Scuba Diving in Miss Opportunity, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Skill Level:
Advanced Divers
Maximum Depth:
95 ft/28.9 m
10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft
By Boat
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 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!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Charlotte Amalie
7km/4.3mi, 13mins
These are directions to get to St. Thomas Diving Club, one of the dive centers that visit the spot: Head east on Tolbod Pldn to Fort Pladsen. Take the 1st right turn at Fort Pladsen. Take the 2nd turn left onto Veterans Dr. Open right turn to stay on Veterans Dr. Turn right into Edward Wilmot / Long Bay Rd / Rte 30. Continue to follow the Rte 30. Turn left on Frenchman Bay Rd. Turn right at the Water Gate Rd. Take the 1st left turn at Bolongo.
BY CAR FROM Charlotte Amalie
2.7km/1.7mi, 5mins
These are directions to get to Blue Island Divers, one of the dive centers that visit the spot: Head east on Tolbod Pldn to Fort Pladsen. Take the 1st right turn at Fort Pladsen. Turn right onto Veterans Dr. Slight left at Subbase Rd / Rte 304. Take the 1st left turn. Your destination will be on your right.
Cyril E. King Airport,
11.1km/6.9mi 20mins

The island is not accessible by train.


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