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  Visibles: Virgin Gorda

Visibles Dive Site Virgin Gorda BVI

DEPTH: 10-80 FEET (3-24 M)


Off the southwestern tip of Cockroach Island a pinnacle comes within a dozen feet of the surface. A large barracuda has staked out the top of the pinnacle. This slope down is thick with huge deep-water gorgonians, luxuriant -sea fans and lots of fish life. Look out into open water for eagle rays, turtles, sharks and large pelagic fishes. At about 80 feet, there is a series of ledges and then large overhangs and little caves as you come around the corner and head shallower. This area is just overflowing with fish life. There is a huge school of ghostlike bigeyes that drifts out among the boulders (similar to the glasseye snappers that hide under ledges). Highhats, angelfishes and large snappers loiter in this area. Up in the shallows next to the island, there is a fantastic maze of alleyways, tunnels, arches and monster boulders all covered with encrusting sponges, corals, hydroids and lots of fire coral.

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!