Sail Caribbean Diving Destinations
Our teen scuba diving destinations generally offer dives between 40 to 60 feet with visibility up to an amazing 100 feet!
British Virgin Island Dive Sites
The British Virgin Islands have won several SCUBA Diving Magazine 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards. After rating their favorite diving destinations, readers chose the BVI as First Place Winner for Top Beginner Diving, Second Place for Top Underwater Photography, and Third Place for Top Wreck Diving. The British Virgin Islands (aka “Nature’s Little Secret”) aren’t a secret for divers anymore. Come see for yourself!
Here are just some of the great sites you'll enjoy:
The Wreck of the RMS Rhone
Rated one of the best wreck dives in the world and made famous in the movie The Deep, this 310-foot cargo ship sank in 1867 and is still well-preserved, including the cannon, crow's nest, and bowsprit. On a night dive, you'll see the underwater world come to life with phosphorescence and fascinating nocturnal creatures.
At this aptly named site, your dive begins with a trip through a winding channel blanketed with living sponges and rainbow coral. A chamber, lit from above by the sun and populated by spotted drums and friendly nurse sharks, leads to the chimney – swim through to a vibrant coral garden.
Alice in Wonderland
This dreamy underwater garden of intricate sea fans and mushroom coral is home to colorful marine characters such as the yellowhead wrasse, snout-nose butterfly fish and dozens of beautiful Caribbean lobster. The site draws its name from the forest of large Mushroom corals growing on the seabed.
Jutting out of the water off the coast of Norman Island stands a row of four impressive rocks. But it's the 50 feet of rock below the surface that attract an abundance of marine life. Beautiful tropical fish first capture your attention, but look carefully and you’ll see a variety of miniature reef creatures among the corals.
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Leeward Island Dive Sites
Referred to as Saba's nursery, this site is one of the best shallow dive sites in the Leeward Islands. At depths of just 25 feet, and up to 50 feet, you can inspect small caves and explore between huge boulders. Hawksbill turtles, Southern stingrays, octopus, and juvenile Spotted Drum fish are often seen scurrying among the rocks.
Man o’ War Shoals, Saba
Twin peaks rising up from the rock structure that lies 70 feet below the surface create an amazing underwater environment at Man o’ War Shoals. This multi-level dive spot has much to offer as you spiral in and out between the two peaks. A variety of diverse marine organisms, including black coral and schools of Sergeant Major fish, call this site home.
The Monkey Shoals, Nevis
This two square mile reef has several amazing dive sites along it ranging from 40 to 100 feet. Because it is located so far off shore, approximately 2 miles, the visibility is unbeatable! You’ll spot friendly Nurse Sharks, Flying Gunards, and beautiful Angelfish swimming among the Pillar, Brain and Elkhorn coral—check under coral ledges for spiny Caribbean lobster as well.
Pain du Sucre, St. Barths
Just outside the port of Gustavia lies the remarkable dive site Pain du Sucre. This massive rock pinnacle spans from 70 feet below the surface to 50 feet above the surface and is often engulfed by large schools of Blue Tangs, Sergeant Majors, and Chromis fish. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional Sea Turtle or Eagle Ray to come gliding by.