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ScubaBoard SURGE Central 2020 Little Cayman

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Surge 2020 Little Cayman' started by cardzard, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Dubi

    Dubi Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: College Station, TX
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    What are the flight times for leaving the resort on Jan 18th?
     
  2. AggieDiver

    AggieDiver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Houston, Texas
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    The current 2018/2019 winter flight schedule is here: https://www.caymanairways.com/libra...s-WEB_Schedule_valid_04NOV18_THRU_09MAR19.pdf

    No guarantee that they will have same schedule next winter, but probably will be pretty similar. The direct flights shown (twin otter) from LC to GC on Saturdays depart at 8:45am, 9:10am, 10:20am, 2:10pm, and 4:05pm. There are also quite a few connections available to go from LC to CB to GC, but you have to switch planes in CB to the Cayman Airways Saab and go through the xray with your carryon before heading to GC. It doesn't take long, but it is a nuisance when you have the option to fly direct from LC on the twin otter.

    I am not sure which flights SB has being held for Surge participants, but if you are interested, I would jump on the direct LC to GC flights sooner rather than later as those often disappear quickly. The GC airport renovation should be complete by then, and early returns are that the crowding and lines are better than in the past. However, do keep in mind that there are something like 15-20 flights that arrive and depart between roughly 11am and 3pm on most Saturdays, so there will likely still be significant midday lines at immigration, flight checkin, and security.

    I know I am probably making it sound like it can be difficult to get there...it isn't. The actual process is very smooth most of the time, and having come in through Houston on about 7 of our 9 trips to LC, I wouldn't keep doing it if it wasn't worth it. There are just limitations to the volume of passengers and dive gear they can get to LC on the twin otters. So planning well ahead is worth it.
     
  3. cwbrown

    cwbrown ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia Beach VA
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    Just found a great fare to GCM and bought my ticket. Got an email from Scott's Cheap Flights about specials to GCM. These fares won't last long. The flights out of Norfolk are over $600, but got one out of Richmond, basic economy for $312. Because of all my camera and dive gear, I upgraded to economy for $25.50 more. WooHoo!! I am booked at a great price!! Now, I just have to hope I can get a room when I call Felix and Al!!
    These cities are offering the great fares. List from Scott's Cheap Flights!
    FROM:

    Atlanta (ATL) - $290

    Charleston (CHS) - $284

    Fort Lauderdale (FLL) - $226*

    Halifax (YHZ) - $453 CAD

    Jacksonville (JAX) - $284

    Miami (MIA) - $204*

    Montreal (YUL) - $463 CAD

    New York City (JFK) - $279*

    New York City (LGA) - $282

    Newark (EWR) - $282

    Orlando (MCO) - $290

    Quebec (YQB) - $440 CAD

    Raleigh (RDU) - $326

    Richmond (RIC) - $284

    Tampa (TPA) - $296

    Toronto (YYZ) - $429 CAD

    West Palm Beach (PBI) - $274
     
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  4. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
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  5. Murky Waters

    Murky Waters Manta Ray

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    On the 18th, the 9:10 LYB-GCM flight is going to be the one most will choose, I'd surmise.
    Any insight on whether adequate capacity can be expected?
    Apologies if I missed any relevant info on the 18th flight in previous posts.
     

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  6. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
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    The reason you see that flight schedule is we are currently holding all the related seats for the flights into and out of Little Cayman on the dates for this event.

    United’s is the only flight from Houston to Grand Cayman on Jan 11 arrives at 4:10pm that will not work. The last flight from Grand to Little Cayman departs at 5:10. A min. 90 minute connection time is required for international to domestic in GCM

    Little Cayman runway has no lights which cause this issue.

    This is the reason that after you get a spot we need you to coordinate the airfare with Bay Adventures. We have been dealing with Cayman air for weeks on this issue.
     
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  7. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
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  8. Dizzi Lizzi

    Dizzi Lizzi Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: California
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    Man, at 8am PST I was so bummed that I had not called... YAY! I still have a chance, its tomorrow!!!!! Looking forward to some warm water.
     
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  9. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Port Richey, FL
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    AT 9:00 AM EST
    TOMORROW The Wait Is Over
    To Join The 2020 SURGE
    I will be in the ScubaBoard Chat Room
    Tonight from 7-9 PM if you want to talk

    ScubaBoard Chat Room


    ENJOY
     
  10. Moonie

    Moonie Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Somewhere in ????
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    GOOD LUCK TO ALL MY PEEPS

     

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