BVI Scuba Diving
BVI Scuba diving is an amazing and unforgettable experience. The British Virgin Islands with green gentle-sloping mountains, white-sand coves, and offshore reefs alive with eye-popping color. The British Virgin Islands are a major tourist destination for water-sports enthusiast around the globe. One can see why, since these islands contain more than 62 named dive sites – which cater to all experience levels – providing some of the best diving in the world!
BVI Scuba Diving Charters
For those wanting to see it all, and have the freedom to hop from site to site, bare-boating or renting a crewed yacht charter acts as an all access pass.
Choose a secluded anchorage for a quiet escape or moor at places like the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda where boaters meet up for happy hours and grilling parties.
BVI Dive Sites
Deep sea scuba diving off Norman Island cannot be missed. Angelfish Reef, a more intermediate site, is a particularly excellent spot for finding green sea turtles and dog snapper. Those who dive around the islands western tip will find canyons and sand chutes where schools of Creole wrasse and goatfish pass through.
For some of the best diving in the world, head to Jost Van Dyke. This island is best known for its more advanced sites where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. At popular dive site, Playground, this convergence of waters attracts tarpon, eel, crevalle jack, pompano and other silvery hunters.
The nearby Twin Towers, so named for the dramatic pair of leaning monoliths, is another great place to spot Caribbean reef sharks, sleeping nurse sharks, and patrolling barracuda.
For more of the best diving in the world head to The Chikuzen, a 246-ft long Korean refrigeration ship. Like an oasis in the desert this advanced dive site provides a shelter for marine life between Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Dozens of schools of fish spill overtop the hull and along the sand around the wreck. This food supply nearly guarantees sightings of eagle rays, barracuda, goliath groupers, and stingrays.
The Dog islands also provide excellent British Virgin Islands diving. These islands are riddled with granite boulders now overgrown with corals and sponges. An airplane fuselage lies off of Great Dog Island at about 30 feet.
Off Cockroach Island an open-water pinnacle known as The Visibles (best for advanced divers) attracts a wide array of marine life – from turtles to sharks.
British Virgin Islands diving will appeal to history buffs as well as ocean-lovers. Between Tortola and Salt Island lies the RMS Rhone, which met its fate in 1867 thanks to a late-season hurricane. A collision with Black Rock Point coupled with exploding boilers cleaved the vessel in two and created a wide field of debris. Despite this, the two halves remain relatively intact and can be enjoyed even by beginner divers on most days.
Divers can penetrate the wrecks hull, home to lobsters, angelfish, eels and other marine life that have grown to cartoonish proportions, in large part due to the sites protected status as a marine park.
Bitter End Yacht Club
Virgin Gorda attracts the most dedicated water-sports enthusiast. Resorts such as the Bitter End Yacht Club have become synonymous with sailing, windsurfing, kite boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, and other water sports thanks to the favorable conditions of the North Sound. The resort caters to those looking for a quiet escape: rooms purposefully lack TV. Instead they include generous balconies so guest can delight in watching the fiery sunsets and listening to birdsongs from the forest canopy.
Room rates at Bitter End include meals, sailing courses, unlimited use of club fleet of boats, and more. Furthermore, at BVI & Caribbean Yacht Charters we offer a special Sail N Stay Package allowing you to combine your stay at Bitter End with additional nights on board a crewed yacht for one low rate! This gives you the best of both worlds: the luxury, comfort, and convenience of a resort; coupled with the freedom to take off on your own and explore deep sea scuba diving in the BVI.
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