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PLEASE NOTE:
Trip deposits and final payments paid for by credit card or PayPal will be subject to a 3% credit card processing fee. We also accept cash, or check  payments. ALL trip deposits are nonrefundable, full cancellation policy and penalties are available in the Easy Divers Travel Registration and Application that must be provided at time of booking.
TRIP DEADLINE CLARIFICATION
All of our trips have a listed deadline. Each trip budget is based on a minimum number participants for a trip to run as scheduled. The deadline helps us to confirm that there is enough interest to keep the trip on the books. As long as we meet the minimum, the trip will run. We encourage you to call for availability if you would like to sign up after the deadline has passed. Often times we can add you on up until just a few days prior to departure on the local trips. If in doubt, CALL US!
TRIP DEPOSIT POLICY
Your deposit is a promise to travel, contracts are signed, reservations are confirmed, and staff engaged, so please understand that trip deposits are non-refundable. Airfare and taxes can also change at anytime, so package price can never be fully guaranteed until deposits are received. Complete cancellation policy is contained in each travelers personal copy of the Easy Divers Travel Registration and Application.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
If you can afford to lose your entire trip payment, STOP reading this now. For most of us however, we plan and save to make our vacation dreams come true and if family illness, bad weather, or other unforeseen circumstances were to keep us from our trip we would want to be reimbursed. Travelex Insurance has several affordable plans to meet our needs. Still not sure? Read Travelex’s top reason to purchase travel insurance. When you are ready to purchase your plan, use our record locator # 42-0002, you may leave the agent code section blank. Once your transaction is completed a copy of your confirmation will be sent to me and I will put it into your travel file. Also take a copy with you so you will have contact phone numbers should the need arise. A little time and attention to purchasing travel insurance can make all the difference if the unexpected happens.

Easy Divers Travel, a subsidiary of The Travel Planner, Inc. is a Cruise and Leisure Travel Agency. Our intention is to help our clients narrow down the dizzying array of travel choices, find the best values in the selections, and provide expert knowledge in creating a one of a kind experience. We specialize in three distinct areas:

Easy Divers Scuba Diving Vacations – We set up and run diving trips to locations all over the world. All scuba trips are led by certified PADI Scuba Instructors who are also Leisure and Cruise Travel Specialists. We have experience in diving in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Dominica, Belize, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Fiji, and the Philippines. In coming years, we intend to hit every destination, on every bucket list!

Adventure Cruises and Tours – Our dive travelers, occasionally want to visit non-diving destinations in the world and we LOVE to be the ones to escort them. Currently we will be visiting the Christmas Markets of Europe on a November 2018 cruise with AMAwaterways, and planning travel to the British Isles and Europe.

Paradise Perfected – Our destination wedding and honeymoon division. Destination weddings are fun, intimate, and provide a wonderful bonding opportunity for the families. With all-inclusive resorts our clients can expect a scenic wedding to remember, and most times for a lot less money than would be spent at home. We have already planned weddings in Florida, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, The Virgin Islands and Fiji.  Not only can we plan your perfect wedding, but Saralynn has become an ordained minister and can now conduct a personal, sentimental service in many states and countries.

Check out upcoming classes and trips on our calendar, then call us at (901) 753-2926 or email us at SaralynnT@easydiversmemphis.com to start your next adventure!


Local Area Dive Trips


September 7 – 9, 2018

Lake Norfork, Arkansas

Our Lake Norfork trips feature a private dive boat and shared accommodations in a lake lodge. Everyone looks forward to diving in the cool, clear waters of Lake Norfork. Plus, we’ll have the lake almost to ourselves the weekend after Labor Day! This trip is for certified divers and vacationers. Our trip includes:

  • Pre-trip water practice session
  • 2 nights shared accommodations (3 rooms with 1 queen bed, single bunk beds & bathroom)
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Dinner Saturday night
  • 2 days of boat diving, 1 tank rental, 3 airfills
  • Ice water and snacks for the boat

(Nitrox tanks may be rented at your own expense at the marina. There is a $10 upcharge for Nitrox airfills)

Trip Fee:  $395 for certified divers. Please call for vacationer pricing.

