Any info on Saba?
Posted 01 August 2002 - 07:48 AM
Posted 17 September 2002 - 12:59 PM
Wife and I were on Saba about three years ago, just after the big hurricane. Some of the island infrastructure was gone (like Captain's Quarters), but underwater all was well.
Stayed at Juliana's. Very friendly small inn (they're all small on Saba). Room included breakfast and a box lunch on dive days. There are numerous good restaurants with reasonable prices for dinner. Try them all.
Dove with Saba Deep. It's a little different from the usual tropical resort where you fall out of bed into the boat. Here you're staying at 1200 ft altitude. The dive package includes cab transfers from the village to the boat every day. The diving was fairly laid back, with long surface intervals on the boat in a sheltered anchorage. All dives were led by a divemaster, but they weren't too pushy about keeping everyone together.
It's a fantastically beautiful island. If you're in good physical condition, do the climb of Mt Scenery (but not right after diving!). There's also a really picturesque guy who is a professional tour guide and will take you on a variety of walking tours. We got him to take us to the sulfur mine and the tide pools. It was a good way to spend the last day before returning home. Can't remember his name, but Juliana or the folks at Saba Deep will know who I'm talking about.
If you go, let me know how you liked it. I can have a vicarious vacation by sharing yours, and I don't even have to take a day off.
Posted 20 September 2002 - 01:37 PM
Posted 21 September 2002 - 07:09 AM
I have little experience with wide angle, but the shots you're planning will be difficult. The pinnacles are at least 50 ft in diameter and they top out around 100 ft deep. Natural light is pretty dim down there, and a strobe will have a hard time lighting that large a formation. Good luck.
Posted 29 November 2002 - 07:05 PM
It will be a while before I finish weeding through the pics, but here are a couple that may take you back...
The Needle (wanted a filter for these types of pics)
Diamond Rock and dive boat (viewed from Sandy Cruze)
Posted 11 December 2002 - 01:36 PM