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Location: British Virgin Islands (Virgin Islands)
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The British Virgin Islands are sixty miles east of Puerto Rico and twenty miles northeast of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The highest point in the British Virgin Islands is Sage Mountain, near the rain forest in Tortola, 1800 feet above sea level.

Scuba divers and snorkelers will enjoy clear waters with abundant marine life. Other activities include sailing, windsurfing, shopping, and beachcombing the long, sandy beaches. A special attraction in Virgin Gorda is the Baths, a collection of giant boulders that form sea pools for swimming and snorkelling. The most famous dive site is the Wreck of the RMS Rhone, considered a world class underwater destination.

The British Virgin Islands are best known for perfect sailing conditions, and they also have more than 100 dive sites for underwater explorations. While the BVI may not have walls or drift diving, they do have sites full of stunning coral gardens, canyons, tunnels, caverns, grottos, and wrecks teeming with underwater life of every size and kind. They also have dive operators who like to pamper and satisfy their guests, from newly certified to advanced.

Most of the 60 islands and cays in the BVI line the 18-mile long Sir Frances Drake Channel. Many sites are in the 15' to 50' range, with others having 60' to 80' depths. Two of the deeper, easily accessible dives are the Wreck of the RMS Rhone at 80' and Ginger Island's Ginger Steps at 85'. Most dives are moored and current is almost nonexistent, providing a haven for underwater photographers. Needless to say, there are plenty of great sites to bedazzle new divers as well as the advanced or expert.

The British Virgin Islands are extremely conservation-minded and the extensive system of moorings at the most popular dive sites is maintained by the National Parks Trust and Ministry of Natural Resources which are dedicated to the preservation of reef areas and marine life.

Tortola is reached by commuter air service from San Juan or St. Thomas, and by ferry from St. Thomas or St. John, US Virgin Islands. Europeans often jet to Antigua or St. Maarten, and then take a commuter flight to Tortola.

Connections to Virgin Gorda are via flight from San Juan or St. Thomas, or ferry from Tortola or St. Thomas. Peter Island has ferry services from Beef Island Airport and the ferry dock near Road Town.

The BVI have several dive operations scattered around it's many islands and cays. All provide personalized service, guided dives, and have scuba gear for rent. Most all are affiliated with PADI, some are also affiliated with NAUI, and SSI. The members of the BVI Scuba Organization are AquaVenture, Blue Water Divers, Cuan Law, Dive BVI, Rainbow Visions Photography, SailCaribbean Divers, Sunchaser Scuba, UBS Dive Centre, Yacht Promenade, Mauricio Handler Photography, Paradise Watersports and Dive Tortola.

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Non diving activities: Lots to see and do!
Language: English
Money: USD
Stability: No travelling problems expected
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