Diving in the British Virgin Islands

Dive Guide for the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. BVI is known for their pristine turquoise waters, shipwrecks, stunning coral reefs, and diverse marine life.

The Wreck of the RMS Rhone is one of the most famous dive sites in the BVI. This British mail ship sank in 1867 during a hurricane and is now a popular wreck dive. It is located near Salt Island and offers an opportunity to explore its intact structure and discover marine life that has made the wreck its home.

The Dogs are a group of small uninhabited islands near Virgin Gorda. The dive sites here feature stunning coral gardens, underwater tunnels, and walls teeming with marine life. Divers can encounter a variety of fish, including parrotfish, sergeant majors, and angelfish.

British Virgin Islands Dive Sites

Types of dives in the British Virgin Islands

Boat Salt water Swim through Deep (80ft/24.5m) Current Wreck Wall Cavern Shore

Water Temperature

When to dive in the British Virgin Islands

The dry season (November to May) is the peak diving season in the BVI offering generally sunny weather, calm seas, and excellent visibility. Water temperatures range from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (mid-20s to mid-30s Celsius), providing comfortable diving conditions.

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