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Oakland, CA 94602
DEMA (Diving Equipment and Manufacture Association) trade show was in
Vegas this year. DEMA is always like going “Island Hopping”. This
year’s show had more destinations represented than ever before! Marilyn
and John received the latest news from friends from our favorite
and boats, learned about new destinations and met new owners and
managers from all around the world. Kyoko was managing Inter-Ocean’s
and missed this year's show and the island folk will have to wait till
next year to visit with her (unless she is traveling to their place on
a dive trip).
Some resorts we have
always liked just got new owners so they are having ‘Opening Specials’.
An example is Lalati
Resort on Beqa Atoll in Fiji. The new owner is going to start
refurbishing all the bures, plus new furniture and lots of upgrades to
the whole property and work up to a 4 or 5 star resort. He assured
Marilyn he will continue to protect Jane’s Lane house reef and it’s
creatures. Meanwhile he has some great package prices to introduce
returning clients to the new management and attract new divers to the
great diving around the atoll. $2999 per diver including 7 nights
accommodation, gourmet meals, 5 days of 2 tank boat and unlimited shore
dives, round trip airport transportation in Fiji, airfare from Los
Angeles and taxes.
Marilyn got more information and details on some pristine destinations she has not visited yet. “I have always been intrigued with the Marshall Islands. Now that John and I learned more from a long time resident and dive operator, Layne Ballard of Central Pacific Dive Expeditions. I have moved the Marshall Islands to a top spot on my “Wish List”. What other places are on my Wish List? Resorts in Raja Ampat and other remote areas of Indonesia, the resorts near Borneo I haven't visited plus back to the rainforest, Yap, Vanuatu, Cocos Islands, Galapagos Islands, Burma Bank near Thailand, Maldives, and more. I just realized how long my wish list is! I better set aside some time and work on some itineraries."
Marilyn added: “My list is not based on my rating of the quality of the diving. If I haven’t been there; how can I judge and rate them? But my fascination is based on reports from old friends and divers who are well traveled and whose opinions I respect”.
What destinations do
have on your wish list? If Marilyn has not been to the ones on your
list in her 35 years
of traveling to dive, probably Kyoko has been there.
We received DEMA
specials for 2009 from resorts and boats, plus some are having 'Last
Minute Specials' for 2008. This is a
great time to plan your next
trips; the rates will never be lower! Please visit our SPECIAL page for
the great savings. If you are a group leader, please ask for our group
You can explore the many dive areas worldwide by visiting Inter-Ocean Tour’s DESTINATIONS page. We are constantly updating the information on our web site. Please use the links to check them out. Marilyn and/or Kyoko have been to the most of those listed and can help you choose. We try to learn what you are dreaming of and what will work best for you. We can discuss the pros and cons of different destinations, resorts or boat as they relate to you and your goals.
Inter-Ocean Tours DEMA special
Bonaire: Kyoko is leading a trip to Captain Don's Habitat in
Bonaire in July 2009. Book by Dec 31, 2008 and receive DEMA special
discount. Bonaire offers the easiest diving in Caribbean if not in the
world. It is below the Hurricane Belt so the diving is great year
round. Bonaire was the Caribbean's first Marine Preserve and was the
first to install permanent moorings, so the reefs are healthy with lots
of life. Habitat is where it was started by
Captain Don. In front of the resort is healthy fringe reef where you
can dive 24 hrs! Kids 16 and under
will stay and dive free on this trip.
Captain Don's Habitat Bonaire
July 4-11, 2009
$798 per diver in Habitat 2bdrm/2bath quad ($884 after Dec 31, 2008)
$1021 per diver in Deluxe Oceanview double ($1132 after Dec 31, 2008)
The price is per person based on the number of persons in accommodation. 3 in room less & single more. The package includes 7 nights at Captain Don's Habitat, full breakfast daily, 5 days of 2 tank boat and 7 days of unlimited shore diving, round trip airport transfers, and taxes. Airfare, Bonaire National Marine Park fee (diver $25 & snorkeler $10), and gratitudes are not included. Please contact us for the best airfare. Non-diver deduct $297 ($330 after Dec 31, 2008). Kids 16 and under stay and dive free with paying adult divers.
$100 per person deposit secures your reservation and full payment is due on May 1, 2009. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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