TYPES OF DIVES

Saba Marine Park, St. Kitts and St. Maarten offer some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scuba diving experiences in the Caribbean. Scuba divers aboard Caribbean Explorer II plunge into warm, turquoise waters teeming with unforgettable marine life like Caribbean reef sharks, turtles and nurse sharks. All dives are made from the liveaboard dive platform, equipped with two in-water ladders for easy access to and from the water. Currents are generally mild and you can expect very good visibility. The diving is generally considered easy and a 3 mm full length wetsuit is the preferred exposure suit for diving in the Northeastern Caribbean since water temperatures range from 78-85°F / 25-30°C.

Saba is a 5 square mile (13 square kilometers) island that lies 28 miles (45 km) south of St. Maarten. It is a dormant volcano that literally rises straight out of the sea. Its origins make for some very interesting geological formations below the waves. These include lava tunnels, underwater hot springs, spur and groove formations, and sheer walls. The marine park is situated around the entire island and has been completely protected for the last 15 years. As the marine environment was protected before diving became popular in Saba, the result is unspoiled coral life and an environment abundant with fish life. You can expect to see a wide variety of reef fish and pelagics such as schools of blue tangs, goatfish, parrotfish, large Nassau groupers, horse-eye jacks, wahoo, turtles, tarpons, barracuda and of course a variety of sharks. Whale sharks and hammerhead sharks are most frequently sighted by lucky divers from January to March. Manta rays, whales and dolphins are also possible sightings particularly at this time.

There are many dive sites around St. Kitts, the locations selected will be influenced by weather and currents. Diving off St. Kitts offers divers both reefs and an array of wrecks that are easily accessible for divers of all levels and experiences.


ONBOARD AMENITIES

The Caribbean Explorer II comfortably accommodates 18 passengers in 9 double staterooms. Furthermore, all of the staterooms have private bathroom facilities, and most of which have queen-sized beds.

The semi-enclosed, air-conditioned salon on the upper deck includes dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library, light table and lounge area. There is certainly opportunity to soak up the sun on the large sundeck with lounge chairs is aft of the main salon.

The vessel's boutique is located on the main deck, and the photo/video lab is below decks. The large dive deck is equipped with a bathroom, individual gear lockers, camera table with a low-pressure air hose, recharging station, air and nitrox filling stations, tank racks, and separate fresh water rinse for both scuba and underwater camera equipment.

There are two sets of stairs accessing the dive platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water. Finally, the vessel is also equipped with a satellite telephone for incoming and outgoing calls worldwide.

Days aboard the vessel generally involve breakfast from 7 to 8 am (cold breakfasts are available for late risers), followed by two morning dives, lunch at 12:30 pm, two afternoon dives, dinner at 6:30 pm, and a night dive. Island tours will be arranged at each island visited for those interested; further island access is available daily upon request. Please note that these itineraries are examples only, and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain's discretion.

Why the Caribbean Explorer II

  • Round trip non-stop air from Miami (Saturday)
  • 3 Meals daily / between dive snacks
  • All beverages included… even ALCOHOL!
  • 18 passengers in 9 double staterooms
  • All Staterooms ensuite (private shower & head)
  • 7 nights up to 5 dives daily

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