Sea Saba recognizes that choosing the right dive operation can make the difference between a good dive trip and an extraordinary diving experience. Our slogan "Dive the Sea Saba Difference" is multi-faceted. The Difference is about the level of our service and the quality of our operation--from hard assets to staff expertise. Uncrowded boats, attentive service and professionalism are the final touches; the core is making the most of each underwater experience. Since 1985, The Sea Saba Difference continues...
As a PADI 5-Star Resort, our commitment to
professionalism and adherence to the highest standards in the industry are a given. Sea Saba’s additional status as a PADI National Geographic Dive Center and Sea & Learn founding sponsor further demonstrates our dive team’s genuine commitment to nature and its exploration. Although our instructors' diving credentials are impressive, we strive to be the best dive guides both on the island of Saba and on a broader scale. Our instructors keep their enthusiasm levels high by continuing to learn more about Saba's marine and terrestrial environment. In addition to taking you diving our team is involved in community outreach, reef surveys, coral monitoring, and other educational programs. At Sea Saba, we remember why you learned to dive--your passion is our passion; let us share it with you.
Although showing our customers a great time is a priority, the many safety aspects of running a dive operation always come first. Let's start with "what's in your tank?" Sea Saba utilizes a custom made filtration system that starts with a specifically engineered moisture separator. The air then passes through four-in-line filters before reaching your tank. Ask John to give you a tour...we can proudly state that another Sea Saba Difference is that you can count on our air being oxygen compatible with no risk of carbon monoxide. Click here for a a more detailed explanation, the actual analysis and why you should question this with all dive centers. Our Dependable Equipment page of this site explains more. Sea Saba's boats have all standard safety equipment on board including VHF radios, cell phone, oxygen, first aid, and flare systems. Two instructors crew each of our boats so that there is always surface support and an experienced in-water guide available on each dive. Only Sea Saba utilizes a "boat computer" so that our dive guides have the information to assure planning and conducting of dives based on the most conservative profile for all divers. We also conduct and document quarterly emergency rescue and safety scenarios. Note: at this time, there is no routine hyperbaric treatment on island so be sure your DAN or other diving insurance is up-to-date. We are hopeful Saba's chamber will be operational by Summer 2013.
We recognize the needs of experienced divers. Most of our divers find diving with our guides a pleasure--knowing they have the knowledge and experience to find more marine life but never overbearing or condescending. However, if you prefer to dive as a buddy team and do your own thing or take an entire dive to photograph a Redlip Blenny, we'll give you that freedom provided you follow our basic safety guidelines. Fair? We think so. We'll neither make you play "follow the leader" nor will we make you come up from a shallow dive to fit someone else's hectic schedule. If you're a new or novice diver, our experienced instructors will make you comfortable in no time so that you can fully explore and enjoy the underwater magic of the Saba Marine Park.
Our relaxed schedule and leisurely pace fits well with your vacation. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or morning stroll; our taxi picks you up shortly before 9 a.m. Our boats depart the harbor at 9:30 a.m. As there is only one harbor on Saba, it is home to the diesel generated power plant, fuel station and port for every vessel coming and going from Saba. We prefer to show you more of Saba's miracle of nature, so in between dives, we moor at a beautiful, calm area where you can gaze at seabirds in the cliffs, snorkel with your companion or simply take a nap.
Click here for more details and photos of how and why we plan our dive days. We always take an ample surface interval of 60-90 minutes to be sure you have plenty of time to do a long, relaxing second dive. Our boats return to the harbor about 1:30 p.m. If you want more diving, just say so. We'll change over tanks and head back out. Saba's night dives are spectacular too. Sea Saba has a night dive planned every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday--just let us know you have 4 divers. We will also night on other nights with notice. We'll not only take you night diving but we'll be sure to organize late dinner plans for you while we're at it. Relax! You're on vacation...Simply stated, we'll take you to a grander variety of sites in the marine park, doing our utmost to be certain you don't repeat a dive site unless it is your preference. Our vessels are fuel efficient so it's never a matter of saving on fuel or what's easiest for us. One of Saba's tourism attractions is that there is a wide range of sites without the need for long boat rides. Our boats are just the right size, so that we are not restricted by mooring usage but are large enough to handle most any conditions. There is more to Saba than just our famous pinnacle dives. When conditions permit, know that our experienced crew will be ready to show you as much variety as possible. The island's windwardside offers a completely different underwater topography with often-times superior visibility and different species of marine life than our leeward sites. This is not to say that any area is better, but if you have a week, you should see everything you can. And for those who really want something different, ask about Sea Saba's 'muck dives'. Be sure to check our clickable dive site map which provides detailed descriptions of each site, a photo and in some cases, a video.
Sea Saba was recognized by Forbes Best of the Web as Saba island's unofficial concierge and being the first on Saba to offer this level of service. Our superior service starts at your first point of contact and doesn't let up until our driver takes you to the airport--or some times even after you're home. We're here to make sure every aspect of your trip goes as smoothly as possible so that you will join our list of repeat customers. Our convenient office location at Lambee's Place, on the main corner of Windwardside, allows us to cater to your whims with a full-time office staff looking after any requests and coordinating with our crew to make certain we can do everything possible to make your trip unforgettable. Whether it's dinner reservations or a special dive site request or setting up your underwater engagement proposal, just let us know and we'll do the rest...we think a great dive trip is about more than just great diving!