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DIVE MALTA TECHNICAL!
MALTA – GOZO ISLAND

Group of 10 – 20 Participants

Departure JNB in April or May for Good Weather

8 Nights Tech Dive Tour, including1 Cultural Excursion

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Tour Price starting from:  R13, 220.00 pp. sharing(Excl. Flights)

Single Supplement:  Approx. R1, 500.00 (subject to exchange rate fluctuation)

Additional cost to be budgeted for return airfares:

Return flightsbetween Johannesburg andMalta:

 Egypt Air / Emirates ± R8, 000 – R10,000 incl. TAX(subject to availability)

 Supplementary Costs (Payable in Cash on Tour):

Staff Tips at Gozo Dive Centre:± €35.00

 General Service Tips:± €10.00 (small denominations)

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All pricing is subject to change without prior notice. All prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations and are only confirmed upon receipt of full payment. Terms and Conditions apply.


Price Includes:

·         8Nights’ accommodation at a guesthouse in Gozo on a bed & breakfast basis.

·         Return transfers from the airport to the guesthouse in Gozo.

·         All return transfers to the dive sites as per your itinerary.

·         6 xTechnical dives:  4 wreck dives, 1 x inland sea deep dive & 1 x cave/cavern dive including twin-set sidemount cylinders for the backgas configuration and filled with air.

·         Weights.

·         50% deco mix with stage cylinder.

·         Dive guides.

·         Full day Jeep safariexploring Gozo including lunch.

Price Excludes:

    •  Return international airfares and airport taxes between Johannesburg and Malta.
    •  Egypt Air / Emirates have the best price offers for 2014 today (20 April 2013)(currently ± R8,000 to R10, 000pp including taxes in economy class).  This rate will keep changing until the day we book and pay for the flights.  We will quote the rate on the day of purchase.
    • You are welcome to book your own flights or request for us to do so.  We will give you the suggested arrival times in Malta that you should keep in mind, if you wish to make your own arrangements.
    • Additional activities on tour.
    • Diving Equipment besides cylinder and weights.
    • 2nd deco gas optional for a deeper dive @ €13 per fill.
    • Helium @ €0.048 per liter.
    • All tips to dive staff plus/minus 5 Euro per day, per guest payable in cash on the last day (6 days).
    • Spending money.
    • Lunch & dinner.
    • All alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, coffee & tea not stipulated on the inclusions list.
    • A Schengen visa for your own arrangement at €60 per visa, or you may make use of the following services:  VISAS AND PASSPORTS UNLIMITED, Tel: (011) 452-4646, Fax: 086 613 5212, Download visa forms from:  www.visasunlimited.co.za, Visas Unlimited and Passports – Reg. No. 2004/056222/23, Member: DB Nicholson (SA)

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TOUR ITINERARY:

Friday, OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO MALTA

Check-in at OR Tambo International Airport for your overnight flight departing for Malta.  Dinner and breakfast served aboard the aircraft.  Flying time to Malta is approximately 10 to 15 hours, including 1 stop.

 

Saturday, CHECK INTO HOTEL IN GOZO

Arrival in Malta, where you will be met upon arrival and transferredon a direct transfer where you do not have to unload and upload your gear on the Ferry, the minibus goes on the Ferry and takes you to the Dive centre.  Overnight at the hotel and evening at leisure.

The Mariblu Hotel is a guesthouse, situated at the dive centre.  Therooms are spacious, between 30 and 45 square meters including a small kitchen and en-suite bathroom. They are simple but clean and have airconditioning  and TV.

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Sunday to Friday, DIVING FOR A WEEK

Meet at the dive centre in the morning to brief and prepare for the day’s dive that will commence at about 10:30 every day.  The dives will be about 1 hour long including deco time whereby you will have a fair amount of bottom time and will not get cold - if you would like to lengthen the dives a bit, it will be possible to plan the bottom time during dive brief/preparation in the morning.  More dive site information supplied after the itinerary.

