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MONTSERRAT
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Montserrat has experienced a period of volcanic activity but this appears to have calmed. Tourism on the island continues to rebound and grow. The island is still a place of beauty and choice destination for many.

Montserrat
is a lush green and mountainous island of approximately 39 square miles, and lies in the Eastern Caribbean chain of islands, some 27 miles southwest of Antigua. Known fondly as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, this pearl shaped island - 12 miles long and 7 miles wide is situated 1,150 miles north of the equator. The island rises in a series of dramatic mountain slopes to the high point of over 3,000 feet at the Soufriere in the Exclusion Zone. The islands of Redonda, Nevis and St. Kitts in the north and west, Guadeloupe to the south and Antigua to the northwest can be seen from the various points on the island.

The island of Montserrat is surrounded by a shelf that gently slopes from the coast to about 60 feet depth. Then the sea floor abruptly drops into the abyss of the Caribbean Sea. The shelf is covered with sand and volcanic rocks. The rocks form the base of extensive patch reefs. The rim of the shelf slopes down at about 45 degrees making it easy to explore. Outcroppings of rocky material provide substrate for deep water reef communities.

Climate 75 - 85F 24 - 29C
Water Temp Average 80 F 25 C
Visibility  50 to 100 ft 15 - 30 m



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