Again, I’m sorry the survey did not transmit with all the information. Here is the complete version. Where do you want to go in 2013? In late May or early June we will be heading south for a week and we’d like you to help us decide where to go. We have 3 choices: Costa Rica, Little Cayman or Dominic. What we’re looking for here is not a commitment and not a “Wish List, I’ll go if I win the lottery” answer but an “I’ll give it serious consideration” response. Here is the breakdown between the three and the prices are an estimate at this time.
Costa Rica, 2012
7 nights at Villas Sol Hotel and Beach Resort
5 days of 2 tank dives (more available as an option}
All Inclusive Airfare from Atlanta
Costa Rica is a great destination, but the diving is on the Pacific side. You do not have coral or small reef fish that a lot of people like. The water will be in the upper 70’s and may be a bit rough with surge. Viz can vary from 15 ft. to 80 ft. It is very fishy diving and you have a great chance of seeing tons of schooling fish including cow nose rays, mobula rays and the occasional manta.
Little Caman, 2012
7 nights at Little Cayman Beach Resort
17 boat dives
3 meals a day provided
Airfare from ATL Airport
This is probably one of the most consistent destinations in terms of the quality of the diving, resort, food and service in the Caribbean.
7 nights at the Seaside Accommodation
5 x 2-tank Boat Dives & Unlimited Shore Dives
Welcome Rum Punch & 7 Breakfasts
Marine Park Fees and all Taxes & Service Charges
Airfare from Puerto Rica (you will have to overnight on the way out)
I like Anchorage. It is located right next to Castle Comfort Lodge and you get a pretty interesting shore dive there as well. Diving in Dominica is outstanding and the island is absolutely beautiful. The land tours are amazing and they have great whale watching with the largest resident pod of sperm whales in the Caribbean.
This will allow your opinion to be heard. I’ll add the results to the survey and will share the results soon. If you already voted but would like to change your vote now that you have all the information please feel free to vote again. Where do you want to go in 2013?
Don’t forget, the GA Aquarium has a new discount ticket program. If you’d like to go dive the GA Aquarium (and you should) give us a call and we can save you over $25.
We have set our trips for the rest of the year and here’s a quick run down. . We are going to the Keys in July. You should be able to get 9 dives in on the Keys trip so sign up today.
Aug will see us in NC to dive a U-Boat and we’re doing a Bahamas live Aboard in Sept. I have 3 spots left on this trip. Back to the Keys in Oct for a very special Michael White lead trip. If you have not had a chance to dive with Michael you should give this trip a try. I promise, you’ll have fun. Nov is Bonaire and Galapagos in Dec. Galapagos is sold out but we have a side trip going so call for details and while Bonaire is also full we can always add spots so call for details. We are also going to try some new spots for check out dives, Loch Low-Minn in TN. and Vortex in Fl. Even if you don’t need a check out dive these will be fun trips so come along.
Web Store Updates!
The Web store is up and running and we’ve even had a few sales. Please check it out and tell us what you think. You can get to it from our home page www.diveatlanta.com click on gear at the top and ignore the pull down menu . That should take you there. If not try http://scubagear.diveatlanta.com/
Remember, www.diveatlanta.com has all our current classes (including solo and drysuit) as well as trips.
Hope to see ya soon,