Group Dive Travel
Enjoy the world's finest diving with Island Dreams’ experienced divemasters and instructors. Our trips are designed for enjoyment, safety, and fun. Single diver?...no worries, we'll find you a dive buddy. A deposit of $500 per person guarantees your space; final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. You may pay with MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, DISCOVER, or check. Availability is limited. Please be advised that all dates of travel and prices are subject to change.
Island Dreams will schedule your place in the fun!
Welcome Aboard! -- Because of our dedication to service and quality, year after year our group tours sell out well in advance. Most all of our 2015 group tours sold out well in advance. We are now actively selling spots on our group tours for 2016 and 2017. These include the best of Indonesia, The Philippines, Grenada, Sea of Cortez, Costa Rica and Cuba. So if you'd like to join in a exciting group conducted tour, with new friends, good fun, and great diving...don't miss the dive boat! Now is the time to act.
Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao -and- El Galleon Resort, Puerto Galera, Philippines * * * * April 19 - 30, 2017
Great Diving, Great Dining, and Big Fun -- Join Island Dream's Ken Knezick on another cool Philippines combo group tour. You will enjoy the best of Anilao's diving with four nights at Crystal Blue Resort, and then be transferred across the Verde Island Passage to Puerto Galera for seven nights at El Galleon Dive Resort. (And if that's not enough diving for you, we offer the option of a 10-night stay at El Galleon). As an additional bonus to you, this visit will include two trips to Verde Island for every diver. From the top quality lodging, meals and diving, to the amazing party on our final night, this trip is a winner and has sold out every time.
El Galleon Resort, Puerto Galera -- This conducted group tour offers serious scuba divers exceptional value, and access to an excellent variety of dive sites. Our itinerary includes all transfers forward from Manila, four nights at Crystal blue Resort with eight dives, and seven nights lodging at El Galleon with up to four boat dives per day, including two different trips to enjoy the excellent blue-water diving of Verde Island. Full board is included at both resorts.
** Group Details: Philippines Group Tour, April 19 - 30, 2017
** Sorry, Sold Out -- To be first on the waiting list, please phone toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or email: Tina@divetrip.com
Legally dive Cuba, aboard M/V Jardines Aggressor * * * * * June 29 - July 8, 2017
Legal Travel to Cuba -- We have all been waiting for a legitimate opportunity to visit and dive Cuba. It is the largest Caribbean Island, and has been the forbidden fruit for most of our lifetimes. As a travel business owner in the USA, I have ignored all previous invitations to visit Cuba because they were, at best, skirting the law. Fortunately for us all, this has finally changed. Here you will find details of the Oceans for Youth Cuba program, and it's association with the Jardines Aggressor liveaboard dive vessel. To meet the letter of the law, this program contains stipulations, some of which you may find unusual. These are specifically what enable the program's legitimacy. Consult this information carefully, after which I hope you will consider joining Island Dreams on this cultural and scuba diving adventure to Cuba.
Read Ken's new dive travel report: Time Capsule Cuba
Group Details: Oceans for Youth Cuba Program, June 29 - July 8, 2017
** THREE (3) Cabins Remain -- Our 2016 Cuba tour sold out within 48-hours of its announcement. Now that Ken has returned with a comprehensive report and photos, this 2017 group trip will also soon be full. Act now and you will be among the first to enjoy this unique Cuba travel and diving experience.
Please phone toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or email: Ken@divetrip.com
Lembeh Strait / Bunaken Combo, North Sulawesi, Indonesia * * * * * August 25 - September 4, 2017
Manado Double Delight - Lembeh Resort combined with Siladen Resort & Spa -- Enjoy a combination of the superb Lembeh Resort (maximizing the amazing critter diving of Lembeh Strait) with lovely Siladen Resort & Spa (diving the best of Bunaken Marine Park). This is a featured Island Dreams group trip, with expert tour conductor and divemaster Ken Knezick. The package includes six nights at Lembeh Resort, four nights at Siladen Resort, and nine days of world-class scuba diving. Package covers 22 boat dives, plus unlimited shore diving at Lembeh Resort.
Lembeh Resort - Ranked as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Indonesia, and home to Critters@Lembeh, one of the world's finest dive centers, Lembeh Resort combines the best of Lembeh Strait diving, with a wonderfully comfortable topside experience. This is repeat visit for Ken and Island Dreams, assuring you the best of service.
Siladen Resort & Spa - At Siladen Resort & Spa you will enjoy an exclusive and memorable diving experience. Thanks to its strategic location in the heart of the Marine Park, and the in-house PADI diving center, 40 premium dive sites are within easy reach of the Resort. When not diving, you will enjoy gorgeous views, fine dining, and optional spa treatments.
