Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 16
Heritage Collection Museum
places of interest
Anguilla’s Dive Sites
Anguilla boasts a large variety of coral due to both its dual reef system and its artificial reef built from
intentionally sunken ships. This of course presents many interesting dive experiences in the seven
different Marine Parks which surround the island. Although most divers may be able to see stingrays,
garden ells, turtles, sharks and barracuda, of particular interest to certified divers are the various wrecks
that lie beneath and their associated fascinating stories. Check out Scuba Shack Anguilla. They will
make your Anguillian dive experience quite memorable.
Sadly damaged after last year’s hurricane, this museum is now closed until they
rebuild, however, it being closed does not mean that you will not be able to
benefit from a discussion with the island’s historian and museum curator, Mr.
Colville Petty. He is Anguilla’s published historian and will, no doubt, take you
on a historical journey although his collection of old postage stamps, important
historical documents and some nice early 20th century photographs may not
be readily available to view. The small museum was located across from East End
Pond, housed in what was his childhood home.
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