Tortola Scuba Diving & Watersports
The waters in and around the British Virgin Islands are remarkably clear, making Tortola scuba diving one of the more popular activities there. Certified divers can visit coral reefs, explore sunken shipwrecks, and navigate mysterious underwater caves - Tortola scuba has something to offer for divers of all levels. There are Tortola scuba operators spread across the island, available for charter tours, equipment rental, as well as dive training. Blue Waters Divers and Baskin' in the Sun are just a couple of the options that Tortola scuba divers have. The trips they offer, similarly, are some of the most diverse in the entire Caribbean.
There are a few great Tortola scuba spots that most dive operators will visit on a chartered day trip. South of Tortola, Blonde Rock and the Painted Walls are sure to satisfy any Tortola scuba enthusiast. The highlight of both is beautiful coral formations, and colorful tropical fish make their home throughout this region. Alice in Wonderland is a fabulous site south of Ginger Island, where a sloping wall makes for a great deep Tortola scuba dive - the area gets in name from the large mushroom-shaped coral that inhabits it. Possibly the most famous of Tortola scuba sites, and one of the best spots to visit in the entire Caribbean, is the wreck of the RMS Rhone, a British mail steamer sunk off of Salt Island in 1867. The ship is in several pieces and at varying depths, making it a popular stop for snorkeling as well as Tortola scuba.
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