Booking Terms and Conditions

Snorkel Venture

USA & International

These Booking Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), together with our privacy policy and, where your tour is booked via our website, our website terms and conditions of use, supplier terms and conditions, together with any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking, form the basis of your contract with Dive Safari Asia Limited, doing business as Snorkel Venture, (“Snorkel Venture” “we” or “us”) of Blackdown House, Blackbrook Business Park, Taunton, TA1 2PX, UK. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations in booking with Snorkel Venture.

1. Contract

In these Booking Conditions references to “you” and “your” include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is added or transferred. Please be aware that these Terms and Conditions contain waivers of liability.

By making a booking, the first named person on the booking agrees on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that:

a. He/she has read these Terms and Conditions and has the authority to and does agree to be bound by them;
b. He/she consents to our use of information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;
c. He/she is over 18 years of age and where placing an order for services with age restrictions declares that he/she and all members of the party are of the appropriate age to purchase those services;

d. he/she accepts financial responsibility for payment of the booking on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking; and
e. the information provided by you, or members of your group, is true and correct.

If you are making a booking as a group, you, as the first named person on the booking (“Lead Guest”), are responsible for sharing these Terms and Conditions together with any other supplier terms and conditions, confirmations, Privacy Policy and any other documentation relevant to your booking with us with all members of your group and you, as the Lead Guest, are financially responsible for the booking(s). We shall not be liable for your failure to share these Terms and Conditions with your group.

You hereby agree that any violation of these Terms and Conditions may result in cancellation of your reservation or purchase, the forfeiture of any monies paid towards your reservation or purchase, and you being denied access to the applicable travel related products or services. We shall have sole discretion in applying any, or all of the consequences listed above for any violation of these Terms and Conditions.

2. Booking and Paying for Your Arrangements

A booking is made with us when you a) tell us that you would like to accept our written or verbal quotation; b) pay us a deposit (or full payment if you are booking within 90 days of departure); and c) we issue you with a booking confirmation. We reserve the right to return your deposit and decline to issue a confirmation at our absolute discretion. A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with a booking confirmation that will confirm the details of your booking. While we do accept major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, travelers must provide to us an authorization for every transaction for your tour. Your authorization is an

agreement for us and/or the supplier to charge your card and an acknowledgement and agreement to these Terms and Conditions including the cancellation terms. As such you agree not to make any improper chargebacks.

In certain cases, you can dispute charges with credit card companies (“chargebacks”). Before initiating a chargeback, we ask that you first contact us to discuss any questions or concerns about your charges. We will work with you to resolve your concerns. By using our service to make your booking, you accept and agree to our cancellation policy. We retain the right to dispute a chargeback that is improper and recover costs, including attorneys’ fees related to improper chargebacks. In the event of a chargeback, we retain the right to cancel any booking related to the chargeback.

The following chargeback scenarios are improper, and we retain the right to investigate and rebut any such chargeback claims:

  1. Chargebacks resulting from non-cancellable reservations, whether or not the reservation is used;
  2. Chargebacks resulting from charges authorized by family, friends, associates, or other third parties with direct access to your credit card or credit card information. This does not include credit card fraud;
  3. Chargebacks arising from inconsistency or inaccuracy with regard to the supplier’s or our travel product or service description;
  4. Chargebacks resulting from force majeure or other circumstances that are out of Snorkel Venture’s control; and
  5. Chargebacks resulting because you do not agree with the cancellation policy.

2.1 Rate Changes & Accuracy.

The prices shown in our tour descriptions for resort and liveaboard stays are subject to change. We will quote you the price applicable to your chosen tour, based on your chosen arrangements, at the time of booking. You will have the option to accept or decline our quotation before your booking is confirmed by us.

We endeavour to ensure that all the information and prices both on our website and in any brochures we publish are accurate, however, occasionally changes and errors occur, and we reserve the right to correct prices and other details in such circumstances. You must check the current price and all other details relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before your booking is confirmed.

