An idyllic Caribbean Isle, Saint John is blossoming with life. The smallest of the main Virgin Islands, many dive sites on Saint John are shared with its close neighbor Saint Thomas. However, there are some awesome sites that are specific to the island.
Eagle Shoals is an unforgettable spot and a divers favourite. There is a spellbinding cave known as the Cathedral, where bright sponges encrust the walls. You will see bizarre cavern dwelling species of many variations. Turtles and sting rays hang out in shallower water, giving divers lots on a shore dive. Keep an eye out for a passing whale or pod of dolphins, if your timing is just right.
Silvery horse-eye jacks, queen triggerfish, blue tang, spiny Caribbean lobster, spotted eagle rays, Creole wrasses, and cleaner gobies are just a handful of the marine life populating the underwater terrain in the Caribbean. Night dives allows you to experience octopuses, sea horses and moray eels.
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.
The only way to get to the island of St. John is by passenger ferry, charter boat, sail boat, water taxi, or car ferry from the island of St. Thomas. Ferries run between the US Virgin Islands, so hopping from place to place couldn't be simpler.