1. Key Terms
“Best Price Guarantee” means the guarantee issued by ScubaDiveMaps™, stating that ScubaDiveMaps.com offers the best rate for a Dive Service and that no lower rate can be found online for the equivalent Dive Service with the same check-in and check-out dates and the same booking conditions.
“Booking” means agreements between Diver and Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel). ScubaDiveMaps™ facilitates this Booking and hold no responsibility for the Dive Service or Accommodation supplied by the Host to the Diver.
“Diver” or “Scuba Diver” or “Guest” or “You” means a website visitor who requests from Host a booking reservation via the Website.
“Force Majeure Event” means any of the following events affecting multiple Divers: war, riots, fire, flood, hurricane, typhoon, earthquake, lightning, explosion, strikes, prolonged shortage of energy supplies, and acts of state or governmental action.
“Host” or “Partner” means a Dive Center, Live aboard or Hotel (Property operator).
“Host Content” means all Content that a Hosts (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) posts, uploads and makes available through the Website.
“Published” means Published Online.
“ScubaDiveMaps™” is a registered trademark and is the property of ScubaDiveMaps™ and includes Website and Services.
“Service” means the online reservation system of ScubaDiveMaps™ through which Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) can make their Dive Services available for reservation, and through which Divers can make reservations and payments.
“Dive Services” means service provided by property or dive operator operator like accommodations, scuba dives, dive cruises, dive courses and equipment rent which can be booked through ScubaDiveMaps™ website.
“Tax” or “Taxes” mean any sales taxes, value added taxes (VAT), goods and services taxes (GST), transient occupancy taxes, tourist or other visitor taxes, accommodation taxes, fees that Host may be required by law to collect and remit to governmental agencies, and other similar fees and taxes.
“Unpublished” means not Published Online.
“Website” means the ScuBaDiveMaps™ website(s), including all pages, applications and platforms on which the Service is made available.
2. Scope of Terms & Conditions
2.0.1 By using the Website, you agree to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms. These Terms govern your access to and use of the Website. If you do not agree to these Terms, you have no right to continue using the Website.
2.0.2 Website comprise an online platform through which Hosts (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) may create Dive Services and Divers (you) may learn about and book Dive Services directly from Host. You understand and agree that ScubaDiveMaps™ is not a party to any agreements entered into between hosts and guests. ScubaDiveMaps™ has no control over the conduct of Hosts and Divers (you) disclaims all liability in this regard to the maximum extent permitted by law.
2.0.3 If you choose to make a booking of Dive Services via Website, you understand and agree that your relationship with ScubaDiveMaps™ is limited to being independent third-party contractor and you act exclusively on your own behalf and for your own benefit. ScubaDiveMaps™ does not control and has no right to control Host Content, your offline activities with Host or any other matters related to your booking.
You agree that by using Website, or by booking Dive Services, you have read and you understand and agree to be bound by these terms.
2.0.4 You warrant that you are at least 18 years old and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to use this Website in accordance with all terms and conditions herein. You agree to be financially responsible for use of this website.
3. How the Website work
3.0.1 The Website can be used to facilitate the Booking of Dive Services. You may view and book Dive Services as a registered or unregistered visitor. You can register and login to your account with certain third-party social networking sites like Facebook.
3.0.2 If you register and voluntarily provide personal data as part of such registration, data will be used to prefill the personal details form upon making a booking. If you are registered and logged in to your account, we will based on your activities (past searches/posted reviews/purchased bookings) give you special discounts for a selection of Dive Services.
3.0.3 Us and registered user you get access to post comments and reviews. You can cancel your registration with ScubaDiveMaps™ at any time.
3.0.4 ScubaDiveMaps™ makes available an online platform for Scuba Divers (you) and Hosts (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) to meet online and arrange for Bookings of Dive Services directly with each other. ScubaDiveMaps™ does not control the Host content, and is not responsible for disclaims and liability related to the Host Content. Any Bookings made or accepted are at the Host and/or Diver risk.
3.0.5 All information’s about Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) are based on the Host’s own content creation.
3.0.6 Itinerary information’s provided by the Host serves as sample itinerary only. Host may choose to take a different itinerary based on weather conditions, specific requests by the group of Divers, force majeure event or for any other reason. ScubaDiveMaps™ is not responsible for content or itinerary changes.
