St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands-2010 - The waterfront historic Hotel Caravelle invites travelers to dive into a great vacation with their 2010 dive packages. A five-night stay with six dives starts at $708 per person, double occupancy any time in 2010. A seven-night stay with 10 dives starts at $1027 per person, double occupancy.
"From shipwrecks and dump trucks to dramatic walls and a cruise ship pier, St. Croix has many diverse dive sites to explore," says Sid Kalmans, owner of Hotel Caravelle, who was a certified SCUBA instructor when he moved to St. Croix in 1983, "A favorite is the canyon at Salt River, a site where in 1493 Christopher Columbus landed and where in the 1980's the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had an underwater lab where scientists studied the ocean for weeks at a time, sleeping and eating in this habitat under the sea. The ocean life and dramatic views are stunning and ever changing."
St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (S.C.U.B.A.) is located adjacent to Hotel Caravelle and the dive boat picks guests up right in front of the hotel. Dives are experienced in two-tank trips with option of morning, afternoon and night dives. St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures is a PADI Gold Palm award winning dive center in the US Virgin Islands. S.CU.B.A. offers package rates so parents can join their kids in their new adventure. For more information visit www.stcroixscuba.com or call 877-567-1367.
Located on the waterfront in the historic town of Christiansted, Hotel Caravelle, known for its friendly staff, blends European elegance
with Caribbean charm. The hotel's 43 rooms, most with ocean views, offer amenities including wireless internet access, a/c, satellite TV, phone, iron
and ironing board, hair dryer and radio. The award-winning Rumrunner's waterfront restaurant and bar, located in Hotel Caravelle, offers breakfast,
lunch and dinner. Hotel Caravelle is walking distance from cafes, shops, galleries and historic sites and buildings. For more information visit
or call 800-524-0410.