Grenada - Aquanauts Grenada and True Blue Bay Resort

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018 (1 week)
Led by Amy Lee, REEF Trips Program and Communications Manager
19 divers maximum

With its large variety of dive sites, Grenada is known as the dive capital of the Eastern Caribbean. Colorful reefs and spectacular shipwrecks filled with fish life will thrill all types of divers. Conditions are typically excellent both above and below the water, with dive visibility normally between 50-100 feet. Grenada is also home to a world-famous underwater sculpture park and has plenty of land-based activities to enjoy during surface intervals, including hiking, visiting beautiful Grand Anse Beach, river tubing and touring historic sites. Participants will contribute to REEF's online survey database and expand their Caribbean fish ID knowledge on this dive trip.

The reefs in Grenada are beautiful and teeming with fish!

Trip Type: Fish Survey - click here to learn more!

Pricing: $1,351 per diver for double occupancy in a standard room. $1,752 per diver for single occupancy in a standard room. $831 per non-diver, based on double occupancy in a standard room.

Accommodations: True Blue Bay Resort's standard rooms have either 1 king or 2 twin beds. All rooms have a bay view, fully-equipped kitchenettes, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and TV. Please inquire with REEF Trips if intersted in pricing for room upgrades. 

Diving: The trip package includes 5 days of 2 morning boat dives, with diving beginning on Sunday, May 13 and ending on Thursday, May 17. Additional afternoon dives and/or dives on Friday are optional and can be arranged onsite. Average water temperature is in the low 80's. If you plan to dive with Nitrox (free with the trip package), please be prepared to present your certification card. Some diving will be drift diving, so it is recommended to bring a surface marker buoy. Aquanatus Grenada offers a valet diving service, and the dive crew will rinse and store gear for each diver.

Price Includes: The trip package includes 7 nights of accommodation, 5 days of 2-tank morning boat dives, free Nitrox, marine park fees, daily continental breakfast buffet, round-trip airport transfers, tanks and weights.

REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar and REEF survey materials.

Additional Fees: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF - All flights, meals apart from continental breakfast, optional additional dives $45 per dive (minimum number of divers required), optional rental gear, optional island tours (prices and itineraries vary.) Gratuities are not included in the package price and are at each individual's discretion. Insurance is not included, however REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. More information about dive travel insurance can be viewed here.

About the Trip Leader: As REEF’s Trips Program and Communications Manager, Amy organizes, plans, and promotes trips to dive destinations throughout REEF’s nine survey regions, and is also in charge of marketing for the program. Her unique educational background in marine science and journalism makes her an excellent steward for the marine environment. Amy has experience diving and conducting surveys throughout the Caribbean, Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. She is an expert level surveyor and member of REEF’s Advanced Assessment Team for the Tropical Western Atlantic region.

How to Sign Up: To reserve your space or find out more, e-mail us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869. A $500 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.

How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada (airport code GND), arriving on May 12 and departing on May 19. All participants are responsible for booking their own flights. REEF is not able to book airfare.

Transfers: Round-trip airport transfers are included in the package price. It is approximately a 10 minute ride from the airport to the hotel. Flight information will be collected from each participant in advance to arrange for an easy pickup.

Aquanauts’ spacious dive boat.

 

 

Many cryptic species, including Frogfish, can be found in Grenada.

 

 

An aerial view of True Blue Bay Resort.

 

 

The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park is a unique attraction.

True Blue Resort Website
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