Saba is an unexpected scuba diving gem. One of the Leeward Islands located at the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea, the island sits at the heart of the Netherlands Antilles island group.
What puts this small diving destination a step apart from many of her near neighbours, is that Saba is the tip of an age-old volcano. While the interior reveals a hidden rainforest, the perimeter is all steep walls, cliffs and rocky landscapes that drops dramatically to beneath the water line before crashing to a seafloor covered in enormous boulders. There are swim-throughs and caverns, small walls and deep pinnacles making the underwater landscape far more interesting and curious than many other islands nearby.
The reefs and marine life are typical of the Caribbean – surfaces are coated in seaplumes and barrel sponges – and a few reefs have impressive elkhorn hard corals. There are masses of butterfly and angelfish, nurse sharks on most sites, occasional reef sharks and turtles everywhere.