photo courtesy Mauricio Handler
Man O' War Shoals Mooring Depth: 20 feet (6m)
Maximum Depth: 70 feet (22m) Just east of Diamond Rock, this similarly steep rock structure lies in the sandy bottom at 70 feet with twin peaks rising to 15 and 20 feet from the surface. A multi-level dive profile works best here by circumnavigating the base and slowly spiraling upwards between the two peaks in figure eight fashion. A final safety stop at the top maximizes your bottom time while enjoying the show below. This site offers some of the most diverse and luxuriant marine life and fauna in the Saba Marine Park ranging from Black Coral and hoards Sergeant Majors to industrious Sand Tile Fish. Man O' War Shoals also seems to be the only place to spot Atlantic Spadefish and African Pompano, ocean pelagics rarely seen on reefs.