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Lexington, Kentucky

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February 7th to 14th, 2015 - Dominica

Trip Leader:

For Questions Regarding Trip
Doug Geddes
(859)
621-3178

Financial:

For Questions Regarding Payments
Dan Miller
(859) 948-5133

Dates:

February 7th to 14th, 2015 Saturday to Saturday

Reservations:

Click here ===> To fill out and submit your reservation.
Please Note: Your reservation is not accepted until a trip deposit has been received by the Treasurer.  Please mail your deposit to:
     Dan Miller
     824 Gunpowder Drive
     Lexington, KY 40509-1754
Click here ===>
If you wish to CANCEL an existing reservation

Accommodations:

Fort Young Hotel (www.fortyounghotel.com)
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Victoria Street, PO Box 519
Roseau, Dominica
West Indies
Tel: 767 448-5000
Fax: 767 448-8065
sales@fortyounghotel.com

Note:
Please call your Trip Leader before contacting the resort directly.  The Trip Leader may already have the answer and/or your question/concern may be relevant to other club members on this trip.

Dive Operator:

On Site

Costs:

Disclaimer:
These cost figures are accurate (except those marked estimate) but not to the penny.  Some are rounded.  Your final cost will be determined by the club treasurer.

 

Package Includes:

 - 7 nights accommodations
 - 5 days of 2-tank dives, user fees included
 - Tanks, weights, belts
 - Full breakfast daily
 - Transfers

What's NOT Included

 - Lunch and Dinner
 - Rental car
 - Nitrox

Item

Single Double

Triple

Quad
Diver (Standard) $1,852 $1,218 ** **
Non-Diver (Standard) $1,508 $873 ** **
Diver (Room Upgrade 1) $2,053 $1,318 ** **
Non-Diver (Room Upgrade 1) $1,709 $974 ** **
Diver (Room Upgrade 2) $2,959 $1,672 ** **
Non-Diver (Room Upgrade 2) $2,412 $1,327 ** **

Optional Items

(+) or (-)

 
Nitrox (unlimited) +  
Nitrox (per tank) +  
  +  
Note: ** = Contact Trip Leader    

Payment Schedule:

Date/Payment

Amount

Sign Up

Due with On-Line reservation $200

15 NOV 14

Balance (Treasurer will invoice) Balance

Trip Limit

Up to approximately 25 individuals

Current Sign Up

Trip is open for sign-up

Transportation:

No Club Air available

Each traveler is on their own for travel arrangements - one sample itinerary below

Sample
Itinerary:

Currently available
on Expedia for
about $1022

Date: From: To: Flight: Leave: Arrive:

07 FEB 15

LEX PHL US 3970 7:10 AM 7:56 AM
1 h 39m Layover in Philadelphia, PA
PHL SXM US 878 9:35 AM 2:36 PM

1h 14m Layover in Phillipsburg, St. Martin, NA

SXM

DOM WIA 104 3:50 PM 4:50 PM

07 FEB 15
to
14 FEB 15

Dive & Dine Dominica

14 FEB 15

DOM SXM WIA 103 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
1h 14m Layover in Phillipsburg, St. Martin, NA
SXM PHL US 878 3:45 PM 7:05 PM
1 h 50m Layover in Philadelphia, PA
PHL LEX US 3734 8:55 PM 10:49 PM

Dead Lines:

Item Dead Line

Date

   
   
   

Dive Activity
Waiver
Required:

Dive Activity Waiver is now an integral part of the reservation form.  You must agree to the waiver in order to submit your reservation.  To review click here ===>

Trip Insurance:

Click here ===> To view information about Dive Emergency Assistance and Trip Insurance from a Bluegrass Dive Club partner.

Electrical
Standards & Plug
Requirements for
Dominica

230 Volt AC (Alternating Current) 50 HZ (Cycles)

Plug Type "D"

"Old Style" British Plug

Plug Type "G"

"New Style" British Plug

Plug Type "G" is the most common (Click on a link, above, for more info)
Note: Most newer electrical  devices (Camera battery chargers, Laptops, iPads, iPods, Phone chargers) and many other devices can accept 100VAC to 240VAC, 50-60 HZ.  Be sure to look closely at the sticker or power requirement stamp on the device or charger to check.  If it only says 110 VAC you will need a transformer.  Click to see a voltage label

Shirt Design:

TBD

Shirt Back

Shirt Front

Notes:

Flag of Dominica
Click flag for larger view

 

Where is Dominica located?
Click Map for larger view
 
 

Map of Dominica

Dive Map of Dominica

Click for detailed view


Click Map for larger view

Dominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique.  Its size is 750 square kilometers (290 sq mi) and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an elevation of 1,447 meters (4,747 ft). The Commonwealth of Dominica had a population of 71,293 at the 2011 Census.  The capital is Roseau, which is located on the leeward side of the island. 

Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty.  It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake.  The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species.  There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall can be expected inland.  Dominica is the only country in the world with a count of 365 rivers. The Sisserou Parrot (also known as the Imperial Amazon) is found only on the Caribbean Island of Dominica and is the island's national bird.  It is featured on the national flag.  Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture. 

Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it, a Sunday (dominica in Latin), 3 November 1493.  In the hundred years after Columbus's landing, Dominica remained isolated.  At the time it was inhabited by the Island Caribs, or Kalinago people, and over time more settled there after being driven from surrounding islands, as European powers entered the region.  France had a colony for several years, importing African slaves to work on its plantations.  In this period, the Antillean Creole language developed.  France formally ceded possession of Dominica to Great Britain in 1763.  Great Britain established a small colony on the island in 1805. 

Britain emancipated slaves throughout the British Empire in 1834.  By 1838, Dominica became the first British Caribbean colony to have a legislature controlled by an ethnic African majority.  In 1896, the United Kingdom took governmental control of Dominica, turning it into a Crown colony.  Half a century later, from 1958 to 1962, Dominica became a province of the short-lived West Indies Federation.  On 3 November 1978, Dominica became an independent nation.


Links to information on:

Fort Young Hotel - Accommodations in Dominica - Note: This website WILL NOT display in Internet Explorer 8 or below even if you are in compatibility mode.  IE-8 is as high as you can go if you are still running Windows XP Operating System.  Use Google Chrome, Foxfire or some other browser.
Dominica
- Wikipedia Page
CIA World Fact Book - Dominica page
How to dial to Dominica - 1 plus Area Code 767 and 7-digit local number - just like in the US
Latitude-Longitude - Dominica (Specifically Fort Young in Roseau) is Latitude 15 17' 46.28" North - Longitude -61 23' 10.14" West
Time in Dominica - AST - UTC-0400 - Dominica is in the Atlantic Time Zone and does NOT observe daylight savings time so when we are on Eastern Standard Time (EST) we are one hour earlier than Dominica.  When we are on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) we are the same time as Dominica
Dive Sites in Dominica - Good maps and dive site locations
Delta Airlines - Flight transportation
U.S. State Department - Consular Information Sheet - Dominica
Embassy of the United States of America - Service provided from Bridgetown, Barbados, W. I.
Embassy of Dominica - Washington D.C.
Weather in Dominica - Roseau
History - History of Dominica

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