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2019 - 2020
EXPEDITIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS 


Why travel with us?

We each have been diving for 30 years and have been leading
international dive expeditions for 18 years. There is salt water in our blood for certain.
We
 really understand how valuable your travel and vacation time is
and our goal is to try making sure you get the very most out of every moment.  
Those who know our trips understand that we are
 accessible – we are there for you –
so feel free to pick our brains on dive and photo techniques
.
We will be offering relaxed presentations on
working with the marine life,
image capture techniques on land and underwater
as well as some insight of Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop usage.
Feel free to join in or take comfy nap – this is YOUR trip – no camera or work required.
I hope you get a chance to join us!


 

 

Silver Bank:: Humpback Whale encounters
MARCH 16-23, 2019:: Dominican Republic

Join us for an exhilarating chance to encounter humpback whales on their own terms at the very height of the Silver Bank congregation season. For those who have been eye to eye with a twenty ton humpback whale – you well know the experience never leaves you and calls you back to discover new wonders.

 For those who have yet to share the water with one or more of these leviathans… well, one of life’s rarest moments could be waiting for you in the Silver Banks. The Silver Banks are a region of relatively shallow water (60’-100’) located midway between the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos. It is 70 miles from the nearest land and surrounded by water thousands of feet deep. This creates a unique environment for migratory humpback whales to unite, compete, mate and give birth to calves in remote, but relatively safe water. Only three permits are issued for boats to visit this protected National Park for the brief whale season allowing only a handful of lucky visitors to the region each year. We have chosen, in our opinion, the best combination of boat and operator for a whale encounter expedition.

The M/V Belize Aggressor IV (NOT an Aggressor trip) is a nice roomy boat that carries 18 people in comfort and divides participants between 2 very spacious 25’ covered custom tenders (with loads of dry area for topside cameras)  making for excellent snorkelers to whale ratio. The vessel also has a wonderful crew to passenger ratio of any boat on the Banks. These arrangements alone are clearly superior, but add to this the guidance of humpback trip veteran Captain Gene Flipse.

It should be remembered this is primarily a snorkeling experience, though one need not be a big time “free diver” as free diving isn’t really allowed unless under special permit by the Govt.  With the prescribed “Soft Encounter” (the whales make the decisions) approach, most of the best interactions are made simply by floating on the surface with minimal effort exerted. GREAT opportunities generally abound for photos and videos both above and beneath the water. Encounters might last fleeting moments or continue for hours – it is really up to the whales!

TRIP COST 7-night Charter: $4,425 per person dbl ($2,000 deposit pp)
All accommodations are air-conditioned Deluxe Cabins
which have two twin beds or 1 king, private shower, toilet and hand basin.
(one Master cabin available with large picture windows is available for $4585pp)
Sanctuary Access & Port Fees (currently $450 per person, to be paid in cash; fees subject to change).
Fuel Surcharge (currently $75 per person, surcharge subject to change).
 

COCOs Island :: Wild Pacific
November 14– 25, 2019 :: Costa Rica  SPECIAL TRIP 11n/12 days!!!!!

Cocos island is situated in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean some 300 miles from the mainland of Costa Rica. A rugged and mystically beautiful island, a World Heritage Site, is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s National Parks. The island highest peak reaches a staggering 2,083 feet or 634 meters and the undersea topography just about mirrors the topsides unique terrain. Primal and pristine with jagged basaltic rocks and islets, submerged reefs and pinnacles each dive site boasts a remarkably undiscovered feel that attract a diverse range of marine life – swarms of scalloped hammerheads to orange frogfish. Many say the diving experience is simply unparalleled!

This expedition begins in San Jose where we will be picked up at various hotels and transferred (2hrs) to Puntarenas, a coastal fishing town. We will board the superior expedition vessel ARGO there and begin our crossing to Cocos. Once we arrive Cocos, we start diving, we will have 8 days to spend in this wild oceanic gem and there will be opportunities to go on a pre-arranged sub dive or go ashore and enjoy the beauty of this enchanting island.

This is a dive destination for Advanced divers that are NITROX certified, comfortable with open ocean diving and currents. We do open this charter to Rebreather divers and can help you sort out your needs if you desire to go that route. Reservations for bailout bottles and Co2 Absorbent need to made ahead of time.

The ARGO cabins are spacious and inviting with private en-suite facilities, a/c controls, flat screen TV-DVD player
Price: $6,895 pp dbl occupancy          

Cocos National Park Fees & transfers INCLUDED $660pp    


Not included: To/ from Airfares, luggage over weights,  departure taxes,
overnight hotels or tips

Due to the possible increase in the cost of oil, based on events in the past few years, the Undersea Hunter Group reserves the right to charge a US$200.00 per person Fuel Surcharge. This fee will be effective in the event that the diesel price published by Costa Rica's state owned refinery, RECOPE, reaches US$3.80 per gallon (US$1.00 per liter). We will verify the fuel index table 75 days prior to the departure date and if it is necessary to collect a fuel surcharge then we will inform the participants of the trip. The surcharge will be collected onboard.

DEEP SEE SUBMERSIBLE an UNFORGETABLE experience and worth a chance to see what lies beneath our recreational limits. Dives offered at 260 feet or 1000 feet. Advanced reservation recommend, but can also be arranged on site.

FLIGHT INFO
AMERICAN AIRLINES offer direct flights from MIAMI (MIA) to San Jose, CR (SJO)
I recommend fly-in one day prior (NOV 13) and extending your trip post Cocos to see the other amazing adventures Costa Rica has to offer. I am happy to make some recommendation if you’re interested.

 

Not included: To/ from Airfares, luggage over weights, port/permit fee, departure taxes, overnight hotels, transfers or tips.
Due to the possible increase in the cost of oil, based on events in the past few years, the Undersea Hunter Group reserves the right to charge a US$200.00 per person Fuel Surcharge. This fee will be effective in the event that the diesel price published by Costa Rica's state owned refinery, RECOPE, reaches US$3.80 per gallon (US$1.00 per liter). We will verify the fuel index table 75 days prior to the departure date and if it is necessary to collect a fuel surcharge then we will inform the participants of the trip. The surcharge will be collected onboard.


FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTACT

Tanya G Burnett | tanya@islandexposure.us | www.islandexposure.us | 561.236.0677

ISLAND EXPOSURE Inc | 836 Claremore Drive W Palm Beach Fl 33401

 

 






 

 

 

 


 


 

   


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