By Lynn Seldon
This consultant takes you to the simplest the islands need to provide, either above and under the water's floor. Underwater fans will enjoy the bright descriptions of dive websites, from the spoil of the Chikuzen simply off Virgin Gorda to the Painted partitions of Norman Island. all the dives is selected for appearance, marine lifestyles, or the problem it bargains. intensity, energy of currents, accessibility, marine lifestyles you'll come upon, point of workmanship required and specific sights are coated. This consultant is geared toward the dive visitor, not only the diver. It deals info on sightseeing, eating, and lodgings. additionally, you will locate touch numbers for watersports operators, stables, and boat constitution businesses. procuring is roofed within the advisor to boot. geared toward the dive visitor, this booklet takes you to the simplest areas the islands need to provide, either above and less than the water. There are vibrant descriptions of the dive websites and every one profiled is selected for its appearance, marine existence or the problem it deals. The intensity, energy of currents, accessibility, marine existence you'll come across, point of expertise required and designated attractions are lined. a different part covers scientific and shuttle assurance for divers.
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There is a good selection of formations and fish. 12. Painted Walls, Norman Island (20'-50'; intermediate to expert): The vertical portions of this dive are a colorful cornucopia and that's how the site got its name. Divers will delight at the kaleidoscope of colors created by encrusting corals and sponges on the walls of four long gullies. With typically excellent visibility, this is a diver and operator favorite in the BVI. 13. Carrot Shoal, Norman Island (10'-60'; intermediate to expert): This large ridge dive is filled with hiding places.
Rainbow Canyon, Norman Island (15'-50'; novice to expert): This popular and colorful dive is ideal for all levels. Large coral heads are interspersed throughout the site, creating busy areas for marine life (and exploring divers). This is a colorful and easy introductory BVI dive. 16. Ringdove Rock, Norman Island (10'-60'; novice to expert): Another easy introductory BVI dive, Ringdove Rock is a great pinnacle to explore. The rock face features lots of nooks and crannies for eels and lobster, as well as stunning coral formations.
From the depths of the Caribbean to the shores of Anegada, the BVI are waiting to be discovered by dive travelers. Tourism Offices For basic information and informative brochures, call (800) 8358530 (New York) or (800) 232-7770. For more detailed information and advice, contact the office of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board nearest you: 370 Lexington Ave. , Ste. 305 San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 775-0344 PO Box 134 Road Town Tortola, BVI (809) 494-3134 Page 21 Getting There By Air The BVI aren't among the easiest islands in the Caribbean to reach, but that has kept tourism development and encroachment to a minimum.