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Nekton (Bad News)

Discussion in 'Liveaboards & Charter Boats' started by DeputyDan, May 1, 2010.

  1. widiver

    widiver Registered

    Fortunately (I guess unfortunately) this was a last minute trip so we booked it less than 60 days ago.

    This is the address of the Nekton
    520 SE 32nd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
    phone (800) uw-world

  2. kpickerell

    kpickerell Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Louisiana
    520 SE 32nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33316.
  3. Hodge Podge

    Hodge Podge Contributor

    Always, Always pay with credit card. With the dive market what is is today you could always do last minute booking and may even get a discount (if you ask nicely) if they are trying to fill the boat. Same holds true for for land based right now. They need the bookings and are willing to discount to fill space that would otherwise have zero profit.

    Just took a trip and negotiated for both room rates and car rental. Just deal direct as travel agents may not be willing to take the cut.
  4. mike_s

    mike_s Contributor

    that's pretty sad of Nekton's owners....

    they put up a "out of business" thing on their website several days ago.....

    and yet they still haven't bothered to contact customers who could be wasting further money on airfare since then... :shakehead:
  5. Brown Mermaid

    Brown Mermaid Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    Well, with the service that they have provided, which was rotten, I really don't expect them to call and say "sorry we are closing our doors." They weren't honest about their business in the first place. Don't expect them to have integrity now.
  6. mike_s

    mike_s Contributor

  7. Brown Mermaid

    Brown Mermaid Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    thanks mike, will be knocking on their door. of course it does help that i will be on their boat next week going to Belize. i'll get to see their operation first hand.
  8. Paul522

    Paul522 Registered

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Virginia
    Another complaint link with Fla Govt

    the 3 w/s then .800helpfla.com

    Division Consumer Services

    I don't have enough posts to do a URL
  9. H2O Gal

    H2O Gal Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SW Virginia--Let's Go Hokies!
    The manner that Nekton has shut down by not even contacting its customers is very disappointing, but I'm VERY impressed with the way the other liveaboard companies have come through with such generous offers to those of us stranded. Many kudos to them! :luxhello:
  10. E97

    E97 New

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Californis
    So many KUDOS to the Agressor Fleet! They will honor my payment to Nekton (with documentation). I hope the dive community sees what they are doing and "Pays it forward!" I look forward to diving with the Agressor Fleet soon and many more times in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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