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Scuba Dive Montserrat

3. Scuba Dive Montserrat
One of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets, Montserrat is situated in an unspoiled and less-visited pocket of the sea, where the marine life is better preserved than in more touristy areas like the Dominican Republic. Home to the Soufrière Hills Volcano and the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, this island nation's dive life has been directly impacted by its volcanic activity, which created an interesting array of pyroclastic flows into the sea, drawing large boulders into the water along with it. Additionally, colorful coral, copper sweepers, and sponges of all shapes and sizes decorate the ocean floor.

Couples can explore dive sites that cover more than 13 miles of coastline with the island's two dive facilities, Green Monkey Dive Shop and Scuba Montserrat. Haven't gone diving before but always dreamed of it? No problem. You can take your certification course, which will take a full weekend, at any PADI or SSI center in your home city, before completing your four checkout dives through the aforementioned centers while on your honeymoon. Once you've reached your underwater limit, indulge in everything else the destination has to offer. The diverse landscape allows travelers to explore curvy slopes and mountainous vistas on the many hiking trails with guided tours available through the Montserrat National Trust and the Montserrat Tourist Board. Or hop on an equestrian adventure with Zekie's Horseback Riding Tours.

Published: 1 Dec 2009 | Last Updated: 14 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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