The myriad of islands found in the Caribbean Sea offers some of the best diving found on this planet. The Caribbean Sea allure most divers, water lovers and nature lovers from all over the world. The Caribbean Islands gives you the opportunity to combine adventures with less demanding activities such as relaxing under a lush palm tree at the sandy beach while sipping a drink, get a massage or going to a Caribbean style beach party. Other recommended pastimes include learning to sail, taking a guided or solitary walking tour into the pristine wild life, go shopping, chartering a yacht, enjoying the ocean view from a cliff, exploring the many historical buildings and learn more about the history of the area and how the history affected how the area look today – a history that includes native cultures and more well know parts of the history as the buccaneers. Travellers from all around the world consider, the Caribbean Sea as a supreme vacation place for having fun as well as for reloading your batteries and leaving your worries behind.
Hicks Cays is a good Caribbean destination for scuba divers. Hicks Cays is located in the Caribbean Sea$ and is located among the myriad of Caribbean islands, islets, caves and reefs. It is considered a part of the West Indies, the area was named by Christopher Columbus based on his misconception that he had reached Asia when he named the area after crossing the Atlantic Ocean on his way from Europe.
Hicks Cays is offering scuba divers clear waters and outstanding visibility that is enjoyed by scuba divers and under water videographers. The water around Hicks Cays is less salty than the Atlantic and the tidal forces causes only small differences in the Caribbean Sea. The water temperature around Hicks Cays are always pleasant and the average water temperature in the area around Hicks Cays is 75°F / 24°C, this combined makes for great diving. The region was once famous for piracy and scuba divers can enjoy the result of the many sea battles fought in the area as wrecks in the sea bottom. Most scuba divers who plan to stay down for any longer period of time favour the use of full wetsuits during the period from December to March when the water is colder, the water is warmer during April and November and a short wetsuit is enough during this period. In the summer time, the period May to October, its warm enough to allow you to dive without a dive suit and if you prefer even without any clothes at all because of the high water temperature. The currents in the Caribbean Sea are counter-clockwise. The Lesser Antilles is the entry point for the water that enters the Caribbean Sea, the water is warmed by the Caribbean sun. The Yucatan Channel then serves as the outlet for the water to leave the Caribbean Sea the water then creates a stream of warm water in the Atlantic called the Gulf Stream
The Caribbean’s has a dramatic history and the island was formed by volcanic activity a long time ago, when magma came streaming up from to the earths surface meet the water and cooled down. The coral reefs around the coast consists of generations of hard calcium carbonated based corals. Corals can only grow on suitable surfaces, the lava stone around Hicks Cays is perfect for this purpose. As one coral polyp dies other coral polyps use their skeleton as surface to live on this process repeated over countless generation causes coral reefs to grow to massive sizes. Coral reefs can only develop in warm waters as the waters around Hicks Cays. The Caribbean Sea is a premium environment for coral reefs, due to the warm and very clear water. The clear water combined with a lot of sun hours means that the reef will receive a lot of sun light and the energy is used by the corals to grow. Coral in them selves can not feed on sunlight, but they form an intricate relationship with several types of microscopic algae which transform the sunlight to energy for the coral. This relationship is one of many that gives us an idea of how complex this world beneath the surface really is. Hicks Cays is the home to a number of sea creatures and the waters surrounding Hicks Cays are bustling with marine life. The water allows you to dive with an abundance of fish and lower life forms found in the sea such as sea snails and sea cucumbers. There is also a good chance that you can encounter larger sea species, such as whale sharks.