Saba Diving?

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Saba Diving?

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 am

Anybody been there and have some tips? Has anybody even heard of it? I'm thinking of heading there in December.
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Re: Saba Diving?

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:48 am

Oooh, always wanted to go. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.

An instructor I met while in the Caymans (which I consider to be the best place in the Caribbean) said that Saba was his favorite, and he had been spending a year each guiding and teaching on different islands throughout the Caribbean for quite a few years at that point.

What’s your plan, have you got it in the works yet? I think you have to take a puddle hopper from the nearby island that’s more populated. It’s also a very steep island from what I remember reading.

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Re: Saba Diving?

Post by Penopolypants » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:54 am

I'm glad to hear it's a favorite of a local expert! It looks to be a very charming island surrounded a marine reserve or protected waters, and not overly crowded.

We're still very much in the planning stages, looking to go in December while I'm on break in between quarters (and ready for some warmth and sun!). You typically fly to St. Maarten and then hop a plane or ferry over to Saba. It is indeed very steep, which means no shore diving - it's all boat, and the accommodations we're considering have package deals for diving.

I had never even heard of it until my sister brought it up, and now I'm excited to go and check it out!
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Re: Saba Diving?

Post by Tangfish » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:53 pm

It’s supposed to be great diving!

Let me know what you find out in researching it, I may follow in your footsteps (or turn up as the third wheel).


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Post by Gdog » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:25 pm

My former sis in law lived on Saba for a couple years, and dove there with her kids. Pinnacle diving....it sounded great. Other than that airport runway. Ive wanted to go for a long time. Was just trying to talk Mrs Gdog into going.

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Post by Penopolypants » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm

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Re: Saba Diving?

Post by ScubaJess » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:35 pm

It looks so nice! I want to go with you guys! :-)
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