Saba: Stunning Above and Below

The Bottom, Caribbean Netherlands

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Oct 9 - 16, 2021
Group size: 5 - 12
Saba: Stunning Above and Below
The Bottom, Caribbean Netherlands

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
69 reviews

$NaN
Oct 9 - 16, 2021
Group size: 5 - 12

About this trip

Join us in one of the Caribbean’s best keep secrets! Saba is the perfect escape for divers and non-divers alike. Explore beautiful underwater sites sculpted by the island’s volcanic history, teeming with marine life. Disappear into the cloud forest at the summit of Mt. Scenery or splash around in crystal clear tide pools. The charm of this idyllic island and its friendly people will make this one trip you won’t forget! PLUS we'll be there during the island's month-long environmental education event with world-renowned scientific experts and presenters!

 Saba

“The Unspoiled Queen” of the Caribbean, Saba is one of the few places in this tropical region that remains trapped in time, with an ideal amount of amenities and untouched natural beauty above and below the surface of the sea. Home to 1400 residents, there are no franchises or cruise ships here. Small eclectic bars and restaurants will infuse your nightlife after you’ve hiked a mountain rainforest trail, dived a world-acclaimed site or just lazed by a pool with a good book. And we can’t forget to mention the stunning views both topside and underwater!

The Diving

Minimum dive certification/experience:  Advanced Open Water Diver (can be completed on trip) and Enriched Air/Nitrox. Deep Diver is an excellent course to take on this trip if you'd like to make the most of Saba's famous pinnacles!


Saba’s volcanic origins have blessed her waters with spectacular formations and structural diversity. From shallow patch reefs to deep water seamounts, Saba offers interesting diving at each depth and for every diver’s experience level. And with dive sites all around the island, you never know what you’ll see!


Not far offshore, Saba’s famous pinnacles and seamounts rise dramatically from the depths to within 85 feet of the surface. The mere size and abundance of large sea fans and sponges put the pinnacles at world class status even without the added bonus of reef creatures and fish and whoever may be visiting from the blue.


Nearby shallower sites are home to nurse sharks, turtles, eels of all kinds, spotted eagle rays and even more cryptic critters like seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish and more. From hook and groove reef formations to walls, coral gardens to sandy muck diving, Saba is home to an astonishing amount of life.

Other Activities

There’s plenty to keep you occupied top side as well. Snorkeling on local reefs, hiking any one of Saba’s 14 trails, birding, rock climbing, exploring galleries or relaxing in the spa.

Queens Gardens Resort & Spa

We'll be staying at the Queens Gardens, a small luxury resort tucked away on a hillside near The Bottom. Enjoy beautiful roomy suites, an on-site spa with sauna, steam room and more, a pool, full service restaurant and bar plus one amazing view! Be prepared to be spoiled.

Travel

You should plan to fly into Saba (SAB) via Sint Maarten (SXM) on Saturday, October 9.  You can fly home at any time on October 16. You may find it easier to book your flight to Sint Maarten separately from your flight to Saba (on Winair). We may also be able to take a ferry over from Sint Maarten to Saba. Please email or call the shop before booking your flights as many airline schedules are in flux due to COVID restrictions! 

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 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
    Double or single occupancy in a Suite
  • 11 boat dives
    5 days of 2-tank morning boat dives + 1 afternoon boat dive
  • Full breakfast daily
    At Queens Gardens
  • Dinner daily
    2 dinners at Queens Gardens + 5 dinners at a variety of Saba's best restaurants
  • Taxes, etc.
    Room taxes and service charges
  • Airport & dive transfers
    Roundtrip transfers to the SAB airport and between the hotel and dive boat
  • Flights
    international flights to Saba
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the dive shop's excellent crew
  • Other meals
    Not specified here
  • Enriched Air/Nitrox
    $59/week
  • Marine Park Fees
    $5/dive/person
  • Nature Fee
    $2/night/person
  • Airport Departure Tax
    $10/person cash

Available Packages

Suite, Double occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in Suite. One or two beds available. Each spacious suite includes an ensuite bathroom, safe, minibar and more.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1,945
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Saba

Arrive at the SAB airport and transfer to Queens Gardens. Check in at the resort and dive shop. We'll have dinner at the hotel that evening.

Your Organizer


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Blue Planet Scuba
69 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Another great trip with Blue Planet, my fourth, and I look forward to going on more!!! The BP owners, Heather and Jonas, make everyone feel welcome and work hard to make sure they have a great experience. It really doesn't matter where, e.g., in their shop, while taking a class, working on a certification at the quarry, or on a sun soaked trip to the Caribbean. The lodging in St. Croix was quite good and the dive shop used for our boat and shore dives did an excellent job. Heather and Jonas apparently have great relationships with all of the business partners they use on their trips. In addition, the daily itineraries are well planned and provide ample opportunities to dive and socialize. You can do everything and more each day, or take a pass on a dive or a group dinner if you want to go explore something else or just rest and relax. There are always friendly people on the trips, it is great to meet new buddies and to dive with familiar ones when you meet up with them again!
By Stephen M for St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands on 17 Nov, 2021
Thank you so much, Stephen! It was fantastic diving with you, as always. We look forward to many more adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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It was fantastic. Jeff was a great trip lead and we met some really nice new friends. The accommodation and food was fabulous and way above expectations. The dive team at Sea Saba were informed, took care of everyone and showed us some great dive sites. Cant wait to book the next trip with Blue Planet
By Richard H for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 30 Oct, 2021
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Richard! It was a pleasure diving with you again. And yes, we can't wait until the next trip with you!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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MS
As usual another great trip with Blue Planet, Saba didn't disappoint either! The accommodations and diving was great and the food was amazing on the island. With covid still on the loose i definitely felt safe in Saba with their covid precautions as well. Looking forward to diving with my Blue Planet family again hopefully soon. Thank you Blue Planet DC!
By MICHELLE S for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 25 Oct, 2021
So happy you joined us Michelle! Thanks for the great review, and we are looking forward to the next time underwater with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 26 Oct, 2021
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MS
Thank you for a totally epic trip!! This trip did not disappoint, was full of adrenaline the whole time. I felt safe with all of the covid precautions and requirements. Thank you Blue Planet, looking forward to my next trip!
By MICHELLE S for Dive with Great White Sharks! on 30 Sep, 2021
Thanks Michelle! So glad you could join us in this amazing adventure! I'm sure we'll see you underwater soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Sep, 2021
BP
Great trip! Awesome crew, friendly people, beautiful weather, and lots of sharks!
By David C for Dive with Great White Sharks! on 26 Sep, 2021
We're so glad you had a great time! It really was an amazing trip, made even better by the crew of Solmar V!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 28 Sep, 2021
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