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Dive Review of Sea Saba/rented a house in
Saba

Sea Saba/rented a house: "Unspoiled Queen lives up to its name!", Dec, 2023,

by Rick Feinleib , VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12871 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Saba is a remarkably charming island! Unlike most islands, most everyone lives above 300m elevation, instead of around the edges on the sea. There are under 2000 permanent residents, no chain hotels or restaurants, 1 main road, and currently 1 dive operator. There are 3 hotels on Saba with a 4th being rebuilt, all with under 30 rooms, and a couple small cottage rental outfits. If traveling with a family or close friends, there are around a dozen or so houses available for vacation rentals perched 400m above the sea on the side of the volcano. We stayed very comfortably in the latter category and were very pleased. There are 3 or 4 very good restaurants on the island, plus a few casual eateries that were absolutely fine. I know of 2 groceries in each of Windwardside and The Bottom. Be mindf ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Sea Saba   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Coz, Bahamas, LilCayman, GBR, Galapagos, Okinawa, Culebra, San Andres, Belize, Fla Keys, Croatia
Closest Airport SXM, SAB Getting There Fly to SXM, then choice of 2-hr ferry to Saba harbor or 15min flight to SAB -- the shortest commercial runway in the world!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-45 M / 98-148 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Must stay within sight of DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Lidded rinse bins onboard dive boats and some table space ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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