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For some visitors to St. Martin, scuba diving on Saba is a must-do trip. Saba, a small volcanic island to the southeast of St. Martin, is a Dutch territory (it is actually the highest point in the kingdom of the Netherlands) and is famous for its teeming marine life. Three ferry services provide transport to Saba’s Fort Bay throughout most of the week.

Of course, you can always fly.

Saba itself, like St. Martin’s neighbor Sint Maarten, is a Dutch territory, the “smallest municipality of the Netherlands.” It lies about 50 kilometers to the southeast of the island of St. Martin, and is accessible by plane and by boat. It takes about 90 minutes to reach Saba from St. Martin by ferry.

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The island, formerly a volcano, rises steeply out of the ocean, and there are few sandy beaches for visitors to lounge on. Instead, the rocky slopes of the island plunge straight down into the warm waters of the Caribbean into an underwater world of mystery and excitement.

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Saba constitutes one of the smallest municipalities of the Netherlands. Famous for its mangoes, the rich, wets soil island has also been famous for mahogany, but the tree is going extinct thanks to development and the effects of a hurricane in the last century.

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Visitors refer to Saba’s forests as “the Elfin Forest” because of its high altitude mist, and mossy appearance.

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Since then there has been a woodland reserve created and aptly named “Elfin Forest Reserve”. Saba’s lush plant and animal wildlife are diverse.

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Diving on Saba

The main destination for divers is the Saba Bank, a large submerged atoll of rich biodiversity, and a prime fishing ground, particularly for lobster.

Its northeastern side lies about 4.3 km southwest of the island of Saba, and rises about 1000 m above the general depths of the surrounding sea floor. With a length of 60 to 65 km and a width of 30 to 40 km, the atoll offers plenty of space for divers.

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The eastern side of the bank is lined with a ridge of living coral, sand and rock, nearly 48 km in length. The depths over the ridge range from 11 to 35 meters.

The Saba Marine Park circles the entire island from the high-water mark to a depth of 60 m (200 feet), including the seabed and overlying waters.

The Saba Marine Park circles the entire island from the high-water mark to a depth of 60 m (200 feet), including the seabed and overlying water

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For more information about diving in St. Martin and traveling to Saba, please contact our front desk!