Bahamas Dive Trip 2023

Applications for PE 1134 Spring 2023 will be available on Canvas in September.

Leave your books behind and join the Cornell Scuba Program on Blackbeard's Cruises over break for a little rest and relaxation aboard a 65 ft. sloop.

"Why should I take a liveaboard diving vacation?" you may ask yourself. First of all, it’s in the middle of winter and what better way to spend those cold days than sailing in the warm, tropical Bahama Islands. Second, it’s inexpensive! For $1500.00/person, you get a week's worth of food, drink, sunbathing, snorkeling, exploring, endless diving in great visibility, and all diving equipment, if you need it (limited quantitities).

Still not convinced? How would you like 3-4 dives per day in an area with truly some of the finest sites in the world? Miles and miles of reefs inhabited with abundant marine life. Sharks, eagle rays, moray eels and dolphins. How about a hike on a deserted beach or being greeted on the shore by iguanas. Try taking the wheel with the captain at your side or taking a hand at the sails or swinging off the boom into the water. The biggest decision you will have to make all day is what swim suit to wear. Of course one of the best reasons is that you can get a full semester's worth of PE credit in just one week of warm sunny weather.

What makes this vacation different from others? Besides, the low, all-inclusive price, YOU are in charge of what you want to do. Make 3-4 dives/day, go beachcombing, or stay aboard and soak up the rays and snorkel. Other advantages of a liveaboard include the ability to go to many remote dive sites not normally available to a land based operations and to move to better areas when weather conditions are not favorable. Spaces are limited so please visit Canvas for further details.


DATES: April 1-7, 2023

PRICE: $1500.00 ($100.00 non-refundable deposit due 10/15/22; Final balance of $1400.00 due 11/15/22)

INCLUDED: 3 meals/day and snacks, unlimited beverages, scuba gear except mask and snorkel (limited quantities available), 3-4 dives/day, lodging on the boat, fuel surcharge, port tax, underwater park entrance fee, underwater guides if desired.

NOT INCLUDED: Spending money, crew tips, transportation to and from Nassau, lodging before boarding the boat, cyalume sticks (for night dives).

CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION: Proof of citizenship (Passport) is required.

PAYMENT: Check, credit card (add 3% processing fee), bursar billing (add 3% processing fee)

**NOTE: Priority will be given to undergrads who completed PE 1130 in Spring 2022 or Fall 2022.



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