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FUN AZUL FLEET  Sea of Cortez: Travel Plan
 

ARRIVAL & BOARDING

Upon arrival at La Paz airport(LAP), you will be greeted at the airport and will be transferred to our marina (M/V VALENTINA DOCK).
This transportation fee is included.
You can check in after 7:00 pm, until this time, you can leave your luggage on the boat and feel free to dinner in town.
If you are already staying in the area, feel free to make your own way to the Marina at
after 7:00 pm before midnight.

If you arrive at Cabo San Lucus Airport (SJD), you are responsible for your own transportation to La Paz. Driving hours will be about 3 and 1/2 hours for one way.
Reservation center can make a reservation of the transportation for you upon request. The transportation to and from Cabo San Lucus Airport (SJD) is not included in the trip fee.

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DEPARTURE

Check out is at around 4:00 pm on the last day of the charter.

Time varies depending on the weather and diving conditions.
Guest must stay over one night in La Paz.
Reservation center can make hotel reservations at a special rate. Please feel free to ask us.

If you are extending your stay in the area, we will arrange transportation for you to a local hotel provided that they receive the name of the hotel at least 7 days prior to the charter start date.

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PASSPORTS & DOCUMENTATION

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket to travel to Mexico. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation(VISA, Validity passport) to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country.
Please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper documentation.

Always check your passport and visa requirements.
A temporary visa is required for Mexico and will be issued upon arrival at the airport by Immigration.
Please do not lose this Visa as you must present it upon departure.

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M/V VALENTINA
Your chef prepares breakfast, lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service in addition to fresh mid-morning and afternoon snacks. Certain beverages are complimentary while on board. Fresh towels are placed in each cabin as needed. Tanks, weights and weight belts are included.
Transportation from La Paz airport (LAP) to and from MARINA is also complimentary.

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SINGLE TRAVELERS & SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
All rates are quoted on a share basis; therefore you will be roomed with another person of the same gender.
If you would like a private room, the cost is 1& 1/2 times the charter rate and will guarantee you a private stateroom. Available for 2 cabins only per each charter (trip).

A number of rooms avialable for the single use is limited. Please ask us for details.

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COMMUNICATIONS IN BAJA
The M/V VALENTINA is in constant communication with their local office in La paz.
In the event of an emergency, you may contact the office cell phone
Tel + 52(612)10 67148
For emergency +52 (612) 12 02615 ( Enrique Castillo)

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C-CARDS & INSURANCE
Remember to bring your c-card or proof of certification.
We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance when the reservation is confirmed.
Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness.

If you do not have any insurance at the time of check-in, we will ask you to become a member of DAN USA insurance policy on site so that we can keep you safe and secure.

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FEES & TAXES
Sea of Cortez: $5 per day per person (4days diving is $20, 5days diving is $25 …)park fee is included in the tour rate.

Socorro: $25 per person park fee is included in the tour rate.

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HEALTH
The M/V VALENTINA has a comprehensive first aid kit onboard, including oxygen. We suggest you bring over-the-counter motion sickness medication or consult your doctor about prescription brands.

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BEVERAGES
The valentina’s soft drinks and draft beers are complimentary.
If you prefer particular liquor we suggest you bring your special liquor with you.
Drinking and Diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you will become a sunbather until the next day.

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CLOTHING
Please plan to travel light, as on all liveaboard yachts, space is limited. We recommend you pack your gear in soft luggage such as a duffel bag with wheels for easy stowage and to add to your comfort in your cabin.
Clothing should be lightweight, comfortable sportswear and swimsuits and sunscreen are a must. A light sweater or jacket is ideal for evenings. Dress is always casual and informal. Additional items you may want to bring are a hat and sunglasses. Since the Baja is a desert area, the temperature can drop at night so we recommend you travel with warm light clothing such as long sleeve shirt, for night time.

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ENTERTAINMENT
If you have a favorite movie to share, we encourage you to bring it along.

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CELEBRATING A SPECIAL OCCASION
Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, honeymoon, wedding or you are celebrating a 100th dive, please let us know so the crew can celebrate your occasion. Kindly advise the reservation center prior to traveling so the crew is notified in advance.

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DIVING CONDITIONS
Most guests make as many as 3-4 dives each day, and last day, makes 2tanks and there is the WHALE SHARK search trip. All the schedule and diving route depends on weather conditions.

Please note and have ocean mind!
The crew of M/V VALENTINA with their unique combination of talents offers the ultimate service.

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DIVE GEAR SUGGESTIONS
We suggest you pack the following:

wetsuit(3-5mm),hood/hooded vest(DECEMBER-APRIL), booties, fins, mask, snorkel, regulator with
visible pressure gauge, depth gauge, dive computer and buoyancy compensator are strongly recommended:
you wish to dive at night, you need own light.

Spare mask if you have prescription lenses, safety sausage, whistle, Dive Alert, mirror and/or other safety devices. Dive computers are mandatory. Each piece of gear should be marked with waterproof paint or tape.

If you need rental equipment, please let us know least 7 days prior to the charter start.
Ask for each price to reservation center.

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NITROX AND NITROX CERTIFICATION
Nitrox for Sea of Cortez: $100 for 5days diving and $120 for 6days diving


Nitrox Course: $150

This includes all necessary equipment (tanks, use of oxygen analyzer, use of course materials, instructor, and check out dives). Student may continue to dive Nitrox, using the Student Fill rate, the entire week once they have completed the course. Certification will be from a national certification agency(PADI)

Nitrox Fills for Nitrox Course Student: $10 / Day
This includes all nitrox tank fills beyond the certification level and only available to those who take the course on board.

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PAYMENT ON THE BOAT
The M/V VALENTINA only accepts US dollar in CASH.
Sorry, no travelers checks, personal checks and credit cards.

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GRATUITIES
Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. We believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided.
Approximate US $150 - $200 per trip per person would be appreciated.

There will be an envelope placed in your cabin with a survey for our service. Your gratuities will be divided equally among the crew. Payment may be made by cash.

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