St. Eustatius National Marine Park
Our Statia national marine park was created in 1996 and it surrounds the entire island. We actively manage the area from the high water line to the 30m depth contour, which totals 27.3 km² of marine protected area
This is essential in protecting Statia’s pristine coral reefs, 18th century shipwrecks and vibrant sea life, such as sharks, rays and sea turtles.
There are two reserves within the Marine Park, one at the North and one at the South designated as no fishing and no anchoring zones.
This means that many of the coral reefs in the Reserves are in excellent condition. The Reserves are good news for the fishermen and divers too: healthy reefs mean more fish!