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Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 2)

There is nothing more unpleasant than a mask full of half saltwater, so be sure to cinch the strap on your mask tightly so that no water is printed. This can be done simply by placing the mask on your head first, loose, then pulling the tight straps on either side of the head.

It may sound rough, but the easiest way to keep your mask from getting blurred is to spit it into the lens and rub saliva around, then dip it in water to rinse.

Remember to attach the snorkel to the mask strap to keep it upright while you are swimming and to prevent water from entering the tube.

If water enters your breathing tube, do not panic. Just stop, lift your head above the surface of the water, and remove the mouthpiece and flush or blow it out to get water out.

Don’t be afraid to swim: Yes, they look dorky, and they can hardly walk around while you’re still on the boat. But they will make a different world when you are in the water, especially if you are not a strong swimmer. Try to wait until the last minute before placing your fin – on or near the boat ladder; Doing it in water can be complicated.

Yes, you can dive with the snorkel mask! I love snorkeling around the baths on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, but you need to dive to appreciate the rock formations here. Just remember to take a deep breath and don’t try to breathe through your breathing tube!

Sea Trek gives you the experience of visiting the ocean floor without having to learn to dive. However, it is more like wearing an old fashioned diving suit, so your movements are quite limited. I would recommend Sea Trek as a one-off novelty – something to do if you never plan to get scuba diving certification. But your experience can vary greatly from location to location, so be sure to get some details about your tour before you go.

Sailing in the Caribbean region

Sailing is a big business in the Caribbean region, despite it may lack the fiercely competitive nature of some of the other sports. Sailing is popular here due to the fact that the islands are surrounded by some of the most scenic waters in the world, so it would be such a waste if you don’t try sailing during your Caribbean break.
Besides, yacht racing takes place across the islands all year round, with the participation of the best sailing teams in the world. So, remember to check out racing calendar for upcoming races in the region you’re traveling to. You might lucky to witness one.
If you in for a treat, you can easily rent boats from your all-inclusive resorts, ask the staff for some direction and you are ready to adventure.

But when are the best times for sailing, you may ask?
The best time to sail in the Eastern Caribbean islands such as from St. Thomas to Grenada is from March through June, although the weather in Caribbean is nice year round. There are fewer tourists, and the weather is stunningly with less clouds, settled weather patterns, tropical fruit and flowers are blooming.
Early summer is when the trade winds calm down, so yachts can visit anchorages and islands such as the islands of Saba and Statia in the Leeward Islands that are difficult to get to during stormy, windy weather.
Besides Saba and Statia, there are other options for anchorages in early summer such as the whole Eastern side of Martinique with a lagoon on the windward side ideal for cruising, between the outer reef and the mainland.

Weather No Longer Effects Rates

Many resort don’t often offer specials rates in the summer as yachts in the Virgin Islands are so well booked – they easily get 25-35 weeks of charter a year. Hence, if you are interested in sailing, you should check and book in advance as they would not discount for the entire summer months.

Participate in water sports on the paradise islands of the Caribbean (Part 2)

2. Barbados

Barbados is also one of the perfect destinations for visitors to the Caribbean. It is impressive thanks to the wonderful climate, clean beach. Visitors also come here to enjoy delicious food and excellent quality restaurants. Beautiful beauty and various cultural activities will bring you many unforgettable experiences in life.

This island is formed by ocean sediments, with many natural lakes and caves underwater. Harrison Cave is the most beautiful cave in all caves. Clearwater flows through the caves, creating beautiful waterfalls and pools.

3. Aruba

Aruba Island is famous for its poetic beaches and rich beach activities thanks to its warm weather and sunny sky. This island is located in the South Caribbean Sea.

4. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a combination of islands. Here is known for its favorable weather conditions, thus making it the perfect place to travel year-round with an average temperature of only 21-26 degrees Celsius.

The white sand beaches of Puerto Rico are very popular with global tourists. There are also various tourist activities such as sailing, surfing, and snorkelling.

