Dates and Prices

2018 School Dates

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3
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7
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8
Cuba22
June
-
5
July
29
June
-
12
July
6
July
-
19
July
13
July
-
26
July
20
July
-
2
August
27
July
-
9
August
Dominica11
June
-
23
June
18
June
-
30
June
25
June
-
7
July
2
July
-
14
July
9
July
-
21
July
16
July
-
28
July
23
July
-
4
August
Ecuador and the Galapagos12
June
-
25
June
19
June
-
2
July
26
June
-
9
July
3
July
-
16
July
10
July
-
23
July
17
July
-
30
July
24
July
-
6
August
31
July
-
13
August
Fiji10
June
-
23
June
17
June
-
30
June
24
June
-
7
July
1
July
-
14
July
8
July
-
21
July
15
July
-
28
July
22
July
-
4
August
29
July
-
11
August
Honduras13
June
-
26
June
20
June
-
3
July
27
June
-
10
July
4
July
-
17
July
11
July
-
24
July
18
July
-
31
July
25
July
-
7
August
Indonesia12
June
-
25
June
19
June
-
2
July
26
June
-
9
July
3
July
-
16
July
10
July
-
23
July
17
July
-
30
July
24
July
-
6
August
Madagascar17
June
-
29
June
24
June
-
6
July
1
July
-
13
July
8
July
-
20
July
15
July
-
27
July
22
July
-
3
August
Mexico25
June
-
8
July
2
July
-
15
July
9
July
-
22
July
16
July
-
29
July
23
July
-
5
August
30
July
-
12
July
Peru10
June
-
22
June
24
June
-
6
July
8
July
-
20
July
22
July
-
3
August
South Africa9
June
-
22
June
16
June
-
29
June
23
June
-
6
July
30
June
-
13
July
7
July
-
20
July
14
July
-
27
July
21
July
-
3
August
28
July
-
10
August
Great Rift Valley12
June
-
25
June
19
June
-
2
July
26
June
-
9
July
3
July
-
16
July
10
July
-
23
July
17
July
-
30
July
24
July
-
6
August
Transylvania20
June
-
3
July
4
July
-
17
July
18
July
-
31
July
1
August
-
14
August
Croatia14
June
-
27
June
21
June
-
4
July
28
June
-
11
July
5
July
-
18
July
12
July
-
25
July
19
July
-
1
August
26
July
-
8
August

Expedition Fees

The cost of all the expeditions payable to Opwall is:

2017 and 2018

£1,225 (UK, Europe, Middle East)

Can$2,075 (Canada)

2017: US$1,925 (US, China, SE Asia, Central and South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand)

2018: US$1,900 (US, China, SE Asia, Central and South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand)

This cost covers all the transport around the sites from the start and finish points of the expedition at all sites except Madagascar, South Africa, China and Ecuador. The cost also covers food, accommodation, training courses that form part of the schools programmes (e.g. PADI Open Water dive training), diving or snorkelling, participation in the various science projects, safety and medical cover and medical and evacuation insurance cover. In addition one teacher goes free for each group of every 8 students or part-thereof.

Travel costs

The travel costs to and from the start and finish point of the expeditions are not included in the expedition costs. The international and in-country travel costs vary enormously depending in which country the school is based and the distance/cost of travel once in-country. For some countries (e.g. Transylvania, Honduras, Mexico) the start of the expeditions is not far from the international arrival point, whereas for others (e.g. Madagascar, Indonesia) the travel is much more extensive. When deciding which of the expeditions would be of most interest please ask your local Opwall office to send you a costings sheet for the expedition which includes the per person expedition costs, an estimate of the international travel costs, the internal travel costs and sum to cover the costs of the accompanying teacher.

Insurance

Opwall has insurance in place to provide medical and repatriation cover up to £1million for all participants in the expedition. In addition to this medical cover it is advisable to check that the school insurance cover for participants on school trips also includes medical cover for existing medical conditions, trip cancellation, flight interruption and loss of personal baggage or other items. If the policy does not include these elements then additional insurance can be purchased. See travel advice (www.opwall.com) for more details about insurance.

Organising the packages

For UK schools, Opwall can provide a complete package for the expedition including international travel, in-country travel and teacher flights costs so the whole expedition can be invoiced through the Opwall office. In Canada the expeditions are packaged through Victor Travel who offer a similar service. All schools outside the UK or Canada will need to organise their international flights, although the various regional Opwall offices will help with getting flight quotes and have preferred flight agents who are generally quoting the best prices. Once the international flights are organised then Opwall will organise your in-country travel to and from the start and finish points of the expeditions and this will be invoiced separately. Schools can book as a group and collect the part payments for the expedition. There is also the option for each of the group members to be invoiced individually by Opwall for the various part payments.

2017 School Dates

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Cuba23
June
-
6
July
30
June
-
13
July
7
July
-
20
July
14
July
-
27
July
21
July
-
3
August
28
July
-
10
August
Dominica12
June
-
24
June
19
June
-
1
July
26
June
-
8
July
3
July
-
15
July
10
July
-
22
July
17
July
-
29
July
24
July
-
5
August
Ecuador and the Galapagos13
June
-
26
June
20
June
-
3
July
27
June
-
10
July
4
July
-
17
July
11
July
-
24
July
18
July
-
31
July
25
July
-
7
August
Fiji11
June
-
24
June
18
June
-
1
July
25
June
-
8
July
2
July
-
15
July
9
July
-
22
July
16
July
-
29
July
23
July
-
5
August
30
July
-
12
August
Guyana20
June
-
3
July
27
June
-
10
July
4
July
-
17
July
11
July
-
24
July
18
July
-
31
July
25
July
-
7
August
Honduras7
June
-
20
June
14
June
-
27
June
21
June
-
4
July
28
June
-
11
July
5
July
-
18
July
12
July
-
25
July
19
July
-
1
August
26
July
-
8
August
Indonesia13
June
-
26
June
20
June
-
3
July
27
June
-
10
July
4
July
-
17
July
11
July
-
24
July
18
July
-
31
July
25
July
-
7
August
Madagascar18
June
-
30
June
25
June
-
7
July
2
July
-
14
July
9
July
-
21
July
16
July
-
28
July
23
July
-
4
August
Mexico19
June
-
2
July
26
June
-
9
July
3
July
-
16
July
10
July
-
23
July
17
July
-
30
July
24
July
-
6
August
31
July
-
13
August
Peru19
March
-
1
April
11
June
-
23
June
25
June
-
7
July
9
July
-
21
July
23
July
-
4
August
South Africa18
March
-
14
April
10
June
-
23
June
17
June
-
30
June
24
June
-
7
July
1
July
-
14
July
8
July
-
21
July
15
July
-
28
July
22
July
-
4
August
29
July
-
11
August
Tanzania and Malawi13
June
-
26
June
20
June
-
3
July
27
June
-
10
July
4
July
-
17
July
11
July
-
24
July
18
July
-
31
July
Transylvania14
June
-
27
June
21
June
-
4
July
28
June
-
11
July
5
July
-
18
July
12
July
-
25
July
19
July
-
1
August
26
July
-
8
August
2
August
-
15
August
Croatia15
June
-
28
June
22
June
-
5
July
29
June
-
12
July
6
July
-
19
July
13
July
-
26
July
20
July
-
2
August
27
July
-
9
August