A large number of islands are located in what used to be known as buccaneer country, the Caribbean Sea offers some of the best diving found on this planet. Caribbean islands entice snorkelers, scuba divers, water skiers and tourists who come to enjoy the beautiful environment these islands an offer. The islands enables you to have an vacation with everything you come to associate with the good live such as relaxing under a lush palm tree at the sandy beach while contemplating your next adventure in a wonderful surrounding. Other ways to spend your time includes playing beach volleyball, taking a tour into the Caribbean wilderness, go shopping, chartering a yacht, enjoying romantic sunsets on a secluded cliff, visiting an historical area and learn more about the history of the area and how the history affected how the area look today – a history that starts long before Columbus and other parts of the history such as the age of the pirate buccaneers. Travellers from all around the world consider, Nevis as a place for a memorable experience as well as for finding inner peace and leaving all stressful thoughts behind.
One of these much loved paradisiacal places in the Caribbean’s is Nevis. Nevis is located in the Caribbean Sea$ and encircled by thousands of islands, islets, caves and reefs. Nevis is a part of the West Indies, the area was named by Christopher Columbus since he thought he had found a new way to India when he named the area after leaving Europe in an attempt to find a new faster route to Asia.
Nevis is offering scuba divers clear waters and outstanding visibility that is enjoyed by scuba divers and under water naturalists. The water around Nevis is less salty than the Atlantic and the waters around Nevis have a very low tidal range. Nevis water temperatures are always enjoyable and the average water temperature is 75°F / 24°C, this combined makes for great diving. The sea around Nevis was once known for piracy and scuba divers can enjoy a large quantity of wrecks. Scuba divers how make long dives favour the use of full wetsuits during the period from December to March when the water is colder, a half wetsuit is sufficient from April to November. During the summer, from May to October, its warm enough to dive without clothes because of the high water temperature. The currents surrounding Nevis moves counter-clockwise. The water of the Caribbean Sea enters via the Lesser Antilles, the water is warmed by the climate in the area. It then exits through the Yucatan Channel and forms the Gulf Stream
The geological history of the area is fascinating and the island was formed by volcanic activity a long time ago, when magma came streaming up from to the earths surface was being cooled of by the sea. The coral reefs surrounding Nevis has been the home of for generations of calcium carbonated based corals that created the reefs. Corals can only grow on suitable surfaces, the lava stone around Nevis is perfect for this purpose. As one coral polyp dies its skeleton is used by other coral polyps to attach them selves on, which causes the reefs to grow over time. Coral reefs are mainly found in tropical waters as the waters around Nevis. The Caribbean Sea is a premium environment for coral reefs, because of the clear water. A high visibility combined with the sunny weather means that the reef will receive a lot of sun light and the energy is used by the corals to grow. The coral are unable to synthesise energy through photosynthesis, as a substitute they form relationships with microscopic algae that do the photosynthesise in their place. One of many relationships that show of the complexity of the marine world. Nevis and its surrounding waters are bustling with marine life. You can observe marine life of all kinds and lower life forms found in the sea such as sea snails and sea cucumbers. You will also have the opportunity to se some larger sea creatures, such as whale sharks.