Guanaja, Honduras Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center | Villa on Dunbar Rock Dive Resort
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
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Dunbar Rock -- Guanaja, Honduras: Mar 2-9, 2019

We have booked the entire resort. For the week, Dunbar Rock is Scuba Center Rock!
Villa on Dunbar Rock | Group Dive Trip with Scuba CenterGuanaja or Pine Island as named by Christopher Columbus, is the most undiscovered and pristine of the three islands off the coast of Honduras that make up the archipelago called The Bay Islands. Guanaja is the eastern-most of the Bay Islands off of Honduras. It is situated about 18 miles east of Roatan and 30 miles north of the mainland of Honduras.
 
Villa at Dunbar Rock Dive Resort | Guanaja Bay Islands HondurasA visit to Dunbar Rock offers a unique dive vacation experience from start to finish. As you can well imagine from viewing the picture on your left, the “getting-here” is your first introduction to what sets it apart, literally and figuratively.

Guests arriving at the Guanaja Airport are warmly greeted by their staff and escorted not to a parking lot and shuttle van, (no parking lot, no road!) but to a dock and transfer boat for the 10 minute boat transfer to the cay. Time to sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery. Before you know it the Villa is in view, and you get to call this amazing place “HOME” for the next week. Once docked, leave all your luggage behind for delivery to your room.

Perched on a cay with 360° views of Sandy Bay, Guanaja and surrounding cays, this unique resort blends beauty, serenity and something unidentifiably special in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. The 15,000 square foot property is spread across 4 floors. The ground level provides access to a private white sand beach for lounging, swimming and snorkeling and their PADI/SSI dive center just off the docks.
 
A set of wide stairs leads to a roomy terrace before passing a landing area with a central courtyard and gift shop, then on to the 2 main levels which house rooms and common areas. Most guests tend to spend their time on the Villa’s fourth-level, which includes the Great Room with a flat screen TV/living area and inside dining room. This is also the location of the infinity pool and pool bar, a favorite location for happy hour and to watch the sun set.
 

Dunbar Rock Dive Shop Scuba Diving Trip | Concierge Dive Services | Scuba CenterTheir onsite PADI/SSI dive center operates 2 custom dive boats: the 45’ Freedom and 40’ Endeavor. Each have capacity for up to 20 divers. The boats have wide platforms for giant stride entries and sturdy ladders for exiting the water. They are provisioned with drinking water, fruit for snacking, fresh water showers, towels, camera rinse tanks, dry storage, shaded areas and all required safety equipment.

Boat rides vary from 20 – 30 minutes for dives along the south to up to 45 minutes for dives along the northern coast. Boats generally depart at 8:30 am for the morning 2-tank dive, returning for lunch with the afternoon boat leaving a reasonable time after lunch has concluded.

The friendly and professional staff pride themselves on not just being your guides but your dive concierges, so please plan on leaving the lifting, hauling and packing of all the diving gear to them! Their team will carry your gear onto the boats, prepare it for the dive, change it over for the second dive, and rinse and store it at the end of the day. Your only assignment while on board is to do a check to make sure you have all your gear before we depart, then sit back and enjoy the ride.

There are 50+ named Guanaja dive sites, another 6 or so “kept secret” by the Dunbar Rock dive staff for their guests only. More dive sites are being discovered every day along the barrier reef off Guanaja and around the numerous surrounding cays.

 
Includes:

  • A dream vacation resort perched on a private cay off the mainland island of Guanaja. This unique resort blends beauty, serenity, and something unidentifiably special while retaining a casual rather than elegant atmosphere.7 nights accommodations at Villa on Dunbar Rock

  • Up to 3 dives daily (excluding arrival and departure days)

  • Unlimited tanks on property shore dives

  • 3 Meals daily plus afternoon snacks, coffee and tea

  • Free wi-fi

  • 19% gov't and tourist tax is included

  • Boat transfers from Guanaja Airpport

  • Complimentary use of sea kayaks and tours conducted by Dunbar Rock Staff

  • Bonus! Scuba Center package special, $150 per person Resort Credit

Not included in the package:  

Airfare is not currently included in this package (schedules and fares are not currently available for this trip). Scuba Center will arrange flights for this group of travelers approximately 1 year prior to departure. For budgeting purposes we estimate airfare from Minneapolis to Guanaja round trip to be $1100.

 
  • Diving equipment, Nitrox, dive courses

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

Please note the following:  
  • Scuba certification card required for each diver.

  • We recommend all divers purchase DAN membership.

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Mar 2-9, 2019

Trip Cost:

 
Presidential: $3125*
(1 Room Available)
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Penthouse: $3125*
(1 Room Available)
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Ocean Front: $2495*
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Villa on Dunbar Rock | Guanaja Bay Islands Honduras 
Non-Diver: $2695*
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Non-Diver: $2695*
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Non-Diver: $2075*
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*All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.
Credit cards not accepted for airline ticket payments.

Reservations / Deposit Information:

  • $500 deposit is required at registration

Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact Tom Pederson: (651) 681-8434

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

 

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