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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84 reviews

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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!

$1,865
Deposit: $500

Available options

Roundtrip ferry + taxi
$145
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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.

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Blue Planet Scuba
84 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

Fantastic trip, amazing diving at a lovely resort with experienced dive masters and crew, attentive staff and great food. Jonas and Heather provided excellent support. I did 34 dives, including five night dives and two trips to Apo Island. Saw astonishing critters, including blue ring octopus, wonderpus, minuscule frog fish, sea turtles, nudibranchs of every color, a large pufferfish trapped inside an anemone, mating mandarin fish, so much.
By yvonne t for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 18 Jun, 2022
Thanks so much, Yvonne! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip. It truly is critter paradise, isn't it?!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Jun, 2022
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Another amazing trip with Blue Planet! Heather & Jonas were great at coordinating pre-travel logistics. Atlantis Resort was amazing and the staff were accommodating to all of our needs. This was my first time muck diving and our dive master Junar help us spot all of the tiny sea critters. I was amazed at the diversity of coral and sea life both in Dumaguete and on our Apo Island day trips. Looking forward to my next Blue Planet adventure!
By Meryl G for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 16 Jun, 2022
Yay! We're so glad you enjoyed the trip, Meryl! It's such a unique destination. It was a pleasure diving with you as always. Can't wait until the next trip!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 16 Jun, 2022
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The trip to Atlantis Dive Resort in the Philippines with Blue Planet was outstanding thanks to Heather, Jonas and the wonderful folks at Atlantis. It's a lovely place. Great diving, critters, food and fellow travelers. Travel and trip details were managed seamlessly taking the stress out of travel in challenging times. No small feat. Thanks!
By Kristy K for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 09 Jun, 2022
Thank you so much, Kristy! We're so glad you enjoyed Atlantis as much as we do, We're looking forward to our next trip with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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JW
The trip was amazing! Heather and Jonas outdid theirselves as usual.
By Joe W for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 09 Jun, 2022
Thanks, Joe! We're so glad you could join us for such an epic trip. Can't wait for the next adventure with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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JG
Jen and Ryan were the utmost hosts of this trip. The diving, camaraderie, and organization was great! I even extended a couple extra days so I could ferry over to Saba and try the diving over there.
By Joseph G for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 24 May, 2022
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Joe! So glad you could make it!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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