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Cozumel: 2016 Trip

Cozumel 2016

We have booked another trip to Scuba Club in COZUMEL from January 30th – February 6th, 2016. Our last trip to Scuba Club was a huge success. The resort is made for divers by divers. This trip is all inclusive giving you  2 tank dives for 5 days, unlimited shore diving and all of your meals.

Why dive Cozumel?

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Cozumel is known in the scuba diving industry as one of the best scuba diving locations in the world. Every dive is a scuba divers dream. Teaming with schools of fish and boasting amazing view, Cozumel offers the avid scuba diver a vast playground. Cozumel is the Mexican Caribbean’s largest island, just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is 28 miles wide. Located near Cancun; Cozumel is an island destination for scuba divers and non-scuba divers alike. Although it is a diver’s mecca, even after decades as a popular vacation resort, it remains a serene, quiet and undiscovered piece of paradise. The climate is subtropical. Most of the scuba diving and snorkeling activity in Cozumel is focused on the reefs and shallow coral formations that extend from the southern tip of the island to just south of San Miguel on the west coast. There are two main coral reef systems surrounding Cozumel, Colombia and Palancar reefs. Easily accessible with plateaus beginning in less than 30 feet of water, Cozumel reefs boast abundant underwater sea life and brilliant colors, often referred to by many scuba divers as some of the best scuba diving of their lives. At Chankanaab Lagoon, one of the most visited sites on the island, divers and snorkelers can observe small coral and limestone formations at 6 to 30 feet . You will find warm waters with the average temperatures ranging between 77-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Scuba Club Cozumel

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Scuba Club Cozumel is designed and built by divers for divers as to provide all services in one convenient place. Located on the waterfront one mile south of the downtown ferry dock, Scuba Club is an attractive multi-level building of Spanish-Colonial architecture that blends into the waterfront.  Built in 1976 as Cozumel’s first dedicated diver’s resort, Scuba Club Cozumel is still a very intimate place where Cozumel Aficionado’s find convenience and good value.  The resort is private, safe and secluded from the crowds you’ll find downtown, but is still close enough to walk to town. The freshwater swimming pool is located next to the restaurant. There are only 61 rooms, finished in tile and stucco. Each has individual character with a feel of Mexican heritage. All rooms have a private terrace and are air-conditioned. The “Fat Grouper Grill” which is located downstairs is where your buffet style breakfast will be served and upstairs is the main dining room where you can find a wide range of meals.

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Diving & Snorkeling

There is a PADI 5-Star Dive Shop conveniently located on the premises. Across the street in a small annex, there is a well-stocked retail dive shop as well as a gift shop. Guests can also enjoy shallow diving and snorkeling right in front of the resort. The house reef is a jagged limestone wall that gives refuge to many juvenile reef fish, lobsters, crabs, octopi and even the occasional seahorse.  The depth is about 15-25ft and access is easy from the pier using the specially built stairs with handrails. Divers board the boats every morning from our large private pier. The boat rides to the dive sites range from 10-50 minutes.

What will I see in Cozumel?

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Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights’ accommodation at Scuba Club Cozumel
  • Breakfast Buffet, Lunch & Dinner Daily
  • 5 days of 2-tank boat diving
  • Unlimited Shore Diving
  • Tanks, Weights, Belts
  • Private Gear Locker (Divers need to bring their own padlock)
  • All Hotel Taxes
  • Free Wifi

Package Excludes:

  • Round-trip Airfare/Hotel Transfers
  • Beverages
  • Nitrox ($10/tank + 10% tax)
  • Marine Park Fee of $2.00 per person/day (Must be paid in cash)
  • Personal Dive Equipment
  • Dive Crew Gratuities
  • Dive/Trip Insurance (Highly Recommended)

Pricing

Diver (Double Occupancy)          $1295

Non-Diver (Double Occupancy)    $975

Single (Private Room)            $1550

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Flights

There are a few flights which you can take to get to Cozumel. Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Boston to Cozumel. If you need assistance with flights, please contact us at 978-927-9551, we will be happy to help you book.

Delta – Stops in Atlanta – Average Price $550

American Airlines – Stops in Miami or Chicago or Charlotte– Average Price $550

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Payment Options:

Payment Plan: Pay a $500 deposit per person at the time of registration and pay the second payment (remaining balance) 90 days before the trip date.