3.0.6 ScubaDiveMaps™ is not an owner or operator of Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel. ScubaDiveMaps™ responsibilities are limited to facilitating the availability of the Website.
4. Contract, Prices and Payment
4.0.1 When you make a booking through ScubaDiveMaps™ website the contract comes into effect between Scuba Diver (you) and the Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) of your choice. You pay the confirmed price directly to the Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel). Any claims and obligations out of the contract only exist between you and the Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) chosen by you. ScubaDiveMaps™ does not enter into the contract with you about the booked Dive services.
4.0.2 Prices and rates for Dive Services are created by Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) owners or representatives. ScubaDiveMaps™ is not responsible for any errors on prices referring to a Dive Services. Prices should include all taxes. Please note, that a visitor’s tax might apply in certain locations. In some countries, a local tax and/or a service charge is levied on the Dive Services rate.
4.0.3 The price of the Dive Service will be as quoted on the website, except in cases of obvious error. ScubaDiveMaps™ is under no obligation to provide Dive Service to you at an incorrect (obvious error) price, even after you have been sent booking confirmation. Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect bookings already confirmed.
4.0.4 Currency rates are based on various publicly available sources and should be used as guidelines only. Rates are not verified as accurate, and actual rates may vary. Hosts will usually charge you at the time of your stay with the local currency.
4.0.5 With certain Hosts (Live-aboard) a percentage (mostly between 25% and 35%) has to be paid to confirm/keep the reservation. Typically the remaining part will be paid (mostly 90 to 60 days) before depart date. Host reserves the right to cancel your booking if full payment is not received in a timely fashion.
4.0.6 Host will often verify the validity of the payment card and the availability of funds on the payment card.
4.0.7 In case of Live-aboard booking, the Host has the right to change the cabin allocation depending on availability. If the boat is not in good shape to go out to the open sea, Host has the right to replace the boat as long as the boat has similar standards and features. If the replaced boat lacks important facilities and features compensation can be made, but this is not an obligation and should be settled between You and Host. ScubaDiveMaps™ will not be liable for disputes arising out of boat changes.
5. Best Price guarantee
We have an agreement with Hosts to get the best price available, so you will get the lowest price possible at the time of booking, guaranteed. If you find another website and/or agent providing lower rates (Dive Service with the same check-in and check-out dates, same cabins/rooms, same extras and the same booking conditions), contact us directly and we will match or even beat the price. You will need to contact us 7 days before check-in or depart date.
6.1.1 If you want to make a booking after your search, you will have to fill in personal details about You and your credit card details. The credit card details are required to guarantee your booking. By clicking the button “Complete booking” you make a binding offer to book the selected Dive Services. All payment and charges will be made directly to the Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel).
6.1.2 Booking offer will be forwarded to the corresponding Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel). They will receive your request, which include booked Dive Service details (dive service name, rate, dates, number of divers/non divers/children and other specific requests made by you). Host will confirm or reject the Booking request within the next 24 hours, based on availability. Please, do not book your flights or any other bookings, until your request is confirmed.
6.1.3 If Host confirm your booking request within 24 hours, Host get access to your credit card details, name, e-mail and phone. If you do not get confirmation from Host within 24 hours, your Booking request will automatically expire.
6.1.4 Dive Center and Hotels/Resorts payment policy: usually you pay to the Host by yourself at the time of your stay. Prepayment are rarely asked.
6.1.5 Live aboard payment policy: Live-aboard operator will usually (according to their payment policy) charge your credit card with a percentage of booking value (mostly between 25% and 35%), the rest will be charged (mostly 60 to 90 days) before departure date.
6.1.6 By making a booking through the Website a direct contract and therefore legal relationship is created solely between You and the Host. The Host is bound to accept You as contractual party, and to handle the online booking in compliance with the Dive Service information and rate contained on the Website at the time the reservation was made and confirmed. Other than the published rate as set out in the confirmed booking shall not be charged to You (eg. administration fee, credit card charge …).
