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Liveaboard single room auction

Discussion in 'General Travel & Vacation Discussions' started by GirlonFire, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    415
    137
    The boat I am going to be on had a cancellation and the option for a solo room is up for grabs via an auction.
    If the cost of the LOB was about $2k what would a reasonable bid be?
    I know it’s all speculation but I’m just curious what would you be willing to pay?
     
  2. shmuggy

    shmuggy Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: virginia
    283
    91
    I see you are in the US. Some of the countries say they are open or will open, but you have to get a covid PCR test- the Rapid antigen test will not be sufficient for some countries. Where I live, the wait is 7-10 days for the PCR test so there is no way for me to meet the requirements of having a PCR test- done in a lab- for a window of 5 or even 10 days.

    So before you bid, I would look at the tourism web site for that country and read carefully for their covid-19 protocols and what they require.

    I would also see how much the airfare will be. There are not a lot of options here but maybe they are better where you are but some of the airfares here really jumped up.

    Otherwise- good luck!
     
  3. runsongas

    runsongas Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
    4,708
    2,283
    OP is going on the trip already, this is paying extra to get a private room it sounds like
     
  4. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    415
    137
    Yes, that is correct.
     
  5. runsongas

    runsongas Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
    4,708
    2,283
    it really comes down to who you might end up having to room with. i've had a whole range from clean and quiet to horrible snorers where I had to wear earplugs every night to sleep to the european guy who thought rinses in the deck shower after dives was enough bathing for the week.
     
  6. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    1,581
    1,458
    The max should be no more than the single supplement would have cost...imo.
     
  7. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    415
    137
    The single supplement is basically twice the cost of a share so no discount at all.
     
  8. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    9,263
    1,844
    Does winning a private room mean whoever you were going to room with will now also have a private room?
     
  9. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    415
    137
    I believe they reshuffle the assignments.
    That was my thought at first.
     
  10. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc MSDT ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle, Washington State, USA
    901
    683
    Or top 2 bidders both get private rooms....
     

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