Dive Charter Rates

 Sea Dragon live aboard scuba diving charter rates

—–-Our Charter rates are based on days of diving–––

Example: Saturday arrival with the following Saturday disembarkation is 6 days of diving, referred to as a “week” or “8 day” Dive Trip” by some Dive charter live-aboards and retail advertising -  compare the actual days of diving for a correct rate comparison.

Our Dive trips can be scheduled to begin and end on any day of the week to conform with your desired dates.  We do not charge for the day of arrival or the day of disembarkation.  Calculate price only on full days of diving.  

The Charter Rate posted is for a full group "Charter" (Four double cabins). Additional discounts may be available at certain months during the year or from certain ports of departure. Contact our office for details. Individuals wishing to join a scheduled dive trip are encouraged to contact our office for a referral to the appropriate group. Pricing for individual participation in a group charter is determined by the group organizer, dive shop or club.

Discount Rates Listed

Are based on group charters plus Port of Boarding and Season










  (25%) DISCOUNT



5 days diving,

6 nights onboard

US$  11,000 Charter

US$    1,375 pp

US$   9,350


 US$   8,800


   US$     8,250


6 days diving,

7 nights onboard

US$  13,000 Charter

US$    1,625 pp

US$ 11,050


 US$ 10,400


   US$     9,750


7 days diving,

8 nights onboard

US$  14,800 Charter

US$    1,850 pp

US$ 12,580


 US$ 11,840


  US$ 11,100


 Additional Days,

   (per 24 hour day)

US$   1,600 Charter

US$      200 pp

US$   1,360


 US$   1,280


   US$      1,200


         Add on  

Per Day - Food, Fuel,

Consumables Rate***

 Per Day of Diving

       (Per Person Retail)

US$ 65 from Georgetown

US$ 50 from Nassau

  Per Day of Diving

  US$ 500 GT fuel

 (charter group rate)

  divide by 8 for pp$

   Per Day of Diving

  US$ 400 nassau fuel

    (charter group rate)

   divide by 8 for pp$

   Per Day of Diving

   US $350 usa fuel

  (charter group rate)

   divide by 8 for pp$

A “Bahamas Charter Tax” of 7.5% will be collected and remitted to The Bahamas on group charters.  The 7.5% “Charter Tax - VAT” is only calculated on the “Charter Rate” portion of the Fee, not on the Consumables.  The VAT tax on the consumables is included in the daily consumables rate and is paid out by us at the time consumable purchases are made.  The VAT tax is similar to sales tax.

These rates include all meals, diving facilities - tanks, air fills, weight/belts; fuel, docking charges and all other items for a trip EXCEPT: air fare to the Bahamas, taxi to/from the airport/marina, *crew gratuity*, diving/chamber insurance (we highly recommend DAN), trip insurance, equipment rentals, certification or specialty courses, hotel stays/day rooms, and the meal on the first night.

Drop off your gear during the day. Boarding intro lecture at 8 PM; disembark in the morning at end of trip.

Individuals wishing to join one of the scheduled trips should contact our office by e-mail or phone for a referral to the group that has chartered the "Sea Dragon". Individuals contact the group organizer directly for availability and cost per person.  Often club dive trips and private charters have a lower than “retail” per person rate: individual per person rates are set by the charter group organizers.

*Gratuities*: A Crew Gratuity is voluntary and should reflect your satisfaction with the trip. A 10% - 15% gratuity is regarded as very generous.  Your crew receives a minimal subsistence salary and works hard to earn your appreciation.

***To calculate the full charter price, first select the basic charter rate for the number of “diving days” included in your charter.  Add 7.5% tax on the base charter rate (not on the “Food, Fuel, Consumables” charges).  Then add on the Food, Fuel, Consumables daily rate (diving days only) for a total charter price.



      Do not count the day of boarding or the day of departing from the “SEA DRAGON” in the day rate.

We offer a few “Captain’s Special” trips each year for direct individual bookings.  Some of the charter groups also will have open cabins available on a space available basis.  We can refer divers to a charter group on a specific charter group date: see schedule page.