Saba National Marine Park
The Saba National Marine Park (SMP) was established in 1987 with the objective to preserve and manage Saba’s marine resources. The SMP was not developed to repair a damaged environment but rather to ensure the continued quality of an extraordinary resource for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone. The SMP circles the entire island from the high-water mark to a depth of 60 m (200 feet), including the seabed and overlying waters.
A zoning plan divides the park for various recreational and commercial uses. A system of permanent mooring buoys facilitates diving and prevents damage to corals. One of the few self-sustaining marine parks anywhere in the world, the SMP raises revenue through visitor fees, souvenir sales, and donations.