Saba Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center | Juliana's Hotel | Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center
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Saba: Mar 14-21, 2020

 
Juliana’s Hotel | Reflecting the true spirit of the island of Saba, Juliana’s Hotel is a small and intimate retreat from the hectic pace of modern living. Our friendly, efficient and multilingual staff (fluent in English, Dutch and French) will quickly get to know you, providing a level of personal service and individual attention unsurpassed anywhere on the island. Diving on Saba is a unique experience that has drawn thousands of divers over the years and Juliana's Hotel has a long standing affiliation with one of the most established dive centers on the island. Together with Sea Saba Dive Center, Juliana’s hotel has a global reputation with individual divers and dive groups; we’re the divers’ buddy with a pool for basic training, cleaning facilities and drying areas for scuba gear. We regularly see the same faces year in and year out and are proud to be the hotel on Saba with the most return guests! | Located in the village of Windwardside, Saba.A different Caribbean...
For those looking for the quiet Caribbean, an island with old world charm that is “like it used to be”…look no further. The island of Saba proudly declares itself "The Unspoiled Queen" referring to her unspoiled nature and inhabitants. The best way to describe this unique island with less than 2,000 residents is to list our "have nots": Saba has no crime, no high rises, neither traffic nor traffic lights, no pesty insects, no crowds, no fast food restaurants, no casinos, no cruise ships.

While there are no beaches on Saba, the diving is truly incredible. All diving around this mountainous paradise takes place in the Saba National Marine Park, which has served as a model for protecting the marine environment. Several small restaurants offer a variety of cuisine ranging from simple meals to fine dining.
 
Juliana’s Hotel | Saba Group Dive Trip | Scuba CenterJuliana’s Hotel is only a 15-minute cab ride away from the Juancho Yrausquin Airport. As you travel from the airport, venturing up the winding road, you’ll pass Saban cottages, and the villages of Sunrise Ridge and Hell’s Gate. This side of the island offers a great vantage point for viewing the neighboring islands, such as St. Maarten, St. Barths and St. Eustatius. On a clear day, you can see as far as Montserrat.​

Never Underestimate the Joy of Relaxation... Juliana’s Hotel has the perfect location, nestled in the lush hillside in the village of Windwardside, where the days are warm, the nights are refreshingly cool, the birds are chirping, and a gentle breeze flows through your room. You are just a minute’s walk from Saba’s finest restaurants, gift shops, grocery stores, museum and much more. While strolling through the streets you'll acquire the true feeling of real island life, relaxed and laid-back!
 
Tropics Café is the perfect place to relax any time of the day. Its charming terrace dining room overlooks the pool with a panoramic view of the mountainside terrain and the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea. Complement your experience by relaxing at the pool as the cool Caribbean breeze flows. Relish in the beautiful scenery and memories, while enjoying one of the many cool refreshing drinks and unique menu choices that only Tropics Café can provide. A great way to spend your day!
 

The island’s dive tourism, which started in the early 1980s, introduced SCUBA enthusiasts to the wealth of Saba’s underwater world. The Marine Park was established in 1987 with permanent moorings, regulations of use and maintenance and a strong conservation attitude. Saba's Marine Park has received several honors and remains the only park of its kind in the world to be completely self-sufficient in its operation. The park is situated around the entire island and includes the waters and seabed from the highwater mark down to a depth of 200 feet, as well as offshore seamounts.

 

Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center | At Sea Saba, we recognize that choosing the right dive operation can make the difference between a good dive trip and an extraordinary diving experience.  Our slogan "Dive the Sea Saba Difference" is multi-faceted.  The Difference is about the level of our service and the quality of our operation--from hard assets to staff expertise.  Great boats, attentive service and professionalism are the final touches; the core is making the most of each underwater experience.  Since 1985, The Sea Saba Difference continues. | Saba, Netherlands Antilles.Sea Saba Dive Center offers daily boat trips within the Saba Marine Park. Their well-equipped boats assure you of the utmost in safety and comfort. Giant Stride and Sea Dragon are the only dive boats on Saba with a fly bridge (2nd deck) for a better vantage point, more sun protection and more comfort space. Each vessel provides plenty of sun or shade, wind protection, ample seating, gear storage, hanging facilities, fresh water shower, drinking water and lemonade, cold storage for lunches, and more. Let's go diving! Entering and exiting the water from their boats is easy. Four points of entry, sturdy platforms and t-ladders are just another Sea Saba Difference. Aft and second deck areas translate to ample space so that you enjoy your fellow divers rather than fighting for space. Multiple exit points mean we spend more time exploring the reef and less time on the down line.

Includes:

  • 7 Nights at Juliana’s Hotel in Ocean View RoomSaba Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center

  • 11 Dives with Sea Saba Dive Center

  • 1 FREE afternoon Dive

  • Hotel tax and service charge

  • Transfers to and from the airport and dive boat

  • Tanks & weights

  • Unlimited internet, pool and Jacuzzi access

  • Nightly wine at Happy Hour (except Monday)

  • Meals at Tropics Cafe
    o Daily full breakfast
    o Welcome orientation cocktail and dinner at Tropics Café
    o 2nd night dinner at Tropics Café
    o To Go Boxed lunch on the day of group’s FREE afternoon dive

Not included in the package:  

Airfare is not included with the package. Scuba Center will arrange flights for the group based on best schedule and fare available. Alternatively you may book your own flights. At time of registration you will be asked your preference on booking the flights. If at least 10 people in the group book with Scuba Center we will do a group contract. The advantage of a group contract is that it locks in the price and guarantees a seat with only a small deposit paid by Scuba Center. If our numbers are less than 10 then Scuba Center will book each person individually with payment for the flights due at time of booking.

  • Diving equipment, Nitrox, dive courses

  • Saba Marine Park Fees & Nature Fees (paid on site) $4/dive/diver & $1/night/person, Tax $5

  • 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 14-21, 2020

Trip Cost:

 
Diver: $1799*
pp Double Occupancy
*Price includes $245 Dine Around Program so that all dinners are included,  (transportation and 15% gratuity also included)  Note: the “dine around package” is optional, but is highly recommended by the trip leader. Saba Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center 
Non-Diver: $1140*
pp Double Occupancy
 
Dive pkg options: Afternoon dive (done as 3rd dive of day) $50
Nitrox unlimited @32% $59
Night Dives (minimum of 4) $85
Extra day of two dives $131
Snorkel Trip (including group taxi transfer $39
*All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check 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

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

 

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