Bequia - Bequia Dive Adventures & Village Apartments

Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 (1 week)
Led by Paul Humann, Renowned Author/Photographer and REEF Co-Founder
11 divers maximum
SOLD OUT. Waitlist available. Contact trips@REEF.org.

REEF's first Field Survey Trip to Bequia since 2004 offers the unique opportunity to dive and survey the walls and reefs of the Grenadines. Travel times to the dive sites are all 15 minutes or less, and each afternoon, REEF Co-Founder and noted photographer Paul Humann will lead fish identification presentations for the group to expand their knowledge of local fishes. Bequia, known as the "Big Little Island", offers a true Caribbean experience with beautiful sandy beaches framed by lush green hillsides and turquoise water. Your accommodations at Village Apartments overlook Admiralty Bay and Bequia's yacht harbor, and are a short walk from the grocery store as well as many beachfront restaurants. *Please note that this destination does not offer nitrox.

Admiralty Bay on Bequia is arguably one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean.

Cost per Person: $1,303 for double occupancy in a studio apartment, $1,380 for double occupancy in a deluxe studio apartment or 1 bedroom cottage, $1,496 for double occupancy in a deluxe one bedroom. All apartments are spacious, have a kitchen or kitchenette to prepare meals, a private bath and a porch or patio. There is a limited number of each accommodation option available on a first come, first served basis.

What is included: Your package includes 7 nights of accommodation, 6 days of 2 tank boat dives with Bequia Dive Adventures, 10% VAT tax, round trip airport or ferry transfers, free Wi-Fi, 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. Optional metered air conditioning is available at Village Apartments for an additional fee of approximately $15 per night, if only being used at night. Costs will be vary depending on daily energy useage.

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.

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

Airport/hotel transfer information: Bequia can be reached from several Caribbean gateways, however REEF recommends that participants fly through Barbados (BGI) as this provides more daily connecting flights to Bequia (BQU) than any other connecting airport. Connecting flights to Bequia can be booked on SVG Airways or Mustique Airways. After arriving, participants will be transported from the airport to Village Apartments via taxi. The cost of transfers to and from the airport is included in the package price.

Bequia Dive Adventures.

 

A low key experience, hanging around the dive shop, discussing fish!

The rarely-sighted Giraffe Garden Eel can sometimes be found in Bequia! Photo by Colin Harvey.

 

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