Sirens & Sunsets in St Maarten

      Little Bay, Sint Maarten

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      113 reviews
      May 3 - 7, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 12
      Sirens & Sunsets in St Maarten
      Little Bay, Sint Maarten

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      113 reviews

      May 3 - 7, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 12

      About this trip

      Join Blue Planet & GalaxSea Mermaid (PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer and St Maarten local Jen Downey) for a long weekend of fin-tastic mermaid activities in St Maarten. Whether you're already a certified mer or have been waiting for the mer-fect opportunity to earn your PADI Mermaid certification, this is the trip for you! Learn or polish your skills in a supportive coaching environment on a beautiful Caribbean isle and take part in an exclusive ocean cleanup. 

      Want more? Extend your stay and go Pro! Become a PADI Mermaid Instructor and share your passion for the underwater world with other humans. 

      Sint Maarten

      Saint Martin / Sint Maarten is the world’s smallest landmass shared by two countries, The Dutch and The French. The Friendly Island is often overlooked by travelers on their way to nearby Saba, St. Barth, and Sint Eustatius, but holds its own as a fish lover's paradise. Devastated by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the island is making a strong recovery. With more than 37 beaches, it's also a mermaid's paradise!

      The Mermaiding

      Become a mermaid! If you need a sign to get your PADI Mermaid certification, this is it! Get certified in the calm waters of St Maarten's Divi / Little Bay. Then, use that certification to mer in different locations around the island.

      Already certified? Join the pod for mer-activities! Hone your skills, learn new ones, and get coaching, photos, and videos in a safe and positive environment. Check out the itinerary below for all the de-tails!

      Lend a fin in a Blue Planet exclusive Mermaid Against Debris where we will recover and remove debris from the ocean!

      We will also visit beautiful and unique locations around the island via boat and experience what St Maarten has to offer a Blue Planet pod of mers!

      PADI Mermaid Instructor

      Ready to take your mer-game even further and start your own mer-journey? Become a PADI Mermaid Instructor! Add on to your trip and stay a few extra days (until May 10th) and we can help make all your professional mer-dreams come true! 

      This course has prerequisites. Please get in touch with us for the de-tails!

      Other activities

      There’s plenty to keep you occupied top side as well. From history and art tours to parrot paradise, there's never a dull moment. We hear sitting on a beach and relaxing is nice, too. St. Maarten boasts over 37 beaches on its 37 square miles. 

      For those who adore good eats, the island is a fusion of flavors from the Dutch, the French, and the Caribbean. With two rum distilleries and its very own brewery, your post-mer beverages are sure to be a hit. Where else can you enjoy world-class curry, fresh-baked croissants, and the best selection of Dutch cheeses within steps of each other?

      Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

      Discover a world of relaxation and adventure at Divi Little Bay! Nestled on a private peninsula, our oceanfront resort offers amenities galore, including a sparkling beach, daily activities for the whole family, complimentary Wi-Fi, incredible beachfront dining, concierge services, free parking, on-site car rental, shopping, and multilingual staff members. When you're ready for rest, retreat to your spacious room/suite to recharge. 


      Arrive on St Maarten (SXM) anytime Wednesday, May 3rd through your favorite airline. Some non-stop options run from Dulles International (IAD) on United Airlines. Be sure to keep no-fly times after diving in mind when booking your return trip home; depart any time Sunday, May 7th. Please email or call us before booking your flight!  

      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 $150 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

      • 4 nights accommodations
        Double or single occupancy at Divi LIttle Bay Beach Resort.
      • All meals and drinks
        All-inclusive package at the resort!
      • Mermaid coaching
        2-3 days of practice in both confined and open water.
      • Photo shoots
        Topside and underwater photo shoots with digital photos and videos for you to keep.
      • All-Day Island Boat Tour
        This Round the Island trip takes us along St Maarten's coastline for swimming, snorkeling and mermaiding at some of the best beaches!
      • Yoga class
        Private yoga class and breathwork training.
      • Sunset cruise
        Catch an incredible sunset while enjoying music, drinks, snacks and sightseeing on this sunset sail.
      • Rum tour and tasting
        We'll visit Jen's favorite rum distillery! Perfect spot to buy gifts for your frozen friends at home.
      • Mermaid Against Debris
        Keep our oceans clean while improving your mermaid skills under the supervision of an instructor.
      • International flights
        International flights to St Maarten
      • Airport transfers
        From the SXM airport to the hotel
      • Mermaid equipment
        BYOT: Bring your own tail & mer equipment. Rentals available.
      • Mermaid courses
        PADI Mermaid, Advanced Mermaid and Instructor courses are available for additional fees.
      • Tips
        Tips for the boat's amazing crew

      Available Packages

      Beachfront Guestroom, Double occ.
      9 left

      Enjoy gentle ocean breezes and spectacular beach views from your private patio or balcony with convenient walkout beach access. Each beachfront guestroom offers two queen-size beds and one private bathroom—perfect for couples or friends!

      Deposit: $500
      Beachfront Guestroom, Single occ.
      only 3 left

      Single occupancy. Enjoy gentle ocean breezes and spectacular beach views from your private patio or balcony with convenient walkout beach access. 

      Deposit: $500

      Available options


      Wednesday, May 3rd
      Arrive on St Maarten

      Arrive at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), transfer to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, and check-in. Head down to the beach or the pool and start relaxing!

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      Blue Planet Scuba
      113 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.


      Thank you so much to Jen and Ryan, plus the entire team at Scubaqua Dive Center, for working with me to complete my Advanced Open Water and a handful of other specialities. The accommodations at the Old Gin House were beautiful and the diving was spectacular - a wonderful array of reefs and wrecks. Statia is definitely on my list of places I'd love to dive again. Thanks again for everything!
      By Kristin D for Escape to St Eustatius on 20 Feb, 2023
      Hi Kristin, thank you so much for coming with us. We had an absolute blast. Keep up the fishy identification. There are always more fish to find! Try those stationary dives, too!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Feb, 2023
      Wonderful trip! Everyone at the dive shop in Belize was super nice. Met a lot of really wonderful people and hope to keep in touch with them. Really nice to have a trip that didn't require being out of office an entire week.
      By Elizabeth K for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 02 Feb, 2023
      We're thrilled to hear you had a great time on the trip, Elizabeth! And connected with a whole new group of dive buddies. We look forward to the next adventure with you!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 02 Feb, 2023
      We had a wonderful trip! It was thoughtfully organized and well executed. The accommodations were great, the dive shop was really professional, and we ended up having perfect weather. We look forward to another Blue Planet trip in the future!
      By Alan W for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 27 Jan, 2023
      Thanks so much, Alan! We're so happy to hear you had a great time. We look forward to diving with you again in the future too!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 28 Jan, 2023
      I had an amazing time! Great people, awesome experience and most importantly I am a newly certified diver. Already booked the next trip with Blue Planet and counting down.
      By Marie T for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 24 Jan, 2023
      YAY!!! We're so glad you had a great time, Marie! And congratulations on completing your certification! We can't wait to dive with you again!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 24 Jan, 2023
      This was a short, but densely packed trip. The trip was well organized, the leader did a good job communicating with everyone and organizing the various meetups. The dive shop selected was nice (not fantastic), and I thought the accommodations selected were very nice (above expectations). We stayed at a small hotel, so get togethers happened organically and were organized by the group as well. Really appreciated how travel arrangements and transfers were handled as well. I definitely plan to travel with this group again.
      By Adam H for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 21 Jan, 2023
      We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Adam! Thank you so much for your review. We can't wait to dive with you again!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Jan, 2023
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