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Turks and Caicos - Aggressor Dec 12-19...Advice, recommendations?

Discussion in 'Aggressor Adventures' started by ICatchBadGuys, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. O-ring

    O-ring Beyond the Pale ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What @Redfoot said.. I'm booked in June and bought a cheap policy through DiveAssure. Plan will be to get the covid test and apply for entry according to the guidelines here - TCI || Dashboard

    I am going to check back every month or so between now and then to make sure I stay abreast of any changes and don't miss something.
     
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  2. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Contributor

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    I cant offer any advice on the Aggressor but I can tell you it is the way to go. Diving TnC land based, requires a 45+ min each way boat ride to the reefs, and then a ride back to your resort. It's full day to get in 2 dives land based and tiring. The day I go back to TnC it will be on LOB.
     
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  3. araviele

    araviele Registered

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like the travel insurance is a no brainer. I don't have any problem paying for that.. The covid test is a bit more. I checked Passport and they charge ~$175 for a test. I'm pretty frugal so looking at CVS or Walgreens to do a free PCR test. The rub is that the testing lab has to be accredited according to the TCI website. I guess I'll call Monday. I still have to sort through how to get a test to come back in in T&C.
     
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  4. ICatchBadGuys

    ICatchBadGuys Contributor

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    Check locally for testing options. For insurance we used a company that was recommended by TCI Assured called Trawick International. They underwrite policies with Nationwide and were extremely good to work with. And really inexpensive! They couldn't have made it easier. I bought a policy online that included trip insurance, medical insurance that included COVID treatment and evac coverage for two of us for under $100. And it included diving to 30 meters if a divemaster is present on the dive, which they are on all LOB dives. TCI Assured requires you have a letter stating you are covered for COVID. Trawick sends you pdf files of your COVID Visa letter with that exact language, your policy and it's coverages on it so there's no issue. We were approved through TCI Assured in 3 hours. I shopped a lot and this was the best option I found.

    Travel Insurance for US & International Travel | Trawick
     
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  5. ICatchBadGuys

    ICatchBadGuys Contributor

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    I took GoPro video. Once I get off my duff and put together a short video I'll link it on YouTube... But here's a screen grab of a close encounter with a turtle! :)

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  6. araviele

    araviele Registered

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    Thx for the advice. I'm all set. I leave in 4 weeks for TCI LOB. Got the travel health ins(Tin Leg Gold), the CVS or Walmart rapid test is accepted by TCI and the Aggressor team has arranged for rapid testing the afternoon we get back into the marina for $75 so I can get back into the US. I'll have my 2nd dose 3 weeks before I leave . I just don't want to test positive before I come home or I'll be in quarantine for 2 weeks(covered by ins for at least 7days). Not a big inconvenience for me and I thinks its a pretty low probability.
     
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  7. mobow213

    mobow213 Registered

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    Per her Linkin pages she left as of March 2021. Its shows her working in the UK.
     
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  8. Tobinobin

    Tobinobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We're going to be on the Explorer in 2 weeks. Bought insurance through Trawick - the Safe Travels Explorer Plus plan which seems to meet all the T&C requirements for $60/pp. It was a very painless process. Took <5 minutes and as someone else already mentioned they sent an email right away with a visa letter that very clearly states what the COVID coverage is. We also always have DAN as well.
     
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  9. queennyac

    queennyac Contributor

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    will you be on the May 8 - 15 trip on explorer???
     
  10. O-ring

    O-ring Beyond the Pale ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I can confirm that Captain Amanda and Rob are no longer on board. According to some crew that I talked to last week she has retired and/or moved on to other interests. Jonathan Zietlow is now captaining the T&C Aggressor II.
     
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