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Upcoming Dive Vacations
Dates - 2017 Destination
November 4th-11th, 2017 Roatan, Honduras
January 27th- February 3rd, 2018 Bonaire
February 24th- March 3rd, 2018 Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
March 10th-17th, 2018 Blackbird Caye, Belize
March 24th-April 1st, 2018 Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
April 21st-27th, 2018 Juliet Liveaboard, Bahamas
April 17th - April 27th, 2019 Maldives on the Manthiri
 

Roatan, Honduras

November 4th-11th, 2017

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All- Inclusive Trip to the Mayan Princess Resort

Join Instructor Wade Labrecque and Waterfront Diving Center on an exotic vacation to Roatan, Honduras. Enjoy the white sand beaches on Roatan's world famous West Bay Beach for a one-week, all-inclusive dive and snorkel trip. Roatan Island is located on the Meso-American Barrier Reef System, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. Warm water, incredible visibility and abundant marine life will keep you loving the diving and snorkeling in Roatan. Mayan Divers is a small, personal shop with access to over 40 dive sites in less than a 30 minute boat ride from the dock. Divers can explore the renowned sites including, West End Wall, Mandy's Eel Garden, Blue Channel, Hole in the Wall and El Aguila wreck. The warm water and weak currents make this diving suitable for any diver, at any level.

The Mayan Princess Resort is a premium resort, offering four restuarants, a beautiful pool and plenty of activities for the non-diver. Activities available are dolphin encounters, a zipline, golfing, parasailing, glass bottom boat tours, banana boat rentals, and relaxing at their day spa.

Complete Packete Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare out of Burlington, Vermont,
  • 7 nights in a one or two bedroom pool villa,
  • 3 buffet meals daily and 3 speciality restaurants for dinner, unilimited Honduran liquor,
  • 15 dives, plus 1 night dive,
  • San Pedro, Honduras Market and City Tour, and
  • Airport transferes in Honduras.
  • Save $500 per person if you make your deposit by 7/1/17.

    Also, the first 6 people to give a deposit will receive a $200 Gift Certificate to Waterfront Diving Center.

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    Complete Package Price $2895.00*

    Early Bird Special Only $2395.00

    (Diver or Non-Diver)*

    Non-Diver Package Price $200 Less*

    Deposit of $750.00 Due by 07/1/2017

    Final Payment Due 08/20/2017

    *Prices Subject to change until ticketed

     


    Bonaire – Divers Paradise

    January 27 – February 3, 2018

    Join Waterfront Diving Center and Divemaster Tony Vargo on a week of adventurous diving in Bonaire at Buddy Dive Resort. Bonaire’s shore diving allows you to explore the 60+sites with your dive buddy on your own schedule.

    Bonaire's sea abounds with beautiful marine life and a fascinating variety of multi-colored tropical fish. The sea is remarkably calm and conditions are superb for both scuba diving and snorkeling. On average, Bonaire's visibility exceeds 100 feet and average water temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually a short 30 foot swim or less, making Bonaire world renowned for its ease of shore diving.

    Bonaire's waters offer something special for every diver. Novice divers will appreciate the calm waters, reefs that run parallel to shore, and minimal currents. These conditions make it an ideal location to really work on improving those buoyancy skills! And the abundance of marine life living along the shallow drop-off area of the reef slope allows for maximum bottom time. All levels of divers can enjoy the freedom of unlimited 24/7 shore diving in addition to the scheduled boat dives which depart in the mornings and afternoons.

    There are plenty of air and Nitrox tanks available at either the Drive Thru or on the dock where there are convenient benches for gear set-up and two sturdy ladders that provide easy access to the water. Rinse tanks are located at the Drive Thru as well as on the docks where there is an extensive gear storage room. This simply makes diving at Buddy's easy and enjoyable.

    Bonaire offers many activities for the non diver and adventure seeker. Enjoy windsurfing, free diving, cave exploration, mangrove kayak and snorkel, mountain biking and more.

