When you take a scuba diving trip, you want to have a fun and safe vacation, leaving your worries at home. But tropical storms and hurricanes can make the seas rough and adversely affect valuable dive time. This is why Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet have developed the “StormCheck” program.
Strom Check will compensate guests who lose days of diving on charters as a result of a named meteorological disturbance. Any guest whose diving is interrupted as a result of a named storm will receive a credit voucher based on the number of days of diving missed in the form of a “StormCheck”. If the entire charter week is cancelled in advance due to a storm’s predicted path and landfall as forecasted, guests will automatically receive a “StormCheck” voucher for the total amount of their charter.
“StormCheck” vouchers allow guests to return to that destination within one year of the interrupted trip. The “StormCheck” applies to passengers who do not receive compensation from their trip insurance carrier. “StormCheck” vouchers are not issued when the guest is unable to get to the destination due to transportation issues, whether a result of the storm or any other conditions and the yacht is not affected for the entire charter.
According to the company’s President, Wayne Hasson, “Visiting the Caribbean from June to November allows divers to encounter some of the best overall conditions with warm clear waters and calm seas. However, at the same time, these are also the months where tropical disturbances can occur. The same applies to the Pacific Ocean storm season and our destinations there as well. “StormCheck” helps guests relax and focus on the fun and excitement of their upcoming cruise."
All of the yachts in both fleets have comprehensive storm plans. Before the start of the storm season, yachts train and test all crew members’ skill and knowledge of storm procedures using mock demonstrations to prepare them for the real thing. All Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet yachts are required to monitor their official government weather services daily and to keep appraised of current information.
If weather forecasts or conditions appear threatening to the safety of the passengers and crew, the captain will make necessary arrangements to evacuate guests. The captain will order and arrange for guests to be removed from the yacht, accompanied by a crew member and taken to an inland resort/hotel or government-approved shelter. The yacht will be moved to a sheltered harbor away from the storm’s predicted path, prepared and secured by the remaining crew.
Dancer Fleet and Aggressor Fleet are two unique brands owned by the same parent company that have been exploring the world since 1984. With a combined 19 yachts and 22 destinations, they are the largest organization of liveaboard diving adventure cruises in the world. Their combined knowledge, resources, experience, and technical expertise are all focused on delivering a safe adventure you will remember for a lifetime on each and every cruise.
For more details or to make a reservation on the Dancer Fleet, visit www.dancerfleet.com or call 800-9-DANCER or 305-669-9391 or email email@example.com. For details or reservations on the Aggressor visit www.aggressor.com or call 800-348-2628 or 706-993-2531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org