Group Details: Manado Double Delight 2017
Almost Gone! -- We currently have just one (1) space available for a male twin-share. If you wish to join this excellent dive tour, please do not delay. Phone toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or simply drop Tina a note at: Tina@divetrip.com
Socorro Islands, Revillagigedos Archipelago, Mexico aboard M/V Valentina * * * * * December 3 - 12, 2017
Socorro - Island Dreams has secured a half-boat charter on the MV Valentina December 3-12, 2017, for an amazing adventure to the Socorro Islands, also known as the Revillagigedos Archipelago. Located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Socorro ranks right up there with the Galapagos Islands and Cocos Island for the big animal encounters they provide ~ giant Pacific manta rays, several species of sharks include hammerheads, dolphins, tuna, jacks and if we are lucky, humpback whales.
Group Details: Socorro Expedition, December 3-12, 2017
** Almost Gone -- Just one full cabin remains, plus space for one male in a twin-share cabin. Act now to secure your place in the fun!Simply phone toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or email the trip leader, Susan Young: Susan@divetrip.com
Costa Rica, Cano Island, aboard the Okeanos Aggressor II * * * * * April 20 - 28, 2018
El Cano Island is a marine reserve located off the south pacific coast of Costa Rica in front of the Osa Peninsula. It is one of the most beautiful jewels in the Costa Rican National Park system.
This lush green tropical island is home to resident tropical fish, beautiful colorful corals, marine flora, tuna, amberjacks, wahoo, rays, turtles, enormous schools of fish, humpback whales, pilot whales, white tip sharks, black tip sharks, nurse sharks and occasionally great hammerheads, whale sharks, marlin and dolphin can be seen.
Most of the action at El Cano Island can be seen between 30 - 100 feet with visibility between 50 - 100 feet. The best diving in the water surrounding El Cano is done easily and efficiently from the yacht's two dinghies.
Itinerary - The Okeanos Aggressor II will depart from the port town of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. We will be on the liveaboard April 21-28, 2018. All charters to Cano Island are 8 days/7 nights and includes six days of diving. Of the six days of diving; three dives per day will be offered with one day two dives being offered plus a land tour to Corcovado National Park (San Pedrillo Station or Sirena Station), Sierpe River Mangroves, or Cano Island or Drakes Bay Hiking Tour (see details below). Three night dives are offered during the week.
Adventure Tour Add-on - Optional tour extension to Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy four nights lodging and your choice of a wide array of outdoor adventures, from mild to wild.
** Confirm your cabin now - Contact Island Dreams at 1-800-346-6116, or email: Tina@divetrip.com
Tufi Resort, Papua New Guinea * * * * * November 23 - December 3, 2018
Tufi Resort - Tufi Resort is located in Oro Province, approximately 250 kilometers east north east of Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby. This boutique resort is a hidden oasis nestled atop a breath-taking fjord, with 180 degree panoramic views of Tufi Harbour, fjords and mountains. The deluxe bungalows have polished timber floors and walls lined with traditional woven material. All the creature comforts are available, including 24 hour electricity, air-conditioning, hot water, bedroom with en suite, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Most bungalows have verandas overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi Fjord.
Tufi's Scuba Diving - Tufi's outer reef experience is unsurpassed with a choice of dozens of world-class dive sites. The fjords are excellent for macro diving with gobies, nudibranch, shrimps and clams. Because there is very little current movement in the fjords, many sponges and coral species grow prolifically. You can also dive the famous Dutch cargo ship the "S Jacob" or "Blackjack," an intact B17 bomber, as specialty charter dives. Spectacular marine life is in abundance everywhere: schooling barracuda and reef fish, hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grouper and cruising pelagic as well as soft and hard corals. Experience a pristine marine environment, unspoiled.
Group Details: Tufi Resort, PNG, Nov. 23 - Dec. 3, 2018
** Confirm your place in the fun - Contact Island Dreams at 1-800-346-6116, or email: Tina@divetrip.com
Tubbataha Reef, Philippines Atlantis Azores * * * * * April 13 - 20, 2019
P/Y Atlantis Azores - The Atlantis Azores has set new standards for liveaboard diving in the Philippines, and as many guests say, for all of Asia as well. Atlantis Azores is the perfect floating base from which to explore the finest diving in the Philippines. She offers three distinct itineraries, the most famous of which is Tubbataha.
Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea - For the best weather conditions, the Tubbataha season is limited to mid-March through early June. To get the best of this pristine protected UNESCO World Heritage site located 100 miles offshore in the Sulu Sea, Island Dreams' cruise is right in the middle of the sweet spot.
Additional Diving - The Philippines offer much of the world's finest diving values. If you have time for more diving following this cruise, Island Dreams will help you create a custom itinerary for the best of the Philippines.
Group Details: Tubbataha Reef, April 13-20, 2019
** Secure your cabin now - Contact Island Dreams at 1-800-346-6116, or email: Tina@divetrip.com