Friday, January 11, 2013

Charter Yacht Promenade BVI Wreck Week 2013 May 5-11

The charter yacht Promenade, a spacious 65-foot trimaran that accommodates up to 10 guests, announced that their annual BVI Scuba Diving Wreck Week will be taking place May 5-11, 2013. This week is open to cabin bookings... even for non-divers :)

Soar over the 310-foot long wreck of the RMS Rhone with Promenade Sail Dive Charters during Wreck Week 2013!

Charter Yacht Promenade, Diving Liveaboard Charters and Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Your BVI Wreck Week scuba diving charter will include 7 days and 6 nights aboard Promenade, a fully air conditioned, 65-foot trimaran with a beam of 35 feet... a very stable platform.  The charter fee includes all on-board buffet meals, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, wine with dinner, all diving, and other water sports including fishing, waterskiing, kayaking.

The style of diving on Promenade will be casual. If you are a photographer, please feel free to go at your own pace. If you want a divemaster to lead you, follow Promenade's crew member. If you prefer diving by yourself, after a thorough briefing on the site, go right 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 do so, as long as a crew member knows that you are in the water.

Package details:
  • 6 nights' accommodation aboard Promenade Liveaboard Sail Diving Charters (Sunday to Saturday).
  • All food and beverages on the yacht, including wine with dinner, cocktail hour (for those not night diving), beer and soda.
  • Unlimited diving featuring the wrecks of the BVI, including a minimum of 3 dives on the wreck of the RMS Rhone (including a night dive).
  • Includes all tank fills
  • BC's and regs are available at an extra cost for those who would like rent, rather than bring their own gear
  • Dive Anegada (weather permitting), including The Chikuzen and also The Rocus and/or The Parametta
  • Special souvenir T-shirt
  • Souvenir chart to map your week
  • Dive Book on the Chikuzen or RMS Rhone
Package price:
  • $1750 per person, based on 2 guests per cabin ($3500/cabin, double occupancy). 
  • Discounts are available for a group chartering the entire yacht.
  • Two cabins will be available on a "first come/first reserve" basis for single divers. One cabin for guys and one for gals... This is a great opportunity for those divers who can't find a dive buddy to come along with them.


Saturday, May 5-11, 2013

This is a sample itinerary ONLY. We have two wrecks on Anegada Reef, the Parametta and the Rocus, that we will dive if the weather conditions allow. 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 5: 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 (May 4th), we can offer a special rate for a "sleep aboard"

Day Two, May 6: 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 7: 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 Indian's 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: Sadly, it is time to sail back to marina, and disembark and leave paradise, with great memories.

Looking forward to your inquiries! 

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