Come Explore the World With Us

Why travel with ECD?

Our team has the diving and travel experience to choose the best locations for every diving level and every type of traveler. We offer domestic long weekend trips to explore the waters closer to home, as well as a variety of international trips. We choose high quality dive shops and resorts to ensure our customers have the best experience possible.
Each trip has at least one trip leader to coordinate all the details before and during your trip, so you’re free to relax and enjoy your vacation. Trip leaders are liasons with the resort and dive shop and coordinate group activities, which travelers are invited to join in, or may choose to relax with a mojito on the beach instead…..do as much or as little as you want on our trips, it’s your vacation!
If we don’t have to pay the credit card processing fees, you don’t either! If you pay your trip balance in cash or with a check, the trip costs you 5% less. Trip deposits can be made with a credit card online and as long as the rest of the balance is paid by cash/check you can still take advantage of our cash discount.
Spots on trips can be reserved either by signing up online, calling the shop, or signing up in person at the shop. We are not able to sign anyone up for a trip without payment of the full deposit amount.

Payment schedules:
Domestic trips:
50% deposit to book a trip spot
Full balance due 90 days before the trip start date

Land based International trips:
$500 deposit per spot to book
50% of trip balance due 180 days before the trip start date
Full balance due 90 days before the trip start date

Liveaboard trips:
$1000 deposit per spot booked
$1000 payment due 12 months prior to trip start date
50% of the balance due 180 days before the trip start date
Full balance due 90 days before the trip start date

We reserve the right to adjust payment schedules for higher priced land based trips, and any changes to the above will be noted in the trip booking description on our website. Any payment made towards any East Coast Divers travel event, whether deposit or full payment, is non-refundable. Reservations not paid in full 60 days before the trip start date will be forfeited and the space will be opened up for booking by other travelers.  Travelers are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance.

Upcoming Trips

About The  NC Wreck Trek

 September 3rd-6th 2020

The 2020 North Carolina Wreck Trek is our seventh  trip to see the sharks and wrecks of the outer banks of North Carolina. The outer banks are home to a wealth of artificial reefs, sand tiger sharks and clear blue seas! This trip consists of three full days of diving and is friendly for both recreational and tech divers.

*NEW THIS YEAR, MEG TOOTH DIVE ADD ON*
Head down with us a day early to search for megaladon teeth on the ledges off shore! The add on includes hotel accommodations in Wilmington, NC  on or September 2nd, and a 2 tank dive from Wilmington on Thursday September 3rd. Spaces on this add on are limited!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR SEPTEMBER!

About Socorro

November 14th-24th 2020

Come join us for 10 action packed days aboard the Rocio Del Mar in the Socorro Islands. With spacious cabins, en suite full bathrooms, and a dive deck designed for divers the Rocio Del Mar is the perfect vessel for a liveaboard trip. The Socorro Islands are known as the “Mexican Galapagos”, full of pelagic life-sharks of many varieties, friendly dolphins, schools of tuna and jacks, and, the highlight for many, giant Pacific Mantas. Don’t miss what’s sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

ONE FEMALE SPOT LEFT!

About Bonaire

January 9th-January 16th 2021

Come spend 7 days in a true divers’ paradise, Bonaire! Featuring protected reefs in bath-like waters, unrivaled visibility, and no waves or tides to worry about, all you have to do is unwind, relax, and dive! With 2 boat dives and unlimited shore diving you can dive as much as you want, or spend your afternoons relaxing at the resort, or exploring the capital city of Kralendijk (a five minute walk from the resort). It’s your vacation, do as much or as little as you want!

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About Saba

February 13th-21st 2021

For those divers looking for the quiet Caribbean, an island with old world charm, look no further! The island of Saba proudly declares itself “The Unspoiled Queen” with no large resorts, no cruise ships and no casinos. Spend mornings exploring the dramatic drop offs, pinnacles and reefs and the wide variety of marine life of the Saba marine park and afternoons and evenings exploring the quaint villages, stunning vistas and local restaurants topside. We’ll be staying at Juliana’s hotel, an immaculately maintained intimate hotel with all the modern amenities. Diving will be with Saba’s premier concierge dive shop, Sea Saba. Don’t miss the chance to experience the Cabibbean “the way it used to be.”

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About Costa Rica

June 19th-26th 2021

Our Costa Rica dive and volcano adventure trip includes both diving on the Pacific coast and a visit to the famous Arenal volcano. Costa Rica’s underwater volcanic pinnacles are teeming with marine life including pelagic mantas and sharks, frogfish, sea horses, turtles, snapper and tuna. Schooling fish are found at every dive site. After three days of diving, we’ll then explore the beauty of Costa Rica above water with an overnight visit to the stunning Arenal volcano with hot springs, waterfalls and canopy bridges. This is a don’t miss trip for any adventurer!

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About the Philippines

August 18th-28th 2021

Join us for 10 days of mind blowing diving in the Philippines. Atlantis Dumaguete is the premier scuba resort on the island, with newly remodeled rooms, lush gardens, a full service spa, a relaxing pool with a waterfall, world class food, and up to 5 dives per day scheduled. With both lush, colorful coral reefs and muck diving sites with non-stop critter action a short boat ride away and a resort staff dedicated to making your trip the best it can be, your experience will be amazing both under and above water!

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About Truk Lagoon

November 6-13th 2021

Truk is renowned for its incredible history with over 60 wrecks, from supply ships to planes and a submarine, all contained within a coral reef lagoon. It is easy to understand why divers absolutely cherish the diving in Truk. In world war 2, the Japanese fleet used Truk (also known as Chuuk) as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces. In 1944 the American led “Operation Hailstone” surprised the fleet resulting in the wealth of dive sites available to divers to this day.. There is also the opportunity to explore engine rooms and holds. Surrounded by a coral reef, there are many excellent coral pinnacles and deep channels with schooling pelagics too!

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