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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.

Dive sites and dive shops in the United States Virgin Islands

Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.

Common marine life sightings for United States Virgin Islands

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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
UTC-04:00
Phone
+1340
Currency
USD
Voltage
110 V
Pressure
Pounds/square inch (psi)
Plug
A, B
Languages
English
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Henry E Rohlsen (STX)

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