Deep Blue Resort - Utila, Honduras

7-Night Stay with Daily Meals and Diving Package with Optional Equipment Rental at Deep Blue Resort in Honduras

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Diving Resort on Remote Caribbean Island

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world and one of the most mysterious. Its lifespan seems to fall somewhere between 70 and 150 years, and it has never been observed mating or giving birth. But one thing's for certain: the creatures are exceedingly docile. In fact, they're usually so focused on gulping up plankton that they pay little attention when divers swim alongside them. You can see these gentle giants for yourself on a 7-day retreat to the PADI Five Star–awarded Deep Blue Resort, located on a remote island in Honduras where whale sharks can be found year-round.

Each day of the trip, trained scuba experts lead three Caribbean Sea boat dives setting out from some of the 90 dive sites scattered throughout the island. These extended trips are your best chance to spot whale sharks as well as dolphins, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish. Expeditions from the north side of the island focus on exploring the huge barrier reef located just off the coast. It's distinguished by sheer wall drops of more than 3,000 feet and is home to a wide array of marine life. Among the snapshot-worthy inhabitants, there are seahorses, frogfish, and tons of clownfish all riding in one tiny car.

Surrounded by coconut palms, fruit trees, and wild orchids, Deep Blue Resort sits on a private beach accessible only by boat. Between the day’s dives, you can refuel with complimentary meals provided in the resort restaurant. Chefs create homestyle dishes to accommodate all tastes, and they stock a selection of fine wines. The clubhouse lounge is outfitted with a full-service bar and a pool table.

In addition to diving excursions and meals, your stay includes a welcome drink, free snorkeling and kayaking, and ground transportation to and from the airport. Click here for a full list of what's included.

Utila, Honduras: Secluded Caribbean Diving Destination

One of the three Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras, Utila is best accessed by ferry from its more developed neighbor, Roatan. Mangrove forests laden with orchids carpet 90% of Utila, which is also the only place in the world where you'll find the swamper iguana. Deep Blue Resort offers boat rides to the island’s only town, which hugs a natural harbor to the southeast. The small Caribbean hamlet is filled with markets, shops, and oceanfront bars perched on stilts.

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What You Get

7-night stay for one in a king or two-double room with daily scuba diving. Check in Saturday. Valid for Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay a solo supplement fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $659 without equipment provided (up to an $1,100 value)
  • Option 2: $799 with equipment provided, including regulators, buoyancy compensators, and shorty wetsuits (up to a $1,350 value)

Included in all options:

  • Three boat dives per day, including two boat night dives
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Three full meals per day
  • Ground transfers to and from airport
  • Welcome drink
  • All coffee, tea, water, and iced tea
  • Free snorkeling and kayaking


Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/17/14
Travel window: 12/7/13–2/28/14

Solo traveler fee: $400

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $66 fee. 90 days' notice required or $116 fee applies; 61 days' notice or fee of 50% of Groupon price applies; 31 days' notice or fee of Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 16% tax not included
  • Solo traveler fee: $400
  • Additional fees: $4 daily reef fee per guest; $35 Honduran departure tax per guest not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Three boat dives per day, plus PADI courses
  • Three meals a day
  • Daily boat shuttles to and from town
  • Social clubhouse with WiFi, bar, and pool
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/17/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 12/7/13–2/28/14
  • Limit 2/person, +1 as gift
  • Limit 2/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $66 fee; 90-day notice or $116 fee; 61-day or fee of 50% Groupon price; 31-day or fee up to Groupon price
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in and drink alcohol, 12+ to stay
  • SCUBA certification required
  • $400 fee to travel solo
  • $4 daily reef fee per guest, $35 Honduran departure tax per guest, and 16% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Private balcony with Caribbean views
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Age restrictions: must be 12 or older to stay
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Please email steve@deepblueutila.com with any questions

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