WRECK OF THE R.M.S. RHONE – SALT ISLAND
The Royal Mail Steamer “Rhone” was featured in the film “The Deep”. This is a memorable site to discover with parts of the ship still unbroken. The wreck is 20-80 feet deep with colourful Corals, Barracuda, Sea Turtles, Stingrays, Angelfish & Yellowtail Snappers. Certainly the most popular and well known of all BVI dive sites, the Royal Mail Steamer "Rhone" was the setting for the hit movie "The Deep", starring Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bissett. The wreck itself is fascinating to explore with parts of her still in tact. The Rhone foundered during a hurricane and is lying in depths from 20 to 80 feet. She is colourfully decorated by a wide variety of corals and is home to several resident barracuda, sea turtles, stingrays, angelfish, yellowtail snappers and many other varieties of fish life visit the Rhone. This is a "must see" for all levels of scuba divers!
THE INDIANS – off NORMAN ISLAND
Great for diving or snorkelling with it rocks structure emerging from the water. For divers this is around 10-50 feet deep with a tunnel you can pass through to the other side. There is a profusion of reef fish to be observed & an extravaganza of multi-coloured Corals. Whether scuba diving or snorkelling, the Indians are a favourite for all ages and abilities! This marvellously unique rock formation, looms out of the water from a depth of approximately 10ft to 50ft and features a tunnel which divers (with scuba equipment) may pass through to the other side. There is a spectacular variety of corals at the Indians as well as an abundance of reef fish.
RAINBOW CANYONS – PELICAN ISLAND
Impressive Coral arrangements to be seen here. Site is around 20-60 feet deep. There is a settlement of Garden Eels, assortment of Reef Fish & Nurse Sharks in this area. This is an ideal dive site for beginner and advanced scuba divers and has a spectacular array of coral formations. Rainbow Canyons ranges in depth from 20 to 60 feet and is home to several colonies of garden eels, a huge variety of reef fish and several nurse sharks as well! Don't miss the Rainbow Canyons when you dive the BVI!!!
ANGLEFISH REEF – NORMAN ISLAND
30-60 feet deep & open to the elements of the Caribbean Sea. You will see ample notable fish, Eagle Rays, Stingrays, Snake & Moray Eels on the pale sea bed. Angelfish reef runs from 30 to 80 foot depths and is exposed to the open, Caribbean Sea. As a result, it is frequented by several large and impressive, deep water species such as eagle rays and southern stingrays. The sparkling white, sandy bottom at The reef is host to many bottom dwellers including snake eels and Moray eels.
WRECK ALLEY – COOPER ISLAND
A must for wreck divers, 50-80 feet deep with a small wall nearby. Abundance of Stingrays to be seen here and some great photography to be had. Wreck diving enthusiasts will be thrilled to explore three wrecks in a row lying in 50 to 80 feet of water, on a sandy bottom and right next to a mini wall! Plenty of stingrays and a great opportunity for spectacular, underwater photography!
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – SOUTH BAY GINGER ISLAND
A stunning dive site 40-100 feet deep with mushroom shaped Coral. Spotted Eagle Rays, Spade Fish, Stingrays, sometimes and a Caribbean Reef Shark along the reefs edge. This beautiful dive site is located in South Bay on Ginger island it ranges in depth from 40ft to 100ft, there are amazing mushroom shaped coral formations throughout this dive thus the name.It is often frequented by spotted eagle rays, spade fish and stingrays. We have also seen the occasional Caribbean reef shark swimming along the reefs edge.
THUMB ROCK - OFF COOPER ISLAND
Off Cooper Island is this intriguing rock formation which, oddly enough resembles its name, attracts a wide variety of fish life including; tarpon, queen angelfish, French angelfish and the odd sea horse has been spotted here from time to time! Depth ranges from 40ft to 70ft.
Ginger Patches is located on the north side of Ginger island, it starts off in about 20 ft of water and slowly descends down to a depth of 70ft, it is a good alternate dive for Alice in Wonderland if the weather is rough.It has a spectacular array of coral in the shallow depths, lots of nooks and crannys for crabs and lobsters.