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 British Virgin Islands

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BVI is a popular diving destination. Although the islands are most famous for the Wreck of the RMS Rhone, the islands contain a variety of nice wreck and reef dives.

Tourist season runs from November through May, although diving is good all year around. June through October tourists tend to avoid the islands to because of the risk of hurricanes disrupting travel plans (although no hurricanes have actually struck the islands since 1999).

Location: Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Geographic coordinates: 18° 24' N, 64° 42' W
Coastline km: 80 km km
Climate: subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Terrain: coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Sage 521 m
Natural hazards: hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October)
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Population: 23,098 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: English (official)
Capital: Road Town
Divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Alice in Wonderland - / -
12.2 m 30.5 m All divers
Alphie Rock - / -
7 m 8 m All divers
Angelfish Reef - / -
9.8 m 14.6 m CMAS * / OW
Aquarium - / -
12.2 m 18.3 m CMAS * / OW
Beatta Wreck (Wreck Alley) - / -
24.4 m 27.4 m CMAS ** / AOW
Black Forest - / -
19 m 23 m All divers
Blind Side - / -
25 m 34 m All divers
Blonde Rock - / -
12.8 m 26.8 m CMAS * / OW
Blue Chromis Reef - / -
13 m 18 m All divers
Brewers Bay Inside - / -
7 m 9 m All divers
Brewers Bay North Side - / -
22 m 26 m All divers
Brewers Bay West Point - / -
18 m 22 m All divers
Bronco Billy - / -
10.7 m 14.6 m CMAS * / OW
Brown Pants - / -
13.7 m 16.8 m CMAS * / OW
Cane Garden Bay North Side 2 / -
6 m 9 m All divers
Carrot Shoal - / -
15 m 18 m CMAS * / OW
Carval Rock - / -
13.7 m 31.1 m CMAS * / OW
Cathedral - / -
4.6 m 7.6 m All divers
Chikuzen Wreck 4 / 1
20 m 23 m CMAS ** / AOW
Chimney 1 / -
12.8 m 15.8 m CMAS * / OW
Cistern Point 1 / -
11.6 m 13.7 m All divers
Coral Gardens 2 / -
13.7 m 15.2 m CMAS * / OW
Deadchest West - / -
12.2 m 19.8 m CMAS * / OW
Devils Bay - / -
8 m 12 m All divers
Devils Kitchen - / -
15 m 18 m All divers
Dip N Scrub - / -
7.6 m 19.2 m All divers
Dry Rocks East - / -
12.2 m 18.3 m CMAS * / OW
Fearless Wreck - / -
20.7 m 25 m CMAS * / OW
Garden - / -
6.1 m 12.2 m All divers
Garry's Grotto - / -
7.6 m 9.1 m CMAS * / OW
Ginger Backside - / -
20 m 28 m All divers
Ginger Steps - / -
16.8 m 28 m CMAS * / OW
Grand Central Station - / -
16.8 m 19.8 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Great Dog - / -
8 m 16 m All divers
Great Thatch West End - / -
16 m 24 m All divers
Inganess Bay Wreck - / -
25.9 m 27.4 m CMAS * / OW
Invisibles - / -
12.5 m 17.5 m CMAS * / OW
Island Seal (Wreck Alley) - / -
21 m 26 m All divers
Jack Bay Point - / -
5 m 7 m All divers
Josiah's Bay - / -
8 m 9 m All divers
Kellys Reef - / -
11 m 14 m All divers
Kingfish Banks North - / -
18 m 22 m All divers
Kingfish Banks South - / -
17 m 21 m All divers
Lioness - / -
3 m 3.4 m All divers
Little Thatch - / -
27 m 36 m CMAS ** / AOW
Maria L. & Pat Wrecks (Wreck Alley) 1 / -
23.8 m 27.1 m CMAS ** / AOW
Marina Cay - / -
4 m 5 m All divers
Markoe Point - / -
12.2 m 19.8 m CMAS * / OW
Mercurius Rock - / -
12 m 17 m All divers
Mystery Anchor - / -
10.7 m 15.2 m CMAS * / OW
Painted Walls - / -
12.8 m 14.6 m All divers
Pirates Purchase 1 / -
25 m 27.7 m All divers
R.M.S. Rhone 9 / -
22 m 24 m
Randys Reef - / -
4 m 11 m All divers
Rhone Reef 1 / -
16 m 18 m All divers
Ring Dove Rock - / -
13.7 m 18.3 m CMAS * / OW
Rocks and Beans - / -
21.3 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Sandy Cay - / -
7 m 11 m All divers
Santa Monica Rock - / -
11 m 31 m CMAS * / OW
Seal Dog North - / -
19.5 m 28 m CMAS * / OW
Seal Dog West - / -
19.2 m 28 m CMAS * / OW
Shark Point - / -
18 m 22 m CMAS ** / AOW
Smuggler's Cove 1 / -
3 m 6 m All divers
Spyglass - / -
13.7 m 18.3 m All divers
The Baths - / -
9 m 12 m All divers
The Caves - / -
8 m 15 m All divers
The Indians - / -
10 m 15 m CMAS * / OW
The Playground - / -
27 m 30 m All divers
The Rose - / -
11.6 m 12.5 m All divers
The Sandy Spit 2 / -
20 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Thumb Rock - / -
10.7 m 13.7 m CMAS * / OW
Tip of Scrub - / -
13.7 m 18.9 m CMAS ** / AOW
Tow Rock - / -
12.5 m 23.2 m CMAS * / OW
Turtle Head - / -
15 m 17 m All divers
Twin Towers - / -
23 m 29 m All divers
Vanishing Rock - / -
11 m 12.8 m All divers
Visibles - / -
12.8 m 14.6 m CMAS * / OW
Wall To Wall - / -
12.2 m 19.8 m CMAS * / OW
West Dog - / -
8 m 16 m All divers
West End Point - / -
12 m 18 m All divers
White Bay Wall - / -
17 m 19 m All divers

