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Boat Charter Terms and Conditions

Boat Dives

  • To confirm your booking, a deposit equal to the charter fee is required.
  • Payment for any hire equipment can be finalised on the day of the dive.
  • It is necessary to call ProDive on 02 4389 3483 for a weather check between 4pm and 5pm the day prior to the dive.
  • If the dive is cancelled due to poor weather, then all monies will be refunded or transferred to another day.
  • It is necessary for you to give ProDive at least 72 hours notice should you need to cancel or transfer your booking.
  • Failure to do so will incur a cancellation fee of $100.00
  • If cancelled or transferred within 24 hours, full payment is forfeited.
  • Divers require as minimum certification, Advanced Adventurer with ten dives.
  • Divers will be medically and physically able to complete the dives
  • All equipment used will be in good working order. Each diver has their own personal dive computer and will plan their own dives along with their dive partner.
  • Failure to board the dive boat for your allotted dive time, will result in forfeiture of your payment.
  • Not diving due to a cold, sea sickness, fatigue, faulty or missing items or any other reason, such as "dive partner not diving" is not an excuse for a refund or transfer of monies paid.
  • The dive boat departs from Terrigal Haven.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time, for kit up, boarding and briefing.

 

Group Bookings

Person booking group, will assume all responsibility to inform group members of booking conditions.

 

Minimum Requirements

All customers booking to dive with PRODIVE MUST show proof of certification (through their relevant training agency) to the minimum level required for that trip before they are able to embark onto MV Snappy Tom.  If you are unable to provide proof of certification, you will not be allowed to board the vessel and may forfeit all monies paid for that trip.

 

Divers on ex HMAS Adelaide

All divers must be a minimum certification of Advanced Adventurer, unless under the supervision of a professional Dive Instructor, as a student in training.
Open water divers will not be allowed to dive the wreck, unsupervised.

For any cancellation with more than 72 hours notice, will incur a $25 administration fee or alternate days offered.  All monies are forfeited for cancellations inside 24 hours prior to departure.  Where PRODIVE cancels events, full refunds or alternate arrangements will be offered.

PRODIVE reserves the right to refuse to provide diving and dive related activities where a customer is deemed by staff to be unfit, or untrained to participate.  Refunds will be made at PRO-DIVE's discretion.

 

Liability Release and Waiver

Please read the following.  By continuing with the Internet booking you accept the terms stated below.  In consideration of PRODIVE permitting me to participate in scuba diving, snorkelling and any other water sport activity (including instruction in any of these activities whether in or out of the water or on any vessel) (collectively or severally referred to as 'Activities')

I agree as follows.

Express acceptance of risk
1.1   I confirm that the answers I have provided in this form are true and correct and that Pro Dive has relied on these answers in allowing me to participate in the activities.
1.2   I personally and voluntarily assume all the risk for any harm, trauma, injury or damage that I may suffer to my person or my property whether foreseen or unforeseen in connection with the activities.
1.3   I certify that I have been advised of the inherent risks associated with the activities and I voluntarily choose to participate in the activities fully accepting that such risks, should they arise, may cause injury, death or property damage and in particular I acknowledge I have been advised that:
1.3.1   Diving with compressed air involves certain risks such as decompression illness; embolism, other hyperbaric injuries and such injuries may result in death or serious incapacity.
1.3.2   The injuries of the type referred to in clause 1.3.1 may require treatment in a recompression chamber or other medical facility.
1.3.3   The activities may be conducted at a location that is remote either in time and/or distance from a medical facility.
1.3.4   Scuba diving and snorkelling are physically demanding activities that may cause personal injury, trauma, or death.
1.3.5   Scuba diving involves the use of equipment that may malfunction giving rise to the risk of injury, trauma, or death.
1.3.6   Snorkelling and scuba diving may involve exposure to the elements such as, storms, wind, tide and naturally occurring events, as well as harmful marine life.

Release discharge & indemnity
2.1
   I unconditionally release and discharge Pro Dive from all liabilities, claims and causes of action that may occur from any act, omission, default, failure or error on the part of ProDive (including any negligent act, omission, default, failure or error) occurring wholly or partially during the course of the activities.

Indemnity
3.1   I agree to indemnify and keep indemnified ProDive from any liability, claim or cause of action that may be brought against ProDive as a result of or in connection with any act, omission, default, failure or error on the part of ProDive (including any negligent act, omission, default, failure or error on the part of Pro Dive occurring wholly or partially during the course of the activities).
3.2   I agree that ProDive will not be liable for and waive any right to claim any loss or damage, personal injury, death, economic loss or consequential loss whether in tort, in contract, under statute or otherwise, for any default, failure, negligence or error on the part of ProDive.
3.3   If despite these terms, it is found that ProDive is liable to compensate me then such liability is limited to the cost of providing the services in respect of which the liability arises.

Parent Guardian undertaking
4.1
   Where this form is signed by the parent or guardian of a minor (being a person under the age of 18 years), then the parent or guardian warrants that the information contained in this form is true and correct and personally covenants in the terms of this waiver, release and indemnity.

Statement of understanding
5.1
   I acknowledge that I have read and understood the matters set out in the above document.
5.2   I acknowledge that the conditions set out in this document are contractual in nature, are intended to have legal effect and are not merely a warning or recital.
5.3   I have agreed to this document of my own free will and without representation or inducement by Pro Dive; it's agents or employees.

Booking/Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
All customers of PRO DIVE participating in diving-based activities must complete this form.  Signing this form represents confirmation of booking, acceptance of terms and conditions when booking on the Internet also represents confirmation of booking.  

Vessel Pickup Points
6.1   Vessel departing from Norah Head
Meet at top carpark- outside Rescue base front gate in Maitland street.
6.2   Vessel departing from Terrigal Haven
Meet at top of Eastern Boat ramp in Terrigal haven carpark, 30 minutes prior to boarding
6.3   Vessel departing Ettalong
Meet at boat ramp carpark, corner of The Esplanade and Kourong Street

I have understood and accept these terms and conditions and all the information provided is true to the best of my knowledge

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