The Old Gin House
Unspoiled Caribbean Diving
June 16-23, 2018
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Old-School Caribbean Charm
The moment you arrive in St. Eustatius, locally known as ‘Statia’, you immediately get that “old-school” Caribbean feeling. There are no big crowds at the airport. It lays 33 miles south of St. Maarten and has a very rich and interesting history.
This tiny island is blessed with a generally pleasant dry and sunny climate. Light northeast trade winds bring the island a constant cool breeze. St. Eustatius is untouched by the big development companies. It’s a safe and friendly island where time stood still. You can enjoy cozy restaurants and bars in Oranjestad, St. Eustatius’ one and only town. This is the place to unwind, read that book you always wanted to read and to dive the beautiful Statia waters.
The Old Gin House Hotel and restaurant is a quaint historic waterfront hotel. The hotel features well appointed rooms ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay.
The Hotel has a beautiful historic bar, restaurant, ocean terrace, pool and lobby. The Pool is located in the garden next to the garden view rooms. Loungers and pool towels await your arrival any time during the day.
We've reserved 2 oceanview rooms with a king bed, 4 gardenview rooms with 2 double beds and 2 gardenview rooms with a king bed.
We’ll be diving with Scubaqua which offers low diver to Divemaster ratios, unlimited dive time within the no-decompression limit and free Nitrox!
Exploring the many different ecosystems of St. Eustatius is diving in constant changing environments. Almost all of the 36 official sites are moored to save the reef from anchorage. They also love to drift from one site to the other to show you the true hidden treasures.
Dive sites might include:
The Grand Canyon: You dive between pinnacles fully covered with black corals. Pinnacles are submerged steep islands, and diving between them gives you the real ‘grand canyon’ feeling. If you only pay attention to the vertical walls of the pinnacles you may miss the pelagics such as eagle rays and sharks who often visit this dive site.
Or Cliffs: A big steep vertical wall brings you around the corner where we end our dive on the top of the reef where you find yellow head goby and schooling creole wrasse. Black coral grows on the deep end of the wall where pelagics swim by.
Or for our night dive, the Stenapa: A sunken barge, a tugboat and the hull of a ship are now a safe place for many (juvenile) fish. At night, huge turtles gather here to sleep and corals open their polyps to feed. The tugboat is like a firework of colors during the night, something you cannot miss!
R/T air from St. Louis to St. Eustatius (through St. Maarten on Win Air)
7 nights Garden View or Oceanview Room
5 days of 2 tank boat dives (morning dives)
5 days of 1 tank boat dives (afternoon dives)
Tank, weights & belt
Trip does not include:
Marine Park fees ($6 per dive)
Lunch & Dinner
TBD (waiting on airfare). $500 deposit at booking. Final balance is due March 30, 2018. All deposits and payments are nonrefundable unless we can fill your space. We urge everyone to consider travel insurance to protect your investment.
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strongly recommend travel
Valerie Elliott at (314) 469-8722
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