5. Antigua

Antigua is a small group of islands famous for its excellent restaurants, cafes and discos. The beaches here are filled with white sand, beautiful pink and luscious labels.

It is also one of the most important islands of the island of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua’s economy depends entirely on tourism.

It is known that Antigua Island is about 22 km long and 18 km wide with a total area of ​​281 km2. The capital and largest city of both Antigua and Barbuda is St. John, located on the northwest coast of Antigua.

The low islands here are formed by limestone rocks rather than volcanic activity. The highest point on the island is Mount Obama with a height of 402 meters. The locals are very friendly and also have a very interesting nightlife.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 1)

Snorkeling is the easiest and cheapest way to get a good close-up view of the underwater wonders of the Caribbean. Quite a lot of people can wear scuba masks and snorkel breathing; add a pair of swimming fins (flippers) and you really don’t need to do more than float on the surface and look down at life in the sea. It is very simple, even small children can do it.

You might be surprised at how much you can see when snorkeling, even off the beach in your Caribbean resort. During a visit to the Little Dix Bay resort, for example, I was able to cruise right on stingrays and sea turtles as well as the usual colorful fish and reefs.

Most resorts will lend you free snorkeling equipment, making snorkeling both the cheapest and simplest way to explore the underwater world.

You can also join a diving charter, where a boat will take you to the top scuba diving and diving spots around the island you are visiting. Charters often allow you to see unique attractions such as sunken submerged reefs and healthier reefs than you usually see around the resort, meaning more colorful fish and corals, as well as sharks and other large residents.

Scuba divers also pay attention to your safety, and of course there is usually free beer and lunch on offer, in addition to a scenic boat trip. What’s not to like?

A few tips on scuba diving

If you are renting or borrowing equipment, make sure it is clean before you stick it in your mouth. Most dive shops will soak your gears in a mild detergent bath, but if that’s not good enough for your peace of mind, bring some alcohol cleaning pads along. Or, just buy your own device and pack it – a mask and tube really don’t take up a lot of space.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 2)

Diving at Coral Reef Sites

Among the diverse underwater ecosystems of the Caribbean, there are some prime breeding grounds for coral which is extremely beautiful, and are a home for many colorful marine creatures. Thus, it is understandable that divers love spending time exploring these reefs. Among various Caribbean island, divers and snorkeler would be amazed with the coast of Belize with the second largest coral reef system in the world, the wonderful waters of marina parks on Bonaire and the coral gardens teeming with fish on Curacao.

Diving from Dive Resorts

If you’re looking for convenient while spending a lot of time under water, the Caribbean island has a wide range of dive resort with on-site dive operation. Divers can book a package that includes meals, equipment, guided excursions, and the only thing that divers have to worry about is diving.

Diving for Marine Life

Throughout the Caribbean, there are various unique offerings that exist such as the Antigua’s calm waters and plentiful marine life make it an attractive snorkeling and diving destination, or the coral reefs with a specific type of fish that are so popular among swimmers. These destinations are best known for their great underwater environments and the majestic habitats such as n sharks, sting rays, dolphins, or more vibrantly colored fish.

Diving from the Shore

Shore diving destination allows divers to access great underwater locations directly from land, which is among the most popular types in the Caribbean. Although, divers should be aware that while they are often expensive and physically demanding.

Palm Beach Diving

Many divers are excited to explore the haunting and yet somehow magical wreck sites of ships in the underwater world. These vessels could be purposely sunk to encourage the development of a new coral reef system, while others were sunk under tragic circumstances. Some of the destinations that divers can explore including Martinique, St. Eustatius, Tortola, Aruba, Antilla, California, Jane Sea, and Pedernales.

Participate in water sports on the paradise islands of the Caribbean (Part 1)

This article will provide a lot of interesting travel experience information, for those who first set foot in Aruba – the island paradise of tourism in the Caribbean.

Aruba is not only a tropical island, but it also possesses a small remote desert area adjacent to the island’s northern coast. It is called Arikok National Desert Park, home to many craggy cliffs, giant cacti and naturally dry sand pools.

