Here's what we got so far:
We have 12 people signed-up, we need 3 more.
The cost will be about $1500
Still some spaces open, please get your $500 (or at least $200) down payment in as soon as possible.
Must be in the Post to go.
April 25-26: Scuba Certification Meet at 8 AM on Saturday and on Sunday.
Trip Dates: June 13-21, 1998
1. (OPTIONAL unless not certified) Dive Training/Certification:
$250 per person, includes rental of gear, mask ($250)
fins, snorkel, weights, buoyancy compensator (BC) and regulator, air tanks,
dive logs and training manual, video tapes and classroom/pool training sessions,
as well as the open water certification dives to be conducted upon arrival in
Cozumel. Participants recieve a P.A.D.I open-water diver certification card
2. OPTIONAL Advanced Open Water Dive Certification (discounted
rate) ($ 95)
Advanced program provides certification for deep dives, night dives, underwater
compass navigation, and other related advanced skills required for advancement to
the diver specialty classes (e.g., rescue diver, underwater photography, divemaster
diving instructor, etc.) Normal fee is $150 per person and many of the skills will
be part of the Cozumel Experience, (e.g., boat diving, night diving, drift diving, etc.
So much of the certification can be accomplished as a part of this trip. Those already
certified can upgrade to advanced open water for this fee as well.
3. Hotel for 7 nights, Divemaster, 18 boat dives and one shore
night dive, air tanks, $425
weights, diving instructor from Rocky Mountain Diving Center* (Note: Fees are
based on triple occupancy in rooms) (Double occupancy is $450 per person; single
occupancy is $625 per person)
4. (OPTIONAL)Special Discounted rental rate for wetsuit (shorty
for upper body
is adequate since water temperature is about 86 degrees F. Diveskins are also an option (lycra
spandex). Or you may purchase your own (prices vary, consult dive shop) ($ 25/week)
5. (OPTIONAL) Purchase of mask, fins, snorkel, package deal (recommended
rather than renting)
includes discount for students of Rocky Mountain Diving center (prices may
vary if more expensive equipment is selected) (can also be rented). Those wearing
glasses or contacts may want to get a prescription lens face mask, so consult
dive shop for those options ($106.50)
6. Airport shuttle from Cozumel Airport to Hotel, roundtrip $ 15.00
7. Airline Tickets, charter rate roundtrip Denver to Cozumel direct $421.11
8. Meals (allowance at $12.00 per person per day disbursed to
each participant) $ 84.00
(NOTE: $20 per day is more realistic due to snacks, and evening activities so plan
Accordingly if you want to eat well) Lunches are included on the Boat dives, so
You need to plan to pay for breakfast and dinner each day.
9. (OPTIONAL) Spending money/misc expenses (many souvenir shops
are in Cozumel, so if ($200+)
you want to bring back “goodies” plan to bring a major credit card and/or travelers
checks for these purposes.
10. Diving Insurance (DAN Network) Strongly recommended (provides
emergency $ 39
coverage internationally for recompression chambers, air ambulance, hospitalization
and access to the Diver’s network of emergency physicians and resources.
11 OPTIONAL (unless your don’t have one) U.S.Passport fee, good for
NOTE: passports take up to six weeks so get started on your application NOW!
12. Participant polo shirts with embroidered logo and individual
TOTAL FEES INCLUDING ALL OPTIONS $1810.61
Less Deductions for Instructor $60 (if we have 13 participants), less
advanced certification $95,
Less $200 spending money option, less $60 passport fee if you already have one. (Total $415) $1395.61
All participants under age 18 must have a consent letter signed by
to participate. This letter must be notarized . The Mexican and U.S. Governments require
this letter for international travel by groups where parents are not present with
minors. Passports are also mandatory as well as a photo i.d. such as a driver’s license/andor
State of Colorado non-driver I.D. card. School I.D.’s or other non governmental ID cards
are not acceptable.
• PHYSICAL EXAM
A Physical Exam form must be completed no later than 30 days prior to departure on standard
BSA class 3 high adfenture physical form which will be provided, certifying that the participant
is physically capable of participation in SCUBA diving and other strenuous physical activity.
• DIVER CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Dive training/certification will be conducted on the weekend of April 25,26, so plan
on spending two full days if you are not yet certified. Video tapes will be provided in advance
along with manuals and dive logs. If these dates don’t work for you, you will need to make
special arrangements to participate in another class offered by the Dive Shop on your own
time. Fees are the same for either situation. Open water will be conducted at Cozumel. Those wanting
to be certified who are NOT planning to go to Cozumel may participate in the training classes
but will have to do an open water certification locally within six months of the training class.
• INFORMED CONSENT/MEDICAL WAIVER
ALL participants must sign an informed consent, release of liability, and medical treatment\
consent waiver which will be provided.
• FEE DUE DATES:
$200 due by March 16 to hold airline seat and hotel booking
Balance due by April 29th for Airfare ($500 total)
Remaining Balance ($800 plus options as noted) due by May 15th.
Christian Robbie, Crew Leader, 442-1780
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, 442-2342, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Haney, Explorer Skipper 447-0498
Created 9/13/97. Updated: 4/08/98