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Where is that Island? A map of the Caribbean.

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by Ted S, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    that's a crummy map... it doesn't even show the Faroe Islands
     
  2. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    Am I missing something here? Aren't the Faroe Islands between Scotland and Iceland?

    Now if you want a great map - check out Google Earth: http://earth.google.com/
     
  3. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    the Faroes are not shown on the map at issue... in my book, any map
    that doesn't show the Faroes is a crummy map

    :14:

    say, that's an awesome map you posted with your post
     
  4. pilot fish

    pilot fish Giant Squid

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    How about Sombrareo -sp?
     
  5. caribbean-diving.com

    caribbean-diving.com Angel Fish

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    If you are looking for a map of the caribbean islands then you might try this

    map

    thanks
     
  6. BEM

    BEM Solo Diver

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    Scale is 1:2,500,000 size is about 3 feet by 4 feet.

    Caribbean Map
     
  7. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    A question I've always been stymied by the answer to is what continent does Bonaire belong to (geographically). The US National Geographic Society tells me North America. I'd probably accept Europe over that since it does belong to The Netherlands. However, I think in terms of physical geography it is definitely South American. Why? Because I want to find an easy South American dive site to head for.
     
  8. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    too true, Bill... the ABC's are just off the coast of South America

    but

    they are also in the Caribbean ... hmmm....

    historically, they belong with the Caribbean

    and the Caribbean is technically North America

    Bonaire is part of the Dutch Antilles (now called the Netherlands Antilles) are is thus an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    :eyebrow:
     
  9. OHGoDive

    OHGoDive Barracuda

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    Last I heard, it's undecided whether or not the islands of the Caribbean belong to the North American continent or the South American continent.

    So, I'd go ahead and call them whatever works for you. It'll probably take a few million years of plate movement to finally determine the winner. And, if you were wrong, I won't tell anyone :wink:
     
  10. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    To make things more confusing:

    Paraphrasing diverliz1's earlier post in another thread:

    The government will be changing over the next year and Bonaire will fall under the Netherlands as a "municipality" with exceptions - being a Caribbean island. They will now also have "Dutch" police on island.
     

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