Roatan 2022: Mr. Collins' Marine Biology Trip

Roatán, Honduras

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56 reviews
Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2022
Group size: 11 - 16
Roatan 2022: Mr. Collins' Marine Biology Trip
Roatán, Honduras

56 reviews

$NaN
Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2022
Group size: 11 - 16

About this trip

Our home for the week is The Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) adjacent to Anthony's Key Dive Resort. This field station is ideally located on the northwest coast of Roatán where over 30 miles of fringing and barrier reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and shoreline are home to an astounding profusion of life. These diverse ecosystems provide a living laboratory for students to explore classroom concepts in the wild!


Students will see one of the most beautiful diving/snorkeling destinations in the world and travel with a purpose. This week-long trip is a combination of adventure, hands-on-research and investigation, student-centered learning, and participation in conservation programs within the RIMS program. 


Trip Highlights:

-2 dives (or snorkels for non-divers) per day in a variety of biologically diverse marine habitats.

-1 night dive (or snorkel for non-divers)

-Meet and swim with RIMS dolphins and learn about their unique marine mammal training program.

-Participate in the onsite coral restoration program.

-Explore Roatán from the treetops with a fun and educational zip-line tour.

-Meet sloths, iguanas, and monkeys at two different animal sanctuaries.

-Explore seaside towns and meet locals to learn more abut the culture of Roatán.

-Do the limbo to reggae at an island fiesta on Anthony's Key with the Garifuna Dancers.

-Take a day trip to Maya Key for a BBQ on the beach and visit the cultural museum to learn about the history of Roatán.


General Inclusions:

2 boat dives/snorkels per day & one night dive 

One dolphin swim per student 

A 42-foot dive boat with captain, divemaster and UW naturalist 

Use of tanks, weights and belts 

Two half-day cultural or science related bus trips

Admittance to the Roatán Museum 

Use of kayaks and paddleboards 

Use of recreational services and facilities offered at Anthony’s Key Resort 

Lectures offered by RIMS staff on a variety of marine topics 

Use of dry and wet laboratories 

A large air-conditioned classroom with audio/video equipment 

Use of specimen collections and reference library

Waterproof marine identification guides 

Onsite clinic & decompression chamber with doctors on call 24-hours 

Escorted round-trip transfer from airport to RIMS 

Group Leader

This trip is being organized by:

Mr. Scott Collins

sgcollins80@gmail.com


Package Price

Sign up early and save!! 

Early Bird Registration by October 15th: $3165 per person

After October 15: $3265 per person

After December 15th $3365 per person


Deposit: $650

Installment plans from January 6-June 6, 2022.


The package price includes a generous estimated amount for roundtrip airfare from Chicago. Once tickets are reserved, the package price will be updated to reflect actual ticket price.  


Airline tickets are reserved by Ridgebrook Travel Agency in Deerfield, IL. Once ticketed, airline tickets are the property of the ticket holder. Tickets are non-refundable. Any changes or cancellations must be made with the airline directly. 

Room & Board

 Where do we stay?


Participants will stay at the Anthony's Key Dive Resort in Key Superior bungalows. These bungalows are perched right over the water and offer spectacular ocean views with the beach just outside your backdoor. Each bungalow has a deck over the water with hammocks, a private bathroom, air conditioning, and beds for 2-4 participants (2 queen beds, or 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed, or 2 bunk beds).

What do we eat?

Participants will have a choice from a selection of American meals served from the Anthony's Key restaurant each day.  Three meals a day are provided during the program week. 

Travel & Dive Accident Insurance

All Participants:

Green Edventures recommends Travel Guard, the Preferred or Deluxe Plans, with Adventure Bundle and Lodging Bundle for our travelers. Purchase within 15-days of your deposit date for pre-existing conditions inclusion and Cancel for Any Reason add on option upgrade.


Travel insurance is available at:

https://greenedventures.com/travel-insurance/


SCUBA Divers

Dive accident insurance is required and is purchased separately from comprehensive plans such as Travel Guard. You will first purchase a DAN membership for $40 per year, then select your dive accident coverage.


DAN’s website does offer Travel Guard. If you book your Travel Guard insurance via the link above at our website, I will automatically get a copy of your Travel Guard policy. This will assist us in helping you should you need to make a claim. 

https://dan.org/membership-insurance/dive-insurance/  

What’s included

  • Airfare
    from Chicago O'hare
  • Room & Board
    Key Superior Bungalows with AC, 2-4 participants per room in their own beds.
  • Meals
    All meals are included from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Travel Insurance
    International Health Insurance Required a comprehensive plan is recommended.
  • DAN Insurance
    Required Insurance for SCUBA Divers
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Gratuity
    $150
  • Snorkeling/Diving Gear
    Available for rent onsite
  • COVID PCR or Rapid Tests
    If required.
  • Baggage Fees

Available Packages

Certified SCUBA Diver Package

You must be a certified SCUBA diver. Price Includes tanks & weights.


Does not include additional gear. You may bring your own gear or pay for rental gear onsite.


Prices for rental gear are in US Dollars and includes 15% tax. 

  • Mask, Fins & Snorkel: Weekly $57.50
  • BC Jacket: Weekly $92.00
  • Regulator w/Console and Alternate Air Source:  Weekly $92.00
  • Dive Computer: Weekly $69
  • Wet Suit (Full): Weekly $69
  • Wet Suit (Shorty): Weekly $57.50

   

$3,265
Deposit: $650
Snorkeling Package (Not SCUBA Diving)
Available until November 22, 2021

Package price for snorkeling. 


 Does not include gear. You may bring your own gear or pay for rental gear onsite.

 Prices for rental gear are in US Dollars and includes 15% tax.

  • Mask, Fins & Snorkel: Weekly $57.50
  • Wet Suit (Full): Weekly $69
  • Wet  Suit (Shorty): Weekly $57.50
$3,215
Deposit: $650
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Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Anthony's Key

Afternoon arrival

Check in to Anthony's Key Resort

Unpack and settle in

Enjoy kayaks or paddle boards from the beach of your Key

Dinner

Meet to assign daily trip report groups & discuss student research projects

Your Organizer


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