New Year's on Dunbar Rock!

Guanaja, Honduras

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023
Group size: 20 - 20
New Year's on Dunbar Rock!
Guanaja, Honduras

Blue Planet Scuba
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79 reviews

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Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023
Group size: 20 - 20

About this trip

Celebrate New Year's with your dive buddies...in a villa...on a private island! Join Blue Planet as we say goodbye to 2022 and ring in the new year at Dunbar Rock in Honduras. Dive beautiful sites around Guanaja then kick back and relax by the pool, enjoying 360 degree views of Sandy Bay and the surrounding cays. This is one new year's you won't forget!


The Villa on Dunbar Rock is one of the Caribbean’s most unique All-Inclusive dive resorts. The famous pirate, Blackbeard, once used this beautiful historical landmark as a mooring site. Local legend has it that there is buried treasure on the island. When the original owner was constructing the villas, he discovered a hidden cave on the island. He found many pieces of pre-Colombian pottery. Sadly, no treasure was ever found. However, he started construction on what would soon become a new jewel in the Caribbean.


Once a private villa, the Villa on Dunbar Rock rises from the white sand beach and PADI dive center up 4 levels to areas that include 9 Ocean Front Rooms and 2 Suites, all with private patios or balconies. The 15,000 square foot property has multiple terraces for lounging, an infinity pool and pool bar, cardio/massage room, and Great Room with its comfortable living/dining area. 


Guanaja

Dive sites ring the island, meaning finding a location to scuba dive in the lee of the wind is nearly always possible. In addition to the sites surrounding Guanaja, the innumerable cays that encircle the island form an ideal habitat for reef creatures and virtually every known crustacean. From tiny black-spotted nudibranchs to cave-dwelling Caribbean lobster, the reef system is ideal for macro and wide-angle photography. There are also more than 300 identified fish species in Bay Island waters. Scuba divers frequently see Angelfish, Hamlets, Butterflyfish, Creole Wrasse, Grouper, Jackfish, Moray eels, Octopus, Parrotfish, Nurse sharks, and more.


The Diving

The on-site PADI 5 Star Dive Center operates two custom dive boats: the 45’ Freedom and 40’ Endeavor each have the 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, freshwater 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. If we are diving the north shore of Guanaja, we will stay out for a three-tank dive and lunch will be prepared during a break between the second and third dive. 


Travel

Plan to fly into Roatan, Honduras by Saturday, December 31st. From there, you can either take the ferry to Guanaja or an inter-island flight. Once on Guanaja, the staff from Dunbar Rock will meet us and take us to the island. For more details, visit the Dunbar Rock Travel Planning webpage. We will depart Dunbar Rock on Saturday, January 7th at which point you can fly home or spend more time in the Bay Islands.

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee of $250 and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
    In an ocean front room with 1 or 2 beds
  • Meals & beverages
    3 Gourmet meals daily plus happy hour snacks; Standard bar package
  • Airport Transfers
    Boat transfers to/from Guanaja airport
  • Up to 17 boat dives
    5 days x 3-tank dives and 1 day x 2-tank dives (Friday)
  • Unlimited shore dives
    On the shallow house reef
  • $75 resort credit
    Can be used toward gear rental, massage services or gift shop purchases.
  • 19% Tax
    On package price
  • Flights
    International or domestic flights
  • Unlimited Nitrox
    $120 USD paid in advance
  • Scuba equipment
    Tanks and weights are included. Other items are available to rent.
  • Environment Fund
    $10 USD on site
  • Premium Bar Package
    $150 USD paid in advance
  • Tips for the crew

Available Packages

Ocean Front Queen #3-4 -double occupancy
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Each room has 2 queen beds and ensuite bathroom. Rooms #3 and #4 are located on the 4th floor, overlooking the Villa’s infinity pool. These two rooms have smaller bathrooms, but make up for it by having an expansive patio area with lounge chairs and hammocks. Guests staying in these rooms have unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea.  

$2,375
Deposit: $500
Ocean Front Queen #5-8 -double occupancy
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ONE MALE SHARE SPACE LEFT! Each room has 2 queen beds and ensuite bathroom. Rooms #5 – #8 are located across the courtyard from the Great Room. Room #5 and #7 are on the 3rd floor and 4th floors respectively, with balconies offering views of sunsets and Bonacca Town facing west and the lush mountainous slopes of mainland Guanaja facing north. Room #6 and #8 are also located on the 3rd floor and 4th floors respectively, offering views of the sunrise facing east and the rugged shoreline of mainland Guanaja facing north and east. 

