Tobago's unique location in the southern Caribbean results in rich biodiversity. Outflow from the Orinoco River in Venezuela feeds this area with an abundance of nutrients, which in turn attracts lots of fish. Speyside Inn offers spectacular ocean views and a relaxing experience, while Tobago Dive Experience brings guests to the pristine, world-class reefs and clear waters.
Project Focus: The purpose of this trip is to conduct fish surveys to support REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Click here to learn more about participating in fish surveys on a REEF Field Survey Trip!
Best Suited For: Divers
Accommodations: Speyside Inn offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations, a full-service restaurant (breakfast is included in the package price), a bar, and a garden-side swimming pool. Located just steps from the Tobago Dive Experience.
Diving: There will be five days of two-tank morning dives starting on Sunday, July 28. Nitrox can be added for certified divers for an additional fee of $150 for the 10 dives. Additional dives can be scheduled with the dive shop upon arrival. The average water temperature is 80 degrees F and a 3-5mm wetsuit is recommended. Tanks, weights, and weight belts are included in the cost of the package.
Pricing, Inclusions, and Other Fees
|Speyside Inn Hotel|
|Double Occ. Diver||$1,242|
|Single Occ. Diver||$1,610|
Your Package Includes: The trip package includes seven nights of accommodation, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, breakfast daily, tanks, weights, and r/t ground transfer from the airport.
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 - Not Included: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF. All flights and associated travel to and from Tobago, additional dives outside of the package inclusions, and optional rental gear. Gratuities are not included in the trip package and are at each individual's discretion.
To reserve your space, email trips@REEF.org or call 305-588-5869. A $500 per person deposit will be due to confirm your reservation. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
Tobago Travel Info
Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.
How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Tobago's A. N. R. Robinson International Airport (TAB) arriving on Saturday, July 27, and departing the following Saturday, August 3. It is recommended to fly into Trinidad and then take a hopper flight from Caribbean Airlines directly to Tobago. Participants are responsible for booking their own airfare to Tobago.
Transfers: Round-trip transfers from the airport to the resort are included in the trip package. Guests will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Speyside Inn.
Passports, Documentation, and Visas: Visitors are required to have a return ticket and a current passport that is valid beyond the date of their return ticket. Residents of certain countries may need a valid visa to enter Tobago. Please consult the appropriate consulate to be sure you have the appropriate documentation for travel.
COVID-19 Considerations: It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they understand and comply with all local requirements (for entry and visit as a tourist) of the host destination, and for exit and entry requirements for their home country. Be prepared for your plans to change. Be sure your travel insurance covers COVID-related issues. No travel is risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example, due to a new COVID-19 variant. Please be aware that REEF is not a travel agent. We are doing our best to interpret the information provided by our trip vendor and the host country’s government COVID-19 webpages. We encourage everyone to do their own research, interpretation, and due diligence. Please see REEF’s COVID-19 Considerations and Vaccine Policies section in our REEF Field Survey Trips Policies page for more information.