Blackbeards 2022!

Blackbeards 2022!

“The trip of a lifetime, every time we go!”

Too late for this trip, but there’s always next time for Jim and the blackbeards yearly winter trip!

Hey Divers! 

The time has come! “The trip of a lifetime, every time we go!”. We will be on board Blackbeards Dive Cruises for January 8-14th 2022, and from the 15th-21st 2022 – That’s two weeks, and you can pick one or the other for joining us! Now that we have the second week, that means there is room on either of the two weeks! Feel free to reach out to me if you want to know which one has your friend/family on it 🙂 Those are the days on the boat itself, add a couple of days for travel. If you have never been with us, just ask those that have, this is an amazing experience, and if you’ve never done international SCUBA travel, this is one of the best and most affordable trips to do! I absolutely love these trips, this will be year 9, and I can’t wait already.


Every sunset perfect…

Let’s get you the nitty gritty right off the bat:

The price of the trip is 1045 for the week aboard the sailboat – covers all food and dives (not rental gear if needed)

Then there are 145 in fee’s- port taxes and Bahamian park conservation fee’s.

That puts you at 1190 for a week of paradise and dives in 75-80 degree water, crystal clear, with relaxation and fun and warmth!

Other costs, but that don’t go to me:

Flight- usually around 600 for most people, but not uncommon for people to get it around 500 if they shop smart.

Tip for the crew- 150 is a good starting point, and trust me, the crew rocks!

Costs for hotel and food if you extend your trip to spend some time on the island before or after the week on the boat. I usually stay an extra day and it adds about another 100 to my trip, but I like checking out the local scene/hotspots. 

A shark dive, night dives, air fills for the whole week of sailing around the Bahama’s and diving in gin clear waters that are as warm as a heated pool! We are expected to bring our own gear aside from tanks and weights, though they rent gear if you need it. There’s a questions page all about our particular trip at the bottom of this page with all sorts of information about the trip, the diving- everything you’d want to know!

So here’s where the rubber meets the road- this trip sells out every year, and I know this year will be the same. I’m a first come first served kind of guy. Saying you’re interested is good, but your spot yours only once you’ve gotten your initial 250 dollar non refundable deposit in. The payment schedule is very approachable, and you can pay ahead of time, in full, as long as you’ve paid these amounts by these milestones:

250 holds your spot/non-refundable deposit

01-01-2021= 250 more

04-01-2021= 250

07-01-2021= 250

09-01-2021= 190

Payments can be with the CashApp ($jimmynemo2), Venmo (@Jimmynemo42), or actual cash.

If you’re interested, please call/email/text/facebook- whatever form of communication you like! I can’t wait to do this trip with you! 

Non-Diving friends and family are totally welcome, but do know that non-divers pay the same rate as divers, and the boat is really a dive boat, not a luxury yacht. So if you’re not into diving, it’s unlikely to be their cup of tea, though anyone’s welcome if they want to come! Feel free to call and ask any questions about the boat, the plan, the costs, or the diving!

Jim Smith


PS- If you send in a payment to lock in your spot, please email me – and tell me your full name, email, and phone number so I can send you info about the trip/updates. Thanks!

It’ll be hard to beat last years trip, but we’ll have to try!