Saint-Barthelemy, often abbreviated as St. Barts, St. Barths or Saint Barth, is a small, volcanic island located in the northwest Caribbean Sea and a part of the French West Indies. It is a popular tourist destination and is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. St. Barts offers tourists around 15 white sandy beaches, interesting scenery, delicious cuisine, chic boutiques, relaxed ambiance and great diving. Scuba diving in Saint Barthelemy will give you the key to unlock the beauty of the underwater world. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, diving in Saint Barthelemy will satisfy your needs. Diving off Saint Barth is famous for its amazing reefs and corals populated with a wide variety of fish species. For those who prefer wreck diving there is the Kaïali shipwreck. The dive sites mostly feature reefs, walls, rocks and a wreck. The diverse marine life in the waters of Saint Barth includes turtles, rays and morays. In 1996 a Marine Reserve protecting coral, sea life and fisheries was created on St. Barth. The popular dive sites of the island have on their list such locations as Le Pain de Sucre (sugar loaf); the Kaïali wreck, which lies in less than 30m/100ft of water and has two good entries and an easily visible exit; and Les Petits Saints, with a wide variety of marine life.