|The BVI - British Virgin Islands|
We can’t believe it’s been just over three years since we last dove in the British Virgin Islands (more commonly referred to as the BVI). But the memories are still fresh in our minds and the RMS Rhone is still one of our most memorable dives to-date. This November 2015 we’ll be back in Tortola on a Norwegian cruise and will see where we get to dive next; we’ll certainly use the same dive shop again.
Where to Stay
When we first visited the BVI in 2012, it was aboard a private sailing yacht, the Billy Jean, and on our honeymoon. It was adventurous and super memorable, but maybe not the ticket for everyone.
Cruise ships also make calls throughout the BVI depending on the ship’s size. Tortola is fairly common, but smaller ships and sailing yachts will call on places like Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.
And of course, there are some amazing resorts. We’ve personally visited Peter Island Resort and Spa and Little Dix Bay.
Sites We’ve Dived
RMS Rhone off Salt Island. She takes two dives to really see due to her depth, but what an amazing wreck. The seas were pretty rough that day coming around Salt Island, but it was just on the surface. Once you descended, the current was nil and the visibility just picture perfect. When you can dip just your mask in the water from the surface and see the 80 feet to the bottom, I give it an A+ plus on visibility. Our dive masters for the day were exemplary in their descriptions and background on the dive site. If you dive the Rhone, make sure you rub the lucky porthole for good luck, good love and good food!
Angel Fish Reef, Norman Island
Pelican Rock, Norman Island