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Scuba Diving on Saba

Saba Bank in the Caribbean Netherlands is the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean and has some of the richest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean Sea.

Diving on Saba Bank

Saba Bank in the Caribbean Netherlands is the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean and has some of the richest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean Sea.

Its northeastern side lies about 4.3 km southwest of the island of Saba. It is raised 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’s total surface area is approximately 2200 km², as measured from 11-200 meter depth, 1600 km² of which is shallower than 50 m.

Underwater wildlife

Quaint, quiet and uniquely exotic, it’s a great destination for divers looking for an exclusive diving retreat. It’s common to encounter schools of tropical fish, jacks, groupers or even members of Saba’s robust shark population. White tips, black tips, reef and bull sharks are regularly observed cruising these waters. Lucky divers may get to swim with a humpback whale, manta ray, hammerhead or whale shark.

Saba offers year-round diving with seasonal difference in water temperature and surface conditions. Winter months bring cooler water temperatures varying from 77-80 degrees Fahrenheit, in summer temperatures vary from 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Safe diving

Due to the steepness of the coastal zone, shore diving is virtually impossible. Therefore all diving must be with one of Saba’s licensed dive centers. Their expertise contributes to a safe, convenient and informative diving experience. Saba offers three world class dive operators: Saba Deep Dive Center, Saba Divers and Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center.

Villa Fairview is a perfect operating base for your diving holiday on Saba. The house is fitted with all modern conveniences, allowing you to relax and calm down after a lovely diving day.

Marine park

The Marine Park, established in 1987, is situated around the entire island and includes the waters and seabed from the high-water mark down to a depth of 200 feet, as well as offshore seamounts. A zoning system is applied to get the best possible compromise between different uses of the marine environment. 

The nearshore environments present some very interesting and extremely varied diving experiences, while the offshore dives will leave you absolutely speechless.

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