Q & A

  • How many people are on a trip?

    Most trips are limited to 24 participants, with a minimum of 10. Due to the limited space available on our tours, reservations for space will be accepted in the order deposits are received.
  • Why take a group trip?

    Most dive resorts cater to the needs of SCUBA divers, not snorkelers. Most often, independent snorkelers are told simply to use the beach. While shore snorkeling can be excellent, many of the most exciting snorkeling sites are more easily accessed by boat. At most resorts, snorkelers are permitted to “tag along” on a dive boat if they wish, but are firmly instructed to stay out of the way of the divers, and when the dive is over, so is your snorkel. On Sea for Yourself programs, we charter boats exclusively for our groups. We dictate the timing and location, picking the most ideal sites for snorkeling, not diving.
  • Do I need to be an experienced snorkeler?

    We cater to both novice and experienced snorkelers. Every program is distinguished by snorkeling instruction on whatever level is needed, whether it’s how to put on a mask, or how to improve your free diving skills.

    We concentrate on allowing you to develop a calm confidence in the water regardless of swimming ability or previous experience. Your relaxation in the water enhances both safety and enjoyment. Plus, it also reduces any perception of threat in the animals we’ve all come to view.

  • If I’m a SCUBA diver, can I go on a Sea for Yourself trip?

    While snorkeling is our focus, SCUBA diving is offered as a separate option through most all the resorts we visit. Sea for Yourself’s Founder, Joel Simon, has been a SCUBA Instructor since 1977 and loves to dive as do many members of our team. But we recognize that it’s important to distinguish between the two activities for everyone’s enjoyment.
  • What do previous participants say?

    Boy, are we glad you asked this question! We have dozens of Sea for Yourself alumni who would love to share their enthusiasm. Please click here to read what some of them have to say.
  • How much does a trip cost?

    Costs are based on double occupancy. For those requesting a single room, an additional supplement will be added to the tour cost. Click here to see all our trip offerings. Please note that some trip costs include international airfares.
  • What does the tour fee include?

    On most programs (see specific trips for details), tour fees include all group bus transfers as specified in itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary, accommodations in hotels as specified, all snorkeling activities, guided excursions, local taxes, group gratuities to hotel/guide staff, services of the trip leader including any needed snorkeling lessons and lectures on the development, behavior, and conservation issues.
  • What does the tour fee exclude?

    On most programs (see specific trips for details), tour fees do not include international or domestic airfare, medical immunizations, medical expenses, snorkeling equipment or wetsuit rentals, SCUBA-costs, accident/baggage/cancellation insurance, excess baggage charges, meals not specified in the itinerary, dishes and beverages not part of included meals, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone, or fax charges, room service, and other items of a purely personal nature.
  • How do I arrange for air travel?

    Normally, Sea for Yourself arranges for discounted international group air tickets. If you would like rate information, or have other questions regarding airline arrangements, please feel free to call us at (650) 322-1494.