To assist you in planning your liveaboard dive vacation, we've answered

a few of our most frequently asked questions.

Please select from the categories listed below

Packing

Diving Paperwork

Trip Insurance

Emergencies

Travel Documents

Dive Equipment

Gratuities

Travel Assistance

 

Packing

Plan to travel light. Use soft luggage such as duffle bags for easy stowage. Clothing should be lightweight and comfortable, and of course, remember to pack your bathing suits. Bring a sweater or jacket along for evenings and a light rain jacket for occasional squalls.The dress code onboard is casual. Remember to pack items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat or visor, bug spray/lotion and as a precaution, motion sickness medication.

TIP: Pack your regulator, dive computer, mask, bathing suit, a change of clothes and essential items in your carry-on bag. This will come in handy in the event that your luggage is delayed.

Diving Paperwork

Bring your certification card and log book(s) for verification of your dive training and experience. If you have any medical problems, remember to bring a physician's statement authorizing that you are medically able to dive. Prior to the voyage, you will be required to complete and sign a standard release and waiver form.

Trip Insurance

It is recommended that you purchase comprehensive accident, medical, baggage, trip cancellation and diving accident insurance when you make your reservation.

In the Event of Emergency

Your family may contact you in the event of a medical emergency via our office in Miami, Florida at 1-800-9DANCER. The crew onboard each vessel is trained in first aid and diving accident management. The boat is equipped with a complete first aid kit and high capacity oxygen system. Emergency transportation and treatment cost is the responsibility of each guest, we strongly recommend that special divers insurance, such as DAN or PADI, is obtained.

Travel Documents

Belize and Honduras require passports but no visa. Papua New Guinea and Red Sea require passports and travel visas. Curacao, Turks and Caicos and Palau require only proof of citizenship. American citizens must provide proof of citizenship, such as passport or birth certificate with state embossed seal and a valid picture ID. All other citizens must contact the local authorities to determine the visa requirements.

Dive Equipment

Equipment provided onboard includes tanks, weights and weightbelts. The basic diving equipment required is a regulator, depth and pressure gauge, watch or bottom timer, bouyancy compensation device (BCD), mask, fins, snorkel, Safety Sausage and Dive Alert. We require a chemical (Cyalume) light stick for all night dives. These can be purchased onboard. Additional recommended equipment: dive computer, dive light (with extra batteries or charging unit) and a dive skin and/or wetsuit.

Gratuities

Gratuities are not included in the cost of the dive package. We prefer that our guests reward our crew based on their performance. If the crew performs to your expectations, we suggest a gratuity of approximately 10% of the package price would be considered the norm aboard a liveaboard dive boat.

Travel Assistance

Depending on the package, flights are generally available with major carriers. If you would like us to assist with flight arrangements, please contact our Travel Specialist at 1-800-645-1179.

 

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