Best BVI Diving Sites
The BVI offer great diving for beginner as well as advanced divers, from reefs to shipwrecks
When on a yacht charter in the BVI, you’ll surely want to enjoy some scuba diving, whether you are an experienced diver or a beginning. This guide lists the nine best diving sites in the BVI to help you determine which diving locations are best for you.
The Wreck of the Rhone was a large ship that was sunk in a hurricane in 1867. Today the wreck is home to a variety of tropical fish species as well as colorful coral.
The Painted Walls are located to the south of Dead Chest and are only between a 20 foot and 30 foot drop. Named after the look of the colorful coral along the walls of the long gullies, this site is bound to have a beautiful array of marine life.
You’ll feel just like Alice in Wonderland when you visit this dive of the same name. The site, which extends from 15 to 100 feet, has mushroom-shaped coral and is located on Ginger Island in South Bay. It is recommended for experience divers only.
Santa Monica Rock extends from 10 to 100 feet and is often surrounded by typically open ocean sea life, such as rays and nurse sharks. This pinnacle is located south of Norman Island at the end of the string of islands.
The Indians are four tooth-like projections near Pelican Rock. They arise from the ocean floor 50 feet beneath the surface and consist of canyons, ledges, and grottoes that are covered in hard and soft coral formations.
Blonde Rock is a pinnacle that boasts lobsters, crabs, and a myriad of fish in the rocky ledges, tunnels, and caves. It is located between Dead Chest and Salt Island and varies from 15 to 60 feet below the water.
Both the Great Dog and the Chimney dives offer beginners easily accessible, yet strikingly beautiful sites. The Great Dog runs from the shallow at 10 feet to 60 feet, while the Chimney has formations of arches and canyons.
The Chikuzen is a 246-foot sunken ship that is located north of Beef Island. Located 75 feet below the surface, you will be sure to see a variety of marine life, including horse-eye jacks, rays, and barracuda.
The towering Brewers Bay Pinnacle offers a stunning variety of both coral and marine life; however, it is a difficult site to get to, requiring the cooperation of the weather and the sea.
Make the most of your vacation. Enjoy scuba diving at one or more of the nine best diving sites in the BVI!