Golden Rock Dive Center
Like no other: The Old Gin House and Golden Rock Dive Center combine to give divers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. What makes them unique is the continuity of the two, providing a level of service to divers that's not easily found. The Old Gin House is a small hotel with a big commitment to guest comfort, satisfaction and fine dining. A historical landmark, The Old Gin House has the feel of stepping back in time. With the main building constructed more than 300 years ago from ballast brick, it was originally a cotton gin, hence the name. Couple that with a dive center that has a laid-back approach, dedicated to making guests feel at home, with flexible dive-site selections and onshore surface intervals, and divers start to relax right away. Golden Rock divers put a high value on every customer and take no short cuts in ensuring the best experience possible. Over the years, Statia has gained significant notoriety for the incredible diversity of marine ecosystems. The volcanic structure and old and new shipwrecks offer numerous opportunities to attract different species to the waters around Statia.
Most dive travelers to Statia appreciate the small-island charm and the fact that there is no mass tourism, cruise ships or casinos; this is a place for divers! If you think you would enjoy history, hiking and the most-diverse diving in the region, then you could be like many of our guests who now refer to Statia simply as "Utopia"! Just ask your dive buddies about Statia, and if none of them can tell you anything, even better; it's a real adventure!
Accommodations: At The Old Gin House, 14 garden rooms are well appointed with hardwood furnishings, AC, TV and phone. Additional waterfront balcony rooms are available.
Amenities: On-property guests enjoy the Sea Side restaurant for breakfast and lunch, while dinner is served in the historical main building and around the pool for a more-intimate feel. The full-service PADI Gold Palm Resort operates two dive boats and offers underwater photo equipment.