Saba diving is a truly unique experience for scuba enthusiasts in the Caribbean region.
Saba Island is the smallest of the Netherlands Antilles, the exposed peak of a potentially active volcano that rises precipitously from the surrounding depths of the Caribbean Sea. It lies to the east of the US Virgin Islands, about 35 miles from the island of St. Maarten.
The island is sparsely populated and half covered by a tropical rain forest and topped by a mountain peak perpetually enshrouded by mist of the island’s own making.
Because of the island’s steep, rugged terrain, there are virtually none of the coral sand beaches that fringe most other Caribbean islands. Thus, the main tourist attractions are scuba diving and/or hiking the nature trails that wend through the rain forests or up the nearly 3,000 ft. peak of Mt. Scenery.
This part of the Caribbean is subject to summer hurricanes, but the odds of encountering one during any particular one week visit are relatively slim.