Saturday, TIME TO EXPLORE GOZO

This will be a full day excursion, starting at approximately 09:30 from Mgarr Harbour in Gozo.  Below is more information received from Gozo:  Each jeep will have one of our experienced drivers who will also explain and give information during the whole trip and at each stop.Going through different villages, valleys and country roads, the tour will take us to the most beautiful spots and places of interest in the island of Gozo. These will include Qala Belvedere from where we have a birds’ eyeview of the Maltese Arcipelago, DahletQorrot Valley, the village of Nadur, Ramla Valley, the famous Calypso Cave and the oldest freestanding temples in the world, those of GGANTIJA TEMPLES!

We will have a mouth-watering buffet lunch and one can help himself as much as he can. This nice lunch will be washed down by some nice chilled Gozo Wine from our sun-blessed vineyards!

Second part of the jeep tour will take us through some more villages to admire the beautiful scenes of Gozo and passing through the fields down to the picturesque bay of Xlendi where we will have a photo stop and move on to visit the famous Citadel, or better the fortified old city.From here we go to the Stone Quarries where one can watch the quarry men cutting the stone blocks for the building of houses. Our drivers will explain the procedure of this very hard work mostly done by hand. A visit to Gozo is not complete without a stop at the Azure Window and the Inland Sea from where one can also admire the Famous Fungus Rock.

Leaving the Inland Sea we continue on our exciting trip by visiting the salt pans to watch how salt is produced from the sea since the Roman times. Passing through the summer resort of Marsalforn Bay, we will drive on to the harbour of Mgarr where our trip will come to an end.

 

Sunday, TIME TO HEAD BACK HOME

Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to connect to Johannesburg as per your flight booking.

Sunday, ARRIVE BACK HOME

Arrive back in Johannesburg.

END OF ITINERARY

WHERE TO EAT:

5 Minutes (walking distance) away from the dive centre is a sports bar and the Vineyard restaurant, and in the village is another sports bar in front of the main church.  You may also buy your own food from the local super market if you feel like cooking yourself.  If you wish to go to Victoria, you can walk, (plus/minus 20 minutes max), or you can catch a bus (bus stop in front of the Hotel)for a 5 minutes’ drive or catch a taxi to explore a bit further. In Victoria, are plenty of restaurants for all tastes - meat is what Gozitans like most, sothey offer big steaks for the hungry!  Food in Gozo is very cheap - you can have a very big meal for around 10-15 Euro.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MALTA:

On a map of the Mediterranean Sea, if you let your eye fall to the center – just South of Italy’s heel and to the West of the Mediterranean’s heart, you will find an enchanting archipelago comprising Malta, Gozo, and Comino, along with the smaller, uninhabited islands of Cominotto, Filfla and St.Paul.

Serving as the administrative capital for all the islands, Valletta is on Malta itself under the watchful gaze of impressive fortifications commissioned by the Knights of St. John in 1524. For such a small geographical area – the entire group covers only about 320 square kilometres/120 square miles – the population is relatively dense at around 350,000.

As is typically in the Mediterranean, Malta really has only two seasons - a hot, dry summer and a short, cool winter. The summer season runs from a windy April to a milder October, with average high temperatures on the year of 21° C/71° F. Average low temperatures, however, only drop to 9° C/49° F in January and February so it’s not surprising that the Republic’s climate was selected by International Living as the best in the world.

As is common with many Mediterranean island nations, Malta’s geographic position was beneficial for both trading and military purposes. That means the Maltese islands have a long and checkered past that stretches back to 5000 BC and includes periods of Vandal, Goth, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Genoan, Swabian, Angevin (French), Aragonese, Castilian and Saracen rule through to it’s present establishment as a republic in 1964.

More recently, however, Malta is noted more for its nightlife than its Norman past. Tour groups can assured of excellent dining and entertainment – along both modern and traditional lines.

