This year's trip will be to the Dominican Republic. We will be leaving March 13th and returning on the 18th, leaving from Chicago @ 7:30 am arriving @4:00 pm to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on US Airways. We will leave Punta Cana at 4:30 pm and arrive home at 11:30 pm. Accommodations will be the Occidental Grand Punta Cana All-Inclusive resort, located right in the heart of their down town district and within walking distance of local shops and entertainment. We will plan for 3-4 days of diving depending on what everyone would like.
- Unlimited meals, snacks & beverages
- Full open bar
- 9 restaurants & 7 bars
- 3 swimming pools Chaise lounges & towel service by the pool & beach areas
- Fitness room
- Kids Club with supervised activities (ages 4-12)
- Daily activities program by the pool & beach areas
- Nightly entertainment
- Live music by our orchestra "Occidental Fun Club Band" (3 days per week)
- Sports: pool & beach volleyball, water polo, daytime tennis, ping pong, snorkeling, aerobics, aqua aerobics, archery & shooting, windsurfing, kayaking, Hobie Wave & 30 min. horseback riding(reservations required)
Taxes & gratuities
The hotel/air package is running around $1300
Diving will run $150-roughly $300 depending on what type of diving and how much diving you wish to do.
The UI Scuba Club is not allowed to travel outside of the US
as a group. This trip is a group of individuals going diving
together. Although the club is being used as a venue through
which to advertise and plan the trip, it is only a trip among
friends. We will still get discounts on diving due to the size of
the group. Each person attending this trip must be a paid
member of the UI Scuba Club. All those who wish to go
MUST make a check or money order to me and have it to
me by October.
Because we will be traveling outside of the US, it is REQUIRED necessity that you obtain a US Passport (Not a Land and Sea Card) before we leave. If you do not have one, you won't be allowed to board the plane. I have not yet arranged anything with a dive company in Punta Cana. Anyone who needs to do Open Water checkout dives will ABSOLUTELY be able to do those (weather permitting). Diving will most likely be less than $80 per day for certified divers.
It is imperative that you get your money to me immediately so we can book this before the deal disappears or the price goes up! The hotel only needs $150 down right now, but airfare prices ($800) cannot be held or guaranteed therefore booking the airfare in full right now is the only way to guarantee an affordable price.