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British Virgin Islands

Nature’s Little Secret

This British overseas territory consists of many protected anchorages and marinas, unique reef-lined sandy beaches, exciting hiking trails, delicious local restaurants, and local shops full of Caribbean flare. The calm waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel run between Tortola and many of the smaller islands. That means you’re always in sight of land and the sailing is smooth.

Two women are driving a sailboat in the ocean.

Home base on Tortola

Our summertime home base is at Hodges Creek Marina in Tortola’s East End where the Sail Caribbean Divers shop is in operation year-round. Tortola is the largest island and Road Town the capital. English is spoken and the US dollar is used as currency. Road Town is a bustling center of activity. Some spots we like to visit there include La Dolce Vita, a delicious homemade gelato and sorbet spot; HiHo, a Virgin Island based surf-shop, and Pusser’s, the only BVI “chain” restaurant with a great gift shop and island favorites. We also work closely with RiteWay Provisions and B&F Medical Clinic in Road Town throughout the summer. Get ready for more island highlights like these.

Two sailboats on a beach in the caribbean.

Award winning Islands

The British Virgin Islands have won several SCUBA Diving Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. After rating their favorite diving destinations, readers chose the BVI as First Place Winner for Top Beginner Diving, 2nd place for Top Underwater Photography, and 3rd place for Top Wreck Diving. The British Virgin Islands (aka “Nature’s Little Secrets”) aren’t a secret for divers anymore.