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  Carval Rock: Cooper Island

Carval Rock Dive Site Cooper Island BVI

DEPTH: 15-90 FEET (5-27 M)


Sitting outside the gap between Cooper and Ginger Islands, Carval Rock looks a little like a Caravel sailing ship of days past. Look for green morays and lobsters along the ledges that fall away from the rock. Closer to Carval is a jumble of huge boulders. Schools of fishes loiter in the shadows. Large whitespotted filefish, groupers, queen triggerfish and durgon move about the openings to the recesses between the boulders. Lots of fire coral and attendant jewelfish, redlip gobies and damselfishes cover the tops of the boulders. Barracudas and occasional mackerels and kingfish are in mid-water. Sponge-covered boulders, schools of French grunts and blue tang, as well as large trumpetfish hiding in the waving gorgonians, are to be found. Spotted drums and highhats lurk in the shadows beneath the boulders.

Text extracted from The Guide to Diving and Snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands by Jeff Williams, Ria O'Hagan.

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