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 Black Coral Forest, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Providenciales boasts one of the best beaches in the world, the famous Grace Bay Beach. It also provides luxury hotels, world-class restaurants, an international airport and a great number of watersports and leisure activities that guarantee unforgettable holidays even to the most demanding visitor.
With warm, turquoise waters and an amazing sea life with colorful, tropical fish, sea mammals and beautiful corals, Providenciales is without a doubt a very popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Black Coral Forest is a dive site on the northwest side of the island that welcomes intermediate and experienced divers. Divers can explore the wall reef that starts at 45 ft/13.7 m and drops to a ledge at about 200 ft/61 m towards the South. The wall is home to black corals and schools of fish, such as parrotfish, Caribbean sharpnose puffer and queen triggerfish.
The average depth here is 19.8 m/65 ft and the maximum is 33.5 m/109.9 ft. Currents are not strong and the water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F. Finally, visibility is very good, ranging between 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft and access to the dive site is by boat. So if you are a diving enthusiast, this place promises a once in a lifetime experience!
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