With over 100 dive sites in the Drake Channel alone, these are some of our most popular locations:
Click here to read more about one of Tortola’s most famous wrecks, and one of the best dive sites in the Caribbean.
The Koadiak Queen
A ship which survived WWII which was decorated with an incredible Kraken structure and sunk here in Tortola with the goal of rehabilitating the heavily over-fished marine populations in ways that boost income for local dive operators and the BVI economy click here to read more…
Just off Norman Island to the west of Pelican Island are four cone-shaped rocks rising from the ocean. The Indians are home to a variety of reef fish, there are large sea fans, and small corals dot the walls. The Indians are considered to be one of the best spots for macro life in the BVI.
Along the east side is a tunnel about ten feet long, which you can pass thorough comfortably with dive gear on. The Indians is a great dive for both the novice and the experienced diver. This site also offers amazing snorkeling in the protected pools on the east side of the rocks.
Wreck Alley (Marie L. and Pat, Beata and the Island Seal)
These twin wrecks which rest against one another on a white sand bottom at 80 feet make for a unique diving experience. The Beata is a larger vessel with an interesting house to explore and the Island Seal is alongside her.
From a lush coral reef at 35 ft you gently descend to 80 ft dropping down a wall to the sand bottom. Emerging from the misty haze of these azure waters, the rusted hulls of these derelicts mysteriously appear. Similarly the thousands of tiny garden eels buried in the surrounding sands disappear upon approach and then silently reappear as you glide past. We can almost guarantee that you will see the sand covered outlines and bulging eyes of at least one stingray upon your visit to the four wrecks.
This is a site south of Pelican Island, also close to Norman Island which is great for novice divers with the depth ranging from 25 ft – 60 ft. It has extraordinary coral and marine life and you can expect to find a complete rainbow of colourful fish and coral heads rising from a sandy bottom.
There is a large colony of garden eels in the deeper part of the site alongside the coral heads.
Divers descend from their boat onto a coral encrusted plateau at about 30 ft. From there you swim over the plateau lip and descend into a maze of shadowed overhangs, narrow passages and eroded coral. This is a favourite spot for our numerous sea turtle population. With an impressive tunnel and a beautiful rainbow arch Blonde rock rates as one of our favourites.
This is a site south of Dead Chest Island, where three deep canyons carve their way into the islands south side. The depth range is around 6 ft – 60 ft and you will often find octopus and squid at this site. Hawksbill Turtles are also often seen here, as are Barracuda. The sides of the canyons are covered in sponges and soft corals and this is where the site’s name “Painted Walls” originates.
Alice in Wonderland
Another favourite, perhaps our best coral dive, you will be carried away to fairy-tale seascapes of huge mushroom corals, narrow twisting channels and beautiful cascading drapery corals.
Though as deep as 65 ft the best coral is in 45 ft region, so there is wonderful lighting and lots of air for a long dive.
You may not see the Yellow Brick Road but you will feel like you are swimming through Oz!
Because of the exposure to the wind and weather not all dive operators venture here, it is a highly weather dependent site.
M/V Iganess Bay
Crushed upon the rocky shores of Road Harbour during Hurricane Bertha, a 136 ft freighter was cleaned and then towed to it’s current resting spot on the white sandy bottom between Salt and Cooper Islands.
At 85 ft – 90 ft the Inganess Bay is a fun wreck where you can swim through the bridge, cargo holds or play with the giant loading cranes.
This is a novice dive between Salt and Cooper Islands with expansive coral gardens and where you will often find nurse sharks under the overhangs. Sea fans, gorgonians and other underwater trees decorate the bottom.
These are just a few of our amazing dive sites BVI has to offer, depending if you have a preference for either wrecks or reefs, or want to experience both, we will tailor your diving experience to ensure that you see them all in the time that you are vacationing in our islands.