St. Lucia, April 22-29, 2017


MadisonScuba will be spending a week of luxury, tranquility, and adventure at the beautiful Anse Chastanet Resort on St. Lucia . We hope you will join us!St. Lucia pitons 2

Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. The Anse Chastanet reef starts just 10 yards beyond the water’s edge with boat dives only a 5-20 minute ride away. With the air and water temperature both being around 80 degrees in April, some of the marine life you may see include peacock flounder, octopus, puffer, lobster, and even sea horse. We will be diving with Scuba St. Lucia.
scuba st. lucia boat
Price is $2,599 pp/double occupancy, diver. Rates for single occupancy and non-divers are available upon request.

Anse Chastanet is an all-inclusive resort.

It includes

  • Hotel accommodations (Superior rooms)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
  • 12 boat dives (can substitute 2 day dives to night dives)
  • Air tanks, weight belts and weights
  • Shore diving during dive shop hours
  • Airport transfers both ways
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Manager’s rum punch party
  • Use of water sports equipment: Mini-sailing, windsufing, kayaking
  • Use of tennis court and tennis equipment
  • Guided tour of Old French Colonial Plantation
  • Welcome chocolate culinary amenity
  • Use of beach chairs and beach towels
  • MadisonScuba escorts

 

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Equipment rental
  • Nitrox ($75 per diver weekly for 12 dives)
  • Additional land/water excursions
  • Additional boat dives
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Trip insurance
  • Any other additional taxes or surcharges imposed

 

Air Transportation

Air transportation is each person’s responsibility. We will let you know as soon as Wes and Tilly book their tickets; feel free to make the same itinerary. You have the option of booking your flight on your own or contacting Roxanne, at Maduro Dive. She will book your flight for a small additional fee.

 

Accommodations

We have 7 Superior rooms reserved which are located at various levels on the hillside.

rooms-1The Superior rooms have glass or wooden louvered windows (no air conditioning), balconies, and beautiful views of the Pitons and/or the Caribbean Sea. All of the Superior rooms have fridges, electric water kettle, coffee makers, hair dryers, handmade bathrobes and slippers. There is free wi-fi available near the reception area. All rooms have king sized beds – we can request two beds for people sharing accommodations.

Please note that there are approximately 100 stairs leading from beach level to mid-hillside level. A complimentary shuttle service from beachside to hillside level is provided any time it is requested.

Room upgrades available:

  • Superior to Beach Deluxe – $50 per person, per day double occupancy
  • Superior to Hill Deluxe – $80 per person, per day, double occupancy
  • Superior to Premium – $140 per person, per day, double occupancy

Please let us know if you need/would like a roommate. We will do our best to arrange that.

 

Land and water activities

st. lucia beachFacilities at this 600 acre resort include two soft sand beaches, 12 miles of jungle biking, walking and hiking trails in the Anse Mamin valley with excellent birdwatching options, three restaurant locations serving a variety of menus including modern Caribbean, East India-St.Lucia fusion and vegetarian. There are two bars plus the Jungle Grill and Bar at Anse Mamin, an excursions and car rental desk, two beachside boutiques and art gallery, the Kai Belte Spa, Scuba St. Lucia, a watersports center with complimentary windsurfers, sunfish sailboats, paddleboards,  Bike St. Lucia with bike rental, Kayak St. Lucia with complimentary sit on top kayaks and Prijon kayaks at a rental fee.

 

Trip Insurance

Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. In the event of a hurricane, this insurance will cover your costs if the trip has to be cancelled because of a storm or even in the event of losing days of diving due to high winds/waves and the boats don’t go out. Contact Wes or Tilly for trip insurance options. It is also strongly recommended that all divers have diver medical insurance.

 

Rental Gear and Specialty Instruction

Rental dive gear is available from MadisonScuba at our special weekly rate or through the Scuba St. Lucia dive shop. By renting from us, you will know exactly what you will be getting, that it is well maintained, and that it fits. Plus, no weight belts.

We are only offering this trip to 14 people. MadisonScuba takes small groups on our dive trips to make the trip more personable and to give people the opportunity to get to know each other. We will have a pre-trip get-together.

SC-DD-2You will have two instructors along with you. Let Wes know if you want to earn your Boat, Deep, and/or Night and Limited Viz Specialties. You can complete the classroom portion(s) before you leave and Wes will sign off on your two dives (three for Deep more than 60’) on vacation.

 

What’s next?

Register HERE on the web site and mail or drop off your deposit of $500.00 per person at the shop to reserve your place. If you pay by credit card, please add 3%. Your final amount of $2,099.00 ($2599.00 total) is due on or before January 15, 2017. Feel free to make interim payments. Any cancellations are subject to loss of deposit and other fees.

Wes and Tilly will be leading this trip, so if you have any questions, please e-mail Wes, or call the shop at 608-219-5075.