Due to the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, this trip has been postponed and will be rescheduled. The new dates have not yet been determined but will be announced as soon as more information is available. -- Join REEF's Field Survey Trip to the British Virgin Islands for a stellar Caribbean diving experience aboard the Cuan Law, the largest trimaran in the world! The British Virgin Islands have more than one-hundred spectacular dive sites to explore, including coral gardens, pinnacles, and wrecks teeming with fish. Blackbar soliderfish, glassy sweepers and eagle rays await divers in the clear, calm waters surrounding the Islands. Weather permitting, a unique Northside itinerary is planned, to allow surveyors to collect fish abundance data from less frequently-dived areas in the BVIs. Between dives, enjoy activities such as Hobie Cat sailing, kaykaing, water skiing, snorkeling or wakeboarding, or relax in a comfortable hammock onboard.
Cost per Person: $2,845 for double occupancy in an air-conditioned stateroom with private bathroom.
What is included: Your all-inclusive package includes six nights of double occupancy accommodation in a stateroom with private bathroom aboard the Cuan Law liveaboard, 3 dives per day featuring a special itinerary (weather permitting), 3 daily meals plus hors d'oeuvres and snacks, drinks including beer and wine with dinner, local taxes, and unlimited use of sporting equipment for activities including Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, water skiing, snorkeling or wakeboarding, tanks and weights.
Additional fees: A REEF Program Fee of $300 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leaders, seminar and survey materials. Transfers to and from boat not included in package price, but the Cuan Law staff can help arrange taxi transfers. Contact trips@REEF.org for more information. Crew gratuity at participant's discretion. Optional Nitrox available on board for $10/tank.
About the trip leader: Ellie serves as REEF’s Education Program Manager and is a passionate teacher of the marine environment. Ellie primarily focuses on education programs and efforts at REEF’s headquarters in Key Largo, Florida and outreach events including the annual REEF Fest. Under Ellie’s leadership, REEF’s education programs have grown to include the Ocean Explorers Camp, week long marine science programs for elementary and middle school students. Since her initial internship with REEF in 2013, Ellie has been captivated by the Volunteer Fish Survey Project, becoming an expert level surveyor and joining the Advanced Assessment Team for the Tropical Western Atlantic. Ellie is a divemaster and an experienced surveyor throughout the Caribbean.
How to book: 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.
Airport/hotel transfer information: Participants should fly into Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS) and plan to arrive in time to board the Cuan Law on Sunday, December 3, at noon at the CSY Dock, Road Town, Tortola. Please inquire about land-based lodging options if you would like to arrive early. Disembarkation will be at 10am on the following Saturday, December 9, in Road Town. Anyone with early morning flights can be run in by that boat tenders before the boat comes in to meet their taxi transfer. Bags can be left aboard for the afternoon to accommodate later departures. All transfers to and from the boat are at participant's expense; however, the Cuan Law can help arrange these transfers.