About Us

Responsible and sustainable travel

 

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Who We Are

We are a family-owned company dedicated to providing the best possible travel experience.  We are all travelers and have experienced both great and not-so-great travel.  We have teamed up with a select group of resorts and ground operators that we know and that we have worked with for many years.  We are dedicated to making your vacation and adventures everything that you, your group, your scuba shop, your club, and your family expect.  We are dedicated to our clients and their needs.

Our founder has been involved in the scuba diving industry as an instructor, store manager, and group leader.  He has worked in the travel industry as a dive travel wholesale specialist and program coordinator for Eco-Challenge Adventure Travel. He was certified in 1982 as a PADI diver and he was hooked – he became an instructor with YMCA and CMAS in 1985 in Germany helping to train upwards of 500 divers a year.  After years of diving in Europe and the Mediterranean, he experienced warm water for the first time in 1988, and as they say, the rest is history.  In 1995 he became a NAUI instructor in southern California.  His diving and travel career really started in 1988 after retiring from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service.

 

Why Travel With Us?

We are a wholesale adventure travel company. We work with sporting retailers in many sporting disciplines, scuba shops, dive instructors, travel agents, clubs, and, of course, individuals.  Our goal is to provide the absolute best experience that can possibly be achieved in the airline, land, or live-aboard trip that our clients are seeking.  We have extensive experience in arranging group travel for some of the largest groups, from many wide spread locations to some of the most extreme and isolated destinations on the planet, as well as developing customized vacations for individuals, families, and honeymoon couples.

1. Why would you use Sportours Travel Services? Well it’s a simple answer with a short explanation. Have you ever booked a trip to this fantastic resort on the beach with all of the amenities that you could ever want? Then when you arrive, you find that the resort may have been great 20 years ago but hasn’t seen a paintbrush or mop in that time, and the amenities, well, they are there, scattered through town somewhere, and oh, the town is 5 miles away! We’ve been there and know the feeling. How about you’re working with a travel agent and you say blue they say pink, you say king they say twin? OK, you get the picture.

 

palm-tree-icon2. When you book a trip with Sportours Travel Services you work one-on-one with us; we will get to know what you are interested in and what you expect when you travel. We will make sure that every trip that you take with us will always be the best. Period.

 
 
suitecase-icon small3. Are you happy booking your vacations online not knowing who you are actually dealing with or anything more than what you read about a location? Well, we hope not.  We work directly with the properties and operators that we book, we know the owners or the management and even some of the staff, so when we say that a location has a beautiful beach or that the diving is some of the best in the world, it’s because we have been there and we have experienced what we are selling you.

 

icon34. In 1979, Sister Sledge released “We Are Family”. Well we believe that we all are family, and that we should treat all our clients as family. We care about this small orb that we call home; it’s the only one we have. Our motto is simple: ”Striving to promote earth-friendly tourism and foster awareness for the natural environment.” By simply traveling and experiencing different cultures and understanding geography, you will help to achieve a better world. With your understanding and concern about the different peoples that you encounter, you will become more in tune with our world family.

 

mission statement

Striving to promote earth–friendly tourism and foster awareness for the natural environment.

To provide the best possible diving and adventure travel that we possibly can tailor to our clients, be it individuals or groups.

To work closely with our preferred destinations to ensure that all our clients have the experience that they expect.

To ensure that the local peoples enjoy a better quality of live though the efforts of our clients and partners in tourism, and the NGOs that we support and recommend.

 

License and member logos

California Seller of Travel # CST 2111489-40

Member of TCRC
Diving Equipment and Marketing Association
CSA Travel Protection