    Complete Package Includes:

    • Roundtrip airfare from Burlington, Vermont
      8 days, 7 nights accommodation; double occupancy
    • Rental of 4-person truck
    • Unlimited Nitrox
    • 3 days of two-tank boat diving
    • Unlimited shore diving
    • Buffet Breakfast
    • Airport transfers


    The resort has spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, two restaurants, pool bar, vehicle rentals and a drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. You’ll enjoy the view of either the ocean or lush tropical gardens from your own private balcony or patio.

    Apartments include:

    • Fully equipped kitchens including microwaves, stoves, refrigerators and coffee makers.
    • Comfortably furnished living area with cable TV and phone.
    • Safe deposit boxes, free of charge.
    • Air-conditioned bedrooms with two singles or one double bed as per your request.
    • Large private balconies or patios.
    • Daily housekeeping service.

    Diver package: $2195.00

    Non-Diver package: $2095.00

    Deposit of $750 is due by November 15, 2017

    Final payment due December 15, 2017

     


    Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

    February 24th-March 3rd, 2018

    Join Instructor Wade Labrecque for 8 days and 7 nights at the beautiful Bohio Dive Resort in Grand Turk. The Turks & Caicos Islands, at the tip of the Bahamas island chain, are rich with colonial charm and a laid-back Caribbean vibe. Wild donkeys still wander the streets, and locals are known as belongers. Grand Turk is the smallest of the islands at 7 miles long and 1 mile wide but has the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world located directly off the Bohio Resort beach.

    Bohio is the island word for “Home” and that is how the resort strives to make you feel. The resort boasts the only on-site dive operation on the island. With their unique beachfront location on the west side of the island, Bohio Dive Resort is located only a short boat ride away from all Grand Turk dive sites, where dramatic wall dives, historic wrecks, and majestic sea life are just waiting to be discovered and admired. Your package includes 2 tank morning dive and unlimited shore diving. Night diving is available and Afternoon boat dives are available at an additional cost.

    Bohio Resort’s Guanahani Restaurant & Bar open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is perched overlooking the soft sands and azure waters of world-class Pillory Beach. Or at the Ike and Donkey Beach Bar you can enjoy unspoilt beach and ocean sip a specialty cocktails while you await the green flash of another glorious sunset. Bohio’s Ike and Donkey Beach Bar is the favorite island spot to enjoy live music and entertainment including Saturday night’s BBQ & live band. Breakfast and lunch are included in your package.

    Your Beachfront Double room includes two double beds, a private balcony, and spectacular views of our white sandy beach and the Caribbean. Each room comes with Each room comes with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV’s with cable, mini fridge, beach towels. Free bottled water in rooms. Upgrades to King size beds and corner rooms is possible based on availability and at additional cost.

    There is plenty for the non diver to explore and experience at Bohio. Your package includes free use of paddle boards, reef boards, kayaks, snorkel equipment and hobie cats.

    Stop by the hotel spa for a relaxing massage, go horseback riding on the beach, take a boat ride to a deserted island.

    From January through early April hundreds of humpback whales pass 400 yards off shore through the mile-deep Grand Turk Passage. Watch from the beach or take a whale watching tour.

    Diver Package price: $2795.00*

    Non-Diver Package price: $2195.00*

    Deposit: $950.00 due prior to 11/17/17

    Final payment due prior to 12/22/17

    *Prices subject to change until ticketed


    Blackbird Caye, Belize

    March 10th-17th, 2018

    Waterfront Diving Center's Instructor Shelagh Cooley is headed south next March to Blackbird Caye, Belize. Join Shelagh on this one-week escape to Blackbird Caye on Turneffe Atoll, considered some of the best diving in the Caribbean. Turneffe Atoll supports diverse marine life, incredible visibility, and legendary vertical walls. At 24 miles long and 8 miles wide, this circular reef has over 70 named dive sites.

