Huddled amongst the US Virgin Islands, gorgeous Saint Croix is the Caribbean's best kept secret. Mixing the richness and nutrients where the deep meets the shallows, St Criox offers a unique biodiversity. From tiny seahorses hiding out in the sea grass to pods of dolphins making waves in the deep, there are tons to explore when diving in Saint Croix. The Salt River Canyon walls, a favourite amongst divers is where you can see sponges, gorgonians, and corals, all frequented by marine life.
The wrecks of Butler Bay are a draw for avid wreck divers. There are both deep and shallow sites to be found in the bay, and a variety of ships to see. Tugboats and huge oil barges can be found in these clear waters.
Unexpected Frederiksted Pier is one of the best places to dive on St. Croix. Everything from sea horses to octopi are found near the pier. You will be surprised again and again by the abundance of marine life, with new creatures around every corner.
The Caribbean is a year round scuba diving destination with average water temperatures of 29°C in the summer and 26°C in the winter. Most divers are comfortable in short wetsuits or rash guards year-round. Visibility generally ranges from 60-100 feet/ 18-30 meters.
You can fly between St. Thomas and St. Croix or just take the ferry and not worry about time to fly rules. There are ferries that run between the US Virgin Islands, so hopping from place to place couldn't be simpler. Plus, there are taxis on St. Croix to get you where you need to go.