2.2 Deposits.

As noted above, to confirm a reservation of arrangements a deposit is required. A deposit is a partial payment of the initial tour cost and is required to confirm your booking with us. This will usually be (but is not limited to) between 10% – 30% of the total price of your chosen arrangements. Generally, the deposit is $400.00 or $800.00 depending on the tour. If our suppliers require a larger deposit, we reserve the right to increase the deposit amount, you will be notified of this in advance.

2.3 Final Payment.

The balance of the tour cost must be received by us not less than 90 days prior to the departure date. This final due date will be shown on the confirmation invoice. Reminders shall not be sent. If we do not receive all payments due (including any surcharge where applicable) in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as canceled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in Section 8 of these Terms and Conditions will become payable.

2.4 Special Requests.

Any special requests must be advised to us at the time of booking. Examples include special dietary restrictions, room location, a particular facility at a hotel etc. You should then confirm your requests in writing by email to: ben@snorkelventure.com. Whilst every effort will be made by us to try and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part, or on part of any supplier unless the request has been specifically guaranteed. We do not accept bookings that are conditional upon any special request being met.

2.5 Medical Conditions and Disabilities.

It is essential that you advise us before booking with us if you have any medical condition, disability or pre-existing condition(s) (including, but not limited to pregnancy) which may affect your tour, or if you have any special requirements as a result of a medical condition or disability. We will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you, or anyone in your travel party may have. If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your tour, please provide us with full details before we confirm your booking so that we can try to advise you as to the suitability of your chosen arrangements.

We may require you to produce a doctor’s certificate certifying that you are fit to participate in the tour. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly accommodate the needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not confirm your booking or if you did not give us full details at the time of booking, we may cancel your tour and impose applicable cancellation charges when we become aware of these details.

If you have a specific medical or mobility concern or requirements, you must advise us prior to booking and confirm the details of your requirements in writing in order to ensure that your tour is suitable for your needs. Please advise us of any mobility or medical requirements via email to: ben@snorkelventure.com. You will be contacted by a member of our team to discuss and confirm the suitability of your proposed trip prior to booking. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability if you fail to advise us of your requirements and it transpires that your trip is unsuitable for your needs, or you are unable to travel as a result.

Our suppliers are unable to offer additional assistance to travelers with limited mobility and all such assistance will need to be provided by whoever the person is traveling with. Travelers with disabilities must notify Snorkel Venture at the time of booking of the status and identity of their non-discounted, paid travel companion who will be responsible for providing all necessary assistance.

3. Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us. You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers you and your party against all of your personal requirements including the cost of cancelation by you, the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness, loss of baggage and money and other relevant expenses. If you fail to travel with adequate insurance coverage, we will not be liable for any losses in respect of which insurance coverage would otherwise have been available.

4. Pricing

The price of your travel arrangements has been calculated using exchange rates quoted on Oanda (http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/) on the date of email when the quotation was provided, in relation to the following currencies: Euro and Dollar. Currency conversion rates can change daily, and even hourly, accordingly the price quoted may differ from the final price based on the timing of the booking and currency exchange rate at the time of booking. We reserve the right to amend the price of an unsold tour at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed tours.

The price of your confirmed tour is subject at all times to variations in:
i. transportation costs, including the cost of fuel; or
ii. dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or

disembarkation fees at ports and airports; or
iii. the exchange rates used to calculate your arrangements.

Such variations could include but are not limited to airline cost changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their agents), cruise ship operators and any other transport providers.

If the price changes, we will pay any increase up to an equivalent of 2% of the price of your travel arrangements which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements. You agree to be charged for the amount over and above the 2% increase, plus an administration charge of $1.50 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If in total, the increase means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your confirmed travel arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements), you will have the option of accepting the increase and paying the difference, changing to another tour, based upon availability or canceling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us, except for any insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements.

Any replacement tour offered by us will be of equivalent or higher quality and if it is of lower quality, you will be refunded the difference in price, should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. If you have obtained travel insurance protection, you may be able to recover any deposits, payments or fees paid toward your tour by contacting your travel insurance company directly.

