Bluegrass Dive Club
Lexington, Kentucky

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March 29th-April 5th, 2008 - Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

Trip Leader:

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

Financial:

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

Dates:

March 29th to April 5th, 2008 - Saturday to Saturday

Accommodations:

Laguna Beach Resort
Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
011-504-425-3264 Mainland office
For contact during normal business hours:
(800) 668-8452 Toll Free
(337) 893-0013 Long Distance
(337) 893-5024 FAX
Please address your questions to the Trip Leader or Treasurer before calling the resort or reservations office.
E-mail: res@utila.com  

Dive Operator:

Utila Water Sports
Located on the resort property

Transportation:

Delta Lexington to Roatan - Local Airlines Roatan to Utila

Itinerary:

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

Date: From: To: Flight: Leave: Arrive:
Lexington to Utila
29 MAR 08 LEX ATL DL5128 6:10 AM 7:35 AM
Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 2 hours 11 minutes
ATL RTB DL213 9:46 AM 11:05 AM
Atlantic & SOSA Airlines
RTB UII Atlantic/SOSA Varies 25 min
29 MAR 08
thru
05 ARP 08
Dive & dine Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
Utila to Lexington
05 APR 08 UII RTB Atlantic/SOSA Varies 25 min
RTB RTB DL212 12:05 PM 5:01 PM
Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 4 hours 59 minutes
ATL LEX DL9764 10:00 PM 11:15 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.

All prices are per/person for 7 night/8 day stay with 6 days of diving.
All rooms have A/C, ceiling fans, hot water, shower, private bathroom, porch and pier.

Diver Rate Includes:
  R/T Transportation Utila's airport/Resort
  Accommodations
  3 meals daily
  3 boat dives per day
  2 night boat dives per week
  Unlimited shore diving
  Unlimited use of Kayaks
Non-Diver Rate Includes:
  All of the above except diving
Not Included:
  Bar tab
  Gratuities
  Equipment rental

There are three types of rooms available as follows:
Price includes 16% Honduran Government tax & $3/Day Reef fee (Divers only)
Children under 11, 1/2 price in room w/adult; Under 3 yrs free
Cabin type preferences will be honored on a first come, deposit paid and application submitted, first served basis.

 Cabin Type

Sgl/Dbl Rate Cost
Duplex Bungalow with 2 double beds
(8 rooms available)
This selection is sold out as of May 1st!
 Double Diver $1,112
 Double non-Diver $940
Single Diver $1,355
Single non-Diver $1,183
Duplex Bungalow with 1 king bed
(2 rooms available)
This selection is sold out as of June 14th!
 Double Diver $1,112
 Double non-Diver $940
Single Diver $1,355
Single non-Diver $1,183
Individual Bungalow with 1 king bed
(8 rooms available)
This selection is sold out as of June 14th!
 Double Diver $1,146
 Double non-Diver $974
Single Diver $1,390
Single non-Diver $1,218
Departure tax $35
Trip administration fee $10
Airfare (estimate only at this time) $1,035
Nitrox Unlimited $200
Per Tank $12
1). No discount for 3rd or 4th person in a room, unless a child, as explained above.  Rate for 3rd or 4th person in a room is the same as the double occupancy rate for a diver or non-diver.
2). There is no "reef fee" for snorkelers unless they wish a guaranteed spot on the dive boat. Otherwise, snorkelers may go on the boat without a fee if space permits. 
Click here ===> To access BGDC Trip Refund Policy

Payment Schedule:

$150 deposit due immediately with signup.  $100 of your deposit is non-refundable, but transferable, to an additional (new) sign-up or to someone on the waiting list.  Remaining payments TBD.

Dead Lines:

12 DEC 07

Any unreserved airline seats will be released.  Additional seats may be available but you will have to work directly with the airlines and will not be considered part of the club "group."   Fares will likely be higher

12 Dec 07

Ticket names, as shown on your passport, and rooming assignment must be finalized

18 JAN 08

Final trip payment will be due.  Treasurer will invoice you sometime ahead of this date.  Failure to pay in full by this date may result in cancellation of your reservation

Trip Limit:

40 persons maximum or 20 rooms maximum, whichever comes first.

Current Sign-Up Status:

The trip is now completely sold out.  If interested, please submit a reservation without a deposit to include your name on a waiting list.  Cancellations will be offered to people on the waiting list on a first-in, first-offered basis.  If offered, it will be necessary pay your deposit and any other payments currently due within five business days or the position will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

Dive Activity
Waiver Required:

Click here ===> Print out, sign and mail this BGDC Dive Activity Waiver form to:
     Bluegrass Dive Club
     P.O. Box 23964
     Lexington, KY  40523-3964

Trip Insurance:

Click here ===> To view information about Dive Emergency Assistance and Trip Insurance from a Bluegrass Dive Club partner.

Shirt Design:

Shirt Back

Shirt Front

Notes:

Flag of Honduras

Click Here to See a Larger Version of the Map of Honduras

Links to information on:

Laguna Beach Resort - Accommodations in Utila
Utila Water Sports -
Dive Operator at Utila Beach Resort
Delta Airlines - Flight transportation
Continental Airlines - Flight transportation (Alternative)
Atlantic Airlines - A local Honduran Airline based in La Ceiba with internal flights in Honduras to/from The Bay Islands of Roatan and Utila.
U.S. State Department - Consular Information Sheet - Honduras
Embassy of the United States of America - Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Centers for Disease Control - Health information for Honduras
Time in Utila - CST - 0600 UTC - Utila is in the Central Time Zone.  Please Note!  The United States and Canada are both changing their Daylight Saving Rules for 2007 and many other locations are still considering whether or not to change their rules as well.
Weather in Honduras
- Roatan is as close as I can get
CIA World Factbook -
Honduras
Honduras History -
Site 1
Honduras History -
Site 2
Trip Report on Utila
Photo gallery courtesy of Dan O'Canna

 

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