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Inter-Ocean Tours enews
October 2009

Trips for Divers

P.O. Box 27116
Oakland, CA 94602
travel@interocean.com
510-638-3448/800-345-7159
510-638-1741 Fax

Topics of IO-enews October 2009:
  •     All Inclusive Fiji with Air Pacific
  •     Air Pacific Sale
  •     Aggressor 25th anniversary
  •     DEMA 2009
  •     Philippines
  •     Dive Tobago Dec 26, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010
We hope you had a great summer. Fall is rolling in, and Bay Area is finally cooled down. However the travel sale this fall is still unbelievably HOT!

Air pacific extended their sale to book by Nov 15, and travel by December 31, 09.
If you have never visited Fiji this fall should be your first!

All Inclusive Fiji with Air Pacific
All the Fiji packages include round trip airfare from Los Angeles, inter-island flights, hotel transfers, all meals and tax.
Wananavu Beach Resort, Raki Raki - $1813
Lalati Resort & Spa, Beqa - $2950
Beqa Lagoon Beach Resort, Beqa - $2527
Uprising Beach Resort, Pacific Harbour - $2373 Diving at Beqa
Koro Sun Resort & Spa, Savu Savu - $3317
Matana Beach Resort, Kadavu - $2373

Matangi Private Island Resort, Matagi - $3164
Paradise Taveuni Resort, Taveuni - $2733     *includes 30 minute
                         Paradise massage, and mountain trek guided hike.

Air Pacific Sale
Fiji Reef
The Fiji packages above include the Air Pacific special fare $530 + $298 tax = $828 round trip from Los Angeles to Nadi.

Air Pacific is also offering special fares (incls tax) to other great dive destinations for bookings made by November 15 for travel until May 2010. Also listed are some packages for these islands.

Airfare from LAX           Dive package
$869 to Tonga
      +    Tongan Beach Resort - $1900
                                 +    Reef Resort - $1700 no meals
$904 to Vanuatu   +   Coral Quayes Resort - $1691  3 dives/day
$1561 to Solomons + Bilikiki or Spirit of Solomon - $2590 4+dives/day

Typical packages include: 7 nights double occupancy, all meals, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, unlimited shore dives, airport transfer & taxes.

Some packages have special added features as listed or less meals. Inquire for package details. Prices depend on availability and are subject to change without notice due to the increases in government taxes and fees, and foreign currency exchange fluctuation until paid in full. Most Specials exclude holiday weeks.

Aggressor Fleet 25th Anniversary Special continues.
Aggressor Fleet continues to add more specials and discounted trips this fall. The 25th is up to $700 per person! If you have not tried a liveaboard dive vacation, this is your chance to get the most with your vacation budget. Please visit our Specials page for the dates available for following amazing price.

Belize Aggressor III   $1,995 deluxe, $2,195 master
Cayman Aggressor IV  $1,795 twin, $1,995 deluxe, $2,195 master
Turks&Caicos AggressorII  $1795 twin, $1995 deluxe, $2195master
Utila Aggressor  $1,595 quad, $1,995 deluxe
Fiji Aggressor II  $1995 deluxe & double
Kona Aggressor II  $1,595 quad, $1,995 deluxe

The Aggressor's "Bring your friend weeks" (2nd person 50% off) dates for 2010 are also  posted on our Specials web page. These weeks will sell out fast; so please call us to book and take advantage of the great price!

DEMA 2009
We will be at the DEMA 2009 Dive Trade Show in Orlando Nov 4-7 get many more great dive deals. Most of our favorite resorts and liveaboards will have booths at the show. We always find new exciting dive operations there, too.  We will update the Specials page after we return.

Philippines
At DEMA we will have a table in the Philippines Pavilion so we can meet dive shop personnel plus get the latest news from the Philippines' Tourism, resorts and other dive professionals.

From Oct 6, 09 Undercurrent:

"We've often praised the Philippines for inexpensive dive tourism and good range of healthy dive sites. The number of visiting divers grew by 63 percent in the first quarter of 2009. Cebu, Bohol and Palawan were the most visited. The number of American divers increased by 37 percent, thanks to recession-friendly prices."

Kyoko has been to various Philippines islands and dive resorts and wants to return with a group next year. So many islands - So little time!

Mantas
Dive Tobago
Dec 26, 2009- Jan 3, 2010

$1175 per person

'Fins, Feathers and Ferns' package includes 8 nights dbl occupancy accommodation at Manta Lodge, full breakfast daily, round trip airport transfers, and taxes. 5 days One tank boat dive twice a day or trade a day of diving for a tour: Rain Forest Tour #1: The Gilpin Trail & Argyle Waterfall, Rain Forest Tour #2: Kenneth's "Over the Mountain" Tour, Grafton Bird Sanctuary and Arnos Vale, Bon Accord, Mangroves and Bucco Swamp, or #3: Little Tobago Tour: Nature Walk & Snorkeling.

Airfare, and gratuities are not included. Please contact us for the best airfare. Current airfare is $1189 round trip out of San Francisco as of October 26, 2009. Optional add-on to Trinidad is available.

Full payment is due now. Prices depend on availability and are subject to resort price increases until paid in full.


Tobago and sister Island - Trinidad are the most southerly of the Caribbean Islands, just a few miles off the coast of Venezuela. Below the hurricane belt, the waters of Tobago teem with colorful reef fish and healthy corals. The encounters with the "Giants of the Drift" truly set this island apart from all other Caribbean dive destinations. In addition to Manta Rays, Southern Stingrays, and Nurse Sharks, Tobago's "Giants" include a variety or Turtles, Tarpon, and Moray Eels. Mantas are frequently seen in the waters off Speyside from December to June.  We are trying to dive with Mantas.

On land Tobago and Trinidad boast over 400 species of resident and migrant birds along with pristine rain forest. The package offers choices of land adventures that can be added or exchanged for dives. Non-divers will enjoy the many choices of things to see and do!

Kyoko and Ben will escort this trip. They are award winning underwater photographers and avid birders. Check out their photos and reports from past trips at Ben and Kyoko's Adventures Above and Below

Check out Inter-Ocean Tours website for many more World-Wide specials to tropical destinations and info at www.interocean.com

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT SCUBA SHOW 2010!
May 15 & 16 in Long Beach

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