Sea Turtles Galore in Saba!We have exciting news — Joel & I are going on a dive extravaganza with Sea Saba over the next couple of weeks! You’ll get to see underwater pictures, meet the crew, some locals & visitors to Saba! We are also having a contest & giveaways for you — our online viewing audience! Read on for the details.

First, A Little Background
Purple Barrel SpongeA little over 2 years ago, Joel and I fell in love with the island of Saba. On our first trip, we learned to scuba dive and got our PADI open water certification. About a year later, we got our PADI advanced open water & Nitrox certifications. All of this was with our favorite dive operation, Sea Saba. Why do we love Sea Saba? First of all, owners Lynn Costenaro & John Magor are fantastic — experienced, helpful & really — the hub of all things Saba.

The Sea Saba dive shop sits prominently on the main drag in Windwardside and is a bastion of activity. This is where we like to get all the news about the goings on in Saba, along with helpful information about the island. When we booked our trip with Lynn, she took care of our cottage rental, helped us with tips on getting Winair flights and even scheduled our dinner reservations — it was full service at its best. We couldn’t believe we could have all our needs met from a dive shop, but Lynn really transforms the definition of dive operation by being completely customer focused.

Terrified to Dive?
From Terrified to Loving DivingI was terrified to learn to dive and I admit I was a bit reluctant. I will be sharing my experiences as a new diver in another post — but let me tell you — I came to love diving almost more than any other activity. There is something otherworldly about floating, weightless in the water and seeing things you’d only imagine in dreams. The Sea Saba instructors helped me overcome my fear — and I thank them for gently bringing my newbie self into this amazing underwater world.

Why Do You Dive? Contest & Giveaways
Caribbean Spiny LobsterOver the next month, Joel & I will be talking to tourists, locals, dive crew and you — our online community — to find out why you love to dive. We’d love to hear your stories and we’ll be picking the best 4 stories to feature on our blog. The stories & people who are featured will win 2 free “Kick Start Your Success” coaching sessions from me — Heather — or a free “Get Your Website Up & Running” consultation from Joel. It’s your choice!

Free Stuff!
In Kick Start Your Success, we focus on a goal or goals you have always wanted to achieve — and create a plan of action to accomplish them. After just one session, you’ll feel excited & energized to go after your dreams. Visit my website for more information & testimonials about my professional success coaching. This prize is valued at $250 and will be awarded to 4 people (unless you choose a consultation with Joel).

In Get Your Website Up & Running, Joel will work with you on all the ins & outs of creating your own website — from domain names, to hosting, look & feel and how to optimize your website for search engines (more traffic = more money!). This prize is valued at $200 and will be given to 4 people (unless you choose success coaching with Heather). You can see examples of Joel’s web designs in the links to the right on this website.

What Do You Want to Hear About?
ConeyThere may be more giveaways as we get started in our dive extravaganza, so stay tuned! Let us know if there is anything in particular that you’d like us to feature over the next couple of weeks. This is going to be a great opportunity to see what Saba is all about — both above & below the water. You’ll see why we love this island and our friends at Sea Saba.