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THE VILLA AT DUNBAR ROCK GUANAJA November 4-11, 2017

The Villa on Dunbar Rock is one of the Caribbean’s most unique dive resorts. This historical landmark was once used as a mooring for the famous pirate Blackbeard. Local legend hints at buried treasure. When the original owner was constructing the villas, he discovered a hidden cave. He found many pieces of pre-Colombian pottery, but no treasure.

The Villa on Dunbar Rock is not just a resort – it’s a dream vacation destination. Visits to Dunbar Rock offer a unique dive vacation experience from start to finish. As you can well imagine, the “getting-here” is your first introduction to what sets this destination apart.

Guests arriving at the Guanaja Airport are warmly greeted by our staff and escorted not to a parking lot and shuttle van, (no parking lot, no road!) but to a dock and transfer boat for the ten-minute boat transfer to the cay. Time to sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery.

Resort

Perched on a cay with 360° views of Sandy Bay, Guanaja and surrounding cays, this unique resort blends beauty, serenity and something unidentifiably special in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. The 15,000 square foot property is spread across four floors. The ground level provides access to a private white sand beach for lounging, swimming and snorkeling and dive center just off the docks.

Swing

All rooms include a desk, casual seating and closet with digital safe and laundry basket for the free laundry service. There are quiet, wall-mount air conditioners as well as ceiling fans for those who prefer the fresh sea air. Bathrooms are updated with tiled floors and walls and granite vanity tops. Each room has a private balcony with sitting area.

Dining

Guanaja’s fringing reef is a protected marine reserve making it an ideal spot for scuba diving and snorkeling nearly anywhere offshore the mainland. Part of a volcanic and coral mountain range called The Bonacca Ridge, Guanaja marks the beginning of the second largest barrier reef in the world. It offers a mixture of pinnacles, vertical walls, lava tunnels and wrecks including the nearby Jado Trader, one of the most sought-after wrecks in the Caribbean. It also boasts nearly every species of coral growing in the Caribbean Sea, including several species of rare black coral, and sponges of all colors, shapes and sizes.

Pinnacle

The scuba diving in Guanaja shares many similarities to our sister islands, however being a remote location with few visitors, our reefs have remained virtually untouched by diver impact. There is also no competition for dives sites, as with only two dive operators and 45+ sites, you really will feel like you have our reef system all to your own.

Crab

Visibility is generally around 100 feet/30 meters. During the rainy season (roughly October to January) visibility can dip below the usual, though we are always able to scout out the areas that offer the best conditions. Currents are mostly mild to non-existent.

Cleaning

 

Waterfall

 

How Much Does it Cost?

Trip Pricing: Pricing for this trip is as follows:

DescriptionPrice
Diver (Deluxe, double occupancy) $3,950
Diver (Standard, double occupancy) $3,350
Diver (Standard, single occupancy) $4,350
Traveler (not diving) $2,975

 

Deposit and Balance Due: Requirements are as follows:

  • $500 due at sign up
  • Additional $1,000 due May 15
  • Balance due July 20
  • Be aware there are no refunds after the Balance Due date unless we find someone else to take your spot

We will need a copy of your passport at sign up. Your passport must be valid for six months past the date of the trip and have at least two blank pages remaining. Divers must be able to present a certification card and proof of insurance.

 

What’s Included: The basic trip price includes the following (if applicable):

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  • Air fare
  • Airport transfers
  • Eight days/seven nights hotel accommodations
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • All meals, excluding beverages
  • 6 three-tank boat dives
  • Unlimited shore dives
  • Use of tanks and weights
  • Taxes and resort fees
  • Use of kayaks
  • Off-site tours by staff

 

Not Included: Travelers are responsible for the following (if applicable):

  • Trip and dive insurance
  • Meals while in transit
  • Beverage package
  • Alcohol
  • Nitrox (if desired)
  • Gratuities

 

Additional Requirements: Travelers must supply:

  • Valid passport with six months left past date of return
  • Diver and/or Nitrox certification cards
  • Dive insurance
  • Signed travel waiver and Statement of Understanding
  • Personal dive gear
  • Audible and visual surface signals

 

Sign Up Now

Space on Just Add Water group trips is limited and offered on a strictly first-come/first-served basis. You can prevent someone else from getting your spot by signing up as soon as possible. To do so, simply stop by the store or call (440) 942-7575.

 

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