$2,375
Deposit: $500
Ocean Front King A, B, C -double occup.
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(Best for couples or 2 people who don't mind sharing a king bed!) A room with 1 king bed and ensuite bathroom.  The King rooms are a bit smaller than the Queen rooms but otherwise include all of the same amenities, key of which is they all have direct oceanfront views from their balconies. Room A is located on the Villas “main level” (3rd floor) and is the closest room to the Great Room. Room B is one floor up directly above Room A. Both rooms face west, offering views of the sunset and of nearby Bonacca Town. The third Ocean Front King Room C is on the opposite side of the property. Located on the 4th floor, above the bar, this east-facing unit is one of the first rooms to welcome to morning sunshine. 

$2,375
Deposit: $500
Penthouse Suite -double occupancy
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(2 queen beds!) The Penthouse is a one-of-a-kind apartment with a private, totally glassed-in sitting area, with stunning vistas in all directions. You would be hard-pressed to find a room anywhere with views like this! The separate bedroom includes 2 queen beds and additional seating and a large bath area. 

$2,975
Deposit: $500

Available options

Nitrox Package
$120
Premium Liquor Package
$150
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Itinerary

Saturday
Arrive in Guanaja and transfer to Dunbar Rock

Fly into Roatan and then take the ferry or a local flight to Guanaja. Once there the Dunbar Rock staff will meet us and take us to the villa. Settle in and celebrate the end of 2022 and the beginning of a new year!

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Reviews

As someone new to diving, this was the perfect open water certification trip! I was a bit nervous on my first dive, but that anxiety quickly turned to excitement - primarily due to Ryan's patient and encouraging approach to the certification dives. Ultimately, because of Jen and Ryan's excellent instruction, I felt confident enough to close the trip with a night dive (which is easily one of the coolest things I've ever experienced)! We also had an excellent boat crew - Brett delivered thorough pre-dive briefs and sometimes joined us on the dives while Roy expertly navigated the boat with a warm, friendly presence. From the beautiful resort to the fun and welcoming group of divers on the trip, I can't imagine a better first scuba diving experience.
By Libby P for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 09 May, 2022
We are so thrilled you had a amazing time, Libby!! We hope it’s just the beginning of your adventures underwater. Thank you so much!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 10 May, 2022
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Had such a great time!
By Yesha C for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 06 May, 2022
Thanks so much, Yesha! We're so glad you could join us!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 07 May, 2022
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Trip was absolutely fantastic. Resort was perfect, lots of great food both on and off the resort. Blue Planet, Ryan and Jen made us feel at home and I can’t think of anything that would have improved the trip. St Maarten’s slogan of “The Friendly Island” could not have been more true.
By Brandon L for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 05 May, 2022
Thank you so much for adventuring with us, Brandon! We’re so glad you had a blast.
By Blue Planet Scuba on 05 May, 2022
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Terrific diving. Rich colors, great dive staff. Trip complicated by weather, resulting in day late arrival in Cozumel. I previously paid for an additional night so was able to complete all three days diving. Blue Planet did a great job managing the changes and supporting those of us not taking classes. Among the most glorious colors and variety Ive seen so far. Huge fish. Big thanks to Blue Planet.
By yvonne t for March Certification Weekend in Cozumel on 28 Mar, 2022
We're so glad you joined us in Cozumel! It's such an amazing place to dive. To bad we can't control the weather, but it seems like everyone still made the most of it and had a good time! We'll look forward to seeing you on the next adventure!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 29 Mar, 2022
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Awesome experience! I was a solo traveler and completely novice to diving and felt very well taken care of by the instructors. I also met a lot of really nice people that I look forward to seeing again! I will be looking out for another dive trip with this group and I’m so happy I found them!
By Elsbeth M for March Certification Weekend in Cozumel on 25 Mar, 2022
Thanks so much, Elsbeth! We're so glad you could join us. And congratulations on earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification! Welcome to the Blue Planet family of divers and we look forward to more adventures with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 25 Mar, 2022
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