Saba Island Diving: Dutch Treasures

Ken Riddick underwater photography of Saba Island reefs and fish in the Netherlands Antilles
2004 Ken Riddick
Landing on Saba
To reach Saba travelers must make a white-knuckle landing on one of the shortest commercial runways around (1530 feet by one source). There is only one spot on this steep island with enough relatively flat land to support an airport. The islanders cleared the area originally by hand and a daring pilot made the first landing in 1959.

But that turns out to be one of the great assets of Saba. The necessarily small craft can only deliver a small number of visitors with each trip. It is one of the things that helps keep Saba quaint and uncrowded.

This is a view of the landing approach via WinAir over Green Island.


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