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#416393 - 09/17/11 02:29 PM Blue Hole Price increases
elbert Offline
I got this letter from my supplier yesterday.
The price has been the same for a number of years while the fuel prices went double and triple so I guess it was time to change.
"Unfortunately, due to increased costs, we have been forced to reassess the prices we must charge for, and the commission structure applied to, dive trips to the outer Atolls, and adjust to a point where we can ensure we can still provide the expected exceptional service that Amigos Del Mar, LTD is renowned for. We understand this is a bad time for all to be looking at increased prices, but our operational costs have increased significantly recently, particularly concerning Fuel, Liability Insurance, and Escalating Maintenance to our Fleet of Boats and Equipments. "


Below are the new prices:
Blue Hole Trip
Diver
New Price Park Fee Full Gear Total
$260.00US +$40.00US +$38.00US= $338.00US

Snorkeler
New Price Park Fee Full Gear Total
$195.00US +$40.00US +$10.00US= $245.00US

Turneffe
Diver
New Price Full Gear Total
$235.00US +$38.00US= $273.00US

The 12.5% GST is included in the New Prices.
Excluding the Park Fee and Equipment Rental.

Ouch!
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#416394 - 09/17/11 02:34 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
JMR Offline
Somehow the story of the goose and the golden egg comes to mind.

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#416404 - 09/17/11 03:00 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
Katie Valk Offline
I am more amazed Amigos had been able to keep the previous lower rate for so long and had been expecting an increase a long time ago, when their operating expenses increased, along with all of ours.
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#416406 - 09/17/11 03:05 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
Yes its almost overdue, also local diving has been at 75.usd for about 10 years!
Its about to change also, gas is triple what it was ten years ago.
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#416408 - 09/17/11 03:14 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
$11.44bz at the island pump!
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#416411 - 09/17/11 03:44 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
Bear Offline
Friend in Placencia just mentioned they got hit with a delivery at $12.80 per

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#416859 - 09/22/11 09:10 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: Bear]
seashell Offline
OMG! That pretty much puts the trip outside of my Psycological price range. As long as it was in mid-$200 range, I could deal with it. Currently trying to talk some folks into going to Ambergris and doing the local dives with a Blue Hole dive day. How I'm gonna sell that idea now is beyond me.
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#416862 - 09/22/11 09:31 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
Keller Offline
They were counting on paying more airfare ...but now there are good deals from Canada. You will just have to sell it as a package seashell! smile

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#417060 - 09/25/11 03:09 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
TravelinMan1 Offline
When I moved to the island some 10 years ago you could do a blue hole trip for about $170 USD. The larger boats should be more economical than the smaller boats. Local dives were $55.00 USD for two tanks.

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#417061 - 09/25/11 03:21 PM Re: Blue Hole Price increases [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
You can still get those prices but as a diver you would have to pay me more than that to go out in a boat with those guys...:-)
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