Holiday Reference: TRP 32734

Holiday information

  • Sail some of the most scenic Caribbean islands!
  • Lower & main deck cabin options with twin or double beds
  • Package includes all alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Massive dive deck
  • Average Water Temp: 22 - 30 C
  • Average Air Temp: 22 - 32 C
  • Average Visability: 20m
  • Good for: Sharks, rare species, drop offs
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes
  • The Saba marine park boasts outstanding diving with drop offs and even wrecks! The dormant underwater volcano is a magnet for marine life. Sharks and turtles cruise the reef walls. There's great macro life and schooling fish. It's a superb all round itinerary

Your Holiday Information

Save £300 A unique voyage through some of the most exclusive Caribbean islands on board Caribbean Explorer 2 - dive St Kitts and the remarkable Saba Island. After landing in St Kitts you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. Transfers are booked but have to be paid for locally (approx $30-$40 per taxi/way). You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cabin upgrades available. 12lt tank and weights are included in your package with up to 5 dives a day on offer. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are usually with BA from Gatwick and you will require a 1 way flight from St Maarten at the end of your trip with the local carrier Liat Air. Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. Excluded are the departure tax, $30 fuel surcharge, $115 park fees, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. The last night Friday dinner is not included in your cruise. The crew will help with reservations and recommendations. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

 

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Liveaboard Details

Discover the diving of Saba and St Kitts on board Caribbean Explorer 2. St Kitts is well known as being one of the most picturesque Caribbean islands and has incredibly varied diving to boot. Saba Island is home to exhilarating wall dives with pelag ...

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Discover the diving of Saba and St Kitts on board Caribbean Explorer 2. St Kitts is well known as being one of the most picturesque Caribbean islands and has incredibly varied diving to boot. Saba Island is home to exhilarating wall dives with pelagics and swirling fish balls. Virgin reef systems and coral gardens as well as shark dives and drifts await. And with up to 5 dives a day, your Caribbean liveaboard delivers one diving thrill after another.

Caribbean Explorer II sleeps up to 18 divers and is 35m. There are 4 cabins on the same level as the dive deck with a mix of queen double or twin beds. In the lower deck you find twin cabins, some of which have a double bed with bunk above. Please do let your consultant know at the time of booking if you have a specific cabin preference. All cabins have en suite and a centrally controlled air conditioning system.

The saloon is located on the upper deck with entertainment centre, comfy chairs and the bar. Meals are served here and your package includes free alcoholic drinks after the day's diving is done. Or head towards the sun deck to work on your tan, enjoy a read or just soak in the glorious view. The boat will stop at islands for a beach excursion during the trip. Down on the dive deck your kit is stowed safely away in your personal locker. Cameras can be set up in peace with the dedicated facilities on board. And everyone has easy access to the water. Giant stride off the deck and let the real adventure unfold.

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Caribbean Explorer 2 contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

Itinerary Details

The few divers who venture to the eastern Caribbean islands of St Kitts and St Maarten for a diving holiday discover a true hidden gem - the magnificent Saba Island!

Eastern Caribbean Description

The Caribbean islands of St Kitts and St Maartens are renowned for their secluded beaches and glamorous resorts, but the few divers ever venture this far for a diving holiday discover a true hidden gem - the magnificent Saba Island! So if you are looking for a true Caribbean getaway for your next diving liveaboard, then the Eastern Caribbean itinerary is the choice for you. This is an itinerary full of surprises, with vibrant coral gardens and topography that rivals anything you can find elsewhere in the Caribbean. The volcanic islands are the gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and rest of the Caribbean, resulting in a wide bio diversity and home to some of the rarer species not normally seen at other islands. Treat yourself to a unique holiday where you can taste the adventure on the tradewinds.

The Eastern Caribbean itinerary commences at either St Kitts or St Maartens and as you journey between these two end points the nature reserve of Saba stands out. This wildlife haven is just as impressive underwater. The Eye of the Needle is a is a single tower that rises up perfectly straight from the deep. The walls dive are breathtaking, dropping off into spine tingling blue. Needlefish in their thousands swirl round and reef sharks patrol. Diamond Rock juts above the sea level but beneath the waves you will find eagle rays and turtles alongside rich macro life (blennies in particular) hiding amid the enormous sponges. As coral fingers creep across the sea bed you can look for nurse sharks and gargantuan groupers resting. Everywhere you look profusion's of jacks, snapper and goat fish chase across the reef. The angel fish pose politely for photos as drums dart about. Dive over wreckage form unidentified ships - were these the feared pirate ships of the past? Then there are the caves and swim throughs where the reef plates have cracked. Wend your way through as you take in an endlessly changing landscape before your eyes.

This itinerary will suit divers looking for that hidden paradise in the Caribbean. The diving is varied and does suit all experience levels although there are a few drift dives during the trip so some experience in this is helpful. The diving around Saba Island in particular can be more challenging with negative entries and currents to account for. There is a chance to go ashore and explore an island during the week and the snorkelling is excellent so non divers are welcome on board and will enjoy the cruising as the boat moves from one idyllic scene to the next. The photo and video opportunities are plentiful and well suited for wide angle or macro lovers. The islands and dive sites you visit over the course of your Eastern Caribbean itinerary each have their own individual flavour and are quite unlike anything else you will find in the wider Caribbean. This is a slice of paradise that is just waiting to be discovered.

Want to know more about Eastern Caribbean?

Eastern Caribbean contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.