Pay In Full: Pay the full trip cost at the time of registration

Refunds & Details

*Limited Spaces Available

 *Travel Deposits & Payments are Non-Refundable unless spot is filled 90 days before the trip

HOW TO REGISTER

Give us a call at 978-927-9551 and either pay for the trip in full or leave a $500 deposit which will secure your spot in paradise!

Check out Videos from our past Cozumel Trips!

Boat Dive Schedule!

Join us on our boat dives this summer! All of our boat dives are 2 tanks dives and an Open Water Certification is all you need. Rental gear is not included in the $80 price. We will give you 50% off rental gear for these boat dives! Call us at 978-927-9551 or stop by the store to register. Spots fill quickly!

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June 6th: 8:00am

  • Folly Cove & Captain’s Choice
  • DiveMaster: Shaun Maguire
  • 2 Tank Dive: $80

July 5th: 8:00am

  • Thatcher’s Island & Braces Cove
  • DiveMaster: Erich B.
  • 2 Tank Dive: $80

August 22nd: 8:00am

  • Kettle & Egg Rock
  • DiveMaster: Erich B.
  • 2 Tank Dive: $80

Call 978-927-9551 to register!

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series

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Presentation Tonight!
“On the Rocks–Life Underwater”

Reminder–The first illustrated talk in the “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series is tonight, Wednesday, February 25– 7 pm at Marblehead’s Abbot Public Library.

With his topic “On the Rocks, Life Underwater”, Ted Maney, Marine Biologist at Salem State University, will share information about the sea creatures that are unseen by most–those that cling to underwater rocks and hard surfaces.

Did you know that influxes of newcomers have created a competition for this limited real estate?

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Maney will also share the results of a 20 year study of subtidal communities off our coast at Halfway Rock and off East Point in Nahant. null

And, he will talk about a new Salem State project to create offshore mussel farming using underwater long lines in the Gulf of Maine.

Free and open to the public. Street parking is available.

At the Abbot Public Library
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

2015 Boston Sea Rovers Show

boston-sea-roversIn a little over 2 weeks, the Boston Sea Rovers will kick off their annual show at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore in Danvers, MA. The show runs March 7th & 8th and is open to the public. This show is not something to miss. There are many activities to participate in such exhibits, seminars, nighttime film festival, kids programs and a discover scuba event. Not only will we have a booth at the show, we are also a sponsor of this wonderful event.

Exhibit Hall

Walk around the exhibit hall which is open from 9-5 Saturday and 9:30-4:30 on Sunday. The exhibit hall is packed full of gear and travel vendors, local shops and local dive clubs. It is free to walk about the exhibit hall. Make sure to stop by our booth. We will be having some great giveaways and you can brush up on everything we have going on for the upcoming season. Check out the full visit of vendors who will be in the hall. 

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Seminars

There are over 40 seminar speakers on all different topics which you can enjoy. Topics range from “New England’s Amazing Nudibranchs” by Jerry Shine  to “Diving in the Philippines” by Andrew Martinez to “Top 5 Tips for Creative Underwater Photography” by Berkeley White. The seminars run throughout the day on both Saturday & Sunday. Here is the full list of seminars.

Film Festival 

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We personally love the nighttime Film Festival. The film fest is held on Saturday night at 8:00pm. This year there will be 3 different people presenting films. First is Howard & Michele Hallwho are filmmakers specializing in marine wildlife films. Working as a team, Howard and Michele have produced and directed many television films including a National Geographic Special, three episodes of the PBS series Nature, and the five-hour PBS series Secrets of the Ocean Realm. In addition to winning the Festival Choice Award at Jackson Hole in 1991 and Best Cinematography in 1993, the Hall’s television work has resulted in seven Emmy Awards.

rickrosenthalSecond is Rick Rosenthal is a two-time EMMY award-winning cinematographer and marine biologist with over two decades of experience working in the open ocean. During this time, he has filmed some of most challenging wildlife subjects on our planet. In the 1990’s Rosenthal’s PBS/BBC film Hunters of the Sea Wind was one of the first to show audiences the wildlife of the vast open ocean – far from coasts and reefs. Since that time, Rick Rosenthal has filmed over 40 programs, including three award-winning, one-hour films on the great whales, Riddle of the Right Whale, Humpback Whales and Sperm Whales back from the abyss commissioned by the BBC, PBS and Discovery Channel. Rick Rosenthal was principal cameraman for BBC’s landmark Blue Planet series and the feature films Deep Blue, A Turtles Journey and Disney’s Earth. He filmed on BBC’s blockbuster series Planet Earth and was awarded his second Emmy for cinematography in 2010 for his work on BBC’s LIFE series.

