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  Navy Barges: St Thomas

Navy Barges Dive Site St Thomas USVI

DEPTH: 25-40 ft

Just a short ride away from the hustle and bustle of Charlotte Amalie's shopping district, the wreck of the Navy Barges is a wonderful treat for any diver, beginner or advanced. The wreck consists of two sunken Navy barges which came to rest on this spot thanks to the post World War II U.D.T. (underwater demolition team) training efforts. The two barges are situated parallel to each other just out of sight of each other so the journey from barge #1 to barge #2 affords divers the chance to spot large Southern Stingrays and turtles on the eel grass and sand flats between. The walls are encrusted with a myriad of intricate corals and marine creatures and the corridors provide shelter for numerous fish and eels. At certain times, large nurse sharks can be observed in one of the holds. Because of its shallow depth, maximum of 45 feet, divers can explore this wreck site at a leisurely pace. It is also one of our favorite night dive spots.

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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!