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The Evolution of Boats and Navigating with ScubaCaribe


As the saying goes,
As you name the boat, so shall it float.Today, boat tours, snorkeling, diving, and other water activities are essential for the travel experience. Boats have come a long way from being just a means of transportation to becoming a popular leisure and entertainment option.

The history of shipbuilding dates back more than 10,000 years. Among the first to build ships were the Phoenicians. For a long time, shipping was the primary means of transportation for the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. However, the Vikings made significant advancements in this field, particularly in ship design and construction. Their warships, or “drakkars” and “snekkars,” were faster and stronger than the ships of other ancient civilizations. Medieval Viking ships were also known for their unique design, with the nose of the vessel adorned with the head of a dragon or snake carved in wood. These ships were exclusively owned by nobles or “konungs”.

 


Another interesting fact is that ancient seafarers named their ships to inspire fear in their enemies. For example, the Ancient Egyptian boat was named “Raging Bull.”

In the 19th century, civilians often had women’s names. Ship owners would honor their boats after their wives or girlfriends.

ScubaCaribe has 17 sailing catamarans, 32 motor catamarans, 19 monohull boats, 27 smaller monohulls, and five speedboats. These boats have unique and fancy names such as “Dream Catcher,” “Passion,” “Wild Thing,” “Pirates Brew,” Blue Guitar,” and “Rat in the Kitchen,” to name a few.

 


Sometimes, our clients ask about the features of our boats for snorkeling and diving. This article is an excellent opportunity to share with everyone what to expect when embarking on our adventures.

We often use speed boats that support up to ten divers and the crew for diving. However, in specific locations, such as Playa del Carmen, Punta Cana, and Bayahibe, we can offer a motor catamaran with toilet facilities for diving trips.

During our catamaran cruises, we can provide either sailing or motor catamarans (based on availability) with an average capacity of 40 people. All our catamarans have lavatories onboard for your convenience.

 

In Jamaica, some of our vessels can accommodate up to 60 people. One such boat is the “Wild Thing,” a sailing catamaran with a slide. For larger groups of up to 180 people, we offer two catamarans sailing alongside each other. We hosted a group like this in June 2023 in Montego Bay.

I hope we have provided some interesting insights into your future vacation plans. If you’re interested in making a reservation, please contact us via our chatbot, on social media @scubacaribe, or email us at info@scubacaribe.com.

Nina Degtyareva
Online Sales Manager

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