    The Blackbird Caye Resort is a unique resort, with access to pristine ocean, surrounded by nature and impeccable service, this resort is an idyllic tropical getaway. The newly renovated double and triple cabanas have all the comforts of home with the exotic feel of the Caribbean. With world class diving, on some of the best reefs in the Western Hemisphere, divers and snorkelers will be amazed by the abundance and diversity fo the wildlife.

    Complete Packete Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare out of Burlington, Vermont,
  • 7 nights at Blackbird Caye Resort
  • 3 meals daily
  • 15 dives on the Truneffe Atoll
  • Access to paddle boards, kayaks, and
  • Airport transfers in Belize
  • turneffe atollComplete Package Price(based on double occupancy)* $2950

    Initial Deposit of $1000 Due 10/6/17

    Second Payment of $700 Due 11/10/17

    Third Payment of $700 Due 12/8/18

    Final Payment of $550 Due 1/5/18

    *Prices Subject to change until ticketed

     

     


    Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

    March 24th-April 1st, 2018

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    Join Waterfront Diving Center and Divemaster John Siminger for another memorable and fun week of great Caribbean diving. This time we visit the newly renovated Brac Beach Resort, an all-inclusive "concierge" dive resort where you put your gear outside your door upon arrival and don't really need to touch it again until the end of the trip - Remember Compass Point? Same great service... different island.

    Cayman Brac is a famed and favorite oasis for topnotch Caribbean diving and Brac Beach Resort is considered the most exclusive dive resort on the island. Now this premier resort experience has risen to greater heights with the addition of many new upgrades, including this new multi-level poolside bar, a large freeform swimming pool and hot tub, updated accommodations and many other resort-wide improvements.

    Ammenities for Serenity

    Enjoy a wide range of amenities to make the most of your stay. Relax in your spacious room overlooking the beautiful beach. Savor award-winning tropical dining for every mood. Indulge in the pampering and the pleasure of the full service on-site spa. Work in a workout at the fitness center, play on the tennis court or immerse yourself in the island with a bicycle or kayak rental. Then, refresh yourself in the sparkling pool with a cocktail from the poolside bar. And as the sun goes down, the entertainment heats up with festive activities that let you meet and mingle with other guests.

    First Class Diving for a Second-to-None Experience

    The exclusive Reef Divers valet diving service is a favorite of guests. Their dedicated boat crew will take care of all of the work, so you can enjoy a carefree dive. As you ride on their custom-built 46' boats to the island's premier dive sites, relax as the diving staff handles the carrying, changing and cleaning of your gear throughout the day. This special resort service is a courtesty and convenience for the most memorable diving experience.

    A recent guest posted on Trip Advisor: "Valet diving has spoiled us rotten! The rooms are clean and functional with small balconies and nice views of the pool and white sand beach beyond. The staff was so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment and all-you-can-eat buffets. Highly recommend Cayman Brac Beach Resort!"

    cayman bracComplete Package Includes:

    • Roundtrip airfare from Burlington, Vermont
    • 8 nights accomodation; double occupancy
    • 7 dive days! This an extended Sat-Sun trip
    • 14 dives + option to add 5 more
    • 3 buffet meals daily
    • Airport transfers on Brac

    Complete Package Price* $2795.00

    Non-Diver Package Price* $2295.00

     

    Deposit $750.00 Due 12/15/17

    Second Payment $1000.00 Due 1/10/17

    Final Payment Due 2/2/18

    *Prices based on double occupancy and subject to change until ticketed.


    Juliet Liveaboard, Bahamas

    April 21st-27th, 2018

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    "The sight of a boat riding in the water clenches a fist of emotion in man's chest. A horse, a beautiful dog, arouses sometimes a quick emotion, but of inanimate things only a boat can do it. "

    - John Steinbeck, The Sea of Cortez

    In April 2018, Waterfront Diving Center with Divemaster Kreig Pinkham will be leading a one week dive trip to the blue waters of the Bahamas on the Juliet liveaboard leaving out of Miami, Florida. The Juliet is 101 foot three mast schooner that once served as a research and cargo vessel supplying science expeditions in Antarctica. It has been repurposed to serve as a compleete diving and sailing liveaboard experience.

