Factbook: Netherlands Antilles

¬†Netherlands Antilles (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) Geography Location: Caribbean, two island groups in the Caribbean Sea – one includes Curacao and Bonaire north of Venezuela and the other is east of the Virgin Islands Geographic coordinates: 12 15 N, 68 45 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 960…


Factbook: Bermuda

Bermuda (dependent territory of the UK) Geography Location: North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina (US) Geographic coordinates: 32 20 N, 64 45 W Map references: North America Area: total : 50 sq km land: 50 sq km water : 0 sq km Area – comparative: about 0.3…


Factbook: The Bahamas

The Bahamas Geography Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida Geographic coordinates: 24 15 N, 76 00 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 13,940 sq km land: 10,070 sq km water : 3,870 sq km Area – comparative: slightly smaller than Connecticut Land boundaries: 0…


Factbook: Aruba

Aruba A(part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)   Geography Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela Geographic coordinates: 12 30 N, 69 58 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 193 sq km land: 193 sq km water: 0 sq km Area – comparative: slightly larger than Washington,…


Diving Grand Turk Style

BLUE WATER DIVERS & SALT RAKER INN Text & photography by Bill Harrigan What do you want most on a dive trip? All of us have our own priorities but some things are probably on everyone’s list. How about this one, for instance: sunshine, warm clear water, lots of fish, healthy corals, nice beach, no…


The United States Virgin Islands

America’s Tropical Triplets text and photography by Bill Harrigan The U.S. Virgin Islands are like Neapolitan ice cream, a delicious combination of three distinctly different flavors. St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix, the three main islands of this tropical U.S. Territory, are close together physically but far from identical. They share a common heritage…


Walls Galore! Composing Great Underwater Photograhs

Precipitous Adventures Aboard the Turks and Caicos Aggressor By Stephen Frink Repeat business is the best kind of recommendation. Next February I will charter the Turks and Caicos Aggressor a third time, on this occasion to visit the Humpback Whales that congregate in the Silver Banks of the Dominican Republic. I ran a similar trip…


Plunge into Nature’s Pool Grand Turk’s Walls and Reefs

Have Something for Everyone I’ll go back to Grand Turk at the drop of a hat. It may be a small island but Grand Turk has a wealth of diving and it’s a wonderful place to visit. It is about clear water, warm beaches and friendly people. Grand Turk is an island where nature still…


Welcome to Your Underwater Tour of the Cayman Islands

Welcome to the Cayman Islands. This trip is different; it begins underwater. We are going to take you on a tour of three of the most gorgeous islands of the Caribbean and show you why this tropical paradise is considered one of the finest diving locations in the world. Before we begin, let’s go over…


Discard Stress Here

Kick Back and Relax with Grand Turk’s Blue Water Divers and the Salt Raker Inn by Bill Harrigan The Grand Turk wall is separated from the superb sandy beach only by a small section of spectacularly clear water. The boat ride between beach and wall takes about the same time as riding an escalator from…