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Looking for trip this Fall/Winter. Need to use my PTO time.
Whistand - 7/23/2017 9:28 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 6

Looking for a group to dive with this Fall/Winter before 2018. I have PTO time to use up. Any suggestions??
Gypsybutterfly - 7/23/2017 10:17 PM
Create a group, where you want to go - get help getting costs, then open to people you want to dive with. Narrow down personality types, men/women, age group and experience levels. Try to keep more experienced ratio to novice so the experienced can buddy up and help the novice divers....
Whistand - 7/24/2017 11:17 PM
Sounds like a plan, but I have no clue as to where to dive. Only been to Cozumel/Bonaire. Cozumel I went alone (boring); Bonaire I went with a group from local dive shop.. Had a blast!. Thanks for the advice. I will do my homework.
CJFor - 7/25/2017 9:47 AM
Check out Island Dreams Travel, their website is they have some pretty nice packages put together, if nothing else it can give you some ideas on where to go.
MgaTd - 8/23/2017 9:00 AM
Check out it is a travel club for divers without buddies. I did a trip with them last year and had a great time. All level of divers, great itinerary, lots of comradeship. I plan on going again with them in 2018.
Whistand - 8/23/2017 10:21 PM
Thanks for your input. Will check out the links.
Odeal - 9/22/2017 12:59 PM
Sorry I cannot offer you anything for 2017, but you’re very welcome to join my 2018 trip :)

I am a PADI Instructor and I’m organizing a 2 weeks dive trip to Palau and Truk Lagoon. I have a group of easy-going-no-drama, fun, and safe divers, and I’m looking for an extra 2 singles or a couple to complete the group. Please contact me if you have questions or for pricing if interested. Hope to hear from you soon!!

November 17 to 24: First week will be in Palau, a Worldclass diving destination. Diving will be with Sam’s Tour, best dive shop of the island, and we’ll be staying at the Palau Royal Resort.
Here is the complete deal:
- 7 nights accommodations
- Round-trip airport transfers
- Daily continental breakfast
- 5 days of 2 tank boat dives
- Complimentary dive at Chandelier cave
- Complimentary snorkel dive at Jelly Fish Lake
- 3 complimentary afternoon dives
- Hotel transfers on dive days (but the hotel is a walking distance from the dive shop)
- 5 days of FREE rental gear (except dive computer)
- Lunch and refreshments during the tours
- Free Nitrox
- Free Sam’s reef hook and water bottle
- Unlimited diving at Sam’s macro wall (just grab a tank and go!)eef hook and water bottle.

The hotel is the Palau Royal Hotel, it has a private beach, 2 restaurants and bars, a swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, and shops. Sam’s is announcing an enhanced package for 2018... let’s wait and see.

Not included:
- Dinners
- Dive permit
- Green tax
- Departure tax

November 25 to December 2: Second week will be a live aboard the Odissey cruising Truk Lagoon and diving the Japanese fleet underwater. The wrecks are also full of aquatic life.

- 7 cabins with 2 twin beds or a king bed
- 2 single cabins

Package includes:
- Airport/Hotel transferts
- 7 nights/7days diving, up to 5 dives a day
- Free Nitrox 30
- Meals, snacks, teas, coffee, soft drinks, juices, and ALCOHOLS!!

Not included:
- Dive permit
- Departure tax