The Caribbean islands are a sailing paradise: a cruising area where distances between islands never exceed a day's journey and where the climate guarantees steady winds and safe sailing from November to May. It is a sailor's dream with hundreds of picturesque anchorages and moorings, welcoming marinas and safe access to harbours.
Airlines service most of the islands from the United States and Europe and numerous boat charter companies offer departures from almost everywhere.
The Caribbean islands stretch from Puerto Rico in the North to Venezuela in the South forming an arc of approximately 500 miles. They are so many independent states and American of European colonies.
Practically nothing remains of the aboriginal inhabitants of these islands who were replaced by slaves of African origin and European settlers. Languages spoken are English and French as well as corresponding pidgins. We have divided the Caribbean arc in four parts of approximately equal size without regard to the number of islands, nor their political or linguistic group.
This part of the world is probably one of the most developed among those areas with decently sized coral reefs. Indeed, both the Virgin Islands and the French islands provide diving centres that have nothing to envy to their counterparts throughout the world. Most of these facilities offer modern scuba equipment, fast boats and very competent staff.
Flora and Fauna are less potentially dangerous than in the Indian Ocean or Australia. Most of the coral reefs in the nature reserves of the Virgin Islands, St Barth, Guadeloupe and other places are of breath-taking beauty and liveliness.
This website was created by and for sailors and sea-lovers. It currently counts over 650 pages, 300 harbours and anchorages and as many commented nautical charts, 43 islands, over 700 photographs, a dozen suggested itineraries and scores of commented diving spots. It has over 400 visitors a day.
Very soon the complete site will also be available in English!
We need your help, your experience to advise all those who like you, sail or scuba dive in this area, or intend to do so. Please write to us!