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Wreck of the Chikuzen Dive Site Tortola British Virgin Islands

Wreck of the Chikuzen


DEPTH: 40 to 75 feet Considered to be one of the best dives in the BVI, due to its remote location, 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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