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Explore Montserrat’s unique waters

5th August 2010 Print
Explore Montserrat’s unique waters

Unique underwater worlds of the Caribbean can be explored with a new three-day package discovering the vibrant waters around the coast of the volcanic island of Montserrat.

This seafaring adventure, starting from Antigua, also includes a rare chance to see Montserrat’s historic former capital, now a modern-day Pompeii, having been buried beneath ash and lava flows in the mid-1990s.

Montserrat-based dive operation Extreme Marine Scuba is offering the new inclusive Explore Montserrat tour package until December 31. It will operate from Antigua, just 30 miles from Montserrat, and the gateway for international flights to and from the UK. This means the Explore Montserrat package could be taken as part of a stay on Antigua or a longer holiday in Montserrat itself. Regular scheduled flights and ferry services operate between Antigua and Montserrat.

Priced at US$750 per person (approx. £505, based on four sharing), the package includes accommodation aboard a six-berth motor cruiser, unlimited diving, meals and a boat tour to Plymouth, once home to 4,000 Montserratians and dating back to Georgian times and a wider island tour by road. This will include views of the still-active Soufriere Hills Volcano.

Ideal for divers keen to explore pristine Caribbean waters, the tour takes in key dive sites around Montserrat’s 13-mile coastline. Teaming with diverse marine life, flourishing since the eruptions of the volcano, which began in 1995, the island’s waters are home to playful dolphins, pipefish, eagle rays, green turtles and nurse sharks.

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Explore Montserrat’s unique waters