Join REEF Co-founder Paul Humann, alongside Volunteer Fish Survey Project Assistant Jonathan Lavan, to finesse your fish identification skills in the beautiful mountainous island of Saba, known as the "Unspoiled Goddess." Paul and Jonathan will lead REEF presentations each afternoon, using their own award-winning underwater photographs to educate trip participants about the many wonders found on the reefs surrounding this eco-friendly island. In addition to enjoying the excellent diving offered at Saba Marine Park, participants are invited to attend Sea Saba's special "Sea and Learn" seminars, which occur during October of every year. "Sea and Learn" features a variety of naturalists, scientists and academics in fields ranging from sharks and seagrasses to spiders and orchids, who will conduct nightly presentations. These same experts also work with Saba's school children to ensure the next generation continues to have appreciation for the nature of Saba.Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in field and research projects or assist in nature surveys conducted as part of "Sea and Learn." After each fantastic day of diving, surveying and educational seminars from both REEF and "Sea and Learn" experts, trip participants will also be treated to special group dinners at a variety of restaurants located throughout the island.

Cost per person:$1,580 for double occupancy in garden view room

What is included:Your all-inclusive package includes 7 nights of accommodation at Juliana's Hotel, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives with Sea Saba Dive Center plus 1 extra afternoon dive, hotel tax and service charge, round-trip airport/ferry transfers, three daily meals including special group dinners at local restaurants around the island, welcome cocktail at Tropics Cafe, tanks, weights and weight belts.

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. Paid on premises: Saba Marine Park fees (currently $4/dive per diver) and Nature Fees (currently $1/night per person.) Airport departure tax not included. Optional nitrox available for $59 per person for the week, optional additional dives available for $50 per tank, optional night dives available for $80 per tank.

Airport/hotel transfer information:Participants will fly into/out of Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on St. Maarten. From there, participants may get to Saba by either air or sea. If traveling by air, participants may book a connecting flight via Windward Island Airways to Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB) on Saba. Flight time is approximately 12 minutes. If traveling by sea, participants may reserve a spot aboard the Dawn II ferry. Check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure to clear immigration. Transportation to and from the Saba airport or ferry dock at Saba is included in the package price. *PLEASE NOTE: As of Sept. 19, we have been informed that the Dawn II ferry has been pulled for maintenance and will not be available for travel during the week of the REEF trip. 

How to book: To reserve your space or find out more, e-mail us at, 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.

About the trip leader: Paul Humann, co-founder of REEF and co-author of more than nine marine life field guides, was the first to photograph many species in their natural habitats. He is renowned in the photography and diving industries. In 2006, Paul was recognized with the DEMA Reaching Out Award and subsequently joined the DEMA Hall of Fame. Later, in 2007, Paul was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in recognition of his many contributions to how we understand the underwater world. 

Breathtaking views from the top of the island. Photo credit: Saba Tourism Board

Quant towns and steep hillsides. Photo by Jonathan Lavan.

 A colorful underwater scene in Saba. Photo credit: Saba Tourism Board