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 LBTS Biorock Reef, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
Despite the fact that the area is located outside of the tropics, it features a tropical rain forest climate with hot and humid summers with an average temperature of 86–90°F (30–32°C) and warm and dry winters with an average temperature of 75–82°F (24–28°C). Perfect weather conditions to enjoy the beautiful sea and sun.
LBTS Biorock Reef is the first man made fisheries habitat project in America, where by using a new technology called Biorock, speeds up the growth and life of corals, thus providing shelter and food for fish populations. This pilot project is located in Lauderdale-by-the-sea area, south of Anglin’s Pier and can be accessed from the shore.
Scuba diving there is a unique experience. The maximum depth of the Biorock Reef is at 12.1 ft/3.7 m with low currents and good visibility. Suitable for all skill levels and ages, the spot is home to a very interesting marine biodiversity with colorful fish and amazing corals.
LBTS Biorock Reef represents the power of technology and the will of man to preserve and protect nature’s fragile ecosystem and bring it back to life as it should be. The diving location can be easily spotted from the beach. Look for the buoys with the solar panels and while diving, avoid touching the corals and the sponges.
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