Trips

Trips (5)

Dates to be finalized soon

 

On this fabulous trip we will be visiting two different locations to experience the very best of Fiji. 

VoliVoli Beach Resort

For the first half of our adventure we will be staying at VoliVoli Beach Resort on Fiji’s north shore. Many of the Eugene Skin Divers Supply staff and guests travel to Volivoli because of its proximity to Bligh Water (also known as The Vatu-I-Ra Passage).  This area is a marine protected area famous for its abundance and diversity of marine life which is arguably the best diving in Fiji. This area offers dive sites that are a mixture of walls, bommies and drift dives, all of which are teaming with life and color. Sites like Black Magic Mountain, Mellow Yellow and Instant Replay will soon be etched in your memory forever!

This leg of our journey includes: 

  • - 7 nights accommodations
  • - 3 days of 2 tank boat dives
  • - 2 days of 3 tank boat dives
  • - Unlimited shore diving on day of arrival and dive days
  • - Transit pass to the Essence of FIJI Rejuvenation Center
  • - Welcome drink
  • - Full meal plan - 3 meals daily with juice and milk at breakfast; rain water, coffee and tea
  • - Beach BBQ
  • - Traditional Meke Performance
  • - Free use of kayaks and participation in a variety of complimentary resort activities
  • - RESORT AND GOVERNMENT TAXES ARE INCLUDED

Waidroka Bay Resorat

For the second half of your travels, we will transfer to the south end of the island to Waidroka Bay Resort on the Beqa Lagoon where our group will stay until our departure on July 2nd.  This location offers easy access to the lagoon as well as 20 other dive sites just minutes from the resort.  Our resort has a fleet of five dive boats, a well-equipped PADI Dive Center, an extremely passionate and experienced dive staff, and are well suited for dive groups like ours.  Combined with the friendliest and happiest of people, fascinating culture, and landscapes of lush tropical rain-forest, your Fiji trip is guaranteed to be an adventure.

Beqa Lagoon is world famous for its soft-coral and marine life, perfectly reflecting the variety and diversity of Fiji’s diving. Beqa is also home to the world’s top shark dives!  The Beqa Lagoon is one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and is surrounded by over 190 miles of spectacular coral.  The reef is world renowned for its spectacular soft coral and abundant marine life and boast Fiji’s largest variety of diving in one centralized area.  This natural jewel is easily accessible directly from the airport on the main island, Viti Levu, and is so inspiring it is also called “THE MECCA OF PACIFIC DIVING”.  Beqa Lagoon is home to Fiji’s world famous FIJI SHARK DIVES !

This segment of the trip Includes:

  • - 5 nights accommodations
  • - A full meal plan (breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner)
  • - 9 dives over 3 boat dive days:  2 days with 3 tank dives and a shark dive, and a soft coral dive
  • - Transfers from Voli Voli and return to airport
  • - RESORT AND GOVERNMENT TAXES ARE INCLUDED

 

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June 22nd thru July 2nd

This amazing journey gives you the very best of the Solomon Islands diving in a 10 day trip. You will experience the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Mary Island and the incredible Marovo Lagoon.

We will begin our expedition with a westward cruise out of Honiara. One of our first stops in the Russells’ will include the Iconic Leru Cut and Mirror Pond. Here you have the opportunity to dive among cuts and caverns and explore the beauty of these amazon volcanic islands. We continue west to Marovo Lagoon, the world’s finest double-barrier lagoo and a World Heritage Site. Known for some of the world’s most biodiverse and healthy reefs, Marovo offers diving amongst coral gardens and along beautiful sheer walls. We loop back to Mary Island (properly known as Mborokua) which is notable for an underwater point that commonly hosts schools of barracuda and jacks. Occasionally divers are lucky enough to hear the rumblings of Kavachi, the underwater volcano nearby.

We may spend a bit more time at the Russell Islands before we finish our adventure in the Florida Islands with an exploration of Mbike and Sand Fly Passage. The currents here mean manta ray sightings are possible. Tulagi, the main port, is also historically significant as a WWII base and offers diving amongst war era wrecks and artifacts. Along the way, we stop at some of the smaller islands where we can enjoy some time on the beach or visit remote local villages.

