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 and has dived in almost every sea and ocean.  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

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

Weekend Getaways usually include:

 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.

In addition, your local getaway must be paid in full 14 days before departure in order to confirm numbers with the operator.

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. 

International Getaways

Overseas Getaways usually include the following unless stated otherwise:

Overseas getaways, require a $1000 non-refundable deposit and full payment is always required, 60 days before departure.

Bookings must be confirmed on our escorted booking form.

If you have completed a booking form, you are not confirmed.  
Please check with Pro-Dive Central Coast for additional conditions. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns.

All overseas travel arrangements, unless specified otherwise on flyer, by courtesy of chosen, Licenced Travel agent nominated. 

Booking Policy

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 please see your Travel Insurance Company for advice.

Credit card charges

Surcharges apply to credit cards, the travel agent reserves the right to surcharge- their fee as shown below, are typical.
Actual Credit card fees will be displayed when you make your payment.

Cheque's accepted, however to save on fees, payment can also be made directly to the travel providers bank account.  
Details are available on 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.

Refund Details

Over 60 days prior to departure date Full refund
Less than 60 days and up to 45 calendar days 25% refund
Cancellation within the last 45 calendar days No refund unless a replacement can be found

Special conditions may apply to some getaways, please check with Pro-Dive Central Coast for booking amended conditions. 

Travel Insurance

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.

In addition, we strongly suggest DAN Evacuation Insurance policy for all divers as your credit card traval insurance may not cover you for scuba diving activities.  Please visit the DAN Website for for information. 

Luggage allowance

Please check the luggage allowance as per your flight details.

If you cannot stay under the allowance, you may be forced to leave behind some equipment or pay an excess baggage fee, this 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 as the Australian dollar is constantly fluctuating and 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.