Scuba Diving in General Rogers, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Skill Level:
All Divers
Maximum Depth:
21.3 m /69.9 ft
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.

St. Thomas is home to a collection of outstanding wreck dive sites. With an amazing array of coral reefs, a variety of fish species and crystal clear waters, this tropical destination attracts divers and snorkelers from all over the world. The majority of the locations are accessible by boat, but there are also some excellent dive spots just right from shore.

The General Rodgers was a Coast Guard vessel that lies almost intact in a channel off the northwest side of St. Thomas. Divers of all experience levels can swim through passageways and explore the decks and the open cargo holds. The ship sits upright in 21.3 m/69.9 ft of water and hosts an abundant marine life. The hulk is surrounded by colorful soft and hard corals and tube sponges. Schools of barracuda, jacks, grunts and snapper can be seen here.

The average water temperature varies from 75°F/24°C in winter to 80°F/27°C in summer and the visibility ranges from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. Keep in mind that the spot is usually affected by a strong current. In the end, you should book your dive in advance, as access to the dive site is only by boat. So, if you feel like exploring the underwater world, General Rodgers guarantees a one in a lifetime experience!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Charlotte Amalie
12km /7.4mi, 18mins
These are directions to get to Dive In, one of the dive centers that visit the spot: Head west on Tolbod Pldn to Kongens Gade. Turn right at Kongens Gade. The Kongens Gade turns slightly left and becomes Store Taarne Gade. Slight right to Dronnigens Gade. Turn left into Mafolie Rd. Take the 2nd turn right on Skyline Dr / Valdemar Sr Dr / Rte 40. Continue to follow the Rte 40. Continue to Mandahl Rd. Sharp left onto Rte 38. Turn left. Your destination will be on your right.
Cyril E. King Airport,
16.3km /10.1mi 26mins

The island is not accessible by train.


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