Make Life-Long Dive Buddies with Delightful Departures
I Lead Group Travel Vacations So You Can Have A Whale Of A Good Time
Leading dive groups around the world is one of my passions. If you prefer not to travel alone, but also don’t want to be overwhelmed by a large group of strangers, then look no further.
When you choose Delightful Departures group travel, prepare yourself for a more intimate experience. A modest group size encourages more familiarity and sparks long-lasting bonds among travelers. My groups are kept small – rarely more than 14 – with a mix of divers and non-divers alike – allowing me to dedicate my time to get to know you better. I am honored you chose to travel with me because you have released your scuba dreams into my hands. I want to ensure you experience the dive vacation you’ve longed for.
You may come to the group as a stranger, but you will leave with dive buddies for life.
Saba – October 2019
Discover the Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean
Escape to an island with old world charm, quaint villages, unspoiled nature, and friendly locals. Explore Saba’s shallow patch reefs to deepwater seamounts just minutes from her harbor. There is a dive site for every level of experience. And for the non-diver, hike her many nature trails over diverse terrain, from tide pools to the cloudforest, on original footpaths used for hundreds of years. Enjoy local artisans’ crafts or spoil yourself with a spa day.
Dive packages start at $1795 (double occupancy).
Maldives – May 2020
Dive Your Dreams Among Reefs & Wrecks with Mantas, Sharks & Spinning Schools
A string of pearls circling the aquamarine and cerulean blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Relax on deck as you sail by some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. Set out for your daily dives in the dhoni – a specialized vessel designed to make diving easier. Find yourself surrounded by hundreds of schooling fish. Be mesmerized by colorful corals in the beautiful crystalline waters. All this is a must for passionate divers; doing it onboard of a comfortable cruising yacht is by far the best way to enjoy this underwater paradise getting the best out of it with the least effort.
Dive packages start at $2780 (double occupancy).
South Africa – October 2021
Seashores & Safaris – An Adventure of a Lifetime
Dive the fossilized sand dune – Aliwal Shoal – with everything from nudibranchs to manta rays. Discover the unspoiled, less frequented, reefs of Rocktail Bay, just north of Sodwana. Sail down the river in St. Lucia National Park, spying crocodiles and hippos along the way. Delve into the culture of the Zulu. Finally, wind down your journey on safari, traversing a private reserve, seeking out the Big 5.