The stunningly elegant Sun Dancer II started operation with the Dancer Fleet in 1997. Decked out in the now famous blue and white Dancer livery, she carries a maximum of 20 passengers in 10 staterooms each with private head and shower. The two Master Staterooms on the Main Deck have a queen-sized bed, private head and shower, TV/VCR and picture window views. Seven Deluxe Staterooms on the Main Deck each have either 2 twin beds or 1 king-sized bed, private head and shower and picture window views. The Owner’s Suite on the Dolphin Deck has 2 twin beds or 1 king-sized bed, private head and shower, TV/VCR and porthole views at either side of the cabin. Each cabin provides a quiet and elegant space for relaxing, reading or sleeping. Towelling robes are provided for your stay on the boat. Clean towels are provided daily and clean sheets are provided mid-week. Complimentary toiletries are placed at the wash basin and each cabin has a built-in hairdryer. Ten crew offer superb service at all times, from morning coffee in your room to taking your tank at the dive platform on your return to the boat or providing hot towels at the end of a night dive.
The dive deck features a water fountain, mask defogging station, weight belt area, two showers, and a supply of fresh towels. Special rinse tanks for cameras are situated on the dive deck. Dive information is displayed on a large board which shows depth and marine life information. For safety and convenience a special hanging bar is raised and lowered from the dive platform and is maintained at a constant 5 metres below the boat during dives. Of special interest to underwater photographers is the spacious multi-tiered, carpeted photo-table complete with cleaning materials. A full camera and video rental service is available at daily or weekly rates. The boat has a photo pro on board who will assist you with your photography and also, if you wish, take a customized video of your diving holiday. Sun Dancer offers Nitrox facilities at an extra charge and a range of courses including PADI Advanced Open Water, IANTD, TDI and PADI Nitrox certification, Rebreather certification and Paul Humann Fish and Creature Identification. A full range of diving equipment is available for rental.
After diving most people head for the sundeck where they can relax (either in or out of the sun) and help themselves to iced drinks and delicious snacks. Freshly baked breads and biscuits show up in the morning and appetizers are served in the afternoon. Beverages and snacks are available at all times in the salon (along with a well-stocked bar). Meals are one of the highlights of the day. Hot breakfasts are cooked to order. Lunch is usually a buffet-style spread and dinner is waiter served. Wine is served with dinner and after dinner drinks are always offered.
Sun Dancer operates out of the harbour at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, Belize City for 7 nights cruises, departing every Saturday throughout the year.
Includes: airport transfers; 7 nights cruise on Sun Dancer on a twin/share basis in an Owners or a Deluxe cabin with full board (except dinner on the last night), including soft drinks, wine, beer and spirits; 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.
Supplement to upgrade to a Master cabin: $200.
Reductions for divers 65 or over, non-divers and consecutive cruises.
In addition, a port tax of $95 and a recompression chamber fee of $15 (subject to change) have to be prepaid.
Single Occupancy Supplement: 65% of the cruise cost (but you can avoid paying the supplement if you are willing to share a cabin).
Nitrox fill (payable on board only): $150 (7 nights cruise) or $10 per fill.