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  Rye Reef: St Thomas

Rye Reef Dive Site St Thomas USVI

Rye Reef is often the companion dive to the wreck of the Cartanser Senior. Starting in shallow water, divers slowly descend along the fingers of reef which extend out towards the South. Lobsters, eels, grouper, turtles, rays and countless tropical fish inhabit this area. A popular site for divers, the Yellowfin Snappers have come to recognize divers as a possible source of food. They usually accompany us throughout the dive following along as if they were part of our "school." Another unique creature visible to the observant diver is the garden eel. These graceful creatures appear to be sea grass at first glance, are about as thin as a pencil and back down into their burrows in the sand the closer you get. There can be hundreds of these eels in the sand flats giving the illusion of a vast grass patch.

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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!