Payment: Due upon reservation.

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September 21 – 23, 2018

Panama City Beach, Florida

Ready for salt water diving, but don’t have the money for a plane ticket or vacation time? We’ve got just the answer for you – Panama City Beach, Florida. We’ve partnered with our friends at Red Alert Diving and have come up with a great itinerary. We’ll make four boat dives on the superfast Miss Jackie. This trip is for certified divers and is a perfect opportunity to work on your Advanced Open Water diver certification or earn a specialty or two. You must pre-register for AOW and specialties before the trip.

Call today to get your spot on the boat, 901-753-2926.

Trip fees include:

$395 Certified divers having fun – 

  • Pre trip pool water play and practice session
  • Four boat dives
  • Tank rental, airfills
  • Saturday night dinner
  • Indirect Easy Divers staff supervision

$445 Advanced Open Water Candidates – 

  • Pre trip pool water play and practice session
  • Four training dives (Navigation dive not offered in Gulf diving)
  • Tank rental, airfills
  • Saturday night dinner
  • Direct Easy Divers Staff Instructor supervision
  • Certification card

September 28 – 30, 2018

Mermet Springs Quarry, Illinois

It’s time to head north to one of our favorite quarries, Mermet Springs, IL.  Divers in training and certified divers can explore numerous “attractions” such as the 727 airplane, school bus and motorcycle while searching for spoonbill paddlefish, catfish and fresh water jellies.  We love the heated dressing rooms with hot showers, covered pavilions, and yummy concession stand.  Mermet is close enough that you can drive from Memphis early Saturday morning and be in the water at 10:00 a.m.   We enjoy a group dinner and spend Saturday night at a hotel in nearby Paducah, Kentucky.   Our trip includes:

  • Pre-trip water practice session
  • 2 days quarry diving, admission fees
  • Dinner Saturday night
  • Ice water, snacks at quarry
  • Staff Instructor and Divemaster direct and indirect supervision

October 19 – 21, 2018

Vortex Springs, Florida

There is nothing like some beautiful crystal clear spring water in Florida to enjoy some diving adventure. The constant 68 – 70 degree water makes this a great diving destination. By staying on the property at Otter Creek Lodge we have the advantage of bypassing the crowds and have a lovely place to ‘hang out’, visit, tell stories, and eat great food. How much fun would it be to log some dives for fun and experience? Of course, our Easy Divers Instructor and Divemaster will be available to help as always. Our trip includes:

  • Pre trip pool water play and practice session
  • Two nights shared bunkhouse accommodations
  • Diving admissions and fees at Vortex Springs
  • Saturday breakfast and lunch provided by Easy Divers
  • Daily water, and snacks
  • Divemaster and Instructor Supervision

Trip Fee: $385 Open Water Divers in training including equipment rental (except wetsuit), $355 Certified Divers, $275 Certified divers with their own gear.

Payment: Due upon reservation.

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This would be a great place to dive Nitrox. Ask us about our Enriched Air Specialty Course!


August 24 – 26, 2018

Pennyroyal Scuba, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

This is everyone’s favorite quarry, the handy platforms, beautiful wall, helpful onsite dive shop, and local hotel with special Divers Only pricing makes it a winner in every category.    Divers in training and certified divers can explore to their hearts content.   We plan on making three dives on Saturday and one nice long dive on Sunday before heading home mid day.  Saturday night finds us having fun and fueling up at a local Mexican restaurant for a group dinner complete with dive stories and fun.  This is our first quarry trip of the year, so it is sure to sell out.  Please make your reservations as soon as you decide to go.  You may use the link below, or call and ask us for an invoice.   Our trip includes:

  • Pre trip pool water play and practice session
  • Two days diving admissions and fees
  • Saturday lunch and dinner provided by Easy Divers
  • Daily water, and snacks
  • Divemaster and Instructor Supervision

Trip Fee:   Divers in training: $295 (includes gear rental minus wetsuit) and PADI Certification card, Certified divers: $265 (includes gear rental minus wetsuit), Certified divers with equipment: $175, Vacationers:  $55  (includes two days admission fee to the quarry, snacks and dinner Saturday night)

Payment: Due upon reservation

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International Travel Temptations!


