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If you never heard about this small, undiscovered island in the Caribbean, it's only because it's a well-kept secret. Unaffected by mass tourism is not your average Caribbean island, imagine the Caribbean about 25 or 30 years ago and you get close.
The reefs surrounding Sint Eustatius are flourishing in a protected marine park. Underwater you will experience what much of the Caribbean must have looked like many years ago. The eye-catching volcano “the Quill” dominates the island with its impressive crater and is responsible for the huge amount of lava flows and blocks under the surface. These old labyrinths of lava are now fully overgrown with coral and sponges.
Combine these reefs with numerous historical dive sites and more recent sunk wrecks and you got yourself a divers paradise!
- $ 1,495 per diver based on double occupancy in a garden view room
- $ 1,795 per diver for single occupancy in a garden view room
- Ask for a non-diver rate
- Earn your Marine Ecology Certification, along with working with REEF Education and surveying regional fish and marine life.(add. cost/diver)
Scubaqua and The Old Gin House is located within a few steps of the dive shop. The package accommodation is a garden view room, with either 1 king or 2 double beds, which are able to be combined into 1 bed by request. All garden view rooms include mahogany beds, colonial-style furniture, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. The hotel also has several oceanfront rooms and suites. Room upgrades are subject to an additional fee and are dependent on availability. For more information about rooms, please visit the Old Gin House webpage. Please inquire with Outer Reef Scuba if you wish to upgrade to a different room type.
The trip package includes 7 nights, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, 1-afternoon dive during the week, beginning on Saturday, October 10th and ending on Saturday, October 17th, 2020. Nitrox is included for certified divers - please be prepared to present your Nitrox certification card. The average water temperature in St. Eustatius during the time of the trip is approximately 80 degrees F. Most dive sites are within a 5-20 minute boat ride from the dock.
The trip package includes 7 nights of accommodation, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, 1-afternoon dive during the week, Nitrox, daily breakfast, meal plan (4-lunches, 4-3 course dinners) round-trip airport transfers, welcome cocktail, and use of kayaks.
The following costs are not included. All flights and associated travel to and from St. Eustatius, meals and drinks outside of the meal plan, additional dives outside of the package inclusions, optional rental gear. Gratuities are not included in the trip package and are at each individual's discretion.
Travel insurance is not included. Outer Reef Scuba strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. Outer Reef partners with DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers.
About Your Trip Leader:
Instructors and shop owners, Ryan and Elizabeth are marine life enthusiasts. With over 25 years of combined diving experience, they are no strangers to diving the tropical waters of the Caribbean. If this will be the first time you visit the virtually untouched marine park of Sint Eustatius, we will be excited to share this experience with you.
How to Sign Up:
To reserve your space or find out more, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 317-296-4004. A $ 500 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. Visit our Trip Policy Page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.