Lake Michigan, the second largest of the Great Lakes of North America by volume and the third largest by surface area, is actually the only one located entirely within the United States. With its basin conjoining with that of Lake Huron to the east and having the same surface elevation, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are technically a single lake. The large size of the Lakes and the fact that they are prone to sudden and harsh storms increases the risk of water travel and has led hundreds of ships to their end.
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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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