Martinique's Diamond Rock offers new Scuba Diving Destination
NEW YORK, NY – Exceptional scuba diving can be found throughout the Caribbean, but for a truly one-of-a-kind undersea adventure, Martinique’s Diamond Rock is tough to match. This uninhabited, hardscrabble islet located off Martinique’s southern coast features a cavern that extends directly beneath it from one end to the next. This affords divers the unique opportunity to dive under an island, beginning on one side and emerging on the complete opposite end.
The cavern beneath Diamond Rock has a triangular shape and is marked by strong currents that reserve this adventure for the most skilled divers. Within the cavern, divers will find prolific quantities and varieties of corals, sea fans, and other marine life. Some have even found remnants of Diamond Rock’s former British tenants.
The British fortified Diamond Rock during the Napoleonic Wars, converting the land into a man-of-war dubbed HMS Diamond Rock in 1804. While the British were drawn to the strategic advantages presented by the land atop Diamond Rock, it’s the exciting scuba experience below that will appeal to visitors today.
“Diamond Rock is the undiscovered jewel of scuba diving in the Caribbean,” said Muriel Wiltord, director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA. “It’s certainly among the most uncommon dives anywhere, and even better for pioneering scuba enthusiasts, it’s virtually unknown in the US. Now, with the addition of new airlift via American Eagle, Martinique’s undersea wonders, are more accessible to dive travelers.”
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