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Published by The Scuba Place, 2018-05-03 07:37:57



Grenada is one of our favourite Caribbean diving destinations, but its stature is not limited to just the Caribbean, as Grenada offers some of the best wreck diving anywhere! This tiny island, situated in the Southern Caribbean off the Venezuelan coast offers the ultimate holiday experience. Spectacular beaches fringing the gin-clear waters of the Caribbean, amazing rainforests bursting with life, mangroves, huge waterfalls and breath-taking scenery – all enhanced by the flamboyant night life and ambience on this ‘spicy’ island!
Below the waterline, Grenada really delivers too. Quality dive centres provide excellent service, in an almost British fashion when it comes to organisation too. The reefs, both local and offshore, together with a protected marine reserve, offer divers plentiful marine life from the small to the big stuff. There is also an underwater sculpture museum – it is surreal to sit on a bench at 10m and take in the view of the collection of human sculptures created by the British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor and depicting a true picture of Grenada’s culture and people.
Where Grenada really comes into its own is the huge choice of wrecks. Often referred to as ‘the wreck capital of the Caribbean’, Grenada offers the wreck enthusiast 15+ quality wrecks to explorec. But not only the wreck enthusiast gets their way in Grenada – Reef and Marine life are abundant around the Island. Rare Sightings of Black Brotula for example and critters are as common as pelagic marine life. Sea turtles such as the Hawskbill Turtle and the Leatherback Turtle have their nesting grounds around the islands and a common sight in spring and summer. A large population of Nurse sharks lives around the Atlantic dive sites, some of which give protection to pregnant nurse mamas twice a year.
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True Blue Bay Boutique Resort is a family owned and operated hotel on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Located on the South Coast, this unique and colourful resort is set among tropical gardens and overlooks the spectacular waters of True Blue Bay.
Experience the restaurant, spa, yoga studio, relaxing pools, kayaks, marina, kayaks, hobie cats, and cooking demonstrations all conveniently on-site.
Within a short distance of many island activities, beaches, restaurants, shopping and the airport, you can easily enjoy all the island has to offer. The concierge staff can make all of your arrangements and ensure your stay in Grenada exceeds your expectations.
The friendliness of owners Russ and Magdalena Fielden and their dedicated team means you quickly become friends and part of an extended family, making True Blue your Grenada home away from home.
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Aquanauts Grenada, a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, offers large boats, with great amenities: diving platform for safe entries and easy boarding after dives, toilet, shaded area and all safety equipment. To get to the dive centre from the hotel you take about 5 steps along the jetty - it is as simple as that!
Grenada Dive Sites offer a wide variety for all experience levels from beginner to advanced diver and for every taste - be it shallow coral gardens, unspoiled reefs or interesting wrecks. Grenada is renowned for its large portfolio of wrecks, all artificial reefs covered with corals. Among it the most famous one, dubbed "Titanic of the Caribbean", the wreck of the cruise liner Bianca C.
Aquanauts dive centre is conveniently located on the south coast with its dive dock and just few minutes boat ride to Grenada's ship wrecks and beautiful reefs. Aquanauts takes pride in personal and professional service, no guest has to carry tanks, Nitrox is free and gear is loaded and rinsed by their team. Their knowledgable instructors love to tell you about the Ocean's fragile eco-system, and guide your improvements in scuba diving.
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Saturday 19 October to Saturday 26 October 2019
- Return airfare London Gatwick to Grenada
- 7 nights True Blue Bay Boutique Resort on a soft all-inclusive basis
- 6 days diving with Aquanauts Grenada with 2 to 3 dives a day, kit rental included
- Airport and local transfers ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRICING : ONLY 16 STUDENT SPACES AVAILABLE
£2500 per person based on double occupancy
£500 non-refundable deposit per person due 25 May 2018 staged payment plan advised upon booking
balance due 12 weeks prior to departure
This is an IATA, ATOL and ABTA bonded holiday provided by The Scuba Place Please review all Booking Conditions here
FLIGHT DETAILS : for reference only - ights will be published 11 months prior to departure
Saturday 19 October 2019 : British Airways departing : London Gatwick at 10:00 arriving : Grenada at 15:35 (GMT-4)
Saturday 26 October 2019 : British Airways
departing : Grenada at 17:05 (GMT-4)
arriving : London Gatwick 07:10 (next day) Sunday 27 October 2019
details : economy seating, 23kg checked and size restricted hand baggage allowance ________________________________________________________________________________ ACCOMMODATION DETAILS :
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort : St. George’s, Grenada
check in : Saturday 19 October 2019 check out : Saturday 26 October 2019 details : standard room, soft all inclusive
Aquanauts Grenada : St. George’s, Grenada
details : 6 days with 2 to 3 boat dives each day, kit hire included
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This year as Scuba Diving is combining with the Science Department, this will broaden the opportunities in Biology and the student’s education. It allows the students to explore the oceans and discover new areas for research and studying. The trip will be closely linked with the science curriculum to support your daughter’s studies as well as developing their Scuba Diving experience and skills.
