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When you travel with Reef Seekers, all you need to do is get yourself to
LAX (well, after you've paid us for the trip of course). Then turn off your brain (within
because we'll take
it from there. All of our trips are escorted, usually by Reef
Seekers owner Ken Kurtis, so that you don't have to deal
with the minutia and hassles of
putting together a vacation. (The idea is for
you to relax.) Generally, the prices you see quoted include airfare, diving,
meals for live-a-boards (some of the land-based trips
also include meals), airport
transfers, and crew tip/gratuity. Prices quoted are cash or check.
Credit cards are okay but will be billed at a slightly higher rate.
To get the exact
details on a specific trip, either e-mail
Ken or call him at 310/652-4990.
POLICIES ON ALL FOREIGN TRIPS:
120 days or more
prior to departure: Forfeit initial $500 deposit.
90-119 days prior: Pay 50% of the entire
published trip price.
60-89 days prior: Pay 75% of the entire
published trip price.
59 days or less: Pay 100% of the entire
published trip price.
TRIPS (scroll down for details)
• March 8-17 - Yap (JUST
GOT BACK!!! - FABULOUS TRIP)
• May 18-25 - Bonaire
(Buddy Dive - 8 confirmed, max 12)
• August 17-24 - Isla
Mujeres, Mexico (hundreds of Whale Sharks - max 14 divers + 6 snorkelers)
• November 2-9 -
Roatan (first time visiting for us)
(Mantas, Mandarinfish, and more) - March 8-17 - SOLD
What's NOT to love abut Yap? The diving is great, the people are
friendly, the resort we stay at is fabulous . . . all right, it
does take a while to get there. But it's a journey well worth
This will make our 8th trip back to this remote island-nation in the
middle of Micronesia. I first heard of it when i was a kid and
became aware of the stories about Stone Money and decided I HAD to
go see that. Then a friend flying to Palau came back with stories
raving about the manta encounters at a stopover on the way - Yap.
Yap is now known as one of the premiere manta-encounter destinations
in the world. In 2012, we had manta encounters that can be described
as nothing short of incredible. To put it in perspective, we
complained about the day we ONLY had four mantas and we ONLY had
them with us for half an hour.
On top of that, we'll be able to witness the nightly mating ritual
of the tiny Mandarinfish, see sharks feeding on a frozen baitball,
visit a shrimp cleaning station where they'll jump out and floss
your teeth, and we'll explore the reefs and walls plus the macro
sites that surround Yap.
This is absolutely one of our favorite trips and definitely a destination
that should be on your Bucket List. Maybe 2013 will be the year you
get to check it off???
THE 2013 TRIP REPORT
THE 2013 VIDEO & PICTURES
(Buddy Dive) - May 18-25, 2013 ($1,795 plus airfare - 8 confirmed -
max 12 divers)
We LOVE going to Bonaire (which is why we do it every year). We LOVE
diving at Buddy Dive Resort (which is why we stay there every time
we go). The diving is very good, the conditions are very reliable,
and we get taken care of very nicely. (Plus there's an amazing
number of really good restaurants in Bonaire.)
This trip combines the best of boat and shore diving. We'll do nine
boat dives this year which means we'll have access to such sites as
all of the ones on Klein Bonaire (right across from Buddy), Rappel,
Somethin' Special, Thousand Steps, and others that you'd rather not
do from shore. Plus we'll have ample time too dive the Buddy House
Reef (which is excellent in and of itself) and explore other shore
sites Like Andrea II, Ol' Bue (a personal favorite), Alice in
Wonderland, the Hilma Hooker, and more
Although the trip starts on the 18th, we'll leave LA on the evening
of the 17th, taking the redeye to Atlanta and then flying non-stop
into Bonaire, arriving around 1PM. Once checked into the hotel,
we'll have the afternoon and evening to relax, get gear set up, and
be ready to hit the water first thing Sunday morning. We'll dive
every day through Friday and then fly back to LA on Saturday
afternoon, arriving home just before midnight.
This trip is limited to 12 divers and we've already got 8 confirmed
so if Bonaire's on your list (and it should be) don't get left
THE 2012 TRIP REPORT
THE 2012 VIDEO & PICTURES
ISLA MUJERES, MEXICO (Whales Sharks) - August 17-24, 2013 ($2,295 plus
airfare ($700-ish - max 14 divers)
Ever dreamed of diving with a single
Whale Shark? How about diving with over 100 of them?
Each year, for reasons still unknown, hundreds of Whale Sharks - the
largest fish in the world - gather just north of Cancun off the tiny
Isla Mujeres. And only recently has this become generally known and
exploited (no other word to use) as a tourist attraction. The
"season" starts in mid-May and runs through mid-September
but August is usually a pretty good month.
And because the Whale Sharks seem to show their highest concentrations
around the time of the full moon, we've timed this trip to coincide
with that to maximize our opportunities.
Understand that the Mexican government has some very strict
regulations about doing these dives:
• Only two divers (with a guide) in the
water from any one boat at a time
• No touching
• No flash photography
• No scuba (snorkel only - but you can
Trip includes: 3 days of whale sharks (M/W/F - we'll have two
boats), 1 day cenotes diving (Tues - includes ferry and
transport), Sunday afternoon 2-tank scuba dive, Thursday
3-tank dive, possible night dive on one of the WS days, hotel
(2-bed condos - 3 or 4 people/condo - each has kitchen facilities), RT
airport xfer from Cancun airport, Crew/DM/hotel tips. $500
deposit holds a spot and we'll work out payment sked. A couple of
people have expressed an interest in just doing the Whale Sharks and
not doing the diving. Not a problem. The $2295 is for WS-ing and the
diving. Let us know what you want to skip and we'll adjust
accordingly. As far as airfare goes, it's around $700 on United
(non-stop) leaving from LAX. But note that we can only take 14
divers and an additional 6 (max) snorkelers. We've already got 7
people committed to this trip so don't get left behind!!!
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