Everyone wants to get away at some point and we have some amazing destinations to visit. Instead of the regular spots that can be purchased via travel websites, we work with our international industry partners and local travel agent to bring you the best value for your hard-earned travel dollar. Instead of a trip, we give you the best experience possible with great people.
Our destination trips are group-oriented, while recognizing that some guests like group activities, others like to do their own thing and everything inbetween. While we love diving, we offer great vacations first! There also happens to be some amazing diving.
Our land -based vacations are perfect for people who don't dive, as well as divers - even our liveaboard trips are good for adventure-minded people who want to explore living ona boat for a week!
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This is definitely a don't miss it trip! Saint Lucia’s underwater seascapes are similar to and just as gorgeous as those found above the water on this tropical island. Divers enjoy pinnacles covered with sponges, corals and gorgonians that make these underwater formations as colorful as a rainbow. Sheer walls, shipwrecks and coral reefs also offer divers interesting environments to explore.
Most of the diving around St. Lucia takes place in the Soufriere Marine Reserve to the island’s south. Here divers will find colorful coral reefs and a variety of tropical fish. Popular dives include Anse Chastanet, Fairy Land and Coral Gardens. Two shallow shipwrecks sunk to make artificial reefs, namely the Lesleen M and Daini Koyomaru, are often reported as favorite sites among dive masters in the area.
Trip Cost $4217
Northstar Travel & Associates
Voted #1 US-Based Liveaboard Dive boat by Sport Diver Magazine. 104′ vessel, 12 passengers, and five friendly and experienced crew members to anticipate your every need.
Best known for the endless visibility – thanks to the white sand and bright sun – the area of the Bahamas we dive is located close to the nutrient-rich currents of the Gulf Stream, which helps to feed the coral and keep the reefs healthy. These reefs are some of the most resilient around – they recover from storms quickly, and can survive a larger range of conditions than most other corals. They provide beautiful, safe shelters for a huge diversity of fish. Bimini is the only area of the Bahamas that can claim the combination of mangroves providing a safe, shallow ecosystem for juveniles of every species to thrive in, and the Gulf Stream-fed reefs to give them a rich and healthy environment to live in as adults.
On the edge of the Gulf Stream are beautiful awe-inspiring walls, some starting at only 35′ (11m), some at 80′ (24m), offering dramatic drift dives when the current is running. Closer to shore are shallower patch reefs, some with heads 15′ (5m) tall and loaded with swim-throughs. There is no shortage of wrecks either (though the Bahamas can’t quite compete with the Florida Keys in this category). Some of our favorites are: the Sapona – half in, half out of the water and surrounded with fish; the Hesperus Wreck with thick schools of fish and huge Loggerhead Turtles that bed down here at night; and the Bimini Barge, where you never know what might swim in from the Gulf Stream; schools of Mahi-mahi, dolphins, once even a humpback whale was seen here!
Don’t forget about the sharks! The Bahamas – Bimini in particular – is famous for its sharks. Look in the Paul Humann fish ID book, almost all the pictures of sharks were taken right here in Bimini. Typically you’ll see Caribbean Reef Sharks and Nurse Sharks, but its not uncommon to see Great Hammerheads, Blacktips, and Bull Sharks. We’ve even spotted a Sawfish!Included in Trip:
Three buffet-style hot meals per day, plus snacks and hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, tanks, weights, weight belts, fishing and spearfishing equipment.