REEF Field Survey Trip Policies and Resources

Deposit and Payments

To find our more or to book a space on a REEF Trip, contact us at us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869.

To secure your space, the following deposit schedule applies: Booking greater than 180 days from departure –$500 deposit (amount may vary depending on destination). Booking 180 – 90 days from departure – 50% of balance.

The remaining 50% balance will be owed 90 days from departure. The REEF Fee will also be due at this time. If you book within 90 days from departure, 100% of package price and the REEF Fee will be necessary to secure your space.

Note that 2014 trips booked through Caradonna may be subject to other policies and restrictions. Please consult with the Caradonna agent for details.

Cancellations

If your plans change and you need to cancel your space, the following cancellation schedule applies: Cancelling greater than 180 days from departure – full refund minus $100 processing fee. Cancelling 180 – 90 days from departure – 75% of deposit on hand is non-refundable. Canceling less than 90 days from departure – no refunds at this point.

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing.

REEF may alter the payment schedule or cancellation policy based on vendor rules for a particular trip. Please consult the individual trip details and with REEF's travel consultants at 305-588-5869 or trips@REEF.org to determine a particular trip's cancellation policy and payment deadlines.

No refunds for unused portions of any dive travel package (including but not limited to ground transportation, dives, nitrox, meals).

REEF trips require a minimum number of participants. Trips are subject to cancellation if the minimum requirement is not met. In the event of a trip cancellation, REEF and/or any of our travel booking partners are not responsible for airline tickets purchased for travel to a REEF Field Survey.

Travel Insurance

REEF strongly recommends that each REEF Trip participant carry adequate dive and/or travel insurance to protect themselves in advance against any unforeseen circumstances that may occur with travel. Any liabilities for trip interruptions, cancellations, or general travel disputes will be the responsibility of the traveler. 

REEF has partnered with DiveAssure to bring you the best insurance programs, designed specifically for divers. For more information and to purchase your insurance policy from DiveAssure, visit the following links to create a program that best suits your needs.

US residents - Annual Diving Accident / Single Trip: click here

Non-US residents - Annual Diving Accident / Single Trip: click here

Annual Multi-Trip / Liveaboard: click here

You can also contact them at info@diveassure.com. Don’t forget to mention you were referred by REEF!

REEF Program Fee

An additional REEF program fee ($150-$300) will be added to each trip to cover the cost of the group leader, seminars, survey materials, and data management.  Other additional fees for each trip vary. Please consult with the individual trip information for details.

Prices

All prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Prices do not include airfare. REEF is not able to book air travel.

If you are a single and would like a roommate, we will do our best to accommodate your request based on the number and gender of other single participants. However, you will need to pay the single occupancy rate if we cannot match you with a roommate.

Non-diving and diving-only prices are available for most land-based trips.

Liability Form

All trip participants must submit a signed REEF Liability Form to REEF Headquarters prior to the trip. Click here to download the form.

Lionfish REEF Trip participants also need to submit a signed Lionfish Assumption of Risk form prior to the trip. Click here to download the form.

Registration Form

Upon booking space on a REEF trip, participants will be asked to fill out a registration form. Click here to fill out the form.

Tax-Deductibility Information

Because tax circumstances for individuals vary, REEF does not give, and cannot assume responsibility for, tax advice to its volunteers and contributors. We strongly recommend that you consult your own tax advisor to determine how these general rules might apply to your own particular situation. Click here for more information.

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