Welcome to Juliet Sailing and Diving. We look forward to hosting your diving and sailing vacation! Below you can find documents, releases, and checklists here to make your trip preparation smooth sailing.
Please fill out the following documents before your trip:
- Passenger information form – at least one month prior to your departure date
- Liability Release – please print, read, sign and bring with you on the trip and present to the designated crew member along with your Passport and Port Fees. We do have extras on board but since you cannot sail if you do not sign the release, we like to give everyone the opportunity to read the document prior to the trip.
If you are planning on taking any courses while you’re on board, please fill out and return the following documents to the office:
- Diving Medical release. If the answer to any of the questions on this release is yes, we will need a doctor’s sign-off to start any coursework – which is hard to get in the middle of the ocean so help us plan ahead for your trip!
- Student registration form. Contact us to find out what specialties are available on your trip!
|Bahamas||Florida Keys||St. Croix||Virgin Islands||Mona Island,
|Departure city||Miami||Miami||Frederiksted||Charlotte Amalie,
|Airport code||MIA or FLL||MIA or FLL||STX||STT||MAZ or BQN|
|Passport required||Yes||No||No||Yes (for BVIs)||No|
|Customs port fees||$120 cash||None||None||$80 cash||None|
Departure Times and Days
Accommodations and directions to Juliet:
In Miami (Bahamas and select Florida Keys departures) – 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL
In Key West (select Florida Keys departures) – 245 Front Street, Key West, FL
In St. Thomas (All Virgin Islands departures) – Ferry Terminal on Veterans Drive, Charlotte Amalie
Recommended Packing List
Soft sided luggage is recommended, and pack light – you probably won’t wear half of what you bring!
Don’t forget toiletries and medicine cabinet items especially if you have favorite brands; including aspirin, cold medicine, soap and shampoo. Shower towels and wash clothes are provided, as well as deck towels for drying off after your dives.
Feel free to bring your favorite CDs and DVDs. We have a full entertainment system on board!
* A note on sunscreens: We strongly recommend you purchase reef-friendly sunscreens. Research estimates that between 5,000 and 15,000 tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers into the ocean annually, and most of these sunscreens contain ingredients that cause harmful algae blooms and coral bleaching. We encourage you to check your sunscreens and avoid any that contain the following ingredients: oxybenzone, paraben, cinnamate, benzophenon, camphor derivatives. To do your part, use biodegradable, natural sunscreens to help protect the reefs. Look for sunscreens that have active ingredients such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Sunscreens that are safe for infants or labeled “Baby” are often great choices, such as Neutrogena or Aveno. Some other suggestions are: CaribbeanSolutions, Badger, Alba MINERAL Protection, Mexitan, Soleo organics, UV natural. (References: HuffPo, National Park Service, The Guardian, Environmental Contamination and Toxicology)
Dive Gear Packing List
- Mask, fins, and snorkel (recommended for spearfishing!)
- Dive Light plus fresh batteries and tank light or cyalume sticks (required for night dives)
Weights, weight belts, and tanks are provided. Each passenger has their own dedicated dive station in which to store their gear.
On the boat, in addition to a VHF radio, we have a satellite phone and e-mail. Passengers can use these for ship to shore communication. There is a fee for non-emergency use. Your family and friends at home should contact Juliet Sailing and Diving at 1-866-558-5438 and we will contact the boat.
Will I get seasick?
Possibly, and if it is going to happen it usually occurs on the first day before you’ve grown your sea legs. If you have any concerns and are thinking of taking a Dramamine type product, it has been recommended that you start taking these products 24hrs prior to departure. Read the product label before use.