Saba: Stunning Above and Below

The Bottom, Caribbean Netherlands

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Oct 12 - 19, 2019
Group size: 5 - 12
Saba: Stunning Above and Below
The Bottom, Caribbean Netherlands

Blue Planet Scuba
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61 reviews

Oct 12 - 19, 2019
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 12.  You can fly home at any time on October 19. 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! 

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
    Packages available on site
  • Marine Park Fees
    $4/dive/person
  • Nature Fee
    $1/night/person
  • Airport Departure Tax
    $10/person cash

Available Packages

Suite, Double occupancy
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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!

$1865
Deposit: $500

Available options

Roundtrip ferry + taxiSold Out
$145

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.

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


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Blue Planet Scuba
61 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

HC
This was my 4th trip with Blue Planet. They are my “go-to” group for diving trips. The Red Sea trip was on my bucket list and turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. We were originally scheduled for October 2020, but you know - COVID. Jonas and Heather kept us informed along the way on rescheduling, COVID requirements and other important information. I can’t say enough positive things about their customer service. It is obvious to all who deal with Blue Planet staff either in their shop, as a student or on a trip that customer service is their priority. I’ve already booked my next trip.
By Heidi C for Explore the Red Sea on 17 Sep, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Heidi! We're so happy you were able to join us on this trip and we can't wait until the next one with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
All aspects of this trip, both land and sea, were meticulously planned. Our dive boat and it’s staff were of highest quality. They accommodated all our requests in order to make this a five-star experience. We then participated in most of the land portion of the tour. Our guide was superb and, again, all details were well executed. We can’t wait to go back and look forward to future trips with Blue Planet Scuba!
By Carla S for Explore the Red Sea on 12 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much, Carla! We're thrilled to hear you two enjoyed the trip, both on the boat and the land tour. We look forward to diving with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Another AMAZING trip with Blue Planet!!! Originally scheduled for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19. Heather and Jonas did a great job communicating changes, unique requirements due to COVID-19, and answering all questions. The dive operator was great. Really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and dive guides on the Blue Horizon. The Red Sea dives were amazing and extra special since fewer boats are operating than normal. The Red Sea was beautiful!! We even saw a Whale Shark from the boat! I joined the Cairo portion of the land tour, which was also great. Hassan, our guide, was very informative. 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for Explore the Red Sea on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you, Meryl! We're so happy you could join us and that you had a great time. We can't wait to dive with you again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Relaxing Dives, great location. Blue Planet Scuba always delivers.
By Charles R for West Palm Beach Photo Trip on 20 Aug, 2021
Thanks, Charlie! It was a pleasure to dive with you again, as always. :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Aug, 2021
BP
Such a fantastic time! The folks at Blue Planet planned an excellent trip and Heather and Jonas were great leaders through it all!
By Joey B for Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach on 16 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much, Joey! We're so glad you could join us on the trip. We can't wait to see you underwater again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Aug, 2021
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