    The Juliet plies the water of the Caribbean and this trip will depart from the port on Sunday afternoon and sail accross the depths of the Gulf of Florida overnight toward the Bahamian Outer Cays and the Grand Bahama Bank where the Bahamian shelf drops into the abyssal ocean. For most of the trip we'll be diving on sites known only to the Juliet and her crew, giving ample opportunities to explore the features that makes the Bahamas a world-class dive destination: endless coral heads thriving amoung patches of pure white sand that transform the clear water into countless shades of blue. The trip will feature five dive activities, the trip will offer training and ample opportunity to practice lionfishspearfishing in an effort to help keep these remote reefs free from this invasive species.

    In between dives we'll assist the crew in setting sail, or just enjoy the sun on two spacious sun decks. The Waterfront Diving Center has chartered the entire boat for the week, so unlike many dive liveaboard experiences, this trip promises a week aboard a ship that exudes real character with just our Waterfront Dive Community. On board accommodations include two ensuite cabins with queen or two double beds with private head and sower and four rooms with two bunk beds that share a shower.

    This trip is ideal for experienced and beginning divers alike. For divers looking to hone their navigation skills, the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas offer an ideal learning environment. Each dive is preceded by a thorough briefing, but once complete you and your buddy are free to explore at your leisure. For divers looking to improve thier photography skills, Kreig will be on-hand to offer thoughts and suggetions. And for the diver just looking to relax, we will be well beyond the range of cell and internet service, surrounded only by the blue of sea and sky for most of the trip.

    To learn more about what this trip holds, visit www.julietsailinganddiving.com. Kreig spent a week on the Juliet four yeas ago and has been looking for an opportunity to share this trip with others ever since.

    Complete Package Includes: juliet

    • 7 days/6 nights accomodation; double occupancy
    • 3 meals per day, snacks and hors d'oeuvres
    • Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Tanks and weights
    • Marine biology presentation
    • Shore excursions

    Not Included:

    • Airfare to/from port of departure (Miami, Florida)
    • Bahamas Port Fee $120
    • Transfers to/from boat
    • Nitrox is availabe, costs extra
    • Rental Gear
    • Gratuities

    Complete Package Price Shared Bathroom $1690

    Complete Package Price with En Suite Bathroom $1890

    Deposit $500.00 Due 10/15/17

    Second Deposit $500 Due 12/15/17

    Final Payment Due 2/15/18

    *Note: Airfare not included. Travellers will meet in Miami at the port of departure.


    Maldives on the Manthiri Liveaboard

    April 14th-27th, 2019

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    Why Dive the Maldines on the Manthiri?

    Mantas, Whalesharks, Turtles, Octopus, Schooling Fish and More!

    Join Waterfront Diving Center Co-Owner and Instructor Robert "Ski" Wilczynski for this dive trip of a lifetime, to one of the top all-around dive destinations on the planet, the Maldines. Ski had the opportunity to dive the Maldives in September 2016 and loved it so much that he wants to go back! Perhaps nowhere else in the world is the marine life as rich, divers or colorful as in these warm waters of the Indian Ocean.maldives manta

    Located Southwest of India, the Maldives consists of 26 atolls stretching 470 miles across the equator. The Maldives are defined a garland shaped atoll chain dotted with countless reefs and 1,190 islands, nearly a thousand uninhabited. This is one of the most exciting places for fish photography and a nearly perfect year-round dive destination. Imagine yourself drifting over channels, lingering over pinnacles or drop-offs, and exploring valleys of soft corals and gardens of hard corals croweded with fish. Maine life incldues but not limited to tropicals to pelagics, morays, mantas, turles, octopus, sharks, whalesharks and large schools of fish. Encounters with 10,000 to 100,000 schooling fish of a dozen eagle rays are not uncommon.