Due to their location, the Maltese islands have frequently been in the middle of world events throughout history. In addition, they have hosted a number of visitors (welcome or otherwise) over that time. The Apostle Paul, for example, was shipwrecked on what is now known as the St. Paul’s Islands in 60 AD.

The events and the people over the years have left indelible marks and visitors can see history come alive at Baroque palaces, Napoleonic fortifications, Renaissance cathedrals and some of the oldest known human structures in the world. Malta is also home to the Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni, which was excavated in 2500 BC. It is currently the only prehistoric temple yet discovered and officially named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The legendary warmth that the Maltese have shown to visitors has been documented as far back as St. Paul’s unscheduled visit after being shipwrecked. The intervening 2000 years haven’t changed a thing. In fact, a local saying has it that foreigners are tourists only on their first visit. On the second, and all visits thereafter, they return as friends.

Fast Facts

•Getting there: Air Malta is the republic’s flag carrier but a number of airlines fly to Malta International Airport (MLA) from many European hubs. The terminal has all the facilities expected of the modern traveller. A high speed passenger and vehicle catamaran ferry from Sicily is also a popular choice and takes about an hour and a half.

•Language: The national language is Maltese, which is realted to Arabic, but English (the official second language) and Italian are both widely spoken.

•Currency: Malta is in the Euro Zone. You can find conversion rates online. Automated Teller Machines are widely available and all major credit cards are accepted. Some foreign currency, especially United Kingdom Pounds, is accepted in some tourist areas.

•Tipping: Gratuities are not normally included and 10 percent is customary in restaurants, for taxis, etc. Housekeeping and room service are usually included in the bill.

•Medical Care: There are two large hospitals (one in Gozo and one in Malta) and health clinics in various towns. No special health precautions are required and tap water is safe to drink

Dive Site Information

The Wreck dives will be as follow:

MV Karwela:The wreck is about 36-43 metres deep.The MV Karwela ferry measures 50.31 meter by 8.50 meter and was designed to carry 863 passengers.The ferry was scuttled as an artificial reef for scuba divers in Xatt L-Ahmar, Gozo along with MV Cominoland on 12th August 2006. A previous wreck, the MV Xlendi,  lies just to the West of where the MV Karwela settled.

The MV Karwela is probably the most dived wreck around Gozo. More interesting than the MV Xlendi and closer to shore and larger than the MV Cominoland, she has some open passageways and swim-throughs. The wreck is now fully populated with an overall coating of algae and marine invertebrates, and the sea firs along the rails are a popular feeding ground for nudibranchs. The largely calm deep water around the wreck also encourages the growth of some very large spiral tube worms (Spirographis spallanzani)

MV Cominoland:The MV Cominoland is probably the second most dived wreck around Gozo. More interesting than the MV Xlendi and but further from shore and smaller than the MV Karwels, she has also has some open passageways and swim throughs.The MV Cominoland was stripped of all of her outer paintwork prior to sinking as a comparison on marine growth settlement to the MV Karwela which was cleaned but stripped of her paint. Six years on there seems to be no major difference in the marine growth of each ship, but the MV Cominoland is definitely a darker wreck to swim around.

Like the MV Karwela the wreck is now fully populated with an overall coating of algae and marine invertebrates, and the sea firs along the rails are a popular feeding ground for nudibranchs. The largely calm deep water around the wreck also encourages the growth of some very large spiral tube worms (Spirographis spallanzani).

Normally dived from the shore, she is a short swim to the south east of the entry point. Her bows rest in 39 metres with the deck at 35 metres.

The Rozi:The Rozi was a tug boat that was scuttled in 1992 as an underwater attraction for tourists on submarine tours. The submarine trips no longer operate, but this wonderful little tug boat continues to sit perfectly upright on a sandy bottom within a rocky amphitheatre. The ship is now well colonized and all areas of the superstructure and bridge work are accessible to divers. Bear in mind though that this is a deepish wreck at 32m and not for novice divers.

