Saturday, July 11, 2009

Diving Trip in St. Thomas island

St Thomas island is the most developed and popular of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It offers lots of activities to keep you busy everyday of your trip. You can fly high on an aerial tour or go under the sea scuba diving, get pampered with massages or spend the day hiking in the Virgin Islands National Park. A large number of vacationers make the decision to vacation in this island each year. St. Thomas is located in the Virgin Islands. The underwater world in the Virgin Islands is stunning and truly amazing.

St. Thomas island
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A enticing blend of normal American life with a jaw-dropping setting leads many to choosing a St. Thomas vacation. This Caribbean island is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in the world. Explore corals and gorgonian forest of sea fans and sea whips. Dive around caves, explore sunken boat wrecks or take a night dive and explore the fantastic world of nocturnal marine life. If you are interested in vacationing in St. Thomas, you may be wondering what fun and exciting activities await you.

You will likely find an unlined number of activities that will peak your internets. If you are looking for something that is exotic and educational all at the same time, you may want to consider scuba diving in St. Thomas. Swim among turtles, bright parrotfish, blue tangs, schools of fry and so much more. Due to its clear waters, corral reefs, and amazing sea life, St. Thomas is one of the best places in the world to go on a scuba diving adventure.

St. Thomas is well-known for its seclusion and beautiful beaches, but scuba diving is a popular underwater activity that brings in tourists from all around the world. If you are interested in scuba diving in St. Thomas, but you have never been before, you do not have to worry.

Diving at St. Thomas island
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Scuba diving lessons are obtainable for individuals who want to scuba dive, but do not know how to. After a couple of lessons, you could easily be able to enjoying diving in the clear waters. Whether you consider yourself an experienced scuba diver or just a beginner, you are encouraged to scuba dive while on a guided tour. Scuba diving tours are given by trained and experienced professionals.

In addition to knowing where to look for the best underwater treasures, you will be safe. There are too many accidents that can happen in the open waters. That is why it is advised that you travel with an experienced diver and never go diving by yourself. Since it is advised that you go scuba diving with a trained professional, you will have to find a scuba diving guide or a company that offers tours.

In St. Thomas there are a number of places. When searching for scuba diving guides, you are encouraged to examine the type of tours that are available. You may find scuba diving tours right off the coast or tours that are hosted off of a boat. While searching for scuba diving tours in St. Thomas, it is likely that you will come across the Blue Island Divers. Blue Island Divers is one the most well-known and most recommended scuba diving groups in the St. Thomas area.

Underwater Coki Point St. Thomas
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In addition to providing their services to adults, scuba diving lessons and assistance can be given to children. Blue Island Divers offer dives that are focused on underwater wreckage and coral reefs. In addition to Blue Island Divers, it is likely that you may come across a company known as Admiralty Dive Center. The Admiralty Dive Center is a state of the art facility that offers a large number of scuba diving tours. These tours often involve exploring underwater wreckage and underwater sea life.

The best conditions for diving in the islands are found during the summer and fall months, with visibility generally between 60 and 100 feet. Some sites, particularly in Pillsbury Sound, can be explored all year round as they are protected from the wind and rough seas that can affect other more open sites during the winter months. St. Thomas and St. John are close enough to each other that they share many of the same dive sites in the Pillsbury Sound area including Carval Rock, Congo Cay, Grass Cay, Mounds at Mingo, Arches and Tunnels of Thatch and Lovango Cay.

As with the Blue Island Divers, scuba diving lessons and tours are available for individuals of all ages. As previously mentioned, there are a number of scuba diving tours that may be ideal for your next family vacation or romantic getaway. You can easily search for additional scuba diving tours by requesting a vacation brochure from the St. Thomas Island. Additional information may also be obtained through your local travel agent.

Diving Boat at St Thomas
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There are more than 40 moored dive sites around St. Thomas. Most are shallow dives and many only 15 to 20 minutes away from the shore/dock. Popular dive sites include Witchoal II, Navy Barges, Cow & Calf, Frenchman’s Cap, Ledges of Little St. James, Cartanza Senora and Buck Island Cove.

Sources: destination360.com, vinow.com

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