U.S. Virgin Islands

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Dive operators on each island head to offshore reefs teeming with colorful marine life for excellent diving. They supply all equipment, but experienced divers usually bring their own masks. Novice divers can learn basic skills through resort courses, and it's easy to do a beach dive on your own.

U.S. Virgin Islands Dive Spots

Cane Bay Wall

Dive various sections of this spectacular wall from a boat or from Cane Bay Beach. It's suitable for both novice and experienced divers.

off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Tags: water sports | outdoors | wildlife | diving | dive spot

Carvel Rock

Weather permitting, dive boats stop at Carvel Rock. Sitting like a sentinel off St. John's north coast, it’s a good place to sight schools of tarpon as well as smaller swimmers, like colorful trigger fish.

off St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Tags: water sports | outdoors | wildlife | diving | dive spot

Cow and Calf

At a depth of about 50 feet, this popular site off St. Thomas' southeast coast has canyons, ledges, arches, and tunnels to explore.

off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Tags: editor pick | water sports | outdoors | wildlife | diving | dive spot

Frederiksted Pier

Just off Frederiksted Beach, diving reveals seahorses, frog fish, and bat fish. Night divers come here for great underwater photography opportunities. The harbor sees little traffic, so the water is clear.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Tags: editor pick | water sports | outdoors | wildlife | diving | dive spot

The Wreck of the General Rogers

Dive boats from both St. Thomas and St. John head to this sunken, 180-foot U.S. Coast Guard tender off St. Thomas' north shore. It's home to coral, sponges, and schools of fish.

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Tags: editor pick | water sports | outdoors | wildlife | diving | dive spot

The Wreck of the Rhone

Although this sunken 1867 British ship sits in the nearby British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, and St. John dive operators make this worthwhile trip one or two times a week.

off Salt Island, British Virgin Islands,
Tags: water sports | outdoors | wildlife | diving | dive spot

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