Scuba World ADVENTURE Dive Trips

Ready to do your checkout dives?  Need to get wet?  Want to get away?  Join the Scuba World Crew on one of our dive trips.  We do local diving at the quarries in Pennsylvania and boat diving off of the coast of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.  We also lead adventure dive trips around the world!  We travel to the Florida Keys at least 3 times a year.  Where ever we go, we always find the ADVENTURE!  We’d love for you to join us as often as you can!  Come blow bubbles with Scuba World!

 Interested in a real Scuba World adventure?  Join us to explore the Red Sea in June of 2023 or Socorro in February of 2024.  Please make your deposit at Scuba World to join the waitlist. Scroll down for more information.

Florida Keys Quarry Weekend Exciting Exotic Adventure
 March 19-25, 2023 Call (302) 697-2882 or email ScubaWorldIncDover@gmail.com to sign up for Lake Allure checkouts  Aquacat, February 11-18, 2023

Full, accepting wait list

August 6-12, 2023  Local Boat Charter Diving May – October Red Sea, Egypt June 26-July 3, 2023

Full, accepting wait list

November 5-11, 2023  Ramon’s Belize September 24 – October 1, 2023
Aquacat, January 6-13, 2024

 

Socorro, Rocio Del Mar February 5-14, 2024

Full, accepting wait list

Guadalupe Island Great White Sharks

September 15 – 20, 2024

 

Scuba World Dives the Florida Keys — Spearfishing and Lobstering permited

How much does it cost? Diver – $1190 | Non-Diver – $595

What’s Included?

Seven days and six nights at Ocean Pointe Resort in Tavernier, Florida. Surround yourself with sixty acres of tropical elegance in the fabulous Florida Keys. Four persons per condo based on quadurple occupancy. Accommodations include:

  • Two private bedrooms (king/2 twin)

  • 2 private baths

  • Heated pool

  • Central air conditioning

  • Balcony

  • Private beach

  • Full Kitchen

  • Washer & dryer

  • Tennis courts

  • Dining/living room

  • One maid service

  • Canoe/kayak rentals

Five boat trips (2 tanks per trip) Monday through Friday with Florida Keys Dive Center or Islamorada Dive Center (IDC).  While we know it’s all about the dive, Scuba World-IDC-Flakeys diving is a comprehensive experience. Your adventure begins the minute you walk through the doors. The friendly and experienced staff handles all the details of our trips, from making sure you have all the gear that’s right for you to setting it up on the boat to spraying it down for you at the end of the day. Everything will be taken care of when you’re on a Scuba World-IDC dive. Air fills, Captain’s and Mate’s tips and Florida State Tax are all included in the package price.  Certification dives for students can be arranged.

Are you and your buddy uncomfortable with navigating yourselves back to the boat?  When you dive with Scuba World, you can follow one of our instructors who will help you navigate!  Equipment malfunctions on the boat are no fun, but with Scuba World’s experienced staff and multitude of tools and parts aboard the ship, we can fix most problems and keep you diving.  We come extra prepared for all those common small problems.  You will learn a lot from our staff just from being around us and diving with us. Plus, it is always more fun to dive with the Scuba World gang!

This trip includes everything except:

  • Transportation to and from Florida

  • Scuba Gear (BC, Regulator, and 2 aluminum tanks) – can be rented at Scuba World for $120 for the week

  • Transportation for scuba gear to and from Florida

  • Meals – (approximately $150 – $200 per person)

Extras:

  • Extra Dives: $95 for a two tank dive

  • Night Dive: $95 for a one tank dive

  • Bubble Watcher: $55 per boat trip

  • Snorkel: $55 per boat trip

  • Advanced Open Water Certification Course: $250

  • Specialty Certification Courses: $175

September 24 – October 1, 2023

2023  Rates

8-day/7-night package price          $1,530.00  per person  — based on double occupancy

$3,060 per 2-diver couple

$1,030.00 per non-diver

$500 Single Supplement

Single Shares are only available upon request based on availability

Room upgrades are available upon request based on availability

Air travel not included.

