Dear Fellow Divers: is pleased to offer this great 2008 dive trip to Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas, aboard the Nekton Pilot live-a-board dive vessel as outlined in this brochure. Don’t miss this fantastic trip to one of the best dive destinations in the world. Take this opportunity to meet other people who share the same enthusiasm for scuba diving and underwater exploration. Please note that the price is based on double occupancy, which are two people sharing a room. If you are traveling alone, will attempt to match you up with a roommate, however, we cannot guarantee that a roommate will be found.

To register for this fabulous trip, please complete and return this Credit Card Authorization form to If you have any questions about the trip, please call or e-mail your group leader, Clarke Skinner. We look forward to your response. As you may know, the Bahamas is a very popular dive trip because of the quality of diving, the multitude of Blue Holes, numerous critters and the great value, so don’t miss your chance at an unforgettable dive experience along with *Continuing Educational Training opportunities.

Clarke Skinner
NAUI Instructor Trainer #6858
PADI Master Instructor #31706
Leading Dive Groups Since 1986
1-949.221.9323 – FAX

* NAUI & PADI AOW & Specialty Classes will be offered by da Shark, while in the Bahamas.


Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas…
Situated just 30 miles (49 km) north of Cuba, Cay Sal Bank is the most remote area of the Bahamas. With one of the highest concentrations of blue holes in the world and spectacular vertical walls, Cay Sal Bank offers fantastic snorkeling and exotic diving. While each Cay Sal Bank cruise may vary due to weather and conditions, the outline below will give you a good feel for the exciting week in store for you!

Lusca - Legend of the Blue Holes…
Diving the blue holes of Cay Sal Bank is a unique experience. Nekton guests have described their blue hole dives in many ways ranging from beautiful and fascinating to eerie and haunting.

The eerie feeling you get while diving the blue holes might be from the presence of Lusca, the mythical beast of Bahamian legend. Lusca is half-shark, half-octopus. She lurks deep among the waters of the blue holes and inland caverns that are found throughout the Bahamas’ island chain.

Presenting the Nekton Pilot…
-- A revolutionary Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull Liveaboard that offers guests the ultimate smooth ride and luxury accommodations.--The Nekton Pilot offers our popular Bahamas itineraries departing from Fort Lauderdale during the late spring, summer, and early fall months.
--The Nekton Pilot was designed from the ground up specifically as a SCUBA diving Liveaboard for Nekton by SWACAT Technologies. It was delivered into service for Nekton in the spring of 1994 and was built at a shipyard in Palatka Florida. The Nekton Pilot's design includes two struts on each side connecting the superstructure to the submerged pontoons that provide buoyancy. This design provides the ultimate in stability by minimizing the waterplane area. As a diver, you know that even on a rough day, the water is calmer just a few feet below the choppy surface - that's precisely where the pontoons which provide the buoyancy for a are located - hence the submerged pontoons act as stabilizers giving you the feeling you're on a vessel more than eight times its size!



Scuba diving is a high-risk activity. The participant has full responsibility to be informed of the risks and hazards of the sport. By participating in a package, the participant hereby agrees that neither his/her heirs, personal representative, assignees nor estate, have any claim against for illness, injury or death resulting from participant’s use of a package. its managers, agents, contractors or affiliated organizations has made all arrangements for accommodations and services furnished in connection with these trips. shall be responsible to the participant ONLY for supplying the services and accommodations offered, as listed in the brochure. If however, such services or accommodations cannot be provided due to delays or other causes beyond the control of, will use its best effort to supply comparable services or accommodations, and shall owe no further damages or warranty to participant beyond such efforts.

The participant further waives any claim against for any damage to or loss of property, or injury or death of person due to any act of negligence of any airline, hotel, or any other persons rendering any of the services or accommodations included in the ground portion of the itinerary. shall not be responsible for foreign currency exchange rate changes, any delays, substitution of equipment or any act of omission whatsoever by the carrier, its agents, servants, employees, and participant hereby waives any claim arising there from. reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any participant as a member of these trips at any time. If any participant is removed from a tour by, a proportionate refund of recoverable unused services will be made to participant. If the suppliers cancel a trip, shall refund all deposits made and monies paid to by participants if refunded by suppliers, but shall have no further responsibility to participant beyond such a refund. Itemized cost tatements are not provided.
-The airline concerned is not held responsible for any act, omission or events during the time passengers are not on board the aircraft.
-Please insure that the names given are the same as they appear in your passports. Please insure that your passports will not be expiring before March 2009. If someone attempts to travel on a passport that will expire within 6 months of their return, their boarding of the aircraft will be denied.
- is not responsible for the fluctuations’ in international currency exchange rates that may affect the pricing of this trip.

** By signing the credit card authorization above, I authorize to charge my credit card for the amount specified, and waive all rights for credit card charge backs. The balance will be charged automatically 60 days prior to departure. Your signature authorizes to make these charges.


Customized Travel by
1752 Langley Avenue
Irvine, California 92614
Phone: 949.221.9300
Fax: 949.221.9323


  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles International to Ft Lauderdale on American Airlines
  • 8 Days & 7 nights aboard the Nekton Pilot
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (Spirits & Soft Drinks extra)
  • 6 days of Day & Night diving
  • Tanks, weights, and weight belts
  • All applicable taxes (including departure tax)
  • Round Trip Ground Transfers
  • Unlimited Nitrox fills are available for $195.00pp

Due to airline weight restrictions, airlines may implement additional charges for baggage in excess of maximum weight restrictions.  As of this printing, each dive passenger is allowed 2-50lbs of checked baggage.  Flight numbers and times are subject to change.  Air taxes/fuel surcharges are subject to change and the additional charges are the responsibility of the individual traveler.

$1,594.00 (Per Person-Double Occupancy)
Air Fare is the travelers own responsibility.
Air Available From All Major Gateways
Book your flight to Fort Laudadale (FLL)
A Passport is necessary to travel to the Bahamas.

Trip Insurance & Supplemental Dive Medical
Optional Travel/Medical Insurance is available at an additional cost and is highly recommended to protect your investment.

Changes: A $25 per person charge will be added to
any changes made after deposit is received.
Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in
writing and are subject to the following fees:
Number of Days Prior to Departure
• Up to 90 days $ 75.00
• 89-59 days $150.00
• 60-0 days No refund unless replaced by another participant.


Group Leader: Clarke Skinner
August 30th to September 6th, 2008
FAX Completed Application to:
or Mail Payment to:
Nekton Pilot - Bahamas
1752 Langley Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614

FULL NAME(s) as they appear ON YOUR Passports
1. ________________________________________
2. ________________________________________
Day Phone ( )_________________________
Eve Phone ( )_________________________
Sharing room with___________________________
e-mail address______________________________

Name on Credit Card

Credit Card #_______________________________
Expiration Date_____________________________

** Signature – Please review disclaimer under Terms & Conditions.

DEPOSIT: $400.00 per person deposit due now please.
FINAL BALANCE DUE: July 25th, 2008

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