The deck and rails support a healthy growth of sea firs and hydroids, so the wreck is becoming a magnet for lots of colourful nudibranchs.Well worth taking the camera in to do some macro photography, but equally scenic for wreck shots too. A black and white image of the wreck won a local Maltese photographer an international prize in 2012!

Surrounding the ship are thousands of fish, with chromis, bream and sand smelt predominating. You will also see amberjack (Serioladumerili) and bonito (Sardasarda), which ‘buzz’ the shoals of small fish. The flat sandy seabed around the wreck is covered in huge anemones (Condylactisauratica).

P29 Wreck:The P29 minesweeper patrol boat is Malta's latest wreck.  The Kondor Class minesweeper was orginally built for the German navy but later used by the Armed forces of Malta as a patrol boat.  The sinking of the Patrol boat as a diving attraction was arranged by the Malta Marine Foundation and sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority.  A sister ship is due to be sunk later off Comino.  The P29 was sank quite some distance from shore but can be dived by the fit.  It is much more easy to dive this wreck by boat and it has been a huge hit with the divers.  The wreck is around 52 metres long and hit the bottom end on before lying flat at 37 metres.

SS. Stubborn:The HMS Stubborn was a 66m S-class submarine scuttled by the Royal Navy on the 30th April 1946 to be used for ASDIC practice, and is up-right and intact on a sandy bottom. Because of the depth of 60m, the no-reference descent and the mandatory deco-stop in open water, this dive is limited to very experienced divers.

As you go down, the wreck arises from the deep navy blue, covered in hundreds of brightly coloured sponges and shoals of damselfish are to be seen around the conning tower. An old grouper lives under the bilge and you can occasionally meet him. After 12 minutes spent on the wreck if using air, you ascend from the conning tower back to the boat and prepare to stay at 5m (15ft) for a long deco-stop.

The wreck of HMS Stubborn can be dived on air if the divers are experienced deep divers, but there is a growing band of technical divers who would now prefer to dive a wreck at this depth using normoxic tri-mix.

“In open-circuit scuba, two classes of trimix are commonly used: normoxictrimix—with a minimum PO2 at the surface of 0.18 and hypoxic trimix—with a PO2 less than 0.18 at the surface.[12] A normoxic mix such as “19/30″ is used in the 30 to 60 m (100 to 200 ft) depth range; a hypoxic mix such as “10/50″ is used for deeper diving, as a bottom gas only, and cannot safely be breathed at shallow depths where the ppO2 is less than 0.18 bar.”

 

More dive sites info:

The Inland Sea:When conditions are perfect this is a fantastic dive along a narrow canyon that stretches 80m through the headland to open water beyond.  Depth is max 55m.  Boats constantly whizz overhead, but the wall is so deep, vertical and under hanging for the most part that there is no danger of collision other than at the beginning of the dive and the end, assuming you exit in the same place.The view as you look out into the deep indigo blue of the open ocean is spectacular. Around the corner to both the right and left there are further vertical fissures in the cliff face which can be explored at all levels and are covered in marine life. These routes out to the left or right of the Inland Sea are not to be missed.On the return journey through the tunnel, there are two options for a safety stop.There is a large rock platform at 5 metres on the right hand side just after you enter the tunnel, or you can continue up the tunnel until it rises to the Inland Sea itself and there is a small rock platform at 5 metres.

Blue Hole:The Blue Hole is a natural rock formation carved out over the centuries by wind and wave power.  Offering a sheltered entry for a number of dives, this site includes a huge archway which starts at 8 metres and has a flat top, almost square in shape, and covered in golden cup coral (parazoanthusaxinellae). A large cavern is also worth exploring and can be found at the bottom of the hole to the left of the entry point.  Depth is 30m.

This dive leads you out of the Blue Hole and across the bay towards the Azure Window and starts at 16 metres at the base of the Blue Hole and rises to 8 – 9 metres under the Azure Window. A large section of the Azure Window collapsed into the sea in April 2012, and these huge rock blocks now partially block the route under the window.

