Diving in the Virgin Islands
Diving while on your charter varies from yacht to yacht. Several yachts include Scuba equipment and dives are included in the price of the charter, while other yachts charge for equipment rental and diving as needed. In the case of diving on an inclusive chartered yacht, you will often be diving right from the boat or the tender. Some yachts use commercial dive companies that will come to the yacht to pick you up and take you diving with them for a 2 tank dive, (called rendezvous diving). Many yachts offer dive certification onboard the yacht with a dive instructor. Enquire about all courses available from your professional certified crew.
If you are looking for a Scuba diving vacation in the British and US Virgin Islands, our expert charter yacht broker will pair you with yachts that offer Scuba services matching your Scuba diving needs.
TIP: Wreck of the Rhone is one of the most famous dives in the world, well worth the trip to the BVI. The movie “The Deep“ was filmed at this dive site. In the USVI the most popular dive-site is “The Cow and Calf“ because of its accessibility and is great for average experienced divers. For the more advanced dives, sail on to St. Croix and experience the thrill of wall dives on the north shore of the largest US Virgin Islands.
Don’t forget: One of the best things about a private crewed yacht charter is that you can snorkel from the back of the yacht anytime anywhere! The Virgin Islands’ pristine clear blue water offers opportunities every day for snorkeling. All sailing and motor yachts provide snorkel gear, such as masks, snorkel, and fins for guests. Some of the crewed charter yachts have SeaBobs and other underwater vehicles for your use to snorkel or Scuba dive with instruction.