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  Mountain Point: Virgin Gorda

Mountain Point Dive Site Virgin Gorda BVI

DEPTH: 20-70 FEET (6-21 M)


Large coral heads, overhangs and sand patches are the basic reef structure here. Grunts, parrotfishes and butterflyfishes are common. Look for lizardfishes in and around the sand patches. In the summertime large tarpon can be seen sweeping through the huge schools of tiny fry. There are some caves and large bowls or grottos in the bedrock. Be careful of surge in the shallows. Experienced divers can venture through the "cow's mouth," exploring the narrow cut between the rock formations. Once on the other side head down the steep slope. There is generally more action here. Large jacks, barracudas and maybe a ray are possible passersby. There is a colony of garden eels in the sand here.

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

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