wreck week may 5th to 11th, 2013
british virgin islands
Soar over the 310-foot long wreck of the RMS Rhone with Promenade Sail Dive Charters during Wreck Week 2013!
I am not sure why we in the British Virgin Islands have such a problem with getting a SCUBA diving wreck week off the ground, but I LOVE SCUBA diving all these wrecks, and so, I am going to put one on the yacht calendar again for next May.
Your week on Promenade will include 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday May 5th through Saturday May 11th) 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 5th Sunday)
Board Promenade 12 noon. Promenade will welcome you with a light lunch before 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. For those staying overnight on island the evening before, we can offer a special rate for a "sleep aboard"
Day Two: (May 6th Monday)
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 “Brown Pants” 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 Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
Day Three: (May 7th, Tuesday)
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.
Day Four: (May 8th, Wednesday)
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.
Day Five: (May 9th, Thursday)
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.
Day Six: (May 10th, Friday)
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? Friday night will find Promenade either anchored at Trellis Bay or Road Harbour and a last night to party under the stars.
Day Seven: (May 11th, Saturday)
Sadly, it is time to sail back to marina, and disembark and leave paradise, with great memories.
Goliath Grouper on the wreck of the Chikuzen
Accommodation with Yacht Promenade Liveaboard (6 nights Sunday 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
Dive Book on the Chikuzen or RMS Rhone
$3500.00 based on 2 people sharing a cabin.
Discounts are available for a group chartering the entire yacht