Should the price of your tour go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your confirmed tour cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. There will be no change made to the price of your confirmed tour within 30 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period.

7. Changes by You

If you wish to change any part of your booking arrangements after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you must inform us in writing as soon as possible. This should be done by the Lead Guest. Whilst we will do our best to assist, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. Where we can meet a request, all changes will be subject to payment of an administration fee of $150 per person per change as well as any applicable rate changes or extra costs incurred as well as any costs incurred by us, and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers.

You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, and you should contact us as soon as possible. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking, we will treat this as a cancellation by you. A cancellation fee may be payable. If you are prevented from traveling it may be possible to transfer your booking to another suitable person provided that written notice is given. An administration fee will be charged, details are available upon request.

If any member of your party is prevented from traveling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you, satisfying all the conditions applicable to the arrangements and acceptable by us) providing we are notified not less than 28 days before departure and you pay an amendment fee of $150 per person transferring, meet all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers and the transferee agrees to these booking conditions and all other terms of the contract between us. We shall have every right and the sole discretion in determining whether the proposed transferred traveler is eligible to book with us and we shall not be liable for any denial of a proposed traveler as your replacement. If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out in Section 8 will apply in order to cover our estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not traveling or for unused services.

Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended or transferred after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancelation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

8. Cancelation by You

If you or any member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking, you must notify us in writing. Your notice of canceling will only take effect when it is received in writing to us by email to ben@snorkelventure.com.

Please address your notice to Ben Stokes. Any notices received shall be effective from the date on which we receive it. We recommend that you use recorded delivery when your notice is mailed. Since we incur costs in canceling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below. The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) canceling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply canceling:

Period before departure within which notification of cancelation is received by us

Amount of cancelation charge

90 days or more

Loss of all deposit & interim payments

90 – 28 days

75% of cost of arrangements canceled

Less than 28 days

100% of cost of arrangements canceled

We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges through your insurance carrier.

If you are forced to return home early, or leave the tour for any purpose (including, but not limited to, medical, inability to complete the tour, or because you have been terminated from the tour), we will not provide any refund for any services used or unused. We will not be liable for any additional expenses or associated costs you may incur resulting from your early departure from the tour. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment, and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them.

9. Changes or Cancelations by Snorkel Venture

As we plan your tour arrangements many months in advance, we may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time.

9.1 Changes.

If we, or our suppliers make a major change to your tour, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. Occasionally we may have to make a major change to your confirmed arrangements. Examples of “major changes” include but are not limited to the following, when made before departure:

●  A change of accommodation area for the whole or a significant part of your time away;

●  A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away;

●  A change of outward departure time or overall length of your arrangements of twelve or more hours;

●  A significant change to your itinerary, missing out one or more destinations entirely.

From time to time, we or our suppliers may need to make minor changes to your booking. Examples of minor changes include, but are not limited to:

●  Alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours;

●  Changes to aircraft type;

●  Change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard; and/or

●  Changes of carriers.

If you (or any member of your party) miss your flight or other transportation arrangement, or if it is cancelled or you are subject to a delay of over three (3) hours for any reason, you must contact us and any other transportation supplier concerned immediately so we can work to adjust, or accommodate any changes. While we will do our best to try and make proper accommodations for you (and your travel party), we cannot guarantee we will be able to adjust the itinerary for you. We shall not be liable to you for any costs or expenses incurred as a result of your missed flight or any missed arrangements you made outside of the tour.

9.2 Cancelation.

We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than sixty (60) days prior to your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure (as set forth in Section 10) or failure by you to pay the final payment. We may cancel your tour before this date if, e.g., the minimum number of travelers required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached.

For all major changes and cancellations, we will inform you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of:

  1. Accepting the changed arrangements;
  2. Receiving a full refund of all monies paid; or
  3. Accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard by us, based onavailability. If the price difference for the alternative is lower, we will refund you the price difference.

