GAY SCUBA WEEK
Great Friends! Great Diving!
for Men and Women
My name is Richard Lear and I founded Gay SCUBA Week to create a sense of community that did not involve a bar or a circuit party. I am a firm believer that giving someone a task allows personalities to come through. When it is a task you are looking forward to and you have the opportunity to share it with members of your community, lifelong friendships are made. Friendship is what Gay SCUBA Week is about.
Our first trip was in 2004 to Grand Cayman. We were the first gay group to visit after Tony Blair overturned the island’s anti-gay laws. Not only were we well received, but the trip was a hit too. Since then we have been to Saba, Bonaire, Roatan, Fiji, and more.
I always make sure it is legal to be gay anywhere we travel. I do not feel it is acceptable to give money to a country where being gay is illegal. I have been told by travel agents and even heads of one country's embassy: "It won't apply to you." My response was: "What about my gay brothers and sisters that live in your country."
Requirements to participate:
- A genuine desire to make friends
- Love of SCUBA
- Desire to learn to SCUBA
- Being an Athletic Supporter of a diver
- No Attitude Allowed
The trip originated with 24 guys in Grand Cayman. It has grown way beyond its origination with as much as a 56% return rate. There is no physical requirement, gender requirement or age limit to attend. Everyone is welcome. And I do mean everyone.
Some important items from your organizer
This is not a circuit party, sex fest, drug fest or anything of the sort. Diving is not conducive to drug use. When you get your certification you will be advised about alcohol intake as well.
How it works
Send me your contact information below to be on the mailing list. All of the details and links for each trip are in the right column. If you want to book the trip or find out the details click the name of the location.
I do not handle anyone’s money. I get a price for the trip and pass it on to you, which makes for a less expensive trip. You will be responsible for booking your flight if it is not included in the trip price, which will be clearly stated in the trip information.
You are responsible for your own happiness on the trip. That means you need to research the location of the trip for things to do. It is likely that many people will want to join you if you mention the activity. Or, if you want to go on your own you can do that too.
This trip has an extremely high return rate. There is a deadline for every trip. You snooze, you lose! Usually there are only 30 spaces available and the trip always fills up fast. The fastest to date is 28 minutes! Yes, the entire trip sold out in 28 minutes.
To find out how to be part of the trip sign up for the mailing list.
Get more info or just stay in the loop
Complete the following information and I will put you on my mailing list. There are over 700 people on my mailing list so please do not hesitate. These trips always fill very quickly. Your information will not be used, sold or SPAMMED.
See you on the ocean floor,