the Caribbean is full of islands, few seem more islandlike than
St. Eustatius (better known as "Statia"). Partly it's
because of the size -- a tiny dot of land surrounded by immense
ocean -- but it's also because it seems so far removed from the
wider world. A place where visitors are warmly welcomed.
Statia has limited options for entertainment and activities. But
those looking to spend a few days scuba diving, snorkeling and
relaxing will be happy they sought out this quiet corner of the
of Statia's assets is the variety of diving. There are deep sites
and shallow areas. There are ancient unrecognizable wrecks, as
well as modern wrecks that have been down just a matter of months.
Though Statia does not have a fringing reef system, some of the
coral that has grown on the rocks has now become coral reef.
Statia's waters unlock the treasures of intriguing marine life,
ballast stones, anchors, canons, warehouses, pottery shards, clay
pipes, bottles and remains of old trading ships, natural and coral
reefs. Snorkeling and diving Statia will take you over the remains
of 17th and 18th century life on Statia.
Few divers have discovered the wonders of Statia and the dive
sites remain pristine and untouched.