Statia is unspoiled and offers a laid back, relaxed Caribbean atmosphere. You won’t find crowds, grandiose landscapes or built up, condo-littered shorelines here. What you will find, is find is a safe and friendly island where time stood still. With practically no crime, reefs teeming with fish, warm, gentle, breezes and welcoming locals who are genuinely friendly, Statia is truly a little undiscovered slice of marine paradise!
Diving In Statia
Volcanic remains that crept into the sea, paired with the protection of the marine park have made Statia a real haven for diving. The lava from decades past has influenced the underwater topography, creating incredibly unique reefs. Lava flows shaped like ‘fingers’, and in the Southwest, a distinctive spur and groove zone (a series of alternating rocky fingers and sandy channels) has formed. Statia is a unique oasis for Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Flying Gurnard, Moray Eels, Spotted Drums, Frogfish, Sea Horses, Octopus, Lobster, Rays, Sharks, and Turtles. Whether it’s walls, mushroom shelves, pinnacles, or wrecks from all the way back to the 1700s, Statia offers an unspoiled, quaint paradise to discover the underwater world.
We dive with Scubaqua in Statia. Read more here