Terms and Conditions

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LIABILITY
THE CORTEZ CLUB, it’s agents, affiliates shall not be liable financially or otherwise to any persons for: non-performance or unsatisfactory service; for injury to persons, including death; for loss, delay or expenses arising from strikes, war, weather, quarantine, sickness, government regulation or other causes: for loss of property or damage thereto; or for any act or omission or default or non-performance of any of it’s employees, agents, carriers, ground operators, or any other supplier of services.

Expeditions of the sort on which you are embarking involve travel to remote locations, often far from medical services. Such travel is with risk. you are thus required to be in good physical and mental health and we strongly urge you to check with your insurance agent to guarantee that you are adequately covered for any eventualities. Trip insurance, therefore is highly recommended to protect your person, property and investment. Notwithstanding, take note that if an accident occurs in certain locations, medical care may not be available or adequate. It is incumbent on each individual to determine his or her ability to participate. Dive insurance is mandatory and proof is required, said insurance may be purchased on site.

THE CORTEZ CLUB, it’s agents and affiliates, reserve the right to effect any modification or change in the itinerary including changes for reasons of comfort or safety, either before or after the acheduled date of departure, that circumstances dictate, including cancellation for undersubscription and for other conditions beyond its control including acts of God and the like.

All expedition reservations are made by application. Therefore, THE CORTEZ CLUB reserves the right to deny acceptance of any application, at any time, for any reason. THE CORTEZ CLUB, it’s agents and affiliates also reserve the right to require any participant to withdraw from the trip for just cause, at any time when, at the discretion of the trip leader, carrier, or service supplier, the participant’s acts or conduct are deemed to be detrimental or incompatible with the interests, safety and/or welfare of the individual and/or the expedition team. In the event of such forced withdrawal, a refund, less advances, deposits, and other expenses made for, or incurred on behalf of the participant, covering the unfinished part of the tour, will be made as soon as possible without further obligation or restitution. Participants accept this authority as a condition of joining the expedition.

PRICES, DEPOSITS and REFUNDS
The stated cost per person is based on transportation, land arrangements, and such other elements as may pertain, calculated on conditions, including monetary exchange rates, at the time of publication and are therefore subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Prices are based on double occupancy where applicable. Single occupancy supplements may be booked at extra cost on a space available basis. All prices, deposits and other payments are expressed in U.S. funds.

Except when specifically stated otherwise in individual tour offerings, payments and refunds shall be made as follows: deposits for all trips are 25% of the trip price. Deposit is due immediately upon verbal or written acceptance of application. If booked less than 90 days prior to the stated date of departure, full payment is due at the time the reservation is confirmed. In the event of cancellation, upon receipt of cancellation request in writing, received up to 90 days prior to departure, cancellation fee will be 25% of Monies received. 50% for cancellations received 90 – 45 days prior to departure date. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 45 days prior to departure date.

Lacking receipt of written request for cancellation, if the balance of payment has not been received by the due date, THE CORTEZ CLUB reserves the right to consider the booking cancelled. Reinstatement of a reservation is contingent upon space availability and receipt of $50.00 fee covering reinstatement costs.

Cancellation or change of air reservations is subject to all rules and regulations applicable to the carriers involved.

There will be no refund for any absence from a trip (unless arranged for at the time of booking), or for cost of activities or elements missed.

All claims for refunds must be made in writing within 60 days after the termination of the trip. In the case of voluntary interruption of a trip by a participant without cause, whether by means of failing to join a trip, or by leaving prior to completion, no refunds will be made.