How to Sign Aboard For A Voyage of Discovery!

It is not too early to sign up for a summer 2023 voyage
As of December 10 shipmates are enrolling!

First:

Select the program and date for which you wish to participate and call Odyssey Expeditions at 727-619-6246
We will discuss your program options with you and confirm berth availability for the program and date selected. Availability is on a first come basis and we maintain a waiting list. Berths are only held with receipt of deposit.

Second:

Fill out your secure Online Application .

Third:

Upon receipt of your enrollment form, Odyssey Expeditions will send an email link to place your $1000 voyage reservation deposit online. After the deposit is received, we will email your confirmation and an enrollment packet containing further voyage information (clothing list, travel details, medical forms, diver training releases and a student code of conduct agreement). Tuition balance is due April 1st or 21 days after making trip reservation if after April.

Fourth:

Make your travel arrangements. You can make your own travel arrangements or call the Moorings Travel Desk at 727.535.1446. Plan to arrive in the afternoon on the start date and depart early in the morning on the end date. Please visit our For Parents for flight details.

Terms and Agreements:

The following terms and procedures will be applied in order to allow sufficient time to meet the unique charter requirements of offering and joining an expeditions.

Enrollments are continuous until all berths are filled. Published tuition prices reflect a cash/check payment. Tuition payments beyond the deposit via credit card will waive the 3.5% cash/check discount. If you do not pay the remaining balance on time your berth will be subject to forfeiture to another applicant. The initial deposit if fully refundable through Feb 1st (minus banking fees), and after that date is fully non-refundable. All additional payments are non-refundable and no tuition refunds shall be made in the event of your cancellation, non-arrival, or dismissal for any reason. Returned checks or credit card charge-backs will result in loss of any discounts applied.

All participants are required to carry dive accident insurance and Travel Insurance, such as that offered by the Divers Alert Network DAN, DiveAssure or visit Insurance for our recommended Student Deluxe.

Tuition covers program expenses including: educational programs in biology, PADI scuba training and certifications, use of scuba and program equipment, water sports, food and berth aboard the yacht, and diving. Airfare, airport transfers, optional meals ashore, suggested gratuity, personal purchases, phone calls, medical expenses, and PADI SCUBA training student manuals, and snacks purchased ashore are not included.

Student Understanding:

Odyssey Expeditions programs are a multi-faceted educational experience with emphasis on sailing, scuba diving, and marine science as well as teamwork and leadership development. You should expect to be part of the crew upon arrival, and fully participate in all aspects of running your yacht, ready to share in the work of dive preparation, science activities, sailing, cleaning, and meal preparation. Crew rotate on board job positions daily, contributing positively to the group experience. Evenings are largely devoted to program activities aboard.

The yachts are 'Dry' and 'Zero-Tolerance' is strictly enforced. You are required to maintain an atmosphere of respect with your other participants and staff and to keep your living environment healthy and enjoyable for all. It is expressly forbidden for participants to use or possess tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or non-prescription drugs. Those who violate these rules on conduct, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or those that remain in the company of anyone violating the rules may be immediately dismissed from the program.

The program tone is that of non-competitive group support. Programs are geared for both teens and college students. Yacht and berth assignments are based on age. We have multiple yachts on each voyage and group students such that each yacht has a tight age range. Three to four students of the same-sex are assigned to each cabin, and sleeping accommodations include weatherproof hammocks and sleeping bags for sleeping on deck.

Please note that active exercise-induced asthma is a contra-indication to participation in scuba diving activities. Diver Medical - Participant Questionnaire (PDF)

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