Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 544

Diving places of interest Statia is an excellent diving location with world-class, almost virgin dive sites. There is a lot to see around the island’s coast where at least 200 wrecks are known to exist plus its pristine coral reef. Quill/Boven National Park In 1998, the Quill/Boven National Park became the first national park in the Netherlands Antilles. The park covers an area of 3.4km 2 and includes a dormant volcano which has a diversity of flora and fauna on its outer slopes, its rim and in its crater. The steep inner slopes offer red-necked pigeons, purple- throated Carib, Antillean Hummingbirds and many other species of birds all living in a welcoming habitat. Photo Credit: TripAdvisor Photo Credit: St. Eustatius National Park