Bahamas Dive Trip

The Bahamas dive trip is SOLD OUT for Spring Break 2022.

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 $1275.00/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. Cornell will provide you with fins, regulators, B.C.D.'s, wetsuits, dive computers and lights. Blackbeard's supplies the weights, weight belts, backpacks, tanks, air, pole spears and fishing gear. The only things not included are crew tips ($150 -$200 is recommended), and spending money.

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 whether or not you want to get up to swim or snorkel before breakfast. Of course one of the best reasons is that you can get a full semester's worth of gym 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 betterareas when weather conditions are not favorable. Spaces are limited so please contact Brigitta Putnam, Program Director (255-7738) for further details





DATES AND PRICE: April 2-8, 2022. $1095.00 ($100.00 non-refundable deposit due 10/15/21; Final balance of $995.00 due 11/15/21)

INCLUDED: 3 meals/day and snacks, unlimited beverages, all scuba gear except mask and snorkel, 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, cyalume sticks (for night dives).

ADDITIONAL FACTS: Dress Casual: shorts and tee shirts, swimsuits. During the cruise, it can get rough at times, so foul weather gear and a sweat suit are nice to have. Non-skid boat shoes are necessary because the decks can get slippery.

ELECTRIC: 110-volt household current is available on board.

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


MONEY: U.S. money and traveler's checks are honored almost everywhere.

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










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The undersigned, being the parent, guardian, or person having the care and custody of the above, does hereby consent that his/her son/daughter or self may take the prescribed Blackbeard's Cruises trip (April 2 - April 8, 2022), and by permitting son/daughter or self to so participate, does hereby covenant and agree not to sue Brigitta Putnam and/or Cornell University for any claim which may arise out of the aforementioned activity, and does further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Brigitta Putnam and/or Cornell University, from any claim which son/daughter, or self may claim from the aforementioned activity.

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Please return this form with deposit (make checks payable to Cornell University) to: Brigitta Putnam, Dept. of Physical Education, 301 Helen Newman Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853


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