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 Cristobal Colon, North Rock, Bermuda
Bermuda is surrounded by shipwrecks, the majority of which can be rated as amazing dive sites. But the most notable and at the same time the biggest shipwreck here is Cristobal Colon.
It was a Spanish Steam liner that sank in 1936. Nowadays it lies between North Rock and North Breaker. What makes this dive site so special is the vast number of ship parts that are almost intact, such as engines, propellers, steam turbines and the outstanding marine life. Divers are able to see soft and hard corals, an abundance of reef fish, barracuda and even sea turtles.
The average depth here is 14 m/45.9 ft and the maximum depth is 16.8 m/55.1 ft. In addition, visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. Note that access to the spot is by boat. Finally, the ideal period to visit Cristobal Colon is during spring and fall months and it accommodates both the beginner and more experienced diver.