Haiti on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. See the map here.
Unlike The Dominican Republic, Haiti is not noted for tourism and therefore, the dive sites are quite pristine. However, there is a price to pay. The country is blighted by political and criminal violence. Killings and kidnappings in the capital of Port-au-Prince are common. Always check for the latest Foreign Office advice before considering travelling. See the link below.
- At Amani, you can descend the famous Zombie Hole, a 450 footdeep hole. Reefs in Haiti are largely undamaged and disease free. Giant anemones and sponges are common. Dive sites located in the channel formed by the barrier island of Gonave have very diverse and healthy eco-systems.
- A yellow fever vaccination certificate is requires from travellers over 1 year of age travelling from infected areas.
- Malaria risk exists throughout the year in certain forest areas in Chantal, Gros Marne, Hinche, Jacmel and Maissade.
- As of May 2008, the Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to Haiti due to personal safety issues. Check for the latest advice before travelling.
|Time:||GMT - 5|
|Natural hazards:||Hurricanes (July to October), occasional flooding and earthquakes|
|Diving season:||12 months|
|Water temperature:||Jan to March - 26C/78F|
|June to October – 28C/82F|
|Hyperbaric chambers:||Closest: Naval Base 27 Febrero San Souci Santo Dominigo RD: (80...|