Top 5 Things To Know About Diving in the Virgin Islands

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Diving in the Virgin Islands

Diving in the Virgin Islands is the only way to experience the full spectrum of what nature has to offer in this destination. The islands are spectacular above sea level, but under the sea is where you’ll encounter the real magic. Whether you’re an avid diver or have never dove in your life, diving in the Virgin Islands has it all for you.

1. New Divers Can be Certified by PADI Dive Instructors During a Yacht Charter

Get PADI Certified on a Yacht Charter

Stepping right off of your private chartered yacht to explore the renown Virgin Island’s reefs and wreck dives offers the best classroom imaginable. Just be sure to complete the PADI e-learning online and confined water sessions with your local dive shop at home to save time and optimize your vacation time.

2. Options for Diving During a Yacht Charter

Scuba Diving Lesson

1) Charter a yacht with a Dive Master (for certified divers) or Dive Instructor (for new divers) on board as crew, as well as dive equipment.

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2) Organize “Rendezvous Dives” with a licensed dive company, meaning your yacht will not have dive equipment on board, so a licensed dive company will come to meet you enroute for each of your dives. Your broker and crew will assist you with arrangements.

3. Diversity of Routes

Wreck Diving in the BVI

Wreck dives including the famous Rhone and Chicuzen, coral reefs teeming with fish, sea turtles, rays and bright coral, a 600 lb jewfish, swim throughs, epic night dives and warm, calm waters most of the year, make the Virgin Islands one of the world’s most incredible destinations for novice to experienced divers alike. 

4. Sublime Diving Conditions

Perfect Diving Conditions Every Day in the Virgin Islands

The average water temperature in the Virgin Islands is 82°F and the average air temperature is 86°F. The proximity of the islands means most dive sites are in protected waters. Therefore forget the need for thick wetsuits and dives being spoiled by gnarly conditions. Here you can step right off your privately chartered yacht right into perfect diving conditions nearly any day of the year.

5. Diving During a Yacht Charter is the Best Bet for Adventure, Convenience and Luxury

Relaxing on Yacht While others Scuba Dive

Often times not everyone on a charter wants to dive. But for those that do, it’s the most exciting, essential part of the journey. Chartering a yacht with crew who are also professional divers means nobody has to have their ideal vacation disrupted. While divers are out diving, the others can enjoy all of the amenities of being onboard, enjoy other water sports or head ashore. 

The yachts we’ve featured below all offer dive equipment and licensed Dive Masters or Dive Instructors on board. For more details and images on diving the Virgin Islands check out our activities page and contact us at Blu Charters anytime. We’d love to answer your questions and get you set up to explore the best of the Virgin Islands.

Featured Yachts with Dive Equipment and Licensed Dive Instructors:

KESTREL

Kestrel BVI 58.5 Ft Catamaran

58.5 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 10 Guests in 4 Cabins

YES DEAR

Kestrel BVI 58.5 Ft Catamaran

58.0 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Cabins

BRAVEHEART

Kestrel BVI 58.5 Ft Catamaran

58.0 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 9 Guests in 4.5 Cabins

BLISS

Bliss BVI 58 Ft Catamaran

58.0 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Cabins

ZINGARA

Akasha BVI 76ft Catamaran

76.0 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Cabins

TRANQUILITY

Tranquility BVI 76ft Catamaran

76.0 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 12 Guests in 6 Cabins

ELYSIUM

Kestrel BVI 58.5 Ft Catamaran

62.0 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 7 Guests in 4 Cabins

LONDON SKY

London Sky BVI 62 Ft Catamaran

62.0 Ft Catamaran

Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Cabins