Diving in the US Virgin Isalnds is easy and accessible, and offers an array of experiences for everyone. Diving can be done year-round. Water temperature is typically warm ranging from 78-83ºF (25-28ºC) and visibility is usually great at 60-100ft (18-30m).
More than 500 species of fish, 40 types of coral and hundreds of invertebrates inhabit the water. Vibrant blue tang, silvery horse-eye jacks, queen triggerfish, spiny Caribbean lobster, spotted eagle rays, Creole wrasses, and cleaner gobies are just a sampling of the marine life populating the underwater terrain. As the sun sets, octopuses, sea horses and moray eels make their appearance. Hawksbill, green, and leatherback turtles, call the USVI home and can be seen on many a dive. Lucky vacationers may even witness turtles hatching at one of the many turtle-nesting grounds. The islands of the USVI are surrounded by some of the Caribbean's healthiest reefs, and there are more than a dozen shipwrecks.
A charter yacht is the best way to see the incredible dive sites of the US Virgin Islands. On a charter yacht sailing vacation you can visit a new dive site every day, and experience some of the most beautiful, magical, unspoiled dive sites in the Caribbean.
Below you will find a sampling of some of the best dive sites in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
St John | St Thomas | Cooper Island | Jost Van Dyke | Norman Island | Peter Island | Tortola | Virgin Gorda