Caribbean Explorer September 1993
here for a map of Saba
Well I had free air travel for two to the Caribbean
on American Airlines (not frequent flier miles but some other airline
promotion) and I had to use it by 15 September, so I looked around to see where
American flew and where I might want to go.
The Caribbean Explorer was offering a late summer promotion and my good
friend Denny spoke highly of the boat and the diving, so I asked around to find
out who else want to come with me for a bargain basement price. Marla Tonseth, One
of the instructors I frequently worked with, grabbed the opportunity and we
were off for a week of diving and relaxation.
The Caribbean Explorer starts and ends each trip in St. Martin from which there is frequent airline service
to Miami and
other big cities. The boat departs
immediately to Saba and St. Kitts who are only
serviced by smaller aircraft less frequently.
Our trip across on arrival was very rough and several of us made oral
offerings to the sea. There was a
tropical storm that passed to the south that night.
During the rest of the trip the captain successfully kept land
between the boat and the wind and kept all the passengers comfortable. Diving was good and I had one very good night
dive (unfortunately I did not bring my video camera on that dive).
The video shows very
healthy sponges, hard corals, and dense fish life.
Click here to learn more about Saba
Click here to learn move about St. Kitts
Click here to learn
more about the Caribbean Explorer