The Virgin Islands of the United States, or the U.S. Virgin Islands lie in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. This group of islands consist of the main islands of Saint Thomas, which is home to the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint John, Saint Croix, Water Island and other surrounding minor islands.The climate here is classified as tropical savanna climate, mostly affected by moderate trade winds.
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Scuba Diving in Big Tunnels, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
This tropical paradise provides a vast number of beautiful beaches, plenty of accommodation options and restaurants with great cuisine, but most of all excellent dive sites. Dive enthusiasts can experience an incredible marine life, amazing walls, caves and tunnels. The most popular dive locations lie on the west side of the island, due to the diversity of dives and the calm sea conditions. Big Tunnels is one of them!
The spot features a huge coral arch, which drops off to the wall at 30.5-33.5 m/100-110 ft. As its name implies, there are many tunnels, swim-through opportunities and crevices that are waiting to be explored. In addition, divers can also see Orange Tube sponges, eagles rays, tarpons, spiny lobsters, turtles and much more. The average depth here is 15.2 m/49.9 ft and the maximum depth is 30.5 m /100.1 ft. In addition, visibility is very good and varies from 23 m/75.4 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft.
Big Tunnels is suitable for advanced divers. Keep in mind that the spot has currents, so be careful. Last but not least, diving here is great all year round, but the best season runs from December till April. So, if you are a scuba diving lover, Big Tunnels guarantees a lifetime experience!!!
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