CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas -- It's a new twist on an old theme:
dive passes, much like multiple-entry theme park passes.
The 75-room Bolongo Bay Beach Club & Villas introduced three
Value Dive Passes for the winter season -- one for six dives, one
for 12 dives and an unlimited dive pass.
The resort's dive passes are offered through the St. Thomas
Diving Club, the largest dive center in the Virgin Islands. The
five-star PADI facility is located at Bolongo.
The club has programs for all levels of divers from beginner to
expert as well as open-water certification courses.
Rates for the dive passes are $198 plus a one-time equipment
charge of $40 for the six-dive pass; $330 plus a $75 equipment
charge for 12 dives, and $395 plus $90 for the unlimited pass.
Bolongo has three vacation options: the European Plan; the
semi-inclusive Continental Plan, and the fully inclusive
Rates start at $215 per room, per night, double, for EP; $245
for CP, and $480 for inclusive.
The prices, valid to April 15, do not include the 8% hotel tax
and 5% service charge (the inclusive plan is exempt from the 5%
To book, call (800) 524-4746 or visit www.bolongo.com.