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Cane Garden Bay North Side
British Virgin Islands

Cane Garden Bay North Side
British Virgin Islands

Chikuzen Wreck
British Virgin Islands

Chikuzen Wreck
British Virgin Islands

 Dive logs

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R.M.S. Rhone
By LenTaft
Jul 1, 2013
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The Indians
By LenTaft
Jun 30, 2013
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The Caves
By LenTaft
Jun 29, 2013
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The Indians
By orlandosjm
Nov 3, 2012
The Indians -
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 Dive trips

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Trip: Trip to British Virgin
By orlandosjm
From Nov 1, 2012 to Nov 10, 2012
Trip to BVI on a Sailboat
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Trip: BVI 2010
By eritland
From Oct 16, 2010 to Oct 22, 2010
Third trip to the BVI's in 3 years.
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Trip: BVI 2009
By eritland
From Oct 16, 2009 to Oct 24, 2009
Second trip to the British Virgin Islands aboard the LaBuscadora.  Captain Mike Hallett and crew provided another amazing experience.
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Trip: BVI 2008
By eritland
From Oct 17, 2008 to Oct 24, 2008
First diving trip and first trip to the British Virgin Islands.  We were on the Labuscadora, an 80' motor yacht.  Captain Mike was our tourguide and dive master.
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By Rhone Man , 28-12-2010

BVI overview - The BVI is more famous as a sailing destination than a diving destination, but does have a number of excellent sites, including some famous wreck dives - the RMS Rhone and the Chikuzen.

Almost all dives in the BVI are in the range between 60 and 90 feet, although there are some shallower dives. Very few dives go as deep as 100 feet, and nothing below 110.

Because of its popularity as a sailing holiday, much of the diving is 'rendez vous' diving - the dive boat meets you at your yacht, picks you up and drops you back after completing your dive(s).

Tourists tend to come in the winter, although ironically the diving is better in the summer (in the winter the winds are stronger and the waves can be rough, limiting diving options).

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