You must notify us of your choice within seven (7) days of our offer for alternative booking arrangements. If you fail to do so we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative booking arrangements.

9.3 Insurance

If we cancel your booking with us, you may be entitled monies paid via the travel insurance protection policy that you purchased. To do so, you would need to contact the insurance carrier. We shall have no liability for any claims submitted under your travel insurance policy and have no authority to determine whether you are eligible to receive any payments from the insurance carrier due to a cancellation of your tour.

9.4 Compensation

If we cancel your tour or make a major change less than 60 days before departure, we will pay compensation as detailed below.

Period before departure within which we notify you of cancelation or major change

Compensation payable per booking

60 days or more

50 USD

59 – 28 days

100 USD

Less than 28 days

150 USD

To be eligible for compensation from Snorkel Venture, your tour must be subject to a major change or cancellation within 60 days or less of your tour booking departure date, as defined in Section 9.1 above, or by Snorkel Ventures as a “major change.”

We will not compensate for a minor change, any major change more than 60 days before your tour booking departure date, if your tour is canceled due to a failure to make timely payments, or where a cancellation or change to your tour are due to changes requested by you or due to a force majeure event or events. In the event you agree to an offer of alternative travel accommodations, unless the alternative accommodations bear a lower price, you will not receive compensation from us.

If, during the tour we, or our suppliers are unable to perform in accordance with these Terms and Conditions you may be entitled to an appropriate price reduction, refund or compensation. The amount will be based on the circumstances of the failure to perform and shall be at the sole discretion of Snorkel Venture.

 

10. Travel Protection Insurance

It is your responsibility to protect your purchases. For this reason, Travel protection insurance coverage, including ‘cancel for any reason’ coverage is strongly recommended. Such a plan should cover Trip Cancellation or Interruption, Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, and Baggage. Travel protection plans can help protect you in the event of loss of non-refundable trip deposits and payments that result from cancellation or trip interruption (due to a covered reason such as injury or illness before or during the trip). It also helps with reimbursement for medical emergency costs (including very costly medical evacuation costs), missed connections and baggage loss. Travel Protection Plans including ‘cancel for any reason’ coverage must be purchased in close conjunction with your travel purchase.

Snorkel Venture is not qualified to answer technical questions about benefits, exclusions, and conditions of travel insurance plans. We cannot evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured’s existing insurance coverage. If you have any questions about your travel protection, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker.

Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Snorkel Venture cannot be held responsible for denied entry if you are unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Declining to purchase an adequate travel protection plan could result in the loss of your travel cost and/or require more money to correct the situation. You also acknowledge that without this coverage, there may be no way to recoup any losses, costs or expenses incurred. If you choose to travel without adequate coverage, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, for which trip protection plan coverage would otherwise have been available

11. Force Majeure

Snorkel Venture assumes no liability for, any loss, damage, delay, or cancellation resulting in whole or in part from an Act of God or any other force majeure condition, including, without limitation: fire, volcanic eruption, hurricane, adverse weather, sea, ice or river conditions, environmental pollution or contamination, inclement weather, earthquake, low or high water levels, flood, water or power shortages or failures, tropical storms, nuclear, chemical or biological disaster, riots or civil commissions or disturbances, any and all other acts of similar nature, sabotage, arrests, strikes or labor disruptions, restraints of rules or peoples, expropriations, acts of terrorism or threats of terrorist activity, war, insurrection, quarantine restrictions, governmental health advisories, epidemics, pandemics or warnings or alerts of any kind of nature, government seizures, refusal or cancellation or suspension or delay of any government authority or any license, permit or authorization, lock closure, damages to facilities or the travel supplier’s facilities or transport, or any other unforeseen circumstances of any other factors unforeseen by Snorkel Venture that impacts negatively on, or hampers, our ability to fulfill any of our contractual conditions. Advice from the UK Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure.

In the circumstances of force majeure, we will not be required to refund any monies to you, although if we are able to recover any monies from our suppliers, we will refund them subject to a $150 fee per person.

