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Here are some of the beautiful dive sites of the B.V.I.

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1) Santa Monica Rock - Off Norman Island (weather permitting)

A truly spectacular dive site and one of our favorites! The site ranges in depth from 20 to 100 feet. The underwater topography is made up of a series of rocky pinnacles, some rising to just 10 feet below the surface. At Santa Monica Rock, you may have the opportunity to see reef sharks, sea turtles and eagle rays among others.

BVI Santa Monica Rock
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2) Angelfish Reef - Norman Island

Angelfish reef runs from 30 to 80 foot depths and is exposed to the open, Caribbean Sea. As a result, it is frequented by several large and impressive, deep water species such as eagle rays and southern stingrays. The sparkling white, sandy bottom at The reef is host to many bottom dwellers including snake eels and Moray eels.

BVI Angelreef Reef

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3) The Indians - Off Norman Island

Whether scuba diving or snorkeling, the Indians are a favorite for all ages and abilities! This marvelously unique rock formation, looms out of the water from a depth of approximately 10ft to 50ft and features a tunnel which divers (with scuba equipment) may pass through to the other side. There is a spectacular variety of corals at the Indians as well as an abundance of reef fish.

BVI The Indians

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4) Rainbow Canyons - Pelican Island

This is an ideal dive site for beginner and advanced scuba divers and has a spectacular array of coral formations. Rainbow Canyons ranges in depth from 20 to 60 feet and is home to several colonies of garden eels, a huge variety of reef fish and several nurse sharks as well! Don't miss the Rainbow Canyons when you dive the BVI!!!

BVI Rainbow Canions

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5) Carrot Shoal - Between Peter & Norman Island (weather permitting)

Probably one of the more amazing night dive sites to be found anywhere, this oval-shaped reef formation is 20 to 60 feet deep and boasts resident sea turtles, beautiful French angelfish, nurse sharks and more!

BVI Coral Shoal
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7) Painted Walls - Deadchest Island (weather permitting)

It would seem as though an artist of the impressionist era had plied their skills at Painted Walls! The walls where two, underwater valleys converge are teaming in colorful sponges as well as soft and hard corals, looking remarkably similar to an artist's pallet! The main inhabitants at Painted Walls are nurse sharks, barracuda and lobsters. This BVI dive site with depths of 30 to 50 feet is a great for beginner and advanced divers.

BVI Painted walls

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8) Blonde Rock - Between Salt Island and Peter Island (weather permitting)

This spectacular, underwater amphitheater, which lies between 20 and 60 feet deep, features both large and small overhangs. There is a wide and colorful variety of coral formations and you may occasionally glimpse some sea turtles, sharks and rays of various species along with lobsters, crabs and conch.

BVI Blond Rock
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 9) The Wreck of the R.M.S. Rhone - Salt Island

Certainly the most popular and well known of all BVI dive sites, the Royal Mail Steamer "Rhone" was the setting for the hit movie "The Deep", starring Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bissett. The wreck itself is fascinating to explore with parts of her still in tact. The Rhone foundered during a hurricane and is lying in depths from 20 to 80 feet. She is colorfully decorated by a wide variety of corals and is home to several resident barracuda, sea turtles, stingrays, angelfish, yellowtail snappers and many other varieties of fish life visit the Rhone. This is a "must see" for all levels of scuba divers!

BVI The Wreck of the R.M.S. Rhone

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10) Wreck Alley - Cooper Island

Wreck diving enthusiasts will be thrilled to explore three wrecks in a row lying in 50 to 80 feet of water, on a sandy bottom and right next to a mini wall! Plenty of stingrays and a great opportunity for spectacular, underwater photography!

BVI Wreck Alley
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11) Thumb Rock - Off Cooper Island

Off Cooper Island is this intriguing rock formation which, oddly enough resembles its name, attracts a wide variety of fish life including; tarpon, queen angelfish, French angelfish and the odd sea horse has been spotted here from time to time! Depth ranges from 40ft to 70ft.

BVI Thumb Rock

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12) Alice in Wonderland

This beautiful dive site is located in South Bay on Ginger island it ranges in depth from 40ft to 100ft, there are amazing mushroom shaped coral formations throughout this dive thus the name. It is often frequented by spotted eagle rays, spade fish and stingrays. We have also seen the occassional caribbean reef shark swimming along the reefs edge.

BVI Alice in Wonderland
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13) Ginger Patches

Ginger Patches is located on the north side of Ginger island, it starts off in about 20 ft of water and slowly descends down to a depth of 70ft, it is a good alternate dive for Alice in Wonderland if the weather is rough. It has a spectacular array of coral in the shallow depths, lots of nooks and crannys for crabs and lobsters.

BVI Ginger Patches
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14) Coral Garden
As the name suggests, Coral Gardens boasts large beautiful coral formations. These consist primarily of mounds of boulder star coral and great star coral, well embellished with brain corals, tube sponges, sea fans and gorgonians. A recent addition to the dive site is the remains of Atlantic Air BVI's Shorts 360 airplane. The plane, without wings or tail, sits in the sand patch in about 40 feet of water.

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15) The Chimney
The Chimney is really two sites in one.  Directly below the moorings, in 30 to 40 feet , are several massive coral heads rising up from a sand and rubble bottom. This is the Fish Bowl, so named because of the many friendly fishes abiding here. To find the Chimney pass through the Fish Bowl heading towards the northern shore of the bay. Take the time to explore the several canyons and ridges that run parallel to shore. Work your way around the point. At a depth of around 45 feet or so, cut back and follow a canyon back towards shore. This should lead you under a large beautifully encrusted archway encrusted with cup corals and brightly colored sponges. Once through the arch you'll enter a steep-walled narrow corridor which ends with two huge rocks almost touching. The narrow slot between these two boulders is the Chimney, so named because of its resemblance to a rock-climbing formation of the same name.

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16) Mountain Point
Large coral heads, overhangs and sand patches are the basic reef structure here. Grunts, parrot fishes are common. Look for lizard fishes in and around the sand patches. In the summertime large tarpon can be seen sweeping through the huge schools of tiny fry. There are some caves and large bowls or grottos in the bedrock. Be careful of surge in the shallows. Experienced divers can venture through the "cow's mouth," exploring the narrow cut between the rock formations. Once on the other side head down the steep slope. There is generally more action here. Large jacks, barracudas and maybe a ray are possible passersby. There is a colony of garden eels in the sand here.

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