Transfers from Belize International Airport to San Pedro (round trip) have been included.  Gratuities for included diving and breakfast are included.

Nitrox and Rental not included. Lunch and dinner not included.  Alcohol not included.

 

Ramon’s Village Resort is the host hotel for government dignitaries, entertainment personalities, entrepreneurs, authors, songwriters, artists, dive professionals, amateur dive enthusiasts, photographers, fishermen, beauty queens, fashion models, vacationers and the person who just wants to get away for a few days. We can only accommodate a few guests at any one time and we fill up pretty quickly, so if you want to make some great memories and a bunch of new friends, make your reservations early and come stay with us!

Combine the lush vegetation, Mayan influence, Tahitian elements, delicious food, wonderful people, excellent service, great amenities, comfortable accommodations, superb location and the wide variety of entertainment options, and it’s no wonder Ramon’s Village Resort in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye has been the first choice of travelers to Belize since 1987.  Styled after the Tahitian cottages on the Polynesian island of Bora Bora, our cabanas are built from native materials by craftsmen utilizing the same skill and techniques the islanders used in the days of the great sailing ships. We’re not a concrete condo encompassed by concrete parking lots. Ramon’s Village is a sanctuary nestled in a tropical garden of Royal Palms, bougainvillea, lilies, hibiscus and dozens of other types of tropical flora. Surrounded by the plant life are Mayan sculptures that provide a glimpse of the civilization that preceded us in this Caribbean paradise. Once inside our enchanted village, you’ll be in a world of your own choosing.

 

When God created the heavens and earth He was exceptionally generous with the tiny nation later to be known as Belize. Blessed with both the World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef, at 186 miles, and three of the four living atolls in the Western Hemisphere, Belize is a Scuba Diver’s Paradise. Because of its spectacular dive sites, Belize attracts divers from around the world and the Ramon’s Village Divers’ dock is the perfect launching point for any underwater excursion. Ramon’s Village Divers is the oldest and most respected dive shop in all of Belize.

 

From exploring Jacques Cousteau’s world-famous Blue Hole to the enjoyment of the undersea wonders of Lighthouse Reef Atoll and the Turneffe Atoll, to the incredible beauty of Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the unforgettable heart-pounding adventure of “swimming with the sharks” at Shark Ray Alley, you’ll never see anything like this again. We truly do have an extraordinary collection of God’s spectacular trophies in His underwater showcase of wonderful things.

 

Ramon’s Village Divers maintains a fleet of four skiffs ranging in size from twenty-eight feet to thirty-four feet. These boats are used for dives along the Belize Barrier Reef in the vicinity of Ambergris Caye and carry up to eight divers plus crew. The close proximity of the Barrier Reef, just over a quarter mile offshore, allows us to choose from thirty or forty named sites within a five to fifteen minute boat ride from our dock. Ramon’s Village Divers offer daily trips at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm to dive sites along the Belize Barrier Reef adjacent to Ambergris Caye.

 

Since the dive sites are within minutes of our dock, we return to our dock between dives to exchange scuba tanks and fulfill your surface interval requirement. This allows our divers to choose any combination of dives each day. Ramon’s Village Divers also offers its guests double or triple tank dives along the Belize Barrier Reef. Our dive sites offer both the novice and experienced diver incredible dive opportunities. Our dive masters and dive guides will customize your dive based upon your skill level.

 

The Miss Gina, our Pro forty-two foot dive boat, carries up to sixteen divers plus crew making it an excellent choice for dive groups and can also be used for dive trips to the Turneffe Atoll. The Lady Grace, our Newton forty-six foot dive boat, can accommodate up to twenty-four divers plus crew and provides a comfortable outing for those wanting to dive Jacques Couteau’s Blue Hole.

 

How many dives to I get? This package includes one 2-tank boat trip per day for 6 days.  Upgrades are available.  There are no refunds for any missed boat trips.

