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Saba is a great diving destination. It offers year-round diving: winter temp is around 26°C / 78°F whereas 85°F / 29°C for the summer season.
The Saba Marine Park has 28 permanently moored dive sites; including Saba’s famous pinnacles and seamounts: Third Encounter, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and Shark Shoals. These dives starts usually starts at 85 ft / 26 m and goes down to 250 ft / 200 m !
Location: Saba (pronounced "SAY-ba") is the smallest island of the Netherlands Antilles. The island is located 28 miles southwest of St. Maarten.
Geographic coordinates: 17° 37.92' N, 63° 14.28' W
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Climate: tropical; ameliorated by northeast trade winds
Terrain: generally hilly, volcanic interiors
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Scenery 862 m
Natural hazards: Saba is subject to hurricanes from July to October
Currency: Netherlands Antillean gulden (ANG)
Population: 1,424 (2004)
Languages: English, Dutch
Capital: The Bottom
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|Dive sites (16)||Quality||Avg depth||Max depth||Experience||Dive type|
|Babylon Cordis||- / -||24 m||24 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Big Rock Market||- / -||20 m||23 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Core Gut||3 / -||15 m||27 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Cove Bay||- / -||18 m||31 m||CMAS * / OW|
|David's Drop-Off||- / -||12.2 m||36.6 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Diamond Rock||3 / -||20 m||25 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Green Island||- / -||7.6 m||19.8 m||All divers|
|Greer Gut||- / -||20 m||23 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Hole in the Corner||- / -||12 m||24 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Man O' War Shoals||- / -||15 m||22 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Outer Limits||- / -||25 m||33.5 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Shark Shoals||- / -||27.5 m||90 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Tent Reef||- / -||15 m||20 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Tent Reef Deep||- / -||23 m||38 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Third Encounter||- / 1||25 m||33.5 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Twilight Zone||- / -||29 m||33.5 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
By underwatertourist , 21-01-2008
Truly the Unspoiled Queen - This little island was made for divers - There are no beaches so no over crowding by typical tourists. No casinoes/shopping malls/diamond stores so not a popular cruise ship stop. What they do have is some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. Under water you will find an abundance of marine life - turtles, nudibranch, octopus, eagles rays, sting rays, sharks, squid, sea horses and more. Above water you will find a welcomeing islanders, safe surroundings, comfortable hotels, great food and ability to escape the ordinary.
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