Meet Douglas Carty, Dive Master at the Dive Shop, first Anguillian to be PADI-certified for this responsible position. . . .
|June 15, 1998 - Site Map - Click to enlarge pictures|
The Dive Shop, located in Sandy Ground,
is celebrating its
During that time, they
spearheaded Anguilla's artificial reef
the permanent mooring program (to reduce anchor damage to the
Their dive boat, pictured here, is the Kuriala,
an Anguillian built, wide-bottom,
They have an impressive
web site at
with a full picture gallery of what you will see underwater
in Anguilla. Click the fish picture on the right for more details.
If you have any questions about diving in Anguilla,
you can send them email at
The Dive Shop is a PADI 5-Star facility. They offer a complete range of PADI and SSI certification courses. But you can dive even without the certificates; just take the Resort Course (one morning) and dive under the careful guidance of an instructor.
They are open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm, with scheduled dives at 9am and 10:30 am daily. The partners are Thomas Peabody and Peter Burling. Griffin Lake is Captain of their Dive Boat, Christine Kay is the Chief Instructor, and Lemira Connor runs the shop. Telephone: 1-264-497-2020.
Maurice Leduc Injured. According to this posting on the net, Chef Maurice of Leduc's Restaurant was in a serious automobile accident and is hospitalized with a broken pelvis. Leduc's is closed, but is usually closed in June anyway. Our best wishes on a speedy recovery.
Flower and Garden Show in Feb/98. The Anguilla Beautification Club is planning a flower and garden show for February 4-6, 1999. If you want to participate, contact Lydia Gumbs at 1-264-497-6549.
Snake Week in Anguilla. The week of June 13th to 20th has been declared Snake Week in Anguilla. The Anguilla National Trust with the aid of Fauna and Flora International are planning activities aimed at heightening the awareness of the public of the plight of the harmless Anguillian Racer snake.
Any time you handle a wild animal it is very stressful for them.
There are several animals that have died from the stress of human
contact and restraint. Keeping that in mind, we attempted to offer
him food which he could eat on his own. Luckily my father had some
bait fish in the freezer. We tossed him a fish, but it hit the beach
and was too sandy to swallow. We tried burying a water bucket in the
sand with fish in it. We herded him to it and he would look, but
not eat. He was dehydrated because he gets most of his water
requirements from the fish he eats, not from drinking the salty
Without food and water he would definitely die. We had no option but
to force feed him and hope he could handle the stress. All the
volunteers had their assignments - bird holder, bottom beak holder,
top beak holder, water pitcher holder, fish bucket holder
and me! We got a long thin rubber tube from a douche bag, lubricated the end
with egg white and passed it down his throat to put water in
his stomach. Then I pushed down several fish, which he swallowed.
It was dusk, so we released him in the field next door and he
leapt up to a low branch and perched for the night.
I was afraid to look for him the next morning. There are a lot of
stray cats on the island. ...
After eight years as a zoo vetinarian, getting my hands on a pelican would be a piece of cake. All I needed was a few willing herders and somebody else's beach towel. His wing was not broken, but some fishing line was wrapped around his elbow and the skin was badly torn. Removing the fishing line was easy, but he was not able to fly and was very weak. He must have been floating for quite a few days before being washed up on the beach.
Any time you handle a wild animal it is very stressful for them. There are several animals that have died from the stress of human contact and restraint. Keeping that in mind, we attempted to offer him food which he could eat on his own. Luckily my father had some bait fish in the freezer. We tossed him a fish, but it hit the beach and was too sandy to swallow. We tried burying a water bucket in the sand with fish in it. We herded him to it and he would look, but not eat. He was dehydrated because he gets most of his water requirements from the fish he eats, not from drinking the salty ocean water.
Without food and water he would definitely die. We had no option but to force feed him and hope he could handle the stress. All the volunteers had their assignments - bird holder, bottom beak holder, top beak holder, water pitcher holder, fish bucket holder and me! We got a long thin rubber tube from a douche bag, lubricated the end with egg white and passed it down his throat to put water in his stomach. Then I pushed down several fish, which he swallowed. It was dusk, so we released him in the field next door and he leapt up to a low branch and perched for the night. I was afraid to look for him the next morning. There are a lot of stray cats on the island. ...
Start planning your visit to Anguilla for Carnival and boat races this summer. By the way, there was another boat race on the June 1 Whit Monday holiday, which UFO won again - three race wins in a row.
