Caribbean Expedition: Survey 10
Guadeloupe is the southernmost of the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles island group in the Caribbean. It is an overseas region of France and as such is part of the European Union and the Eurozone.
Guadeloupe comprises two main islands, Basse-Terre Island and Grande-Terre, separated by a narrow sea channel called Salt River. The nearby French islands of La Desirade, Les Saintes, and Marie-Galante are also under the jurisdiction of Guadeloupe. Jacques Cousteau once praised Guadeloupe for having great diving locations; there is a marine reserve dedicated to the famous explorer off the coast of Basse-Terre. The area promises a wide range of coral reefs for the team to survey.