The charming island of Nevis is known for its quiet villages, lush green mountains, and tranquil beaches. Nevis is separated from its sister island, St. Kitts, by a two-mile stretch of water known as the Narrows, home to interesting marine life like barracudas, eagle rays, and other fish. The leeward and windward sides of the island have plenty of variety including reefs, wrecks, and volcanic vents to explore. The picturesque topside scenery of this quaint Caribbean island makes this the ideal destination for both divers and non-divers to enjoy. Oualie Beach Resort is a family-owned hotel located right on the beach, and the gingerbread-style cottages reflect the traditional Caribbean architecture.
Trip Type: Fish Survey - click here to learn more!
Pricing: $2,087 per diver based on double occupancy in a deluxe room. $2,794 per diver for single occupancy. Non-diver rates also available; please contact REEF Trips for more information.
Accommodations: The standard accommodation is a deluxe room. Rooms are air-conditioned and have either 1 queen or 2 double beds. All rooms have a beach view, screened veranda, coffee maker, mini fridge, TV, and safe.
Diving: The trip package includes 5 days of 2 tank morning boat dives, with diving beginning on Sunday, March 10 and ending on Thursday, March 14. Average water temperature is approximately 79 degrees fahrenheit. Tanks, weights and weight belts are included in the cost of the trip. Nitrox is available by request for an additional fee.
Price Includes: This trip includes seven nights of double occupancy accommodation in a deluxe room, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, full meal plan (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner), round-trip airport transfers if traveling with the group on the arrival and departure days, taxes, service charges, green surcharge, tanks, weights, and weight belts.
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, alcoholic beverages, optional Nitrox and rental gear, gratuities, and insurance. Gratuities 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 is available here.
About the Trip Leader: Janna Nichols works extensively with the Volunteer Fish Survey Project as REEF's Citizen Science Program Manager. She coordinates REEF's social media presence and also established REEF's online Fishinar program. Janna is passionate about underwater photography and marine life identification, and many of her photos appear in west coast marine life ID guides, publications, and online resources. Having completing more than 1,000 REEF surveys, she is a member of REEF's Golden Hamlet Club and is an expert level surveyor in the Pacific Coast, Hawaii and Tropical Western Atlantic regions.
How to Sign Up: To reserve your space on this trip or find out more, e-mail us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869. If booking greater than 180 days prior to trip departure, a $500 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. If booking within 180 days of departure, the deposit and any other corresponding payments will be due 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 Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on St. Kitts, arriving on Saturday, March 9 and departing on March 16. All participants are responsible for booking their own airfare. REEF is not able to book air travel for participants.
Transfers: Transfers are included in the trip package if traveling in a group of 6 or more. The transfer details will be arranged by the resort. Guests will be transported from the airport via taxi bus, followed by a water taxi ride to the resort.