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  Wreck of the Chikuzen: Tortola

Wreck of the Chikuzen Dive Site Tortola BVI

DEPTH: 40 to 75 feet


Considered to be one of the best dives in the BVI, due to its remote location, 12 miles NW of Virgin Gorda, this site should only be attempted with experienced dive instructors. The Chikuzen, a 246-foot refrigeration vessel originally built in Japan, was part of the fishing fleet in St Maarten. Situated 12 miles NE of Virgin Gorda surrounded by miles of sand, this is the only place for marine life to congregate. Regular visitors include schooling barracuda, horse-eye jacks and snappers, stingrays, eagle rays, african pompano, atlantic spadefish, nurse sharks, and blacktip reef sharks, along with a resident 600 lb. jewfish. This is a challenging site due to regular swells in the three to five foot range, please check for current conditions.

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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!