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
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
51 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

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Blue Planet Scuba
51 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

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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