DIVE ARMY Expeditions
DIVE ARMY prides itself on putting together some of the most beautiful and memorable experiences possible for divers and non- diving family members alike; to not only exotic locations but also to some of the most beautiful and coolest local dive spots in the country. DIVE ARMY's travel; DIVE ARMY Expeditions uses Affordable Memories Travel Agency as our sole and exclusive travel agency company. Our trips are all about family and friends; "going places, meeting people, and doing things while diving". DIVE ARMY routinely puts together trips that highlight exquisite diving, but at the same time we put emphasis on building amazing memories with family and friends whether it be under the water, on the water or on land. Some examples include our upcoming Great White Shark diving trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico! Some of our past trips include Grand Bahama Island, Playa Del Carmen, Florida Keys, and Mahahual and Akumal in Mexico. On our upcoming dive trip we have a number of family members traveling and diving together. For this dive trip a person does NOT have to be a certified diver as there are two experiences available to be had. First, there is a dive cage that goes down to 30 feet and this is for certified divers. There are also drop down surface cages that are right at the back of the boat that you do NOT need to be a certified diver to enjoy this experience. Both have surface supplied air; so this is a trip that could be and is being enjoyed by families and is also a trip that can be enjoyed by both divers and non-divers alike. When we dived the Bahamas on numerous occasions we also take the time to do some local sight seeing including going to a local fish fry, visiting Gold Rock Beach where some of the filming of the Pirates of the Caribbean was done and even met a local man whom played as the character "Boot Strap Bill" in the Pirates of the Caribbean, as and also toured Lucaya National Park. When we dived the Florida Keys there was also an option on some of the shallow trips for snorkeling for non-divers plus we enjoyed other activities such as para-sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, and exploring local attractions, beaches, and eateries--GREAT Cuban sandwiches, the best Key Lime pie, and lots of great sea food. In 2019 we are planning a trip to Mexico to swim with the Whale Sharks, plus some diving. Swimming with the Whale Sharks is a highly restricted activity but is open to anyone. You do not have to be SCUBA certified as we are swimming/snorkeling and NOT diving with the whale sharks. Ron's 9 year old grand daughter and wife whom are both non-swimmers/non-divers will accompany us--to experience seeing the Whale Sharks. In the past--though Ron's wife does not swim nor dive. However, she did SNUBA in Cancun (Xcaret) and totally enjoyed the underwater experience. When we do dive trips we also incorporate at least one day of diving dedicated to completing a Project AWARE project and routinely include the opportunity for additional PADI certifications as interest and time permit. We also offer PADI certifications in preparation for our trips so that you will be fully prepared mentally, psychologically and physically to participate in these travel opportunities. DIVE ARMY offers coaching on the purchase of new equipment before our DIVE ARMY Expeditions, and will happily spend time with you to acclimate yourself to your new gear. So, even though we may list our trips as dive trips they are REALLY opportunities for vacations with family and friends and the opportunity to develop some lasting memories--all good ones, we are sure.
NOTE: If there is a particular destination that you have interest in and would like to dive with a group of family members and friends just let us know and we will work on putting a trip together for you!
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