nick-caloyianisLastly there is Nick Caloyianis has produced and/or filmed in New England waters for many award winning television documentaries including, Jaws Come Home (among the highest rated shows on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week), “Shark Trackers”, “Andrea Doria:Final Chapter” and, “Realm of the Lobster”. Nick graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Zoology and thereafter began his Post-graduate work with Eugenie Clark, Ph.D. (also a Sea Rover). In 1974, he was awarded his first grant to study and film “sleeping” shark behavior with Eugenie off Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

kidsactivitiesKids Activities

9:30am-3:00pm
How Fast Can Your Escargot Go?
Just how fast can snails go? Come find out!
Join students from Salem State for fun snail races!


10:00am-2pm

Get Up Close and Personal: Sea Creature Touch Tanks
Courtesy of the New England Aquarium

Here is a full list of the kids activities. 

 

Parking: FREE

Exhibit Hall: FREE

Film Festival: $25/per person    Purchase Tickets

Saturday Seminar: $25/per person    Purchase Tickets

Sunday Seminar: $20/per person    Purchase Tickets

GoPro HERO 4 Firmware Updates Now Available

gopro-4-silverA little over a month ago we had a blog post talking about the upcoming firmware updates for the GoPro HERO 4 Silver & Black Editions. These updates are now live for you to update your cameras. Here is what you need to know…

GoPro’s Official Press Release

Today, GoPro unlocked a host of new features for the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver that will amp the performance, capabilities and convenience of the cameras even higher. Run a quick update on your HERO4 software to enable even more dynamic content capture! The new features include: 

HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver

  • Time lapse video mode  – Capture Time Lapse videos automatically-no post-production needed. Showcase a sunrise, road trip or family gathering as a short, sharable video.
  • 30/6 burst photo – Introducing a new way to never miss a moment. Capture 30 photos in 6 seconds-perfect for longer duration fast-action activities like surfing and snowboarding.
  • Auto rotate – Automatically adjusts capture orientation to right-side up when the camera is mounted upside down.
  • Add HiLight Tags during playback – Now you can mark key moments both while recording video and playing back content on the built-in touch display to quickly find highlights for easy editing and sharing.  [HERO4 Black requires LCD Touch BacPac to utilize this feature]

HERO4 Black

  • 720p240 fps video – Record ultra high frame rate video at a staggering 240 frames per second for liquid smooth slow-motion playback
  • 2.7K60 fps video – Capture cinematic, high-resolution 2.7K footage at an impressive 60 frames per second

Update your HERO 4 Here

AKONA Travel Bag Promotion

February Akona Promo

Akona has a great promotion going on right now until February 28th. Buy the 10lb Roller Bag and receive the small duffle bag FREE! We have everything in stock so don’t delay! The small duffle bag actually hooks on to the big roller bag for easy carrying.

Akona 10lbs Bag:

Sleek, low-profile design holds a full set of gear and then some. The wide stance and low height give this roller bag exceptional stability and balance.

Sherwood Scuba• Lightweight 420D nylon and 600D polyester accents resists stains and mildew.
• Sturdy support base allows the bag to stand upright even when fully loaded.
• Tough, precision bearing, replaceable wheels roll smooth and quiet.
• Lightweight pull-handle extends and locks at 12″.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 29.5″ X 18″ X 9″

MAIN CAPACITY: 4,779 cu. in.

WEIGHT: 9lbs, 6oz.

Akona 3lb Duffle Bag 

Sherwood ScubaThis carry-on weighs less than 3lbs.

• Carry on duffel weighs less than 3lbs.
• Two outer mesh pockets, two outer zippered pockets using a reversed nylon coil #5 zipper.
• The quick release side flap provides easy access to a towel
or a pair of snorkeling fins.
• Large U-shape opening to the main compartment.
• Swivel snap hooks secure the adjustable shoulder strap.
• Unzip the slip panel and stack your duffel on the top of the <7lbs or <10lbs roller bag for easy transporting.
• 1½” webbing handles at each end of the duffel provide quick grab points.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 21″ X 11″ X 1″, 2541 cu. in.

