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Info & News

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
SABA INFORMATION
SCOUT’S NEWS

Everything you need to know on how to get to Saba and more. We’ve gathered the most important information and displayed it in a neat way so you don’t have to.

In this section we cover general information about the beautiful island of Saba, such as it’s history, how to get here, the highlights of the island and the marine life around it.

Here you will find news regarding upcoming events or other information related to Scout’s Place, its visitors and employees. We love to take pictures and write about all the events that take place at Scout’s Place. Take a look!

ABOUT SCOUT’S PLACE

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COMPANY HISTORY

For many years Barbara was the managing director of a very successful advertisement company in Germany before she opened her own business in Cologne. Wolfgang was a self-employed businessman for more than 20 years and a high-ranking dive instructor & chef.

Their first trip to Saba was in 1999 to explore the possibility of establishing Saba’s first and only European Dive operation. The Saba government was positive about the idea and so “Saba Divers” was founded.

On their mission to find a suitable place for a dive center office within Windwardside, Scout’s Place Hotel came up as a possible location. To make a long story short, Scout’s Place Hotel, Bar & Restaurant became part of the solution.

Before they had a chance to enjoy their new business hurricane “Lenny” came along in November 1999 and destroyed a main portion of Scout’s Place. Which was sad but gave them the possibility for a new & fresh start.

In February 2000 they moved to Saba and founded the SaBarakuda Enterprises N.V., which combined the businesses of Saba Divers & Scout’s Place. After receiving a container with equipment, boat and truck, Saba Divers started services shortly after.

In 2002 a dive center on Saba’s Harbor “Fort Bay” was added. In addition to the boat “Bolero”, “Big Blue” was purchased and two years later, “Blue Star” as well.

In 2004 Saba Divers became one of the first dive centers in the Caribbean, if not the only, to offer “Nitrox for free”, with two new compressors and lots of new dive equipment and tanks. In the meantime Scout’s Place Hotel, Bar & Restaurant was extensively renovated, whilst keeping its unique and typically Saban appeal, it now had international standards to satisfy worldwide customers demands.

In 2006 the “Scout’s Pirate cottage” was purchased and transformed into a diver friendly four person cottage.

In 2014 Barbara & Wolfgang sold the dive center Saba Divers to Vit & Miroslav. Most of our dive crew is still working with them. Namely Bob and Elisa but also the new guys Jarno and Meike are very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic divers themselves. There is a brand new styled dive center in the harbor and the check in for the dive center is opposite of the hotel reception. You can book all dives through our Scout’s Place website. Just email us: info@scoutsplace.com In order to organize your dives the best way and make your stay as convenient as possible we would like to make the following suggestions: You’ll need to bring your certification card and if you have we appreciate you bring your logbook too (if you are PADI registered we can source your certification online if necessary). If you haven’t dived in a while we strongly suggest taking a Saba Divers check dive or if you prefer our full day Scuba review course. During check in you can leave all your dive equipment with us and we will organize the transfer of the equipment to the dive center and back for the sake of your convenience. When you ready to get back home we will bring your equipment back to the hotel so you can dry and rinse it before packing! Contact us for all your diving needs. We also can of course organize dives with other dive centers on the island if you wish.

Today Scout’s Place is well known on and beyond Saba. Due to our positive attitude, professional service, dedicated staff and management we are always here to satisfy our customer’s needs and we always go the extra mile for them when needed.

THE OWNERS

WOLFGANG

Dive Master & Managing Director. “In the spirit of adventure, I am here to provide you all the assistance and information you need and to ensure that your diving vacation lives up to, and beyond, your expectations.”

Barbara was managing director of an advertisement company before she opened her own business in Cologne Germany. After Wolfgang convinced her, she came to Saba for the first time in 1999 and loved it right away! Her organization skills are impressive and she will do her utmost to ensure you have a remarkable and well organized vacation.

BARBARA

Dive Master & Managing Director. “In the spirit of adventure, I am here to provide you all the assistance and information you need and to ensure that your diving vacation lives up to, and beyond, your expectations.”

Barbara was managing director of an advertisement company before she opened her own business in Cologne Germany. After Wolfgang convinced her, she came to Saba for the first time in 1999 and loved it right away! Her organization skills are impressive and she will do her utmost to ensure you have a remarkable and well organized vacation.

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Barbara & Wolfgang Tooten are the owner/operators of Saba Divers Professional Dive Center and Scout’s Place Hotel, Bar & Restaurant.

Wolfgang is a highly qualified dive instructor in its own right and Barbara will organize your vacation as good as it gets.
They also have other hidden (and not so hidden :9) talents and experiences that can only benefit you as you enjoy a great vacation with them on Saba!