Feb 20: Transfer to Los Lagos Hotel Spa and Resort, and soak in the hot springs and thermal pools in the afternoon

Friday Feb 21: Chocolate tour and waterfall visit. Tortilla making and lunch. 

Saturday Feb 22: Guided tour of hanging bridges

Sunday Feb 23: Transfer to either Liberia (LIR) or San Juan (SJO) for your afternoon flight home. 

 

Price

$1,975 and it includes:

- 8 nights double occupancy accommodation

- Most meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

- 10 dives with free Nitrox

- Land tours including zip-lining, chocolate tour, waterfall tour, tortilla making, hanging bridges tour

- Airport transfers

 

Payments

Non-refundable Deposit: $500 per diver. ***CLICK HERE*** to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.

2nd payment: $800 due November 1, 2019

Balance due January 1, 2020

  

Prerequisites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer is required. Nitrox certification is required to dive with Nitrox.

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

The water temperature is going to be in the high 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 40 and 80 feet.

Surface temperatures will be between 72F and 95F so bring appropriate clothing.  

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

Feb 15: Delta 728 departs LAX 08:20 arrives LIR 15:52

Feb 23: American 1338 departs LIR 15:22 arrives MIA 19:04

Feb 23: American 1061 departs MIA 21:15 arrives LAX 23:53

These flights cost $825 and we have a limited number of tickets on hold. 

Note that the airport transfers are scheduled for these times. If you are arriving at a different time, we can help arrange private transfers for you.

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 Costa Rica 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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Beautiful Reef diving in the Philippines

Healthy reefs and lots of colorful tropical fish
Apr 25th - May 2nd 2020
13 Spots Left!
Price: $1,450

Departs from: LAX to MNL. Join our group flights or book your own.

Pay your deposit below to confirm your spot

CLICK TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT AND CONFIRM YOUR SPOTS

Why do this trip?
- Healthy reefs and lots of colorful tropical fish  - Unlimited diving and Free Nitrox
- 2 special day trips to Verde plus island BBQ  - Easy reefs and deep pinnacles. Good for everyone!

 

 

  

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

$1,450 and it includes:
- 7 nights double accommodation in a poolside room at El Galleon Dive Resort
- daily breakfast
- 5 days of unlimted diving (up to 4 day dives per day plus night dives)
- 2 special day trips to Verde Island, plus island BBQ after the dives
- free Nitrox
- return transfers from Manila

  

Payments

Deposit: $500 nonrefundable per diver. ***CLICK HERE*** to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.
Balance due January 15, 2020

  

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. We will be arranging group flights and they will be posted soon.

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.

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Wreck diving in Truk Lagoon

Dive warships, bomber planes, submarines and much more!
Jun 21st - Jun 28th 2020
8 Spots Left!
Price: $1,995

Departs from: LAX to TKK. We will arrange optional group flights.

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Why do this trip?
Dive WWII gun boats, air planes, and submarines      - Good for both recreational and tec divers
Newly built and spacious Micronesian suites - Warm waters in the 80's

 

 

  

WRECKS, WRECKS, WRECKS AND MORE WRECKS!

This is the perefct trip for WWII history enthusiast. iIn February 1944, Operation Hailstone's massive air and surface strikes caused more than 250 warplanes, 2 light cruisers, 4 destroyers, 9 auxiliary ships, 2 submarines and more than 25 cargo vessels to sink to the bottom of the ocean. Most of the wrecks are within recreational diving limits.

 

 

We will be staying at the family owned and operated Truk Stop Hotel, and diving with the onsite dive operation, Truk Lagoon Dive Center. We have reserved the newly built and very spacious Micronesian Suites for our group. 

  

Itinerary

Sunday June 21: Fly into Chuuk International Airport (TKK) and transfer to Truk Stop Hotel, about a 10 minute drive from the airport.

Monday June 22 to Friday June 26: 5 days of 3 tank boat dives, including 2 shark dives and a night dive.

Saturday June 27: Free day to explore the island.

Sunday June 28: Transfer to Chuuk International Airport (TKK) for the flight home

 

Price

$1,995 and it includes:

- 7 nights accommodations in double occupancy newly built Micronesian Suite
- 15 dives with free Nitrox
- Airport Transfers

  

Payments

Non-refundable Deposit: $800 per diver. ***CLICK HERE*** to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.
2nd payment: $800 due January 15, 2020
Balance due April 1, 2020

  

Prerequisites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer is required. Nitrox certification is required to dive with Nitrox.

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

The water temperature is between to low to mid 80s all year round. A 3mm full suit is recommended for protection against abrasions. Visibility can vary greatly from wreck to wreck. It can be anywhere from 20 feet to 80 feet.

Surface temperatures will be in the 80s, but it can get chilly at night. Rain is to be expected on this tropical island, especially at night. 

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

We will be arranging group flights from LAX to TKK about 9 months out. More info to come.

If you carry a US Passport, it must be valid for 6 months. No tourist visas are required, but there is a $40 airport depature fee.

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