The best way to experience this desert terrain is to hire an off-road Jeep and explore the wild desert on the island. As you walk along the rugged coast, you’ll see the deserted Twin Bridges rock formations, the Bushiribana ruins.

If you are already a water sports expert, you have many opportunities to visit Palm Beach or Eagle Beach for swimming, diving, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing or kayaking.

Sailing tour

Interestingly, Aruba also offers sailing services on the sea, taking you on a sea adventure around the island, with a variety of food and drinks available on the boat.

You will sail by sunken ships, private islands and legendary beaches of the region like “Flamingo Beach”, where flamingos live a lot.

Caribbean Islands is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. It is a combination of about 7,000 islands. Here we will list 7 of the best Caribbean islands on which you can participate in water sports.        

1. Jamaica

Jamaica is the center of the Caribbean Islands. There are beautiful beaches, rich music and high-end resorts. The island’s flora and wildlife is rich and diverse, attracting many visitors. Golfers can get the best experience at the new golf courses built on the island.

The average temperature of the island is 27 degrees C. According to tourists, Jamaican people on the island are very friendly and ready to help you at any time.

Which sports to enjoy on Martinique Island? (Part 3)

Martinique will inspire you with your tropical forests

The roads on the island of Martinique are called “traces”, the trails opened by colonialists to cross the island. The diversity of Martinique offers a selection of different landscapes, animals and plants. The roads combine the history of ancient plantations and the overwhelming beauty of nature has regained control of the land.

Within a mile of the city of L’Ajoupa-Bouillon, the rugged Gorges de la Falaise offers an opportunity for more brave travelers to find the wilderness of Martinique.

This is a refuge of a series of erupting waterfalls and narrow canyons perfect for swimming, walking, and play many other sports on the river. The tropical jungle attracts visitors on rocks covered with moss and brown spots and buds, through a dense canopy of trees and among the flowers of palm trees and ferns, where hummingbirds hang on their heads.

The forest of Gorges de la Falaise is a refuge of a series of erupting waterfalls

A special feature of the island that makes it famous throughout the world is the height of the inhabitants here. People on Martinique island own a “terrible” height – the male is 1.9m while the female is 1.74m. Even here, a young man under 1.8 m will be teased as “dwarf”.

In addition to a respectable height, Martinique people still have a strange custom that never bows. This custom stems from the legend of Martinique’s chief island. When he was invaded by the French and bent over to let them ride, he firmly refused and said: “Martinique must always stand straight, not bow.” This is deeply rooted in people’s minds and becomes a concept of their life.

Martinique is hailed as one of the most attractive islands of the Caribbean. This is because it is a combination of beautiful beaches stretching with clear water and rainforest rich in flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy many great sports here such as surfing, sailing, snorkelling, kite surf, etc.

With the stunning beauty and incredible miracle, Martinique welcomes thousands of tourists every year to enjoy the famous rum, play sports on the beach and really enjoy her holiday. If you have the opportunity to visit, do not ignore this beautiful island because you know after a vacation here, you may be a few centimeters taller.

Which sports to enjoy on Martinique Island? (Part 2)

Martinique is a French region, located in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. It is an island blessed with floating terrain, vast plains, and a long coastline. When he arrived here, Columbus was enchanted by the landscape and called it the most beautiful destination in the world.

Today, the island of Martinique attracts a large number of visitors by its architecture, restaurants, and shopping centers. It is also known as France in the middle of the sea. It is also an ideal destination for those who love water sports such as swimming, diving or simply lying on Anse Mitan beach and read.

Another beach activity to enjoy on this island is surfing. Surfing at Martinique allows you to enjoy your passion and at the same time immerse yourself in the picturesque natural scenery.

The surf spots in Martinique are mostly north along the Atlantic coast. The most famous and frequent is Anse Bonneville (plage des surfeurs) on the Caravelle Peninsula. If you’re lucky enough to be near Anse Couleuvre (north of the Caribbean coast) at the right time, you can surf the majestic waves up to 3m high.

