Aqua Diving School news, September, 2016

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Aqua Diving School news

We just returned from our last trip to Bull Shoals for 2016. We had summer like weather and water temperature in the low 80s.  Four students completed their open water certification and four complete their advanced certification.

Mermet trips are coming up. October 15-16 we have around 20 signed up. October 29-30, there are already 7 signed up for the trip.  As of September 22 the water temperature is 80 degrees down to 20 feet.  Visibility ranges from 15-25 feet but always improves as the water cools down. $80 includes lodging, air, entrée fees for 2 days. $100 includes transportation.

IndoPacific dive trip, July 11-22, 2017

We have changed our summer Pacific trip. We will travel to Bali, Indonesia July 11 or 12, spend two or three days sightseeing and then board the Mermaid II, a luxury liveaboard, for a week of fabulous diving and sightseeing.  The cruise from July 15 – 22, 2017, will include a trip to the Komodo Islands and a number of other islands.  For $2820 (price can fluctuate with the euro unless paid in full) you will have up to 20 dives, all meals, snacks, deluxe accommodations, transfers from hotel or airport.  Not included are tips, alcoholic beverages, nitrox, Bali hotel, and tours.  One budget cabin available for $2350 a person. Let John know asap if you are interested as we cannot hold extra spaces. With our customers that are committed the boat is about half filled at this time.

Go to for more info. I can also send you a complete itinerary of the cruise and diving aboard the Mermaid II.  Need a $500 per person deposit to hold space.  Airline prices are pretty decent.  I personally have done this trip twice and I am excited about doing this cruise again.

There are still 5-6 spots on the Cayman Brac trip, April 9-16, 2017.  Let John know as soon as possible.  Price varies whether you are a diver or nondiver and number of dives you would like to commit to.  $1490 – 1725 for diver, $987 – 1155 for nondiver.  Kids or 3rd person in a room will be less.  Round trip flight on Cayman Air from Chicago including meal and baggage fees is in the $600 range.  Don’t wait as price will go up.

Sail and dive with us on the Juliet July 10 -16, 2017, to the Bahamas.  Fly into Miami and cruise to the Bahamas the same day you arrive and then dive sites seldom visited by any other boats.  Enjoy drift dives, night dives, and more.  Great meals on board on the refurbished Juliet. The price for a week on board is $1690.  Ensuite available at a higher price.


Open Water class starting: October 2. Weekend class scheduled for October 22-23.  Additional starting dates as needed.

Advanced Class starting October 8. Will prepare you for dives in Mermet or our Caribbean trips.  Also Monday evening, October 10.

Aqualung has some female Pearl BCs as well as Fusion Bullet Drysuits at reduced prices.   Must order right away!

We thank you for your support of Aqua Diving School. For more information and trips go to

John and Aqua Diving School staff

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