Question & Answers
Undersea Expeditions Trip Planning Guide
Are the trips primarily couples?
No. Typically 60%-70% of UnderseaX divers are traveling by themselves. The rest are couples
or friends traveling together. So traveling alone is
by no means unusual, and you will have the chance to
meet new dive buddies! Many lasting friendships are
made on our expeditions. If you are traveling alone,
we can almost always match you with a roommate to save
How old are the other people on the
The typical UnderseaX traveler is a 30 or 40-something
gay or lesbian professional with a sense of adventure
and a desire for an active vacation. But we have
divers in their 20s and some even in their 60s and better.
How many people will be on this trip?
The average group size varies. Usually 20-25 divers
participate on land-based trips. Most liveaboards accommodate 16-20
divers. Undersea Expeditions creates a fun environments where personal relationships are
easy to make and nobody feels left out.
I'm traveling by myself. Do I have
to pay the single supplement?
No. UnderseaX will assign you a room to share if one
is available. Or, if you prefer, you can pay the single
supplement when available and be guaranteed your own private room.
Will I fit in?
You may be understandably wary of group travel. You
may ask, "Will I fit in?" or "Will I
meet people that I like?" In the past, guests have
described their UnderseaX experience as "the best
vacation of my life.", "Absolutely fantastic"
and "the group was great."
Where are the other guests from?
While most guests come from major cities, it is not
unusual to have people from all parts of the United
States and a few from overseas. We have gay divers from
Europe, Mexico, Taiwan and Australia. UnderseaX hosts
a diverse group of people who have a great time diving together. That's why about 70% our divers have traveled with us before.
Are your events mixed; what is the percentage of
men and women?
Most liveaboard vacations are mixed, about 80% men and 20%
women. We also offer exclusively "For Women Only"
and "For Men Only" weeks at least once a year.
Can I learn to scuba dive on your vacations?
Many of our vacations offer the opportunity to learn to dive, or to upgrade your certification level. PADI Scuba Divers should plan to upgrade to Open Water certification on the trip to dive independently with a buddy.
Never been scuba diving before and want to learn about
Check out the PADI information, which will answer many
of your questions.
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