Saint Eustatius

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Diving Sint Eustatius

Saint Eustatius, fondly called Statia by its 3500 inhabitants, is a 21 km2 Caribbean island close to St. Martin that belongs to the Netherlands. It is also known, modestly, as 'The Pearl of the Caribbean'...

Its links to modern history date back to 1493 and the landing of Columbus. In 1700, Statia has become a major port for trade, and obviously contraband, in the region: tobacco, sugar, slaves, cotton, you can find it all here! Thanks to a tax-free policy, a relative geopolitical neutrality and its famous role in supplying the first American states against the British in 1776, the tiny island has turned into an inevitable and influential hub amongst the powerful nations. Today Saint Eustatius lives off tourism, scuba diving and picturesque hiking tracks, notably the one leading to the island's dormant volcano, the Quill.

From this wealthy and tumultuous past, sailors and pirates alike gave another nickname to Saint Eustatius: the Golden Rock! The only things left today are hundreds of shipwrecks and canons scattered on the seabed close-by, which makes this destination a diving and archeological hotspot. Since 1996, three National Parks have been estalished, on and around the island; they're skillfully managed by a local NGO, STENAPA. On dry land, their mission is to protect the immense biodiversity and the rare native species. Out at sea, the park encompasses the whole coast all the way down to 30m depth! All in all the three parks cover 27,5km2, which says it all about how much they value their natural and historical treasures.

As a matter of fact, diving around Statia proves an incredible demonstration of marine diversity! Green, hawksbill or leatherback turtles, seahorses, humpback whales or pods of dolphins, the famous 'Juveniles season' when a heap of tropical youngsters swarm around the reef... the choice is yours. Most of the sites are of volcanic origin, with finger-shaped lava formations. And as for the visibility, it is considered one of the best in the Caribbean!

STENAPA ensures the protection of everything that makes Saint Eustatius so special: the turtles obviously, but also the pristine coral and the archeological remains. The nesting and hatchling sites are well monitored and any observation or sighting duely noted! The set up of a Park fee helps maintain and create mooring lines so the coral stays untouched, like a textbook picture of the tropical marine ecosystem.

Thanks to a sustained supervision and an unabated passion for this rare environment, snorkeling as much as scuba diving have become the true highlight of your stay on Saint Eustatius. Everything is unique, exceptional and enchanting here... between us, it very much sounds like the perfect diving getaway!

Diving Sint Eustatius

Saint Eustatius, fondly called Statia by its 3500 inhabitants, is a 21 km2 Caribbean island close to St. Martin that belongs to the Netherlands. It is also known, modestly, as 'The Pearl of the Caribbean'...

Its links to modern history date back to 1493 and the landing of Columbus. In 1700, Statia has become a major port for trade, and obviously contraband, in the region: tobacco, sugar, slaves, cotton, you can find it all here! Thanks to a tax-free policy, a relative geopolitical neutrality and its famous role in supplying the first American states against the British in 1776, the tiny island has turned into an inevitable and influential hub amongst the powerful nations. Today Saint Eustatius lives off tourism, scuba diving and picturesque hiking tracks, notably the one leading to the island's dormant volcano, the Quill.

From this wealthy and tumultuous past, sailors and pirates alike gave another nickname to Saint Eustatius: the Golden Rock! The only things left today are hundreds of shipwrecks and canons scattered on the seabed close-by, which makes this destination a diving and archeological hotspot. Since 1996, three National Parks have been estalished, on and around the island; they're skillfully managed by a local NGO, STENAPA. On dry land, their mission is to protect the immense biodiversity and the rare native species. Out at sea, the park encompasses the whole coast all the way down to 30m depth! All in all the three parks cover 27,5km2, which says it all about how much they value their natural and historical treasures.

As a matter of fact, diving around Statia proves an incredible demonstration of marine diversity! Green, hawksbill or leatherback turtles, seahorses, humpback whales or pods of dolphins, the famous 'Juveniles season' when a heap of tropical youngsters swarm around the reef... the choice is yours. Most of the sites are of volcanic origin, with finger-shaped lava formations. And as for the visibility, it is considered one of the best in the Caribbean!

STENAPA ensures the protection of everything that makes Saint Eustatius so special: the turtles obviously, but also the pristine coral and the archeological remains. The nesting and hatchling sites are well monitored and any observation or sighting duely noted! The set up of a Park fee helps maintain and create mooring lines so the coral stays untouched, like a textbook picture of the tropical marine ecosystem.

Thanks to a sustained supervision and an unabated passion for this rare environment, snorkeling as much as scuba diving have become the true highlight of your stay on Saint Eustatius. Everything is unique, exceptional and enchanting here... between us, it very much sounds like the perfect diving getaway!

Diving Sint Eustatius

Saint Eustatius, fondly called Statia by its 3500 inhabitants, is a 21 ...

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Air temperature26°27°27°28°29°29°29°30°31°29°28°27°
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Best time to dive : All year round but September (cyclone season)
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