Factbook: Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago   Geography Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela Geographic coordinates: 11 00 N, 61 00 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 5,130 sq km land: 5,130 sq km water: 0 sq km Area – comparative: slightly smaller than Delaware…


Tobago’s Drift Dives

Text and Photography by Walt Stearns Of the many assorted jewels in the Caribbean, the tiny island of Tobago is a true diamond in the rough. Free of large scale industrialization (unlike its larger sister Trinidad), Tobago lolls in an intrinsic grace and beauty. Roughly 116 square miles in size, the island’s densely forested mountains…


A Tale of Two Tobago Inns – BLUE WATER’s INN AND MANTA LODGE

by Walt Stearns Tobago lolls in the seductive grace of intrinsic beauty, both above and below the water. With its deeply convoluted terrain of steep mountains with dense, forested hillsides and valleys, Tobago enjoys a year-round tropical climate. Dress need only be light and casual. Tobago’s people are warm and friendly as well, with a…


Go with the Flow in Tobago – The Innovative Drift Diving Certificate Program

by Walt Stearns We were drifting with the current less than a stone’s throw from the rocky shoreline of Little Tobago Island. As we moved steadily along at about one-half knot, the vibrant reef with its luxuriant concentrations of huge soft corals and sponges was striking. There were all types of octocorals; searods and seaplumes…


Land of the Giants

By Ethan Gordon A bolt of lightning splits the thick air above the Venezuelan rain forest. Monkeys scream and exotic birds take shelter as they await a familiar event. Through the thick canopy of trees the rain begins to fall, a few drops at first, and then a torrential downpour. The deluge of water sweeps…