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Use my days at Kri Eco in Raja Ampat

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Because of a medical problem, an eye infection, I have decided to leave the Kri Eco Resort in Raja Ampat two weeks early. KriEco has a "no refunds" policy so they will not refund any of the money I paid for these days. But there is no rule that says I cannot GIVE my remaining two weeks to someone else. Those days run from 25 November to 8 December with departure on 9 December. The dates are not changeable. You will have a single room and the unlimited diving package which includes all diving except the more distant destinations.

 

You will have to buy your own air ticket to Sorong from where ever you are. And may have to pay for your boat transfers to and from Kri Eco. I think their normal transfer days from Sorong are on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. If you can make it to Sorong by tomorrow morning, 25 November, you would have two full weeks at Kri Eco. If you make it there for the Sunday, 29 December transfer you would have ten days.

 

The daily rate for my stay was about €250 per day and I would like to see someone get some benefit from this.

 

I will have to supply Kri Eco with the name and transfer date of whoever takes my place, so please email me to let me know if you are interested and on what schedule you might make it to Sorong. My email address is fbavendam@hotmail.com.

 

Fred

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Hello Everyone,

 

I have received many emails offering to use my remaining time at Kri Eco, so whatever happens, there is no need to email me. Lots of potential takers already. The very first person who contacted me will get the days. Maybe.

 

DAN may not allow me to give away the remaining two weeks of my stay and still file a claim for trip interruption for medical reasons. I'm having a lot of trouble contacting DAN. Called them from Kri with my mobile phone and gave the guy who answered my name and my DAN number and my Indonesian mobile phone number. He said they wouldn't call back just call back. Would do that only if the call was interrupted. My prepaid minutes ran out while I was left on hold. I'm now in the Makassar airport and when I try to call the DAN US number I get the message that that phone number is no longer in service. Who knows what will happen when I make it to Bali without their pre-approved. Why do they make it so hard to get in touch with them?

 

A DanScam? NO attempt to do a good deed goes unpunished.

 

Fred

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Hi Fred, sorry to hear about your hard time with DAN. I heard many negative things about DAN especially when come to claiming. You might want to look into DiveAssure in the future, they're one stop shop for travel/dive insurance and my local dive shop recommended them.

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Hi Everyone,

 

I made it to Bali and was able to get in contact with DAN. And so far they have been very supportive and very helpful by recommending an ophthalmologist for me to see. The diagnosis is conjunctivitis, which I'm now treating with prescription eyedrops and an oral anti-inflammatory. So the medical situation is now under control and DAN has been very helpful. And has my thanks.

 

Concerning my idea that I might be able to give someone else my unused days at Kri Eco since Kri Eco was unwilling to refund any of my money. DAN has ruled this out. Or ruled it out if I want to make a "travel interruption" claim for reimbursement of the unused portion of my time at Kri Eco. Since the amount of money involved is several thousand dollars, I do want to try to recover whatever I can. And, unfortunately, my DAN policy will not allow me to give the days to anyone else.

 

My apologies to everyone who took the time and effort to write to me asking about this possibility. And my tank you's for their get-well wishes.

 

Fred

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