Term and Conditions

VERY IMPORTANT

All programs published by MALDIVES BLUE FORCE, RED SEA BLUE FORCE and BLUE FORCE DIVING and these offers that may be published in the future, are subject to the General Conditions of package tours. Conditions that must be submitted along with the rest of the travel documents.

ORGANIZATION

The organization of these trips has been combined by: BLUE FORCE DIVING SL, established in C / Navarra 6 - 2º, 48001 Bilbao - Spain • CIF: B-95744579 and CIE 2357 under the trademarks MALDIVES BLUE FORCE, RED SEA BLUE FORCE an BLUE FORCE DIVING.

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS

Modifications and errors that can be detected after processing brochures or offers, will be changed automatically and will be published on the website: www.maldivesblueforce.com and www.redseablueforce.com

CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES TERMS

Changes and cancellations of a reservation must be in writing and should be confirmed by Maldives Blue Force or Blue Force Diving. The cancellation fee will depend on how long was the cancellation made before to the departure date:

INDIVIDUALS

If a cancellation is made:
12 months or more before departure date: 5% of the cruise rate or 0% if credited for rebooking
12 to 9 months before departure date: 10% of the cruise rate or 5% if credited for rebooking
9 to 6 months before departure date: 30% of the cruise rate of 15% if credited for rebooking
3 months or less before departure date: 100% of the cruise rate
GROUPS (7 passengers or more)
If the number of passengers is reduced or if the whole charter is cancelled:
12 months or more before departure date: 10% of the cruise rate or 5% if credited for rebooking
12 to 9 months before departure date: 30% of the cruise rate or 15% if credited for rebooking
9 to 6 months before departure date: 50% of the cruise rate or 30% if credited for rebooking
3 months or less before departure date: 100% of the cruise rate

Cancellation Charges for other additional facilities and services that are not part of the cruise fare, are subject to the provider rendering. Those facilities and services may be 100% non-refundable.

OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS

Taxes and fees apply to all passengers.

Free passengers will be allocated in the lower-priced cabins booked where applicable
All complimentary passengers allocations are calculated based on the final passenger count.

All group cancellation penalties are based on the original number of passengers reserved.

Blue Force Diving don’t accept responsibilities for civil unrest, terrorism, strikes, illness, epidemics, accidents, injuries, damage, loss and theft, quarantine, customs regulations, changes in flight itinerary, delays, deportation or refusal of entry by immigration authorities and other circumstances beyond our control.

In case where an amendment is made to overall cruise duration, the affected cruise guests will be offered a credit or refund of the cruise fare pro-rated by the number of days reduced from which the cruise itinerary was scheduled for.

In case where a cancellation of a cruise is made, Blue Force Diving shall endeavor to provide suitable recourse which include, but not necessary limited to, participating on another available cruise offered by Blue Force Diving, full refund of the cruise fare amount that is already to Blue Force Diving to the affected cruise guests’ consideration. If no recourse offered by Blue Force Diving can be accepted by the affected cruise guests, Blue Force Diving shall reserve the right to provide a full refund of the cruise fare amount that is already to Blue Force Diving in cash and consider the refunded cruise booking as cancelled.

Prices has been calculated according to exchange rates, transportation rates, fuel costs, taxes and charges applicable at the date of publication of the program. Any change in the price of these elements may lead to revision of the final price of the trip. Dollar exchange rate established for digital brochure 1 € = 1.25 USD

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all guests on board of our boats. If you are undertaking skin and scuba diving activities, the insurance should provide coverage for scuba related injuries and international evacuations in addition to other standard travel insurance policy coverage. The insurance policy should cover international emergency evacuations, trip cancellations, loss baggage, hospitalizations, medical treatments including hyperbaric recompression…

Blue Force Diving will not take any responsibility whatsoever for any expenses that may be incurred through lack of adequate or no insurance coverage undertaken by you.

In the event of unexpected changes in your travel plans we highly recommend book a cancellation / interruption insurance, accidental, medical and baggage insurance.

