September 23rd to 30th, 2017
|Trip Leader:||For Questions Regarding Trip
|For Questions Regarding Trip
|Financial:||For Questions Regarding Payments
To fill out and
submit your reservation.
Please Note: Your reservation is not accepted until a trip deposit has been received by the Treasurer. Please mail your deposit to:
824 Gunpowder Drive
Lexington, KY 40509-1754
Click here ===> If you wish to CANCEL an existing reservation
|Dates:||September 23rd to 30th, 2017 - Saturday to Saturday|
|Accommodations:||Ramon's Village Resort
San Pedro, Belize
(800) Magic 15
(601) 649-1996 (FAX)
Note: Please call your Trip Leader before contacting the resort directly. The Trip Leader may already have the answer and/or your question/concern may be relevant to other club members on this trip.
Ramon's Village Divers
Located on the resort property
No Club Group Air available -
Please secure own reservations
In country ground and air transportation IS INCLUDED in price. Go ahead and book your international travel. Belize City to Ambergris Caye to Ramon’s Village and return. Domestic air runs 6:40a to 9:10p every 40 minutes. You have a reserved spot on a flight based on your international arrival time.
|Lexington to San Pedro|
|23 SEP 17||LEX||ATL||DL746||6:10 AM||7:25 AM|
|Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 2 hour 25 minutes|
|ATL||BZE||DL703||9:50 AM||10:55 AM|
|Change Planes. Connect time in Belize City X hour XX minutes|
|BZE||SPR||PMXXX||X:XX PM||X:XX PM|
23 SEP 17
30 SEP 17
|Dive & Dine Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize|
|San Pedro to Lexington|
|30 SEP 17||SPR||BZE||PMXXX||XX:XXAM||XX:XX AM|
|Change Planes. Connect time in Belize City 2 hours 0 minutes|
|BZE||ATL||DL695||11:50 AM||4:48 PM|
|Change Planes. Connect time in Atlanta, GA 4 hours 52 minutes|
|ATL||LEX||DL5142||9:40 PM||10:55 PM|
All prices are per/person for 7 night/8 day stay with 5 days of diving. All rooms have A/C, ceiling fans, hot water, shower, private bathroom.
Trip Costs include:
Trip Costs do NOT include:
|Non-Diver Rate Includes:
All of the above except diving
|Non-Diver (Standard)||Note 1||$981.00||$809.00||$718.00|
|Diver (Upgrade - BK)||Note 1||$1,533.00||Note 1||Note 1|
|Non-Diver (Upgrade - BK)||Note 1||$1,060.00||Note 1||Note 1|
|Diver (Upgrade - BK)||Note 1||$1,552.00||Note 1||Note 1|
|Non-Diver (Upgrade - BK)||Note 1||$1,079.00||Note 1||Note 1|
|Diver (Budget Option)||$1,663.00||$1,205.00||$1,116.00||$1,072.00|
|Non-Diver (Budget Option)||Note 1||$733.00||$644.00||$599.00|
Cost not provided by vendor. If any requests, we can get cost from them.
Golf cart rental, weekly, $285.00. NOTE: The heart of San Pedro is approximately a half mile walk along the beach or along the sand road. Golf cart parking in San Pedro has become an issue/problem. If you wish to reserve a golf cart, please indicate if you are interested or willing to share (costs, shuttles to dinner, etc) with others. Note: you may be able to find a better deal/price by shopping around independently.
|Click here ===> To access BGDC Trip Refund Policy|
|Payment Schedule:||Due Date||For||Amount|
15 DEC 16
|Sign Up/Deposit (Cannot guarantee rate after December 1st)||
23 JUN 17
Balance due - Treasurer will invoice
deposit by December 1, 2016 required to lock into prices.
|Trip Insurance:||Click here ===> To view information about Dive Emergency Assistance and Trip Insurance from a Bluegrass Dive Club partner.|
|Plug Type "B" is the most common (Click on a link, above, for more info)|
If you run into
the Type "G" outlet you will need
ADAPTERS to convert
this outlet type to something a U.S. Electrical plug will go into. You
may also need a transformer if you have items that are not marked as
described in the following paragraph.