    When not in the water diving, divers will spend time on board the Manthiri. Manthiri is a beautiful 85-foot liveaboard vessel built of fine tropical timber, and custom-designed for dive cruises. The wide beam of 25 feet contributes toward a stable hull and minimizes rocking motion and allows for 6 spacious cabins. Cabin configurations consist of four cabins with two twin beds and two cabins with one queen-size bed. No more than twelve guests are on each cruise and the attentive eleve-person crew ensures that every need is met.

    All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water showers,convenient hair dryers, individually controlled air conditioning and minibars. There's plenty of storage in every cabin, including a locker and drawers for clothes and luggage stowage.

    Manthiri's teak paneled salon is one of the largest found on any vessel of this size. This lounge area is furnished with six sofas, a music system, DVD player and multi-system TV/VCR with video camera viewing capabilities. The camera salon is equiped with a well-lit work station, spacious tables to store cameras, and ample 230V and 110V power outlets. Manthiri has been outfitted by professionals with underwater photographers in mind.

    maldives fishManthiri's top deck is arranged to accomodat both sun worshippers and shade seekers. Deck chairs are ideally placed for soaking in the rays, icy drink in hand or star-gazing in the evening. For full details and pictures of the boat visit their website at www.manthiriliveaboard.com.

    A seperate specially outfitted dive tender, called a dhoni, provides a home for all dive gear, compressors, and Nitrox systems. The dive boar has a full bathroom with a shower and one outside shower. This is a very spacious boat as four people can giant stride into the water at one time and there is a very stable ladder to get back on board.

    With other 20 years of experience diving the Maldives, the crew has discovered new dive sites that are exclusive to Manthiri guests. This, along with only 12 guests per voyage, means less diver congestion in the water. The crew also knows the best times to visit certain sites to see specific marine life based upon the time of year, currents, phase of the moon, etc. Visitors can expect to see species that include, but are not limited to whalesharks, mantas, turles, octopus, eels, soft and hard corals and more...

    The food on Manthiri is wonderfully prepared and plentiful. Trained at a top Maldivian Resort, professional chefs ensure a sophisticated twist on the contemporary flavors of the Maldives, as tasteful blend of East and West. With ten years of serving on board Manthiri, the chefs know precisely how to pamper divesr with the finest seafood, aromatic local specialities, and global cuisine guaranteed to suit the palates of guests from around the world.

    Boat Package Includes:
    • Airport transfers in Male,
    • 10 days/9 nights aboard the Manthiri based on double occupancy 4/17/19- 4/27/19,
    • Approximately 4 dives per day or 3 day dives and 1 night dive for 8 1/2 days (about 30 dives),
    • Meals, bottle water, juices, coffee, and tea (alchoholic and soft drinks are for sale.),
    • Tanks and weights,
    • $6 per day Green and 12% Food/Services Taxs.

    Additional Costs - Depending on Air Schedule:
    • Airfare - estimated $1500-$2000,
    • 1 Night at the Hulhule Hotel based on double occupancy with airport transfers - $195 per person,
    • Day room at the Hulhule Hotel based on double occupancy with airport transfers (if needed)
    • Nitrox, Crew Gratuity, Soda, beer, wind, hard liquor, Personal purchasese, Meals in transit & Trip Insurance.

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    Maldives Transfers & Boat Package $4899.00 (airfare and hotel not included in this price).

    Hulhule Hotel Night (Based on Double Occupancy) $195 (estimated, 2019 prices not available yet)

    Airfare Call for Current Price. (Price available 11 months prior to departure.)

     

     

     

    Boat Payment Schedule Option 1:

    Initial Deposit: $500

    Monthly payments of $175.96 starting April 1st 2017

    Boat Payment Schedule Option 2:

    Initial Deposit $500

    Scheduled Payment #1: $1466.33 Due October 31st, 2018

    Scheduled Payment #2: $1466.33 Due December 31st, 2018

    Final Payment: $1466.33 Due February 2nd, 2019

     



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