British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. The BVI consists of about 60 islands and cays, many of which are uninhabited. The largest islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.
The BVI has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round and is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters and coral reefs. Visitors can enjoy sailing, diving, fishing and other water-based activities.
These islands are a must-visit for their stunning natural beauty and pristine beaches. The islands are known for their vibrant local culture, delicious cuisine and relaxed atmosphere, providing a perfect escape from the stresses of daily life.
What To Expect
Scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands offers a unique and unforgettable experience, with crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life. The BVI is home to numerous dive sites suitable for all levels and features wrecks, caves and underwater formations that make each dive a unique adventure. The waters are home to a wide range of marine life, including colorful fish, turtles, rays and sometimes sharks.
Keep your eye out for:
- Eagle rays
- Nurse sharks
- Reef sharks
- Sea turtles
- Moray eels
The people of the BVI are friendly and welcoming, with a strong sense of community and family values. Music is an important part of BVI culture, with a variety of styles including reggae, calypso and soca. The cuisine of the BVI is a delicious fusion of flavors, featuring fresh seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables and spices that reflect the islands’ cultural heritage. The laid-back attitude and deep sense of community found here make the BVI a wonderful place to experience the local culture and way of life.
Bathe in the Baths
Bathing in The Baths is a popular activity for visitors to the British Virgin Islands, located on the island of Virgin Gorda. The Baths are a series of large granite boulders that form pools and grottos on the beach, creating a natural water park that is both stunning and unique. Visitors can explore the boulders by climbing, swimming and snorkeling, with a variety of pathways and underwater tunnels leading to hidden pools and secluded beaches.
Gorda Peak National Park
Visitors can head to Gorda Peak National Park to hike the Gorda Peak. The peak is home to one of the last remaining Caribbean dry forest ecosystems, making it a high priority for conservation. A lookout tower on top of the peak rewards visitors with beautiful panoramic views of the BVI.
Rhone National Marine Park
Rhone National Marine Park is a protected area located off the coast of Salt Island. It was established in 1980 to protect marine life and historic shipwrecks. The park covers approximately 800 acres and includes coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove forests. The park is popular among divers and snorkelers due to the clear waters and abundance of marine life. It also offers opportunities for fishing and boating.
What prior travelers say
“If anyone is into diving or thinking about getting into diving, Diventures is the absolute best! They make learning and travel so enjoyable! Can’t wait for my next trip with Diventures!”
Know Before You Go
Dive insurance is required on all Diventures trips. We recommen purchasing DAN dive insurance.
Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended for all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN trip insurance.
There are no adapters required. If you’re visiting from the States, you won’t need to worry about an adapter for your cell phone or computer.
The currency in the British Virgin Islands is the United States dollar (USD).
Air temperature usually varies between 74º – 89ºF. Water temperature is around 79º – 84ºF.
Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.
The official language of the British Virgin Islands is English.
Dressing casual in the British Virgin Islands is the way to go.
The tap water is generally safe to drink, though it’s best to check in advance at your hotel to be sure.
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