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The Old Gin House

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The Old Gin House

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

Golden Rock Dive Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 6 divers per guide

Package 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.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
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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

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 15%
  • 60 days before trip start: 60%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the The Old Gin House

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.

We believe divers should dive the way they want without the constraints of an over crowded boat of strangers. Golden Rock Dive Center is a small, friendly and flexible dive center with top quality equipment and experienced staff who are focused on safety and fun, without the pretension. We offer a variety of customized dive/hotel packages, and booking with us is a personalized experience where the dive center arranges your requested accommodations. 

At Golden Rock Dive Center, our goal is to provide you with a unique dive holiday on a small and safe Caribbean island free of mass tourism and cruise ships.  We give every guest the most personalized experience possible whether during your dive, setting up after dive experiences, or eating a local fish/lobster BBQ!  Our dive center is located directly on the bay only a few meter walk to the dive boats and a few minute stroll from the 2 hotels on the bay.  Located across from the St. Eustatius National Park (STENAPA) Headquarters, we are visited by dive travelers from all over the world to enjoy our impeccable diving in the Marine Park and Reserve.  We offer flexible dive schedules and site selection to ensure customer satisfaction is guaranteed. 

Statia offers over 30 dives sites, most of which are moored.  The dive sites range over 7 different underwater ecosystems: new wrecks, historical wrecks, coral encrusted lava flows, isolated rock outcroppings, wall dives, muck dives, and boulder slides.  There are dives to please everyone in your dive group and conditions are mild enough year round for all levels of divers to be safe and have fun.

Take the extra time and go the extra mile to have a quiet, safe, secluded, and unique Caribbean holiday away from it all.  Let us take care of you!

 

 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

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

Diving gear

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

PADI® Courses Available

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

Dive boat facilities

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Facilities

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

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Sports & Watersports

  • Cycling

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.

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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