PRLog - Aug. 26, 2012 - MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- From mid-December to mid-May, scuba diving in the BVI is at its best. Vacationers flock to the area for the sandy beaches, rich culture, and unique cuisine. Yet if they don’t explore the drops, outcrops, reefs, and wrecks that exist beneath the crystal clear waters, they’re missing out.
Scuba diving in the BVI
BVI Boat, a division of Worldwide Boat yacht charter specialists, offers two types of diving yacht charters, rendezvous and onboard. Rendezvous diving is when a local dive company meets you at your yacht to take you to the dive site. This is for anyone interested in doing the occasional dive during his vacation, whereas onboard diving is when your yacht charter crew is trained and certified in scuba diving. Many experienced divers prefer onboard diving charters and some boats even offer beginner courses. Rendezvous diving is not included in the price of your charter.
When diving in the BVI, be sure to check out some of these great dives:
• RMS Rhone: One of the most impressive dive sites in the BVI, this 310’ ocean steamer which sank off of Salt Island in 1867 is covered in bright sponges and coral.
• The Caves: This Norman Island location is great for snorkelers or beginning divers who can explore the shallow waters of a gentle slope.
• The Indians: The four rock formations that make up this dive extend to a height of 90 feet and offer some of the best sea life in its narrow passages on the ocean floor.
• Willy T: The original 90’ Baltic trader was sunk in 1995 and provides a ghostly, mysterious dive, due to the limited visibility in surrounding waters.
A vacation to the Virgin Islands would not be complete without a tour of the underwater wonderland that is accessible through one of the many interesting dive sites in the area. Contact BVI Boat at 305-396-3873 or visit http://www.bviboat.com for more information or a list of luxury yachts which offer onboard diving.