Ever gone snorkeling while on vacation and seen from just under the surface colorful fish and corals? Imagine that experience but being floating in the water at the same depths and having these delightful creatures surround you in 360 degrees of technicolor!
There are many opportunities to arrange diving if staying in the US Virgin Islands. there are even opportunities to learn to dive or to be certified if you have taken your classes at home and need open water certification. If you are a beginner you may need to allow some extra time but you can be sure these warm clear blue waters will be worth it. You are likely to find also specialist excursions specialising on rock formations, underwater photography and diving on wrecks.
The Salt River Canyons. High on the list of places to dive by divers, here you will have the ability to wall dive - while enjoying the wall's coral and the sea life that inhabit it. Thatch Cay island, here you can find the Tunnels of Thatch, these tunnels are really more like arches but worth a visit. There should be a wide selection of of marine life amougst them. Cow & Calf rocks. These sit between St. John and St. Thomas and are visible projecting above the water's surface; Diving here you can explore various ledges and caves. Night dives. Fredericksted Pier provides novice divers the ability to experience a dive at night!
Wrecks. Check out the Navy Barges which thou underwater now were quarters for military during World War II. Rosa Maria is known to be one of the deepest dives of the five wrecks at the northwest tip of St. Croix.
St. John island is the most eco-conscious and is home to the coral gardens of Trunk and Cinnamon Bays