We suggest book a special insurance with DAN www.daneurope.org

Blue Force Diving has an optional insurance if you want. Ask for the terms and general conditions, cancellation fees, medical expenses, hyperbaric chamber, luggage… in www.maldivesblueforce.com

SINGLE TRAVELERS

Single travelers are booked into cabin that have single bed and with a roommate of the same gender.

DIVE CERTIFICATION

All guests participating in recreational guided or unguided scuba activities must present their dive certification card and/or dive log book for verification. Blue Force Diving reserves the right to reject any participation in scuba diving activities if dive certification proof is not presented upon request.

No refunds will be guaranteed if any guest is rejected from participating for reasons beyond the control of Blue Force Diving (i.e. failure to provide proof of dive certification / qualification or health problems) from any activities that has been prepaid.

Blue Force Diving reserves the right to reject any dive participation or suggest a refresher course if any scuba participant is unable to perform dive skills at level deemed safe to continue participation in normal diving activities.

DISCHARGED OF LIABILITIES

All guests must sign and accept our Liability Waiver & Assumption of Risk form(s).

Blue Force Diving reserves the right to make any alterations to any itinerary as deemed necessary. Also reserves the right to cancel the whole itinerary or any part of the itinerary for any reason, including an insufficient number of participants, inclement weather, logistics, mechanical, safety considerations…

Program is subject to GENERAL CONDITIONS published in www.maldivesblueforce.com

Rates and descriptions are valid unless typographical error.

BLUE FORCE DIVING S.L. – M.M. CIE 2357.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

The documents of all passengers must be in order and the customer will have to check the passport, visa or identity are required by the regulations of the country you are visiting (refer to corresponding embassies and consulates). They will be on their own to obtain a passport or any other requirement demanded, unless we indicate otherwise. Each passenger must consult with consular representations or agencies requirements into each country by nationality of origin.

If it is rejected by any authority or documentation is denied entry into the country did not meet the requirements necessary or does not own it, Maldives Blue Force – Blue Force Diving is not liable for additional costs or make refund tour price. All children under 18 must carry a written permission signed by parents or guardians. All children and babies must carry ID and / or passport, and other documents if necessary (ex.: visa).

Passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into the country.

BAGGAGES

As road transport is concerned, it is understood that luggage and other personal belongings of the user preserves him, whatever part of the vehicle on which they are placed, and transported at the risk of the user. Users who are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage is recommended. For air, rail, sea or river transport of luggage are the conditions laid down by trucking companies, being the passenger ticket document linking the aforementioned companies and the passenger.

In the event of harm, late delivery or loss, the consumer shall, in the act, timely claim with the carrier.

The luggage transport and possible impacts of this are in this case outside the scope of the wholesale agency management. If you wish to transport luggage holiday large volume (bicycles, surfboards, etc.), must pay the corresponding fee. Check conditions in each case.

FLIGHT RATES / FLIGHTS AND TAXES

The special conditions of fares require us to report that the price can be modified depending on the availability. Whether international or domestic flights from suffering alterations in their day operation or schedules, itineraries may be modified. In some cases, certain flight sections are performed with an airline that is not on the air ticket or confirmation of booking, due to the use of code-sharing and alliances between companies.

These agreements are recognized and accepted by civil aviation.

Air taxes: The amount published rates is approximate, as they vary according to the date of travel, currency, routes and stops. The final amount will be communicated to issue air tickets.

Fuel rates: should be included in the ticket and the final amount shall be notified while air taxes.

Airport taxes: Local taxes input and / or output in each country, which may not be included in the ticket and the passenger, must pay at each airport.

TRANSFERS

It is understood that all transfers are in regular service, unless otherwise indicated. If due to loss of luggage upon arrival at the airport, or delays passport control, police or customs, you are late departure, please contact the transfer provider / driver or our representative so that they can reorganize their transfer, otherwise no we can ensure the provision.

STAY IN LIVEABOARDS

Diving cruises in the price per person is based on a double / triple / quad cabin (according to type of cabin available in each boat and stipulated price) always share. If the customer wants to have a guarantee of a cabin occupied by one person must pay the corresponding fee.

The distribution of the cabins will be on board on arrival by lot or by criteria cruise director. Depending on the availability of each boat, in some cases you may preorder a particular cabin or a specific type of cabin. Check possible supplements.