Sail Caribbean Divers spent the months of August & September re-grouping and re-organizing their equipment and boats and many of us have had a short break from Tortola to visit families and friends.
Now as November approaches, the hurricane holes and dry docks begin to empty and all the boaters return to the BVI.
Many rentals have already been booked, with bareboaters gearing up their vessels with our rental Scuba and Watersports equipment.
Our satellite locations on Cooper Island and Norman Island are back in operation, filling tanks, selling retail and renting diving equipment. We are especially excited to be in our new location at Norman Island, please come see us there!
Mariner Inn & Mariner is also in full swing again, renting lots of diving equipment to all the Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose boaters.
The serene October weather was slightly interrupted by Hurricane Gonzalo which passed near the territory last week. The BVI was under a hurricane warning and all SCD boats were stripped down and all our other equipment was lashed to the dock and around the marina. Thankfully the Category 2 storm veered off to the North at the last moment and Tortola managed to miss most of the strongest winds and rain. Just three days later and the Sir Francis Drake channel is like a mill pond, with a dive boat actually venturing to the windward side of Peter to check out Shark Point this morning!
In the middle of October we were sad to say goodbye to Marcus and Amie Bird. After three years with Sail Caribbean Divers, the Birds have swapped the sunny Caribbean for the snow, a chalet in the Alps, and a ski season. We wish them all the best for the future.
We look forward to seeing you on board soon!