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March 16th - 24th 2019. 9 days

Total trip cost - $1,800 + your airfare and food

Day 1: 

·      Guide picks up group members from Roatan at Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport in the morning. Opportunity for snacks and food.

·      2:00 pm, group takes Utila Dream to the Island of Utila (1 hour)

·      Check in with Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center and Bay Islands College of Diving (BICD)

·  Group dinner on Utila: Mango Tango

· Group Introduction meeting at Restaurant

·  Night Dive with BICD

            Accommodation: Utila Lodge/Bay Islands College of Diving

Day 2:

·      7:00 am start, full day of diving - 2 morning dives and 1 afternoon dive. Diving may include wreck diving, lion fish diving, shallow reef diving, muck diving or wall diving. All dives weather dependent.

· (Optional: Beach clean-up with Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center)

· Possible Lionfish Dissection

·     Lunch in Utila: Utila Lodge

·     Dinner on Utila: The Venue

             Accommodation: Utila Lodge/Bay Islands College of Diving

Day 3:

·      7:00 am start, full day of diving - 2 morning dives and 1 afternoon dive. Diving may include wreck diving, lion fish diving, shallow reef diving, muck diving or wall diving. All dives weather dependent.

·     Lunch in Utila Lodge

· Special WSORC activity/eduction program about conservation in Utila

·      Dinner on Utila: El Castillo

             Accommodation: Utila Lodge/Bay Islands College of Diving

Day 4:

·      Need to be up by 9 am to check out and catch a morning snack.

· Catch morning Utila Dream to Roatan at 10:15 am (1 hour)

·   Check in to accommodation, relax

·   Afternoon dive. May include turtle reef, wall/drift diving, shallow reef diving or muck diving. All dives are weather dependent.

·    Dinner/drinks in Half Moon Bay - Sundowners Beach Bar

         Accommodation: Eco Divers Roatan/ Half Moon Resort

Day 5:

·      7:00 am morning dive - Cara a cara - Caribbean reef shark dive

·      Afternoon dive with Eco-Divers Roatan. May include turtle reef, wall/drift diving, shallow reef diving or muck diving. All dives are weather dependent.

·    Dinner/drinks in Half Moon Bay - Margaritas at Argentina Grill

Accommodation: Eco Divers Roatan/ Half Moon Resort

Day 6:

·  Morning dive with Eco-Divers Roatan. May include turtle reef, wall/drift diving, shallow reef diving or muck diving. All dives are weather dependent.

·  Afternoon reef restoration with Bay Islands Reef Restoration - cleaning coral trees, moving propagated coral and educational lectures.

· Photography lesson and lecture by Mickey Charteris, author of Caribbean Reef Life*

*Subject to change dates

·  Dinner in Half Moon Bay - Creoles Rotisserie Chicken

     Accommodation: Eco Divers Roatan/ Half Moon Resort   

Day 7:

·   All day diving with Eco Divers Roatan. May include turtle reef, wall/drift diving, shallow reef diving or muck diving. All dives are weather dependent.   

· Dinner in Half Moon Bay - Calelu's

Accommodation: Eco Divers Roatan/ Half Moon Resort    

Day 8:

·     All day diving with Eco Divers Roatan. May include turtle reef, wall/drift diving, shallow reef diving or muck diving. All dives are weather dependent.   

·      Dinner in Half Moon Bay - Anthony's Chicken

Accommodation: Eco Divers Roatan/ Half Moon Resort    

Day 9:

·  Morning Snorkeling

·  Free time

·  Leaving Roatan 

Photo tour

·  This tour will be operated as a Dive/Photo tour so participants are encouraged to bring underwater cameras including digital, action and video cameras. Both Running Wild Guides have extensive underwater video/photo experience.

Extensions/additions

· It is entirely possible to schedule extensions and additions to this itinerary. If individuals are interested in getting SCUBA certified on the trip, they may do so at a discounted rate at Bay Islands College of Diving. Participants can get certified during the duration of the stay in Utila or before the rest of the group arrives. Special rate is $298 for Advanced Open Water certification through PADI and includes several free fun dives.

· Individuals wishing to extend to participate in Running Wild Media’s 360 education campaign are invited to do so but cover own cost.

· Contact justin.runningwild@gmail.com to book a tour or schedule extensions and additions.

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$500.00 Deposit due 4 months before trip departure

Deposit can be Cash App’d, Venmo’d or check. Email justin.runningwild@gmail.com for more info

Remaining payments must be submitted 1.5 months before departure.

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All participants on this trip should carry own health but will receive travel insurance included with price.

Deposits are non-refundable as they are used to pre-book all reservations and accommodation.

Liability waivers and supporting documentation must be submitted with final payment. Papers will be issued upon deposit or earlier upon request via email.

Round trip flights should be booked to Roatan at Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport.

We can book your flights if you are more comfortable with that.

Remaining payments must be submitted 1.5 months before departure.