UK DIVING TRIPS AND EXPEDITIONS
To book your UK diving trip please either e-mail us or call 0800 699 0243.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
“The Customer” means the person, company or organisation booking a trip.
“Fee” means the cost of the boat trip as published on the Oyster Diving Club’s website or otherwise agreed in writing.
1.1 A booking will be provisional until Oyster Diving receives the following:
a. Deposit or Payment as defined in Section 2.
b. Customer name, address, telephone number and (if possible) an email address
1.2 Upon receipt of the above Oyster Diving will confirm the booking in writing or email.
1.3 These Terms and Conditions of Booking apply to all bookings confirmed to a Customer by Oyster Diving and by entering into a confirmed booking the Customer agrees to be bound by them (unless otherwise agreed in writing).
2. Deposits and Payments
2.1 BOOKING THE TRIP – Payment must be made in full prior to the trip commencing.
2.2 INDIVIDUALS Full payment is required in advance.
2.3 Other payment options by prior agreement ONLY.
3. Cancellation by the customer
3.1 More than 4 weeks before the booked date then the Deposit is forfeit.
3.2 Less than 4 weeks before the booked date then 100% of the cost of the weekend is forfeited.
3.4 If the customer requests an early return to harbour then the full Fee is payable.
3.5 If the customer is unable to go on the day because of illness or unforeseen circumstances, at our discretion the deposit may be carried over to another suitable date.
4. Cancellation by Oyster Diving or one of their suppliers
4.1 Due to bad weather either the day before, or on the morning of the trip, the customer has the option to receive a refund for price of the dive boat, or the booking moved to another suitable date. Oyster Diving will endevour to return monies paid out to third parties and other suppliers on behalf of the customer, however this cannot be guaranteed.
4.2 Due to illness, mechanical breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances, the customer has the option of the Deposit or Payment being returned in full or moved to another suitable date. In this case every attempt would be made by Oyster Diving to find another suitable boat so the day would not be ruined. There is no guarantee another boat is available.
4.3 Oyster Diving cannot be held liable for any loss incurred by the customer in arranging the trip if due to cancellation of the trip.
5.1 We will endevour to call or e-mail you 24-48 hours in advance to confirm the weather conditions for the trip and whether there are any changes to the itinerary as a result.
5.2 If you do not hear from us then get in touch with us, if you turn up and the trip has been cancelleddue to the weather conditions then we cannot be held responsible.
5.3 Our decision is final with regard to the weather but we do try to get out run the trip if possible with due regard to safety and common sense.
6. Alcohol, Drugs and Safety
6.1 No alcohol is allowed on any dive boat and no alcohol can be consumed within a reasonable time frame before the dive (according to PADI rules).
6.2 Drug abuse or alcohol consumption will cause an immediate return to port.
6.3 Any injury or loss sustained on board must immediately be reported to the Skipper.
6.4 Children under 14 years old are only taken by prior agreement by Oyster Diving and their suppliers.
6.6 Any medical conditions that might affect a customer during the trip MUST be reported to the Oyster Diving at the time or booking or before departure.
6.7 All divers are responsible for their own insurance policies and ensuring they have the correct qualification and experience to do any dives. If you are not sure then please ask us in advance.
7. Insurance and Legal
7.1 These Terms and Conditions of Booking and all other express and implied terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
7.6 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Booking shall affect the rights of Consumers.
7.7 All clauses and sub-clauses of this Agreement are severable and if any clause or identifiable part thereof is held to be unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction then such enforceability shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions or identifiable parts thereof in these Terms and Conditions of Booking.