WEIGHT: 2lbs., 3oz.

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64th Boston Scuba Show

The 64th Boston Scuba Show is around the corner. This event has some great presenters this year. Check out this year’s flyer below for all of the details.

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THE 64th BOSTON SCUBA SHOW

FEB 28, 2015, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Holiday Inn in Peabody, MA Route U.S. 1

THE BOSTON SCUBA SHOW PRESENTS

Barry Clifford, and the discovery of Christopher Columbus’ flag ship THE SANTA MARIA…Martin Klein, inventor of side-scan sonar: 50 YEARS OF DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURES locating The Atocha, The Lusitania, and The Titanic (and then some)…Alex Shure and his Stellwagen Bank Underwater discoveries…Captain Ed of the StarFish Enterprise and his hilarious adventures in The Gulf of Maine…Steve Lubas and Deb Greenhalgh (Why We Never Go Diving Without Our Cameras)…Chris and Fred Calhoun with their new documentary, SCUBA DIVING – the FIRST 60 YEARS (and then some).  Applaud Mr Clifford’s and Mary Howard’s receipt of The Underwater Club of Boston’s PAUL REVERE SPIKE AWARDS.   Directed by Alan Budreau.  With Linda and Kerry Hurd.

See the whole show from your own seat  

FREE PARKING

Tickets at the door $15,  Checks payable to The Dive Patrol

Firmware Updates Coming Soon to GoPRO HERO4 Silver & Black Editions

gopro-4-silverWe are stoked to hear that GoPro will be releasing some new updates on the HERO4 Silver and Black Editions. They are adding slow motion directly to the camera, no need for post production editing!! HELLLO time saver! They are also adding in a feature which enables you to take 30 photos in only 6 seconds so you never miss any action. Another time and effort saver is the auto rotate. The camera will now automatically capture the orientation to right side up when the camera is mounted upside down. They are planning the release of this firmware sometime in February. We will keep you posted and let you know when you will be able to update your camera. (Don’t worry it’s super easy to do). Below is the actual press release from GoPro.

From the GoPro Website:

Next month GoPro will release some awesome new updates for the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver that will amp the camera’s performance, capabilities and convenience even higher. Stay tuned to this News page for details on when the new firmware is available, but in the mean time, here’s a sneak peek at what features the updates will unlock:

HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver

  • Time lapse video mode – Capture Time Lapse videos automatically—no post-production needed. Showcase a sunrise, road trip or family gathering as a short, sharable video.
  • 30/6 burst photo – Introducing a new way to never miss a moment. Capture 30 photos in 6 seconds—perfect for longer duration fast-action activities like surfing and snowboarding.
  • Auto rotate – Automatically adjusts capture orientation to right-side up when the camera is mounted upside down.

HERO4 Black

  • 720p240 fps video – Record ultra high frame rate video at a staggering 240 frames per second for liquid smooth slow-motion playback
  • 2.7K60 fps video – Capture cinematic, high-resolution 2.7K footage at an impressive 60 frames per second

HERO4 Silver

  • Add HiLight Tags during playback – Now you can mark key moments both while recording video and playing back content

Dive Roatan 2016

We are very excited to announce that we will be running a trip to Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan from April 16th – 23rd, 2016! Join us for exotic marine life, beautiful bungalows that sit at the water’s edge and fantastic dining at this all inclusive resort. Below outlines what this fantastic trip has in store for you. By the time you finish reading this, you will already be thinking of booking your plane ticket from cold snowy weather to sun glistening water and palm trees swaying in the island breeze. Don’t miss the chance to make wonderful memories for you and your friends and family.

Anthonys Key Resort
The Resort that Nature Designed

Four decades ago, the creators of Anthony’s Key Resort envisioned a small, tropical hideaway that would allow adventurous travelers the opportunity to experience the beauty of Roatan and the Caribbean as nature intended. Today, the resort still retains an intimacy with its surroundings that are reminiscent of a peaceful island village. Charming, wooden bungalows dot the resort’s palm studded hillside and rim its shimmering lagoon. You can reach the tiny islet on a brief boat ride from the resort’s main grounds, where you’ll find more private bungalows and spectacular ocean vistas. While a favorite pastime among guests is lazing in bungalow hammocks, more active visitors can enjoy various watersports on the key’s small beach.

