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Liveaboard US$ Pricing

Discussion in 'Liveaboards & Charter Boats' started by mikeycanuk, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. mikeycanuk

    mikeycanuk Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: GTA Ontario
    1,933
    853
    For those of us who don't live in the USA, the rapid upswing in the US$ vs everyone else is sure making vacations priced in US$ 20-30% more expensive. :(

    I'm curious as to why LOB's are all in US. Indo, Solomons, Palau etc are all US$. Yet they don't operate where costs are in US$. US owned maybe?

    Thankfully our trip to RA (Misool) is in Euro's and is the same cost today as when I booked it. The Arenui isn't and has gone up by $2000..so far. It gets worse each day.

    I can tell you LOB's are off the list for a while, it's nice I can find resorts that price in Euro's. I wonder if the LOB's will lower costs or pocket the difference?

    Rant over...
     
    coldwaterlloyd and Wingy like this.
  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    22,811
    5,999
    The currency in Palau is US$ so that explains that country. Indonesia and the Solomons have their own currency, but I'm not sure if they float relative to the US$
     
  3. mikeycanuk

    mikeycanuk Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: GTA Ontario
    1,933
    853
    For Indo it's a 30% drop in 2 years.

    or the US$ goes 30% further than in did in 2013

    Oh well it was great for us Canadians back in 2011/2, what goes up must come down. And when it comes down....it happens in a HURRY. [​IMG]
     
  4. Shasta_man

    Shasta_man Contributor

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    Used to be that pricing in euros was terrible for us in the US...
     

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