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 Ex-HMAS Hobart Wreck, Adelaide, South Australia Australia
The metropolitan area of Adelaide is famous for the variety and great number of diving sites it has to offer (you can visit here some of the most impressive shipwrecks in the whole world). The waters have the perfect temperature for scuba diving (warm during the summer and crystal clear during the winter), and are generally friendly and uncrowded. One of the most exciting and popular diving experiences in the whole country is the The Ex HMAS Hobart Wreck.
It was a 130 m/426 ft long guided missile destroyer that was purposely sunk in 2002, in order to create an artificial reef. The wreck lies at 30 m/98 ft below the sea level, but its tower is clearly visible from the surface at a depth of 8 m/26 ft. Divers have access to 90.000 m²/9 ha (bridge area, mess decks, gun turrets, captain’s quarters). It is the only shipwreck in the whole world, where you can penetrate the engine room! The marine life in the area is extraordinary. The spot is addressed to advanced divers.
Average viz: 15 m/49 ft. Maximum depth: 30 m/98 ft.