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Looking for single diver package trips?
srsly_zombie - 10/29/2017 8:44 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 10

I am a single diver looking for awesome diving trips! Thing is, I am having trouble finding websites where I could join a group. If any of you know any websites where I can purchase a singles divers package for a vacation PLEASE message me! Thank you :)
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Odeal - 21 days 2 hours ago.
Hello,

Since you’re looking for dive buddies... here is the opportunity to join a group of easy-going-no-drama, fun, and safe divers :) Half of them are just like you single :)

I’m a PADI Instructor and I’m organizing a 2 weeks dive trip to Palau and Truk Lagoon in November 2018. I’m looking for an extra 4 singles or 2 couples to complete the group. Please contact me if you have questions or for pricing if interested. Hope to hear from you soon!! (630.344.2053)

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
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LatitudeAdjustment - 20 days 19 hours ago.
SingleDivers.com puts together trips, usually one or two a month and you are paired with someone from their forum so you usually know them already. Plus in some areas there is local meet ups.

I think I’ve done about 7 trips with them, always a fun group, sometimes some hic-ups but just keep your sense of humor and remember the trips were planned by a blond ;)
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ram04769 - 20 days 18 hours ago.
I’m a single diver as well. For the most part, my dives were part of my courses. But I have recently taken a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica and stayed at the Iberostar Resort which had a dive business on the beach just off the resort. They had multiple daily dive trip with several divers that they group together. I never had a problem finding a dive partner.
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LatitudeAdjustment - 20 days 16 hours ago.
From ram04769: I never had a problem finding a dive partner.

Finding a buddy usually isn’t the problem, resorts want you to pay for the whole room, traveling with a group means only paying for your bed so usually 1/2 the room rate.
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Odeal - 20 days 13 hours ago.
Roger and Raymond, I only organize trip once a year but they are planned by a "brunette" and there are no hic-ups, LOL!! :) I am an independent scuba Instructor and do not charge head-up fees like diveshops do. I also negotiate group discounts which benefit everybody. My group is made of easy-going-no-drama, fun, and safe divers :) There are couples as well a bunch of singles. There is no surprises since the group is more or less always composed with the same guys. After 2 or 3 trips you’ll probably would know them all and you can request to be paired with whoever you want :) Any trip planned for 2018? I still have a few spots opened on the above trip, and will have to release them by January 20, 2018 if not filled. That leave you a little time to eventually making up your mind :)
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ram04769 - 20 days 8 hours ago.
I know exactly what you mean. However, this trip to Jamaica wasn’t exactly a dive package meant for a group. It was a trip to an all-inclusive which just so happened to have the dive shop next door. Fortunately, business was great and there was never a shortage of dive partners.
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bustem55 - 19 days 11 hours ago.
Take a look at Blackbeard Cruises in the Bahamas.
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diver_Ed - 17 days 8 hours ago.
I will recommend Singledivers.com as well. I have made numerous trips with them, and have not had anything but wonderful experiences. There are numerous trip options every year, and the questionnaire you fill out before the trip goes a long way in matching you with a compatible room mate and dive buddy. It sure beats the experiences that I have had with roommates that I have been matched with on liveaboards in the past, or having to pay a single room rate.
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Jesterdiver - 16 days 16 hours ago.
I was in the same boat years ago and I found singledivers.com . I’ve been on about a dozen dive trips with them. They give surveys to everyone going on a trip getting info on rooming and diving preferences. Then they pair you with roommates and dive buddies that you are compatible with. Early risers with early risers, photographers with other photographers, air hogs with air hogs, etc. This is great because you avoid those resort single supplements and you dive with people that dive similar profiles to you. It makes the whole trip sooo much more enjoyable and cheaper. Everything is taken care of for you with the resort and dive shop. You just have to show up and enjoy. The last five years or so I’ve done Bahamas, Roatan, Bonaire, Maldives, Galápagos, Dominica, and The Caymans. Next up is Turks and Caicos then Raja Ampat.
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Underwaterjohn - 10 days 8 hours ago.
Just a quick comment on singledivers.com...

I travelled with them once and found the trip leader as disorganized as their website, Others May have had better experiences so if you try them and have a great trip that’s great!

I too am a single diver and I’ve booked several trips through some of my local dive shops that organize triips. Each time they were able to find me a roommate to avoid the dreaded single supplement!

One other great website is diveandtraveladventures.com
I’ve traveled with them several times and I’m already booked for 2018;as well as 2019. I’d highly recommend checking that site out. Heather (company owner and trip leader) will do her best to find you a roommate.