This is part of the Marine Park on the island of Saba. It was established in 1987 with permanent moorings, regulations of use and maintenance and a strong conservation attitude. It circles the entire island from the high-water mark to a depth of 60 m (200 feet), including the seabed and overlying waters.
The total area is approximately 1,300 hectares. 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 Saba Marine Park raises revenue through visitor fees, souvenir sales, and donations.