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Scuba Diving Related Movies & COVID-19

This is how I look and feel after cancelling my trip and requesting refunds or credits.

Yesterday, I made a hard yet easy decision to cancel my dive trip to the Red Sea later this month. First, I received a message that stated one of my flights was rescheduled which affected my entire itinerary. So, I had no other choice but to cancel everything considering the current events.

Meanwhile, here in New York, the National Guard has been deployed to the suburbs to help contain COVID-19. And people in the surrounding areas have cleared out most grocery stores. Even my favorite ice cream bars were sold out at Wholefoods.

I’m still working on refunds and/or credits from my travel partners but the major round trip cost from NYC to Cairo was immediately refunded. Thanks American Airlines! The dive liveaboard (Heaven Saphir) also allowed me to reschedule to later in the year.

I booked several hotels and connecting flights through Expedia, Brussels Air and Egypt Air. I can not even connect to their respective call centers at the moment. I’ve tried via telephone and received immediate busy signals and also tried their web-based chat boxes where available. No luck so far! If I can’t make progress in the next few days, I’ll ask my credit companies to help. I also have travel insurance and will file a claim if my efforts do not work. Hopefully, I’ll be able to resolve everything over the next few days.

Since I won’t be diving soon and will be spending a lot of time on hold with call centers. I figured I would put together a list of scuba diving related movies. Here’s a mix of informative and fun scuba diving related movies to help pass the time (if you are self-quarantined).

Black Water Gold

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
For Your Eyes Only

Men of Honor
The Abyss
Chasing Coral
Deep Sea 3D

Blue Planet

Blue Planet II

For Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel advice visit the World Health Organization. Stay Safe!

11 thoughts on “Scuba Diving Related Movies & COVID-19

  1. Even your favourite ice-cream!!! 🤨 I’m starting to realise how crazy things are becoming in the UK too – yesterday one of the supermarkets I went into looked like a Christmas Eve scene – the queues and congestion was manic. It’s like mission impossible to find soap and toilet roll, and don’t even mention antibacterial gel – that’s like a lottery win if you fond any. I don’t want to jump on the panic-buying band-waggon but there comes a point when you have to start looking out for yourself…..Take care where you are, and lets hope this whole thing starts to simmer down soon 🔆

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  2. Things a bit mad here in Dublin also but the panic shopping seems to have eased a bit. You made the right call re your diving trip – there’ll be other times I’m sure.

    Take care. Marie

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    1. Yes, there will other opportunity to dive. I think, I’m more upset that the grocery store ran out of my favorite ice cream bars then canceling my trip. But I do feel sorry for all the people who are battling the virus now.


  3. Ah I had to cancel my Red Sea plans too.. I am hoping that by the time all is well and we can go diving again The Red Sea also would have had a decent break and will be even more beautiful. Stay safe and healthy and thanks for the movie list!

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