Diving has to be high up on any BVI ‘to do’ list. Although there is an abundance of beauty above ground there is a whole new world below the surface that is there to be explored.
The BVI are blessed with numerous coral reefs, treasure-filled caves, lava tunnels, canyons, coral pinnacles and more. There are shipwrecks to be explored and an array of sea life to swim amongst.
The islands offer an amazing variety of opportunities for the beginner to the heavily experienced and it must form some part of any chartering experience. The year-round sea temperature of between 80-90 degrees and incredible water visibility make it a diver’s delight. The snorkeling is just as good.
Species to be seen and to swim among include sea turtles, angelfish, tarpon, various eels, sargent majors, nurse sharks, barracuda, and other reef fish.
SCUBADIVING.COM rated the BVI a Top 10 Destination!
Few Caribbean destinations offer as enticing a mix of topside beauty and unique dive options as the British Virgin Islands. Here you’ll find green, mountainous landscapes, convoluted shorelines with idyllic, protected anchorages and captivating underwater topography. And you’re never far from a great dive site: lush coral gardens are found on the sloping reefs that surround the islands, seamounts rise from the seafloor, and an underwater armada of wrecks rounds out the offerings. But as good a reason to visit the BVIs as all that fantastic diving is, the islands also seem to inspire a feel-good, no-worries vibe in locals and tourists alike.By Buck Butler
BVI Yacht Charters work in partnership with the BVI’s leading diving company, Blue Water Divers. Operating out of Nanny Cay, they do all the hard work so all you need to worry about is enjoying the sub-aqua world!
You arrange your rental equipment with them in advance, and after a quick call when you arrive they will come down and deliver it. They also offer rendezvous diving between Norman to Cooper island, where they will take you on underwater tours. It couldn’t be more convenient and ensures diving can be one of the highlights of the whole trip for many.
You can only rent equipment if you are a certified diver while anyone can snorkel at leisure. If you want to get certified while in the BVI then Blue Water Divers can offer you different options which you can see on their site.
An astonishing 71% of the world’s surface is covered by water and a mind blowing 95% of that remains unexplored. This is your chance to see something few others have…