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Lexington, Kentucky

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June 13th-20th, 2009 - St. Croix, USVI

This page has been moved from "Upcoming Events" and will eventually be turned into a "Trip Review" page.

Trip Leader:

For Questions Regarding Trip
Doug Geddes
(859) 224-3197  

For Questions Regarding Trip
Rebecca Singer
(859) 552-0880

Financial:

For Questions Regarding Payments
George Fleischmann
(859) 873-9539

Dates:

June 13th to June 20th, 2009 - Saturday to Saturday

Accommodations:

The Palms at Pelican Cove
4126 La Grande Princesse
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00820
Phone: 340-718-8920
General Inquiries: info@palmspelicancove.com
Please address your questions to the Trip Leader or Treasurer before calling the resort or reservations office.

Dive Operator:

Dive Experience
1111 Strand Street
Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00820
Phone: 340-773-3307
Toll-Free: 1-800-235-9047

Itinerary:

Disclaimer:
There will be no club air on this trip.  Please make your own reservations.

This itinerary is for illustration only.  Please check your tickets and/or Delta for any Flight or Time changes

Date: From: To: Flight: Leave: Arrive:
Lexington to St. Croix
13 JUN 09 LEX ATL DL1619 7:20 AM 8:46 AM
Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 1 hour 1 minute
ATL STX DL437 9:45 AM 1:32 PM
13 JUN 09
thru
20 JUN 09
Dive & Dine St. Croix
St. Croix to Lexington
20 JUN 09 STX ATL DL438 2:20 PM 6:39 PM
Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 1 hour 1 minute
ATL LEX DL5334 9:55 PM 11:06 PM

Costs:

Disclaimer:
These cost figures are accurate (except those marked estimate) but not to the penny.  Some are rounded.  Your final cost will be determined by the club treasurer.

Diver Rate Includes:
  Accommodations
  5 days of 2 boat dives per day
  All equipment including wetsuit
  Tanks, weights and weight belt
  Gear storage if you bring your own gear
Non-Diver Rate Includes:
  All of the above except diving
Not Included:
  Bar tab
  Gratuities
  Airport transfer - note: see truck/van rental

Rooms:
All rooms have:
 - Air-conditioning
 - Ceiling fans
 - Cable TV
 - Refrigerator

There are two types of rooms available as follows:
Ocean View: Ocean view rooms have one queen bed
Oceanfront: Oceanfront rooms have 1 king or 2 queen beds

 Cabin Type

Sgl/Dbl Rate Cost pp
Ocean View with one queen bed Double pp $750
Single indiv TBD
Oceanfront with 1 king or 2 queen beds  Double pp $865
Single indiv TBD
Dive Package
Important:  The price increases for Diver 15 and up.  To save $35 per diver, get your reservations in early.  Your place in line is determined by the date/time stamp on your reservation and receipt of the $200 deposit by the Treasurer.
First 14
$375
Diver 15 +
$415
Trip administration fee $10
Airfare (estimate only at this time)
No club air will be available.  There are several itineraries to get from Lexington, Louisville or Cincinnati to St. Croix and return.  One is suggested above.  Others may be less expensive.
Estimate
$900
Car rental for week (Taxes and Insurance extra and paid locally)
- Note: A car is necessary as you will have to drive from the resort to the dive center daily.  You will also want a car for touring.  This works out to be $70 per head if 4 are sharing
$278/week
$70/person
Nitrox Unlimited TBD
Per Tank TBD
 
Click here ===> To access BGDC Trip Refund Policy

Shirt Design:

 

Shirt Back

Shirt Front

Notes:

   
   

U.S. Virgin Islands
From infoplease.com

The Virgin Islands, consisting of nine main islands and some 75 islets, were explored by Columbus in 1493. They were originally inhabited by the Carib Indians. Since 1666, England has held six of the main islands; the remaining three (St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John), as well as about 50 of the islets, were eventually acquired by Denmark, which named them the Danish West Indies. In 1917, these islands were purchased by the U.S. from Denmark for $25 million.

Congress granted U.S. citizenship to Virgin Islanders in 1927. Universal suffrage was given in 1936 to all persons who could read and write English. The governor was elected by popular vote for the first time in 1970; previously he had been appointed by the U.S. president. A unicameral 15-person legislature serves the Virgin Islands, and congressional legislation gave the islands a nonvoting representative in Congress. Residents of the islands substantially enjoy the same rights as those enjoyed by mainlanders, but they may not vote in presidential elections.

Tourism is the primary economic activity, accounting for most of the GDP and 70% of employment. All goods made in the Virgin Islands qualify for duty-free entry into the United States.

Links to information on:

The Palms at Pelican Cove - Accommodations in St. Croix
Dive Experience -
Dive Operator St. Croix
Delta Airlines - Flight transportation
Centers for Disease Control - Health information for U.S. Virgin Islands
Time in U.S. Virgin Islands - EST - 0400 UTC - USVI is in the Eastern Time Zone
Weather in
 
CIA World Factbook -
U.S. Virgin Islands

 

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