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  Snapper Valley: St Thomas

Snapper Valley Dive Site St Thomas USVI

DEPTH: 40-80 ft


Coral mounds decorate the seascape at Snapper Valley. This dive site is located on the north side of Buck Island. Gorgonians and fan leaf algae cover the sea floor leading you over the edge of the reef where plate corals form dramatic overhangs. These overhangs house a wide variety of marine life passing the day in shade. If you peer underneath, you are likely to spot glass eye snappers, spotted drums, and occasionally nurse sharks! Enjoy the landscapes as schools of Creole wrasse pass by with blue tangs tagging along. Since Buck Island is a turtle preserve, there is always the possibility of spotting a Hawksbill munching away on the algae. Another point of interest at this site is an anchor dating back to the 1700's! This artifact is coral encrusted, but is an excellent find

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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!