Follow the blocks and reef round to your left and you will swim out onto the outer cliff face of the Azure Window. Watch out for shoals of Damsel fish, Bogue, Picarel swimming near the cliff face and if they suddenly dive towards the rock, look up as there are probably Amberjack or Dentex hunting them.

As you round the Azure Window, you can head back across the bay towards the Blue Hole and finish the dive exploring the cavern, or if air allows, continue along the cliff face and up the Chimney into the Coral Garden. You can exit here, or retrace the dive down the Chimney and back to an exit in the Blue Hole.  This site is very popular especially later in the day so arriving early is a good idea.

The Billinghurst Cave/Cavern Dive:  The Billinghurst Cave dive in Gozo is an interesting dive that allows you explore the marine life and enjoy beautiful play of lights.

The Billinghurst Cave is about 50m long and is one of the longest cave dives in Gozo near Reqqa Point, with the entrance only 3m under the surface with a maximum depth of 30m. At the entrance of the Billinghurst Cave, the sunlight hits the water and creates fantastic lights perfect for silhouette photographs.

There is less marine life than may be imagined, but after a 50 m swim you can surface inside the cave and cast your lights over the vaulted natural ceiling. The cave is littered with shrimp, and there are many fireworks anemones in the sand along the cavern edges. The entrance to the cavern is also a major habitat for lace bryozoans and the ridges of sand in the entrance are full of washed their lacy skeletons from previous storms.

Not a dive for the inexperienced, and you need to make sure that the exit point is also dive-able. This mammoth sea cave consists of a large cavern open to the sea, which borders on a full cave dive because of the depth (30m) at the entrance and the distance from open water (50m+) when you reach the back of the first cavern.At the rear on the left hand side, the cavern narrows into a 3 – 4m wide tunnel, which rises up after 50 – 60 metres to a second chamber in which you can surface. This tunnel and chamber definitely falls into the category of cave diving.

The main way to get access to the dive site is a clamber down the cliffs to the south  west of the cave, and then jump in from a platform 1-2 metres off the surface.Cameras are best handed down after entry.Exit is via a fairly long swim across a small bay and out on the east side of Reqqa Point.

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TOUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please take note of the following contract between you and C-Quest Diving Safaris as put below in our tour booking Terms & Conditions:

“The Organising Agents” and “the Company” shall for the purpose of the tour mean (Foreign Office / Tour Operator - Package Specific) in association with C-QUEST DIVING SAFARIS and all personnel, agents and parties acting on their behalf.  “The Customer” shall mean the person(s) making payment on behalf of any passenger, or any passenger taking part in the tour.  It is AGREED that the Organising Agents of the tour shall adhere to the following:

1.RESERVATIONS / DEPOSITS

On confirmation of a booking, a non-refundable deposit of a minimum of 25% of the total tour price is to be paid to C-Quest Diving Safaris within 72 hours – 7 days of making the reservation (dependant on supplier).  The balance of the tour price must be paid no later than sixty days prior to departure unless otherwise specified.  If the booking is made within sixty days of departure, the total cost of the travel arrangements must be paid in full at the time of the booking.  C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to cancel any reservation for which the total price has not been received / paid by the due date.   C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to adjust prices in accordance to fare increases in airfares, fuel prices, hotel rates, seasonal adjustments and currency fluctuations after such date.  International bookings / enquiries must be made a minimum of 72 hours prior to the client’s departure/arrival/collection of a vehicle.

Payment of the full contract price shall be paid as reflected on the invoice which follows acceptance of the quote.

Hotel accommodation is quoted per person sharing and the single supplement will apply to single rooms.

2.METHODS OF PAYMENT

All payments must be made in cash or via electronic transfer to our bank account (details on the invoice) – regret that no credit card payments is accepted;

3.AMENDMENTS

C-Quest Diving Safaris will endeavour to assist you to make a change to reservations wherever possible. C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to charge an amendment fee of R200.00 per person for each amendment made to confirmed reservations in addition to any cancellation fees that may be applicable.

