Find a Dive Shop Replace your Card

Diving in the United States Virgin Islands

Explore diving in the United States Virgin Islands

Sitting pretty in the Caribbean, 60 km east of Puerto Rico, you’ll find the US Virgin Islands. If ever a tropical island chain had something for everyone, this is it. There are three main islands, all with with unique personalities.

St. Thomas is a lively island boasting an impressive reef edge, the perfect place for turtles, lobsters and eels to call home. Carvel Rock is a must for divers who find themselves on St. John's island. Often refereed to as a drift dive, keep an eye out for nurse sharks, squid, octopus and stingrays passing you. The island of St. Croix offers a variety of canyons, swim-throughs and plunging cliffs decorated with sponges and sea fans.

The diversity of the US Virgin Islands means that divers are sure to find the island that fits their vacation dreams and diving desires.

When to dive in the United States Virgin Islands

The U.S Virgin Islands offer consistently warm sunny weather all year making this the perfect place for divers to visit at any time.

White and blacktip reef sharks cruise around the islands throughout the year but if you're lucky, you may spot a hammerhead or tiger shark. January-March is the best time to catch a glimpse of the magnificent humpback whale, whilst February- August sees loggerhead turtles make an appearance.

Where to dive in the United States Virgin Islands

Book your diving in the United States Virgin Islands

Common marine life sightings for United States Virgin Islands

More Information

For diving in the United States Virgin Islands, International flights arrive at Cyril E. King Airport (STT) on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) on St. Croix. You get to St. John by ferry from St. Thomas.

The island of St. John is accessible by ferry from the nearby island of St. Thomas. Once on the island, the best way to get around is by car, although all three island offer a public bus service.

Time Zone
110 V
Pounds/square inch (psi)
A, B
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX)
Carry Your Card with Pride!
Showcase your diving skills with a new PADI certification card in eCard or waterproof card made from recycled materials. Limited supply!
Get Yours Now
Stay Connected In and Out of the Water
PADI Club™ is your way to meetup with divers, keep your skills fresh, and take your diving to the next level with a FREE annual magazine subscription, discounted PADI eLearning courses + more!

Popular courses: United States Virgin Islands

United States Virgin Islands: top locations for diving


Save that favourite

With a PADI Travel account, you can favourite dive operators to come back to later on any device or computer

Log in or sign up