Top 10 Reasons for Group Dive Travel

Have you ever wondered if Group Dive Travel is for you? Maybe you have some preconceived notions that prevent you from taking a trip with a bunch of "strangers"!  Just know that you aren't alone! We know it can feel risky!  

top 10 reasons for group dive travel

Have you ever wondered if Group Dive Travel is for you? Maybe you have some preconceived notions that prevent you from taking a trip with a bunch of “strangers”!  Just know that you aren’t alone! We know it can feel risky!  Aquaventure has a large group-travel following.  People come back year after year, trip after trip.  We wanted to know why!  So we surveyed several of our travelers and here are the top 10 reasons why they believe group travel is the way to go!!

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Aquaventure – Fiji 2019

#10 – It’s for Everyone!

  • It doesn’t matter who you are…there’s a group trip for you
  • We only need one thing in common: DIVING!
  • Introvert or Extrovert, young or old, it doesn’t matter
    • Do less OR do more
    • Meals together OR meals alone
    • It is YOUR vacation – do as YOU please

#9 – It’s Cost Effective

  • Take advantage of group rates on air, hotel, and diving – generally offering more value than traveling alone
  • Help finding a roommate to keep the price down
  • Personal Guide starting at the airport, all through the trip, and back home again
  • NO SURPRISES – you know exactly what is included and what is not included
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Aquaventure – Cayman Brac Tootsie Pop Divers 2018

#8 – Leave Your Comfort Zone

  • Groups ENCOURAGE adventure
    • Experience more dives with groups
    • Try new food
    • Tour more topside and cultural experiences
  • Groups encourage relaxation –  TRULY UNPLUG
    • Less likely to “work” or check messages
    • Less likely to let your mind wander back to the stress of life
    • Other people bring new focus for those down-times when you aren’t diving

#7 – There’s Power In Numbers

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Aquaventure – Grand Cayman 2019

  • Travelers feel safer in groups
  • Tours and extra dives are easier to coordinate
  • Boat control – YOUR group determines where the boat goes and which dive sites to dive

#6 – Unique Opportunities

  • Instructors lead these trips – take advantage of continued education certifications in clear warm waters
    • Photography Classes
    • Drift Specialty
    • Fish Identification
    • Deep Specialty
    • Etc Etc!
  • We always meet the required minimum number of people to book extra excursions
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    Aquaventure – Raja Ampat Damaii II 2018

    • Horseback riding, zip lining, topside adventures
    • Island, nature, cultural, or historical tours
    • Night, wreck, or extra dives

#5 – Diver Confidence

  • Your leader genuinely cares that your vacation is great – they have your back
  • You know the experience level of others on your boat before you get there
  • You WILL have a dive buddy
  • Dive leader will help navigate a good buddy fit
  • Dive leader can work with the boat staff to ensure you get the most out of your dives

#4 – Problem Resolution

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Aquaventure – Cozumel 2019

  • You aren’t alone!
  • A proper group leader is your flight, dive boat, & hotel liaison
  • Gear Problems are easier to fix on the spot
    • Between the leader and the other travelers, there is rarely a problem that can’t be solved
  • Unexpected emergencies are easier to handle with a leader and group to support you
  • Many sets of eyes are always looking out for each other

#3 – The Perks

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Aquaventure – Cozumel 2019

  • Trip T-Shirt included
  • Pre-trip Info Meeting to prepare you properly
  • Free pool time to practice skills and dust off gear prior to the trip
  • Welcome Cocktails (often)
  • Post-Trip Parties
  • Shared pictures and videos

#2 – Stress Free Travel

  • Stress-free vacation anticipation – Once you’re signed up, all details are taken care of so RELAX
  • We know the best time of year for each destination, the areas to avoid, the best providers to use, the safest dive shops, etc.
  • Let’s face it:  You don’t know what you don’t know
  • Trust someone else to do the research
  • Sit back and get inspired instead of stressed
  • Start relaxing IMMEDIATELY – let us do the work

#1 – Better Together

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Aquaventure – Fiji 2019

  • All these people traveling with you are witnesses to your adventure
  • There will be many versions of your memories through other people on the trip
    • You will always have people to reminisce with
    • Your memories and adventures are intertwined forever
    • Shared pictures and videos from an entire group can capture more than one person could do alone
  • Shared experiences build deeper relationships
  • Deep relationships make experiences richer
  • Life-Long Friendships are organically created when we experience the unique and exciting underwater world together

If you have any questions about group dive travel, our staff can help you! Stop in or give us a call!  If you are ready to jump into group dive travel, check out our offerings.  We have several trips planned and posted as well as many more plans underway for your next group dive travel adventure!