The Caribbean is also the largest coastal States of the sea. In more than 50 of the world's sea, the coastal State of the double-digit only two of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. 17 coastal countries in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean Sea there are 20, including Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, South America, Colombia and Venezuela, the Antilles, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Andy Antigua and Barbuda Antilles, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago.
The major importers and exporters in the Caribbean between the Yucatan Peninsula and the island of Cuba, Yucatan Strait, the Windward Channel between Cuba and Hispaniola, the island of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico to between Mona Channel, between the Virgin Islands and Martin Strait Anegada Strait and the Strait of Dominica in the north of Dominica. All the Strait of depth in the 1000 meters deep.
Caribbean Basin, a number of ridges separated by the basin and trench turnover wrong distribution. The most northern Yucatan basin, the water depth is about 5000 m, 220 km wide Yucatan Strait to the north to the south, the Cayman ridge and the open Sea ditch separated. The ridge directly from Cuba, China and the United States to shore, the eastern exposed to the sea is the Cayman Islands. Cayman trench is quite narrow, the Caribbean's largest water depth (7100 m) here. Further south, a wide wedge Nicaragua Rise, separate trench and the Columbia Basin, the island of Jamaica above seamounts. Columbia basin depth of 3666 m, connected with the Venezuelan Basin, Further east is the North Venezuela trench. However, the island of Hispaniola to the west, Beietahai ridge to the Columbia Basin and the Venezuelan basin separate