Upgrade to Blue Hole Boat Trip $305

Upgrade to Turneffe North Boat Trip $195

Upgrade to Triple Tank Boat Trip $45

Scuba rates include boat trip, guide, tanks, weights, park fees and gratuities.  Equipment rentals are additional and can be rented from Scuba World or Ramon’s Village.

 

What is included? Accommodation in a Steve and Becky’s room, tax, breakfast daily, and 6 days of double tank dives.  Transfers from Belize International Airport to San Pedro (round trip) have been included.  Gratuities for included diving and breakfast are included.

 

Are drinks included?  Breakfast plan includes choice of any entrée on breakfast menu with coffee and juice.  Outside of breakfast, no meals or beverages have been included in this package. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

 

Can I take advanced certification or specialty courses?  Our Scuba World instructors are available for further training on this trip, including Open Water checkout dives. Advanced Open Water certification is required on some dives. Prior arrangements recommended.  Instructional materials and course fees not included. Medical release required.  Please contact Scuba World for more information.

 

What airport should I fly into?  Southwest flies direct from Baltimore to Belize City International.

 

Average Temperatures Water Temp 85F, Air Temp 85F. Shorty, Full Wetsuit 3mm, or Full 5mm. Wetsuit needs vary from individual to individual.  These are approximates.

 

Deposits/Payments A $250.00 per person deposit is due when the reservation is made with Scuba World.  The balance of the trip must be paid by March 1, 2023 or you forfeit your spot and all deposits.

 

Cancellation Policy*  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.  Only after October 1, 2023 and only if we can fill your spot(s), we will refund payments minus any non-refundable fees.

 

Insurance TRAVEL INSURANCE:  We urge you to consider purchasing travel & dive insurance for your trip.  In order to maintain our reasonable cost & high level of service, we do not automatically insure your trip against the adverse effects of weather, covid or other factors beyond our control.  Your holiday represents a very large investment, and unforeseen circumstances such as injury or sickness, airline issues, and family emergencies can easily affect your ability to travel.  It is recommended that all passengers purchase travel protection to help protect you and your trip investment. It is also recommended that all divers have diving accident insurance. Covid insurance is also recommended.

 

Method of Payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover, cash, personal check, money order and Venmo are all accepted at Scuba World.

September 15 – 20, 2024

Cage Diving with the Great White Sharks of Guadalupe Island

2024  Rates

6-day/5-night trip                        $3,725  per person  — based on double occupancy

  Park Fees: $225 paid upfront

Port Fees: $35 paid onboard

 

Air travel not included.  Hotels not included if needed.  Tip for crew not included.  Nitrox and Rental not included.  Transfers not included.  Alcohol not included.

Boarding is at 7:30 p.m. on September 15 and disembarking by 7:00 p.m. on September 20

 

Why cage dive with the great white sharks?  Great white shark encounters at Guadalupe Island are nothing short of spectacular. It’s simply the best destination in the world for calm clear water and consistently high probability of multiple shark encounters per day.  The sheer number of sharks in the bay that we cage dive in is amazing. On many dives, we see two to three great whites, although we have seen up to 47 sharks on one trip! Guadalupe Island is home to at least 366 individually identified sharks and still counting. Adventuring out to Guadalupe Island is all about getting in the water and being closer to great white sharks then you ever imagined. It’s a one-day open ocean sail out to Guadalupe Island. The island is 25 miles long and we anchor where the waters are almost always calm. The truly amazing thing about this destination is the sheer number of great white sharks.

Are great white sharks endangered? Yes, the white shark was listed as an endangered species in 2006, and is estimated to have declined in population close to 80% in North America over the past 14 years. Guadalupe Island was designated as a Biosphere Reserve by the Mexican government in 2005, and since has seen an increase in white shark population. We can attribute this to protection efforts from conservationists and the ecotourism industry increasing education and changing attitudes towards this important predator. One living shark is much more valuable over time that one dead shark.

Will I see sharks? In 20 years of diving and up to 25,000 dives each season at Guadalupe, there have only been a handful of times that we haven’t experienced really good sharking. This white shark population is getting healthier and healthier and continues to grow with more than 370 individual sharks now identified in the bay that we dive in.

