share a common heritage and another distinguishing characteristic-they have two of the best marine parks in the Caribbean.
Off St. Eustatius, commonly known as Statia, divers can check out the ballast stones of historic shipwrecks, dive modern artificial reefs and explore the underseascape created by the island's now-dormant volcano. Known as the Quill, the volcano is the island's highest peak and can be climbed on a nondiving day.
Most dives take place on the lee side of the islands. Dives at Saba's open-ocean sites are more advanced than the dives at St. Eustatius and other islands in the region. The islands can be dived via live-aboard or land-based operations.
Daytime temps average 75F to 90F with cooler temps at higher altitudes. Expect some rain during the summer months.
84F in the summer dropping to 77F in the winter.
Vis peaks between 80 and 150 feet in winter, the cooler, drier season. During the summer months, visibility can fall to between 60 and 100 feet due to an influx of plankton.
There are no direct flights from the U.S. to Saba or Statia, so you'll need to fly into St. Maarten and then take a charter flight or boat ferry over. U.S. citizens need to present a passport and a return ticket as entry documentation and expect a US$10 departure tax.