Your destination on this adventure is the Silver Bank, a territory of the Dominican Republic and part of The Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic comprises the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Antilles island chain of the Caribbean Sea.
The Silver Bank lies approximately 70 miles (110km) north of the coast of the Dominican Republic, and almost the same distance southeast of the Turks & Caicos. Surrounded by ocean waters thousands of feet deep, the irregularly shaped 25 x 35 mile (40 x 56km) area rises to a submerged limestone plateau with depths of 60′ -100′ (18-30m). Because the Silver Bank lies north of Hispaniola and the Dominican Republic, it is actually not in the Caribbean Sea at all but is actually located in the southwestern North Atlantic Ocean, however, it is still commonly referred to as being part of the Caribbean.
The northeastern edge of the bank hosts an impressive chain of coral heads of varying number and density attenuating the ocean swells enough to create a sheltered, designated anchorage, where we moor for the duration of your visit.