4.CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation taking place sixty (60) days or less prior to departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the cost of Tour Price.  Should the Customer find another Customer to take his place, any monetary considerations must be settled between the two Customers, including the cost of re-issuing airline ticket(s) with new passenger names.

In the event of the Company cancelling the Tour, which it shall be entitled to do at any time before the scheduled departure date, the amount paid by the Customer on account of the Contract price shall be refunded to the Customer.

Should the Customer, or any one or more of the passenger(s) for whom he has booked the Tour wish to cancel the Tour, whatever the reason for such cancellation, the Company must be advised thereof in writing under the signature of the Customer sixty (60) days prior to departure.  Cancellation fees shall be levied as follows:

The 25% booking deposit is without exception non-refundable.  Balance of payment, together with the completed Booking Form which will be supplied with the trip invoice, is required no less than 60 days prior to departure.  Cancellation within 60 days of departure will incur 100% cancellation fees.

Payment and cancellation details for the flights might differ, depending on the conditions of the carrier.

The following cancellation fees will apply:

8 weeks prior to departure:                               25% of total tour price
6 weeks prior to departure:                                100% of total tour price

In accordance with standard procedures adopted by tour operators’ world-wide, these conditions will be strictly adhered to.

5.TRAVEL INSURANCE & LIABILITY

We strongly recommend that all passengers take out travel insurance covering personal accident, medical expenses, curtailments, illness, baggage and loss of deposit through cancellation and/or default of the principle service providers.  C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be held liable should the traveller fail to take out adequate insurance cover.

C-Quest Diving Safaris cannot hold themselves responsible for the obtaining of refunds on lost or unused transportation tickets, although every effort will be made to claim settlement on behalf of passengers;

C-Quest Diving Safaris advises that each passenger agrees that he, his heirs, executors, administrators and/or assigns shall indemnify the Organising Agents, its servants and agents from and against all claims for damages from any cause whatsoever to any person who may make a claim against the Organising Agents or any of them, whatever loss or damage to property in custody of the passengers or arising out of injury to, or the death of any passenger, whether or not such claim is based on the negligence of the Organising Agents or any subcontractors of the Organising Agents;

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to cancel or abandon any tour, in such event, any monies paid will be refunded, less any expenses, disbursements or other commitments incurred on behalf of the passenger/s and in such event no further or other liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Organising Agents or any subcontractors of the Organising Agents. The right is further reserved to modify the tour in any way the Organising Agent may deem advisable;

C-Quest Diving Safaris’ overseas agents, operators of the tours, and the co-operation agents, act only in the capacity of agents for the passenger in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, whether by railroad, motorbus, car, steamship, motor yacht, airplane, or any other means and as such hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage occasioned from any cause whatsoever.  They will not be responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late train or plane arrivals or departures, or by any change of schedule or other conditions, nor will they be responsible for the loss or damage to baggage, or any other article belonging to the passenger. The right is also reserved to decline to accept any person as a member of these trips at any time.  It may at times become necessary to make changes or substitutions due to unforeseen circumstances;

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right in the event they do not receive sufficient support either to cancel the tour or raise the price accordingly;

The Customer acknowledges that the Tour booked and all Tour arrangements are made subject to the respect of any loss, damage, injury, death, accident, delay and inconvenience to any person or his luggage or their personal property wherever and howsoever the same shall occur and the Customer hereby releases the Company, its servants and agents from all such liability to the Customer and/or the Customer’s dependents and/or to other persons on whose behalf the Customer may have booked the Tour by signing the Tour Booking Conditions and the Customer hereby indemnifies the Company, its servants and agents against any claims made by his dependents and/or such other persons.