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Back at the resort’s main grounds, a restaurant and bar are perched high on a hillside surrounded by towering coconut palms. There, more sweeping views and fiery sunsets are served up alongside delicious tropical fare. Just steps below at the waters edge are the photo, gift, and dive shops, where there is dockage for a fleet of state-of-the-art dive boats. A short walk from there takes visitors to the Roatan Museum and Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences, where guests can participate in educational programs and encounters with marine mammals. More inquisitive guests can join trained naturalists across the lagoon on Bailey’s Key to interact with playful dolphins and observe some of the island’s indigenous plants and animals along the key’s nature trail. Anthony’s Key Resort’s successful blend of nature, comfort and hospitality, continues to draw return visitors year after year in search of tranquility and adventure.

Roatan

Roatán is located in the Western Caribbean, approximately 35 miles north of mainland Honduras. Roatán is the largest and most developed of the Bay Islands with an area of 49 square miles. The other main islands are Guanaja and Utila. These islands form a 75-mile (120 km) crescent along with three smaller islands of Helene, Morat, and Barbareta and 65 tiny keys; 23 of which are found off of Roatán. Temperatures on Roatán hover between 77 and 88 ° F. The rainy period occurs between October and January. The warm crystal clear waters surrounding Roatán range from 78 to 84 ° F. The water visibility sits around 70 to 80 feet.

Rooms

There are different types of rooms at Anthony’s Key, whether it be Bungalows on the hill or at the water’s edge. We have chosen the Key Superior Rooms for your trip. Key Superior bungalows feature warm hardwood floors that invite your bare feet to walk and Honduran hardwood furnishings elegantly arranged throughout. These bungalows are air-conditioned, weather-sealed and fitted with high visibility glass windows for spectacular ocean vistas. Most key superior bungalows are situated in groups of two, three or four and share a covered deck, making them ideal to gather with family and friends. Two individual bungalows have a private porch, each inviting you to unwind in a cozy hammock at the end of the day! Access to the key is by island taxi boat, traveling back and forth in the lagoon, between the key and main island upon request.

Room Amenities
·         Air Conditioning ·         Ceiling Fan
·         In-Room Safe ·         Wi-Fi
·         Hot Showers ·         Hardwood Floors
·         Hair Dryers ·         Alarm Clock
·         Mini Refrigerator ·         Bath Amenities
·         Shared Deck ·         256 sq ft

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Diving
Perhaps no island in the Caribbean offers more distinctive or easily accessible dive sites than Roatan, with approximately 35 dive sites located from West Bay in the south to Man of War Cay. Anthony’s Key Resort is conveniently located in the middle and within a short boat ride of many of Roatan’s top dive sites. The island’s reefs and drop-offs are teeming with colorful marine life and are ideally suited for novices and experts alike. Surrounded by the longest barrier reef in the hemisphere, Roatan’s diving sites offer everything from hard-core wrecks and deep fissures to peaceful eel gardens and shallow terraces where countless macro photo opportunities abound. Coral grows thickly on walls that begin in crystalline waters as shallow as 20 feet below the surface and drop to the purple depths of the Caribbean. Squadrons of eagle ray, schools of brightly colored tropical fish, and the occasional meandering shark are just a few of the Roatan scuba sites that delight divers. Several large wrecks submerged near the resort, await exploration. With water temperatures averaging 80 degrees or warmer, gentle currents and visibility ranging from 50 to 100 feet, Roatan is a favorite among visitors who prefer their diving colorful, thrilling and unswerving.

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Dive Shop
AKR is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Dive Resort. As a pioneer in the diving industry for more than 40 years, we are ranked as one of the top dive resorts in the world.
• Modern fleet of four Pro 48′ and seven Pro 42′ Custom Dive Boats
• Dive Equipment Rentals
• On-site Hyperbaric Chamber and Clinic
• Full-service Photo Shop
• PADI Continuing Educational Program
• Air-conditioned Classroom Facility
• Convenient dockside equipment storage, fresh-water showers and rinse tanks.
• Extensive Shore Diving in Lagoon or Front Porch Reef
• Dolphin Dive and Snorkel opportunities with the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences.

