The "Spice Island" of the Caribbean offers far more than nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and ginger . . . Grenada was named the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean by Scuba Diving magazine's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.
Grenada's underwater sculpture park has been recognized by National Geographic as a "Wonder of the World" - the shallow underwater garden in Moliniere Bay features 65 sculptures, and was created by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor.
Several Grenada hotels and dive shops are offering special dive packages providing an opportunity to experience the underwater world of Grenada for less.
At True Blue Bay Resort's on-site dive operation, Aquanauts Grenada, divers can choose from a variety of options when booking their group travel. Guests booking six nights receive eight dives, seven nights receive 10 dives or eight nights receive 12 dives. Packages include daily continental breakfast, tanks, weights, round-trip airport transfers and all taxes and service charges.
Rates begin at $1,011 per person based on double occupancy for stays from April 15 to July 31, 2013 and September 1 to December 15, 2013. High season rates begin at $1,306 per person based on double occupancy for stays from December 16, 2012 to April 14, 2013 and August 1 to 31, 2013.
Coyaba Beach Resort's on-site dive shop, Eco Dive & Trek, is offering a special wherein divers who book a travel group of 10 divers get two dives free and those who reserve five rooms receive one free room. The package includes one free dive with the purchase of nine dives, complimentary continental breakfast, PADI refreshers and free airport pick-up. The Eco Dive group special applies now through the end of 2013, but must be booked by the end of April 2013.
Flamboyant Hotel & Villas and Dive Grenada are offering their Romance on the Reef package to create the perfect underwater Caribbean blue wedding for divers who are looking to say "I Do" underwater.
The package includes all civil and religious arrangements, licenses, priest or magistrate fees; services for an event coordinator; round-trip transportation to and from the registry; chairs and signing table with table cloth; decorated location for the ceremony on land and underwater; safety divers/witnesses; and boat passage to the wedding site. Rates begin at $795. Additional wedding services can be added for additional charge.
Calabash Hotel - On-site dive operator, ScubaTech LTD, is offering free dives to divers who pre-book their dive packages via www.scubatech-grenada.com from now through March 31, 2013. Divers can chose from a variety of packages; book six dives, receive one dive free; reserve a 10-dive package and receive two dives or a Nitrox course free; book a 20-dive package and get four dives free and a Bianca C t-shirt, or a Nitrox course and two dives free.
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