Read all about last year's events. Carnival opens on Thursday, July 30th with a free show at the Carnival village and continues with activities every day until August 10th:
|July 31. Band-O-Rama||Aug 3. Afrika Revisited||Aug 7. Parade of Troupes|
|Aug 1. International Night||Aug 4. Boat Race, Talented Teen||Aug 8. Food Fair, Kids N'Karnival, Calypso Contest|
|Aug 2. Youth Nite.||Aug 5. Boat Races. Calypso Monarch||Aug 9. Champion of Champions Boat Race, Grand Finale|
|Aug 3. J'Ouvert Mornin. Boat Races||Aug 6. Boat Races. Miss Anguilla||Aug 10. Last Lap street dance|
It's up on the West End road, just before Leduc's, heading West. ...
Don't go expecting to
sit at a cozy little table, sipping drinks with your sweetie. DO go
if you want to lounge on a couch, falling frequently to the floor
with tears in your eyes from laughing at everything Marilyn says.
She was a nurse back in New Jersey and her stories will make you
howl! People pop in and out, the drinks are CHEAP, and if you don't
know what you want, let her make something up for you. You are
immediate family as you walk in the door, and a perfect place for
anyone slightly shy. Also a perfect place for anyone wackily
This is the kind of place you can tell your friends back home about, 'that tiny, undiscovered local bar' that is NEVER in the guidebooks. Marilyn and her husband "the other Captain Hughes" used to operate 'under the trees' behind their home, but after Luis, decided to put a building around the bar.
Guest article by Laine Parnell
Radio Anguilla was there to provide coverage, but it was an extra special treat for those who came to see the parade in person. The troops comprised of the Royal Anguilla Police Force, Boy Scouts, Pathfinders, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cadets, Christian Assembly Conquerors and the Police Marching Band directed by Mitch Geisner. Her Majesty Governor, Mr. Robert M Harris inspected the troops and presented two "clasp" awards in recognition of over 25 years of qualifying service in the Royal Anguilla Police Force to two senior members of the Force. The recipients of awards were Inspector Carl Ruan, CPM. and Commissioner of Police Donald Connor, CPM. JP.
Guest Article by Johanne Webster
|Comfort:||80F day and night. Casual dress. No ties. No swimsuits in town. Airco not needed.|
|Perils:||Use sunscreen at the beach. Do not touch coral. Guard against mosquitos.|
|Money:||Bring US cash and travellers checks, plus your credit cards. No ATM machines.|
|Phonet/Net::||Reliable but expensive. Consider Internet-by-the-minute.|
|Driving:||Stay to the left. Don't worry about horn beeps. Bring your license.|
|Manners:||Say "good morning" before stating your business. Wave to strangers.|
|More Tips:||Power. Pets. Gratuities. Ferries. Marriage. ...|
There are many ways to wear a beach wrap. Just ask Joan to show you how! Prices start at about $20 US.
web.ai/thelma, she has had dozens of responses. Here are some of the more interesting comments:
Try not to let the island get over commercialized.... leave it just the way it is.
Be very careful. Do not ruin what we love about Anguilla... the solitude, peace, and quiet of the beautiful place.
Our first visit was an instant love for the island, and the people, but too short a stay. We are returning again in August for 2 weeks to enjoy more. I just hope that it does not go the way of St. Maarten.
A spacious two-bedroom apartment
with ceiling fans and
across the street from the beach and the
Dive Shop, is only
$80 per night. The one bedroom is $55 per night.
Call Sherma at 1-264-497-2427 or Violet at 1-264-497-3397.
Inquire about longer stays.
the on-line weather monitor in Old Ta, Anguilla.
Miguel Connor, who works for
for Offshore Information Services,
set up the hardware, connected it to a computer server, and
wrote the Visual Basic programs to turn it into a live
Very impressive for a recent high school graduate.
Package Rates to Sonesta at this web site start at $829 per person for a week, and appears to include airfare from JFK to St. Maarten, leaving every Saturdays on Sun Country charter flights. Has anyone used them?
The Anguilla Electricity Company has a web page at
and has set up an email service so that each department, and
eventually each employee, can have their own email address! If you
are interested in doing this for your company, email us
Anguilla in Swedish! Here is a web page with information about Anguilla is Swedish.
The book was a joint effort of many people and was published by the Anguilla National Trust. Copies are available from the trust for US $15 each. 1-264-497-5297
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