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 Tenneco Towers, Miami, Florida USA
The city is a must-destination for water sports as it provides with easy access into endless sandy beaches with sparkling waters. Miami Beach is famous for hosting a wide variety of activities. No matter what your favorite water sport is, scuba diving is a one of a kind experience.
Tenneco Towers had been used as oil platforms, originally in the Gulf of Mexico. These three oil rigs were placed in their current location in 1985 and since their sunk, they now constitute one of the most popular spots for scuba diving in the area.
The towers represent three different dive spots. The West Tenneco at a depth of 105 ft/32 m, the East Tenneco at a depth of 115 ft/35 m and the Deep Tenneco a t a depth of 190 ft/58 m. The water visibility is good and the sea current is quite strong (2 knots).
Tenneco Towers is a unique dive spot with interesting biodiversity as it is covered many soft corals. You will see large fish and sea turtles swimming in and out the towers. This dive location is suitable for advanced and professional divers only. In order to approach Tenneco Towers, charter a boat with a local guide or school from Miami Beach Marina.
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