Diving the Virgin Islands - Jan 2012
Paula and I had the opportunity to dive the Virgin Islands in January aboard the sailboat Juliet.
We prefer diving the U.S.. Virgin Islands but we were only able to dive just a few dives there. We did manage to dive the Whitshoal, an LST. We are always humbled to dive this shio since Paula's father served on a LSI during WWII.
Paula and I were disappointed we din't sail to St. Croix to dive the Frederiksted Pier. It is one of the best dives in the Virgin Islands.That evening, we crossed over to the British Virgin Islands. We circled an area for several hours before Captain Rudy anchored. We were able to dive the Rhone and a couple of other wrecks.
The rest were reef dives. The condition of the reefs in the British Virgin Islands was not near a good as the US Virgin Islands. Paula and I did one night dive and were talked out of the rest. We were told that we were the only two who wanted to do the night dive, then we heard one of the crew telling another pair that they were the only one that wanted to do the night dive.
The Wreck of the Cartanza
Overall we had a good time. It did not compare though to the trip we had with Captain Brandon a couple of years before. Our first trip to the Virgin Islands with Captain John was also great.