Most newer electrical devices (Camera battery chargers, Laptops, iPads, iPods, Phone chargers) and many other devices can accept a broad range of electrical input 100VAC to 240VAC, 50-60 HZ. Be sure to look closely at the sticker or power requirement stamp on the device or charger to check. If it only says 110 or 120 VAC you will need a transformer. Click to see a sample voltage label.
If you have a number of items to plug in, I recommend taking a small power strip and connecting it with the appropriate adapter to the available power. Just remember - once you do that - the power at the power strip is now what ever you plugged it into 110 Volt AC 60 HZ or 230 Volt AC - 50 HZ. Do not plug anything into the power strip that requires 110 or 120 VAC only, if the power strip is plugged into 230 Volt AC - 50 HZ . If you use a power strip, make sure it is a "cheap" one that does not have a built in circuit breaker otherwise it may pop the circuit breaker in the resort.
|Notes:||Flag of Belize|
Map of Belize
From Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Belize is the only officially English speaking country
The Maya civilization spread itself over Belize between 1500 BC and 300 AD and flourished until about 900 AD. European settlement began with British Jews, privateers and shipwrecked English seamen as early as 1638.
The origin of the name Belize is unclear, but one idea is that it derives from the Spanish pronunciation of the surname of the pirate who created the first settlement in Belize in 1638, Peter Wallace. Another possibility is that the name is from the Maya word belix, meaning "muddy water", applied to the Belize River.
The early "settlement of Belize in the Bay of Honduras" grew from a few habitations located at Belize Town and St George's Caye into a de-facto colony of the United Kingdom during the late eighteenth century. In the early nineteenth century the settlement was called British Honduras, and in 1871 it became a Crown Colony.
Taking advantage of Spain’s inability to establish control over present-day Belize, Englishmen began to cut logwood (Haematoxylum campechianum L.), a dyewood greatly valued in Europe as the principal dyestuff for the expanding wool industry. By the 1770s, a second tropical exotic timber, mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King), replaced logwood as the main export from Belize. The economy of Belize remained based on the extraction of mahogany until the early 1900s when the cultivation of export crops such as citrus, sugar cane, and bananas came to dominate the economy.
Hurricane Hattie inflicted significant damage upon Belize in 1961. The government decided that a coastal capital city lying below sea level was too risky. Over several years, the British colonial government designed a new capital, Belmopan, at the exact geographic centre of the country, and in 1970 began slowly moving the governing offices there.
British Honduras became a self-governing colony in January 1964 and was renamed "Belize" on June 1 1973; it was the United Kingdom's last colony on the American mainland. George Price led the country to full independence on September 21 1981 after delays caused by territorial disputes with neighboring Guatemala, which did not formally recognize the country.
Throughout Belize's history, Guatemala has claimed ownership of all or part of the territory. This claim is occasionally reflected in maps showing Belize as Guatemala's twenty-third province. As of March 2007, the border dispute with Guatemala remains unresolved and quite contentious; at various times the issue has required mediation by the United Kingdom, CARICOM heads of Government, the Organization of American States and, on one occasion, the United States. Since independence, a British garrison has been retained in Belize at the request of the Belizean Government. Notably, both Guatemala and Belize are participating in the confidence-building measures approved by the OAS, including the Guatemala-Belize Language Exchange Project.
In 2005, Belize was the site of unrest caused by discontent with the country's ruling party as well as tax increases in the national budget.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Links to information on:
Ramon's Village Resort - Accommodations in Belize
What the heck is Ambergris anyway? - Click to find out
Short History of Belize - Site 1
History of Belize - Site 2
Info - Site 1
Info - Site 2
Info - Site 3
Info - Site 4 - Belize News
Delta Airlines - Flight transportation
U.S. State Department - Consular Information Sheet - Belize
Embassy of the United States of America - Belmopan, Belize
Embassy of Belize in the US - Washington D.C.
Centers for Disease Control - Health information for Belize
Weather in Belize - Belize City
Time in Belize - San Pedro
CIA World Factbook - Belize