12. Our Discretion

In agreeing to participate in the tour and recognizing the risks associated with your participation in the tour, you hereby agree that if at any time, you or a member of your travel group is physically or mentally unable to keep up, complete or fully participate in any portion of the tour and/or your health, level of fitness or conduct before or during the tour is endangering or is likely to endanger the health or wellbeing

of yourself of any other third party or disrupts the comfortable or happy progress of the tour, you may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or compensation. You hereby agree that we, including our employees, tour leaders, agents, and guides have sole discretion and complete authority in excluding you from participating in all or part of any tour. If you complete any criminal act while on tour with us, we shall immediately exclude you from the tour and terminate your booking. In the event we exclude you or terminate your booking, please be aware that we shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred as a result, nor shall we be liable for any refunds or compensation as it relates to any component of your booking with us.

13. Complaints

We make every effort to ensure that your tour arrangements run smoothly, but if you do have a problem during your tour, please inform the relevant supplier immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please contact us on +44 7583 867542. If the problem cannot be resolved and you wish to complain further, you must send a formal written notice of your complaint to us by e-mail to ben@snorkelventure.com within 28 days of the last day of your stay, giving your booking confirmation number and all other relevant information. Please keep your email concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. Failure to follow the procedure set out in this clause may affect ours and the applicable supplier’s ability to investigate your complaint and will affect your rights under these Terms and Conditions.

14. Your Behavior

All guests staying with us are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and acceptable manner and not to disrupt the enjoyment of other guests. If in our opinion or in the opinion of any other person in authority, your behavior or that of any member of your party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger, or annoyance to any of our other guests or any third party we reserve the right to terminate your booking arrangements with us immediately. Likewise, any damage to property, including, but not limited to the personal property of a guest, property of a supplier, or any other third party, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation, we also reserve the right to terminate your booking arrangements with us immediately.

In the event of such termination, our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your accommodation or other service immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost accommodation or any other service will be made, and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of termination.

You and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions, and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the hotel manager or other supplier prior to departure from the hotel. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behavior of other guests or individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or with us.

15. Assumption of Risk & Waiver

You are aware that travel involves inherent risks, some in remote areas of the world. Inherent risks include, but are not limited to, risk of injury risk of injury or death from: motor vehicles collisions, animals, roadway hazards, slips, and falls, criminal or terrorist acts, government actions, consumption of alcoholic beverages, tainted food, or non-potable water; exposure to the elements, including heat, cold, sun, water, and wind; your own negligence and/or the negligence of others, including tour guides, other travelers,

Snorkel Venture and its employees, agents and/or representatives; attack by or encounter with insects, reptiles, and/or animals; accidents or illness occurring in remote places where there are no available medical services; fatigue, chill, overheating, and/or dizziness,; known or unknown medical conditions, physical excursion for which you are not prepared or other such accidents; the negligence or lack of adequate training of any third-party providers who seek to assist with medical or other help either before or after injuries have occurred; accident or illness without access to means of rapid evacuation or availability of medical supplies or services; and the adequacy of medical attention once provided.

You understand the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or death. In order to partake on this trip, you are willing to accept the risks and uncertainty involved as being an integral part of travel, including the risk of infection, illness, and death.

Travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Snorkel Venture urges you and your travel group to remain informed daily as to current news, as well as to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements, and advisories issued by the United States Government prior to booking travel to international destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to destinations can be found at http://www.state.gov and http://www.cdc.gov. In addition, you should consult with government websites to ensure that you are following all requirements for admittance into that country, including COVID-19 requirements, as well as understanding local laws that govern travel within a country, such as medical tests, inoculation requirements, and tracking. Should you choose to travel to a country that has been issued a travel warning or advisory, Snorkel Venture will not be liable for damages or losses that result from travel to such destinations.