This trip will be limited to 14 guests.

This Trip Includes:

  • - 9 days of diving aboard the Taka
  • - Daily housekeeping service
  • - Welcome drink and orientation
  • - 3 gourmet meals daily with snacks and drinks
  • - Transfers to and from hotels or airport to the boat
  • - Village outings to meet local villages and join our pack with a purpose program

 

Not Included on this Trip:

  • - International airfare
  • - Diving insurance (required)
  • - Trip insurance (highly recommended)
  • - Alcoholic beverages
  • - Gratuities
  • - Port and conservation fees
  • - Nitrox and gear rental

Terms

$4299 - Lower deck standard stateroom
$5699 - Upper deck deluxe stateroom
$6199 - Upper deck premium stateroom (one available)

All pricing is per person and double occupancy

Deposit

$1500 non-refundable due upon commitment
Balance due February 1, 2023

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December 5th thru 16th

Eugene Skin Divers and Blue Green Expeditions are headed to one of the most enchanting places on earth - The Galapagos Islands. These famous remote islands off the coast of Ecuador are nature’s evolutionary laboratory and perfectly situated in the ocean currents to create a diverse ecosystem like no other. The archipelago contains more distinct species of flora and fauna than in any other place on earth!

We have designed a custom itinerary with longer segments to maximize our time in each location. This enables us to explore more remote islands and allows us to engage in unique animal behaviors and interactions. The dates for our trip will not put us in the region for prime whale shark season, however, there are plenty of shark opportunities with hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, and white tips as well as seals, Mola Mola, and many other big animals.

Blue Green Expeditions is adding an optional land tour package at the end of the trip (see below). Participants will stay on board the m/v Aqua while visiting the unique and fascinating wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago.

As an added value, Blue Green Expeditions is taking care of many of the logistics of this trip by incorporating the domestic flights, the hotel in Guayaquil on December 5th and all the transfers to and from the airport, hotel and the boat on the coast.

Let us make your experience in the Galapagos a smooth and hassle free journey that you will never forget!

 

This Trip Includes:

  • - Accommodations on board the m/v Aqua
  • - All meals
  • - Non-alcoholic beverages
  • - Transfers to hotel, airports and boat
  • - Tanks, weights, SCUBA safety equipment
  • - Nitrox (extra cost)
  • - Land Excursions
  • - Domestic flight from Guayaquil to/from Baltra
  • - Hotel night required due to flight schedule (must arrive in Ecuador on December 5th for early flight to Baltra on December 6th)

 

Not Included in this Package:

  • - International airfare to/from Guayaquil
  • - Galapagos park fees
  • - Gratuities
  • - Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • - Optional land tours in Quito or Guayaquil
  • - Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • - Dive insurance (required)

 

$7500 : person

Double occupancy
$2000 Deposit
$2500 Second Payment - by December 1, 2021
Balance due September 1, 2022

Optional Land Package

December 16 thru 20th

We are excited to be able to offer an additional land tour at the end of the trip. As the boat has a special permit to do both diving and land excursions, those who book the optional land tour with us will be able to stay on the boat following the diving portion of the trip and continue the land excursions for an additional 4 nights and 5 days. This makes the logistics super easy and ensures your land tours will be with a nice small group. This package is at an additional cost to those attending the trip above and includes all meals, double occupancy accommodations on the m/v Aqua, land excursions during the extension and transfers to the airport after leaving the boat.

Terms

$2400 Additional : person

Balance Due August 5th, 2022

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This is a Ladies Only Trip

August 22nd thru 29th

We are returning to the Sea of Cortez for the 4th Annual Wander Women to benefit Dive for a Cure. Join Dora, Susan and Diana for the third annual, all-ladies trip aboard Quino el Guardian! It's like summer dive camp for women. And to make it even more special, we are donating 5% of the trip price to Dive for a Cure for breast cancer research.  We will again be diving with the fabulous crew aboard the Quino el Guardian.

The Sea of Cortez - known as the Gulf of California - is a breathtaking destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and exploration. Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the "world's aquarium".  Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. Encounter large and small whale species.  Snorkel with whale sharks. Dive with playful sea lion colonies.  And see countless eels, octopus, fish and jumping mobula rays. It's a macro photographers dream with nudibranchs, colorful blennys, dancing jawfish and sea horses.

