Trips

LOCAL / REGIONAL

page-dive-gilboaGILBOA QUARRY
Gilboa Quarry is 14+ acre stone quarry, located in Northwest Ohio. There are wooded campgrounds encompassing over half of the quarry’s perimeter and it is a great location for diving and dive training. The quarry provides two distinct personalities: the shallow side at 5-65 ft provides great recreational enjoyment, while the deep side of the quarry with cold, dark depths of 130+ ft is suitable for technical training.

There are many reasons to dive Gilboa including large training platforms at 15 – 130+ ft. depths, sunken treasures (Grumman airplane and Sikorsky helicopter), snorkeling for Paddlefish and onsite camping or lodging for divers and their guests.

Gilboa Quarry provides a variety of amenities to meet your specific diving needs. Docks, benches and underwater platforms are provided for your convenience, be it Open Water certification dives, enjoying the underwater sites, or to keep your skills honed for your personal diving goals. Breathing Gas is available onsite. Up to 20,000cf of hyper-clean air is banked to provide for those peak periods when we all want to get wet. Be sure to check your Viz and hydro dates on your cylinders prior to coming out to the quarry. Partial pressure Nitrox blending is also available for tanks that are O2 clean.

For more information about the quarry call (419) 456-3300 or check out their website: divegilboa.com

FRANCE PARK
France Park is located in Logansport, Indiana. It is a County park that has camping, hiking, biking, fishing and diving. The diving quarry is about 25-30 feet deep in most parts. It also has a bus, truck and habitat for divers to explore. The park charges $2.00 entrance fee and the diving is $10.00 per day per diver. They are open seasonally and diving begins at 9:00am. Visit www.francepark.com for more information. Be sure to check with the Diving Den for hours and quarry diving times.

HAIGH QUARRY
Haigh quarry is a 12 acre spring fed quarry within short distance of the Michiana area filled with a variety of fish. Blue gill, bass, catfish, perch, crappie, paddlefish, northern pike and Muskie call this Midwest paradise home. Underater attractions include rock mining equipment; the stone crusher, two drills and pipes.

Additional underwater attractions are; a marine dump truck, LARC-amphibious vehicle, 33 ft. cabin cruiser, tricycle park, a 25′ swim tube and navigation course. The quarry has eight training platforms in the 20ft area. At 70ft there is a suspended platform as well. Easy access to the water is via the beach entry or from one of the two 20′ x 40′ covered docks. The land amenities include numerous picinic tables, dressing rooms and an enclosed beach building, palapas, palm trees and a rinse station. The concession stand is open on the weekends from June through September. Parking is ample and is in close proximity to the water.

Reservations are required for weekday and night diving. Entry fees are $20.00 per diver per day and $10.00 per non diver per day. Debit cards, credit cards, checks and cash are accepted.

NO non-diving children under the age of 12 are allowed. No pets are allowed.

Haigh Quarry is located at: 2738 E. 200 North Road, Kankakee, IL 60901. Call (815) 939-7797 or visit their website at haighquarry.com for more information.

INTERNATIONAL

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COZUMEL

February 5-12, 2022

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Set 4.4 km from Cozumel International Airport, this relaxed resort with colonial styling faces the Caribbean Sea and lies 4 minutes on foot from the Dolphinaris Cozumel.

Featuring private sitting areas, and balconies or terraces, the straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi and TVs. Upgraded rooms add sea views; some also have whirlpool tubs. There are also 2-bedroom suites with dining/living rooms. Room service is available.

Parking and a breakfast buffet are free. There are 3 restaurants, as well as a lobby bar with Karaoke. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, an open-air gym, and a spa area with a hot tub, plus a private beach.

Diving in conducted right from the resort either by boat or by shore.

PRICE: $1395 per person based on double occupancy

PACKAGE: 7 Nights Ocean Front Room accommodations, Airport Transfers, Breakfast Daily, 5 Days of 2 Tank Boat Dives, Unlimited Shore Diving off Pier,  and All Taxes

$200 deposit due to reserve spot

Balance due 120 days prior. Airfare not included.

Bahamas

April 9-15, 2022

The Charter Yacht Cat Ppalu anchored at Warderick Wells in the Exumas.

The crewed charter yacht Cat Ppalu offers a unique experience for families, friends and groups desiring a sailing, scuba diving and snorkel vacation.  Besides sailing a side benefit for the adventure seeker is that Cat Ppalu provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy activities like fishing snorkeling, kayaking and SUPs (paddle boarding) as well as shore excursions. Explore local islands or relax and sunbathe on uninhabited islands.  It is your vacation so you can choose what you want to do.

Many of our individual trips are geared to scuba divers.  Our dive destination for the week is the Exuma Cays. When the weather cooperates, we sail (versus motor) to dive sites only accessible to dive liveaboards. As such, these remote locations are more pristine than most. They offer the greatest variety of diving in the Caribbean.  Whether a seasoned diver or a novice, our staff strives to assure your dives meet your expectations.

$1,695.00 per person based on double occupancy

  • Departs Nassau (NAS) on Saturdays to the Exuma Cays
  • 6 nights all inclusive Beverages (alcohol is beer on tap, wine, rum and vodka) you may BYOB
  • Up to 19 dives
  • 6 double cabins with shared bath
  • Shore excursions included
  • The Caribbean’s greatest variety of scuba diving & snorkeling.

$500 Deposit due by October 22, 2021

$500 additional payment due December 9, 2021

Final Balance due January 9, 2022.  Airfare not included. In addition to this there will be a one night stay at a local hotel prior to boarding the boat.  Plan to fly in on the 8th.

Cayman Brac- Feb 5-11, 2023

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Cayman Brac is located about 95 miles east of Grand Cayman and just 175 miles south of Cuba. In addition to world-class diving which is what brings most visitors to the island, there is growing interest in spending surface intervals hiking the island’s nature trails, biking its uncrowded roads, exploring its numerous limestone caves, and even rappelling or climbing the iconic Bluff.

7 Nights Room accommodations, Airport Ground Transfers, Welcome Rum Punch, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily (Begins with Dinner on Day of Arrival and Ends with Breakfast on Day of Departure), Free Wi-Fi, 6 Days of Morning 2 Tank Boat Dives,  5 Single Tank Afternoon Boat Dives , Resort Fees and Taxes

PRICE:  $1,695 per person based on double occupancy

$200 deposit due to book reservation

Balance due 120days prior.

Dive Computers Required

Airfare not included

Little Cayman

November 26th-December 3, 2022

Little Cayman Beach Resort is situated on a white, sandy beach in Blossom Village, the first area of the island resettled in 1833 after Spanish privateers ran off the turtle fishermen who’d settled there.

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in pool view room
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily (dinner arrival day through breakfast departure day)
  • No drinks
  • 6 X 2-tank AM boat dives (12 boat dives total for 7-night package)
  • Dive computer required by resort
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Welcome rum punch
  • Airport ground transfers
  • Resort fees, taxes and gratuities – except dive gratuities and airfare to Grand Cayman
  • 5 Afternoon boat dives

 

Double Diver – $1995.00 per person

$200 deposit due to book reservation. Airfare not included.

Balance due 90 days prior.