M/V CARIBBEAN PEARL II
The M/V Caribbean Pearl II is a very comfortable liveaboard that carries a maximum of 18 passengers in nine air-conditioned staterooms/cabins. Eight Deluxe Staterooms have one large lower bed and an upper single bed. Each cabin has a private head and shower, TV/VCR and air-conditioning. One Master Cabin has a queen sized bed, air conditioning and private head and shower. Six crew provide superb service throughout the cruise and make sure everything runs smoothly. Between dives guests can relax on the sundeck (either in or out of the shade). The salon has an excellent collection of books, videos and music to enjoy.
The dive deck covers the aft third of the main deck. Large gear lockers double as seats and line the rails and centre. Tanks are mounted at the back of each locker, so it is easy to don your equipment at your seat or ask for the tank to be taken to the dive platform. Dive information is displayed on a large board which shows depth and marine life information. A large three-tiered camera table has plenty of space for camera assembly or preparation and separate rinse tanks are kept for cameras and videos. The photography department provides rental cameras and accessories as well as the services of the photo pro if you require a model or expert advice. A range of PADI and SSI speciality courses are offered on M/V Caribbean Pearl II including Nitrox training and facilities. A full range of diving equipment is available for rental by pre-arrangement.
For after the dive there is a warm freshwater shower and clean towels awaiting, as well as the chef’s freshly prepared snacks to appease the after-dive hunger pangs! Delicious barbecues, American-style and local dishes are served; breads, biscuits and baked snacks come straight from the oven. Most meals are served buffet-style.
M/V Caribbean Pearl II operates out of the island of Utila for 7 nights cruises, departing every Saturday throughout the year. Passengers are flown between San Pedro Sula or Roatan (on the mainland of Honduras) and Utila. The cruise itinerary includes dive sites at the islands of Cayos Cochinos, Roatan and Utila.
Price: From $2510. Includes: airport transfers; 7 nights cruise on Caribbean Pearl on a twin/share basis with full board (except dinner on the last night), including non-alcoholic and local alcoholic beverages; 5 full days of diving (up to 4 or 5 dives per day, including night dives) plus one or two dives on the last day. A port, cruising and national park fee of US$115 and the charter airfare of US$120 between San Pedro Sula and Utila return (subject to change) are not included in the package price and will be collected on board.
Single Occupancy Supplement: 65% of the cruise cost (but you can avoid paying the supplement if you are willing to share a cabin).