The surf spots in Martinique are mostly north along the Atlantic coast

Martinique is a paradise not only for those who seek to relax but also for sports lovers and outdoor activities. Whether it is on the island or on the water surrounding it, Martinique offers a lot of activities that tourists can hardly bored.

Many trails go horse riding along the beach or inland: another way to explore the island and see the wild beaches. For their golf enthusiasts, there is a beautiful 18-hole seaside course designed by Sir Trent Jones.

Martinique will inspire you with your tropical forests (of which there are 4 recognized varieties in Martinique occupying at least 47% of the island’s area). The panorama of this island, the marvelous sea of ​​Martinique and its neighboring islands cannot help inspiring you a unique feeling when you visit. 

Which sports to enjoy on Martinique Island? (Part 1)

Located in the heart of the Caribbean Islands, Martinique is an island located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, one of 26 French overseas territories, covering an area of ​​about 1,128 km2. Its east coast is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean while its west coast is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.

About a quarter of the population lives in the capital Fort de France. There are many religions present in Martinique. The official language is French, although people speak Creole, a blend of French, English, and African languages.

If your idea of ​​a great vacation involves the image of perfect beaches, then Martinique is exactly the choice for you. There are many white-sand beaches scattered throughout the southern Caribbean coast.

Swimmers will especially appreciate the sense of secluded lagoon of the sea throughout the South Atlantic coast protected by coral reefs. In the north, you can enjoy the special and lush views of the black sand beaches near Le Carbet and Le Precheur.

If you love snorkeling, this is an amazing island with 21 dive sites with the most professional masters, instructors and enjoy the flora, animals, corals, sponges, wrecks, types Particularly well-protected tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and more.

115 years ago, erupting Pelée volcano, killing 30,000 in just 3 minutes has become a terrible memory for the world. The eruption of Mount Pelée, destroying the city of Saint-Pierre in 1902, sank more than a dozen boats in the bay. Today, the bay is known around the world as the richest diving site in the Caribbean.

A wreck lies deep in the ocean floor

Besides, this is also a very safe diving place with family and loved ones. In particular, there are activities for children aged 8 and older who can participate.

HOW FOOTBALL IS FAVORED IN THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS? (PART 2)

Like most of the team that year, Bacuna was born and absorbed the football culture from the Netherlands. If you regularly watch the Premier League, it won’t be hard to see Bacuna ever playing for Aston Villa. Similar to Cuco Martina, the big-name remaining in the squad, playing for Cardiff City in the second half of last season.

However, Curacao’s biggest move to football came only when Patrick Kluivert suddenly confirmed, he would steer the team in the 2018 World Cup qualifier. Although not successful for six months in position, Kluivert, thanks to His reputation and prestige, has created a great influence, helping the Curacao-born juniors to change their view of the country. As big as Kluivert does not deny, Bacuna or Martina have to be hesitant. It is also the shortest way for Curacao to gather a quality team, instead of relying on the weak internal force from their league.

“I always daydream about orange colors. But they have sad eyes on me, though I have scored 29 goals in 26 games in Trencin. Then, a call in Curacao came and I immediately agreed, “Gino van Kassel recounted the opportunity to come to Curacao. Van Kassel is just one of many cases of Curacao finding that there is no longer a chance to wear Holland, which is an abundance of talent.

13 of the 23 Curacao players to King’s Cup this time are wearing Dutch clubs. In addition to those of Dutch footballers like Bacuna, Curacao members present in Thailand are now directly affected by Dutch football of up to 20 people. That statistic creates a Curacao feeling like a Dutch B or C team, meaning it’s not a dream like the way most people think of the tiny Caribbean boys who just play cricket.

In 2017, Curacao team attended the Gold Cup – the CONCACAF national football championship but lost all three matches. Restrictions on battle experience have dissipated the unexpected hope of teachers and students Remko Bicentini, Kluivert’s successor.