Our yearly WRECK WEEK is taking place May 28th-June 4th, and we have put together our best package EVER for it! This is the 3rd year that the dive operators and the BVI Tourist Board have bonded together to put on fun diving and activities both on the water and on shore.
Your week on Promenade will include 7 nights and 7 days (Saturday May 28th through Saturday June 4th) onboard our wide stable air conditioned multi-hull with all buffet meals, cocktails and h'or d'oeuvres, wine with dinner, all diving, and other water sports including fishing, waterskiing, kayaking.
Our style of diving on Promenade is casual. If you are a photographer, please feel free to go at your own pace. If you want a divemaster to lead you, follow our crew member, if you prefer diving by yourself after a thorough briefing on the site, go ahead. IF you want to get up very early in the morning and jump in the water (as we tend to anchor over dive sites because of night dives this week) feel free to (as long as a crew member knows that you are in the water).
This is a sample itienary ONLY. We have two wrecks, the Parametta and the ROCUS on Anegada Reef, that if the weather conditions allow, we will be going out to dive. We do however, guarantee to hit as many wrecks as we can in the time as we can and to do unlimited diving.
Day One: (May 28th Saturday)
Board Promenade anytime after 4 pm, at Village Cay Marina in Roadtown. The first night will be spent on dock, allowing you to participate in any kick off parties, and you can choose to have dinner and breakfast at any of our local restaurants. (Dinner and Breakfast services are NOT included in the package price)
Promenade will serve a light lunch while sailing over to the wreck of the FEARLESS outside Great Harbor on Peter Island to do our first wreck dive. We will anchor for the evening at Little Harbor on Peter Island.
We will dive Carrot Rock on the outside of Peter Island after breakfast, one of our favorite dive sites, with pinnacles reaching from 70 feet up to the surface. Lunch will be at White Bay at Peter Island, with time for a beach excursion or snorkeling trip before we dive â€œBrown Pantsâ€ on the outside of Norman Island, or Santa Monica Rock, so named for the Santa Monica that hit the pinnacles here on April 29th, 1783 and subsequently sank at Water Creek on St John. We will anchor for the night at Privateer Bay on Norman Island. Also known as the Caves at Treasure Point and the setting of Robert Louis Stevensonâ€™s Treasure Island.
After a snorkel before breakfast with all the Glassy Eyed Sweepers in the caves, we will take a short hop over to the Indians, so named as they look like an Indians feathered headdress from a distance, where we will do a dive before sailing up for lunch at Salt Island. After hearing the history of the wreck of the Rhone we will dive the Rhone in the afternoon, and then after dinner SCUBA to watch the turtles sleeping underneath the wreck and the lobsters and crabs wandering around. This is bar none, not only the Best Wreck dive in the Caribbean, but also in the top 5 dives of the world. We will anchor overnight on Salt Island.
Up and in the water early for a dive before breakfast before anyone else has a chance to disturb the wreck, this will cap off our SCUBA diving on the RMS Rhone. We have three additional wrecks on our diving agenda today the Beatta, the Inganess and the Marie L and the Pat.
We sail early, weather permitting, out to the wreck of the CHIKUZEN, our second most famous wreck. We will dive the Chikuzen before lunch and again, after lunch before taking a leisurely sunset sail into Muskmelon Bay on Guana Island, one of our favorite deserted anchorages. Or perhaps we will head out to the Rocus and the Parametta? It all depends on the weather! A night dive is planned for those interested.
After a breakfast of watching the pelicans circling while they feed on the billions of bait fish in this bay, we will go around to the outside to dive Grand Central Station. Grand Central Station is so named for the many fish that converge around here, and it is capped up by a spectacular large cave that goes through the island at about 60 feet. Perhaps this afternoon will be a good time to visit the Baths?
Day Eight: (Saturday June 4th, 2011)
Sadly, it is time to sail back to marina, and disembark and leave paradise, with great memories. We will be back in Marina mid morning, for those who's flights leave later on in the day, your luggage can be stored while you shop in Roadtown.
Accommodation with Yacht Promenade Liveaboard 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday)*
All food and beverages on the yacht (wine with dinner, cocktail hour, (for those not night diving!) beer and soda)
Unlimited diving featuring the wrecks of the BVI, inc a minimum of 3 dives on the wreck of the RMS Rhone (inc 1 night dive)
Includes all tank fills, BC's and regs are available at an extra rental cost for those who would like
Dive Anegada (weather permitting), inc The Chikuzen and The Rocus
Special souvenir T-shirt
Souvenir Chart to map your week
$1700.00 per person, based on 2 guests per cabin. We will have two cabins available on a first come first reserved basis for single divers willing to share with the like sex.
EXCLUDED: Crew gratuity