6.TOUR PRICES

All tour prices are based on the airfares, rates and rate-of-exchange applicable at the time, the introduction of special levies or land arrangements that quotations are provided and are not always stable.  All tour/travel prices are therefore subject to change without prior notice.  C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to adjust tour prices at the time of the booking in accordance with an increase in airfares, fuel price, hotel rates/currency fluctuations.

C-Quest Diving Safaris therefore reserves the right to amend the tour cost at any time should any revaluation or devaluation occur in the South African Rand, British Pound Sterling, United States Dollar, or any other currency involved prior to the date of travel;

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to increase or decrease the tour cost should there be an increase or decrease in the number of days to the tour.  In addition, if there is an unscheduled extension or reduction of the tour for whatever reason, all expenses, for example, hotel accommodation, cancellation fees and the like will be for the participants account;

7.DOCUMENTATION

Documentation is only prepared on receipt of full and final payment.   It is the personal responsibility of each passenger to ensure that they are in the possession of the correct documentation prior to departure and all information contained therein is correct.  C-Quest Diving Safaris will not accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the passenger failing to ensure that he/she has complied with the necessary health/passport/visa requirements.

8.PASSPORTS / VISAS / VACCINATIONS / INOCULATIONS

The responsibility to obtain correct, current and valid passports, visas, vaccinations, inoculations and re-entry permits where required is the responsibility of the passenger/client alone.  C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be held responsible or liable for any consequence of any nature arising from the passenger/client failing to ensure the he/she has complied with such requirements.  The passenger/client is responsible to ensure that they have the correct documents from Home Affairs.

9.RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY

C-Quest Diving Safaris acts as an agent only for domestic and international ground operators and airlines and accepts no liability whatsoever for loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or any other irregularity howsoever arising.  C-Quest Diving Safaris makes every effort to ensure that all the arrangements and services connected with a passenger’s itinerary will be carried out as specified and/or in the most efficient and effective way possible.  We do not however have control over the provision of services by suppliers and cannot accept responsibility or liability for error and omissions of such suppliers.  Please be advised that hotels undergo renovations from time to time.  Hotels do all possible to limit disruption to their guests. We will not entertain complaints or requests for refunds, if a hotel is carrying out renovations whilst a guest is a resident.

C-Quest Diving Safaris shall be entitled to make any arrangements for the issue of any ticket or coupon for transportation or for conveyance or any accommodation as they in their discretion may think advisable.

The final decision on the selection of dive sites is at the discretion of the Divemaster and all dive sites listed (if listed) are subject to weather conditions permitting;

Divers require a minimum of a worldwide recognised Open Water dive qualification to take part in the tours i.e. PADI, NAUI, CMAS, SSI, ASA.  The diver’s qualification level will determine the dive restrictions i.e. depth, location and specialty diving.

C-Quest Diving Safaris shall not be liable, under any circumstances whatever and wherever in contract or delict for any damage, injury, death, loss, delay or inconvenience of any sort whatsoever which shall be caused to any passenger whilst on any tour or journey or while a temporary resident in any foreign country as a result of any arrangement made by the Organising Agents or any alleged failure by the Organising Agents to make satisfactory or any arrangements and whether caused through the act or default of any of the servants, agents or sub-contractors of the Organising Agents.

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserve the right, in the event of any participant causing annoyance, disturbance or damage, or acting in such a manner as to be detrimental to the operation or good order of the tour, to require such participant forthwith to leave the tour.  In such case refunds (if any) will only be made at the discretion of the Organising Agents.

The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on-board the aircraft.  The ticket in use by the airline when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the name of the passenger appearing on the ticket, regardless of who purchased the airline ticket.  The airlines are solely responsible for all flying safety and insurance requirements and the flights are subject to the approval of the Department of Civil Aviation.

No liability on the part of the Organising Agents arising in any way out of this contract in respect of any tour, holiday, excursion or facility shall exceed the total amount paid or agreed to be paid for the Tour or holiday and shall in no case include any consequential loss or additional expense whatsoever.