You hereby accept and assume full responsibility for any and all risks of illness, injury or death and of the negligence of Snorkel Venture and agree to and shall hold harmless and fully release Snorkel Venture, and its employees, shareholders, agents, and representatives (together Snorkel Venture) from any and all claims associated with the trip, including any claims of third party negligence and/or the negligence of Snorkel Venture and you hereby covenant not to sue Snorkel Venture for any such claims or join any lawsuit or action that is suing Snorkel Venture. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. The terms of this HOLD HARMLESS AND RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY section, shall survive any termination or cancellation of these Terms and Conditions, whether by operation of law or otherwise.

16. Indemnification

You agree to and shall indemnify and hold harmless Snorkel Venture, and its employees, shareholders, agents, and representatives (collectively included as “Snorkel Venture”), from any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, judgements, settlements and costs (collectively, “damages”) involved with or incurred by Snorkel Venture (including, without limitation, reasonably attorneys’ fees and the advancement of same) with respect to all claims, lawsuits, arbitrations, or other causes of action, which result, directly or indirectly from: (i) your breach or violation or threatened breach or violation of these Terms and Conditions and (ii) any damage(s) caused by you or anyone in your travel party while participating on the tour.

17. Accommodations, Excursions & Transfers Outside of the Tour

All accommodations, excursions, transfers and anything not specifically outlined in the booking confirmation itinerary and/or booked or paid for outside of the tour are not part of your contracted arrangements with us. For any accommodation, excursion, transfer, or other options that you book, your contract will be with the operator of those booked accommodations and not with us. We are not responsible for anything that happens during the course of any event or activity booked outside of your tour with us.

18. Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements and Health Formalities

It is your responsibility to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up-to-date requirements well before your departure. US citizens and residents should visit www.travel.state.gov and http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/acceptable-ids. for more information.

Most countries require passports to be valid for at least six (6) months after your return date. Minors traveling with one parent, and/or without both parents, may be stopped and not admitted, unless authenticated and verified consent forms are provided to the authorities. Recommended inoculations and vaccinations for travel may change and you should consult with your health practitioner for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain the recommended inoculations and vaccinations and take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice from your licensed practitioner in relation to your travels for your trou. Inoculation requirements can be found on the Center for Disease Control website at: https://www.cdc.gov.

Neither we, nor our supplier(s) accept any responsibility if you cannot travel or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, please ensure that you meet with appropriate medical personnel to discuss your travel plans before booking with us. We cannot give medical advice on your suitability to travel if you are pregnant at the time of travel. Please not that some suppliers do not permit pregnant passengers to travel once past a certain gestational timeframe. If you are denied boarding, or access to the full features of the tour due to a supplier’s terms and conditions, we shall not be liable.

19. Conditions of Suppliers

Many of the services which make up your tour are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or from the suppliers themselves.

20. Insecticide Notice

You are encouraged to check the list of countries that require airlines to treat the passenger cabin with insecticides prior to the flight or while on the aircraft on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Website, as this list is updated from time to time: https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray

21. Written communications

Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our site, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

All notices given by you to us must be given by e-mail to ben@snorkelventure.com. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order or in any of the ways specified in clause.

22. Transfer of Rights and Obligations

The Contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns. You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of the Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, charge, subcontract or otherwise dispose of the Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.

23. Photography Workshop Leaders

All efforts will be made to ensure the pre-determined tour leader will escort the tour. In the event the said leader is not able to lead the tour a replacement photo specialist may be required; this would only be in the case of events outside our control. We make no warranties or guarantees that a certain workshop tour will be participating, leading or in attendance on your particular tour. If a specialist tour leader is not available compensation no more than £500 / 600 USD per person will be given.

24. Jurisdiction and applicable law

These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may, however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so.

25. Entire Agreement & Severability

This agreement, including the terms and conditions of our suppliers, any other documents, including confirmations and itineraries we provide you, constitutes the entire agreement and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, with respect to SnorkelVenture. IfanyprovisionoftheseTermsandConditionsshallbeunlawful,void,orforanyreason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Updated: 8th December 2023