This year marks a significant milestone for Fly & Sea Dive Adventures — one of North America’s leading dive travel companies. For 20 years, their customers have enjoyed exceptional, well-organized dive adventures all around the world.
The root of Fly & Sea’s success is in what they have in common with their clients; company owner Petra Hermes recalls, “We purchased a neighborhood travel agency in North Delta in 1997, and immediately decided to specialize — what better niche market than combining our own passions for scuba diving and adventure travel!”
They started by knocking on the doors of dive shops in the Greater Vancouver area, exhibiting at meetings of local dive clubs, hosting events with respected dive operators, and direct mail. Today Fly & Sea works with over 50 dive shops across North America and travel agencies as a wholesaler, in addition to providing custom trips for private groups, clubs and individuals.
Fly & Sea has organized adventures for their clients in every corner of the world – from Antarctica to the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean to South Africa, from Iceland to Micronesia, and the Red Sea to Southeast Asia. Beyond their specialty of premium dive travel packages, they’re also a full service IATA accredited travel company, providing access to the travel industry’s best tools and product offerings. This includes airline tickets, travel insurance, sightseeing, and hotel and car bookings. Fly & Sea works with all major liveaboards, dive resorts, and dive operators around the world.
“After we hosted a few group trips of our own,” recalls Petra, “we quickly recognized the importance of working closely with dive shops for both their group trips as well as individual travelers. Our close partnerships around the world are a big part of our enduring success. Now on our 20th anniversary, I’m so proud of Fly & Sea’s staff and business partners, and am grateful for all our clients who’ve trusted us to send them on unforgettable adventures around the world.
We’ve come a long way since we started, have weathered many changes in the travel industry, and are very excited about our future as we continue to grow. To this day we are driven by the desire to deliver exceptional vacation experiences to our clients. We cater to divers who are looking for unique experiences, while knowing their travel plans are in the hands of a team of travel professionals who care deeply about a seamless and hassle-free vacation experience“.
To celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary, several key events and promotions will take place throughout the year. Watch for announcements on the company’s website, facebook page and in their e-newsletter.