Grand Traverse Bay is a 32 mi/ 51km long and a 10 mi/ 16 km wide bay, divided in two parts by the old Mission Peninsula. The Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve, founded in 2005, holds the wrecks of many ships lost in the area the previous years.
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Scuba Diving in General Rogers, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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!!!
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