• Support the Biology curriculum into areas such as classi cation, chemical analysis, ecology and human impacts at GCSE and A level
• Supporting from LV to UV with practical work involved with biodiversity studies with extension eld work in a unique location
• The A Level course includes topics which will be fully supported by practical testing and analysis
• Complete their own personal research to work towards an EPQ project or CREST award
• Gain laboratory skills whilst in the eld with practical testing
• Raising a greater awareness of plastics in oceans by monitoring and surveys at
di erent coral reefs and dive locations
• Complete PADI courses such as Coral Reef Conservation, Fish Identi cation and
Project AWARE to further develop your daughters Scuba Training
• Work with Project AWARE and their dive against debris survey. The data your
daughter will collect is essential and helps build a picture of what is happening under our ocean waves in the world.
We will also be able to run a few sessions in the evenings working on theory skills relating to eld and practical work, planning for future dives whilst on the trip.
Any further questions relating to the curriculum please do contact Catriona Hughes, Head of Biology – [email protected]
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OPEN WATER DIVER : Class & Pool at Benenden School £295
Courses will run on Thursday evenings 7-8.45pm, with 6 pool dives and 4 classroom lessons.
This completes two thirds of the full Open Water Diver course – ge ing all the learning done during term time October-February. (it is fun and a welcome break from school work)
OPEN WATER DIVER : Qualifying Dives at Benenden School £250
The FOUR dives to earn the international certi cation can be completed with the same team of Blue Ocean Diving instructors that conducted the class & pool training. These dives can be completed either on the Grenada trip – or at the local lakes in Kent before the trip.
The alternative is to take a “referral” to a di erent PADI dive centre anywhere in the world to complete the certi cation : this option will normally cost approx. £350.
ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER : On the Grenada Trip £345
The PADI Open Water Diver entry level quali cation certi es divers to a depth of 18m. For students participating in the biological sciences curriculum activities, there is clear bene t in diving deeper to explore wildlife diversity and distribution at depths to 30m with the PADI Advanced Diver certi cation level.
There are FIVE training dives on this program of “supervised experience” : Navigation, Deep, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat & Drift Diving : there is minimal study - easily completed on the
ight out to Grenada – it’s all about experience in the ocean...
There are 3 PADI Specialty programs that will dovetail with and enhance the biological sciences curriculum : Coral Reef Conservation – Underwater Naturalist – Fish Identi cation.
The training for these programs will be conducted at no charge for all students enrolled on the PADI Advanced course on the Grenada trip. Conducted by our PADI Course Director from Blue Ocean Diving, the programs cover the complex nature of Ocean Reef ecosystems and the importance of Coral Reef ecology, as well as the extensive biodiversity of marine invertebrates and an understanding of sh species and behaviour.
* Training will be given free of charge : if students require PADI quali cations, the cost of certi cation fees will be charged [ £40 per certi cation x 3 = £120 ]
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To reserve your space on this trip please complete the the online Benenden School booking form. (please follow the link in the covering email sent with this brochure) Further details or enquiries please contact Mr. Rich De Wet at Benenden School [email protected]
Passenger names as listed on passport, together with passport number and expiry date, date of birth, nationality and contact information is required for each passenger travelling at time of booking.
For further information regarding the trip and/or scuba training please contact PADI Course Director Ryby Stonehouse at Blue Ocean Diving at [email protected]
This is an IATA, ATOL and ABTA bonded holiday provided by The Scuba Place.
Any change in pricing due to ight availability or other circumstances will be disclosed and discussed at time of booking.
Tickets and full travel documentation for group travel will be issued to all passengers 2 weeks prior to departure. All passengers will receive con rmation of their booking and receipt for deposit or any payment immediately after processing along with an ATOL certi cate.
Travel and Diving Insurance are mandatory. Please review all Booking Conditions here Thank you!
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Images courtesy of The Scuba Place, Aquanauts Grenada and Grenada Tourism Authority

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