6.1.7 Complaints or claims in respect of the Dive Service offered by Host or specific requests made by You are to be dealt with by the Host, without mediation by or interference of ScubaDiveMaps™. ScubaDiveMaps™ is not responsible for and disclaims any liability in respect of such claims from You.
6.1.6 The use of the ScubaDiveMaps™ reservation system is free of charge for You.
7. Cancellation Policy
7.1.1 You do not have an automatic right to cancellation unless such rights are provided by Host under their specific cancellation and no-show policy which are provided to you during the reservation procedure and in the confirmation email. Cancellation and prepayment policies may vary according to Dive Service you booked. Free cancellations can be made before the time and date shown on cancellation policy of the booked Dive Service, which are provided to you during the reservation procedure.
7.1.2 Please note that bookings which requires prepayment (eg. live-aboard dive cruises) may be cancelled if the relevant amount(s) cannot be collected on the relevant payment date in accordance with the payment policy of the booked Dive Service. Late payment, wrong or invalid debit or credit card details or insufficient funds are for your own risk and you will not get any refund.
7.1.3 If you do not show for the first night of your reservation, but plan to check-in for subsequent nights, you must inform Host no later than the original date of check-in to prevent cancellation of the whole booking.
7.1.4 If in case of Live-aboard booking, you fail to reach the boat by the scheduled time of departure, you will be responsible for all costs involved in catching up with the boat or staying at onshore accommodation. We advise you to travel at least a day early and have an extra day on land at by Host recommended hotels.
8. User reviews
8.1.1 Confirmed reviews; You will be asked by ScubaDiveMaps™ to write reviews according to the booked Dive Services. However if you are registered and logged in you have right to write unconfirmed reviews and comments.
8.1.2 You agree that SbudaDiveMaps™ reserves the right to post these comments. ScubaDiveMaps™ reserve the right to refuse, edit or remove reviews in case of obscenities or the mention of an individual’s name.
8.1.3 You agree that ScubaDiveMaps™ exclusively retains ownership of all rights to Your reviews.
9. Links to third-party sites
ScubaDiveMaps™ Website may contain hyperlinks to external accommodation booking engines or websites. ScubaDiveMaps™ does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents or your use of them.
ScubaDiveMaps™ is committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal information. We will pass only the necessary personal information to your Host (Dive Center/Live-aboard/Hotel) in order to process your booking. We will not share your personal information with anyone other than the Host, under any circumstances.
ScubaDiveMaps™ website may have inaccuracies or typographical errors. ScubaDiveMaps™ and their affiliates do not guarantee the accuracy of and disclaim liability for the information’s, descriptions and photographs supplied by Host. Ratings displayed on ScubaDiveMaps™ website are accumulation of confirmed and not confirmed reviews and should be used us a general guidelines only.
12. Intellectual property
The Website is owned and operated by ScubaDiveMaps™. The content and information on this Website, as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and software code is proprietary of ScubaDiveMaps™ or its suppliers and providers. However, the contents of this website may be downloaded, printed or copied for your personal non-commercial use.
13. Governing law and place of jurisdiction
All legal relation between You and ScubaDiveMaps™ shall exclusively be governed by the laws of the Slovenia. If you act as a Diver and have entered into a contract while residing in another country, the application of mandatory law of such country shall not be affected by the previous sentence.
14.1.1 You are responsible for ensuring that you bring with You a valid passport with sufficient time left until expiry, a valid visa if required and/or a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate where necessary (you should inquire about immunization and prevention of tropical ailments with a doctor and follow their advice).
14.1.2 We recommend that you obtain travel insurance cover against the usual risks associated with travel, from the time of booking your holiday until the time you return home. We recommend DAN and AquaMed diving insurance.
14.1.3 You should be fully qualified Open Water divers, and hold either PADI, BSAC, NAUI or other recognized certifying agency qualifications. You should have no health problems or other physical limitations which would limit or discontinue your diving.
14.1.4 ScubaDiveMaps™ reserves the right, to modify the Website or to modify these Terms at any time and without prior notice.
15. About SubaDiveMaps™
SubaDiveMaps™ company data:
ScubaDive Maps Inc.
8 The Green, Suite #6404
Dover, DE 19901
Registration Number: 7046167
Registration date: September 6th 2018