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Hi everybody,

For those that don't know, the whole purpose behind me doing a TRIMIX course is so that I can dive these two locations, I spoke briefly to Mark (Chase) about it yesterday, and sorry Mark I was miles out on the pricing, but there you go.

The current plan is to do this in September 2004, this would give me all of this season in the UK plus most of next to get comfortable with TRIMIX, twins and all the associated bits n pieces, it is also my intention to do a trip to somewhere like the Red Sea to do TRIMIX in warm water before the end of 2003.

The next part of the cunning plan is to involve partners, be they non diving or into more normal diving. The trip out to Truk is via Honalulu or Malasia, either of which provide plenty of scope for partners to have a pretty special time also. I realise that not everybody would be happy with this, but lets be honest it is these decisions which decide whether or not you are able to do the trip.


Basically, the diving is devided into two 1 week blocks, 1 week in Truk, 1 week in Bikini. The max depth for the week is 54, TRUK IS DEEPER depths can easily get to 80M+. If you want to penitrate deep into the wrecks they want to see a cave diving qualification. They also ask for 50+ deep dives to be logged, although this is not essential (gonna have to start logging my bleeding dives again). I have heard stories of people taking 100L tins of pre-mix to Bikini, however when I phoned today they said it was not possible - curious huh. However Bikini is do-able on air, they do however have a three stage (3, 6 and 9M) trellace and Nitrox for accerlerated deco


All in (and I mean all in), for Truk and Bikini it is £5,000 (Mark my mistake was in forgetting about the flights)
for the partners it is £2,500.00. BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If we get 11 people together we will get a £515.00 per person discount, Plus one free place to Bikini, and one free space to Truk , this means the divers would be paying £4,000.00 each (prices are approximate and based on 2003 pricing) the partners would get one free place reducing there's to about £2,300.00 I have spoken about children and we could get further discounts for under 11's sharing with an adult.

In order to do this and get the discount I / we would need 11 confirmed divers, all qualified, all with relevant experience. The trip would need to be booked by latest mid this year to guarentee to get the month of September which is a fantastic month for both Malaysia and Micronesia, we would all get 1 day on the way out and 5 days on the way back to be with partners.

I have 6 people interested, to be honest I can count on 4 of them, so I am looking for 7 more divers who are SERIOUS and willing to commit and pay a deposit for this trip.

It is a CHANCE OF A LIFETIME, the prices will only go one way and that is not down.

Please do not email me directly, keep all the questions on this site for all to see.

Hope you would like to join me in this adventure.

All the best,

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