Boat Trip Policies

LSD Boat Policy

Effective June 1, 2016

Note: This policy completely replaces the policy published prior to this date.

 

The Laguna Sea Dwellers board of directors has adopted the following Boat Charter Policy, effective June 1, 2016.

  1. All dive charter trips may be initially booked without a deposit requirement.
  2. Payment in full is due 30 days prior to the trip date.
  3. Reservations not paid in full by the due date are subject to cancellation.
  4. For sold‐out trips with a waiting list, reservations that are paid in full and cancelled less than 30 days prior to the trip date will be filled from the waiting list.  When a new reservation is made from the waiting list and paid in full, the cancelled reservation will receive a refund.
  5. For trips that are not sold out, reservations that are paid in full and cancelled less than 30 days prior to the trip date will not receive a refund.  However, the reservation may be transferred to another person by notifying the boat committee of the transferee’s name and cell phone number.  The person who originally made the reservation may receive compensation from the transferee, however refunds to the original reservation will not be issued by the club.
  6. Reservations may be cancelled at any time at least 31 days prior to the trip date, and any payment made will be refunded in full without penalty.  Members are required to cancel their reservation via the LSD website.  Non‐members are required to cancel their reservation via email to the boat committee, and will receive a confirmation back by email to validate the cancellation has been registered.  
  7. Both members and non‐members may register and pay for trips as soon as they are made available on the website.
  8. Non‐members will pay a nominal premium for spots on most of our dive charters.
  9. Member pricing is extended to select other dive clubs.  For a list of clubs with reciprocal pricing agreements, please contact the LSD boat committee.
  10. Bunk request priority is given to members first, in the order payment in full is received, then to non‐members, in the order payment in full is received.  It is advantageous to pay for a trip as early as possible and be a club member to receive the highest possible bunk space priority.
  11. Members who pay late (less than 30 days prior to the trip date) on trips that are not sold out will be classified with non‐members for the purpose of bunk priority assignments, in the order payment in full is received from non‐members.
  12. Non‐members who join the club more than 30 days prior to a trip will be reclassified as members for the purpose of bunk priority assignments and trip fees.  If this occurs, please notify the boat committee immediately after annual dues payment is made.
  13. The boat committee reserves the right to adjust bunk assignments as needed to accommodate the specific boat bunk configuration, sharing requests, and gender bunkmate considerations.  The boat committee will make every effort to accommodate specific bunk requests in order of priority and in a fair and equitable manner.
  14. Non‐members who join the club within five days after a dive trip will have the differential between member and non‐member pricing for that trip credited toward their annual dues.

 

For more information, please contact the LSD Boat Committee at boats@lagunaseadwellers.com

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