In addition to managing the dive operation, we offer a full array of dive and snorkel gear available for rental on a weekly or daily basis. You’ll have an ample stock of regulators, gauges, BC’s, wetsuits, and computers to choose from, so there is no need to reserve equipment in advance or pay extra baggage fees to the airlines by bringing your own. Tanks, weights and weight belts are included in all Dive Packages. The AKR Dive Shop is open from 7:30am until the last boat docks in the evening.

 Dive Boats
As a diver AKR, you’ll appreciate the comfort and convenience of diving on our modern fleet of seven Pro 42′ and four Pro 48′ Custom Dive Boats. You and a small number of fellow divers will be whisked away to 35 varied sites located just 5 to 30 minutes away. Unrivaled in the Caribbean region, our fleet was designed with your comfort, safety and convenience in mind.
Shore Diving
f three boat dives daily and two scheduled weekly night boat dives don’t quench your dive thirst, AKR’s backyard lagoon and bay will. Particularly convenient for guests staying on our private islet, the dive shack on Anthony’s Key is staffed and equipped with air tanks for easy beach access to “Front Porch” reef, a vital area of the reef ecosystem often overlooked by recreational divers. Shore diving is available Monday thru Saturday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Among the varied seascape, you may observe eel, grouper and octopus as they descend to depths of 40 feet or more, as well as schools of blue tangs, parrotfish, angelfish and damselfish, sea fans, star coral and brain coral. In addition, a small plane wreck in the lagoon at 30 feet is an excellent training tool for students and novice divers.akr-dive-sites

 

Other Activities

Bailey’s Key Beach & Dolphin Excursion

Lie back in a lounge chair on a peaceful cozy beach or access great snorkeling on the key’s west side. Our Dolphin lagoon is also located on Bailey’s Key, where you can interact with these highly intelligent marine mammals. Fresh water showers, changing facilities and restrooms are conveniently located in the center of the key.

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Kayaking 

The waters inside the resort’s lagoon are calm most days of the year and kayaking is a great way to spend an afternoon after a day of diving or snorkeling. Explore the resort with a leisurely paddle in the lagoon or head over to Bailey’s Key for some time on a cozy beach.

  • Kayaks are included in all our packages.
  • Kayaks are available to our guests for use during day light hours.
  • The equipment is located on Anthony’s Key, next to the taxi boat stand.

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Fish ID Presentation

During our informative Fish ID Slide Show, you’ll learn about the tropical fish and coral formations found in the waters around us. Even if you are a novice snorkeler or diver, you will be able to recongnize colorful schools following this presentation.  The slide show is included in all 7-night packages.

  • Day:Sundays   Time: 6:00pm

Island Fiesta Night

You’ll enjoy a fun night of dining, games and live entertainment during the “Island Fiesta” on the key!  A limbo contest and hermit crab races make for great fun along with special performances by native Garifuna Dancers and a live local band. Happy Hour is from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and scrumptious BBQ buffet is served 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

  • Day:Wednesdays
  • Time:5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Place:Anthony’s Key Pavilion

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Maya Key Private Island Retreat

Enjoy Snorkeling, Beach Relaxation & Shopping

One of the highlights of the week takes place on Mondays, when divers, snorkelers and landlubbers unite at Maya Key.  You’ll arrive by boat following the second daily dive or morning snorkel trip and this beautiful private oasis yours to enjoy. Relax under a coconut canopy, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and tour the animal sanctuary. This beautiful key also offers two secluded beaches, excellent snorkeling from a scenic pier, a 70,000 gallon swimming pool, 5,000 square foot lounge deck and lush garden paths bursting with indigenous flora. Depart for your third dive from Maya Key or return to the resort at approximately 2:30pm.

Day: Mondays
Time: 11:00am – 2:30pm

Horseback Riding on the Beach

Meander on horseback along a lazy stretch of beach in the town of Sandy Bay in Roatan, Honduras. Wave to the locals and you pass through the town and then gallop along the beach. The ride is ideal for first time rider or mature riders looking to get back in the saddle! While on the beach, you will have the opportunity to try a few trots, but is more about enjoying the scenery and being in the saddle. Join us for some amazing riding!

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SPA

Open 8:00am – 8:00pm Daily

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Enjoy muscle-soothing massages and be invigorated with other exquisite treatments and exceptional services at Ixora Spa. Our open-air treatment rooms offer an inviting atmosphere with sounds of ocean waves and soothing sea breeze flowing through three walls of louvered windows. Enjoy massages and wraps, miraculous facials, and the most luxurious of spa pedicures and manicures. Your skin and body be refreshed and revived after a day of diving!

