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 Miss Opportunity, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
St. Thomas is home to a fine selection of coral reefs, a wide variety of fish species and a great collection of wreck dives. The Miss Opportunity was a hospital ship that was intentionally sunk in 1985. Nowadays, she lies on her right side in 95 ft/28.9 m below the surface, on the west side of the island.
Divers can swim through lots of swim-throughs, especially at the stern and explore the decks, as the ship is almost intact. In addition, you can see schools of horse-eye jacks, barracuda, lobsters, southern stingrays, nurse sharks and hawksbill turtles, as well as colorful corals and sponges. The visibility here is good and ranges from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. You can dive this amazing site at any time of the year, due to its sheltered location.
Furthermore, the average water temperature varies from 75°F/24°C in winter to 80°F/27°C in summer. Keep in mind that you should book your dive in advance, as access to the spot is only by boat. Finally, the dive site accommodates advanced divers, due to its depth. So, if you love wreck diving, Miss Opportunity guarantees memorable moments!!!
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