Saba is the smallest island of the Netherlands Antilles, It consists largely of the dormant volcano, Mount Scenery (877 m), interestingly, Holland's highest mountain.
Saba has a land area of 13 km² (5 sq. miles). It has a population was approximately 1500 inhabitants.
Its current major settlements include The Bottom, Windwardside, Hell's Gate and St. Johns.
The protected dive sites are a mix of deepwater Pinnacles. These provide a home for hoards of horse-eye jacks, snappers, nurse and black tip sharks, turtles and barracudas. From time to time Manta Rays, Hammerhead Sharks and Eagle Rays turn up, plus giant barrel sponges,coral gardens, boulders, finger reefs, hot springs and lava tunnels are reminders of Saba's volcanic history. The water is warm with almost no currents and offers unusually good conditions for the Caribbean.
The Saba Marine Park has been protected since 1987 and offers buoy-designated diving spots, 5 to 40 meters deep (15 to 120 feet.) There are many dive sites for beginners and advanced divers. From 15 ft to 130 ft. Saba offers an amazing variety of hard and soft corals, fish life and endless opportunities for underwater photographers.
January to March – Humpback whale migration
- It costs US$3 to dive within the marine park
|Language:||English widely used|
|Currency:||The Netherlands Antillean guilder or US $|
|Time:||GMT - 4|
|Natural hazards:||Hurricanes (July to October)|
|Diving season:||12 months|
|Water temperature:||Jan to March - 26C/78F|
|June to October – 28C/82F|