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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  • Thanks Carine & Karim & Aurélien. We had a super nice dives with you! Not only that you have taken you a lot of time for us, you are also on our concerns and wishes entered into, so that each dive was something very special for us! For this love many many thanks.
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  • Thank you Karim, Carine and Aurélien for these beautiful dives at the foot of the diamond, the lobsters and the turtles were present. Hospitality is all kindness and proximity and the small planter at the back allows to debrief kindly dives and create the link. Extra bonus: the passage in the mangrove to exit and return to the small port of stowage. Soon for new dives in this little structure really very friendly.
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  • First dive done in family on 14 February last at the foot of the rock of the diamond! We had a very good time. In a small organization, it was ideal for novices like us. Our have been very well coached and we felt safe for a discovery of an exceptional site at the foot of the rock of the diamond. This sharing time will be unforgettable! Karim and Aurélien were able to frame this baptism in a way very pro! The moment of Exchange with Aurélien after our return was very friendly, the flame and passion for his job. In short a team that we recommend.
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