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Dive Trip to Roatan, Honduras
Event Date Sun, March 17, 2013 - Sun, March 24, 2013
Event Location Carretera Principal,, Bay Islands, Honduras
Event Price $1,729 single / $1,499 double / $1,219 triple
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Category: Dive Trip
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Located on Roatan’s northeast coast, Paya Bay Resort is perched on a bluff overlooking the multi-hued Caribbean Sea and two beautiful half-moon beaches with the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef just a 100 yards offshore. Located nearby, Tropical Island Divers is the only dive shop in the area so they are able to provide almost exclusive access to some of Roatan’s best dive sites.

I dove Roatan a few years back and it was by far the best diving I’ve done anywhere. And I want to go back. But I don’t want to go alone so I’m inviting the group to join me.

The 7-night Scuba Package is $1,499 per person double occupancy ($1,729 single / $1,219 triple) in an ocean view room with A/C and mini-fridge. The package includes roundtrip airport/resort transfers; welcome cocktails; three daily meals and afternoon snacks; unlimited non-alcoholic drinks; unlimited broadband Internet access; and two daily dives for five days. Additional dives are available at a small charge. If there’s enough interest, I’ll try to get a package deal an additional dive each day, and a sixth day as well.

And group discounts are available, too. A 5% discount is offered with two rooms, 8% for three rooms, 12% for four to eight rooms, and 16% for nine or all ten rooms. According to Expedia, roundtrip airfare between Las Vegas and Roatan is around $800 per person.

Dive sites are so close that surface intervals are spent back at the resort. So when you’re not diving, you have the opportunity to explore the extraordinary natural beauty of the Tropical Garden Reserve, the Wetlands Reserve, and the Port Royal Wildlife Refuge. You can also dip in the pool or choose between Big Beach, Bliss Beach (one of the Top Ten most beautiful private beaches in the Caribbean), Secret Cove (where swimwear is optional), and Buccaneer Landing (a private islet accessed by a wooden bridge). For those who crave an active nightlife, the island’s West End is only 30 - 40 minutes away and offers a number of restaurants, bars, and clubs.

For more information see http://www.payabay.com/ and http://www.marblehillfarms.com/activities/diving/. You might also check http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g292019-d587144-Reviews-Paya_Bay_Resort-Roatan_Bay_Islands.html where Paya Bay is rated 4.6/5.0 by 174 travelers.

Disclaimer: I am not a tour operator and I am not offering or marketing a packaged tour. Each person interested in joining me on this trip will make and pay for their own reservations, using a group code at Paya Bay in order to qualify for the discount.

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LVDiver - 2/12/2013 11:13 AM
Since the resort website has been down for a while, I wanted to make you aware of something that’s new this year. I mentioned in the original posting that swimwear is optional at Secret Cove Beach. Well for 2013 the resort has decided to try clothing optional everywhere. But OPTIONAL is the important word – it means that you have the choice to wear what you want, where you want, and when you want. Personally I think this sounds very interesting, given the laid-back, relaxed, and “back to nature” feel about the resort in general. Look at it this way - this is your chance to try naked scuba :).
LVDiver - 2/12/2013 11:12 AM
As of February 10th, there are still 3 rooms available. But the resort is having problems with their website so you’ll need to call or email to make a reservation. Their contact info is:

•U.S. and Canada Toll Free: 1-866-323-5414
•Worldwide: 1-208-629-4238 (U.S. number, rings in Roatan)
•Email: payabay@gmail.com

The Group Code is 101BERG0317 - be sure to use it so we can all enjoy the group discount.

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