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The Bahamas
The Juliet, Sailing Liveaboard

June 1 – 7, 2019  Deposit now to claim your cabin, Group Leaders: Pat and Bryan

June 8 – 14, 2019  Deposit now to claim your cabin, Group Leaders: Saralynn and Damon

July 20 – 26, 2019  Deposit now to claim your cabin, Group Leader: Matt

Our annual sail to the Bahamas on board The Juliet is a popular excursion with many repeat travelers.  We’ve been very impressed with the condition of the reefs and our exclusive dive sites.  And, The Juliet is the best way to experience them.  We love the service, comfort and adventures we have year after year on this 104 foot schooner.

Divers will appreciate the well-positioned and convenient dive staging area, spacious gear storage boxes, and Enriched Air – Nitrox.  Due to the remote dive locations and the multi-day repetitive diving, we request that all divers be Nitrox certified. Three to four dives are offered daily, weather conditions and itinerary permitting. With all of the great photos and posts on social media from our friends who are on the 2017 trip, you may well expect that these limited spaces will sell out quickly.  Please call us today to reserve an amazing week of diving and fun.  This trip will be run by Easy Divers Senior Staff Instructor: Matt Scroggins.

Trip fees:

  • $1890 Deluxe Cabin, per person from Miami based on double occupancy: $750 deposit to reserve  
  • $1690 Standard Cabin, per person from Miami based on double occupancy: $500 deposit to reserve

Trip fee includes: accommodations, all meals, snacks & drinks, diving, pre-trip scuba or snorkel water practice session, custom packing list & itinerary, and PADI Instructor Travel Escort.

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 St. Croix, USVI
The Juliet, Sailing Liveaboard

February 1 – 7, 2019     Deposit now to claim your cabin 

February 8 – 14, 2019   Deposit now to claim your cabin 

We had so much fun for the three weeks in 2018, that we have already claimed two more weeks for next year.  This is a great trip for anyone, but especially first time live aboard travelers.  The lovely conditions at the pier, make this perfect for your Open Water Training dives.

Start out 2019 with a bang by traveling to St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  We love the service, comfort, and adventure of this 104 foot, 3 masted schooner, and we are really excited about exploring St Croix.  There is no better diving than off of a floating hotel with the wind, weather, and waters directing our course. Wouldn’t this be a lovely way to shake off your winter blues?  Picture yourself now in some 80 degree Caribbean blue water without a New Year’s care in the world.  We will depart from the Fredriksted Pier and exploring the wrecks and reefs of Butler Bay, the walls off Cane Bay, and the reefs and slopes of the northern shores of the island around the Salt River and Christiansted.

Divers will appreciate the well-positioned and convenient dive staging area, spacious gear storage boxes, and Enriched Air – Nitrox.  Due to the  multi-day repetitive diving, we request that all divers be Nitrox certified.   Three to four dives are offered daily, weather conditions and itinerary permitting, and this trip allows dives on our day of arrival right off of where our boat is docked.  Of course we will also need to set aside time for snorkeling, sailing, relaxing, exploring, beachcombing, and stargazing.

Trip fees:

  • $1890 Deluxe Cabin, per person from St. Croix based on double occupancy: $750 deposit due to claim your cabin
  • $1690 Standard Cabin, per person from St. Croix based on double occupancy: $500 deposit due to claim your cabin

Trip fee includes: accommodations, all meals, snacks & drinks, diving, pre-trip scuba or snorkel water practice session, custom packing list & itinerary, and PADI Instructor Travel Escort.