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  Coral Gardens: Peter Island

Coral Gardens Dive Site Peter Island BVI

DEPTH: 15-35 FEET (5-11 M)



Coral Gardens is a friendly site on the northeast side of Dead Chest Island. There are scores of large coral mounds capped with beautiful and healthy formations of brain, star and sheet corals. Filefishes, chub, large snappers and barracuda patrol the midwater realm, while goatfishes, grunts, damselfishes and squirrelfishes inhabit the reef structure along with large sea fans and beautiful gorgonians. Numerous overhangs host brightly colored encrusting sponges and jawfish live in burrows in the sand. Closer to shore there is a long overhang. Good luck trying to find the hidden anchor. Hint: it's near a flat tunnel. While most BVI dive sites consist primarily of coralfestooned rock (fascinating though that topography may be), this site is rich in massive luxuriant coral heads - a true coral garden. You can snorkel at this site, but only on very calm days. Watch out for boat traffic

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

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ONBOARD diving from a charter yacht is by far the best choice if you are planning a scuba diving trip in the Virgin Islands:

Your Captain will help you choose the perfect dive site - you sail up to the site - hook up to a mooring ball - dive in some of the world's best diving waters, and when you're done you climb back aboard your yacht to be met by the chef with a most welcome snack.

No need to wait for a commercial dive operator - then getting on a stinky diesel dive boat with strangers and taking time to get to and from the dive site - using up half the day.

Nothing beats a USVI or BVI catamaran yacht charter for ease and convenience when Scuba Diving in the Virgin Islands.

An awesome liveaboard scuba diving experience you will never forget!