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The Old Gin House

The Old Gin House

3 star hotel
1 Oranjebaai Oranjestad, Caribbean Netherlands, Netherlands
18 rooms
FREE Internet

Golden Rock Dive Center

dive center
Walking distance Show address

1 Van Tonningenweg, Caribbean Netherlands, St Eustatius, Netherlands

Resort Highlights

  • PADI dive center in walking distance, specialising in tailor-made trips
  • Beautiful beaches and year-round warm seas with great visibility
  • Hike up the dormant volcano and explore the rainforest inside its giant crater
  • Historic bar and restaurant with the only oceanfront lounge deck on the island
  • Swimming pool with towel service surrounded by lush tropical gardens
  • Use the traditional telescope on the porch to gaze up at the starry skies
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 15% (downpayment)
  • 60 days before trip start: 45%
  • 44 days before trip start: 40% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

The Old Gin House is a Colonial-style hotel, with an old-time atmosphere reflecting its 18th century roots

The classical, timeless beauty of The Old Gin House makes it a favourite with history buffs. Original window hatches are still intact on some of the buildings, romantic canopied sunbeds are dotted around the pool and seafront, and all the rooms have traditional mahogany beds. Once a cotton gin, the on-site bar is now atmospheric with candlelit brick walls, vaulted ceilings and chandeliers.

The family-run PADI dive center has a small shop feel and specialises in private dives, so the trips are flexible and tailored to your wishes and diving level. Explore 7 distinct eco systems of the unspoiled Marine Reserve, and on non-diving days, hike up 'The Quill', a dormant volcano whose enormous crater contains a tropical rainforest.

What to see

Language:
English widely spoken
Currency:
USD
Time:
AST
Climate:
Tropical
Natural hazards:
Hurricanes (July to October)
Diving season:
12 months
Water temperature:
Jan to March - 26C/78F
June to October – 28C/82F
Air temperature:
26-28C

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Popular with underwater photographers who appreciate more unusual species
  •  7 distinct eco-systems all with different structures and marine life
  • Center specializes in private group dives and offers up to 4 trips a day
  • Majestic anchors and relics of a flourishing maritime past to be discovered
  • Observe turtles, eels, moray eels, shrimps, barracudas, sharks and much more
  • Different and unique center, away from the crowds of mass tourism

Description

Golden Rock Dive Center is a small, family run PADI dive center who operate in an unspoiled Marine Reserve.

If you believe who you dive with is as important as the diving itself, then Golden Rock Dive Center is the place for you! It is a small, friendly and flexible dive center with top quality equipment and experienced staff who are focused on safety and fun, without all the frills. They offer a variety of customized dive packages, and booking with them is a personalized experience. 

At Golden Rock Dive Center their goal is to give every guest the best experience possible. They’ll find out what that means to you personally before getting started. The center, located directly on the bay across from the ST. Eustatius National Park (STENAPA) Headquarters, is visited by dive travelers from all over the world and has multilingual staff, speaking English, French and Spanish. Flexible dive schedules and site selection are some of the ways that customer satisfaction is guaranteed. St. Eustatius has 2 decompression chambers permanently located in St. Eustatius waters.

 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster Internship

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Camera Rinse Tanks

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)

Sports & Watersports

  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • Fly into F. D. Roosevelt Airport (formerly known as Golden Rock Airport). 
  • Having landed, you should catch a taxi or walk to the resort.
  • The journey will last around 5 minutes by car and 25 minutes on foot. 
  • Check in time is 4pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 11am. 
  • The resort will call a taxi for you upon request when you check out.
  • It's a 5 minute taxi ride back to the airport. 

 

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