- About our Getaways
About our Getaways
About our getaways
When you are looking for dive travel advice, you need to talk to someone, who has actually been to the places you are enquiring about?
Talking to someone who merely calls a travel agent, gives you second hand wisdom or worse still, someone who reads a travel brochure- verbatim.
Bob Diaz, our own travel expert, has traveled the far corners of the world, Bob has dived in almost every sea and ocean but, there are still three major seas he hasn't dived or swam in- But who wants to dive in the Dead Sea?
Call Bob for the lowdown on adventure dive travel, maybe you will get an insight into-
When is the best diving season?
What dates to avoid religious or public holidays,
Why you should avoid a particular area, at a certain time of the year!
Dive operators do change, more hotels get built, even the reefs you dive on, can change through natural or human development.
We travel to the top tourist dive spots, as well as the far out of the way sites, that may just tickle your fancy.
Every year a few different destinations are chosen, researched and then the planning commences.
This lead up time is needed to take in all the best tourist spots, that visitors would love to visit.
When you come along on our getaways, you get to experience the best of the underwater world, you can be assured of quality accomodation, awesome diving and fast economical travel arrangements.
Weekend Getaways usually include:
- Two nights share accommodation
- Light Breakfasts
- Two double boat dives
- Air fills
- Mid dive snacks
- Experienced tour leader.
Prodive Central Coast dive getaways are escorted by experienced diver escorts.
Our tour escorts have visited the destination prior, to find the best value venues for your holiday enjoyment.
Please be aware that local getaways do not include meals, transport, hire equipment, etc unless stated.
A non refundable $100 deposit is payable to confirm your booking on any local getaway unless stated otherwise.
Our getaways are very popular and there are many times when, someone wants to travel with us and the position has been reserved. Your position will be resold to the first reserve on the waiting list, should you not finalise your position within, 14 days of the intended departure date.
Overseas Getaways usually include:
- Airport transfers at destination
- Share accommodation
- Daily double boat dives
- All air fills
- Tanks and weight belts
- Mid dive snacks.
- Dive guide if necessary
- Experienced tour leader.
Overseas getaways, require a $1000 non refundable deposit- Full payment is always required, 60 days before departure.
Bookings must be confirmed on our escorted booking form.
If you have not filled out a booking form, you are not confirmed- Check with Dive centre for additional conditions.
Phone Dive centre for any information.
All overseas travel arrangements, unless specified otherwise on flyer, by courtesy of chosen, Licenced Travel agent nominated.
$1000 deposit required at time of booking.
Booking form must be completed and on file.
Please read all paragraphs before signing.
Balance of payment is required 50 calendar days prior to departure.
Balance of payments not received within 45 calendar days of departure will result in your deposit to be forfeited and a reserve will be given your position on the trip.
Should bad health be an issue before travelling see Travel Insurance.
Credit card charges
Visa or Master card- 1.5%
Amex and Diners Card 3%
Surcharge applies to all credit card transactions.
To save on credit card fees, payment is available directly to the Travel providers banking account. Details available upon request.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Should a trip be cancelled by PRODIVE CENTRAL COAST P/L, a refund less a $200 admin fee will be available.
All refunds must be authorised by the management of PRODIVE CENTRAL COAST P/L.
Cancellation policy details.
- More than 60 calendar days prior to departure date- results in a full Refund
- Less than 60 days and up to 45 calendar days- results in a 75% loss of deposit.
- Cancellation within the last 45 calendar days will result in full forfeiture of total trip payment unless a replacement can be found.
- Special conditions may apply to some getaways- Check with Dive centre for booking amended conditions.
It is strongly recommended that Travel Insurance be arranged in case of illness, accident, loss of luggage or other unforeseen events that may force your trip cancellation.
We strongly suggest DAN Evacuation Insurance policy for all divers.
Please note your credit card Travel insurance policy, may not cover you for scuba diving.
Please check the luggage allowance as per your flight details.
A maximum of two bags with a 7 Kg limit on cabin bags.
Some airlines have a "Sports gear allowance" please enquire at time of booking.
No bag should be over 32 Kg's.
If you cannot stay under the allowance, you may be forced to leave behind some equipment or pay an excess baggage fee, that can be quite expensive.
Check your ticket- The same allowance may not apply for the entire trip, for example- Lord Howe Island allows a total of 14 Kg's per person.
Excess baggage fees apply
Book your airfare early-
The Australian dollar is constantly fluctuating- Overseas destinations generally tie into the US Dollar.
To avoid disappointment, book as soon as practicable for "early bird" flight specials.
Phone ProDive Centre on 61+2 4389 3483 for any further information.