Dining

dining-roomWith your trip, all meals are included. Select from several entrees at lunch and dinner in our main dining room, or enjoy sumptuous buffets featuring regional specialties. Everything is freshly made and the selection is remarkable!  Our dining room perched on the hillside offers a spectacular view of the lagoon, Anthony’s Key and Bailey’s Key.  The adjacent Sunset Deck is the perfect location for taking photos and mingling with friends before dinner or during happy hour.  Three meals daily are included in our packages and are served buffet-style or by wait staff, depending on the menu.  Beverages included: Coffee, Milk and Juices during breakfast; Coffee and Iced Tea during lunch and dinner. Sodas, fresh squeezed juices and alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the Frangipani Bar.

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Breakfast 7:00am – 10:00am
Lunch 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Anthony’s Key Pavilion

5:00pm – 10:00pm Wednesday

Wednesday night is “Island Fiesta” night on the key! BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Red Snapper, Homemade Tortillas and Dessert make for a scrumptious dinner!

Getting to Roatan

We suggest using American Airline or United Airline to get to Roatan. Because we are still far out from the departure date, we cannot view exact flights. Here are some examples of the flights to give you an idea.

American Airlines

You will typically have 1 stop in Miami with a travel time of around 6:00am Boston Departure and arriving in Roatan around 12:30pm. You will be looking at an average right around $900-$1,000 for a round trip ticket. On the return flight you are looking at  a 1:00pm departure time which will arrive back in Boston around 11:00pm.

United Airlines

You will typically have 1 stop in Houston Texas with a travel time around 6:00am Boston departure and arriving in Roatan around 12:30pm. These flights are about the same pricing as American Airlines of $900 to $1000. On the return flight you are looking at  a 1:00pm departure time which will arrive back in Boston around 11:00pm.

Cost

Key Superior Rooms (2 Beds Per Room)

Diver $2,095                            Non-Diver $1,695                     Single Room Diver $2,295

 

sharkIncludes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodations at Anthony’s Key Resort
  • Full American Meal Plan 3-Meals Daily
  • 6 Days of 3 single tank boat dives per day
  • 2 single tank boat night dives per week
  • Buoyancy Control Workshop
  • Shore Diving during shop hours
  • Air tanks, weights and weight belts
  • Day excursion to Maya Key
  • Island Fiesta Night on the Key
  • Round trip airport transfers and airline ticket reconfirmation
  • Welcome island cocktail and orientation
  • Kayaking
  • Entrance to Roatan Museum
  • Dolphin Show Presentation
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Group Leader: Shaun Maguire

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  • Personal Dive Equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Departure Tax $39 cash due upon departure
  • Nitrox
  • Beverages
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Dive Insurance
  • Airfare

Payment Options & Details:

  • Pay a $500 deposit then pay the remaining balance 120 days before trip departure date OR Pay the full price at the time of registration
  • No refunds on trip payments and deposits unless your spot is filled. Spot must be filled 120 days before trip departure date. If you have to cancel and  you find someone else to fill your spot, a 6% credit card processing fee will be taken out of your refund. If paid by cash or check, no fee will apply.
  • Trip & Dive Insurance is highly recommended. 

How to Register:

Call us at 978.927.9551 or email us at dive@underseadivers.com to reserve your spot. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or email us with any questions you may  have.

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Backscatter & GoPro Night!

 

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Having trouble getting the best resolution from your GoPro videos and images? Want to learn how to improve the quality and add filters and a lighting system? Then come meet Fred Dion from Backscatter on February 12th at 7:00pm. Fred will be going over Backscatter GoPro Filter systems as well as different types of lighting that will improve the quality of your images and video.  We will have a presentation then there will be a question and answer portion so you can ask any questions you may have! We ask that you please RSVP by February 6th. We hope to see all of you there. There is limited space, so get in touch quick to reserve your spot. This event is 100% FREE!

Who is BackScatter?
Backscatter is the leading supplier of underwater imaging equipment, with two locations to serve you in Monterey, CA and Derry, NH.

Backscatter Website

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Backscatter GoPro Presentation
Where: Undersea Divers
When: February 12th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
 
Please RSVP by February 6th
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