Between dives, you can hike and explore remote uninhabited islets and at night you can gaze at the Milky Way. You will dine on incredible cuisine and enjoy the friendly service that has made us famous.  Give us one week and we will help you create a lifetime of memories while forging new friendships aboard Quino el Guardian.

This trip has VERY limited space available, so if you are interested please contact Eugene Skin Diver Supply immediately.

This Trip Includes:

  • - Seven nights deluxe accommodation
  • - Up to 22 dives available
  • - 24 hour air conditioning
  • - Three meals per day, hors d'oeuvres, snacks and limited alcohol (beer & wine provided - you may BYOB)
  • - No fuel surcharge (charged by competitors)
  • - Use of all scuba tanks, air, weights (Nitrox available at a small additional fee)
  • - Help and guidance from crew, including scuba
  • - Use of tenders, driven by crew at all times
  • - Shore excursions offered
  • - Local taxes and port fees (not included by competitors)

$2400 +

Liveaboard prices start at $2400 based on quad occupancy for this exclusive event.

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PLEASE NOTE :: THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED

 

On this fabulous trip we will be visiting two different locations to experience the very best of Fiji. 

VoliVoli Beach Resort - June 20 thru 27

For the first half of our adventure we will be staying at VoliVoli Beach Resort on Fiji’s north shore. Many of the Eugene Skin Divers Supply staff and guests travel to Volivoli because of its proximity to Bligh Water (also known as The Vatu-I-Ra Passage).  This area is a marine protected area famous for its abundance and diversity of marine life which is arguably the best diving in Fiji. This area offers dive sites that are a mixture of walls, bommies and drift dives, all of which are teaming with life and color. Sites like Black Magic Mountain, Mellow Yellow and Instant Replay will soon be etched in your memory forever!

This leg of our journey includes: 

  • - 7 nights accommodations
  • - 3 days of 2 tank boat dives
  • - 2 days of 3 tank boat dives
  • - Unlimited shore diving on day of arrival and dive days
  • - Transit pass to the Essence of FIJI Rejuvenation Center
  • - Welcome drink
  • - Full meal plan - 3 meals daily with juice and milk at breakfast; rain water, coffee and tea
  • - Beach BBQ
  • - Traditional Meke Performance
  • - Free use of kayaks and participation in a variety of complimentary resort activities
  • - RESORT AND GOVERNMENT TAXES ARE INCLUDED

Waidroka Bay Resort - June 27 - July 2nd

For the second half of your travels, we will transfer to the south end of the island to Waidroka Bay Resort on the Beqa Lagoon where our group will stay until our departure on July 2nd.  This location offers easy access to the lagoon as well as 20 other dive sites just minutes from the resort.  Our resort has a fleet of five dive boats, a well-equipped PADI Dive Center, an extremely passionate and experienced dive staff, and are well suited for dive groups like ours.  Combined with the friendliest and happiest of people, fascinating culture, and landscapes of lush tropical rain-forest, your Fiji trip is guaranteed to be an adventure.

Beqa Lagoon is world famous for its soft-coral and marine life, perfectly reflecting the variety and diversity of Fiji’s diving. Beqa is also home to the world’s top shark dives!  The Beqa Lagoon is one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and is surrounded by over 190 miles of spectacular coral.  The reef is world renowned for its spectacular soft coral and abundant marine life and boast Fiji’s largest variety of diving in one centralized area.  This natural jewel is easily accessible directly from the airport on the main island, Viti Levu, and is so inspiring it is also called “THE MECCA OF PACIFIC DIVING”.  Beqa Lagoon is home to Fiji’s world famous FIJI SHARK DIVES !

This segment of the trip Includes:

  • - 5 nights accommodations
  • - A full meal plan (breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner)
  • - 9 dives over 3 boat dive days:  2 days with 3 tank dives and a shark dive, and a soft coral dive
  • - Transfers from Voli Voli and return to airport
  • - RESORT AND GOVERNMENT TAXES ARE INCLUDED