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Vacation Diving, Certification Dives, Exploration Diving,…. Whatever your desires are, you can probably do it on one of our organized Scuba Dive trips. Travel and Dive with experienced, certified PADI instructors; friendly, safety conscious, knowledgeable and Fun! We have travel plans that fit your style, needs and budget. Check out our web pages for details and fun stories, and call if you need more information, or are just ready to hop aboard the next flight out!

INSURANCE:

Remember to get your DAN DIVER INSURANCE – a requirement for all of our trips for our peace of mind. Add DAN TRIP INSURANCE for your peace of mind!

Diver Insurance: http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/partner/ 

Trip Insurance: http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/partner/366165/trip 

When purchasing DAN insurance, please include our Tri-State Scuba account and store number:

      • Tri-State Scuba Account #366165
      • Tri-State Scuba PADI Store #17186

Upcoming Trips

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OVERVIEW (SEE FULL DETAILS BELOW):

WE  ARE TAKING DEPOSITS ON OUR 2022 TRIPS. GRAB YOUR SPOT……OUR TRIPS SELL OUT FAST!


FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 5, 2022

TURKS & CAICOS

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

**** Current CDC guidelines for Turks & Caicos ****

East Bay Resort is located in the Turks and Caicos on the quintessentially Caribbean island of South Caicos. We are a 100% beachfront resort, and each of our 86  beachfront suites feature views of the Caribbean Sea and  the sugar-white sands of East Bay Beach.

With warm turquoise waters, moderate currents, and visibility to over 100 feet, South Caicos offers some of the most unspoiled, well-preserved, and isolated diving in the world.

Featuring South Caicos’ only on-site PADI dive shop, there are over 20 dive sites within a 15-minute boat ride away from our beach, with more incredible sites being charted each month.

The Caicos Banks, a network of underwater plateaus, support many of these dive sites. Ranging over 1700 square miles, the banks are surrounded by a vibrant barrier reef system with thousands of species of Caribbean sea life. The banks eventually drop off to what is commonly referred to as the South Caicos Wall, plunging from 35 to over 7,000 feet to the depths of the sea. Some of our other popular dive sites include the East Bay Spur and the Arch, located less than a mile from our front door.

INCLUDED:

    • 7 nights at East Bay Resort
    • 5 days of 3-tank boat dives
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • 21-drink package / 3 per night – cocktails, bar alcohol, beer, house wine, non-alcoholic beverages
    • Welcome rum punch
    • Airport transfers and fees
    • 19% Taxes
    • Resort gratuities

ROOM AMENITIES:

    • 2 double beds
    • Air conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • In-room safe
    • Hair dryer
    • Coffee maker

NOT INCLUDED:

    • R/T air
    • Airport transfers
    • Nitrox ($130 extra)
    • Dive crew tips
    • Marine Park fees (if any required)

RATES:

    • Double Occupancy (Diver)     $2,495 pp
    • Single Occupancy (Diver)      $2,895 pp
    • Double Occupancy (Non-diver)      $2,245 pp


APRIL 30 – MAY 7, 2022

DOMINICA

A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

*** Current CDC Guidelines for Dominica ***

*** Current Travel Protocols for Dominica ***

Discover Dominica web site: https://discoverdominica.com/en/home

 

200 waterfalls and 365 rivers

The beauty of the island is indescribable. From the lush mountains to the diving, this is an exceptional adventure you will never forget. We have visited this island on multiple occasions and always say the same thing……………I want to live here.

Besides the diving, we will be touring and playing a lot because there is a lot to see! Waterfalls, gorgeous pools, Sulphur springs, champagne bubbles to dive in, natural hot tubs on the beach. A great place for snorkelers.

    

INCLUDED:

    • 7 nights at the Fort Young Hotel / Ocean front double occupancy diver
    • 5 days 2 tank dives
    • Free nitrox
    • Marine park fees
    • 5 days unlimited shore diving
    • 3 afternoon tours
    • Full breakfast daily
    • Transfers to/from airport
    • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED:

    • R/T air
    • Tips
    • Lunch & dinner

RATES:

    • Double Occupancy (Diver)     $2,275 pp 
    • Single Occupancy (Diver)      $3,075 pp
    • Double Occupancy (Non-diver)      $1,975 pp


MAY 28 – JUNE 9, 2022

PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES

SOLD OUT!

**** Current CDC guidelines for the Philippines ****

Besides the Palawan adventures, we are going to the “coral vortex” of the world, Tubbataha, a 35 year old world heritage site.

http://www.tubbatahareef.org/home 

WEEK 1 (May 28 – June 3): Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel

https://twoseasonsresorts.com/corontown/ 

       

Two Seasons enters Coron Town with a bayside hotel that’s truly one of its kind, making vacations in Palawan a lot more delightful in more ways than one.

Beautiful Coron – home to numerous Palawan hotels that attract thousands of tourists year round – is a quiet town located southeast of the island of Busuanga, at the northern end of Palawan in the Philippines. Aside from fishing, the main industry here is tourism, with the place’s World War II shipwrecks being a popular destination for diving.

Many key attractions are found on Coron Island itself. It is home to a good number of beautiful beaches, mostly small and surrounded by large limestone cliffs and a thriving wildlife. For snorkeling enthusiasts, there are Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, and Barracuda Lake, which are among the most popular attractions around.

It’s because of these natural wonders that – for those asking where to stay in Palawan – Coron is always top-of-mind.

INCLUDED:

    • Daily breakfast
    • Lunch on tour days
    • Park entry fees
    • Transfers 

NOT INCLUDED:

    • R/T air
    • Tips
WEEK 2 (June 3 – June 9): The Luxury Liveaboard Stella Maris Explorer

https://allstarliveaboards.com/stella-maris-explorer-vessel/

Board this beautiful vessel for 6 nights!

