THE SABA MARINE PARK
The island’s dive tourism, which started in the early 1980s, introduced SCUBA enthusiasts to the wealth of Saba’s underwater world. The Marine Park was established in 1987 with permanent moorings, regulations of use and maintenance, and a strong conservation attitude.
Saba's Marine Park has received several honors and remains the only park of its kind in the world to be completely self-sufficient in its operation.
The park is situated around the entire island and includes the waters and seabed from the highwater mark - down to a depth of 200 feet, as well as offshore seamounts. A zoning system is applied to get the best possible compromise between different uses of the marine environment.
HELP KEEP OUR WATERS PRISTINE
Whilst enjoying the beauty of Saba's precious waters here are a few things to keep in mind:
Take only pictures – leave only bubbles!
Listen to your dive leaders and dive THEIR plan
Don’t touch the coral, harass the wildlife or remove anything from the Marine Park
Ensure that you practice excellent buoyancy control
Don’t feed the fish or leave anything in the Marine Park
Gloves are not permitted except for holding the line at your 3-minute safety stop
When photographing, adjust all settings before framing the shot and ensure that you and your equipment do not contact the reef
The use of light sticks is not permitted as they may be ingested by marine life