The Sea Divers Boat Dive Reservation and Cancellation Policy

DIVE BOAT TRIP RESERVATION POLICY- When is Payment Due?
CANCELLATIONS - What is the cancellation/refund policy?

THE WAIT LIST GAME - Should I sign up on the wait list?
AGE - Who old do I have to be to dive with the Sea Divers?
TRIMIX POLICY - Is Trimix diving allowed?
NITROX POLICY - Is Nitrox diving allowed?
SEA DIVERS WAIVER - What must I agree to and sign before I dive with you guys?
BUNK ASSIGNMENTS - What bunk can I take?

DIVE BOAT TRIP RESERVATION POLICY

     Only Sea Divers club members and members of other selected clubs may make unconfirmed boat dive reservations.   Nonmembers and new members must pay (via PayPal) at the time the reservation is made.   The new member discount for your first dive with the club only applies for individual memberships, not family membership.   Multiple memberships can be consolidated into a family membership at renewal time if applicable.
     A club member may make a reservation on an upcoming dive as follows:

 
 A)  Unconfirmed reservations may be made for a boat dive at any time. To confirm a reservation, payment in full must be received.
 B)  For single day dives, divers holding an unconfirmed reservation must make payment in full no later than 15 days prior to the dive to be confirmed. 
 C)  For two day dives (except Bugzilla) payment in full is required no later than 30 days prior to the dive to be confirmed.  For Bugzilla payment is required 60 days prior to the dive.
 D)  If payment in full is not received by the deadline, the diver may be replaced by a wait listed diver who has paid in full.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY- By making a reservation with the Sea Divers you Agree to the following cancellation policy:
     Any reservation may be canceled four weeks prior to a dive.   Single day trip reservations may be canceled up to two weeks prior to the trip.  Cancellations will not be accepted less than four weeks (two weeks of single day trips) prior to the dive unless your spot can be filled and paid for by another qualified diver.
    Because PayPal has become greedy and ceased refunding the 3% transaction fees when refunds are made cancellation refunds will be 97% of the amount you paid.  We are a non-profit club with very thin margins to keep the trip cost down and the club can not absorb the 3% loss.
     If a trip is canceled by the club, the boat captain, or owner you will receive a 100% refund.
   If you stop or dispute payment through PayPal or your credit card company in violation of the Sea Divers cancellation Policy you will be liable for the amount even if a replacement diver is found and you will be permanently banned from all future Sea Divers trips.

THE WAIT LIST GAME
     Once the boat is full a wait list forms.  Although some of the wait lists can have quite a few folks on them, the list typically erodes to almost zero.  Often (but not always) divers on the wait list get on the dive trip, but a spot is not guaranteed. So don’t hesitate to put yourself on one, if you missed the first cut. The “pecking order” on the wait list is:

                    1.    Club Members who have paid.
                    2.    Club Members who have not paid.

                    3.    Non-club members who have paid.

                    4.    Non-club members who have not paid.

AGE POLICY
     The Sea Divers is an advanced dive club and we do many dives deeper than 60 feet, therefore the minimum age for a diver aboard our trips is 15 years old.   All divers ages 15 through 17 must dive with their parent or legal guardian.

TRIMIX POLICY
     Diving with the use of Trimix is not allowed on Sea Divers boat charters.

NITROX POLICY

1) The diver must be an advanced diver and be fully Nitrox certified.
2) The boat's policies and waiver(s) will apply.

Note: Nitrox fills are not included in the Club’s prices.

WAIVER of Liability:- The Sea Divers Waiver must completed prior to trip departure.  Only one waiver is required each calendar year.

BUNK ASSIGNMENTS
     We reserve bunks on all trips.  Bunks are assigned on a first paid basis.  Club officers get thier preference since this is the only perk they have for doing wotk, they pay the same prices you do.
     Check the bunk assignment sheet prior to taking a bunk.  Once the boat is underway if there are open bunks still available you are welcome to utilize any extra space.


This page last updated on November 20, 2019

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