Antilles Sub Diamond Rock, Le Diamant

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Diamond Rock is a 175m basalt island located south of "Grande Anse du Diamant" before arriving to Fort-de-France from the South. That town is the main port of the Caribbean island of Martinique. The uninhabited island is about from Pointe Diamant.The island gets its name from the reflections that its sides cast at certain hours of the day, which evoke images of a precious stone. Its claim to fame is the role that it played in the Napoleonic Wars.HMS ''Diamond Rock''Diamond Rock occupies a strategic position at the north end of the St. Lucia Straits. Possession of the rock permits interdiction of navigation between Martinique and its southern neighbour, St Lucia.In September 1803 Commodore Sir Samuel Hood sailed to the rock aboard (Captain Murray Maxwell). Hood had received the assignment to blockade the bays at Fort Royal and Saint Pierre, Martinique.Centaur was lying at anchor in Fort Royal Bay, Martinique, on the morning of 1 December when lookouts sighted a schooner with a sloop in tow about six miles off making for Saint Pierre. Hood sent his advice boat, the Sarah, after the sloop, and had Maxwell sail Centaur in pursuit of the schooner. After a pursuit of some 24league, Centaur captured the schooner, which turned out to be the privateer Ma Sophie, out of Guadeloupe. She had a crew of 45 men, and was armed with eight guns, which she had jettisoned during the chase.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Whole family did his baptism of diving with Caribbean Sub Diamond Rock, and family came back enchanted afternoon. Two girls aged 11, the fish in the water, and my wife and I, Bob the sponge in water. But thanks to the kindness and professionalism of our two instructors, each came with underwater images full head and the desire to start the adventure. Do not hesitate, and even if like me you're not like a fish in the water, go do your first dive at Caribbean Sub Diamonf Rock. And thanks again to them...
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  • June 17, 2017
    Thank you for your welcome and for this great snorkeling at Diamond rock! No photo to join the turtle but I have a mental picture that I hate!
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  • June 2, 2017
    The advantage of the off-season is to be a little quiet, with a monitor for me alone, site of the diamond for me all alone also! But in all cases, the host (the pot at the end also!), material (great boat to go to Diamond) the quality of the support (a true qualified instructor), and profile of diving in the rift of the diamond (rarely lived a perfect dive!), everything was OK. The surprise of the (temporary) departure in the mangrove site isn't a problem; It is even quite exotic and allows to see the life of the fishermen. And the flaw of the diamond is a real cathedral, one of the best dives in my life, a lighthouse is useful to enjoy all the colors of the floor to ceiling, under the gaze of two turtles, and a lot of fish. Recommend without hesitation.
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