       

The Stella Maris Explorer features:

    • Air conditioning with carpeted interiors
    • En-suite cabins with hot and cold water showers
    • Memory foam mattresses and pillows
    • Large sundeck with bar and jacuzzi
    • Free Nitrox for certified divers
    • Up to 4 dives per day at Tubbataha reefs

The Stella Maris Explorer is designed with comfort in mind.Ten spacious ‘retro-chic’ cabins accommodate up to 21 guests. Each cabin features memory foam mattresses and pillows, AC, storage space and private en-suite bathrooms. The cabins are spread over 3 decks. Social areas include a spacious salon with a large TV and dining area where expertly prepared meals and snacks incorporating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and a variety of proteins are served. The top deck offers chairs and loungers either in the sun or covered area, the perfect place to soak up the sun, relax in between dives or enjoy a stunning sunset with a cocktail.

The Stella Maris Explorer yacht offers itineraries to dive the best of Tubbataha. Up to 4 dives per day are scheduled for the opportunity to dive in nutrient-rich waters which brings sharks, mantas, dolphins and a whole host of macro critters. Diving is made easy with the 2 custom-designed 26’ hard bottom dive tenders, and groups are kept small with a diver to guide ratio of 5:1. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

INCLUDED:

    • Up to 19 dives (no night dives due to currents)
    • All meals
    • Transfers

NOT INCLUDED:

    • R/T air
    • Tips
    • Alcohol (you can bring your own from duty free)
    • Marine park and port fees

RATES:

    • Room Type 1 (Diver)     TBD
    • Room Type 2 (Diver)      $4,320 PP

SEPTEMBER 10 – 17, 2022

BELIZE

DETAILS PENDING

**** Current CDC guidelines for Belize ****

 

 

                               

 

Dolphin, Tarpon, Sharks, Eagle Rays, Walls and Reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters.

Water temperature: 82+ degrees; up to 27 dives
Belize is a wall diver’s paradise. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges. Moray eels, spiny lobsters and tiny arrow crabs hide in every crack, crevice, cave and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations. These are just a few things you will see at Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay and Turneffe Reef.

Every Saturday at 6 pm, the luxurious BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™ casts off from the Radisson Ft. George dock located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving to Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay and the famous Blue Hole. The mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system, is approximately 1,000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. The Blue Hole was made famous by ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the Top Ten Dive Sites in the World. In 1971, he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the Blue Hole to chart its depths. Once descended into the Blue Hole guests will see beautiful vertical stalactite formations.

A trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Belize’s Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle, or a canopy tour through the tree tops. OPTIONAL tours are offered on Friday afternoon. Or guests may enjoy the Radisson Ft. George Hotel pool and bar area free of charge on Friday afternoon (food and beverages not included).

ALL-INCLUSIVE:

    • Air-conditioned staterooms fitted with private toilet, shower, sink, hair dryer, and robes
    • All meals (breakfast cooked-to-order, fresh mid-morning snacks, buffet lunch, fresh mid-afternoon snacks, and elegant meal at dinner)
    • Beverages, soft drinks, local beer and wine
    • Filled tanks, weights, and weight belts

NOT INCLUDED:

    • R/T air to Belize City
    • Taxes and Fees
    • Departure Tax
    • Tips
    • Food and beverages at Ft. George Hotel

RATES

    • Deluxe Stateroom Double Occupancy     TBD
    • Master Stateroom Double Occupancy     TBD

More Trip Info:

    • Day 1:
      • Depart at 1800 hours
      • Dinner onboard
    • Days 2-7:
      • Continental breakfast at 0700 hrs
      • 1st dive at 0800 hrs
      • Full breakfast
      • 2nd dive after full breakfast
      • Lunch at 1200 hrs
      • * 3rd dive at 1400 hrs
      • * Afternoon snack
      • * 4th dive at 1630 hrs
      • * Dinner at 1800 hrs
      • * 5th dive at 2000 hrs
    • Day 8:
      • Continental breakfast
      • Check-out from Radisson Ft George Hotel at 0800 hrs

* Days 2-6 only; excursions planned for Day 7 in the afternoon with cocktails and dinner ashore starting at 1730 hrs. Spend the night at Radisson Ft George Hotel


OCTOBER 22 – 29, 2022

HALLOWEEN IN THE SPOOKY LAND OF COZ!

 

**** Current CDC guidelines for Cozumel ****

This annual pilgrimage to dive in costumes is always fun and very popular. We stay at the Casa Del Mar – our “home on the water”. With a startling number of gorgeous dive sites, it’s hard to choose where to dive first! Add to that all the fantastic food you could ever want, high end beer and booze, a pool bar, and a bunch of good dive buddies. It doesn’t get any better!

ALL-INCLUSIVE:

    • 7 nights at the Casa Del Mar – includes food, snacks, and beverages (high end liquors and ice cold bottled beer)
    • 5 days of 2-tank dives with Dive House
    • Jeeps for Friday island tour (3-4 people per Jeep)

NOT INCLUDED:

    • R/T air
    • Airport transfers (approx $20)
    • Marine Park fee (approx $15)
    • Gas and insurance for the Jeep
    • Tips

DIVING FACILITIES:

    • Onsite dive store
    • Private dock
    • Short distance from your room to the dive shop
    • Rooms designed for divers’ needs
    • Gear storage lockers
    • Fresh water to rinse your gear
    • Fresh water for cameras
    • Fresh water shower

RATES:

    • Double Occupancy (Diver)     $1,895 pp
    • Single Occupancy (Diver)      $2,345 pp
    • Double Occupancy (Non-Diver)      $1,595 pp

Additional trips are being added!!! Check back often!