All participants on our vacations must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Discover Sint Eustatius, better known as “Statia,” on a luxury LGBTQ+ scuba vacation in March. This green island nestled between St. Kitts and Saba, close to St. Maarten, changed hands 22 times before eventually coming under Dutch rule, where it remains today as part of the Caribbean Netherlands. The island earned the nickname “Golden Rock” from its prominence as a trading port in the 17th century. In 1776, Statia became the first foreign port to recognize the new United States of America.
Featured this year in Travel + Leisure magazine as a rare "hidden gem," you'll stay in the brand-new Golden Rock Dive and Nature Resort, and your host for the week, Robert Walden, will escort you to the best of everything this beautiful island has to offer. Breakfast daily along with three dinners at the resort's upscale open-air Breeze restaurant are included in your package.
Enjoy five days of two-tank morning dives with Scubaqua Dive Center plus two additional afternoon dives, as well as an island tour and plenty of free time to enjoy the resort amenities.
Explore and dive the "Golden Rock" in style with a fun and friendly group of LGBTQ+ divers!
- Seven nights at Golden Rock Dive and Nature Resort (double occupancy)
- Five days of two-tank morning boat dives with Scubaqua plus two afternoon dives
- Free EANx 32 for Nitrox-certified divers
- Breakfast daily
- Three group dinners at Breeze restaurant
- Transfers to/from airport
and dive center
Not included :
to St Maarten (SXM) and on to St. Eustatius (EUX; about $250 roundtrip from St. Maarten on WinAir), rental equipment or instruction if required, meals not mentioned above, Statia Marine Park fee of $30, Airport departure tax of $15 cash only, gratuities, and
items of a personal nature.
How to reserve your space:
We'll place a space on courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
Complete and return the trip application and waiver electronically, then pay your deposit by check or credit card.
Make your airline reservations to St. Maarten (SXM) and on to Statia (EUX) and forward to us a copy of your e-tickets. We're happy to help you find the best flights.
Easy air connections are available on many airlines to St. Maarten (SXM). From there it's a short flight on Winair to St. Eustatius (EUX). You'll probably need to book these flights separately. Please plan to arrive on St. Maarten no later than 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The last flight of the day to Statia from St. Maarten on WinAir is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and seats are limited.
WinAir has now simplified its online ticketing process, so you can book your own flight to St. Eustatius (EUX) from St. Maarten (SXM) and back online at http://www.fly-winair.com/. Please make sure to allow at least two hours between your flights each way for baggage handling and check-in.
Contact us for assistance with air travel to St. Maarten and on to Statia.
Deposit of $700 is due upon
booking. Balance due 90 days prior to departure.
Non-diver: deduct $500
Due to space limitations, this unique vacation is certain to sell out early.
Reserve your space today!