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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

Healthy reefs and lots of colorful tropical fish
Apr 25th - May 2nd 2020
10 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 20th - Jun 28th 2020
2 Spots Left!
Price: $1,995

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

Email tim@ecodivecenter.com for additional spots

CLICK HERE TO PUT YOUR DPEOSIT AND CONFIRM YOUR SPOT

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 your deposit and confirm your spot. 
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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Dive Fiji, the soft coral capital of the world

Best coral gardens and exhilarating shark diving
Aug 2nd - Aug 12th 2020
12 Spots Left!
Price: $3,600

Departs from: LAX to NAN. 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?
- Best soft coral garden diving  - Luxury dive resort and friendliest locals
- World famous bull shark diving  - All meals and local activities included

 

 

  

An easy 12-hour direct flight from Los Angeles and you are in paradise. We will be diving the best dives sites in the Vatu-I-Ra passage that gives Fiji her reputation as the soft coral capital of the world. Dive sites like Mellow Yellow, Mount Mutiny and E6 has some of the most colorful reefs anywhere in the world. 

An easy 12-hour direct flight from Los Angeles and you are in paradise. We will be diving the best dives sites in the Vatu-I-Ra passage that gives Fiji her reputation as the soft coral capital of the world. Dive sites like Mellow Yellow, Mount Mutiny and E6 has some of the most colorful reefs anywhere in the world. 

  

Price

$3,600 and it includes:
- 7 nights double accommodation in a standard oceanview room at Volivoli Beach Resort, and 3 nights accommodation in a panoramic oveanview room at Waidroka bay Resort
- all meals included, including traditional Lovo dinners, Beach BBQs, Meke performances and Kava ceremonies.
- 3 days of 2 tank boat dives and 3 days of 2 tank boat dives at Volivoli Beach Resort, along with unlimited shore diving. Nitrox is included here.
- 1 day of 3 tank reef diving, and 1 day of 2 tank shark diving and 1 tank reef diving at Waidroka Bay Resort.
- All land transfers in Fiji

  

Payments

$800 deposit per diver. ***CLICK HERE*** to pay the deposit and confirm your spots. 2nd payment of $1,000 due March 1, 2020.

Balance due May 1, 2020. All payments are non-refundable. 

  

Prerequsites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer. Not yet advanced certified? Get your Advanced certification on the trip! Fiji is a great place to get your Advanced certification, deep specialty or drift specialty.
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 mid to high 70’s this time of the year. A 3mm full wetsuit is recommended. 

  

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

There are direct flights from Los Angeles to Fiji (NAN). 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 Fiji 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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10 nights Best of the Philippines

Wecks, Reefs, Sharks and Dugongs!
Feb 20th - Mar 2nd 2011
14 Spots Left!
Price: $3,995

Departs from: Direct flights available from LAX to Manila (MNL)

Pay your deposit below to confirm your spot

CLICK TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT AND CONFIRM YOUR SPOTS

Why do this trip?
- Custom 10 night itinerary to see the best of the Philippines - 75-80F water and 60-80ft viz
WWII wrecks, healthy corals, sharks, endless fish and Dugongs! - Easy direct flight from LAX to Manila

 

 

  

What a way to see some of the best diving that the Philippines has to offer. Spend 7 nights on one of the best liveaboards in the country and transition to 3 nights on land at one of the best dive resorts in Puerto Galera.

Join us and expect to see healthy reefs and historic WWII wrecks, sharks, turtles, spotted eagle rays, manats and even the Dugong, a close relative of the manatee.

February 20 -27, 2021 aboard the Atlantis Azores and February 27 – March 2, 2021 at Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort

  

Price

$3,995 and it includes:

Atlanis Azores liveaboard

- 7 nights accommodations in a double occupancy deluxe cabin

- All meals, non-alcoholic beverages, and social servings of local beer and wine with dinner

- Up to 5 dives per day including night dives, dependent on itinerary

- Nitrox

- Airport transfers

Atlanis Puerto Galera Resort

- 3 nights accommodations in a double occupancy deluxe room

- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages

- Up to 5 dives per day including night dives

- Nitrox

- Unlimited wifi

- Airport transfers

Cabin and room upgrades are available. Ask for availability and price!

  

Liveaboard Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2: VERDE ISLAND, DUGONG SNORKEL, APO REEF AND TARA ISLANDS
The UNESCO heritage site of Apo Reef will be our destination for the first day. Shark Ridge is a great place to see white tip and black tip reef sharks. Manta rays are sometimes spotted here as well as hawksbill turtles and bumphead parrot fish. Binangaan Drop Off is another fantastic location with huge schools of snappers and tuna. Look out for spotted eagle rays in the blue as well as other pelagic species. On the end of our second day, we’ll offer an optional visit to Coron’s hot springs.
DAY 3 & 4: CORON WRECKS
Coron is a mecca for wreck divers. We begin to explore the Japanese ships wrecks from Second World War, including the Okikawa Maru, a 160 meter long ship which was sunk by a direct hit on the bow area. We also dive the Olympia Maru, a massive 120 meter vessel , the East Tangat Gunboat, a shallow dive on this 140 meter long submarine hunter that is ideal for exploration. The two main boilers are a big attraction where hard coral growth is extensive, and plenty scorpion fish on the decks. We also explore the Akitsusima, one of Coron’s most famous dives a wreck of the sea plane tender, and Irako, a refrigeration ship for the Japanese Imperial Navy.
DAY 5: NANSHIN MARU & DIMIPAC ISLAND
Black Island Wreck, or Nanshin Maru, a small tanker which was coverter to take fuels (like diesel, etc.); she is approximately 50 meters long sitting upright on a sandy bottom. We then dive Dimipac Island, offering relaxed diving , with sandy slopes on which you may meet turtles, dendritic jawfish, leaf scorpionfish, ribbon eel and who knows, may be a dugong! The water around the island is relatively warm, with very little current, offering heavenly photo opportunities!
DAY 6: KYOKUSZAN MARU
We open our 6th day with two deep morning dives at Kyokuszan in Maricaban Bay off the island of Busuanga Island, Coron. Kyokuzan was an auxiliary supply ship of the Japanese Royal Navy sunken by a US carrier-based aircraft. She is approximately 140 meters long , with beautiful corals grown over car parts, tires and the body of the ship. We then cruise back to Puerto Galera.DAY 1 & 2: Apo ReefDAY 5: Dimipac IslandDAY 3 & 4: Wrecks of CoronDAY 6: Maricaban Bay

Payments

Non-refundable Deposit: $800 per diver. ***CLICK HERE*** to pay the deposit and confirm your spots.
2nd payment: $1,200 due August 1, 2020
Balance due December 1, 2020

 

Prerequsites

Open Water certification and ownership of a dive computer. Nitrox certification 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 for our tropical trips divers.

Diving Conditions

The water temperature is going to be in the mid 70s to low 80s this time of the year. A 3mm full suit is a mnimum but add on a vest and hood as there can be theromclines. Visibility is generally between 60 and 80 feet.

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

  

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

There are direct flights from Los Angeles to Manila with Philippines Airlines. Airport code is MNL.

Expect to take about 5 hours to get from Manila airport to Puerto Galera. You flight should arrive no later than 12pm on February 20 and leave no ealier than 3pm on March 2.

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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