 

Is diving with sharks safe? Yes! For your safety, all shark cage diving is done using a hookah system – otherwise known as surface supplied air – and our custom designed cages. These cages are designed to provide maximum protection for you and for our sharks. It is vitally important that the sharks are never affected or injured during their interaction with us.

 

How many dives to I get? 3 dives a day (for 3 days) in the submersible cages (certified divers only). Virtually unlimited diving in the surface cages. You do not need to be certified to jump into the water with the great white sharks on one of our trips. Surface cages are open to divers and non-divers alike. Please note that you do need to be a certified diver to enjoy the submersible cages.

 

What is the visibility like? Visibility is almost always 100-120 feet, sometimes 150 feet.

 

What is included? Accommodation, all meals (continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert), non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, daily room service, towels, in-water divemastering, end of trip DVD and onboard facilities such as the hot tub and lounge.

Are drinks included? A selection of complimentary beverages includes water, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

 

Will I get seasick?  Motion sickness medication should be brought along in the event that we encounter rough seas. We want you to be comfortable. The boat will spend the night in calm anchorages.

 

Can I take advanced certification or specialty courses on board?  Our instructors are available for further training in SCUBA. AWARE Shark Specialty will be available. Prior arrangements recommended.  Instructional materials not included. Medical release required.  Please contact Scuba World for more information.

 

When should I book my flights?  We suggest flying in the day before the boat departs. This allows time for any delays or missing baggage. After the trip we also suggest you depart the following day to account for any delays at the border.
What airport should I fly into?  Either San Diego California or Tijuana International usually connecting through Mexico City.

 

Where should I stay before my trip?  We highly recommend a convenient airport pickup by the hotel transportation directly to the beautiful Hotel Coral in Ensenada. The resort is a great place to decompress before venturing out to Guadalupe Island with full services from spa and massage to kayaks and bikes. Ensenada is one of our favorite places and has become the gastronomic and wine destination in all of Mexico. For those who prefer to stay in San Diego, we recommend the Four Points Sheraton and can get you a great rate at this 4-star hotel.

 

Where do I meet the boat?  Waterfront Marina Bar and Grill at the Hotel Coral. Check-in is available from 3pm onwards on the day of departure. Your ship will board at 9:30pm.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you make your own way to Ensenada from the United States, you MUST STOP at the IMN Immigration Office at the border and OBTAIN an FMT TOURIST PERMIT. The Mexican Authorities will not allow anybody without this permit to board our ships.

 

What are the $225 fees?  This covers the Guadalupe Island Park Fees.  There is also a $35 per person fee for port fees that is payable on board.

 

Average Temperatures Water Temp 72F, Air Temp 75F. Full Wetsuit 3mm, Full 5mm or Full 7mm. Wetsuit needs vary from individual to individual.  These are approximates.

 

Deposits/Payments A $250.00 per person deposit is due when the reservation is made with Scuba World.  The second payment of $1,000 is due by February 15, 2023.  The third payment of $1,000 is due by November 15, 2023. The third payment of $1,000 is due by February 15, 2024.  The balance of the trip must be paid by July 1, 2024 or you forfeit your spot.

 

Cancellation Policy*  There are no refunds.  Only after departure and if the trip departs full, we will refund payments minus any non-refundable fees.

 

Insurance TRAVEL INSURANCE:  We urge you to consider purchasing travel & dive insurance for your trip.  In order to maintain our reasonable cost & high level of service, we do not automatically insure your trip against the adverse effects of weather, covid or other factors beyond our control.  Your holiday represents a very large investment, and unforeseen circumstances such as injury or sickness, airline issues, and family emergencies can easily affect your ability to travel.  It is recommended that all passengers purchase travel protection to help protect you and your trip investment. It is also recommended that all divers have diving accident insurance. Covid insurance is also recommended.

 

Method of Payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover, cash, personal check, money order and Venmo are all accepted at Scuba World.

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