It may happen that due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control it will be necessary for the Company to, and in such circumstances the Company shall be entitled to, change some of the aspects of the Tour, for example, timings, routes, motor yachts, hotels and the like.  If the Company is obliged to make any such changes these will be kept to a minimum and the Customer will be advised of these changes at the earliest convenience.

10.DELAYS

C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be responsible for any delays prior to departure nor during the course of travel whether brought about by technical difficulties, strikes, weather conditions or any other circumstances whatsoever, whether foreseen or unforeseen.  Any expenses relating to these unscheduled extensions (e.g. hotels, meals, airfares, telephone calls, etc) will be for the passengers account.

11.REFUNDS

No refunds will be made for no-shows (not arriving for scheduled flights or reservations), unused/reduced car rentals or unused services, attractions and entrances.  Other refunds may take up to 12 weeks to process although this time frame cannot be guaranteed.  Refunds will only be made once payment has been received by the supplier.

C-Quest Diving Safaris advises that their couriers or representatives have no authority or permission to refund any monies paid or to give any right to claim a refund from the Organising Agents.

12.BILLBACKS

Car hire bill-backs are not authorised.  No hotel bill-backs are authorised. Bill- cks are only authorised if a lodge card is in place

13.DIVE MEDICATIONS

C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be held accountable for any side effects as a result of self-medication during dive tours.

C-Quest Diving Safaris is not authorised to give any medical advice with regards to prescription medication or any medical treatment / therapies regarding diving.  Any medication must be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner.

C-Quest Diving Safaris cannot be held accountable for any sea sickness /motion sickness experienced during a scuba tour.

14.GENERAL INFORMAITON

•     A baggage allowance of 20kg per person is permitted on domestic and international flights (unless otherwise specified).  Please ensure you check your luggage restrictions prior to departure.

•     Passengers are reminded that they are responsible for reconfirmation of their flights more than 72  hours prior to departure.  Failure to do so may result in cancellation of a flight reservation by the airline.

•     C-Quest Diving Safaris cannot be held responsible for any charges that may appear on a client’s credit card, nor have the responsibility for having any of these charges reversed or corrected upon the passengers return to South Africa.

•     For passengers travelling internationally and intend on driving a rental car, they should obtain an   international driving permit from their local AA office. Clients are to ensure that they are in possession of their local driving license as it will be required to be produced at the car rental check in counter.

•     Please note that special terms and conditions apply at hotels during Trade Fair periods.

•     Car hire reservations are only available if the client is in possession of a valid embossed credit card. A credit card is required for fuel deposit and all extras when collecting the vehicle from the car hire counter.

•     C-Quest Diving Safaris will endeavour to advise you of all mandatory taxes, which you must pay prior to departure. However, some countries charge departure taxes that can only be paid locally. We therefore recommend that you retain sufficient local currency to meet such charges.

•     Whilst every effort is taken to ensure that our pricing is correct, rates quoted are subject to change without notice.

 

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PRINT FULL NAME OF PERSON MAKING THE BOOKING ON BEHALF OF ALL PERSONS LISTED BELOW               SIGNATURE 

 

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E-MAIL ADDRESS AND CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBERS (LAND LINE AS WELL AS MOBILE)

 

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OR FAX TO: +27 866 996 996

 

PLEASE FORWARD THE INITIALED AND SIGNED TOUR BOOKING CONDITIONS AS WELL AS THE PASSENGER LIST ON THE NEXT PAGE TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR INVOICE AS BOOKING CONFIRMATION FOR THIS TOUR. SHOULD YOU SIGN FOR MORE THAN 4 PASSENGERS, PLEASE PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF THE ADDITIONAL PASSENGERS IN THE SAME FORMAT.

 

PASSENGER #1 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   

PASSENGER #2 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   
                   

PASSENGER #3 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   
                   

PASSENGER #4 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   
                   

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Fax: 0866 99 69 96

 

 

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